Merranda S Logan

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Functional neuroimaging was employed to study 10 obese and 10 lean healthy young right-handed women, divided equally into binge and non-binge eaters. Subjects were presented with visual and auditory stimuli of binge type foods, non-binge type foods, and non-food stimuli in the fMRI scanner. Brain areas activated by both the visual and auditory stimuli(More)
Four patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) developed large, symptomatic pleural effusions after commencing peritoneal dialysis. Pleuroperitoneal fistula in each case was diagnosed by the presence of a high glucose content in pleural fluid, with a normal corresponding blood sugar, and was confirmed by isotope or contrast(More)
De novo thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) following renal transplantation is a severe complication associated with high rates of allograft failure. Several immunosuppressive agents are associated with TMA. Conventional approaches to managing this entity, such as withdrawal of the offending agent and/or plasmapheresis, often offer limited help, with high(More)
Historically, fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) has varying sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in the diagnosis of abdominal lesions with a high insufficient sampling rate. We compared 20-G fine-needle trucut biopsy (FNTB) with FNAC results in the biopsy of solid abdominal tumours. A retrospective review of 171 (128x 20-G FNTB and 43x FNAC)(More)
A ring chromosome 6 has been identified by GTG-banding in a male with microcephaly, growth retardation, seizures, epicanthus, hypertelorism, micrognathia, and other congenital anomalies. Cytogenetic studies indicate the instability of the ring chromosome. The most common findings in subjects with ring 6 include: profound to moderate mental retardation,(More)
Doctor David Thompson1 (1849 -1936), of Fincairn and Feeny in County London derry, introduced the effective treatment of myxoedema to his neighbourhood in late 1892 or early 1893. He received the degree of BA from the Queen's University in Ireland in 1871, (Queen's College, Galway), and then qualified in medicine in 1873 (LRCP and S, LM, Edinburgh). In 1874(More)
At a dinner in the Great Hall of the Queen's University of Belfast on the 12th December 1989 the Northern Ireland Branch of the Medical Women's Federation celebrated the centenary of the first admission of women to the classes of the Faculty of Medicine of the Queen's College, Belfast, and to the clinical classes of the Belfast Royal Hospital. In September(More)
IMPLICATIONS Malignant hyperthermia is an uncommon, heritable condition triggered by anesthesia and is followed by an increase in temperature that may be fatal without prompt treatment. It is rare with desflurane and in black individuals of African descent. We present a case of malignant hyperthermia in an African-American patient during desflurane(More)
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