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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Patients with a clinical diagnosis of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA, formerly called Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome) often have mutations in PANK2, the gene encoding pantothenate kinase 2. We investigated correlations between brain MR imaging changes, mutation status, and clinical disease features. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the course and prognosis of airway obstruction, feeding difficulties and hearing abnormalities in patients with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS). METHODS A retrospective review was conducted, of 69 patients with PRS, attending between 1991 and 2010 at the Children's University Hospital in Dublin. Data regarding airway management,(More)
Pancreas disease (PD) of farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L., which is caused by an alphavirus known as salmon pancreas disease virus (SPDV), can have serious economic consequences. An epidemiological survey carried out in Ireland in 2003 indicated that within individual farms there were significant differences in the susceptibility of different strains(More)
We designed a study to identify useful landmarks for the preservation of the spinal accessory nerve during modified radical neck dissection (MRND). Eighteen consecutive patients undergoing 23 MRNDs were enrolled in the study. The distance of the accessory nerve from the greater auricular nerve, where it crosses the posterior edge of the sternocleidomastoid(More)
One hundred seventy-four patients (179 admissions) were prospectively evaluated for the subsequent occurrence of upper gastrointestinal ("stress") bleeding after admission to a medical/respiratory intensive care unit. Evidence for either overt or occult gastrointestinal bleeding developed in 25 (14 percent). The group of bleeders had a higher mortality (64(More)
Lymphatic malformations can occur anywhere in the head and neck, and when they do so in the oral cavity, they can present a potential hazard to the airway. We describe a 4-year-old girl with a giant lymphatic malformation of the tongue and neck. This report illustrates the particular difficulties that may be encountered in cases involving giant lymphatic(More)
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a prevalent nosocomial pathogen worldwide. The objectives of this study were to assess the morbidity and cost associated with the treatment of head and neck cancer patients who become colonized or infected with MRSA following major surgical procedures. We present a retrospective review of(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is causing growing concern in hospitals. There has been a steady increase in the number of cases of nosocomial MRSA infections recently and this will no doubt apply to otitis externa, one of the most common ENT infections. The total number of cases of otitis externa presenting to the Accident and Emergency(More)
SUMMARY Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Imaging plays a critical role in evaluating patients suspected of acute stroke and transient ischemic attack, especially before initiating treatment. Over the past few decades, major advances have occurred in stroke imaging and treatment, including Food and Drug Administration approval of(More)
Obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct is a common congenital abnormality reported in up to 84% of neonatal patients [J. Yohendran, A.C. Wignall, E.J. Beckenham, Bilateral congenital dacryocystocoeles with concurrent intranasal mucocoeles causing respiratory distress in a neonate, Asian J. Surg. 29 (2) (2006) 109-111; M.J. Cunningham, J.J. Woog, Endonasal(More)