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The observed inverse relationship between smoking and Parkinson disease has prompted suggestions that nicotine, a centrally active agent, might protect against the disease. In this case-control study, cases were found to have ever regularly smoked cigarettes significantly less frequently than sex-, race-, and age-matched neighbors. This report analyzes the(More)
Ultrastructural study of peripheral blood from two patients with late-infantile neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinosis with curvilinear bodies, demonstrated in brain biopsies revealed curvilinear bodies in lymphocytes. These findings indicate that ultrastructural investigation of circulating lymphocytes may be useful in the diagnosis of late-infantile neuronal(More)
In previous studies, there were fewer cigarette smokers among persons with Parkinson disease than among other patients. We reinvestigated this phenomenon, using nonpatient controls. In home interviews with 237 Parkinson patients and 474 age-, sex-, and race-matched neighbors, we inquired about consumption of tobacco, coffee, tea, and alcohol. All Parkinson(More)
The clinicopathological study of a case of Huntington disease with early severe dementia is presented. The pathological findings were those of Huntington disease (atrophy with neuronal loss and astrocytosis in the neostriatum) and Alzheimer disease (neuronal loss with numerous senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the neocortex). Ultrastructural(More)
The phlebotomy team is receiving greater recognition than ever before for its contribution to the service image of the laboratory. Laboratory managers must recognize that phlebotomists are the laboratory's goodwill ambassadors. Because phlebotomists work on the front line, their technical skills and professional demeanor are prime factors in getting(More)