Linda P. Hunt

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OBJECTIVE To calculate the prevalence of developmental coordination disorder at 7 years of age by using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition criteria in a large UK birth cohort. METHODS Cases of developmental coordination disorder were defined by using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a UK(More)
OBJECTIVES To longitudinally assess on-road driving performance in healthy older adults and those with early-stage dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT). DESIGN A prospective longitudinal study. SETTING Large urban medical center and surrounding area. PARTICIPANTS A sample of 58 healthy controls, 21 participants with very mild DAT, and 29 participants(More)
The serum high density lipoprotein (HDL) subfractions, HDL2, and HDL3, and serum apolipoprotein AI and B (apo AI and B) were evaluated as potential indicators of the risk of ischaemic heart disease in men aged less than 60 years who had previously had a myocardial infarction and in controls with a similar socioeconomic background who had no history of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the impact of body mass index (BMI) SD score (SDS) improvement through lifestyle modification on metabolic risk and body composition over 12 months. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Hospital outpatient weight management clinic in the UK. PATIENTS 88 adolescents (40 males, 86% Caucasian) of median age 12.4 years (range(More)
BACKGROUND The present study addresses the issue of biological ageing of the oocyte (as indicated by basal serum FSH levels) versus chronological ageing. METHODS 1019 infertile but ovulating women were studied in their first cycle of IVF treatment. A series of logistic regression models were developed to assess statistical significance of effects of age(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the effect of obstetric emergency training on knowledge. Furthermore, to assess if acquisition of knowledge is influenced by the training setting or teamwork training. DESIGN A prospective randomised controlled trial. SETTING Training was completed in six hospitals in the South West of England, UK and at the Bristol Medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate overnight variations in absolute values and patterns of cytokines including interleukin 6 (IL6) and tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to relate any changes to those occurring in blood cortisol. METHODS A total of 16 people (8 female) with active RA and who had received no recent(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare patient and cycle characteristics among three study groups: early ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), late OHSS, and non-OHSS. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING University assisted conception service. PATIENT(S) Women undergoing in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection or gamete intrafallopian(More)
We report the long-term outcome of 218 Charnley low-friction arthroplasties in 141 patients who were 40 years old or younger at the time of surgery. The minimum follow-up was ten years with a mean of 16 years. The probability of the femoral component surviving 20 years was 86% and of the acetabular component, 84%. The chance that both components would(More)
BACKGROUND The study explores the relationship between serum chlamydia antibody titres (CATs) and detection of tubal damage in infertile women. METHODS The tubal status and pelvic findings in 1006 women undergoing laparoscopy for infertility were related to CAT, which was measured using the whole-cell inclusion immunofluorescence test. RESULTS A(More)