Derek Gerard Power

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The neuropathology of Huntington's disease includes nuclear and cytoplasmic inclusions, striatal neuronal loss, and gliosis. Previous work put forward a tantalizing proposal that disruption of axonal transport within long, narrow-caliber axons caused accumulations that could elicit cell death, ultimately resulting in neuronal dysfunction. Although a role(More)
Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a marker of systemic inflammatory response and its elevation has recently been shown to be a poor prognostic factor in many malignancies including colon, prostate and bladder cancer. The primary aim of this study was to assess the prognostic impact of NLR in a clinically annotated cohort of patients with glioblastoma(More)
A 37-year-old male presented with a traumatic injury to the scrotal region necessitating emergency surgery. Evacuation of a haematoma and bilateral orchidectomy were performed. A left sided nonseminomatous germ cell tumour (NSGCT), predominantly yolk sac, was identified. Microscopic margins were positive for tumour. Initial tumour markers revealed an AFP of(More)
Thyroid metastasis is a rare occurrence with cutaneous melanoma and even more uncommon with uveal melanoma. The management of such metastasis is uncertain due to its infrequency and, in the era of immunotherapy, the effect of these novel drugs on uncommon metastasis, such as to the thyroid, is unknown. We report the rare case of a thyroid metastasis in a(More)
Genetic testing of an Irish kindred identified an exonic nucleotide substitution c.1664T>C (p.Leu555Pro) in the MLH1 mismatch repair (MMR) gene. This previously unreported variant is classified as a “variant of uncertain significance” (VUS). Immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis and microsatellite instability (MSI) studies, genetic testing, a literature and(More)
This paper describes one of the ingredients of successful psychoanalytic change: the necessity for the analysand to actively attempt altered patterns of thinking, behaving, feeling, and relating outside of the analytic relationship. When successful, such self-initiated attempts at change are founded on insight and experience gained in the transference and(More)
The task of the clinician in evaluating the possible role of psychological factors in patients' pain disability is a most difficult one. This task becomes even more arduous when confronted with unelevated MMPI profiles from patients in whom physical findings are minimal or absent. The current study employs a multivariate, quantitative taxonomic procedure to(More)
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