John A. Purvis

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Springs. The plaintiff, a 28-year-old actuary, alleged that she received a severe traumatic brain injury while participating in a mock sumo wrestling contest on the evening of September 7, 2005. She said she was pushed during a round of the mock sumo wresting contest and she fell backward and her helmeted head hit a concrete floor covered by a thin layer of(More)
In 1914, political tensions were running high in Ireland. The Liberal government in Westminster had promised home rule but this was resisted by the Conservatives and Unionists. Nationalists and Unionists formed armed volunteer militia and civil war seemed imminent. When war broke out in Europe, internal tensions eased (for a while) and large numbers of the(More)
BACKGROUND A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is strongly associated with cryptogenic stroke (CS), neurological and other phenomena. The reported prevalence of PFO varies according to the imaging technique used and population studied. PURPOSE To measure prospectively, the prevalence of PFO in a cohort of consecutive patients attending for routine "coronary" CT(More)
We conclude that coronary anatomy is independent of the human genome. Disease lesion sites are at least partly independent of the human genome. In contrast, age at first cardiac event, type of cardiac event and risk factor profile appear to be more closely related to genetic profile. We suggest that when one twin presents with IHD, the second should be(More)
The Ulster Medical Society grants to all users on the basis of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence the right to alter or build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creation is licensed under identical terms. Behcet's disease (BD) is a complex, multifactorial rare disease,(More)
Northern Ireland is blessed with some beautiful lakeland and coastal scenery so if it's a nice day, many of us enjoy visiting areas like the Fermanagh Lakelands or North Coast. There is however a much darker side to our contact with water. In 2014, a total of 338 people drowned in the UK from accidental or natural causes. Only 14 of these deaths occurred in(More)
The Ulster Medical Society grants to all users on the basis of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence the right to alter or build upon the work non-commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creation is licensed under identical terms. The next patient is a 68-year-old lady who has been admitted(More)