Robert K Johnson

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We enrolled 125 neurologically normal patients with intracranial aneurysms in a multi-institution, prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial within 96 hours of their subarachnoid hemorrhage, to determine whether treatment with the calcium blocker nimodipine would prevent or reduce the severity of ischemic neurologic deficits from(More)
Based upon the findings of dissections of 15 forearms and clinical observations in patients with disturbed architecture of the distal radioulnar joint, the pronator quadratus was found to be composed of two heads. A superficial head originated from the ulna and passed transversely to its insertion into the radius. It averaged 5.1 cm. in length, 4.5 cm. in(More)
Eighty patients sustaining head injuries and presenting with Glasgow Coma Scale scores of 8 or less were entered into a prospective randomized study to assess the benefit of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring with two regimens of mannitol administration. Group I was treated with mannitol for ICP elevations greater than 25 mm Hg, while Group II received(More)
A 56-year-old male presented with inguinal lymphadenopathy and leucocytosis (WBC 98 x 10(9)/l). Bone marrow morphology showed myeloid hyperplasia, with eosinophilia. Cytogenetic analysis showed no evidence of the Philadelphia chromosome, and fluorescence in situ hybridisation studies for the BCR/ABL fusion were negative. All cells examined showed the(More)
In four cases of diabetes mellitus in juvenile dogs, clinical and clinicopathologic findings were similar to those of juvenile onset diabetes mellitus in man. However, histopathologic findings varied from the usual findings in the human disease, and lack of plasma insulin was not proved in the canine cases.
BACKGROUND We performed a cost analysis (using UK 2011/12 NHS tariffs as a proxy for cost) comparing immediate breast reconstruction using the new one-stage technique of acellular dermal matrix (Strattice™) with implant versus the standard alternative techniques of tissue expander (TE)/implant as a two-stage procedure and latissimus dorsi (LD) flap(More)
Median nerve compression in the proximal forearm is relatively uncommon. This study reviews 71 cases over a 20 year period. Of the 71 in this series, 51 were treated surgically. The time of onset to definitive treatment ranged from 6 months to 5 years, with an average of 9 months. The ages of patients varied from 15 to 56 years and there were 13 males and(More)
The usefulness of determining medial temporal lobe (MTL) size in differentiating Alzheimer's disease (AD) from other dementia subtypes is unknown. We compared the cross-sectional areas of the MTLs in histological sections from the brains of 18 patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) but lacking AD changes, 24 DLB patients with concurrent AD pathology,(More)
Tissue expansion with delayed insertion of a definitive prosthesis is the most common form of immediate breast reconstruction performed in the United Kingdom. However, achieving total muscle coverage of the implant and natural ptosis is a key technical challenge. The use of acellular dermal matrices (ADM) to supplement the pectoralis major muscle at the(More)