Ken G. Rogers

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We investigated the role of perceptual and motor factors in visuospatial impairment in 30 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and 30 matched controls. All subjects were administered visuospatial tests, which included "visuoperceptual" tasks, requiring minimal motor responses, and "visuomotor" tasks. The performance of patients with PD was considerably(More)
A study was performed to test the hypothesis that renal allograft recipients are at high risk of developing anal human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN). A total of 133 renal allograft recipients and 145 control patients underwent anoscopy and biopsy. A polymerase chain reaction was used to detect HPV16 DNA in biopsy(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that women with invasive vulvar cancer are at high risk of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated anal squamous neoplasia. METHODS Forty women (median age 54.5 years; range 25-86) who were being treated or had been treated for invasive vulvar cancer and who had not had radiotherapy to the pelvis or anogenital(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Pyropheophorbide-a-hexyl ether (HPPH) is a new compound being investigated for use as a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy; however, the pharmacokinetics are not known for any of the target species likely to be treated with this drug. The objective of this study was to determine the pharmacokinetic parameters of this drug(More)
To investigate the mechanisms of hypercalcaemia in carcinoma of the breast, 22 patients with hypercalcaemia due to metastatic carcinoma were studied and the findings compared with those obtained in normal subjects and patients with benign and malignant breast disease without hypercalcaemia. As expected, patients with metastases of bone showed biochemical(More)
Generalized faecal peritonitis is associated with a mortality of over 50% in most series of cases. Despite great improvements in the standards of intensive care the morbidity and mortality associated with this condition have not improved, in part due to recurrent intra-abdominal sepsis. This preliminary study investigated the role of laparotomy, repeated(More)
DNA ploidy and the measurement of proliferation or S-phase fraction are both of prognostic significance in breast cancer, yet clinical use is minimal in the U.K. Immunohistochemistry is, however, used to aid diagnosis, so a panel of antibodies were analysed by flow cytometry to assess their predictive value for prognosis, tumour stage and grade. Of 10(More)
The failure of animals to fit all life-cycle stages into an annual cycle could reduce the chances of successful breeding. In some cases, non-optimal strategies will be adopted in order to maintain the life-cycle within the scope of one year. We studied trade-offs made by a High Arctic migrant shorebird, the red knot Calidris canutus islandica, between(More)
BACKGROUND High-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN III) may be premalignant. Surgical excision of large areas of anal epithelium carries significant morbidity. Ablation treatments may carry less morbidity; however, the depth of ablation is uncertain and failure to ablate dysplasia in hair shafts and other skin appendages may lead to early recurrence.(More)