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All 13 patients with neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) who presented over a period of 17 years at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow were reviewed and compared to patients with sporadic vestibular schwannomas. The NF2 patients presented at a younger age than those with sporadic vestibular schwannomas. A significant number had normal pure tone(More)
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has performed a third science run with much improved sensitivities of all three interferometers. We present an analysis of approximately 200 hours of data acquired during this run, used to search for a stochastic background of gravitational radiation. We place upper bounds on the energy density stored(More)
Pathological alterations of the cochlea were studied in three different deaf animal (cat) populations. The ototoxic drug neomycin sulfate, was administered in one experimental series by direct infusion into the cochlear perilymph; a second group was given a series of intramuscular injections of the drug; and in a third experiment a mechanical lesion was(More)
Facial paralysis is the loss of voluntary muscle movement of one side of the face. A quantitative, objective, and reliable assessment system would be an invaluable tool for clinicians treating patients with this condition. This paper presents a novel framework for objective measurement of facial paralysis. The motion information in the horizontal and(More)
OBJECTIVE To produce a reliable objective method of assessing the House-Brackmann (H-B) and regional grades of facial palsy with the results produced and presented in a time and manner suitable for a routine clinical setting. STUDY DESIGN Analysis of video pixel data using artificial neural networks (ANNs). SETTING Tertiary-referral neuro-otologic(More)
A stochastic background of gravitational waves is expected to arise from a superposition of a large number of unresolved gravitational-wave sources of astrophysical and cosmological origin. It should carry unique signatures from the earliest epochs in the evolution of the Universe, inaccessible to standard astrophysical observations. Direct measurements of(More)
We present a LIGO search for short-duration gravitational waves (GWs) associated with soft gamma ray repeater (SGR) bursts. This is the first search sensitive to neutron star f modes, usually considered the most efficient GW emitting modes. We find no evidence of GWs associated with any SGR burst in a sample consisting of the 27 Dec. 2004 giant flare from(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between growth rate of vestibular schwannomas and the expression of various growth factor receptors. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review of clinical growth rate in conjunction with a histopathologic and immunohistochemical reexamination of archival specimens. SETTING A tertiary referral neurotologic center. (More)