Walter Bell

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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is an uncommon condition in children and is seen only about once a year in a large referral hospital. Sex incidence is equal, and obesity is a feature in about one third of patients. This article reviews the 30-year experience in an institution where idiopathic intracranial hypertension in adults has been extensively(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical studies indicate that the enzyme cyclooxygenase 2 plays an important role in ultraviolet-induced skin cancers. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitor, as a chemopreventive agent for actinic keratoses, the premalignant precursor of nonmelanoma skin cancers, and for nonmelanoma skin cancers,(More)
Disturbances of memory, concentration and motor function are often reported by patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The present study objectively evaluated these behavioural problems using a computerized test battery measuring memory, attention and motor skills. Fifty-seven CFS patients were compared with 19 matched controls and all subjects(More)
The purpose of the present study was to analyse the dynamics of distance, velocity and acceleration of the 30-s Wingate Anaerobic Test. Participants were 53 young adult Rugby Union football players of mean age 21.6±2.5 yr, 180.5±7.2 cm height and 89.3±12.7 kg body mass. Measurements of power were obtained using a friction-belt cycle ergometer (Monark 864,(More)
The purpose of the present study was to ascertain whether differences existed in the regional placement of bone mineral mass (BMM), fat mass (FM) and lean soft tissue mass (LSTM) between playing units in Rugby Union Football and between players and control subjects. Thirty young adult rugby players and 21 controls participated in the study. Players were(More)
We studied the interaction of age and influenza on core body temperature (Tc) of mice. Following influenza challenge, 2-mo-old female BALB/c mice demonstrated a significant fall in Tc. Female BALB/c mice 24 mo of age had lower baseline Tc than young mice and a larger fall in Tc post influenza challenge. We noted there were marked differences in nesting(More)
A 25-year-old labourer sustained submandibular and intra-oral injuries in an unusual industrial site accident. He fell from above onto steel reinforcing rods which were set in concrete and projecting two metres above the concrete floor. He was impaled by a rod which entered the mouth beneath the right side of the mandible and exited from the mouth passing(More)
Nine achondroplastic dwafts were studied with computerized tomography, skull and cervical spine films, and psychometric testing. All had large ventricles that ranged from the top limits of normal to severe hydrocephalus. Three had enlarged cortical sulci. Skull and cervical spine films were typical for achondroplasia, but in addition significant asymmetry(More)
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