Matthew J Fassett

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This paper reports in part on the Building Connections in Aged Care Project about developing quality clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students in residential aged care in Tasmania, Australia. Informed by an action research approach, and using multi-methods data collection, the three-stage project explored issues impacting on students'(More)
The molecular forms of immunoreactive pancreatic cationic trypsin in sera of patients with acute pancreatic inflammation have been characterized using a radioimmunoassay technique that is capable of detecting trypsinogen as well as trypsin bound to alpha 1-antitrypsin. Trypsin bound to alpha 2-macroglobulin is not immunoreactive under normal assay(More)
INTRODUCTION The 'Building connections in aged care' project sought to investigate quality clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students in residential aged care facilities in Tasmania, Australia. BACKGROUND Aged care reportedly holds little attraction to student nurses as an employment option, exacerbating problems with recruiting staff into the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence and format of medical morning handover report (MMHR) in Australian hospitals. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Questionnaire survey faxed to 76 Australian hospitals accredited for basic physician training by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). The survey was conducted in 2005. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
The substrate specificity of human pancreatic elastase 2 was investigated by using a series of peptide p-nitroanilides. The kinetic constants, kcat and Km, for the hydrolysis of these peptides revealed that this serine protease preferentially hydrolyzes peptides containing P1 amino acids which have medium to large hydrophobic side chains, except for those(More)
In a previous report [Largman, C., Brodrick, J.W., Geokas, M.C., Sischo, W.M., & Johnson, J.H. (1979) J. Biol. Chem. 254, 8516-8523] it was demonstrated that human proelastase 2 and alpha 1-protease inhibitor react slowly to form a complex that is stable to denaturation with sodium dodecyl sulfate and beta-mercaptoethanol and that the zymogen can be(More)
The inactivation of human pancreatic elastase 2 (EC by a series of peptide chloromethyl ketones has been investigated. Among a series of compounds with the structure X-Ala-Ala-Pro-Y-CH2Cl (where X=acetyl-, succinyl-, methylsuccinyl-, or H-), the kinetic parametrs for inhibition of elastas 2 depend markedly on the amino acid (Y) in the P1(More)
A peak of immunoreactive pancreatic elastase 2 with a molecular weight consistent with that of a complex of elastase 2 and alpha 1-protease inhibitor (also referred to as alpha 1-antitrypsin) can be detected by radioimmunoassay in normal human serum or plasma (Geokas et al., J. Biol. Chem. 252:61-67, 1977). This material has been purified by gel filtration(More)
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