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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether or not a coding polymorphism in the cystatin C gene (CST3) contributes risk for AD. DESIGN A case-control genetic association study of a Caucasian dataset of 309 clinic- and community-based cases and 134 community-based controls. RESULTS The authors find a signficant interaction between the GG genotype of CST3 and(More)
We investigated the efficacy of applying a programme of multisensory stimulation to patients with severe diffuse traumatic brain injury, during their admission to a tertiary neurosurgical intensive care unit. We attempted to determine the nature and extent of any physiological or biochemical changes occurring as a result of the multisensory stimulation in(More)
In part A of this study, patients were randomised to cohorts receiving darbepoetin alfa at doses of 0.5 to 8.0 m.c.g x kg(-1) x wk(-1) or to a control group receiving epoetin alfa at an initial dose of 150 U x kg(-1) three times weekly. In part B, the cohorts were darbepoetin alfa 3.0 to 9.0 m.c.g x kg(-1) every 2 weeks or epoetin alfa, initial dose 40 000(More)
Several independent studies have reported that loci on chromosome 10 are associated/linked with Alzheimer's disease (AD), including a family-based study demonstrating an association between the marker D10S583 and AD. We have examined the D10S583 polymorphic marker and apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene in a case-control study. We observed the expected association(More)
The aspartyl protease Cathepsin D has previously been suggested to play a role in the Alzheimer's disease (AD) process because of its ability to cleave the beta-amyloid precursor protein and the possibility that it may be one of the 'secretase' enzymes. A functional C-->T polymorphism in the Cathepsin D gene (CATD) has been reported to be associated with(More)
A polymorphism in the Myeloperoxidase gene (MPO) has previously been demonstrated to be associated with gender-specific risk in an Alzheimer's Disease (AD) autopsy sample. We have investigated this polymorphism in our own samples of 226 Caucasian cases and 166 controls and 59 Hispanic cases and 75 controls. In Caucasians we find a significant association(More)
Darbepoetin alfa is a novel erythropoiesis stimulating protein (NESP), which stimulates erythropoiesis by the same mechanism as recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO). NESP has been shown to be safe and efficacious in patients with chronic renal failure. NESP is biochemically distinct from rHuEPO, due to its increased sialic acid content. NESP has an(More)