Tiffany Coleman

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The primary objective was to design a reporter assay to measure molecular release kinetics from a new porous-wall hollow glass microsphere biomaterial with great potential in regenerative medicine and drug delivery. Second, future avenues for research will be discussed specifically in regard to potential clinical uses in laryngology.(More)
AIMS To estimate the prevalence of neurotic symptoms in a sample of British farmers, to investigate whether farming characteristics are associated with psychiatric morbidity, and to test the hypothesis that British farmers have a higher prevalence of depression and thoughts of life not worth living than the British household population. METHODS A total of(More)
Orf is a zoonotic skin disease which is commonly self-diagnosed by those who tend sheep and goats. This paper reports the prevalence, incidence and risk factors associated with the infection in a cohort of farmworkers from three areas of England, derived from the results of self-reporting and serology. Twenty-three per cent of those employed or living on a(More)
AIMS To compare three commercial screening tests--the PanBio leptospiral IgM enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the Biolisa leptospiral IgM ELISA, and the indirect haemagglutination assay (IHA)--with the microscopic agglutination test (MAT) and two "in house" ELISAs--urease and horseradish peroxidase (HRP)--for the detection of leptospiral(More)
The techniques of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunoblotting were used to examine a total of 1667 sera, from apparently healthy members of rural communities in England, for antibodies to the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Escherichia coli O157 and Verocytotoxins (VT). Twenty-nine sera from 22 individuals were shown to have antibodies specific(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the occupational risk of Q fever. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Community: five English local authority districts. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Prevalence and incidence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) specific antibody to Coxiella burnetii phase II antigen was measured in a representative (study) cohort of farm workers in the United Kingdom,(More)
On 6 November 2001, a possible case of leptospirosis was notified in a canoeist following a white-water event on the River Liffey. It emerged that a second race participant was also a possible case. An outbreak control team coordinated the epidemiological investigation, laboratory investigation, environmental assessment, communication and control measures.(More)
Seven cases of asymptomatic rubella reinfection in early pregnancy are described. In each, there was a history of exposure to a rubelliform illness and low levels of rubella-specific IgM subsequently appeared in the serum. Four of the women had been immunised, after having been shown to be susceptible to rubella, one had been immunised at school without(More)
To determine the occupational significance of tick-borne zoonoses we sought serological evidence of Lyme borreliosis, human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME) and human granulocytic ehrlichiosis (HGE) in a representative sample of farmworkers. Although around 20% reported ticks on their domestic and companion animals, few (< 2% per year) reported being bitten by(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To recruit a representative sample of farmworkers, accurately quantify the range and extent of their animal exposures, and measure the associated risks of illness. DESIGN Inception cohort. SETTING The study was undertaken among farmworkers living in five local authority areas in the catchment of Hereford and Preston Public Health(More)