Robyn Stokes

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OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and presenting features of adult coeliac disease in a single university hospital in South Yorkshire. DESIGN A retrospective case finding study. Data were obtained from pathology and immunology databases, clinical notes, dietetic records, and patient questionnaires. SETTING Royal Hallamshire Hospital in South(More)
Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCAs) have previously been demonstrated in patients with various forms of vasculitis and more recently in those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by an indirect immunofluorescence technique. Sera from 194 patients were tested for pANCAs: 101 with ulcerative colitis (43 with varying grades of disease(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of prophylactic low-dose amphotericin B (0.1 mg/kg per day) (LDA) in preventing fungal infections in patients who have had a bone marrow transplant (BMT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial in which patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation received intravenous LDA or similar-appearing(More)
To examine the effect of prenatal steroids on fetal intestinal maturation, eight pregnant rabbits received either dexamethasone (Dex) or saline (Cont) on Days 25-27 of a 31-day gestation. As the rabbit provides a model of growth retardation based on uterine position, fetuses were identified as favored (Fav) or runt (Runt), generating four study groups:(More)
A 50 percent random sample of practising dentists in New Zealand was invited to complete a questionnaire aimed at determining their opinions on the effects of changes to Accident Compensation Corporation regulations on dental practice and patient access to treatment. Seventy-six percent of those surveyed returned the survey form. The results suggested that(More)
Despite the growing importance of sponsorship as a marketing communication function, little is known about how consumers process this information in their brand assessment. Although many scholars have sought to provide theoretical explanations about the cognitive processing of sponsorship stimuli and the effects on brand evaluation, most research has(More)
OBJECTIVE To report on the first case of congenital heart defects in pigs in Australia. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of case records from an inbred herd of "Westran" pigs at the University of Sydney, between January 2001 and December 2004. Detailed gross and histological examination of 15 hearts from pigs that had died or were euthanased in 2004. CASE(More)