Alison Wright

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Congenital deafness due to cochlear pathology can have an immediate or progressive onset. The timing of this onset could have a significant impact on the development of structures in the central auditory system, depending on the animal's hearing status during its critical period. In order to determine whether cats in our deaf white cat colony suffered from(More)
The endbulbs of Held are formed by the ascending branches of myelinated auditory nerve fibers and represent one of the largest synaptic endings in the brain. Most of the developmental changes in structure occur during the first 30 postnatal days of age. The neonatal endbulb begins as a flattened expansion with many filopodia, resembling a growth cone and(More)
This 12-year retrospective study examines the significance of margin involvement with dysplasia at cone biopsy in relation to follow-up. Of 300 cone biopsies, 123 (41%) had margin involvement. These cases of margin involvement were associated with more severe dysplasia (P less than 0.0001) and a higher chance of subsequent abnormal cytological follow-up (P(More)
The effects of lead exposure on serum 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D levels and calcium homeostasis have been studied in 63 males occupationally exposed to the metal in the UK. The exposure indices used were blood lead, reflecting short-term exposure, and an in vivo X-ray fluorescence measurement of tibia lead which reflects cumulative lead exposure. Serum(More)
The emergence of the glucoregulatory hormones glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide has expanded our understanding of glucose homeostasis. In particular, the glucoregulatory actions of the incretin hormone GLP-1 include enhancement of glucosedependent insulin secretion, suppression of inappropriately elevated(More)
Substance abuse in pregnancy is associated with significant maternal and fetal morbidity. The complication for care is that the mother is the cause of the problem that potentially harms not only herself but also her unborn child. The abuse is further complicated by the associated legal, social and environmental problems. The aim for the obstetrician is to(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the influence of lean body mass (LBM) and body weight (BW) on the thermoregulatory responses and endurance performance of male and female athletes in warm, humid environments. Ten (5 males, 5 females) healthy, moderately trained athletes with varying physiques performed a self-paced 30-min run on a motorized(More)
STUDY DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE To compare two fast-access evidence-based interventions for the treatment of simple low back pain. SUBJECTS People aged 18-65 with a new episode of simple back pain causing them to be off work or on modified work for less than 1 year. SETTING A district general hospital using a consultation/treatment(More)
The effect of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) on thyroid function in hamsters was explored and compared with that of 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole. Both chemicals caused thyroid enlargement but whereas 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole depressed serum thyroxine (T4) levels and elevated triiodothyronine (T3), HCB depressed T3 with little effect on T4.