Susan Enright

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The New Zealand Cot Death Study, a multicentre case-control study, was set up to identify risk factors associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In the 3 years of the study there were 485 infant deaths classified as SIDS in the study areas and 1800 infants who were randomly selected as controls. Data were collected by parent interviews and from(More)
Loss of body mass, which occurs in the later stages of cystic fibrosis (CF), probably affects all body compartments. We hypothesized that loss of skeletal muscle mass would include inspiratory muscles and impair their function. To test this, we determined the effect of body mass index (BMI) and lean body mass (LBM) depletion on handgrip (HG) force and(More)
BACKGROUND Contaminated hospital surfaces contribute significantly to the transmission of health care-associated infections. Although disinfectants reduce bioburden by up to 99%, bacterial growth can rebound within hours to precleaning levels. We tested the effectiveness of an innovative, long-acting water-stable organosilane (WSO) to achieve sustained(More)
BACKGROUND Routine management of patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) requires careful attentiveness to fluid status and diuretic treatment efficacy. New advances in ultrasound have made ultraportable echocardiography (UE) available to physicians for point-of-care use. The purpose of this study is to explore physiologic measures of(More)
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