Paul C. Nichols

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INTRODUCTION The hazards of surgical smoke are well documented and electrosurgical units (ESUs) are an integral part of surgical practice. The aim of this study was to gauge the opinions of general surgical consultants, specialist registrars and senior theatre nurses in the Wessex Region towards the hazards of ESU smoke. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature(More)
Research-based learning in a teaching environment is an effective way to help bring the excitement and experience of independent bench research to a large number of students. The program described here is the second of a two-semester biochemistry laboratory series. Here, students are empowered to design, execute and analyze their own experiments for the(More)
The microbial ecology of the sequential, leach-bed, mesophilic anaerobic digestion of unsorted, coarse municipal solid waste (MSW) was examined over 80 days. The methane yield was approximately 75% of the ultimate biochemical methane potential (BMP) of the waste loaded into the digesters. The operational strategy involved a sequence of two digesters(More)
A major challenge in network ecology is to describe the full-range of species interactions in a community to create highly-resolved food-webs. We developed a molecular approach based on DNA full barcoding and mini-barcoding to describe difficult to observe plant-leaf miner-parasitoid interactions, consisting of animals commonly regarded as agricultural(More)
Stream-like data sources, such as a collection of RSS feeds, can be challenging to summarize as the corpus is ever growing and the nature of the data evolves over time. This project implements a web application for managing RSS feeds that addresses this challenge. LDA topic modeling is performed at daily intervals and linkages between learned topics from(More)
To cite: Boddy ST, McDonnell D, Mayo D, et al. BMJ Case Rep Published online: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/ bcr-2014-207743 DESCRIPTION An 83-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with tachycardia, hypotension and in respiratory distress. Eleven days prior to this he had undergone elective cardiac bypass surgery for angina.(More)
This paper reports on a project which further refines a model legislative framework first identified in a Land and Water Australia project in 1999. This framework is benchmarked against legislative excerpts from within Australian jurisdictions, as well as the major policy initiatives of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) water reform agenda, the(More)
  • Brett Holt, Neal F, +114 authors Math Math Sci
  • 2012
by Brett Holt Professor Neal F. Lane of the department of physics will leave Rice this summer to accept the position of chancellor at the University of Colorado's Colorado Springs campus. Lane, who has been a Rice faculty member since 1966, served a term as department chairman two years ago. As he currently has no major administrative duties, there will be(More)
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