Michael Crompton

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Otitis media (OM) is a common cause of childhood hearing loss. The large medical costs involved in treating this condition have meant that research to understand the pathology of this disease and identify new therapeutic interventions is important. There is evidence that susceptibility to OM has a significant genetic component, although little is known(More)
The carbamylation of lens proteins by cyanate causes conformational changes, and cyanate causes cataract. There is some evidence that aspirin is beneficial to cataract patients, so its effect on the carbamylation of lens proteins and on opacification produced by cyanate in vitro was studied. Aspirin decreased the phase separation temperature in lenses(More)
Acute otitis media, inflammation of the middle ear, is the most common bacterial infection in children and, as a consequence, is the most common reason for antimicrobial prescription to this age group. There is currently no effective vaccine for the principal pathogen involved, non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi). The most frequently used and widely(More)
Otosclerosis is a relatively common heterogenous condition, characterized by abnormal bone remodelling in the otic capsule leading to fixation of the stapedial footplate and an associated conductive hearing loss. Although familial linkage and candidate gene association studies have been performed in recent years, little progress has been made in identifying(More)
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