Christopher J Thompson

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BACKGROUND Pituitary hormone abnormalities have been reported in up to 50% of survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were investigated several months or longer following the event. The frequency of pituitary dysfunction in the early post-TBI period is unknown. AIM To evaluate the prevalence of anterior and posterior pituitary dysfunction in the(More)
Recently, graphics hardware architectures have begun to emphasize versatility, offering rich new ways to programmatically reconfigure the graphics pipeline. In this paper, we explore whether current graphics architectures can be applied to problems where general-purpose vector processors might traditionally be used. We develop a programming framework and(More)
Recent data suggest that anterior pituitary dysfunction after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common. We sought to confirm the results of earlier studies in a larger cohort of patients with dynamic testing of pituitary function. We studied 102 consecutive TBI survivors (85 males; median age 28, range 15-65 yr) who had survived severe or moderate TBI(More)
BACKGROUND Hyponatraemia is common following subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) but the pathogenesis is unclear. Objective To establish the incidence, pathophysiology and consequences of hyponatraemia following SAH. METHODS A retrospective case-note analysis of all patients with SAH admitted to Beaumont Hospital between January 2002 and September 2003. Three(More)
Disorders of water balance are well recognized after traumatic brain injury (TBI), but there are no reliable data on their true prevalence in post-TBI patients. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of posterior pituitary dysfunction in a large cohort of survivors of TBI. One hundred two consecutive patients (85 males) who suffered severe or moderate TBI were(More)
In utero exposure to di(n-butyl) phthalate (DBP) leads to a variety of male reproductive abnormalities similar to those caused by androgen receptor antagonists. DBP demonstrates no affinity for the androgen receptor, but rather leads to diminished testosterone production by the fetal testis. The purpose of this study was to determine the onset and(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the commonest cause of death and disability in young adults living in industrialized countries. Several recent studies have convincingly shown that anterior hypopituitarism is a common complication of head trauma with a prevalence of at least 25% among long-term survivors. This is a much higher frequency than previously(More)
CONTEXT Hypothalamic-pituitary (HP) dysfunction is common in children treated with cranial radiotherapy (RT) for brain tumors, but there is little known about the risk of HP dysfunction in adults treated with RT for primary nonpituitary brain tumors. OBJECTIVE The objective was to study the frequency of HP dysfunction in adults after RT for nonpituitary(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Posterior pituitary function remains poorly investigated after traumatic brain injury (TBI). We report the results of a study designed to prospectively define the natural history of post-traumatic diabetes insipidus (DI) and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) using standard reliable methodology. (More)
PURPOSE Hypopituitarism has been reported in up to half of long-term survivors of traumatic brain injury. We attempted to define the natural history of post-traumatic hypopituitarism to devise guidelines for the optimal timing of patients' assessment and hormone replacement. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty consecutive patients with severe or moderate head(More)