Chelsea Hilbert

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Ten asymptomatic individuals at risk for Huntington's disease (HD) were determined by the use of linked DNA probes to have a high (HD+ group) or low (HD- group) probability of having inherited the mutant gene. Neuropsychological examination, performed without knowledge of DNA results, revealed impairments in five of seven subjects in the HD+ group.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) combined with Palmaz stent placement provides long-term advantages compared to PTA alone after 34 months of follow-up in the femoropopliteal region. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty patients randomized to undergo PTA in combination with stent placement and 23(More)
Sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC) is the sudden death of a child older than 1 year of age that remains unexplained after review of the clinical history, circumstances of death, and autopsy with appropriate ancillary testing. We report here 5 cases of SUDC in toddlers that we believe define a new entity associated with hippocampal anomalies at(More)
Polymorphic DNA probes linked to the locus for Huntington disease (HD) were used for prenatal diagnosis of a 10-week fetus at 25% risk for the disease. The fetus proved to have a 48% risk of having inherited the HD mutation which was similar to that for the at-risk parent (50%). On this basis the parents elected to terminate the pregnancy. When appropriate(More)
PURPOSE To determine the success and patency rates of the new, balloon-expandable Bridge-stents for treatment of occlusions and stenoses of iliac arteries. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between April and October 1999, 21 patients suffering from peripheral arterial occlusive disease were treated (22 lesions). In 20 cases high-grade stenoses and in two cases(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effectiveness and mid-term patency of VIP balloon expandable stents in patients with iliac occlusive disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between August and December 1997, 26 balloon-expandable VIP (Medtronic) stainless steel vascular stents were implanted in 19 patients with iliac occlusive disease. 22 lesions in common iliac (n = 11),(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility of mechanical thrombectomy with the use of the Amplatz thrombectomy device (ATD) in restoring patency to acutely thrombosed stent-shunts after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. METHODS Mechanical thrombectomy with the ATD was performed in 10 consecutive patients with(More)
A polymorphic marker (D4S62) that is genetically closely linked to D4S10 and is in the region of the gene for Huntington disease is described. A four-allele polymorphism is detected when HincII-digested DNA is hybridized with D4S62. D4S62 maps, by Southern blot analysis using somatic-cell hybrids, to 4p16.1 closer to the centromere than does D4S10. The use(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the technical feasibility of a new monorail-stent-balloon device for treatment of renal artery stenosis (RAS). PATIENTS AND METHODS During a study period of 18 months, 38 patients with proven RAS in 41 cases (hypertension n = 36, renal insufficiency n = 13) and indication for stenting (calicified ostial lesions n = 35, insufficient(More)
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