Gavin Knight

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It must be accepted that the principle of surgical treatment in mental illness is regarded with disfavour by certain psychiatrists, for the disappointing results produced by the extensive destruction of the frontal white matter in the old standard leucotomy are not readily forgotten. Of the large number of operations which were performed in the early years(More)
An animal model of human reaction time was used to assess the effects of ethanol on reactive capacity (RC) as a function of age. Three doses of ethanol (0.5, 1.0 & 1.5 g/kg of 20% v/v, i.p.) were confirmed by gas chromatographic analysis of blood samples taken immediately following every behavioral test. Fisher 344 rats were trained to use their forepaws to(More)
We assessed the utility of the chest film as a screening tool for term and preterm neonates with suspected structural heart disease. Three independent observers, blinded to patient diagnosis, retrospectively evaluated the initial chest film for each of 128 consecutive neonates with suspected heart disease (gestational age, 23–42 weeks; birth weight,(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate, with the aid of a questionnaire distributed to selected groups of dentists, the use of glass ionomer cement in different types of proximal restorations and further to evaluate any complications observed with the use of GIC. Few dentists responded in the 'Often' category regarding the observation of secondary caries or(More)
In a prospective study, we evaluated hematological parameters in freshly obtained venous blood samples from 632 Sudanese patients attending the outpatient department at Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan, in the period between March and July 2005. The patients were surveyed for full blood count (FBC) and hemoglobin (Hb) electrophoresis using a(More)
BACKGROUND Immature platelet fraction (IPF) estimation is a non-invasive and sensitive test that is available on recently introduced Sysmex XN-series of automated haematology analysers. It is a direct cellular indicator of thrombopoiesis. The aim of this study was to establish reference intervals for IPF, for both absolute (A-IPF) and percentage (%-IPF)(More)
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