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This report describes an investigation of genotoxic effects in an inter-tidal fish species sampled along a pollution gradient in the Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK. The comet assay is an electrophoretic technique for measuring DNA breakage in nuclei from individual cells and has only recently been applied to field investigations of genotoxicity. The(More)
There is an increasing amount of evidence, from several mammalian species, that plasma testosterone levels increase acutely when the male is exposed to sexual stimuli. Work reported here investigates whether such responses occur in male mice, and whether their incidence is related to measures of sexual behaviour. Close proximity of oestrous female mice was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of 4 weeks of 30 minutes of daily stretching on ankle mobility in patients with recent spinal cord injuries (SCIs). DESIGN Assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING Two spinal injury units in Sydney, Australia. PATIENTS Consecutive sample of 14 recently injured patients with paraplegia and quadriplegia. (More)
White footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) inhabiting an area surrounding a pond (Tyler) contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals (Cadmium, Zinc, Copper) had whole body burdens of 0.42-4.17 ppm PCBs (mean 2.3 ppm) and animals from a comparison nonpolluted site (WCC) had no detectable PCBs. Males and females caught at the polluted site in(More)
Background and purpose:The purpose of this study was to determine the amount and type of equipment prescribed to aid mobility and self-care for patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in Australia and to determine how frequently the equipment is used 1 year later and whether patients are satisfied with it.Methods:A consecutive series of 61 patients(More)
Study design:Repeated-measures design.Objectives:To assess the validity and responsiveness of five additional mobility and locomotor (5-AML) items when used in conjunction with the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) for assessing the mobility and locomotor function of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).Setting:Specialised acute spinal and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate maternal and fetal hair mercury levels in relation to the placement of dental amalgam tooth restorations. DESIGN Cross sectional study involving women who never had dental amalgam restorations placed, women who had amalgam restorations placed before pregnancy and women who had restorations placed during the index pregnancy. SETTING(More)
Study design: Retrospective cohort study.Objective: To quantify the hand function of C6 and C7 tetraplegics 1–16 years after injury.Setting: Patients were assessed in their homes.Methods: Medical records of patients admitted to the Prince Henry Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit between 1984 and 1999 were used to identify all patients with C6 or C7 tetraplegia(More)
The aim of this study was to design and test the reliability of an assessment tool that could be used by physiotherapists to quantify the mobility of wheelchair-dependent paraplegics. The assessment tool examined six key tasks fundamental to the mobility of wheelchair-dependent paraplegics, comprising moving from lying to sitting, completing a horizontal(More)
Marking behavior was maintained by testosterone propionate treatment in castrated Mongolian gerbils. p-Chlorophenylalanine (PCPA) enhanced and alpha-methyltyrosine (alpha-MT) inhibited responses. No effect was seen by PCPA in non-TP-treated subjects. Fenfluramine inhibited the response in intact gerbils. The data suggest that serotonergic inhibitory(More)