Jori Pollack

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OBJECTIVE To determine which clinical features best characterize Parkinson disease dementia (PDD), compared with Alzheimer disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and to determine the pathologic basis for PDD. METHODS We examined 103 participants enrolled in a longitudinal study (nondemented control = 10, PD = 42, DLB = 20, AD = 31) who were(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative fluid therapy can influence postoperative hospital stay and complications after elective colorectal surgery. This trial was designed to examine whether an extremely restricted perioperative fluid protocol would reduce hospital stay beyond the existing fast-track hospital time of 7 days after surgery. METHODS Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Injectable bulking treatment for fecal incontinence (FI) is intended to expand tissue in the anal canal and prevent fecal leakage. Use of injectable bulking agents is increasing because it can be performed in an outpatient setting and with low risk for morbidity. This study evaluated the long-term (36-month) clinical effectiveness and safety of(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative radiotherapy improves local control and survival in rectal cancer, but there are few reports on long-term morbidity. The aims of this study were to compare long-term morbidity and quality of life in patients undergoing rectal cancer surgery with or without preoperative radiotherapy. METHODS A total of 252 patients, randomized(More)
Endocrine evaluations were performed prospectively in 22 patients with medulloblastoma (ages 2 1/2 to 23 1/2 years at diagnosis), after craniospinal radiation with or without adjuvant chemotherapy. The mean craniospinal hypothalamic-pituitary). and thyroid radiation doses were 3600 and 2400 rads, respectively. Fourteen (73%) of 19 patients who had not yet(More)
Spontaneous pneumothorax is an uncommon complication of bronchiolitis due to respiratory syncytial virus. Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in an infant with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis has not been previously reported. We report the case of a four-month-old infant who presented in respiratory distress owing to respiratory syncytial virus(More)
There are reports that patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) have reduced levels of thiolmethyltransferase (TMT) in erythrocyte membranes. TMT methylates thiols and thiocarbamates, thereby reducing their toxicity. We examined TMT levels in erythrocytes from patients with PD and AD and from age-matched controls. Specific(More)
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