John T Macdonald

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In a prospective study we compared propranolol, placebo, and self-hypnosis in the treatment of juvenile classic migraine. Children aged 6 to 12 years with classic migraine who had no previous specific treatment were randomized into propranolol (at 3 mg/kg/d) or placebo groups for a 3-month period and then crossed over for 3 months. After this 6-month(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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION The MNREAD reading acuity (RA) charts use continuous-text reading to measure (1) RA, ie, the smallest size of print that the patient can resolve; (2) maximum reading speed (MRS); and (3) critical print size (CPS), ie, the smallest print that the patient can read with maximum speed. This project used the MNREAD charts to evaluate reading(More)
INTRODUCTION Human albinism is a genetic condition associated with visual impairment that affects many aspects of daily life. Office measurements of visual acuity do not necessarily reflect daily visual function and health status. This study used the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ) to determine the effect of(More)