Paula Trotter

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We examined the role of the posterior division of the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (pPVTh) in habituation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) responses to repeated restraint. Habituation refers to the decrement in HPA activity that occurs with repeated exposure to the same or homotypic stressor. To date, the pPVTh has been shown to inhibit(More)
Interleukin (IL)-1 is a pivotal pro-inflammatory cytokine and an important mediator of both acute and chronic central nervous system (CNS) injuries. Despite intense research in CNS IL-1 biology over the past two decades, its precise mechanism of action in inflammatory responses to acute brain disorders remains largely unknown. In particular, much effort has(More)
OBJECTIVE Dedicated otolaryngology high dependency units are uncommon. This paper reports the first experiences of such a facility in the UK, assessing reason for admission, duration of stay, occupancy rate and need for care escalation. The study sought to assess the presence of similar units in the UK. METHODS A retrospective review of high dependency(More)
Postmenopausal bleeding is a common symptom accounting for about 10% of gynaecology referrals. Endometrial polyp formation is a frequent association and most can be identified at transvaginal scan using fluid-contrast endosonography. We undertook a study to find out what proportions of polyps are malignant or pre-malignant, and of those, what proportion(More)
It has been suggested that vanadium may be of aetiological importance in manic depressive psychosis. Therefore, the ability of psychotropic drugs to catalyze the reduction of vanadate ion by reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH) was investigated. The most active drug was methylene blue but all the phenothiazines and all the monoamine oxidase(More)