Joseph M Potter

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BACKGROUND Low bone mineral density (BMD) is recognised in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) although the pathogenesis remains unclear. The aims of this study were to compare BMD over a broad continuum of Australian individuals with CF with healthy controls and to examine the relationship between BMD and clinical parameters including physical activity,(More)
A surprising recent finding is that thyroxine binding globulin (TBG) and cortisol binding globulin (CBG), are members of the serine protease inhibitor (serpin) superfamily. Apparently evolution has completely adapted the serpin structure for its new role in these proteins as a transport agent, as there is no evidence of any retained protease inhibitory(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) was covalently attached to polyethylene glycol (PEG) in order to enhance delivery to the spinal cord via the cerebrospinal fluid (intrathecal administration). By varying reaction conditions, mixtures of BDNF covalently attached to one (primary), two (secondary), three (tertiary), or more (higher order) PEG molecules(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of urine cytology in the investigation of men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in the absence of haematuria. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study comprised 336 men attending a LUTS assessment clinic, who had neither macroscopic nor microscopic haematuria. One sample of urine was collected for cytology. Those with(More)
An anticoagulant has been purified from the body fluid of Ascaris suum by sequential passage through Sephadex G-50, CM-cellulose and Sephadex G-25 columns then treated with 2 M NaCl, passaged through a Sephadex G-25 column, separated from the phosphate buffer by precipitation of the latter with the CaCl2, then passaged through a Sephadex G-10 column in(More)
Background: Low bone mineral density (BMD) is recognised in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) although the pathogenesis remains unclear. The aims of this study were to compare BMD over a broad continuum of Australian individuals with CF with healthy controls and to examine the relationship between BMD and clinical parameters including physical activity,(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify urodynamic factors that might determine the clinical outcome of detrusor myotomy in incontinent children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Six girls and three boys (aged 5-14 years) underwent detrusor myotomy for severe urinary incontinence. Seven children had spina bifida, one had traumatic paraplegia and one had low bladder compliance. The(More)