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BACKGROUND Studies of seizures after stroke have largely been retrospective, with small patient numbers and limited statistical analysis. Much of the doctrine about seizures after stroke is not evidenced based. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence, outcome, and risk factors for seizures after stroke. DESIGN International, multicenter, prospective,(More)
Upper trunk bending movements were accompanied by opposite movements of the lower body segments. These axial kinematic synergies maintained equilibrium during the movement performance by stabilizing the center of gravity (CG), which shifted on average across all the subjects by 1 +/- 4 cm in the anteroposterior direction and thus always remained within the(More)
Equilibrium maintenance during standing in humans was investigated with a 3-joint (ankle, knee and hip) sagittal model of body movement. The experimental paradigm consisted of sudden perturbations of humans in quiet stance by backward displacements of the support platform. Data analysis was performed using eigenvectors of motion equation. The results(More)
1 The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound convened a multidisciplinary panel of experts in the field of vascular ultrasonography (US) to come to a consensus regarding Doppler US for assistance in the diagnosis of carotid artery stenosis. The panel's consensus statement is believed to represent a reasonable position on the basis of analysis of available(More)
Even though matrix model partition functions do not exhaust the entire set of τ-functions relevant for string theory, they seem to be elementary building blocks for many others and they seem to properly capture the fundamental symplicial nature of quantum gravity and string theory. We propose to consider matrix model partition functions as new special(More)
Excess brain manganese can produce toxicity with symptoms that resemble those of Parkinsonism and causes that remain elusive. Manganese accumulates in mitochondria, a major source of superoxide, which can oxidize Mn2+ to the powerful oxidizing agent Mn3+. Oxidation of important cell components by Mn3+ has been suggested as a cause of the toxic effects of(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial reocclusion has not been systematically studied despite the fact that 13% of patients in the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke rt-PA Trial deteriorated following initial improvement, suggesting that reocclusion might be responsible for poor clinical outcome in some of these patients. METHODS Consecutive stroke(More)
During miRNA biogenesis, the microprocessor complex (MC), which is composed minimally of Drosha, an RNase III enzyme, and DGCR8, a double-stranded RNA-binding protein, cleaves the primary miRNA (pri-miRNA) in order to release the pre-miRNA stem-loop structure. Using phosphoproteomics, we mapped 23 phosphorylation sites on full-length human DGCR8 expressed(More)
The authors determined transcranial Doppler (TCD) accuracy for the proximal internal carotid artery (ICA), distal ICA, proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA), distal MCA, anterior cerebral artery (ACA), posterior cerebral artery (PCA), terminal vertebral artery (tVA), and basilar artery (BA) occlusion in cerebral ischemia patients. Detailed diagnostic(More)