Natalee James

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AIMS Renal cell carcinoma is commonly thought to be a radioresistant malignancy. Retrospective studies report conflicting results on the effect of radiotherapy dose escalation on response and time to progression in symptomatic metastatic disease; studies using the linear quadratic model have used alpha/beta ratios that are inappropriate for slow growing(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is one of the important differential diagnoses of back pain which is often missed. Chronic contained rupture is a rare event that can cause diagnostic difficulties, presenting in different ways such as back pain, neuropathy or groin mass. We are presenting a case of 46-year-old man who presented with history of recurrent low(More)
We report the case of a 9-year-old boy with a right optic disc pit and associated serous retinal detachment of the macula. This was treated by vitrectomy, endolaser, and gas tamponade as a primary procedure, which resulted in complete resolution. We review the literature and conclude that further reports of the management of this uncommon condition are(More)
Causes of the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome other than L-tryptophan include parasitic myositis (that is, trichinosis), acute tropical myositis, sarcoidosis, granulomatous myositis, polymyositis, collagen vascular diseases, neoplastic myositis, and eosinophilic myositis. Some of these can be excluded by the absence of associated findings, that is,(More)
Histopathologic study of skeletal muscle biopsy in a patient with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome following L-tryptophan use showed prominent lymphocytic perineuritis, neuritis, and perimysial fasciitis. The presence of perineuritis and neuritis provides a histopathologic basis for clinical features of neuropathy in eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome and occurred(More)
PURPOSE To determine certifications of visual impairment (CVIs) due to diabetic retinopathy (DR) in a region that has operated diabetic screening since 1992. METHODS A retrospective review of all CVIs due to DR was conducted, with mid-year population estimates and a diabetes prevalence model used to determine the annual incidence of certification from(More)
PURPOSE To describe two cases of retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP)-like lesion following radiation therapy for primary tumor. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective evaluation of two patients with previous irradiation treatment for a pleomorphic adenoma of the lacrimal gland and a vocal cord carcinoma, respectively. Visual acuity (VA), fluorescein(More)