Stephen M Harrison

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OBJECTIVE Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) activity is up regulated in the heart subjected to ischemic insult. Whether increased MMP-9 activity contributes to acute myocardial injury after ischemia-reperfusion remains unknown. To investigate the role of MMP-9 in myocardial infarction, we utilized a MMP-9 knockout mouse. METHODS AND RESULTS Standard(More)
The autosomal recessive murine mutation weaver (wv) affects postnatal differentiation in at least three neuronal populations in the brain: dopamine-containing neurons in the mid-brain, and granule and Purkinje cells in the cerebellum. Neuronal populations vulnerable to the actions of weaver die in the midst of development. In addition, homozygous weaver(More)
BACKGROUND The authors aimed to determine US and UK doctors' professional values and reported behaviours, and the extent to which these vary with the context of care. METHOD 1891 US and 1078 UK doctors completed the survey (64.4% and 40.3% response rate respectively). Multivariate logistic regression was used to compare responses to identical questions in(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the key goals of the current reforms in the English National Health Service (NHS) under the Health and Social Care Act, 2012, is to increase the accountability of those responsible for commissioning care for patients (clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)), while at the same time allowing them a greater autonomy. This study was set out to(More)
BACKGROUND Historically, primary medical care in the UK has been delivered by general practitioners who are independent contractors, operating under a contract, which until 2004 was subject to little performance management. In keeping with the wider political impetus to introduce markets and competition into the NHS, reforms were introduced to allow new(More)
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