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Salivary and blood glucose concentrations were determined in non-diabetic healthy individuals and patients with diabetes mellitus (type II). Glycosylated haemoglobin A1c was also determined in some of the patients (n = 25) and a significant correlation (r = 0.82) was found between HbAlc and serum glucose concentrations in these patients, indicating that(More)
AIMS Interferon alpha monotherapy induces a sustained response in less than 20% of patients treated for chronic hepatitis C. Interferon beta represents a potential therapeutic alternative for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerance of recombinant interferon beta-la administered(More)
Definition of Respiratory Failure using PaO2 alone is confounded when patients are commenced on oxygen therapy prior to arterial blood gas (ABG) measurement. Furthermore, classification of Respiratory Failure as Type 1 or Type 2 using PaCO2 alone can give an inaccurate account of events as both types can co-exist. 100 consecutive presentations of acute(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to examine whether patients with focal epilepsy exhibit sleep dependent memory consolidation, whether memory retention rates correlated with particular aspects of sleep physiology, and how the process was affected by seizures. METHODS We prospectively recruited patients with focal epilepsy and assessed declarative memory using a task(More)
OBJECTIVES In patients who do not achieve seizure freedom on low-dose first-line monotherapy antiepileptic drug (AED), the current practice is to increase the AED to higher doses. For patients who fail low dose levetiracetam (LEV), a reasonable alternative to increasing dosage may be the addition of a low-dose adjunctive AED. METHODS In this open-label,(More)
We describe a 90-year-old woman with right upper limb monoparesis secondary to varicella zoster virus infection as a result of extensive inflammatory involvement of the entire brachial plexus at root level. To our knowledge, this is the first report of entire brachial plexus involvement in a living patient of such advanced age. Despite a delay in(More)
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