Kirsten Turner

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Continuous subcutaneous infusion of apomorphine is now increasingly recognized as an effective treatment for refractory off periods and peak-dose dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease. We have reviewed our experience with apomorphine infusions, after a strategy decision in 1995 based on emerging preclinical data, to treat all patients with steady-state plasma(More)
Patients with Parkinson's disease may use Dopamine Replacement Therapy (DRT) in excess of therapeutic need. We investigate whether a group of 10 patients with Parkinson's disease, provisionally diagnosed with "Hedonistic Homeostatic Dysregulation" because of their excessive use of DRT, met established operational psychiatric criteria for substance(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine acceptable strategies for automated data acquisition and artifact rejection from computerized ventilators using the Medical Information Bus. DESIGN Medical practitioners were surveyed to establish 'clinically important' ventilator events. A prospective study involving frequent data collection from ventilators was also conducted. (More)
OBJECTIVE To study the natural history of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and its impact on exit-site infection (ESI). SETTING A teaching hospital single-center study. DESIGN A prospective cohort study in prevalent continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) patients. PATIENTS 153 patients (76 male, 77 female; mean age 46 years) with(More)
Three separate cases of child administration of prescription drugs are described. Following liquid-liquid extraction, high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) was used to identify and quantify methadone, 2-ethylidene-1,5-dimethyl-3,3-diphenyl-1-pyrrolidine (EDDP), tramadol, amitriptyline, and nortriptyline in children's(More)
This study was undertaken to ascertain the effectiveness of an immobilization device in reducing exit site infections (ESI) in CAPD patients, and whether immuno-suppressive therapy, diabetes, disconnect system and Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage had any bearing on the incidence of ESI. Sixty-six patients having a Tenckhoff catheter placement were(More)
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