Shaun J. Bennett

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A B S T R A C T This study was initiated owing to concern that removal of the invasive ground cover, Tradescantia fluminensis, might adversely effect the rare, giant predatory land snail, Powelliphanta traversi. Of 18 sites surveyed in the Horowhenua District, seven sites provide habitat for P. traversi and do not contain Tradescantia. Five colonies of P.(More)
A B S T R A C T This study was initiated owing to concern that removal of the invasive ground cover weed Tradescantia fluminensis may adversely effect the rare giant predatory land snail Powelliphanta traversi. From field trials using hand removal and herbicide spraying, it was considered that graduated control of Tradescantia with concomitant replacement(More)
Ageing is accompanied by many visible characteristics. Other biological and physiological markers are also well-described e.g. loss of circulating sex hormones and increased inflammatory cytokines. Biomarkers for healthy ageing studies are presently predicated on existing knowledge of ageing traits. The increasing availability of data-intensive methods(More)
  • S J Bennett
  • 1990
Nursing care of the patient with pericarditis, a commonly seen syndrome in the clinical setting, is discussed in this article. Pericarditis is particularly prevalent in the patient following myocardial infarction. Astute nursing assessment is described. Goals of nursing care include management of pain, maintenance of adequate cardiac output, and provision(More)
Osteoporosis is a serious health hazard mainly affecting postmenopausal and elderly women. Osteoporotic fractures are one of the leading causes of morbidity and death in the elderly population. Prevention of further loss of bone mass in postmenopausal women can be achieved if women take estrogen replacement therapy, consume adequate levels of calcium,(More)
  • S J Bennett
  • 2000
Urethral diverticula are a common cause of chronic genitourinary symptoms in women. They occur in three percent of women overall with higher frequencies in selected populations of symptomatic women. The peak incidence is between the ages of 25-45 but they affect all ages. The classical presentation is with recurrent urinary tract infections and post(More)
Rat predation is a threat to lowland Powelliphanta traversi (giant predatory land snail), and we have shown that 'press' poisoning of rodents (rats and mice) using brodifacoum baits significantly reduces rat abundance relative to non-poisoned areas. The effect on P. t. traversi was evident by the increase in population size, mainly due to adult migration,(More)
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