Ryan Brashear

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Twenty-nine patients with fractures of the neural arch of the axis (hangman's fracture) were followed for an average of six years. Hyperextension and longitudinal compression were probably the forces most frequently causing this injury. Serious neurological damage was uncommon; none of these patients had any neural deficit at follow-up. In addition to the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The treatment of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) has been mainly symptomatic. Small randomized or open-label case control studies of neurotransmitters have been inconclusive. We tried galantamine in the 2 most common varieties of FTD. METHOD Thirty-six behavioral variety FTD and primary progressive aphasia (PPA) patients were treated in an(More)
Delayed gastric emptying has been observed in some patients with histologically proved pancreatic cancer without evidence of obstruction. The case of a 73-year-old women who had signs and symptoms of delayed gastric emptying is described. Workup included a gastric emptying study that showed 95% retention of the radiolabeled test meal after 2 hours (normal(More)
BACKGROUND Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection have been associated in several reports with the prevalence of HCV exhibiting considerable regional variation. However, most reports were confounded by selection bias and a regional prevalence of HCV in the populations studied. In the United States, only a few cases of this(More)
Lichen planus (LP) has been associated with liver disease, particularly hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, in several studies to date. Most of these reports, especially the larger series, were conducted in Europe. In addition, the type of LP associated with HCV was reported to be oral LP in most studies. We conducted a case-control study in a US(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in US veterans patients. BACKGROUND There are an estimated one million new NMSC cases annually in the United States alone. While other studies with varying foci have evaluated risk factors in different subsets of the general populace, none have examined veterans as a group with(More)
The expression of basal cell carcinoma tumors of the skin is blunted in individuals with dark skin and nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. The occurrence of multiple basal cell carcinomas in these patients is a relatively rare finding. We describe a 25-year-old man of partial African-American descent with constitutive Fitzpatrick type IV pigmented skin(More)
Alzheimer's disease combined with cerebrovascular disease (AD with CVD) is associated with progressive decline, with CVD impacting AD onset and severity of progression. Subjects with confirmed diagnosis of AD with CVD were treated with galantamine during a six-month, randomized, placebo-controlled trial (N = 285). Responder analyses were performed for(More)