Douglas Palmer

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In 1999, the UK implemented universal leucoreduction as a precaution against transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by transfusion of domestic blood or red blood cells. We aimed to assess how effectively leucoreduction reduced infectivity of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in blood. 450 mL of whole blood collected and pooled from(More)
To enable a more quantitative diagnosis of senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT), the authors developed and tested a semiautomated method to define regions of interest (ROIs) to be used in quantitating results from single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of regional cerebral blood flow performed with N-isopropyl iodine-123-iodoamphetamine.(More)
The Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech) has created a nominally 1-kW annular helicon plasma source that is sized to interface with a 5-kW Hall effect thruster. The electron number density and electron temperature of the plasma are measured with an RF-compensated Langmuir probe as a function of axial and radial location within the plasma column, and RF(More)
A technique for simultaneously measuring pulsation, translation and diffusion of a radioactive tracer in the spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been described. To evaluate the accuracy and precision of this method for measuring CSF oscillation in the spine, an apparatus was designed that moved a radioactive source sinusoidally with known amplitude along a(More)
Regional CBF (rCBF) images obtained from xenon-enhanced computed tomography (XeCT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with N-isopropyl-p-[123I]iodoamphetamine (IMP) done with a rotating gamma-camera were compared in nine patients. Both XeCT and SPECT/IMP demonstrated flow abnormalities at all sites of infarction identified by CT, while(More)
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