Margaret Matthews

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Detailed understanding of the epidemiology of Campylobacter is increasingly facilitated through use of universal and reproducible techniques for accurate strain differentiation and subtyping. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) enables discriminatory subtyping and grouping of isolate types into genetically related clonal complexes; it also has the advantage(More)
In a study of Campylobacter infection in northwestern England, 2003-2006, C. jejuni multilocus sequence type (ST)-45 was associated with early summer onset and was the most prevalent C. jejuni type in surface waters. ST-45 is likely more adapted to survival outside a host, making it a key driver of transmission between livestock, environmental, and human(More)
This paper discusses a qualitative, grounded theory study of partners' perspectives on gynaecological cancer that compared their experience of illness with that of the cancer patient. The study investigated, through unstructured interviews, gender differences in attitude to, and communication about, serious illness, with particular reference to coping and(More)
This study uses multilocus sequence typing (MLST) to investigate the epidemiology of Campylobacter coli in a continuous study of a population in Northwest England. All cases of Campylobacter identified in four Local Authorities (government administrative boundaries) between 2003 and 2006 were identified to species level and then typed, using MLST.(More)
In rat sympathetic ganglia decentralization by preganglionic denervation leads to intraganglionic sprouting of adrenergic nerve and also in an intraganglionic increase of peptidergic fibres immunoreactive (IR) for substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related peptide. We explored the time-course of the post-denervation changes in intraganglionic nerve fibres(More)
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