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BACKGROUND Gastric intramucosal pH (pHi), a surrogate marker of splanchnic oxygenation, falls following abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. AIM To investigate the effects of volume expansion with hydroxyethyl starch (eloHAES) on splanchnic perfusion compared to another colloid such as gelofusine. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two consecutive patients… (More)
BACKGROUND Restoring blood flow to ischaemic tissue can cause lung damage with pulmonary oedema. Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solution, when used for volume replacement, may modify and reduce the degree of ischaemia-reperfusion injury. We compared the effects of HES solution with those of Gelofusine solution on pulmonary function, microvascular permeability… (More)
Sustainability is an increasingly relevant issue for a wide range of organizations, and therefore sustainability management strategies and practices are of growing significance. Because many sustainability impacts are strongly influenced by operations management decisions it is critical that the operations management function embraces the requirements of… (More)
The use of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) was investigated in an exercise using a panel of local residents and stakeholders to assess the options for managing waste paper on the Isle of Wight. Seven recycling, recovery and disposal options were considered by the panel who evaluated each option against seven environmental, financial and social… (More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs The use of virtual reality technology in teaching environmental engineering Journal Article How to cite: Burnley, Stephen J (2007). The use of virtual reality technology in teaching environmental engineering. Engineering Education, 2(2), pp. 2–15.
Starting from the year 2010, students of The Open University who enroll on the residential school module Engineering in Action have undertaken a team project focused on end-of-life product design. This highlights the engineer's role in promoting sustainable futures, which is now a feature of all engineering programmes. The team aspect of the project also… (More)
(2015). Greenhouse gas emissions from non-recyclable residual household waste within domestic wheeled bins. Copyright and Moral Rights for the articles on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. For more information on Open Research Online's data policy on reuse of materials please consult the policies page.
BACKGROUND ePTFE patch reconstruction has superior flow characteristics in preventing early thrombus formation during carotid endarterectomy. However prolonged bleeding at the suture line of the patch reconstruction is a problem. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the application of gelatine-resorcine-formol (GRF) glue at the suture line can… (More)