Someone’s made me a wikipedia page and I’m happy to confirm here that my date of birth is 17th December 1978.
Bates et al 2015
Huntington Disease. Nat Rev Disease Primers. 2015: 15005
G Bates (textbook)
Huntington’s Disease (Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics), 3rd ed. Ed G Bates, L Jones & S Tabrizi. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199929146
Ross et al 2014
Huntington disease: natural history, biomarkers and prospects for therapeutics. Nat Rev Neurol. 2014 Apr;10(4):204-16. PMID: 24614516.
Wild & Tabrizi 2014
Targets for future clinical trials in Huntington’s disease: What’s in the pipeline? Mov Disord. 2014 Sep 15;29(11):1434-45. PMID: 25155142.
Tabrizi et al 2013
Predictors of phenotypic progression and disease onset in premanifest and early-stage Huntington’s disease in the TRACK-HD study: analysis of 36-month observational data. Lancet Neurol. 2013 Jul;12(7):637-49. PMID: 23664844.
Because of an administrative delay in getting this review article available as open access, here is the PDF:
Novak & Tabrizi 2011
Huntington’s Disease. BMJ 340:c3109
Ross & Tabrizi 2011
Huntington’s disease: from molecular pathogenesis to clinical treatment. Lancet Neurology 10:83-98.
Wild & Tabrizi 2007
The differential diagnosis of chorea. Practical Neurology 7:360.
Wild & Tabrizi 2007
Huntington’s disease phenocopy syndromes.
Current Opinion in Neurology 20:681.
Huntington’s Disease, OUP. ISBN 978-0-19-851060-4
Hensman Moss D et al 2013
C9orf72 expansions are the most common genetic cause of Huntington disease phenocopies. Neurology.
This is a very simple VBA macro that counts the number of words in the current section of a Word document. It is very useful for grant applications or any document where you need to count the number of words in a particular passage rather than the whole document, without having to manually select the text.
Install it by pasting the code below into a new module in Word’s Visual Basic Editor.
You need to add section breaks before and after the text of interest.
I suggest assigning a shortcut key to the macro.
Sub SectionWordCount() Dim SectionWordCount As String SectionWordCount = ActiveDocument.Sections _ (Selection.Information(wdActiveEndSectionNumber)). _ Range.ComputeStatistics(wdStatisticWords) MsgBox "The current section has " & SectionWordCount & " words." End Sub
It’s offered freely but I make no promises as to accuracy. Use it at your own risk.
This spreadsheet uses the Langbehn formula to calculate conditional onset probability in Huntington’s disease, based on CAG repeat length and the knowledge that a person has remained free of motor onset to a certain age.
It can be used to calculate an individual’s probability of onset after a given number of years, or the estimated time to a given probability of onset.
It also contains the formulae in a format that allows them to be pasted into other spreadsheets, allowing calculation of these parameters for multiple individuals.
These calculations are useful for research purposes only and are essentially meaningless for real people in real life. Use of this file is granted freely but subject to agreement that it will not be used to guide clinical or personal decisions, and that the user accepts full responsibility for its use. I also make no guarantee of accuracy – you should check these calculations yourself.
Please credit me if this file has been useful, and don’t forget to cite the awesome source publication. I’m happy to offer advice about its use, subject to availability of time.