Elizabeth Laird

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A patient with the Bernard Soulier Syndrome was successfully delivered of twins. The pregnancy was complicated by slight bleeding from the uterus during the first 8 weeks, by cord prolapse necessitating emergency caesarean section, and by moderate post partum haemorrhage. The management of pregnancy in the Bernard Soulier Syndrome is discussed.
In this cohort of community dwelling older adults (>60 years), we observed significant positive associations between the frequencies of yogurt intake with measures of bone density, bone biomarkers, and indicators of physical function. Improving yogurt intakes could be a valuable health strategy for maintaining bone health in older adults. The associations(More)
Detection of defects in myocardial uptake of thallium-201 has been investigated by tomography with a rotating gamma camera. Twenty patients, 17 of whom had symptoms suggestive but not diagnostic of angina, and three with definite angina, underwent exercise ECG testing. Thallium-201 was injected at peak stress, followed by tomographic imaging with 180 degree(More)
The relatively high radiation dose which can be received by the hands of staff in nuclear medicine departments means that in many departments it is necessary to monitor such doses. A convenient method is to use a TLD sachet in a plastic strip around a finger. This study was done to determine whether a dosemeter worn at the base of the middle finger was(More)
Platelet-activating factor (PAF) was estimated in extracts of human follicular and amniotic fluids using a commercially available 125I-radioimmunoassay. Levels obtained before and after purification of the extracts by thin-layer chromatography were similar and PAF could be estimated with high accuracy and reproducibility over a wide dilution range. PAF(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for stroke. Concerns have been raised that adults with acute stroke, irrespective of whether or not they have a history of diabetes mellitus, are at increased risk of experiencing hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia. Hyperglycaemia is associated with severe stroke and poor clinical outcomes, therefore blood glucose(More)
A new technique has been developed for presenting myocardial tomograms that allows the observer to perceive the shape of the thallium-201 distribution directly. The surface of the myocardium was found by applying an interactive thresholding technique to a set of conventional transverse slices. Computer graphics techniques were used to display a shaded image(More)