Nick M. Kane

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In this phase I study, we assessed the safety and feasibility of intravenous, autologous bone marrow (BM) cell therapy, without immunosuppressive preconditioning, in six patients with clinically definite, relapsing-progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). Assessment of efficacy was a secondary objective and employed clinical disability rating scales, multimodal(More)
We have studied the effects of extracranial ischaemia and intracranial hypoxia on measurement of cerebral oxygenation using near-infrared, reflectance-mode, cerebral oximetry (Invos 3100 cerebral oximeter) in healthy adult subjects. Under stable systemic conditions, scalp ischaemia induced by a pneumatic tourniquet caused an apparent reduction in mean(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on the effects of anaesthesia on event-related potentials and long latency auditory-evoked potentials (AEP) are sparse. Both provide information on cortical processing and may have potential as monitors of awareness. We studied the effect of propofol on the event-related potential mismatch negativity (MMN) and the long-latency AEP NI. (More)
Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality after traumatic brain injury (TBI), and its severity is therefore a major determinant of outcome. There have been suggestions that the extent of DAI may be reflected in quantitative measures of cerebral function, including the electroencephalogram (EEG) and brain-stem auditory(More)
The prediction of the outcome from coma is of considerable importance to the patients, their relatives and attendant medical staff, and yet current clinical methods lack sensitivity and specificity. Objective investigations can enhance the accuracy of such predictions and are an important adjuvant when reaching decisions to continue or terminate life(More)
BACKGROUND We have recently completed an evaluation of the safety and feasibility of intravenous delivery of autologous bone marrow in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). The possibility of repair was suggested by improvement in the neurophysiological secondary outcome measure seen in all participants. The current study will examine the(More)
An audit of surgery for acoustic neuroma was carried out to determine the frequency and nature of postoperative symptoms and their impact upon the patient's quality of life and vocation. Fifty-six patients were interviewed between 6 months and 5 years (mean 26 months) after surgical excision of an acoustic neuroma. The objective surgical results in these(More)
BACKGROUND The promising utility of multi-modality evoked potential batteries to objectively measure multi-tract dysfunction has been evaluated by several groups using different methods. OBJECTIVE To independently evaluate the use of multi-modality evoked potential batteries as surrogate biomarkers for both physical and cognitive status in a cohort of(More)
Revascularisation of ischaemic tissue remains an area of substantial unmet clinical need in cardiovascular disease. Strategies to induce therapeutic angiogenesis are therefore attractive. Our recent focus has been on human embryonic stem cell (hESC) strategies since hESC can be maintained in a pluripotent state or differentiated into any desired cell type,(More)