D R Weightman

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The performance of both heterosexual and homosexual males and females was compared on four cognitive tasks which have been shown to reveal evidence of sexual dimorphism. In one spatial and one verbal task, significant sex and orientation effects were found. Significant relationships were also found between salivary free-testosterone levels and performance(More)
Eighty-eight patients with the onset of epilepsy in adult life were randomly allocated to treatment with sodium valproate (600 mg/day), or phenytoin (300 mg/day), and followed up for at least 12 months. Both drugs were highly effective in the control of tonic-clonic seizures, irrespective of whether they were accompanied by focal features, but were markedly(More)
Epidemiological studies indicate that oestrogen improves memory and may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in postmenopausal women. Furthermore, evidence from experimental studies suggests beneficial effects of oestrogen on several pathogenic mechanisms implicated in AD. We have therefore measured the levels of oestradiol and testosterone in(More)
This report described the first use of [4-3H-Phe6]somatostatin-14 to characterize binding sites on rat brain membranes for somatostatin-14. This ligand is superior to previously used iodinated analogues and is chemically and biologically identical to the natural ligand. Two high-affinity binding sites were found, from Scatchard analysis of competitive(More)
Plasma valproate concentrations were monitored prospectively in 54 previously untreated adult patients with epilepsy. Dose and plasma concentration were highly correlated. Adverse effects were common in association with plasma levels above 100 micrograms/ml. In patients suffering tonic-clonic seizures without focal symptoms, no seizures occurred when plasma(More)
A light- and electron-microscopic study of the small arterial vessels and capillaries in muscle from 20 patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy failed to adduce any direct morphological evidence that the necrobiotic muscle lesions in this disease are produced by muscle ischaemia. However the electron-microscopic studies showed that the basement membrane(More)
Azathioprine is used in the treatment of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy, but its effectiveness has not been evaluated. In the present study 20 patients with moderately severe ophthalmopathy were recruited; 10 patients received azathioprine and the other 10 matched patients served as controls. During the treatment period (lasting 1 year) and 1 year later,(More)
Bromocriptine (CB-154, Sandoz) has been given to 21 acromegalic patients (11 female, 10 male) for a period of 6-10 months. The mean serum growth-hormone (G.H.) levels ranged from 10 mug/1 to 512 mug/1 before therapy. Bromocriptine suppressed G.H. values to 5 mug/1 or less in 4 patients and to less than 10 mug/1 in a further 8 patients, but in 2 patients(More)
Of 138 children who had a first febrile convulsion before their second birthday, 48 were treated with phenobarbitone, 47 with phenytoin, and 43 with a placebo for 12 months. Drug levels were monitored and adverse effects of the drugs were noted. Compared with placebo, phenobarbitone significantly reduced recurrences among children under 14 months old at the(More)
Serum phenytoin concentrations were monitored prospectively in 26 patients with previously untreated partial epilepsy, during monotherapy with phenytoin. Only six remained entirely seizure-free, although only four experienced further tonic-clonic seizures. There was no correlation between serum phenytoin concentrations and freedom from partial seizures in(More)