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Evidence from clinic-based studies suggests that the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is associated with impairment in cognitive function though the mechanism is unclear. The aim of this analysis was to determine whether there is a similar association between chronic widespread pain (CWP), a cardinal feature of FMS, and impaired cognition in a community setting.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Metabolic syndrome has been reported to have adverse effects on cognition although the results are conflicting. We investigated the association between metabolic syndrome and cognitive function in a population sample of middle-aged and older European men and whether any observed association could be explained by lifestyle or other(More)
Phenotyping of 1,200 ‘healthy’ adults from the UK has been performed through the investigation of diverse classes of hydrophilic and lipophilic metabolites present in serum by applying a series of chromatography–mass spectrometry platforms. These data were made robust to instrumental drift by numerical correction; this was prerequisite to allow detection of(More)
Carcinomatous meningitis is a devastating metastatic complication of systemic carcinoma, which may occur insidiously, accompanied by a confusing spectrum of clinical symptoms and signs. In the absence of reliable diagnostic tumour markers, the diagnosis is established by the demonstration of malignant cells within the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Cytological(More)
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