Judith R Anderson

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BACKGROUND Transfusional iron overload is a potentially fatal complication of the treatment of thalassaemia. We aimed to investigate short-term efficacy, pharmacokinetic/pharma- codynamic (PK/PD) relations, and safety of ICL670, a novel, tridentate, orally active iron chelator. METHODS We enrolled 24 patients and divided them into three cohorts consisting(More)
The rates of cell proliferation and of cell loss influence the growth rate of a tumour and reflect genetic changes. We studied proliferation and apoptosis in oligodendrogliomas and their relationship to progression of the tumours. Thirty-two cases of oligodendroglioma were retrieved spanning a 10-year period. The diagnosis and grade were reviewed and(More)
The apolipoprotein E genotype was determined for 11 patients with sporadic inclusion-body myositis. Seven cases had the genotype epsilon 3/epsilon 3, the other four cases, epsilon 3/epsilon 4. The frequency of the epsilon 4 allele in this group of patients (0.182) was not significantly increased compared with elderly controls (0.147; n = 58), in contrast to(More)
OBJECTIVES Cervical spine disorders are common in the older population. The paravertebral muscles are essential to the support and stabilisation of the cervical spine but have been little studied. The aim was to determine whether pathological changes develop in these muscles in patients with severe cervical spine disease, which, if present, might contribute(More)
The grading and prognostic assessment of oligodendrogliomas is severely constrained and there remains a need for improved diagnosis. Recently, we have identified the minichromosome maintenance (MCM) family of proteins as a novel class of proliferation markers. Mcm2 is a protein which forms part of the prereplicative complex. It is necessary for this complex(More)
The oligodendroglioma has been considered to be a tumour showing oligodendrocyte differentiation, but studies of the expression of oligodendrocyte markers have not conclusively demonstrated this and the pattern of differentiation of this tumour remains uncertain. Recent studies have suggested that some oligodendrogliomas may show neuronal differentiation.(More)
Although laparoscopic cholecystectomy has rapidly become routine practice in the UK, there has been no rigorous comparison of it with open cholecystectomy. In our trial, 302 patients were randomised to laparoscopic or minilaparotomy cholecystectomy. Recovery after surgery was assessed by length of hospital stay, outpatient review at 10 days and 4 weeks, and(More)
Herpes simplex type 1 virus was inoculated into 3-week-old mice via four different routes; intracerebral, intravenous, intranasal and directly into the sciatic nerve. Virus antigen-containing cells in the central nervous system were identified by both an immunofluorescence and immunoperoxidase method. The portal of entry of virus into the CNS appeared to be(More)
A 50 year old woman presented with a subacute onset of vertigo and diplopia followed by an encephalopathy with confusion, spasticity, ataxia, myoclonus, and multiple branch retinal arteriolar occlusions and unilateral sensorineural deafness. Brain biopsy confirmed multiple microinfarcts with no vasculitis. After the procedure she had a right iliofemoral(More)