Vicky Brandt

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INTRODUCTION South Africa manifests a socio-economic dichotomy that shows features of both a developed and developing country. As a result of this, areas exist where a lack of resources and expertise prevents the implementation of a highly standardized protocol for the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths in infants (SUDI). Although the(More)
The pathogenesis of many of the common forms of megaloblastic anaemia in malnourished populations is obscure. The aetiological factors and response to therapy vary in different geographical areas, and confusion has arisen by the retention of certain ambiguous terms. Thus "nutritional megaloblastic anaemia" is often really megaloblastic anaemia associated(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether cognitive impairment in Parkinson disease (PD) and Alzheimer disease (AD) derives from the same network pathology. METHODS We analyzed 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET scans from 40 patients with AD and 40 age-matched healthy controls from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative and scanned an additional 10 patients with(More)
The folic acid clearance test of Chanarin (1958) has been studied in normal white subjects, patients with megaloblastic anaemia, healthy Bantu males, Bantu females, hospital patients without anaemia, and in patients with scurvy. The test clearly distinguishes patients with megaloblastic anaemia, where clearance from the plasma of injected folic acid is(More)
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