Sandy Walker

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Rapid antibody tests for the detection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) offer an effective means of providing a timely result of HIV serostatus to individuals. The increased use of rapid HIV antibody tests outside the laboratory has highlighted the need for new, cost-effective quality assurance methods to be developed for use in nonlaboratory-based and(More)
HIV rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are now used widely in non-laboratory settings by non-laboratory-trained operators. Quality assurance programmes are essential in ensuring the quality of HIV RDT outcomes. However, there is no cost-effective means of supplying the many operators of RDTs with suitable quality assurance schemes. Therefore, it was examined(More)
Regadenoson was approved for clinical use in Europe in 2011. Since then, it has become the default form of stress at our institution. We have assessed the side-effect profile and tolerability of regadenoson in patients undergoing clinically indicated myocardial perfusion scintigraphy between July 2011 and July 2012. Clinical, stress and imaging data were(More)
Effective designs rarely emerge from good structural design or aesthetics alone. It is more often the result of the end product's overall design integrity. Added to this, design is inherently an interdisciplinary collaborative activity. With this in mind, today's tools are not powerful enough to design complex physical environments, such as command control(More)
Effective designs rarely emerge from good structural design or aesthetics alone. It is more often the result of the end product's overall design integrity. Added to this, design is inherently an interdisciplinary collaborative activity. With this in mind, today's tools are not powerful enough to design complex physical environments, such as command control(More)
The Okapi system has been used in a series of experiments on the TREC collections, investigating probabilistic models, relevance feedback and query expansion, and interaction issues. The TREC-6 ad hoc task was used to test an application of a new relevance weighting formula, which takes account of documents judged nonrelevant. The application was to a form(More)
The National Serology Reference Laboratory, Australia (NRL) has conducted a quality control (QC) programme for laboratories using the Abbott PRISM chemiluminescent immunoassays (PRISM; Abbott Laboratories, Wiesbaden, Germany) using an Internet-based QC monitoring program, EDCNet (https://www.nrlqa.net) since 2001. Participating blood screening laboratories(More)
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