Mairi Mackinnon

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The coronary arterial supply and associated structures have been examined and described for 29 species covering 11 reptilian families, with supplementary observations on other species. Variation in the origin, number, and configuration of coronary arterial vessels is mainly interfamilial and the same is true regarding the presence or absence of a(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine gestational age (GA)-specific mortality rates; the effects of GA, birth weight, sex, and multiple gestation on mortality rates; short-term morbidity for infants born at 23 to 28 weeks GA; and impairment rates at a corrected chronologic age of 18 months for those born at 23 to 25 weeks GA. METHODS A data base analysis was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prognostic variables effecting the successful pregnancy outcome of reversal of sterilization. DESIGN Demographic and clinical history data were collected prospectively. SETTING Division of Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. (More)
PURPOSE There is a need for high-quality evidence regarding the frequency, independent clinical associations, and longitudinal course of depression in patients with cerebral glioma. PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a twin-center, prospective, observational cohort study with 6-month follow-up. Consenting adults with a new diagnosis of cerebral glioma received(More)
BACKGROUND Relatively little is known about the frequency, longitudinal course, independent associations, and reported causes of emotional distress in adults with primary cerebral glioma. We aimed to describe these features in an observational study. METHODS This was a twin-center prospective cohort study. Eligible adults were those with a new(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze cumulative conception rates and the prognostic factors influencing them during exogenous human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) therapy for World Health Organization (WHO) group I or II ovulatory disorders. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of 468 treatment cycles in 146 women with ovulatory disorders refractory to(More)
No depression screening tool is validated for use in cases of cerebral glioma. To address this, we studied the operating characteristics of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (Depression subscale) (HAD-D), the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), and the Distress Thermometer (DT) in glioma patients.We conducted a twin-center prospective(More)
When screening for depression in glioma patients, the utility of proxy carer report is unknown. We studied how patients and proxies differed in the frequency, severity and agreement of reported depressive symptoms, the external validity of these reports, and whether patient-proxy agreement was associated with cognitive function. This was a cross-sectional(More)
Type 2 diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure and peripheral neuropathy, and is associated with premature death. Mary MacKinnon reviews this complex major disease and describes new treatments that are due to be licensed in the UK in the coming year.