Fiona Thomson

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BACKGROUND It has been suggested that a history of subfertility is associated with increased obstetric and perinatal risks. It is unclear if the cause is inherent characteristics in the women or the fertility treatment. OBJECTIVES To compare the obstetric and perinatal risks of singleton pregnancies in women with a history of subfertility in comparison(More)
The activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is characterised both by an ultradian pulsatile pattern of glucocorticoid secretion and an endogenous diurnal rhythm. Glucocorticoid feedback plays a major role in regulating HPA axis activity and this mechanism occurs via two different receptors: mineralocorticoid (MR) and glucocorticoid(More)
Reduced NMDA receptor functioning is hypothesized to underlie the cognitive and negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia. However, because direct activation of the NMDA receptor is accompanied by neurotoxicity, mechanisms that activate the glycine co-agonist site on the NMDA receptor could carry greater therapeutic potential. In the current study,(More)
Heterotopic gastric mucosa in the rectum is an extremely rare condition. It is significant clinically because it may cause rectal bleeding or may present as a mass which must be distinguished from a neoplasm. Another case is described, and the 9 previously reported cases are reviewed. This is the first case to be reported in which the heterotopic mucosa was(More)
AIMS To establish current acute seizure management through a review of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and reported physician management in the 11 largest paediatric emergency departments in Australia (n= 9) and New Zealand (n= 2) within the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) network, and to compare this(More)