Vanessa L. Hill

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The essential fatty acids (EFAs), alpha-linolenic acid (18:3,n-3) and linoleic acid (18:2,n-6) are known to be important for mammalian hibernation. In marmots (Marmota flaviventris), reducing both dietary EFAs alters hibernation patterns by causing an increase in energy expenditure, but hibernation still occurs. In this study, marmots fed a diet high in(More)
To produce accurate and artefact-free MTDSC data it is necessary to choose suitable experimental parameters (i.e. modulation period, temperature amplitude, sample mass and pan type). A poor choice of parameters can result in distortion of the modulation and inaccurate heat capacity data and can also affect the result of the deconvolution procedure. This(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of patterns of early reading behaviour that predict later reading success is clearly important. Reading errors of 6-year-olds represent a source of such early assessment information, but their significance as predictors of later reading is unknown. AIMS The relationship between word reading errors at age 6 and accurate word(More)
BACKGROUND Blood cultures are often recommended for the evaluation of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, institutions vary in their use of blood cultures, and blood cultures have unclear utility in CAP management in hospitalized children. OBJECTIVE To identify clinical factors associated with obtaining blood cultures in children hospitalized(More)
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