Peter Thompson

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OBJECTIVE To determine the validity of a clinical diagnosis of probable or possible dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) made using International Consensus criteria. BACKGROUND Validation studies based on retrospective chart reviews of autopsy-confirmed cases have suggested that diagnostic specificity for DLB is acceptable but case detection rates as low as(More)
Tuberous sclerosis is an autosomal dominant trait characterized by the development of hamartomatous growths in many organs. Renal cysts are also a frequent manifestation. Major genes for tuberous sclerosis and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, TSC2 and PKD1, respectively, lie adjacent to each other at chromosome 16p13.3, suggesting a role for(More)
Major genes which cause tuberous sclerosis (TSC) and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), known as TSC2 and PKD1 respectively, lie immediately adjacent to each other on chromosome 16p. Renal cysts are often found in TSC, but a specific renal phenotype, distinguished by the severity and infantile presentation of the cystic changes, is seen(More)
BACKGROUND There is little evidence from clinical trials that the use of adrenaline (epinephrine) in treating cardiac arrest improves survival, despite adrenaline being considered standard of care for many decades. The aim of our study was to determine the effect of adrenaline on patient survival to hospital discharge in out of hospital cardiac arrest. (More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia has been identified as a potential risk factor for atherosclerosis. This study examined whether a modest elevation of plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) was an independent risk factor for increased carotid artery intimal-medial wall thickness (IMT) and focal plaque formation in a large, randomly selected community population.(More)
BACKGROUND Attentional deficits are described in the consensus clinical criteria for the operationalized diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) as characteristic of the condition. In addition, preliminary studies have indicated that both attentional impairments and fluctuation of attentional impairments are more marked in patients with DLB than in(More)
Flap endonuclease (FEN1), essential for DNA replication and repair, removes RNA and DNA 5' flaps. FEN1 5' nuclease superfamily members acting in nucleotide excision repair (XPG), mismatch repair (EXO1), and homologous recombination (GEN1) paradoxically incise structurally distinct bubbles, ends, or Holliday junctions, respectively. Here, structural and(More)
Objective: To summarize published data about colpocleisis and to highlight areas about which data are lacking. Data sources: We conducted a literature search on Medline using Ovid and PubMed, from 1966 to January 2004, using search terms “colpocleisis”, “colpectomy”, “vaginectomy”, “pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and surgery”, and “vaginal vault prolapse and(More)
High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is a known predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD). Studies have shown that the C-480T polymorphism of the hepatic lipase (HL) gene is predictive of HDL-C; however, its observed relationship with the risk of CHD has been inconsistent. We analysed four biallelic polymorphisms in the HL gene in participants from(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms within genes of the renin-angiotensin system have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We investigated the association of polymorphisms in the angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin II receptor type 1 (AGTR1) genes with increased intima-media thickness (IMT) and the presence of plaques in carotid(More)