A. B. Wilkinson

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In the epizootic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Great Britain, the cattle in which a positive diagnosis was made numbered almost 180 000, but strain characterization was performed on only a very small sample of these cases. This report describes the results of BSE transmission to Prnp(a) mice from 150 transmission experiments at the Veterinary(More)
We studied the effect of alaproclate [2-(4-chlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethyl 2-aminopropanoate] on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced changes in membrane potential and intracellular free Ca++ in cerebellar granule cells by using the fluorescent indicators DiBaC4(3) and fura-2, respectively. The NMDA-induced responses were blocked by the 5-hydroxytryptamine(More)
Sixteen cases of verified Cushing's syndrome, and twelve cases of probable Cushing's syndrome were reviewed and data on them were compared with various reports on Cushing's syndrome in the literature. The diagnosis hinges upon a high index of suspicion, and one or several of the major criteria may be lacking. Ultimate establishment of correct diagnosis(More)
Complete obstruction of the circulation to the lower extremities by lodgement of an embolus at the bifurcation of the aorta requires early surgical intervention if life is to be preserved and function retained.A summary of thirteen cases of aortic embolism is presented, including three apparently new etiologic factors. The literature is reviewed, and(More)
One of the most commonly reported injuries in children who participate in sports is concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Children and youth involved in organized sports such as competitive hockey are nearly six times more likely to suffer a severe concussion compared to children involved in other leisure physical activities. While the most(More)
OBJECTIVE Estimated fetal weight (EFW) and fetal biometry are complementary measures used to screen for fetal growth disturbances. Our aim was to provide international EFW standards to complement the INTERGROWTH-21st Fetal Growth Standards that are available for use worldwide. METHODS Women with an accurate gestational-age assessment, who were enrolled in(More)