Rob Macfarlane

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Sleep disturbances in Parkinson's disease (PD) are a common problem. The aim of this study was to detail the frequency and nature of sleep disorders in a representative population of PD patients. A recently identified prevalent population, consisting of 161 PD patients were used as a representative population. Twenty-seven of 122 (22%) patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES UK prevalence studies have demonstrated prevalence rates for Parkinson's disease (PD) of 108 to 164 cases per 100,000. we aimed to calculate the prevalence of PD in an area of the North-East of England. MATERIAL AND METHODS A case finding methodology was used to identify cases in North Tyneside with a population of 108,597 at the 2001 UK(More)
The role of the Pavlik harness in the treatment of congenital dislocation of the hip in 122 patients over 3 months of age is presented. There were 21 patients with hip dislocation and 101 patients with hip dysplasia, with an average age of 5 months. In patients with dysplasia, concentric reduction in the harness was obtained initially, while it took 1 to 4(More)
From a total of 114 encephaloceles treated surgically at The Hospital for Sick Children in the 15 years to 1994, the case records of 17 patients with sincipital and 5 patients with basal defects were reviewed retrospectively. The condition was evident at birth in 64% of patients, while the remainder presented with either cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)(More)
unilateral absence of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone is a distinctive but uncommon manifestation of Type I neurofibromatosis, which has until now been regarded as a developmental anomaly of mesodermal origin. A computed tomographic scan was obtained in a 4-week-old infant with an abnormal left eye. The scan demonstrated an intact ipsilateral sphenoid(More)
We report the case history of a female patient who had received radical radiotherapy for a malignant meningioma at the age of 11 years. Thirteen years later, during her first pregnancy, she presented with a recurrence. The tumour was surgically debulked, but complications related to postoperative sepsis, the location of the tumour, and the extent of her(More)
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