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This study examined the degree to which Parkinson's disease (PD) patients could "spatially link" the upper limbs to facilitate the performance of bimanual simultaneous movements. Six right-handed PD patients, and seven normal age- and sex-matched controls performed three different tasks: (a) an isotonic elbow flexion as rapidly as possible through an angle… (More)
The neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is an under-recognized yet sometimes fatal complication of antipsychotic drug therapy. NMS is comprised of hyperthermia, rigidity, autonomic disturbances, and altered consciousness. Until recently, there was no specific therapy for NMS other than discontinuing the offending neuroleptic and providing symptomatic… (More)
A Richman game is a combinatorial game in which, rather than alternating moves, the two players bid for the privilege of making the next move. We find optimal strategies for both the case where a player knows how much money his or her opponent has and the case where the player does not.
A 20-year-old white man sought medical attention after noting the development of nontender masses in the left supraclavicular and left flank regions. There was no history of trauma, recent illness, prior similar masses, fever, chills, weight loss, or other symptoms. Past medical history was notable only for the excision of a " rib cyst " at age 12. He did… (More)