Debi M Thomas

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Individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) are frequently coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Acute HCV infection is often asymptomatic and poorly understood. We conducted a historical prospective study of HCV antibody and viremia in plasma samples obtained during 1994-1999 from a cohort of initially HIV-1-infected,(More)
Even though "classic migraine" and "complicated migraine" may be diagnosed readily, "common migraine" may be easily confused with other types of vascular headaches. This differential diagnosis is of great importance for the appropriate choice of drug therapy. It is frequently stated that family history of migraine and history of motion sickness in childhood(More)
Little is known of the incidence of closed-head injury (CHI) associated with facial trauma. To study this problem, we conducted a retrospective review of 200 consecutive admissions to the University of Michigan Medical Center Emergency Department from 1980 to 1985 for treatment of acute facial fractures. All patients were admitted within 48 hours of injury(More)
Drug-induced esophagitis is being recognized increasingly in the past few years. Since 1970 more than 650 cases have been reported worldwide caused by 30 or more medications. We have reviewed these cases with a view to classifying this disease based on underlying pathological mechanism. Drug-induced esophageal injury tends to occur at the anatomical site of(More)
Tension pneumocephalus is an uncommon condition characterized by dramatic neurological deterioration and massive accumulations of intracranial air. Inflammatory changes in the CSF may mimic an infectious process. In this report we describe a case of tension pneumocephalus in which the patient presented with pleocytosis of the CSF.
We describe a series of 14 surgical blister aneurysm (BA) patients and compare outcomes in those with known cerebral BA to those lacking preoperative BA diagnosis/recognition. BA are broad, fragile, pathologic dilatations of the intracranial arteries. They have a low prevalence but are associated with substantially higher surgical morbidity and mortality(More)
Many neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are small and may escape localization by conventional imaging techniques. In such cases, 11C-5-hydroxy-tryptophan (11C-5-HTP) positron emission tomography (PET) has been tested as an additional diagnostic tool. Nine patients with clinically, biochemically and/or histologically confirmed NET and negative computerized(More)
AIM To determine thyroid vascularity in healthy subjects and patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), and assess its sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of AITD. METHODS High-sensitivity color flow Doppler sonography (HSCFDS) was used to estimate the thyroid intraparenchymal vascularity in 31 euthyroid patients with Hashimoto's(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate efficacy of sclerotherapy with doxycycline versus sodium tetradecyl sulfate (STS) for treatment of macrocystic and mixed lymphatic malformations (LMs). MATERIALS AND METHODS This single-center retrospective review identified 41 children (17 boys; 24 girls; age range, 1 month to 15.4 y) who underwent sclerotherapy with doxycycline (n =(More)