J. L. Taylor

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation over the motor cortex has been shown to delay voluntary movement in man in a reaction time paradigm. In this study, we used a focal magnetic coil to stimulate 16 sites over the left hemisphere in 8 normal subjects. We measured the delay that occurred in the onset of a ballistic wrist flexion response and the size of the(More)
The aim of our study was to investigate the relation between substantia nigra (SN) echomorphology and indices of motor cortex excitability. Nigral hyperechogenicity in healthy individuals is thought to represent an SN abnormality or predisposition to Parkinson's disease (PD) and its prevalence is greater in the very old. Our study involved 20 old healthy(More)
An uncommon complication of acute dissecting hematoma of the aorta is rupture into a right heart chamger. We report a case in which the dissecting hematoma ruptured into the right atrium in addition to causing aortic valve incompetence. These features were diagnosed angiographically. Thereafter, successful surgical repair was performed.
PURPOSE Diabetes is a significant and growing public health concern, and patient education is the primary approach for self-management. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of a single session diabetes group education intervention. METHODS The design is a one-group pretest/posttest evaluation. Participants were adult outpatients with(More)
Four cases of pregnancy following jejunoileal bypass surgery for obesity are presented, and 9 cases from the recent literature are reviewed. Pregnancy after bypass surgery often resulted in low-birthweight infants (46%) at term, and this was especially true when conception occurred within 2 years of the surgery. In light of these findings it may be(More)
UNLABELLED This study is a correlational analysis of the efficacy of a Medication Assistance Program (MAP) on intermediate physiologic markers of health outcomes of patients with diabetes, specifically blood pressure, HBA1c, and lipid levels. METHODS The sample included 72 patients enrolled in a MAP and 854 patients not enrolled in a MAP and with a(More)