Roger K A Allen

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BACKGROUND AND AIM There are few published prospective studies of neurosarcoidosis. To establish the incidence of neurological involvement and the response to treatment in patients presenting with sarcoidosis. METHODS From 1991 to 1994, 123 patients were studied prospectively at the Prince Charles Hospital using a purpose designed computerised database(More)
A 61-year-old woman diagnosed with multifocal, poorly differentiated epithelial mesothelioma in September 2002 went into sustained spontaneous remission within months. She was completely disease-free within 6 months, and remained so 5 years later. This case demonstrates that this tumour may, very rarely, regress spontaneously, with no recurrence for many(More)
The doctor-patient relationship is often spoken about and is typically characterized by one of trust and compassion. However, the doctor-doctor relationship is rarely discussed openly as it is too hurtful to reveal the truth. Lack of compassion, competitiveness and even cruelty abounds in the opinion of the author who exemplifies this by some personal(More)
The paper by Gillman and Steinfort, in this issue of the Journal, shines yet more light on antipodean sarcoidosis. However, despite their claims to be the first, other investigators had charted its tortuous epidemiological estuaries long before theywere born.A reviewof a pottedhistory of sarcoidosis provides some salutary lessons about the difficulties in(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Sarcoidosis is known to predispose to cryptococcal infection. In this case series, variations in presentation, diagnostic dilemmas and responses to treatment are highlighted. METHODS Of several hundred patients referred to the sarcoidosis clinic at The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane and to the private clinic of the co-author between(More)
PURPOSE The aims of this review were to ascertain the incidence of asbestos-related chest pain at presentation in two groups of patients referred with asbestos diseases and the demographics, comorbidities, and chest computed tomography findings associated with chest pain. METHODS Medical charts of patients presenting 1995-2008, audited for quality(More)