Valerie Peacock

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BACKGROUND Although hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common in renal transplant candidates, its clinical significance remains unclear in this population. Little detailed information is available about the histological severity of HCV infection in these patients. We evaluated the liver biopsy features of chronic HCV in a large population of renal(More)
The ability of a single intranigral infusion of glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) to reverse deficits in skilled paw usage and sensorimotor orientation and to ameliorate apomorphine-induced rotational asymmetry in unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rats was examined. After lesioning, all rats developed sensory inattention on the side(More)
Dihydrexidine (trans-10,11-dihydroxy5,6,6a,7,8,12b hexanhyydrobenso- [alpha]phenanthridine) is a full dopamine D1 agonist. In rhesus macaque monkeys rendered hemiparkinsonian by unilateral intracarotid infusions of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), dihydrexidine (0.15-0.9 mg/kg) elicited dose-dependent contralateral rotation. The effects(More)
Historically midwives may have not considered palliative care as a part of their professional role. Enhanced technologies and antenatal screening have broadened the boundaries of care. However do midwives truly embrace the philosophy of palliative care into their practice? This paper presents the discussion round a case study that demonstrates the evolving(More)
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