The authors reviewed 59 consecutive patients treated with plasma exchange (PE) for acute, severe attacks of CNS demyelination at Mayo Clinic from January 1984 through June 2000. Most patients had relapsing-remitting MS (n = 22, 37.3%), neuromyelitis optica (NMO) (n = 10, 16.9%), and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (n = 10, 16.9%). PE was followed by… (More)
Acknowledgements The authors wish to thank Leonid Andreev for programming the survey on the internet; Jim and Vivienne Duppenthaler for handling the WHO server and dissemination; for helpful comments. We are grateful to Pierre Lewalle and Eduardo Sabaté for translating the questionnaire into French and Spanish.
formed the Subcommittee on Measuring and Reporting the Quality of Survey Data. Members of the subcommittee were drawn from 12 federal agencies whose missions include the collection, production, dissemination, and reporting of statistical information. Maria's energy and enthusiasm provided the early stimuli for the subcommittee, and her untimely death was a… (More)