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PURPOSE To evaluate power Doppler imaging as a possible screening examination for carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the principal pilot study, a prospective, blinded comparison of power Doppler imaging with duplex Doppler imaging, the reference-standard method, was conducted in 100 consecutive patients routinely referred for carotid artery… (More)
As survival and quality of life continue to improve for cardiac transplant recipients, the number of patients with functioning heart transplants who present for surgery continues to increase. The conditions for which surgery may be required, the specific problems relating to anaesthesia and the necessary measures which should be taken to ensure an… (More)
The history of yellow fever is discussed with relevance to the Lisbon epidemic of 1857. Robert S.D. Lyons, professor of medicine at the Catholic University Medical School in Dublin, was given leave by the rector to investigate its pathology and set off for Portugal in November. He performed autopsies and studied possible environmental factors, with negative… (More)
Authors whose scholarship is in the golden realm of English literature have not hesitated to make pronouncements on James Joyce's health. A publication in this genre claims he had tabes dorsalis. One feels that an authoritative comment, accepting or rejecting a diagnosis of neurosyphilis, should be provided by the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences.
John Cheyne (1777-1836), a Scotsman born in Leith, graduated at Edinburgh University but spent most of his career in Dublin. He was professor of medicine (1813-19) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, physician to the House of Industry Hospitals and co-founder of the Dublin Hospital Reports in which his celebrated account of a patient with irregular… (More)