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Three right-handed subjects presented impairment of consciousness, paralysis of vertical gaze, aphasia and memory disturbances. Computed tomography scans showed low-density lesions in the paramedian areas of the left thalamus. Neuropsychological examination revealed a fluent aphasia in one patient and a nonfluent in two; all had paraphasias and(More)
Acute confusional states and agitated delirium are among the most common psychopathologic disorders in the elderly. However, they are rarely reported in the course of infacts in the territory of the posterior cerebral artery. This study involving thirteen patients aged more than 65 years suggests that acute confusional states from posterior cerebral artery(More)
The pharmacokinetics of the hypolipidemic agent, clofibrate have been studied in anuric patients on intermittent hemodialysis. In addition we have tried to determine whether the treatment of hyperlipidemia of chronic renal failure with clofibrate was safe and efficacious. Seven healthy volunteers and five uremic patients received a single dose of 25 mg/kg(More)
A double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, single dose, cross-over chronopharmacological study of two antihistamines (Terfenadine 20 and 60 mg and Clemastine 1 and 3 mg) was undertaken in 10 healthy volunteers (8 males and 2 females), 21–28 years of age. Drug or placebo was administered at 07.00 h or 19.00 h at one week intervals to subjects with(More)
The authors describe the case of a patient showing clinical symptoms consistent with a partial Klüver-Bucy syndrome. CT-scan, macroscopic and histological findings showed the presence of a multicentric glioblastoma with almost exclusive involvement of subcortical gray nuclei and white matter. The possible anatomo-clinical correlations of these unusual(More)
The authors describe a patient who experienced the sudden occurrence of hemicorea-hemiballism on the left side of the body and the contemporary agnosia of it. An unenhanced CT-scan disclosed an ischemic lesion involving the head of the caudate nucleus and of the anterior limb of the internal capsule of the contralateral hemisphere. The authors discuss the(More)
Clinical features of anterior choroidal artery (ACA) territory infarct are hemiplegia, hemi-anaesthesia and homonymous hemianopia. However this syndrome in its complete form is of rare occurrence, since one or more signs or symptoms may be lacking. The Authors describe 11 patients with CT-documented infarctions in the (ACA) territory in order to establish(More)
We defined large striatocapsular infarcts as subcortical softenings of more than 20 mm in diameter involving the territories of the lateral and medial groups of lenticulostriate arteries. The aim of this study of 56 patients was to compare the clinical features and risk factors of these infarcts with those of cortical and lacunar infarcts. On the whole, our(More)