R Patterson Russell

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become a popular tool for investigations into the neural correlates of cognitive activity. One limitation of fMRI, however, is that it has difficulty imaging regions near tissue interfaces due to distortions from macroscopic susceptibility effects which become more severe at higher magnetic field strengths.(More)
Patients with semantic impairments sometimes demonstrate category-specific deficits suggesting that the anatomical substrates of semantic memory may reflect categorical organisation, however, neuroimaging studies have failed to provide consistent data in support of a category-based account. We conducted three functional neuroimaging experiments to(More)
Neuropsychological studies of patients with selective deficits for nouns or verbs have been taken as evidence for the neural specialization of different word classes. Noun deficits are associated with lesions in anterior temporal regions while verb deficits arise from left inferior frontal lesions. However, neuroimaging studies do not unequivocally support(More)
Five hundred and seventy-four ambulatory subjects with blood pressures ranging from 94/58 to 250/145 mm Hg were studied on their usual dietary and sodium intake. Renin, renin substrate, angiotensin II, aldosterone and urinary sodium and potassium were compared with blood pressure to access the contribution of these variables to the blood pressure variance.(More)
Disseminated cryptococcosis with cryptococcemia occurred in a renal transplant patient in whom immunosuppression was continued throughout antifungal therapy in an effort to ensure graft viability. Despite the initial presence of positive fungal cultures of blood, urine, and CSF, infection cleared rapidly, and there has been no evidence of recurrence.(More)
Plasma renin activity, arterial and venous angiotensin II (A II), plasma aldosterone, and sodium excretion were measured in a group of 101 patients with mild essential hypertension. For the total hour; arterial A II was 5.2 +/- 1.0 pg/ml; venous A II was 4.2 +/- 0.6 pg/ml; and plasma aldosterone was 5.0 +/- 0.45 ng/100 ml. All values were lower(More)
1. Results of medical and surgical therapy were compared in 28 patients with hypertension and unilateral renovascular ischaemia. 2. Renal function remained normal in both groups throughout the study period. After 6 months of follow-up systolic and diastolic blood pressures were significantly lower in the surgically treated patients. After 12 months of(More)