Nia Burrell

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INTRODUCTION Severe sepsis and septic shock (SS) are time-critical medical emergencies that affect millions of people in the world. Earlier administration of antibiotics has been shown to reduce mortality from SS; however, the initiation of early resuscitation requires recognition that a patient may have sepsis. Early warning scores (EWS) are broadly used(More)
While the majority of plants use the typical C3 carbon metabolic pathway, ~6% of angiosperms have adapted to carbon limitation as a result of water stress by employing a modified form of photosynthesis known as Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM). CAM plants concentrate carbon in the cells by temporally separating atmospheric carbon acquisition from fixation(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programmes improve exercise tolerance and reduce breathlessness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. AIM A retrospective audit was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the pulmonary rehabilitation programme at Belfast City Hospital (BCH). METHODS Data from 74 patients who completed a(More)
H UMAN hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly malignant tumor with a natural history of a few months from the time of diagnosis. Curative resection offers the best chance of survival. l However, surgical resectability rates rarely exceed 30% to 40% because of extensiveness of the tumors or because coexisting liver disease precludes attempted partial(More)
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