Pavis Laengvejkal

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OBJECTIVES The aim of our study was to describe the changing prevalence, demographic features, etiologies, and treatment of ascites in children hospitalized during a 27-year period at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed discharges from 1983 to 2010 to select patients whose records included a diagnosis of(More)
A 26-year-old previously healthy man presented with fever, urinary retention, nuchal rigidity, and hyperreflexia but with a clear sensorium. His initial spinal fluid results were consistent with aseptic meningitis from West Nile virus infection, and this was confirmed by serological studies on blood and cerebrospinal fluid. Computed tomography and magnetic(More)
Face-labeling refers to the ability to classify faces into social categories. This plays a critical role in human interaction as it serves to define concepts of socially acceptable interpersonal behavior. The purpose of the current study was to characterize, what, if any, impairments in face-labeling are detectable in participants with early-stage(More)
BACKGROUND Alpha-blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors are common drugs used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a prevalent problem in older men associated with significant morbidity and cost. Data regarding how these medications affect skeletal health and fracture risk remain scarce. METHODS Studies were identified by searching PubMed,(More)
Hyperammonemia is an uncommon side effect of topiramate (TPM) that has only been reported when it is used as an adjunct to valproate. We report a patient with mental retardation who developed reversible encephalopathy from TPM. Ammonia level was monitored during the course of TPM treatment. This patient had recurring, reversible elevations in serum ammonia(More)
In Alzheimer Disease (AD), non-verbal skills often remain intact for far longer than verbally mediated processes. Four (1 female, 3 males) participants with early-stage Clinically Diagnosed Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (CDDAT) and eight neurotypicals (NTs; 4 females, 4 males) completed the emotional valence determination test (EVDT) while undergoing BOLD(More)
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