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PURPOSE To determine normative diffusion values of the median nerve at several anatomic locations in healthy men and women of variable age and to compare these normative values with those in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS After ethics board approval and written informed consent were obtained, 45 healthy volunteers (30 women,(More)
Bluelink is Australia's contribution to the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE). The goals of GODAE include the development and application of eddy-resolving, data assimilating ocean forecast systems. In this paper, we describe several aspects of the Bluelink effort that are motivated by this goal. One of the main innovations of Bluelink is(More)
[1] We perform a series of Observing System Experiments (OSEs), where components of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) are systematically withheld from a data assimilating ocean reanalysis. We assess the relative importance of Argo temperature (T) and salinity (S) profiles, sea-surface temperature (SST) and altimetric sea-level anomalies (SLA) for(More)
The Bureau of Meteorology is scheduled in 2007 to expand its oceanographic services for the Australian community to include operational mesoscale ocean forecasts. The past decade has seen the rapid development of a near real-time global ocean observing system which includes both in-situ and satellite instrumentation. The spatial coverage and frequency of(More)
The generation and evolution of eddies in the ocean are largely due to instabilities that are unpredictable, even on short timescales. As a result, eddy-resolving ocean reanalyses typically use data assimilation to regularly adjust the model state. In this study, we present results from a second-generation eddy-resolving ocean reanalysis that is shown to(More)
PURPOSE To present a patient whose cold-triggered neck pain and jaw claudication remitted after revascularization of severe atherosclerotic stenoses of both external carotid arteries (ECA). CASE REPORT A 60-year-old vintner presented with jaw claudication and neck pain that increased in severity while he worked in cold temperatures. Angiography showed(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous cervical artery dissection (sCAD) is a nonatherosclerotic vascular disease of unknown etiology. Mild elevation of total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) levels may be a risk factor for sCAD, but the precise mechanism remains unknown. On the other hand, mild hyperhomocysteinemia is also associated with ischemic stroke related to(More)
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a hereditary small vessel disease caused by mutations of the Notch3 gene. Clinical manifestations include migraine with or without aura, psychiatric disorders, recurrent ischaemic strokes and cognitive decline. Brain MRI shows confluent hyperintense(More)