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BACKGROUND La Crosse encephalitis is a mosquito-borne disease that can be mistaken for herpes simplex encephalitis. It has been reported in 28 states but may be underrecognized. METHODS We investigated the manifestations and clinical course of La Crosse encephalitis in 127 patients hospitalized from 1987 through 1996. The diagnosis was established by(More)
Symptoms associated with subclavian artery stenosis are related to reduced cerebral or arm blood flow. A large difference in blood pressure between the two arms is associated with symptoms of arm ischemia alone and is usually caused by an anatomic variant. The presence or absence of a radiologic steal alone did not seem to determine the type or presence of(More)
Chemoradiation is now used more commonly for gastric cancer following publication of the US Intergroup trial results that demonstrate an advantage to adjuvant postoperative chemoradiotherapy. However, there remain concerns regarding the toxicity of this treatment, the optimal chemotherapy regimen and the optimal method of radiotherapy delivery. In this(More)
The incidence of vasovagal syncope is more common in the morning. Previous researchers have reported negligible diurnal variation in the physiological responses associated with initial orthostatic hypotension (IOH). Nevertheless, physical activity and sleep prior to morning and afternoon test times have not been controlled and may influence the findings. We(More)
This study is a retrospective analysis of 17 patients with multiple sclerosis. The total volume of plaques from three different MR image sets of the brain was correlated with the EDSS ratings of the patients. Each of the correlations showed a positive relationship, but none was statistically significant. A more extensive study is required in order to give(More)
4055 Background: Compared with CT scan, positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has been shown to be more accurate in the staging of esophageal cancer (EC). However, there is little published data on the impact of the PET findings on treatment decisions and outcomes. The aim of the study was to evaluate if better treatment selection & delivery, afforded by(More)
Although there are no doubts about the beneficial effects of hormone/estrogen replacement therapy (HRT) almost all studies to date have been conducted on post-menopausal women within the first 15 years of menopause. Furthermore, many believe that HRT should not be given to patients above 65 years of age. Seventy-two consecutive post-menopausal women over 70(More)
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