Damien Kennedy

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Although the hippocampus is a key brain region in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, it is unclear whether structural or biochemical abnormalities predate illness onset. In this study, we used magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy data acquired prior to both the onset of psychosis and treatment with antipsychotics to determine this. Sixty-six young(More)
Intestinal absorption of oxalate was assessed indirectly from the increase in renal oxalate excretion following the oral administration of 5 mmol of stable oxalate. When sodium oxalate alone was given without divalent cations to patients in the fasting state, the urinary oxalate increased promptly (within 2 hours). The increase was more prominent and(More)
PURPOSE We validated the descriptive characteristics of emergency cases presenting with urolithiasis, determined the incidence of normal urinalysis in such cases and compared the expense of diagnostic computerized tomography (CT) and excretory urography (IVP). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of all consecutive patient visits(More)
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) measuring IgA antibodies in the vaginal mucus was used to diagnose bovine venereal campylobacteriosis in 241 herds with infertility and abortions. The presence of the disease was confirmed on 84 farms (34.8%) and it was suspected on a further 27 farms (11.2%). The specificity of the ELISA was found to be 98.5%(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify farm factors which were associated with reproductive performance in dairy herds in New South Wales. PROCEDURE A survey was administered by face to face interview to examine the responses of producers drawn from 757 herds, which used the New South Wales Agriculture Department Dairy Herd Improvement scheme. A case-control approach was(More)
DVT is a potentially serious disease and can serve as a marker for PE, an entity with even higher morbidity. Thus, it is critically important that emergency physicians consider this diagnosis in patients who present with suspicious symptoms. Recognition of alternative conditions, such as compartment syndrome, septic arthritis, and cellulitis, is also(More)
Congenital nephrosis of the Finnish type (CNF) is rare outside Finland, where the incidence may be as high as 1 in 2000 live births. Neonates with the disorder develop renal failure within the first months of life and without renal transplantation, the prognosis is extremely poor. This case report describes a woman's three pregnancies, two of which were(More)
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