Sarah Carpenter

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The study of new approaches for the treatment of limb-threatening ischemia has been hampered by the lack of a suitable animal model of persistent limb ischemia. We describe the development and evaluation of an animal model of persistent hindlimb ischemia, in which ischemia was induced in the left hindlimb of 28 rabbits by ligation of the distal external(More)
The thyroid status of 106 adults with Down's syndrome was assessed. Six were previously diagnosed as hypothyroid and were already receiving thyroxine. A further 37 patients showed abnormal thyroid function. Biochemical evidence of hypothyroidism (T4 less than 50 nmol/l and T.S.H. greater than 4 mu/less than) was found in one person. Six patients were found(More)
Sarcopenia, or loss of skeletal muscle mass, is associated with increased mortality and morbidity in liver transplant (LT) candidates. Six-minute walk distance (6MWD) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as assessed by short form 36 scores (SF-36) also impact clinical outcomes in these patients. This study explored the relationship between the(More)
A prolactinoma was removed from a nulliparous woman who had acromegaly, galactorrhea-amenorrhea, elevated serum growth hormone and prolactin, and hypogonadotropinism. Postoperatively galactorrhea decreased and cyclic vaginal bleeding ensued; serum prolactin concentration was normal but growth hormone remained elevated and the acromegalic complex was(More)
We present a case of focal increased intrahepatic radiotracer activity on 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in a patient with lymphoma and superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction, a false positive for malignancy. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) demonstrated an enhancing region of geographic focal hypoattenuation in the(More)
The rapid improvement in the clinical manifestations of thiamine deficiency with thiamine supplementation is well known. To study this process in more detail, we rendered rats thiamine deficient either by dietary deprivation alone (DD) or, in addition, by daily pyrithiamine administration (DD + PT). We observed the cerebral metabolic and histological(More)
We compared the postoperative evolution of patients in whom an ileoanal anastomosis was performed, with (group 1, n:9) an without (group 2, n:7) an ileal reservoir. 3 of the 9 patients in group 1 developed intractable diarrhea, it was necessary to reoperate these children and to construct an ileal reservoir. It was not necessary to reoperate any of the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The relation between time-dependent changes in cerebral blood flow and the appearance of infarction after focal cerebral ischemia is still a matter for debate. The aim of this study was to measure perfusion after simultaneous occlusions of the left middle cerebral artery and ipsilateral common carotid artery in rats and correlate it(More)
A patient who died from oat-cell carcinoma of the lung had had abdominal pain and obstipation. Autopsy revealed autonomic neuropathy limited to the gastrointestinal tract, which was considered to be related to carcinoma as a remote effect. This interpretation was further supported by the presence of Wallerian degeneration of the dorsal columns. Autonomic(More)
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