Laura Maclachlan

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To describe and prospectively evaluate a new radiologic sign with the potential to increase the diagnostic accuracy of soft-tissue radiography of the neck in the identification of adult epiglottitis. METHODS We conducted a prospective, before-and-after blinded study at two tertiary care institutions. A convenience sample of four staff(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if there are any pathologic or technical differences between laser-assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (LAUP) and electrocautery-assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (EAUP). DESIGN A prospective randomized in vivo trial in an appropriate animal species. RESULTS We found no gross difference in healing between the palates treated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigate global and regional grey and white matter volumes in patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and recent voxel-based morphometry (VBM) methods. METHODS Forty-two patients with CFS and thirty healthy volunteers were scanned on a 3-Tesla MRI scanner. Anatomical MRI scans were segmented,(More)
IMPORTANCE Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by a constellation of symptoms diagnosed with a number of different polythetic criteria. Heterogeneity across these diagnostic criteria is likely to be confounding research into the as-yet-unknown pathophysiology underlying this stigmatised and debilitating condition and may diagnose a disease(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore potential mechanisms that underpin the cardiac abnormalities seen in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) using non-invasive cardiac impedance, red cell mass and plasma volume measurements. METHODS Cardiac MR (MR) examinations were performed using 3 T Philips Intera Achieva scanner (Best, NL) in participants with CFS (Fukuda; n=47) and(More)
Rail transport is an environmentally responsible approach and traffic is expected to increase in the coming decades. Little is known about the implications for quality of life of populations living close to railways. This study explores the way in which vibrations from rail are perceived and described by these populations. The study took place in the Västra(More)
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