Matthew J Perkins

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HISTORICALLY, BIOMARKERS HAVE BEEN USED IN TWO MAJOR WAYS TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE BETTER HEALTH STATUS: first, for diagnostic purposes, and second, as specific targets to treat various diseases. A new era in treatment and even cure for the some diseases using reprograming of somatic cells is about to be born. In this approach, scientists are successfully(More)
Graves hyperthyroidism is commonly seen in clinical practice and Takotsubo stress cardiomyopathy is an increasingly recognized cardiac complication of physical or emotional stress. We report the rare case of a patient with Graves hyperthyroidism that was complicated by severe biventricular takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which was demonstrated on heart(More)
We report a case of successful treatment of chronic osteomyelitis (emanating from contaminated soil exposure) caused by Clostridium sphenoides, an organism infrequently identified as a cause of human infection and more saliently osteomyelitis (only 1 reported case in the literature). Additional impetus for reporting this case resides in the insights gained(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and compare the levels of stress reported by dental practitioners working within clinical dental specialties. METHOD Questionnaire survey of 220 dental practitioners identified from the General Dental Council lists of specialist practitioners in the following clinical specialties: orthodontics, paediatric dentistry, restorative(More)
The contemporary conception of countertransference as potentially useful therapeutically is presented within a Sullivanian -interpersonal framework. A typology of countertransference is outlined with illustrations common within inpatient/residential treatment settings for children. Several clinical vignettes follow which demonstrate the therapeutic(More)