Susan L. Robertson

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Clostridium perfringens type B or D isolates, which cause enterotoxemias or enteritis in livestock, produce epsilon toxin (ETX). ETX is exceptionally potent, earning it a listing as a CDC class B select toxin. Most C. perfringens strains also express up to three different sialidases, although the possible contributions of those enzymes to type B or D(More)
Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin (ETX) rapidly kills MDCK II cells at 37°C, but not 4°C. The current study shows that, in MDCK II cells, ETX binds and forms an oligomeric complex equally well at 37°C and 4°C but only forms a pore at 37°C. However, the complex formed in MDCK cells treated with ETX at 4°C has the potential to form an active pore, since(More)
Despite the potential for patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and experience measures (PREMs) to enhance understanding of patient experiences and outcomes they have not, to date, been widely incorporated into renal registry datasets. This report summarizes the main points learned from an ERA-EDTA QUEST-funded consensus meeting on how to routinely(More)
The problem of staff-to-staff bullying and its consequences in the health care sector has given rise to urgent knowledge needs among health care employers, union representatives, and professional associations. The purpose of this scoping review is to increase the uptake and application of synthesized research results of interventions designed to address(More)
The Immunological Basis for Immunization series is available in English and French (from the address below). It has also been translated by national health authorities into a number of other languages for Reprinted (with new covers but no changes to content) in 1996 This document is not a formal publication of the World Health Organization (WHO), and all(More)
  • Steven J. Klees, Joel Samoff, +14 authors Miguel A. Pereyra
  • 2012
For more than three decades, the World Bank has been proposing global policies for education. Presented as research-based, validated by experience, and broadly applicable, these policies are ideologically driven, insensitive to local contexts, and treat education as independent of international dynamics and national and local economies and cultures. Target(More)
In this paper I examine the UK Coalition Government's policies aimed at putting into place a regulatory framework to create a competitive market in English higher education. I explore the complexities of this highly charged political process, and the ensuing 'hullabaloo' it has created. This is because, as Polanyi (1992) remarks, instituting a market is a(More)
In this keynote address I lay out some important challenges in attempting to undertake critical transnational education policy analysis in sectors like adult education. As a point of entry, I reflect upon John Prunty's signposts for doing critical education policy published in 1985, and ask: how have our educational worlds changed since then, and what might(More)