Tania Jagathesan

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Supine lateral dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has the potential to provide a sensitive and precise method of measuring changes in trabecular bone mass in the lumbar vertebral bodies. An important reason for the improvement in precision compared with the earlier decubitus lateral technique is the use of baseline compensation, an algorithm which computes the(More)
BACKGROUND Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition where antibodies form against the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction, eventually causing damage to the motor end plate. The clinical features include muscle fatigability as well as ocular, bulbar, and limb weakness, which can have implications on the role of a pilot or air traffic(More)
INTRODUCTION Transient global amnesia (TGA) is an episode of severe anterograde amnesia of sudden onset, characteristically lasting 4 to 6 h. Patients become disorientated in time and place, but not in person. Automated motor tasks are preserved; however, the retention of new information is impaired, with clear implications to a pilot's fitness to fly. This(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder which is encountered in the pilot population and has clinical features that can impact on the flying role. This retrospective study reviewed the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) experience of Parkinson's disease. The aeromedical implications of the condition are(More)
A 34-yr-old male commercial pilot developed a painful swollen right upper arm following an episode of trauma. Venography confirmed the clinical diagnosis of a right axillary deep venous thrombosis. Magnetic resonance imaging suggested the presence of a fibrous tissue band overlying the junction of the right subclavian and innominate veins, potentially(More)
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