John L. Thompson

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale-revised (ALSFRSr), a predictor of survival time in ALS clinical trials, predicts survival time in an ALS clinic population. METHODS The authors prospectively evaluated 267 consecutive patients with ALS at first visit to an ALS clinic using the ALSFRSr and pulmonary(More)
A genetic linkage map, based on a cross between the synthetic hexaploid CPI133872 and the bread wheat cultivar Janz, was established using 111 F1-derived doubled haploid lines. The population was phenotyped in multiple years and/or locations for seven disease resistance traits, namely, Septoria tritici blotch (Mycosphaeralla graminicola), yellow leaf spot(More)
CONTEXT The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) has been associated with vascular occlusive events. However, the role of aPL in predicting ischemic events, particularly recurrent ischemic stroke, is controversial. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of baseline aPL positivity (ie, positivity for anticardiolipin antibodies [aCL], lupus anticoagulant(More)
OBJECTIVE Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating, and currently incurable, neuromuscular disease in which oxidative stress and mitochondrial impairment are contributing to neuronal loss. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an antioxidant and mitochondrial cofactor, has shown promise in ALS transgenic mice, and in clinical trials for neurodegenerative(More)
Taurine, a sulfur-containing amino acid, is a normal constituent of the human diet. Little is known of the pharmacokinetics of taurine in man after oral administration. We studied the pharmacokinetics of 4 g taurine in eight healthy male volunteers (median age 27.5, range 22-45) following orally administration in the fasting state in the morning. Blood(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the use of antiplatelet agents, usually aspirin, in patients who have had an ischemic stroke, there is still a substantial rate of recurrence. Therefore, we investigated whether warfarin, which is effective and superior to aspirin in the prevention of cardiogenic embolism, would also prove superior in the prevention of recurrent ischemic(More)
Improved diagnostic tests that can accurately identify subjects at high risk for aspiration pneumonia (AP) are needed. One measure of this accuracy is the false-negative rate (FNR), which determines the failure of a test to identify a group at high risk. This study compares FNRs for AP among dysphagic stroke patients for two prognostic techniques: modified(More)
We wished to determine whether the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale-revised (ALSFRS-R) is reliable when used as primary outcome measure in a multicenter clinical trial. To establish inter-rater reliability, we randomly assigned 19 primary raters and 11 back-up raters to score nine amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients using the(More)
Malathion [O,O-dimethyl-S-(1,2-dicarbethoxyethyl)phosphorodithioate] is an organophosphorus insecticide widely used in veterinary medicine and in humans for the treatment of lice. In this study, the rate of the percutaneous absorption of malathion has been measured in human skin, in vivo, using microdialysis. Malathion was detected in tissue dialysate(More)
CONTEXT Elucidation of the ischemic cascade has helped stimulate development of neuroprotective drugs aimed at limiting brain injury in the hours following an ischemic stroke. To date, none of these drugs has shown clinical efficacy. OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy of gavestinel (GV150526), an antagonist of the glycine site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate(More)