Kylie J. Harrison

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The incidence of bacterial, viral, mycoplasma, and rickettsial infections has been assessed prospectively in 210 adult patients with pneumonia who presented to a district hospital over a six-year period. One hundred and thirteen infective agents were detected in 103 patients. The agent most frequently detected was Mycoplasma pneumoniae which accounted for(More)
To establish the evidence base for the diagnosis of sleep apnea (SA) in adult patients, a systematic review of the literature from 1980 through November 1, 1997 was performed. Diagnostic studies were included if they reported results of any test to establish or support a diagnosis of SA, in comparison to a diagnosis from a full polysomnogram (PSG). Test(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) provides a rapid and accurate method for the detection of chromosomal aneuploidy. We have developed a technique for the use of FISH on single cell suspensions produced from either formalin-fixed or paraffin-embedded tissues. Preparation of such tissues involves sequential rehydration, enzymatic digestion to release(More)
Duplication of the short arm of chromosome 9 is a rare constitutional abnormality, and the presence of pathologically confirmed hyperplasia of the choroid plexus in one of two cases, and a choroid plexus papilloma in another, raises the possibility of a relationship between the 9p abnormality and abnormal growth of the choroid plexus. Molecular cytogenetic(More)
We report on a newborn infant with a de novo triplication of the distal segment of 5p: 46,XX,trp(5) (pter-->p14::p14-->p15.33::p15.33--> qter) and multiple congenital anomalies consistent with triplication of 5p. Partial triplication was documented by fluorescence in situ hybridization with a cosmid probe specific for 5p15.2 and microdissected probes(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) is an effective method to detect chromosomal alterations in a variety of tissue types, including archived paraffin wax embedded specimens fixed in B5 or formalin. However, precipitating fixatives such as B5 have been known to produce unsatisfactory results in comparison with formalin when used for FISH. This study(More)