Christelle Havard

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A retrospective survey of the records of 287 patients with generalised myasthenia gravis treated at New End Hospital and later at the Royal Free Hospital by anticholinesterase drugs, with or without thymectomy, between the years 1942 and 1976, shows that 62% of patients were improved. The timing of the operation, the grading of disease and the age and sex(More)
Because swallowing disorders are frequent in the elderly, we assessed the relationship between age and mylohyoideus muscle contraction, which is an important component of the initial step in swallowing. In a prospective study, 120 subjects without any personal history of diseases associated with swallowing disorders underwent electromyographic recording(More)
Three patients with myasthenia gravis, in whom a thymoma had been removed during total thymectomy four to 14 years earlier, developed glomerulonephritis presenting as the nephrotic syndrome. All had been treated previously by plasma exchange and were receiving azathioprine. Two were also taking prednisolone. Serum immune complexes containing IgM were(More)
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder in which neuromuscular transmission is impaired by autoantibodies to the acetylcholine receptor (AChR). There are 3 varieties of generalised myasthenia with differing genetic susceptibilities. There is also a purely ocular form in which the weakness is confined to the extraocular muscles, and a neonatal variety(More)
All schizophrenic symptoms remitted completely in six out of 14 adults who had not responded to phenothiazine drugs and who were then given propranolol. Another patient improved markedly and four improved moderately. Two had minimal or transient improvement, and one left hospital unchanged after a short, severe, toxic reaction. The six with complete(More)
Platelet function and thromboxane A2 release were measured in 71 patients admitted to a coronary care unit with a provisional diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). All measurements were carried out within twenty-four hours of admission. Of these, 35 patients had the diagnosis of AMI confirmed. The remainder (n = 36), who did not have AMI (NMI),(More)