Taryn Lise Taylor

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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired demyelinating syndrome that targets myelin sheaths of the peripheral nervous system. The course might be relapsing or steady, or follow a stepwise progression, with most younger individuals presenting with the relapsing course and older individuals presenting with the(More)
KEY POINTS Muscle-derived thermogenesis during acute cold exposure in humans consists of a combination of cold-induced increases in skeletal muscle proton leak and shivering. Daily cold exposure results in an increase in brown adipose tissue oxidative capacity coupled with a decrease in the cold-induced skeletal muscle proton leak and shivering intensity.(More)
Cases of simultaneous bilateral rupture of the Achilles tendon are extremely rare and usually associated with other pathology. Our patient was a healthy, previously asymptomatic 33-year-old woman with no obvious predisposing factors other than a remote history of involvement in gymnastics. The patient opted for surgical management which resulted in a(More)
Orally administered salbutamol (8 mg every six hours) is a simple, acceptable and effective method of inhibiting labour. Of 208 patients, 89.4% had pregnancy prolonged for longer than two days. The pregnancy was prolonged for one week in 77.5%, and for two weeks in 66.8% of patients. Tremor and anxiety occurred in 68.3% of patients, and tachycardia greater(More)
This article presents a family case study of a recurrent dilemma in family medicine. The ethical dilemma involves what role the physician should play in mediating a conflict in a family when the health needs and wishes of the individual patient do not parallel those of the other family members. Who is the patient, the individual or the family? It is the(More)
Idiopathic brachial neuritis is a distinctive condition that occurs most often in healthy individuals. It characteristically starts with an acute unilateral shoulder pain followed by a complex of symptoms, including weakness, paresthesias, and numbness. The cause of this syndrome is unknown and difficult to diagnose in the initial phase but may occur(More)
We performed a retrospective review to investigate pulmonary toxicity syndrome (PTS) in a cohort of breast cancer patients undergoing BCNU-containing high-dose chemotherapy (HDC). Our aim was to characterize presentation, identify risk factors, determine outcome following therapy, and find any association with differences in survival. We reviewed the data(More)
A retrospective analysis was performed to investigate the outcome of high-dose therapy (HDT) and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with follicular lymphomas beyond first remission. Ninety-two patients with primary induction failure or relapsed follicular low-grade lymphoma (FLGL), follicular large cell lymphoma (FLCL), and(More)
The patient was a housewife aged 57 years. In 1942 she suffered from severe metrorrhagia stated to be caused by uterine fibroids. A subtotal hysterectomy was performed in a country hospital, but the pathological details of this are not available. Since this operation and until the onset of the illness to be described, the patient was in excellent health. In(More)