Melanie Kirby

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Children diagnosed with sickle cell disease (SCD) have an increased risk of stroke, often associated with white matter damage and neurocognitive morbidity. Growing evidence suggests that subtle changes in white matter integrity, which do not pass the threshold to be visible on a clinical magnetic resonance image and classified as stroke, may contribute to(More)
Adults with beta thalassemia major frequently have low BMD, fractures, and bone pain. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of low BMD, fractures, and bone pain in all thalassemia syndromes in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, associations of BMD with fractures and bone pain, and etiology of bone disease in thalassemia. Patients of(More)
There is evidence from in vitro systems that the extent of neuronal loss in acute central nervous system ischaemia can be reduced by manoeuvres which restrict availability of glucose to the ischaemic area. Experiments were designed to test whether hypoglycaemia induced with insulin is associated with improved behavioural outcome in a recovery model of(More)
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