Paul J. Jenkins

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CONTEXT There are few large series of patients with ectopic, nonpituitary, corticotropin (ACTH) secretion (EAS). OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze the clinical, biochemical, and radiological features, management, and treatment outcome of patients with EAS. DESIGN This was a retrospective case-record study. SETTING The setting for(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disorder in which granulomatous deposits occur at multiple sites within the body, but which often involves the hypothalamo-pituitary axis (HPA). Although diabetes insipidus (DI) is a well recognized complication, the frequency of anterior pituitary and other nonendocrine hypothalamic (NEH) involvement has not(More)
We conducted a prospective cohort study investigating the rate and predictors of dissatisfaction among patients after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). Eight hundred fifty patients were assessed preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively using Patient Reported Outcome Measures. There was a 7% rate of dissatisfaction after THA. After univariate analysis,(More)
The growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor-I (GH-IGF-I) axis plays a fundamental role in the development of the breast. The maintenance of breast tissue architecture is aided by its effect on proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. There has been increasing recognition of its role as a major determinant of breast cancer and, more recently, its(More)
UNLABELLED Periprosthetic fracture is an uncommon but typically complex complication of cemented THA usually treated operatively. It is a source of reduced function, subsequent morbidity, and increased mortality. Previous studies may have underestimated the incidence of fracture through loss to followup or failure to use survivorship methodologies. The(More)
BACKGROUND There has been recent controversy as to the effectiveness of conventional pituitary irradiation in reducing circulating GH levels to less than 2.5 ng/ml and/or normalization of serum IGF-I. OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to determine the effects of conventional pituitary irradiation on 1) lowering of serum GH and IGF-I levels, 2) the proportion(More)
OBJECTIVE Meta-iodo-benzyl-guanidine labelled with 131-iodine [(131)I-mIBG] has been used extensively for imaging tumours originating from the neural crest but experience with its therapeutic use is limited, particularly for non-catecholamine secreting tumours. In order to assess the therapeutic response and potential adverse effects of the therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that patients with acromegaly may be at risk of developing colorectal carcinoma. In order to clarify this issue, we have evaluated the prevalence of carcinoma, premalignant tubulovillous adenomas and hyperplastic colonic polyps in a large cohort of patients with acromegaly. DESIGN Prospective colonoscopic examination by a(More)
BACKGROUND There is a growing trend to treat displaced midshaft clavicular fractures with primary open reduction and plate fixation; whether such treatment results in improved patient outcomes is debatable. The aim of this multicenter, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial was to compare union rates, functional outcomes, and economic costs for(More)
We report the ten-year survival of a cemented total knee replacement (TKR) in patients aged < 55 years at the time of surgery, and compare the functional outcome with that of patients aged > 55 years. The data were collected prospectively and analysed using Kaplan-Meier survival statistics, with revision for any reason, or death, as the endpoint. A total of(More)