Joan Barber

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BACKGROUND Plasma homocysteine is elevated in Alzheimer's disease, but little is known regarding levels of related aminothiols in the disease. We therefore determined total plasma homocysteine, cysteine, and glutathione levels in patients and control subjects and investigated their relationship with cognitive scores. METHODS We performed a prospective,(More)
A system of emotional control of behavior is believed to be lateralized to the right hemisphere. Given that dopaminergic pathways are involved in affective behavior, depression, which is recognized as an integral part of Parkinson's disease, may be associated with a dopamine imbalance. The present study examined this hypothesis in patients with unilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of antenatal screening for Down's syndrome by maternal age and routine mid-pregnancy ultrasound scanning. DESIGN Retrospective six year survey. SETTING Maternity units of a district general hospital. SUBJECTS Pregnant women booked for delivery in hospital between 1 January 1993 and 31 December 1998. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
A programme of computer-assisted learning has been introduced for fifth-year medical students at Glasgow University during the teaching course in general practice. The programme allows students to make decisions on all aspects of patient care, and has the potential for combining a learning situation with an objective evaluation of skills and attitudes. The(More)
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