Leila Percival

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INTRODUCTION Familial dysautonomia (FD) is a rare hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy (type III). The disease is caused by a point mutation in the IKBKAP gene that affects the splicing of the elongator-1 protein (ELP-1) (also known as IKAP). Patients have dramatic blood pressure instability due to baroreflex failure, chronic kidney disease, and(More)
An example of interdisciplinary problem solving by occupational health professionals is presented. Approximately one dozen employees in an aircraft wire harness assembly line complained of dermatitis, alleging workplace exposures as causation. The plant's and consulting industrial hygienists prepared toxicology and exposure assessments for all process(More)
Physicians and physiologists agree that ability to utilize oxygen during effort is the most reliable indication of physical fitness. This article describes the findings of a study done at the Fitness Institute in Toronto on individuals before and during a fitness program. Results are categorized in nine-year sections and the fitness level of any given age(More)
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