Mark E Lawrence

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Molecular PorA subtyping provides information that increasingly requires the adaptation of standard public health approaches to outbreak management. We report an outbreak of a rare subtype of meningococcal infection not previously identified in the United Kingdom (UK). The outbreak occurred in the Warwickshire area in England between February and June 2013.(More)
Experiments were conducted in anesthetized dogs to determine the mechanism primarily responsible for the increase in myocardial contractile function during intravenous infusion of nicotine. Myocardial function was assessed regionally by measuring segment shortening using ultrasonic dimension gauges. The role of cardiac neural stimulation in the absence of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility of an assay for urinary levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the potential usefulness of urinary MMPs as a marker of coronary atherosclerosis or acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS AND RESULTS We measured urine and plasma MMP-9, MMP-2 and urine tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP-1) in patients(More)
Troponin-T was measured in patients with chest pain and negative creatine phosphokinase-MB isoenzymes. Patients with elevated troponin-T had a significantly greater risk of cardiac events over the next 6 months than patients with normal troponin-T.
Enoxaparin is being used more frequently in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this study, we determined the effect of intravenous enoxaparin on activated clotting time (ACT) measurements in the setting of PCI. In 67 consecutive patients, either 1 mg/kg intravenous enoxaparin alone was given for anticoagulation or 0.75 mg/kg(More)
We have presented an unusually swift progression of progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), with death from cardiogenic shock in a 22-year-old woman who had severe hypertension and acute renal insufficiency. She arrived at our hospital with pericardial tamponade and shock. Despite initial improvement after pericardiocentesis, the patient's condition soon(More)
Manual hemostasis facilitated by a SyvekPatch with 1 hour of bedrest after coronary angiography using 6Fr catheters was evaluated in a study of 200 patients. There were no major adverse events and 2% minor adverse events, all of which were managed successfully with additional bedrest of 1 to 2 hours. The findings suggest that the 1-hour bedrest protocol(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to describe the longitudinal pattern of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) consumption in a cohort of long-term users (defined as use for >1 year). METHOD We carried out longitudinal analysis of prescription data derived from GPs' computer records. Subjects were recruited through 15 general practices in the former Oxford, South West and(More)
Rheolytic thrombectomy (RT) is useful in certain percutaneous coronary interventions but may be associated with transient bradyarrhythmias. Clinicians have devised numerous strategies to deal with these arrhythmias apart from transvenous right ventricular pacing, some of which are described in other parts of this supplement. We report the Scott & White(More)
Temporary pacing is occasionally required during percutaneous coronary artery interventions. This can be accomplished by the insertion of a temporary transvenous pacemaker wire into the right ventricle, but there is some risk and inconvenience associated with this approach. Temporary pacing using the coronary artery guidewire was described in 1985 but is(More)