Garett S Smith

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This study was performed to assess effects of amantadine (AMH), a dopaminergic agent and NMDA antagonist, on chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI). The primary hypotheses were that amantadine treatment would result in executive function improvement and increased activity in pre-frontal cortex. RESEARCH DESIGN An open-label design was(More)
Gray scale ultrasonographic images of the liver were correlated with histologic findings in patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. The gray scale patterns of 64 livers with chronic hepatitis C virus infection were categorized as normal, fatty, fibrofatty, fibrotic, or inflammatory and were graded as mild, moderate, or severe. Liver biopsy(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the associations between physical disability measures and knee cartilage defects in obese adults. METHODS One hundred and eleven obese subjects were recruited from laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or exercise/diet weight loss programmes. All subjects completed disease-specific (WOMAC) and general health status (SF-36)(More)
Introduction. A paraoesophageal hernia (PH) may be one reason for iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) but is often overlooked as a cause. We aimed to assess the incidence and resolution of transfusion-dependent IDA in patients presenting for hiatal hernia surgery. Methods. We analysed a prospective database of patients undergoing laparoscopic hiatal repair in(More)
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