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OBJECTIVE The insulin tolerance test (ITT) is usually regarded as the 'gold standard' for the assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis (growth hormone (GH) and ACTH) but must be used with caution and is contra-indicated in certain groups of patients. The glucagon stimulation test (GST) has previously been shown to be a good alternative when the ITT is(More)
OBJECTIVE The management of CSF rhinorrhoea following dopamine agonist (DA) treatment for invasive prolactinomas is difficult and there is no clear consensus for its treatment. Our objective was therefore to investigate the different treatments for this condition. DESIGN AND PATIENTS We examined the case notes of five patients with invasive prolactinomas(More)
AIM It is known that patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus are more prone to develop coeliac disease and that autoimmune thyroid disease occurs more frequently in patients with coeliac disease. We therefore assessed whether coeliac disease, either known or occult, occurs more frequently in young/middle aged adults with Type 1 diabetes and coexisting(More)
For a dense RFID reader deployment, such as in warehouse RFID deployment, where hundreds of antennas are positioned in a building, the interference between all these readers must be studied carefully to avoid severe reader collisions. Strict RFID regulations and standards have been imposed, trying to address the problem of reader collision and also the(More)
Obesity, particularly truncal obesity, is closely correlated to the prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Plasma leptin, tumour necrosis factor-alpha and non-esterified fatty acid levels are all elevated in obesity and play a role in causing insulin resistance. Diabetic glycaemic control and insulin resistance improve with reductions in(More)
The study and analysis of RFID antenna positioning is important for supply chain large-scale deployment. In a dense reader environment, there are multiples of RFID readers and readers interference reduces the reliability and efficiency of the RFID system. In the worst case, the interference would paralyse an entire RFID system. This paper explores antenna(More)
* Passive UHF Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are potentially low cost and offer good read range for object identification in various types of applications. However, the performance of conventional passive UHF RFID tags will be greatly affected when the tags are attached to metallic objects. In this paper, a small passive UHF RFID tag consisting(More)
In a clinic population of 509 type 1 diabetic patients aged 16-45 years, 5.5% had received treatment for thyroid disorders (20 hypothyroid, three males; eight thyrotoxicosis, four males), and Addison's disease was present in four patients (0.8%, one male). In all patients, type 1 diabetes preceded the diagnosis of the other autoimmune disorder. The clinical(More)
A successful demonstration of an EPC Network enterprise system, will not only give a greater confidence to organisations on the feasibility of the EPC Network concepts, but it will also provide researchers in this field with a clearer understanding of the EPC Network concepts and implementation issues in the real world. This will allow researchers to(More)
OBJECTIVE Growth hormone (GH) deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Abnormalities in heart rate variability (HRV), a surrogate marker of cardiac autonomic tone, have also been found in untreated growth hormone deficient (GHD) patients. Similar abnormalities have been found in patients with complications(More)