DM Lloyd

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The inheritance of most forms of epilepsy is usually considered to be multifactorial, although a number of single gene causes are known. Most previous studies of epilepsy genetics have implicated ion channel genes or ligand receptors. In a previous study of children with adverse effects of prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, we noted an increased(More)
OBJECTIVE Our prespecified dose-response analyses of A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) aim to provide practical guidance for clinicians on the timing, frequency, and amount of mobilization following acute stroke. METHODS Eligible patients were aged ≥18 years, had confirmed first (or recurrent) stroke, and were admitted to a stroke unit within 24(More)
Forty seven children aged between seven and ten years who were born at 28 weeks gestation or less were followed up and assessed using psychometric tests, questionnaires and a parental interview. Birth and post-birth medical details were also collected. A control group of 47 normal gestation/birth weight children, matched with the children in the low(More)
Giardia intestinalis is a primitive microaerophilic protozoan parasite which colonises the upper intestine of humans. Despite the evolutionary and medical significance of this organism, its physiology is very poorly understood. In this study we have used a novel flow cytometric technique to make quantitative measurements of the electrical potential across(More)
Giardia intestinalis and Hexamita inflata are microaerophilic protozoa which rely on fermentative metabolism for energy generation. These organisms have developed a number of antioxidant defence strategies to cope with elevated O(2) tensions which are inimical to survival. In this study, the ability of pyruvate, a central component of their energy(More)
Between January, 1969, and May, 1974, 11 of 1208 low-birth-weight infants had early onset group-B streptococcal septicaemia. All 11 infants were of less than 35 weeks gestational age and 9 presented with the clinical and radiological signs of idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome. 10 died. Antibotics were given to 3 infants only, but not before the age(More)
Right upper quadrant pain is a common presenting complaint to the general and hepatobiliary surgical team. Differential diagnoses include gallstones, cholecystitis, liver and pancreatic pathology. A 64-year-old man presented to our general surgical unit with right upper quadrant pain and deranged liver function tests. He underwent ultrasonography several(More)
Cosmic strings can give rise to a large variety of interesting astrophysical phenomena. Among them, powerful bursts of gravitational waves (GWs) produced by cusps are a promising observational signature. In this Letter we present a search for GWs from cosmic string cusps in data collected by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors between 2005 and(More)
Angiomyolipoma (AML) are benign tumours composed of varying amounts of thick-walled dysplastic blood vessels, smooth muscle and mature adipose tissue derived from epithelioid cells. We present a previously unreported occurrence of multi-focal pancreatic and hepatic AMLs in a patient and discuss the diagnostic and management difficulties associated with this(More)