Claire Turner

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Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, SIFT-MS, has been used to monitor the volatile compounds in the exhaled breath of 30 volunteers (19 males, 11 females) over a 6 month period. Volunteers provided breath samples each week between 8:45 am and 1 pm (before lunch), and the concentrations of several trace compounds were obtained. In this paper the focus(More)
Conventional wisdom is that breath acetone may be markedly elevated in type 1 diabetes, but that this only occurs during poor blood glucose control and/or intercurrent illness. In contrast, little is known about breath acetone at more representative everyday blood glucose levels in diabetes. We used selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry to monitor the(More)
BACKGROUND Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is characterised by intrauterine growth restriction, poor postnatal growth, relative macrocephaly, triangular face and asymmetry. Maternal uniparental disomy (mUPD) of chromosome 7 and hypomethylation of the imprinting control region (ICR) 1 on chromosome 11p15 are found in 5-10% and up to 60% of patients with SRS,(More)
This study was an investigation of 79 patients referred to the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory with suspected Russell-Silver Syndrome or unexplained short stature/intra uterine growth restriction, warranting genetic investigation. Methylation status was analysed at target sequences within eleven imprinted loci (PLAGL1, IGF2R, PEG10, MEST1, GRB10,(More)
The effects of cannabis extracts on nocturnal sleep, early-morning performance, memory, and sleepiness were studied in 8 healthy volunteers (4 males, 4 females; 21 to 34 years). The study was double-blind and placebo-controlled with a 4-way crossover design. The 4 treatments were placebo, 15 mg Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 5 mg THC combined with 5 mg(More)
Thirty volunteers (19 males, 11 females) were recruited for a 6-month study of the volatile compounds in their exhaled breath using the selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) analytical technique. Volunteers provided weekly breath samples between 8:45 am and 1 pm (before lunch), and the concentrations of several trace compounds were obtained. In(More)
The authors performed a clinical and genetic study of a large consanguineous English family with uncomplicated autosomal recessive hereditary spastic paraplegia (ARHSP). Linkage to the previously described SPG5A locus was established with maximum multipoint lod score of 4.84. The locus was refined to a 23.6 cM interval between markers D8S1833 and D8S285. No(More)
Selected-ion flow-tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) has been used to monitor the volatile compounds in the exhaled breath of 30 volunteers (19 male, 11 female) over a 6-month period. Volunteers provided breath samples each week between 8:45 and 13:00 (before lunch), and the concentrations of several trace compounds were obtained. In this paper the focus is(More)
The data obtained for the concentration distributions of the most abundant volatile metabolites in exhaled breath determined in two independent studies are reviewed, the first limited study involving five healthy volunteers providing daily breath samples over a month, and the subsequent study involving 30 healthy volunteers providing breath samples weekly(More)