P C Burnett

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate rates of psychiatric disorder in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, in an Australian sample of homosexual and bisexual men. METHOD A cross-sectional study of a total of 65 HIV sero-negative (HIV-) and 164 HIV sero-positive men (HIV+) (79 CDC stage II/III and 85 CDC stage IV) was conducted in three(More)
Despite a plethora of instruments used to measure stressors and coping mechanisms in adolescents little attention has been paid to issues of reliability and validity. In an endeavour to overcome this problem, a statistical methodology was implemented to develop scales from existing item sets. Items from Kohn and Frazer's (1986) Academic Stress Scale were(More)
Uric acid (UA) levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured in 15 dogs and the entrance and effect of allopurinol, a specific inhibitor of enzyme xanthine oxidase (XO), in brain were measured by sampling CSF in dogs. Allopurinol was administered intravenously 25 mg/kg every 6 h for 48 h. Drug level as well as UA level in plasma and CSF was measured by(More)
A preliminary survey of 34 suicides among patients attending community services for the chronically mentally ill revealed a rate of 520 per 100,000 admitted. In contrast to earlier hospital surveys, no risk variables were identified for patients dying by suicide. Thirty-four percent of suicides occurred within one week of the last treatment and 59% within 3(More)
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