Jeff Neil

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Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS) is a dysimmune peripheral nerve disorder, characterized by a predominantly distal, asymmetric weakness mostly affecting the upper limbs with sensory impairment, and by the presence of multifocal persistent conduction blocks. The nosological position of this neuropathy in relation to multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and chronic(More)
Functional imaging of a language task using positron emission tomography was performed as part of the preoperative assessment of a patient with a left supplementary motor area (SMA) tumor. Positron emission tomography scans were obtained during language tasks (verb generation and word reading of visually presented nouns) that normally lead to increased(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate associations between neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) room type (open ward and private room) and medical outcomes; neurobehavior, electrophysiology, and brain structure at hospital discharge; and developmental outcomes at 2 years of age. STUDY DESIGN In this prospective longitudinal cohort study, we enrolled 136 preterm infants(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Some patients within the spectrum of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathies (CIDP) have distal acquired demyelinating symmetric (DADS) neuropathy, usually associated with anti-myelin-associated-glycoprotein (MAG) IgM monoclonal gammopathy. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate patients with DADS(More)
We studied 20 patients, in a randomized, cross-over study, to determine if manual in-line stabilization of the head and neck altered the ease of insertion of the laryngeal mask and its correct positioning. After induction of anaesthesia and neuromuscular block, the laryngeal mask was inserted and adequacy of ventilation assessed while the patient's head and(More)
BACKGROUND The "International consensus statement on testing and reporting antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)" advocates screening by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF), but external quality assessment programmes often demonstrate different IIF patterns for a single serum. AIM To determine whether the variation in IIF patterns can be attributed(More)
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