Katherine Watson

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BACKGROUND Immune-mediated polyarthopathy (IMPA) is common in dogs, and is monitored by serial arthrocenteses. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Plasma C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and CXCL8 (interleukin-8) would serve as noninvasive markers of joint inflammation in IMPA. ANIMALS Nine client-owned dogs with idiopathic IMPA; 6 healthy controls. (More)
Background.  Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART) frequently have chronic liver enzyme elevation (cLEE), the underlying cause is often unclear. Methods.  Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) Study participants without chronic viral hepatitis were observed to the earliest of cLEE(More)
Objectives Thalamotomy of the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) is effective in alleviating medication resistant tremor in patients with essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD). MRI guided Focused Ultra-sound (MRgFUS) is an innovative technology that enables non-invasive thalamotomy via thermal ablation. Methods Thirty eight ET and PD patients(More)
Three patients, ages 69, 67, and 74 years, respectively, underwent surgical removal of cystic cerebellar astrocytomas. All three had past histories pointing to the existence of a cerebellar lesion for many decades prior to surgery: Patient 1 had had nystagmus on lateral gaze on the side of the tumor since early childhood; Patient 2 had had sensorineural(More)
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