Learn More
PURPOSE In this study, we sought to determine the outcome of patients with ischemic colitis, comparing patients with segmental disease with those with total colonic ischemia. METHODS Patients with the diagnosis of ischemic colitis over the past six years were selected and reviewed for demographics, presenting symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND The factors associated with outcome of patients with nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia are poorly defined. METHODS Over a 7-year period, 34 consecutive patients with nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia were identified. RESULTS The mean age of the study patients was 63 years (range 31 to 94); 21 of 34 (62%) were men. The mean delay in diagnosis(More)
Four patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are described in whom there were major psychiatric complications. Two of these patients had cerebral lupus with psychiatric manifestations of the disease together with other features of disease activity and responding to treatment with high dose steroids. The first of these had had a ten-year history of(More)
RheothRx (Glaxo Wellcome Inc, Research Triangle Park, NC; poloxamer 188) Injection is a nonionic surfactant with hemorrheologic properties that suggest it may be useful in treating acute painful episodes (vasoocclusive crises) of sickle cell disease (SCD). We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study to evaluate the safety and(More)
OBJECTIVE Hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and distractibility are common problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Extended-release guanfacine is approved for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder but not well studied in ASD. METHOD In a multisite, randomized clinical trial, extended-release guanfacine was compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Minor surgery for ingrown toenails can provoke anxiety and the anaesthetic injection can be acutely painful. Distraction techniques may reduce the associated pain and anxiety. OBJECTIVE To investigate an audiovisual distraction (Bedscapes) on pain and anxiety during minor surgery for the correction of ingrown toenail. METHOD In a randomised(More)
  • 1