Simon Edwards

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BACKGROUND Cholinesterase inhibitors produce small improvements in cognitive and global assessments in Alzheimer's disease. We aimed to determine whether donepezil produces worthwhile improvements in disability, dependency, behavioural and psychological symptoms, carers' psychological wellbeing, or delay in institutionalisation. If so, which patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were to describe the clinical presentation and renal and bone abnormalities in a case series of HIV-infected patients receiving treatment with tenofovir (TDF), and to recommend appropriate screening for toxicity related to TDF. METHODS Patients were identified from referrals to a specialist HIV renal clinic. Patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the risks and benefits of administering highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) during the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected patients. DESIGN AND METHODS HIV-1 patients presenting to 12 HIV centres in Greater London and south-east England with culture-proven TB were identified from January 1996 to June 1999.(More)
Two years of field sampling aimed to establish the predominance and association among the fungal pathogens causing Fusarium ear blight (FEB) in four European countries (Hungary, Ireland, Italy and the UK). A PCR-based method was used to detect four Fusarium species and two varieties of Microdochium nivale present in the samples. The prevalence of FEB(More)
We developed a PCR-based assay to quantify trichothecene-producing Fusarium based on primers derived from the trichodiene synthase gene (Tri5). The primers were tested against a range of fusarium head blight (FHB) (also known as scab) pathogens and found to amplify specifically a 260-bp product from 25 isolates belonging to six trichothecene-producing(More)
ABSTRACT Diverse isolates of the soilborne wilt fungi Verticillium dahliae and V. albo-atrum were studied to understand the nature and origins of those infecting cruciferous hosts. All isolates from cruciferous crops produced microsclerotia, and the majority produced long conidia with a high nuclear DNA content; these isolates were divided into two groups(More)
A historical and current perspective is given of classical swine fever and its impact on pig production in different regions of the world. Data were obtained from a variety of sources including returns to the Office International des Epizooties, official government reports, other published material and local information through personal contacts. The(More)
A panel of 30 monoclonal antibodies was defined and characterized with respect to the binding capacity in immunoperoxidase assay to different strains of pestivirus. Using the panel it was possible to identify specifically all strains and isolates of hog cholera virus, hog cholera vaccines derived from 'C' strains, and most strains of bovine viral(More)
In this small, preliminary study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven adolescents to explore their experiences of transition between paediatric and adult HIV care services. In general, the transition process established between the two health care units was considered by most participants to be beneficial, particularly the introduction of(More)
Fusarium head blight (FHB) of small grain cereals and ear rot in maize are significant diseases across the world. Infection can not only result in reduced yield as a result of shrunken grains but also result in reduced milling and malting quality and the contamination of grains with mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are hazardous to animal and human health. Therefore,(More)