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There are several lines of evidence to suggest that serotonergic neurons in the brain are detrimentally affected by chronic alcohol consumption. The present study aims to quantify pathological changes in brainstem regions containing serotonergic neurons in chronic alcoholics compared to age-matched non-alcoholic controls. An antibody specific for tryptophan(More)
This study was done to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of bedside chest radiography for pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), or both in patients receiving mechanical ventilation. The series consisted of 40 patients; diagnostic accuracy was defined as the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve. Overall diagnostic accuracy(More)
The loss of noradrenergic locus coeruleus neurons has been identified as the possible critical lesion inducing amnesia in alcoholic patients with the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. The present study aims to test this hypothesis by quantifying the number of pigmented locus coeruleus neurons in 4 alcoholics with the Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, 5 alcoholics(More)
Computed tomography in patients with a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm usually demonstrates the aneurysm with blood in the posterior para- and perirenal spaces. Hemorrhage into the adjacent perirenal space occurs because the aorta, via the renal vascular pedicle, is in continuum with this compartment. The kidney is commonly displaced but not compromised(More)
Because of improved patient tolerance and decreased risks of idiosyncratic reaction, low-osmolarity contrast media are increasingly used for excretory urography. However, physiologic differences among patients may affect the optimal time for acquiring diagnostic radiographs during the pyelographic phase of the examination. A prospective, randomized,(More)
It has been suggested that the use of avidin-biotin immunohistochemical techniques for antigen detection in neural tissue produces nonspecific background staining. For this reason neural tissue was used to test the quality, sensitivity and specificity of four commercially available antibody detection kits which use avidin or streptavidin binding to biotin.(More)