Duncan Harding

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BACKGROUND There is evidence that angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) reduce the risk of stroke. However, it is unclear whether ACEI use before stroke provides a vasoprotective effect resulting in less severe stroke. METHODS We ascertained all strokes occurring in a defined population in Melbourne, Australia. Prestroke use of ACEIs and(More)
BACKGROUND Offspring of people with type 2 diabetes underestimate their risk of developing the disease and know little about primary prevention. However, education about risk might cause psychological harm. AIM To examine cognitive and psychological effects of education about personal risk. METHOD Patients with type 2 diabetes were recruited from(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This article presents the results of a study to validate a measure of gross motor performance for its capacity to detect changes in the quality of movement in children with cerebral palsy aged 0 to 12 years. SUBJECTS AND METHODS On two occasions, 4 to 6 months apart, physical therapists from three children's treatment centers(More)
BACKGROUND People with a parent with type II diabetes have an increased risk of the disease. There is increasing evidence for the possibility of prevention, particularly by attaining and maintaining normal weight and adequate levels of physical exercise. No prior studies have reported awareness of risk and prevention in this high-risk group. AIM To(More)
BACKGROUND In England and Wales mental health services need to take account of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983. The overlap between these two causes dilemmas for clinicians. AIMS To describe the frequency and characteristics of patients who fall into two potentially anomalous groups: those who are not detained but lack mental(More)
This project investigated the validity, reliability and responsiveness of the Gross Motor Performance Measure (GMPM). The GMPM was developed as an observational instrument to measure changes in quality of movement in children with cerebral palsy. Physical therapists from 3 children's treatment centres assessed 107 children with CP, 18 children with head(More)
Children with conduct disorder (CD) are at increased risk of developing antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy in adulthood. Neuroimaging research has identified abnormal cortical volume (CV) in CD. However, CV comprises two genetically and developmentally separable components: cortical thickness (CT) and surface area (SA). Aim of this study is to(More)
A case of postpartum eclampsia is reported, controlled by intravenous clonazepam, a benzodiazepine anticonvulsant. Clonazepam was effective in controlling the myoclonic jerks, which were a feature in this patient, without producing excessive sedation. The literature reveals several reports on the use of clonazepam in severe preeclampsia, but its use in(More)
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