Christine Heron

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The aims of this study are to ascertain the prevalence of anxiety and depressive disorders in an outpatient population with osteoarthritis (OA), examine the interrelationships between severity of OA, pain, disability, and depression, and evaluate the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) as a screening tool for this population. Patients with lower(More)
To compare the findings on magnetic resonance (MR) images of the knee obtained with a three-dimensional gradient-echo (GRE) sequence with findings at arthroscopy, the menisci, cruciate ligaments, and hyaline cartilage were assessed in 100 patients. At MR imaging (performed by means of fast imaging with steady-state precession) and arthroscopy, the menisci(More)
A disadvantage of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the high level of noise produced (peaking between 122 dB and 131 dB). We used otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) as a method to quantify the effect of MRI-generated noise on the cochlea. OAEs were measured in 16 patients before and after MRI and in 16 controls. OAEs decreased in patients after MRI, but the(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify N-acetylaspartate (NAA), total creatines (tCr), total cholines (tCho), and myo-inositol (mI) levels in normal and abnormal appearing white matter of patients with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) in order to determine the specific changes in metabolite concentrations. METHODS Axial proton density and T(2)(More)
The computed tomography (CT) scans in two groups of patients with Hodgkin disease were reviewed to determine the frequency of thymic enlargement. In 50 CT scans from 50 patients with evidence of thoracic disease on CT scans who were examined for primary staging, the thymus was enlarged in 15 of 50 (30%). Fifty CT scans were obtained from 44 patients at the(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computed tomography (CT) were compared in 30 patients with histologically proved bladder cancer. MR imaging was accurate in depicting the presence or absence of extravesical spread in 22 patients (accuracy, 73%; sensitivity, 82%; specificity, 62%), and CT was accurate in 24 patients (accuracy, 80%; sensitivity, 94%;(More)
Computed tomography (CT) scans of the mediastinum in 80 patients were reviewed retrospectively to determine the nature of small opacities which are identified on contiguous cuts. These structures varied in number from one to five. The pattern of enhancement, appearance on contiguous CT sections and position in the mediastinum led us to believe that these(More)