Susan K Ball

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The authors investigated whether MMSE indices designed to measure temporal and physical orientation, declarative memory, language, working memory, and motor/constructional function could differentiate patients with different dementia diagnoses: Alzheimer's disease (AD), ischemic vascular dementia (IVD), or Parkinson's disease (PD). MMSE summary scores did(More)
Despite the emergence of a number of new classification systems, the diagnosis of cerebrovascular dementia remains controversial. Also controversial is the significance of periventricular and deep white matter alterations (WMA) as seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To further clarify this issue, MRI scans were used to regroup patients clinically(More)
Several surveys have demonstrated increased psychiatric admissions during the para-menstrual phases of the menstrual cycle (4-5 days before and during the onset of menses). We assessed menstrual cycle phase in 51 carefully diagnosed women at the time of emergency psychiatric admission and contrasted their cycle phase distribution with 113 normal hospital(More)
Although blunt abdominal trauma continues to cause significant morbidity and mortality, the care of these patients has improved significantly over the past 30 years. In order to evaluate the current status of management, we have reviewed retrospectively the medical records of all such patients admitted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center over a(More)
Reticuloendothelial system dysfunction has been suggested as an explanation for the increased susceptibility to infection in patients with obstructive jaundice. In the present study, the response of cholestatic rats to a bacterial challenge was investigated and the uptake of bacteria by their Kupffer cells was examined with the electron microscope. Rats(More)
This research examined the neuropsychological functioning of demented patients with periventricular and deep white matter alterations. Thirty-three outpatients with NINCDS-ADRDA probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) and 27 outpatients with probable/ possible ischaemic vascular dementia (IVD, Chui et al., 1992) associated with periventricular and deep white(More)
Chest wall invasion by bronchogenic carcinoma is found in 5% of all cases of pulmonary carcinoma. During the last 3 years, 11 cases of lung cancer with chest wall involvement have been encountered at the Jackson Veterans Administration Medical Center. We reviewed these cases to reassess the role of concomitant resection of the lung and chest wall. From this(More)
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