D Riad-Fahmy

Learn More
The current status of the saliva dexamethasone suppression test (DST) is discussed and results from the literature reviewed. Evidence is presented that demonstrates that the efficacy of the salivary-based test is equal to that of the plasma DST provided that specifically developed radioimmunoassays are used for determination of salivary cortisol. Such(More)
Concentrations of cortisol in saliva and plasma were compared in matched samples during a standard 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test. The study involved 185 routine psychiatric admissions, all of whom were classified according to DSM-III criteria. In a group of 122 matched samples of saliva and plasma, there was a Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.867(More)
Testosterone and cortisol in male marathon runners (n = 11) were determined in saliva samples (n = 28) collected during the three rest days preceding a competitive marathon and in the samples collected at 08.00h on the race day. An Eysenck Personality Inventory was completed on the first rest day and psychological state was assessed on rest days and on the(More)
The incidence of post-natal depression is high, and dramatic changes in steroid hormones and prolactin occur in the post-partum period. In an attempt to correlate these events, 147 mothers, six to eight weeks after delivery of a healthy infant, completed standard psychological tests, including the Edinburgh, Montgomery-Asberg, and Raskin scales. They also(More)
The performance of the dexamethasone suppression test was assessed in 90 consecutive admissions with a diagnosis of depression, categorised according to two classification systems (DSM-III and ICD-9). Non-suppression was found in most of the diagnostic categories, but there was a highly significant association with the DSM-III classification 'major(More)
To assess the effect of anxiety on response to the Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST), cortisol concentrations were determined in patients who had various diagnoses, with anxiety as a secondary characteristic. Saliva was collected before and after venepuncture at 4:05 PM following completion of the Leeds Questionnaire at 3:00 PM. Matrix effects, which(More)
A sensitive, solid phase enzymeimmunoassay suitable for determining norethisterone in small aliquots of plasma (10 microliters) and saliva (100 microliters) has been developed. A solid phase antiserum raised against a norethisterone-11 alpha-hemisuccinyl/bovine serum albumin conjugate was prepared by coupling to cyanogen bromide activated cellulose. A(More)
A fluorimetric enzymeimmunoassay has been developed having the sensitivity (500 fg/assay tube) required for determining testosterone concentrations in female plasma and saliva samples. The assay featured a solid-phase antiserum raised against an 11 alpha-hydroxytestosterone-11-hemisuccinate bovine serum albumin conjugate, an 11(More)