Ruth Desouza

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Lithium administration (LiCl, 10 mmol/kg, SC on day 1, followed by 3 mmol/kg twice daily subsequently) for 14 days to mice produced attenuation of the hypothermic response to injection of 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT, 0.5 mg/kg SC). Head twitch responses to the 5-HT-receptor agonist 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (2.5 mg/kg IP) and to(More)
OBJECTIVES To report a new case of cavernous hemangioma of the optic chiasm and to review all previously published cases with regard to presentation, surgical treatment, and outcomes. DESIGN Case report and literature review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Cases identified though PubMed and published literature. Presentation states of patients in terms of visual(More)
Lithium administration (LiCl, 10 mmol/kg, SC on day 1, followed by 3 mmol/kg twice daily subsequently) for 14 days to mice produced attenuation of the hypothermic response to injection of 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propyla-mino)tetralin (8-OH-DPAT, 0.5 mg/kg SC). Head twitch responses to the 5-HT-receptor agonist 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (2.5 mg/kg IP) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the factors affecting uptake of cervical cancer screening among women born in China now living in Auckland, New Zealand. METHOD A community-based pilot study of 260 women surveyed by questionnaire between November 2006 and February 2007 to ascertain the uptake of cervical screening. RESULTS Of 234 returned questionnaires, 152 women(More)
1. The effects of calcium antagonists on behaviour mediated by 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) have been studied in rats and mice together with an investigation of the effects of these drugs on 5-HT synthesis in rat brain and endogenous 5-HT release from brain slices. 2. Administration of felodipine (35 mg kg-1 i.p.) to rats pretreated with tranylcypromine (20(More)
  • Ruth Desouza
  • Journal of transcultural nursing : official…
  • 2014
PURPOSE To critically analyze the power relations underpinning New Zealand maternity, through analysis of discourses used by Korean migrant mothers. DESIGN Data from a focus group with Korean new mothers was subjected to a secondary analysis using a discourse analysis drawing on postcolonial feminist and Foucauldian theoretical ideas. RESULTS Korean(More)
OBJECTIVE This pilot study examined the cervical cancer screening practices of Chinese women living in Auckland and the association with social demographic factors. METHODS A community-based survey was conducted and 234 questionnaires were administrated to ascertain the uptake of cervical screening. Participants were asked whether they had ever been(More)
BACKGROUND Internationally, non-urgent presentations are increasing the pressure on Emergency Department (ED) staff and resources. This systematic review aims to identify the impact of alternative emergency care pathways on ED presentations - specifically GP cooperatives and walk-in clinics. METHODS Based on a structured PICO enquiry with either walk-in(More)
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