We have studied the urinary excretion of 1,4-methylhistamine (1,4-MeHm), 5-hydroxyindole-3-acetic acid (5-HIAA) and homovanillic acid (HVA) in patients with Parkinson's disease, choreiform movements and essential tremor. The effect of amantadine on urinary excretion has been measured in each group of patients as well as the effect of levodopa in patients… (More)
An 80 year old female was admitted with an eight week history of fever associated with painful swelling of her right thigh, and a long history of poor dentition. Culture of blood stained fluid aspirated from the abscess grew Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) sensitive to ampicillin and cephalosporins. Transoesophageal echocardiography indicated… (More)
We present the case of an 80-year old man with a Stanford Type A dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm plus the unusual CT finding of extramural haemorrhage along the pulmonary vessels. The clinical and radiological picture has an extremely high mortality.