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A cohort of 48 children with Noonan syndrome, with a mean age of 9 years 10 months (SD 3y 7mo; 28 males, 20 females), was recruited from a national study. Children were assessed using the Wechsler Intelligence Scales and Test of Motor Impairment-Revised (TOMI-R). The Piers-Harris Self-evaluation Questionnaire was also completed in a subgroup of(More)
Familial hyperparathyroidism is not uncommon in clinical endocrine practice. It encompasses a spectrum of disorders including multiple endocrine neoplasia types 1 (MEN1) and 2A, hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumour syndrome (HPT-JT), familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia (FHH), and familial isolated hyperparathyroidism (FIHP). Distinguishing among the five(More)
BACKGROUND Familial isolated hyperparathyroidism (FIHP) is an autosomal dominantly inherited form of primary hyperparathyroidism. Although comprising only about 1% of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism, identification and functional analysis of a causative gene for FIHP is likely to advance our understanding of parathyroid physiology and pathophysiology.(More)
  • P Hill
  • 2005
So-called "off label" and unlicensed prescribing refers to the use of medicines outside of the indications for which they are licensed by national regulatory bodies. Off label prescribing is quite common in children, as most drugs are developed only on the basis of trials with adults. Nevertheless, physicians and hospitals can be wary of using medicines in(More)
The effect of long-term administration of AY-9944, a specific inhibitor of cholesterol biosynthesis, was examined in rats maintained on diets with low and high cholesterol and fat content. Sterol and phospholipid levels were determined in the serum, liver, adrenals, lungs, and brain after 6 and 12 months of feeding AY-9944 at several dose levels. In all the(More)
RATIONALE Although inadequate health literacy has been associated with lower asthma medication knowledge and worse metered-dose inhaler (MDI) technique, the relationship between health literacy and the capacity to learn asthma self-management skills is unknown. OBJECTIVES In this prospective cohort study of adults hospitalized for severe asthma(More)