Paul L. Levick

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Resistin, an adipocyte-derived cytokine, causes insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mice. We investigated whether resistin expression was higher in human abdominal adipose tissue than other adipose tissue depots. We extracted RNA from 32 adipose tissue samples (13 subcutaneous abdominal, seven omentum, six thigh, and six breast). Quantitative PCR(More)
Genitourinary anomalies were looked for in patients with congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. In a prospective series of 64 patients investigated by intravenous pyelography, 13 were abnormal (20.6%). In a retrospective series of 232 patients, 6 had anomalies of the upper urinary tract (2.7%). In this latter series the incidence of inguinal hernia(More)
Visfatin has been proposed as an insulin-mimicking adipocytokine, predominantly secreted from adipose tissue and correlated with obesity. However, recent studies suggest visfatin may act as a proinflammatory cytokine. Our studies sought to determine the significance of this adipocytokine and its potential role in the pathogenesis of T2DM. Firstly, we(More)
Severe postburn scarring of the lower face in the adult male may cause loss of mustache and beard in addition to other complications. The resulting unacceptable boyish appearance in 3 such patients was treated with tissue-expanded visor flap reconstruction. Complications, which were few, minor, and temporary, included moderate postoperative hematoma,(More)
The modern era of breast augmentation and reconstruction began in 1963, with the introduction of silicone implants by Cronin and Gerow. To date, the demand for cosmetic augmentation continues to increase exponentially. However, whilst the surgical techniques and quality of mammary prosthesis have improved dramatically in recent years, patients are still(More)
This report presents the experience gained from 26 patients treated with autogenic cultured epithelial grafts (auto-CEG). All auto-CEG were applied to wounds clinically defined as full skin thickness injury. In total 89 separate sites were grafted. The overall estimate of 'take' ranged from 0 to 98 per cent with a mean value of 15 per cent. The highest(More)
A 21-year-old soldier sustained a schrapnel blast injury during an accident with a mortar fuse. Surgical repair included the use of one of his reconstructed metacarpal bones to repair the orbital floor. The remainder of the orbital floor was repaired using maxillary bone. It proved an excellent method of repairing this patient's orbital floor.