Jeannie Beattie

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Defects of glucose transport and phosphorylation may underlie insulin resistance in obesity and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). To test this hypothesis, dynamic imaging of 18F-2-deoxy-glucose uptake into midthigh muscle was performed using positron emission tomography during basal and insulin-stimulated conditions (40 mU/m2 per min), in(More)
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) play an important role in mammary gland development and their effects are, in turn, influenced by a family of 6 IGF-binding proteins (IGFBPs). The IGFBPs are expressed in time- and tissue-specific fashion during the periods of rapid growth and involution of the mammary gland. The precise roles of these proteins in vivo(More)
We report the case of an 1l-y-old boy with a plasma Zn concentration greater than 200 micromol/L, but with symptoms consistent with Zn deficiency. He has had hepatosplenomegaly, rashes, stunted growth (<3rd centile), anemia, and impaired immune function since infancy. He also has vasculitis and osteoporosis. A plasma Zn-binding protein has been separated(More)
An 18 year old man presented with cough and dyspnoea caused by pulmonary infarction. A large friable mass of organising thrombus in an anatomically normal right ventricle was identified as an embolic source. The acute illness was associated with raised titres of anticardiolipin antibodies, one of the antiphospholipid group. This thrombus recurred after(More)
In this study, we evaluate the diagnostic and localizing value of SPECT in three patients with nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). Our results indicate that ictal/subtraction ictal SPECT is a useful complementary noninvasive diagnostic test in patients with focal NCSE. This is especially the case when the EEG findings are inconclusive and for patients(More)