Anne C. Roberts

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This study aimed to determine the efficacy and tolerability of adding quetiapine to a serotonin reuptake inhibitor in treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Twenty-one adult treatment-resistant OCD patients were randomized to 16 weeks of augmentation with either quetiapine (n = 11) or placebo (n = 10). Patients with significant(More)
PREAMBLE THE membership of the Society of In-terventional Radiology (SIR) Standards of Practice Committee represents experts in a broad spectrum of interven-tional procedures from both the private and academic sectors of medicine. Generally Standards of Practice Committee members dedicate the vast majority of their professional time to performing(More)
PERCUTANEOUS transcatheter em-bolization is a safe and effective method of vascular occlusion. Therapeutic embolization has been successfully applied in virtually every vascu-lar territory to arrest hemorrhage, to occlude congenital and acquired vas-cular abnormalities, to palliate neo-plasms, and to ablate tissue. With accumulated experience and the advent(More)
We have determined the crystal structure of a phosphatase with a unique substrate binding domain from Thermotoga maritima, TM0651 (gi 4981173), at 2.2 A resolution by selenomethionine single-wavelength anomalous diffraction (SAD) techniques. TM0651 is a member of the haloacid dehalogenase (HAD) superfamily, with sequence homology to trehalose-6-phosphate(More)
Abbreviations: QI ϭ quality improvement, TIPS ϭ transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt TRANSJUGULAR intrahepatic porto-systemic shunts (TIPS) are an effective method for reducing portal vein pressure. They have been proven useful for treatment of acute and chronic esophageal, gastric, intestinal and stomal variceal hemorrhage; severe or refractory(More)
We adapted and evaluated the Microsoft Kinect (touchless interface), Hillcrest Labs Loop Pointer (gyroscopic mouse), and the Apple iPad (multi-touch tablet) for intra-procedural imaging review efficacy in a simulation using MIM Software DICOM viewers. Using each device, 29 radiologists executed five basic interactions to complete the overall task of(More)
BACKGROUND Previous work has found that people with diabetes do not wear their therapeutic footwear as directed, but the thinking behind this behaviour is unclear. Adherence to therapeutic footwear advice must improve in order to reduce foot ulceration and amputation risk in people with diabetes and neuropathy. Therefore this study aimed to explore the(More)
BACKGROUND Providing health services to an ageing population is challenging, and in rural areas even more so. It is expensive to provide high quality services to small populations who are widely dispersed; staff and patients are often required to travel considerable distances to access services, and the economic downturn has created a climate where delivery(More)
the frontal lobes. .. with their associated sensory centres , form the substrata of those psychical processes which lie at the foundation of the higher intellectual operations. Different individuals, under apparently the same conditions, show differences in the degree of attention.. .. [A]s a suggestion of the meaning of these general, individual conditions(More)
In October 2010 the Constitutional Council of France approved a law banning the burqa and niqab from all public places. Joining the ongoing scholarly discussion on veiling, this study seeks to understand the role the French press played in legitimating the ban, the first of its kind to be implemented in Europe. I argue that discourse in the press made the(More)