Brandon Ayers

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BACKGROUND Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) elicits a rapid and robust clinical response in patients with refractory depression. Neuroimaging measurements of structural plasticity relating to and predictive of ECT response may point to the mechanisms underlying rapid antidepressant effects and establish biomarkers to inform other treatments. Here, we(More)
Colour Doppler ultrasound was used to study the affected lower limbs of a group of patients with the Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. The abnormal lateral venous channel characteristic of this syndrome was examined, together with its deep venous connections and deep venous patency established if present. Seventeen patients (18 limbs) were studied. Ultrasound(More)
Extracavitary bypass through the iliac wing allows placement of the grafts into the posterior thigh and is another alternative route when an obturator bypass is not possible, or an axillary-popliteal bypass is to be avoided. The transiliac wing bypass is relatively simple and easy to perform. The bypass route is short and direct, has excellent inflow, and(More)
The treatment of choice for gastric acid hypersecretion in MEN type I has now changed from total gastrectomy to the long-term administration of H2 receptor blockers or similar agents. However, the importance of parathyroidectomy for the concomitant hypercalcaemia is not fully realized. A case is reported of a subject with MEN type I, who was initially(More)
Eleven patients (five female and six male, aged 6-67 years) with venous angiomas underwent axial and coronal T1-weighted and fast short inversion time inversion-recovery (STIR) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to assess the full extent of the malformations. Images were assessed subjectively by the authors in a nonblinded study. In all patients, fast STIR(More)
The Jyros bileaflet prosthetic heart valve has a unique hinge mechanism permitting rotation of the leaflets within the valve ring. Thirty patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with a Jyros valve were assessed clinically, echocardiographically and radiologically. Rotation of the valve in vivo was assessed, as well as the hemodynamic characteristics of(More)
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