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A randomised control prospective study was carried out examining patient outcomes after performing a 10-week vestibular home exercise programme. Thirty-two adults with vestibular dysfunction who reported vestibular symptoms negatively affecting daily life were enrolled. Test subjects were provided with an individualised vestibular rehabilitation programme(More)
A fatal case of infection with Angiostrongylus cantonensis is reported in a 14-month-old Jamaican boy. Although infection with Angiostrongylus was not considered initially, sections of multiple worms were observed in the brain and lungs at autopsy and confirmed the infection. This is the first reported fatality due to this infection in the Western(More)
With a cDNA probe for the DQ beta gene, two variants of the DR4-linked DQw3 (3.1 and 3.2) allele were analysed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), healthy individuals, and homozygous cell lines. The DQw3.1 allele, identified by 3.4 kb (HindIII), 2.3 kb (SstI), and 3.7 kb and 6.9 kb (BamHI) restriction fragment lengths, was expressed in 100% (of 18)(More)
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) is a ubiquitous organism with limited virulence in the immunocompetent host. Disseminated disease is associated with a high mortality rate. Except for localized cervical adenitis, MAI disease is rare in immunocompetent children. We report a child with antibody deficiency (dysgammaglobulinemia) and disseminated MAI(More)
A strong association between HLA-DR4 and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been found in a number of populations. In contrast, the incidence of DR2 is decreased in patients with RA, suggesting that this specificity may confer some protection against the disease. A number of subtypes of DR2 have been defined by serology, by responses in mixed lymphocyte culture(More)
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