Stuart Matthews

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The medical use of cyanoacrylate adhesives for tissue bonding is well established, and their use for tacking skin grafts into place is a regular procedure, for which purpose their case and speed of use seems highly advantageous. As medical grade cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives are fairly expensive, the bacteriological safety of using a commercially-available(More)
Microbial pathogens were sought in faeces of patients with active ulcerative colitis and again after 3 months treatment. 64 patients were examined during their first episode of ulcerative colitis and 30 with relapse of chronic disease. At presentation, bacterial pathogens were not found; 1 patient had cryptosporidiosis. In 10 patients treatment appeared to(More)
We have used phase conjugation to compensate phase distortions and depolarization introduced in multimode fibers having 2-m lengths and 400-microm core diameters. The experiment was performed at a wavelength of 1.064 microm, and we achieved phase conjugation using Brillouin-enhanced four-wave mixing in a 0.8-mm-core hollow quartz lightguide filled with(More)
The use of the methylene blue test for the examination of cows milk was investigated in an inter-laboratory survey. A poor relationship was found between results of these tests and total viable counts. Coliforms were detected in a large number of pasteurized milks, indicating frequent post-pasteurization contamination. No relationship was found between the(More)
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major nosocomial pathogen worldwide. The need for accurate and rapid screening methods to detect MRSA carriers has been clearly established. The performance of a novel assay, BacLite Rapid MRSA (Acolyte Biomedica, UK) for the rapid detection (5 h) and identification of hospital associated(More)
In an inter-laboratory survey, the pour plate, surface spread, agar droplet and spiral plate methods were used in parallel with the surface drop method for enumeration of micro-organisms in foods. Good agreement was obtained between all surface methods of enumeration, but there was poor agreement between molten agar methods and the surface drop method. A(More)