Michael D. Turner

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This report summarizes the establishment of the first national online registry of primary immune deficency in the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom Primary Immunodeficiency (UKPID Registry). This UKPID Registry is based on the European Society for Immune Deficiency (ESID) registry platform, hosted on servers at the Royal Free site of University College,(More)
BACKGROUND During the last 13 years, there has been a growing interest in and use of minimally invasive treatment techniques. Salivary gland endoscopes provide an accurate means of diagnosing and providing minimally invasive surgical treatment for salivary gland diseases. METHODS The authors review the relevant literature and provide the history of(More)
Dapsone is a leprostatic agent commonly prescribed for the management of leprosy, malaria, and the immunosuppression-induced infections of Pneumocystis carinii and Toxoplasma gondii. In susceptible patients, methemoglobinemia, a potentially life-threatening event, can occur. We report a case of dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia which was observed during(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the treatment effects of hyposalivation on denture retention, the authors conducted a systematic review of the literature. TYPES OF STUDIES REVIEWED The authors reviewed clinical investigations that assessed the treatment effects of hyposalivation on denture retention. They searched six electronic databases for works from 1950 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterise and investigate the functional consequences of a novel TNFRSF1A splice site mutation causing tumour necrosis factor receptor associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS) in a 16-year-old male patient and his mother. METHODS Mutational DNA screening was performed in the patient and his mother. Western blotting was used to analyse protein(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine patient preference regarding physician attire and whether perception of medical competence was influenced by the physician's clothing style. METHODS New patients presenting to the OB/GYN clinic at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth were asked to complete a survey regarding patient preference for physcian attire and any effect on(More)
PURPOSE This article describes a new endoscopic approach for orbital floor fractures, reduction, and fixation and reports the clinical results. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten patients who sustained either a comminuted or trap door orbital floor fracture were treated in 2 medical centers following the same surgical protocol. The indications for orbital(More)