Suzanne Smith

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Amnesia, derived from the Greek word meaning forgetfulness,I,2 has come to mean a "loss or lack of memory."2 The importance of this condition needs no emphasis, for it has always been associated with criminal law. St. Augustine's "ream lingum non tacit nisi mens rea" underpins the principle of the English and most other legal systems that a forbidden act(More)
Within the clinical and public health communities, it is often unnoticed that the developing world is experiencing an aging population with its attendant increase in the burden of chronic, noncommunicable diseases. From July 1999 to July 2000, 77% of the world's net gain in elderly persons occurred in developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, the(More)
The United Nations has proclaimed October 1, 1998, through December 31, 1999, as the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP). Federal agencies are working together to sponsor IYOP activities in the United States. To commemorate the goals of IYOP, CDC has published these surveillance summaries to describe important health issues and to highlight the role(More)
The purpose of this pilot study was to identify the relationship between the ratio of the diameter/cross-sectional area of the internal jugular vein (IJV) and carotid artery and the central venous pressure (CVP). After obtaining approval from our Institutional Review Board, ultrasound images were repeatedly obtained from participants on consecutive days(More)
The multiple polymorphisms contributing to Alzheimer disease (AD) have been difficult to identify. Three essentially sufficient risk sets were found using a fuzzy latent classification statistical model; that is, grade-of-membership analysis, and genotypes for APOE, APOCI, LDLr, cystatin C, and cathepsin D (180 cases, 120 controls). These were: (a) CST3:GA(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that performance on the Stroke Driver Screening Assessment (SDSA), a battery of four cognitive tests that takes less than 30 min to administer, predicted the driving performance of participants with multiple sclerosis (MS) on a road test with 86% accuracy, 80% sensitivity, and 88% specificity. OBJECTIVES In this study, we(More)
The 0-1 test for chaos is a recently developed time series characterization algorithm that can determine whether a system is chaotic or nonchaotic. While the 0-1 test was designed for deterministic series, in real-world measurement situations, noise levels may not be known and the 0-1 test may have difficulty distinguishing between chaos and randomness. In(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an angiogenic protein proposed to be an important biomarker for the prediction of tumour growth and disease progression. Recent studies suggest that VEGF measurements in biospecimens, including urine, may have predictive value across a range of cancers. However, the reproducibility and reliability of urinary VEGF(More)
An unusual mortality event (UME) was declared for cetaceans in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM) for Franklin County, Florida, west through Louisiana, USA, beginning in February 2010 and was ongoing as of September 2014. The 'Deepwater Horizon' (DWH) oil spill began on 20 April 2010 in the GoM, raising questions regarding the potential role of the oil spill(More)