Rob Irving

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OBJECTIVES The associations between hypertension, insulin resistance and glucose intolerance are poorly understood. Altered microvascular structure and function could contribute by increasing peripheral vascular resistance and decreasing tissue delivery of glucose. We addressed this hypothesis in a sample of healthy men. METHODS We studied 105 healthy(More)
Software test processes are complex and costly. To reduce testing effort without compromising effectiveness and product quality, automation of test activities has been adopted as a popular approach in software industry. However, since test automation usually requires substantial upfront investments, automation is not always more cost-effective than manual(More)
answered our questions about medical residency in Japan and introduced us to the relevant medical literature. We are grateful to officials at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Japan Residency Matching Program for discussion. Abstract. Many real matching markets are subject to distributional constraints. These constraints often take the form(More)
Test automation is a widely-used approach to reduce the cost of manual software testing. However, if it is not planned or conducted properly, automated testing would not necessarily be more cost effective than manual testing. Deciding what parts of a given System Under Test (SUT) should be tested in an automated fashion and what parts should remain manual(More)
The association between low birth weight and high blood pressure is well established, but underlying mechanisms remain undefined. Vascular rarefaction, which may elevate peripheral vascular resistance, has been observed in capillaries of young men at risk for hypertension and men who had low birth weight. We looked for evidence that capillary rarefaction(More)
about medical residency in Japan and introduced us to the relevant medical literature. Abstract. In an attempt to increase the placement of medical residents in rural hospitals , the Japanese government recently introduced " regional caps " which restrict the total number of residents matched within each region of the country. To accommodate regional caps,(More)
We thank all the general practitioners who allowed us to study their patients and who contacted them for the purpose of this study; Professors Ley Sander and Simon Shorvon, who allowed us to cooperate with some of the practices participating in the linkage scheme between the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London and several surrounding(More)
OBJECTIVES To complete the audit loop assessing secondary preventative care of patients who had had coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. DESIGN Two separate surveys of 1000 patients who had had CABG at the regional centre between 1988 and 1997, selected in 1998 and 2001. A single page questionnaire was sent to the patient's general practitioner.(More)
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