F. E. Smith

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OBJECTIVE To relate neurophysiologic changes after mild/moderate traumatic brain injury to cognitive deficit in a longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging investigation. METHODS Fifty-three patients were scanned an average of 6 days postinjury (range = 1-14 days). Twenty-three patients were rescanned 1 year later. Thirty-three matched control subjects were(More)
AIMS There is some dispute over the clinical significance of dispersion of ventricular repolarization measurements from the electrocardiogram. Recent studies have indicated that multichannel magnetocardiograms (MCGs), which non-invasively measure cardiac magnetic field strength from many sites above the body surface, may provide independent information from(More)
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. We hypothesized that any impairment in insulin-stimulated muscle ATP production could merely reflect the lower rates of muscle glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis, rather than cause it. If this is correct, muscle ATP turnover rates in type 2 diabetes could be increased(More)
CONTEXT Although dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors exert their major action via an incretin mechanism, a favorable effect of vildagliptin on lipid metabolism remains unexplained. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine hepatic triglyceride levels and insulin sensitivity on vildagliptin. DESIGN This was a 6-month, randomized, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Lysosomal Acid Lipase (LAL) deficiency is a rare metabolic storage disease, caused by a marked reduction in activity of LAL, which leads to accumulation of cholesteryl esters (CE) and triglycerides (TG) in lysosomes in many tissues. We used (1)H magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy to characterize the abnormalities in hepatic lipid content(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO) is a classical mitochondrial ocular disorder characterised by bilateral progressive ptosis and ophthalmoplegia. These ocular features can develop either in isolation or in association with other prominent neurological deficits (CPEO+). Molecularly, CPEO can be classified into two distinct(More)
Multichannel MCG noninvasively measures cardiac magnetic field strength from many sites at the body surface, potentially providing useful regional information about ventricular repolarization. Previous work on ECGs has shown that automatic techniques for repolarization measurement are better than manual measurement at discriminating patients with cardiac(More)
Objective: To describe the baseline clinical and functional characteristics of an international cohort of 193 patients with dysferlinopathy. Methods: The Clinical Outcome Study for dysferlinopathy (COS) is an international multicenter study of this disease, evaluating patients with genetically confirmed dysferlinopathy over 3 years. We present a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the baseline clinical and functional characteristics of an international cohort of 193 patients with dysferlinopathy. METHODS The Clinical Outcome Study for dysferlinopathy (COS) is an international multicenter study of this disease, evaluating patients with genetically confirmed dysferlinopathy over 3 years. We present a(More)