Allyson Checkley

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe physical and mental fatigue of central origin. Similar clinical features may occur in disorders of the hypothalamopituitary axis. The aim of the study was to determine whether patients with CFS have abnormalities of the growth hormone/insulinlike growth factor (GH-IGF) axis basally or following(More)
It has been suggested that recombinant human IGF-I (rhIGF-I) is a potential therapeutic agent in diabetes mellitus. It is known to have glucose-lowering effects in normal individuals, in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) and in extreme insulin-resistant states. IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs) have the potential to affect the biological(More)
Immune reconstitution disease (IRD) among HIV infected patients is an adverse consequence of restoration of immune responses during the initial months of antiretroviral treatment (ART). 1 Previously, subclinical infections are ''unmasked'' or pre-existing opportunistic infections clinically deteriorate. Here we describe an unusual case in which a patient(More)
Three cases of urinary ascites are presented, each with a different underlying aetiology. The age and modes of presentation also varied and management strategies were accordingly tailored to each patient's clinical requirements. All 3 patients survived and subsequently were discharged with good renal function. Although a rare condition, infants with urinary(More)
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