Wade A Oliver

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The removal mechanisms that govern Se concentrations in the Great Salt Lake are unknown despite this terminal lake being an avian habitat of hemispheric importance. However, the volatilization flux of Se from the Great Salt Lake has not been previously measured due to challenges of analysis in this hypersaline environment This paper presents results from(More)
Pleuroplumonary fibrosis is an uncommon but potentially serious adverse effect of bromocriptine used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Two cases of this reaction, which occurred 12 months and 5 months respectively after commencing therapy are here reported. In both instances prompt clinical and radiological improvement occurred when bromocriptine(More)
A 74-year-old man was found to have a paralysed left hemidiaphragm within four months of the appearance of a typical herpes zoster rash involving his left shoulder and neck. Investigations, including bronchoscopy and computed tomography of the chest, failed to detect a cause for the diaphragmatic paralysis. We believe that the cervical zoster and(More)
Two patients with asthma developed an anaphylactic reaction after the intravenous administration of hydrocortisone. In both cases, the reaction included the rapid development of airflow obstruction. Previous reports have suggested that the allergenic component may be hydrocortisone itself, rather than the diluents or preservatives. When administering(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent severe pain is a rare complication of benign asbestos-related pleural disease. METHODS Four patients are described in whom pain persisted for more than one year (range 18 months to five years) which was incompletely relieved by opioid medication and nerve blocking procedures. All underwent pleurectomy in an attempt to relieve it. (More)
Amiodarone is very useful treatment for refractory arrhythmias. However, it has a wide profile of adverse effects involving a number of organ systems. Pulmonary toxicity is the most serious of these side effects and often limits its clinical use. Three patients with unusual forms of amiodarone pulmonary toxicity are described. One had extensive unilateral(More)