Rhian M. Morgan

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MECP2 mutations are responsible for Rett syndrome (RTT). Approximately a quarter of classic RTT cases, however, do not have an identifiable mutation of the MECP2 gene. We hypothesized that larger deletions arising from a deletion prone region (DPR) occur commonly and are not being routinely detected by the current PCR-mediated screening strategies. We(More)
Indices of mechanical power output were obtained from twelve subjects during high intensity leg cycle ergometry tests (20 second duration; 75 grams per kilogram total body mass) using two protocols: one with a standard handle-bar grip (with-grip), and one with supinated wrists (without-grip). Peak mechanical power, mean mechanical power, fatigue index and(More)
The initial 950 consecutive laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed in one city at four hospitals by 30 general surgeons are reported, covering a period from April 4, 1990 to April 3, 1991. There were two operative deaths (0.2%), three common bile duct lacerations (0.3%), two subhepatic abscesses, two bowel perforations, and three bile leaks, two requiring(More)
Maximal exercise in normoxia results in oxidative stress due to an increase in free radical production. However, the effect of a single bout of moderate aerobic exercise performed in either relative or absolute normobaric hypoxia on free radical production and lipid peroxidation remains unknown. To examine this, we randomly matched {according to their(More)
PURPOSE We examined the association of prostate specific antigen testing with prostate cancer incidence, tumor differentiation and mortality according to socioeconomic status. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants were 96,484 men between 40 and 99 years old without preexisting prostate cancer who were registered with a general practitioner in the Tayside(More)
The first ischemic insult a tissue suffers is primary (1 degree) ischemia. A second ischemic episode, such as thrombosis after free tissue transfer, may be regarded as secondary (2 degrees) ischemia. Timing relationships were studied in a rodent epigastric-flap model. In a first experiment, the interval between 1 degree ischemia and 2 degrees ischemia was(More)
Central fatigue, such as that found in chronic fatigue syndrome, is a state in which cognition and action require increasing effort and performance is impaired without evidence for reduced peripheral motor responsiveness. Previous studies identified functional changes in subcortical regions in patients who experience central fatigue but did not address(More)
There is uncertainty as to optimal doses of fat soluble vitamins required by pediatric total parenteral nutrition (TPN) patients. We compared serum vitamin A (A) and E (E) concentrations analyzed by HPLC in chronic (greater than 2 weeks) TPN patients aged 1 month to 12 years to values obtained in out-patient surgery patients of the same age. TPN patients(More)
The purpose of this study was to measure concentrations of adrenaline (A), noradrenaline (NE), free tryptophan (f-Trp), prolactin (PRL), nonesterified fatty acids (NEFA), and blood lactate following 30 s of high-intensity cycle ergometer exercise. Adrenaline (A) and NE concentrations increased immediately postexercise (P < 0.05) and returned to levels(More)