Andrew Hockey

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BACKGROUND Quantitative evidence on the strength of the association between abdominal obesity and the incidence of type 2 diabetes was assessed. METHODS Systematic review of longitudinal studies assessing the relationship between measures reflecting abdominal obesity and the incidence of type 2 diabetes. RESULTS There was a strong association between(More)
The authors have presented 81 children with intraspinal tumors, all less than 16 years of age. The clinical features indicated that gait disturbance, pain, and sphincter disturbance are the most prominent complaints. Reflex changes, paralysis, and sensory impairment are the most frequent physical findings. Cerebrospinal fluid protein was recorded in 47(More)
AIM To test the hypothesis that a 'basal plus' regimen--adding once-daily main-meal fast-acting insulin to basal insulin once daily--would be non-inferior to biphasic insulin twice daily as assessed by glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) concentration (predefined as ≤0.4%), but would provide superior treatment satisfaction. METHODS This open-label trial enrolled(More)
We present a case of rhizomelic dwarfism with clinical, radiographic and histologic features in keeping with atelosteogenesis type III (spondylohumerofemoral hypoplasia). Unlike most other skeletal chondrodysplasias presenting with neonatal dwarfism, a proportion of patients with atelosteogenesis type III may survive well beyond the neonatal period, and(More)
We report two families with seven siblings with de Barsy syndrome. Characteristic features include severe mental retardation, hypermobility with athetoid movements, grimacing, muscular hypotonia, laxity of small joints and brisk deep tendon reflexes, progeroid aspect with cutis laxa, atrophy of skin with hyperpigmentation, isolated depigmentations,(More)
We report the neuropathological findings of a 3-year-old boy with Angelman's syndrome. The main abnormalities were macroscopic consisting of small temporal and frontal lobes which also showed disorganised and irregular gyri. The occipital lobes appeared flattened but were otherwise normal as were the parietal lobes. The brain stem and cerebellum appeared(More)
We investigated whether the parents of burns patients could capture suitable clinical images with a digital camera and add the necessary text information to enable the paediatric burns team to provide follow-up care via email. Four families were involved in the study, each of whom sent regular email consultations for six months. The results were very(More)
The current shortage of babies for adoption has led increasingly to the adoption of infants with evident as likely handicaps. An analysis of 137 infants surrendered for adoption over a period of thirty years who suffered from some degree of intellectual handicap provides information on the outcome of this type of adoption. An objective rating scale was used(More)