Peter F Burke

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BACKGROUND Visual hallucinations in Parkinson disease (PD) occur in approximately one third of patients treated long-term with dopaminergic medications. In Alzheimer disease, hallucinations and psychosis have been linked to increased representations of B2/B2 homozyogotes for the dopamine receptor gene DRD1 and 1/1 or 2/2 homozygotes for DRD3. In addition, a(More)
One hundred and sixty patients have been studied in a controlled trial of two drugs which have been in combination to prevent postoperative-deep-vein thrombosis. Both the drugs, dipyridamole (Persantin) and aspirin, were given by mouth from the evening before operation and for seven days after operation. The radioactive fibrinogen test was used to diagnose(More)
At the very first meeting of the Council of the newly formed College of Surgeons of Australasia, held in Dunedin in February 1927, the decision was made to publish a surgical journal. The journal was to serve as a record of the various activities of the College; pride of place being given to articles on the science and art of surgery, and, as the first(More)
Richard III of England died in the Battle of Bosworth Field in August 1485. The whereabouts of his remains were unknown until 2012 when an archaeological excavation using ground-penetrating radar was undertaken in a city council car park in Leicester. The University of Leicester confirmed in 2013 that the remains were confirmed on a combination of the(More)
  • Peter F Burke
  • The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery
  • 1997
A review of the life and achievements of Kenneth Fitzpatrick Russell, whose death in his 76th year robbed us of a civilized gentleman who was at the zenith of his creative output, would be a daunting task, if only because of the breadth of his hobbies and interests: art and medical literature; reading; sinology and seal carving; numismatics, medical(More)
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