PURPOSE To determine the management performance indicators most frequently utilized in academic radiology departments in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS This investigation met the criteria for an exemption from institutional review board approval. A cross-sectional study in which a validated national survey was sent to members of the Society of… (More)
Paramyotonia congenita (PC) and Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HyperPP) are caused by amino acid substitutions in the alpha subunit of the human skeletal muscle sodium channel. One such substitution, methionine for valine at position 1592, has been associated with HyperPP with myotonia and cold sensitivity. We report clinical, electromyographic (EMG),… (More)
Data from the 1986 and 1991 National Tuberculosis Survey were used, together with the Census of Population for those years, to try and determine whether bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination policy had any influence on the reported incidence of tuberculosis in the Republic of Ireland. The age-specific incidence of tuberculosis for the country as a whole… (More)
Digital radiology departments could benefit from the ability to integrate and visualize data (e.g. information reflecting complex workflow states) from all of their imaging and information management systems in one composite presentation view. Leveraging data warehousing tools developed in the business world may be one way to achieve this capability. In… (More)
Seven cases of chronic sensorimotor polyneuropathy due to amyloidosis, from 7 different families, are described, in addition to the pathology in a sibling of 1 case. The age of onset ranged from 55 to 72 years. Cardiac involvement, intermittent diarrhoea and syncopal attacks were a frequent occurrence. Motor conduction velocity showed a moderate degree of… (More)
The effects of administration of the prodrug dibenzoyl ADTN (DBADTN) on ADTN concentrations in rat brain and on behaviour in rats having a unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesion in the corpus striatum have been studied. Using a combination of HPLC and electrochemical detection as assay method it was found that there was a more selective accumulation of ADTN in… (More)
We report a case study of a female who received an allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) from a sex-mismatched related donor and who, after a twenty-year interval, developed an acute fulminant biopsy-proven demyelinating disorder of cerebral white matter which followed a remitting-relapsing chronic course. In situ hybridization studies using… (More)
Three white male patients with advanced cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis presented with HOA. No other pathology to explain the osteoarthropathy was detected. The osteoarthropathy responded symptomatically to NSAI drugs and treatment of tuberculosis but resolved radiologically in only one patient.