Joanna McCormack

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PURPOSE Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is a key folate pathway enzyme with the T variant of the MTHFR gene increasing the risk of low folate status, particularly coupled with low folate intake. As genetic variability of MTHFR influences folate status, it is important to ensure an adequate intake that overrides genetic effects but minimises any(More)
The use of thallium in an attempted assassination of four members of a political organization is described. The intended victims first complained of abdominal pain within two days of eating a snack prepared by their host; painful peripheral neuropathy occurred within one week and loss of hair within three weeks. Swelling of the optic disk was observed in(More)
It is the position of Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) that adolescent athletes have unique nutritional requirements as a consequence of undertaking daily training and competition in addition to the demands of growth and development. As such, SDA established an expert multidisciplinary panel to undertake an independent review of the relevant scientific(More)
Introduced in England in 1967, laparoscopic sterilization has effected a radical change in female sterilization which 1st consisted of electrocoagulation of the Fallopian tubes. Mechanical methods have since basically replaced electrocoagulation, such as tubal rings and clips. In the mid 1970s, the Filshie clip emerged and has since become the most common(More)
BACKGROUND Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) is rare and associated with significant morbidity and mortality in trauma patients. As the population ages and life expectancy increases, the frequency of this injury will increase in the elderly and thus it behoves us to understand treatment and outcome in this patient population. METHODS We analysed(More)