OBJECTIVE Existing evidence suggests low recognition of alcohol problems in primary care. This study aimed to determine the 12-month prevalence of harmful or hazardous drinking (HHD) in a population sample and to measure the relationship between HHD and talking about alcohol in primary care consultations in that period. METHOD A New Zealand population… (More)
OBJECTIVE Defective glucose uptake in adipocytes leads to impaired metabolic homeostasis and insulin resistance, hallmarks of type 2 diabetes. Extracellular ATP-derived nucleotides and nucleosides are important regulators of adipocyte function, but the pathway for controlled ATP release from adipocytes is unknown. Here, we investigated whether Pannexin 1… (More)
Background: Interpersonal physical violence is an important global public health concern that has received limited attention in the developing world. There is in particular a paucity of data regarding physical violence and its socio-demographic correlates among in-school adolescents in Namibia.
and constrained thin-plate splines for analysis of 2-D tissue deformations from tagged MRI. Methods for modeling and predicting mechanical deformations of the breast under external perturbations.
Mucosal intra-epithelial nerve terminals have been found in the colon of the toad, Bufo marinus. Co-localized in the fibres are calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-like immunoreactivity (LI) and substance P (SP)-LI. The intraepithelial nerves are likely to be terminals of primary afferent sensory neurones. Fibres with vasoactive intestinal peptide… (More)
The distribution of 5-hydroxytryptamine in the gut of several species of birds and reptiles, and of a prototherian mammal, the platypus, was studied using a monoclonal antibody. 5-Hydroxytryptamine-like immunoreactivity was found in enterochromaffin cells and, in birds, in thrombocytes. Immunoreactivity was not found in enteric neurons fixed immediately… (More)