Tracy Ibbotson

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BACKGROUND There is only limited empirical evidence about the effectiveness of opinion leaders as health care change agents. AIM To test the feasibility of identifying, and the characteristics of, opinion leaders using a sociometric instrument and a self-designating instrument in different professional groups within the UK National Health Service. (More)
1. The effects of cessation of chronic ethanol ingestion on seizure activity in vivo and on the characteristics of the evoked synaptic potentials in cortical neurones in vitro have been investigated in mice. Withdrawal from chronic ethanol treatment increased handling seizure ratings in mice between 4 and 16 h post-withdrawal. This ethanol-induced increase(More)
1 Smooth muscle cells of the rat portal vein were dispersed by enzymatic treatment and recordings of whole-cell currents were made by the voltage-clamp technique. The effects of the potassium (K) channel openers, P1060 (0.3-10 microM) and aprikalim (3-30 microM) on these currents were investigated. Antagonism of these agents by glibenclamide and(More)
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