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Pancreatic necrosis is now recognized as a principal determinant of survival in acute pancreatitis. However, it is currently unknown how frequently pancreatic necrosis develops in acute pancreatitis, how often pancreatic necrosis becomes secondarily infected, and whether sterile pancreatic necrosis represents an indication for surgery or can be treated by(More)
Forty-eight spinal cord injury victims were implanted with an epidural spinal cord stimulation system to treat spasms that had not satisfactorily responded to medical therapy. All the patients were at least 6 months after the injury. The protocol included assessment by independent examiners preoperatively and at 3, 6, 12 and 24 months after the implant.(More)
INTRODUCTION Antipsychotic medications are associated with significant weight gain, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and increased cardiovascular risk. Suggested mechanisms of weight gain from antipsychotic medication include antagonism of histamine and serotonin receptors, and effects on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The objective of this(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate vestibular abnormalities in subjects with Waardenburg syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective record review. SETTING Tertiary referral neurotology clinic. SUBJECTS Twenty-two adult white subjects with clinical diagnosis of Waardenburg syndrome (10 type I and 12 type II). INTERVENTIONS Evaluation for Waardenburg phenotype,(More)
There is a growing focus on child wellbeing and happiness in schools, but we lack self-report measures for very young children. Three samples ( N = 2345) were combined to assess the psychometric properties of the How I Feel About My School (HIFAMS) questionnaire, which was designed for children aged 4-8 years. Test-retest reliability was moderate(More)
From 1984-1990, 143 patients with squamous cell or adenocarcinoma of the esophagus were enrolled in a Phase I/II study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by concurrent chemotherapy plus radiotherapy with or without subsequent esophagectomy. Patients received one cycle of Cisplatin or Carboplatin plus Etoposide for squamous cell carcinoma, or Cisplatin or(More)
There is a perception that tamoxifen causes weightgain in breast cancer patients. The purpose ofthis research study was to determine if weightgain is associated with tamoxifen therapy and toobserve the impact of weight gain on recurrenceand survival. Prognostic indicators, changes in weight, anddisease status from diagnosis to the end oftreatment were(More)
BACKGROUND Shortened life expectancy due to pulmonary hypertension (PH) is seen in 5% to 10% of patients with sickle cell disease. The principal factors suspected of causing PH are pulmonary thromboemboli (PE) and in situ arterial thrombosis. OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible role that PE or in situ arterial thrombosis play in the development of PH in(More)
We present the first case of successful non-surgical treatment of an internal carotid aneurysm, embedded within a macroprolactinoma. A 53 year old male, with a previous history of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), presented with severe right sided frontal headache, decreased visual acuity, and ophthalmolplegia due to a third nerve palsy. A CT scan showed a 4.6(More)
BACKGROUND In September, 2015, the UN General Assembly established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs specify 17 universal goals, 169 targets, and 230 indicators leading up to 2030. We provide an analysis of 33 health-related SDG indicators based on the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015). METHODS We(More)