Michael Connolly

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Ocular dominance stripes in the striate cortex of a macaque monkey were labeled by autoradiography after injection of [3H]proline into one eye. The stripes were reconstructed on a representation of the flattened cortical surface by two independent techniques: one used computer graphics, and the other was the manual unfolding procedure of Van Essen and(More)
AIMS To understand the perspective of hospital-based health professionals with regard to preparing patients for discharge from an acute hospital in England. BACKGROUND The hospital experience in England over recent years is characterised by increasing admission rates and decreasing length of stay. Legislation and policy initiatives have also focussed upon(More)
Nursing students are increasingly undertaking paid term-time employment to finance their living expenses and studies. However the type and duration of this part-time work is unknown; furthermore there is a limited evidence on the extent to which this part-time employment is impacting on academic performance and the student's experience of higher education.(More)
Constipation can cause unnecessary discomfort and suffering for patients, and there appears to be a lack of awareness among nurses and doctors about its cause, impact and management. A large proportion of the evidence for the assessment and management of constipation in the context of palliative care is derived from the perspective of advanced cancer and(More)
BACKGROUND The 'ABC for life' programme was designed to facilitate the wider dissemination of basic life support (BLS) skills and knowledge in the population. A previous study demonstrated that using this programme 10-12-year olds are capable of performing and retaining these vital skills when taught by medical students. There are approximately 25,000 year(More)
We report the detection of pulsed gamma rays from the Crab pulsar at energies above 100 giga-electron volts (GeV) with the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS) array of atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. The detection cannot be explained on the basis of current pulsar models. The photon spectrum of pulsed emission between 100(More)
BACKGROUND Less than 1% of the general public know how to assess or manage someone who has collapsed. It has been estimated that if 15-20% of the population were capable of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), mortality of out of hospital cardiac arrest could be decreased significantly. Training basic life support (BLS) skills to school children(More)
Discharge preparation is a multiprofessional activity that is not always conducted efficiently. Perspectives of staff provide an insight into challenges and solutions for this organizational process. The study aimed to examine current discharge practice in one hospital and to compare perceptions of this activity between healthcare workers from different(More)