Amitha J. Lewis

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The case is presented of an elderly patient who had dementia, axial rigidity, and bradykinesia with limitation of horizontal and vertical gaze. Pathological examination disclosed Lewy and Lewy-like bodies in the substantia nigra, locus ceruleus, and neocortex, leading to a final diagnosis of diffuse Lewy body disease. Similar inclusions were found in areas(More)
Rebound nystagmus was recorded in a patient with cerebellar dysfunction. Neuropathological examination showed degeneration of the inferior olivary nuclei and the cerebellar cortex. The basis pontis and the brainstem tegmentum were spared. Rebound nystagmus is attributed to a smooth eye movement bias that is generated within intact vestibuloocular pathways(More)
A connection between pineal function and several psychiatric diseases has been shown recently. The diurnal and seasonal rhythmicity of melatonin production is associated with affective disorders and several types of endogenous depression. The cortisolmelatonin ratio was significantly higher in depressed individuals than in healthy controls. Alterations in(More)
AIM The primary aim of the following study is to estimate the chronological age based on the stages of third molar development following the eight stages (A to H) method of Demirjian et al. (along with two modifications-Orhan) and secondary aim is to compare third molar development with sex and age. MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample consisted of 115(More)
We correlated the clinical and pathologic findings in 77 consecutive carotid plaques removed at endarterectomy to determine the clinical role of intraplaque hemorrhage. Intraplaque hemorrhages of various severity were seen in 86% of plaques. They were, for the most part, deeply located (63%) and infrequently connected with the lumen. They related closely to(More)
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