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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Evidenced-based protocols for fluoroscopically guided LP do not exist. This study analyzed the fluoroscopically guided LP techniques currently used by practicing neuroradiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS An anonymous Web-based survey was e-mailed to members of ASNR. The results were compiled and tabulated on a spreadsheet. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND To determine if Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is protective against giant cell arteritis (GCA) and to estimate the incidence of GCA diagnosis from Medicare claims. METHODS Medicare 5% claims files from 1991 to 2011 were used to identify beneficiaries diagnosed with DM, but not GCA, within a 3-year ascertainment period. Propensity score matching(More)
BACKGROUND Prone is the preferred patient position for fluoroscopic-guided lumbar puncture (LP). Normative data for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressure (OP) exist for lateral decubitus (LD) positioning only and have not been defined for the prone position. This study compares CSF OP values in the prone and LD positions and examines the effect of body(More)
A 24-year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus presented with a 1-year history of painless vision loss in the right eye. Examination was notable for a bitemporal hemianopia. Brain imaging revealed multiple contrast enhancing dural masses, including one along the planum sphenoidale. She underwent excisional biopsy for a presumed diagnosis of multiple(More)
The pharmacokinetic parameters of nortriptyline in the pediatric age group following oral administration of a single dose of 25 or 50 mg were investigated from nortriptyline plasma level assays at 12, 18, 24, 36, and 48 hours postdose. Data were analyzed separately for the nine prepubertal and 11 postpubertal subjects, all of whom were diagnosed major(More)
PURPOSE To compare stroke evaluations recommended by retina special-ists and neurologists for retinal artery occlusion (RAO). DESIGN A cross-sectional survey. METHODS An anonymous survey was emailed to members of the American Academy of Neurology Stroke Section listserv and vitreoretinal specialists registered with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.(More)
A white girl with sickle O-Arab disease (Hb S/O-Arab) had three separate episodes of acute splenic sequestration at 8, 12, and 15 months of age with hemoglobin levels falling to 3.9, 2.8, and 4.2 g/dl, respectively. Functional hyposplenism was suggested by the radionucleotide spleen scan. Following splenectomy her hemoglobin stabilized in the range of(More)
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