Jeannie MacDonald

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The computed tomographic (CT) findings in a teenage boy with adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) are presented. Clinical presentation included the subacute onset of dementia and behavioral changes. Bilateral, isolated, symmetric low density areas were present in the frontal lobes on CT, without contrast enhancement. Minimal calcification was noted in the lesions.(More)
BACKGROUND During the evaluation of many instances of the same basic surgical skill, we observed that there were several errors that occurred frequently. Two studies were undertaken to examine the use of these errors for improving the instruction and evaluation of the skill. MATERIALS AND METHODS For both studies, two types of rater training videotapes(More)
Four episodes of acute left hemiparesis occurred in three pediatric-age, insulin-dependent diabetic patients. Each had a concomitant respiratory tract infection and headache, but no obvious signs of systemic hypoglycemia. No cerebral abnormalities were demonstrated by angiography or computerized tomography. The clinical course was benign, with slow but(More)
Acute intracranial hypertension may respond to intravenous mannitol, but frequent administration can cause cerebral edema or renal problems. We evaluated the use of 20% glycerol administered intravenously as an alternative to mannitol. Intravenous glycerol and mannitol were equally effective in lowering acute elevations of intracranial pressure. The(More)
A 29-week premature infant with severe central hypoventilation secondary to Prader-Willi syndrome required mechanical ventilation until 55 days of age. This disorder must be considered in the differential diagnosis of a premature infant who does not have primary lung disease but has significant hypotonia because the respiratory failure may require prolonged(More)
Bacterial meningitis is a major cause of sensorineural hearing loss during childhood. This study compared the efficacy of auditory brain-stem evoked response (ABER) testing with conventional conditioned orienting response (COR) testing in the early diagnosis of postmeningitic deafness in 34 infants younger than 2 years of age, with a diagnosis of Hemophilus(More)
We discuss a newborn delivered by elective cesarean section who had macrocephaly with severe anemia. The anemia was corrected by exchange transfusion, and the infant, at first, appeared stable but manifested poor feeding and seizures. Transillumination of the skull was negative, although the anterior fontanel was tense. Computerized tomography demonstrated(More)
Fluctuating ophthalmoplegia in the neonatal period is unusual. We report two infants, one with branched-chain keto-aminoaciduria, the other with nonketotic hyperglycinemia, who demonstrated varying degrees of ophthalmoplegia. In one, the abnormalities of extraocular motility best correlated with elevations of serum leucine. In the other case, increased CSF(More)
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