Frank Earnest

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PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) for detection of small-bowel ischemia in emergency department patients with abdominal pain and to compare the prospective interpretation with a retrospective interpretation by using surgical or pathologic findings as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
Computer interpolation of stereotaxic computerized tomography (CT) scanning data allows the transposition of a tumor volume in stereotaxic space. A stereotaxically directed and computer-monitored CO2 laser is then utilized to vaporize that volume as the surgeon monitors the position of a cursor representing the laser beam against planar contours of the(More)
In a study of 10 patients with degenerative brain disease that manifested as simultanagnosia, our aims were (1) to elucidate their clinical, neuropsychologic, and radiologic findings to determine whether these patients might represent a group distinguishable from those with typical Alzheimer's disease and (2) to help clinicians recognize this entity. All(More)
Spontaneous bilateral carotid-cavernous fistulae and cervical artery dissection is reported in a 20-year-old woman with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type IV. The clinical features of 16 previously published cases of spontaneous carotid-cavernous fistulae associated with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type IV are reviewed, for a total of 17 cases. The mean age of the 14(More)
A prospective study of 1,517 consecutive cerebral angiographic examinations is reported. The incidence of all complications was 8.5%, and the incidence of all neurologic complications was 2.6%. The overall incidence of permanent neurologic deficit was 0.33%. The incidence of permanent neurologic deficit in patients referred for evaluation of symptomatic(More)
PURPOSE To estimate the incidence of occult metastases to the brain and skeleton in patients suspected of having non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (stage higher than T1Nomo) with surgically resectable disease, to assess the accuracy of screening magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and radionuclide bone scanning for help in identifying occult metastases, and to(More)
Computed tomography (CT) artifacts within the sella turcica, associated with the bones of the skull base, were identified and examined by use of a human skull phantom immersed in water. These artifacts were identified in 63% of 27 clinical high-resolution CT scans performed on patients with suspected sellar or parasellar pathology. Intrasellar artifacts may(More)
Results of contrast material-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and T2-weighted spin-echo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were correlated with pathologic findings in 25 patients treated surgically for refractory partial epilepsy. Of 12 lesions present, ten (83%) were detected by MR imaging and seven (58%) by CT scanning. Of nine low-grade gliomas, eight were(More)
BACKGROUND Intussusception is a predominantly pediatric diagnosis that is not well characterized among adults. Undiagnosed cases can result in significant morbidity, making early recognition important for clinicians. STUDY OBJECTIVES We describe the presentation, clinical management, disposition, and outcome of adult patients diagnosed with(More)