Michelle M. Burke

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BACKGROUND Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) share many clinical illness features such as myalgia, fatigue, sleep disturbances, and impairment in ability to perform activities of daily living as a consequence of these symptoms. A growing literature suggests that a variety of comorbid(More)
Telepsychiatry can be used in two kinds of psychiatric emergencies: one-time clinical events and public health situations associated with mass disaster. Emergency telepsychiatry delivered by videoconferencing has the potential to improve patient care in many settings. Although experience is limited, it has been found to be safe and effective, as well as(More)
Two-hundred thirteen intravenous digital subtraction angiographic (DSA) examinations were performed on 195 intravenous drug abusers to rule out the possibility of a mycotic aneurysm in a groin, neck, or upper extremity infection. Twenty-three surgically proved cases of mycotic aneurysm were correctly identified with no false positive results. In addition,(More)
Patients with implanted SynchroMed spinal infusion pumps (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN) routinely undergo magnetic resonance imaging at our institution. In August 2008, Medtronic issued an urgent medical device correction report regarding several pumps. Because of the rare potential “for a delay in the return of proper drug infusion” and “for a delay in(More)
The technique of formylated rocket immunoelectrophoresis for the measurement of serum immunoglobulins has recently been developed. Advantages have been claimed for this technique when compared to the Single Radial Immunodiffusion technique (SRID). Our results indicate that SRID has advantages in reproducibility over the formylated rocket technique and of(More)
Immunoglobulin G, A and M levels were quantitated by Single Radial Immunodiffusion on 216 blood donors aged 18-65 yrs. Units of measurement were mg/100 ml, with reference to WHO Immune Reference Serum 67/97 as a baseline measurement. IgM levels were found to be significantly higher in females than in males. Factors which should be considered when evaluating(More)
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