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AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of a consecutive series of 16 patients affected by degenerative cervical spondylosis and operated on by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACFD) by means of anterior bioresorbable plate and screws. Further, the authors compared the results in these patients with a series of 13 patients also(More)
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a common pathology in the elderly but very rare in young adults. When CSDH occurs in this age group, severe head injury or some promotive factors are usually present. This article reports the case of a 29-year-old female presented at our Emergency Department with a few days' history of progressive frontal headache.(More)
BACKGROUND Recent findings have indicated the association between APC-resistance and cerebrovascular disease. These reports prompted us to investigate whether resistance to APC could be found in patients suffering from stroke. METHODS Therefore, we studied APC-resistance in 50 young adults (< or =45 yrs) with a history of ischemic stroke. Eleven out of(More)
Recent findings have indicated the association between activated protein C (APC)-resistance and cerebrovascular disease. These reports prompted us to investigate whether resistance to APC could be found in patients suffering from transient ischaemic attacks or stroke. Therefore, we studied APC-resistance in 14 young adults belonging to three different(More)
BACKGROUND Intraradicular or intradural disc herniation is a very rare complication of spinal degenerative processes. The aim of our study is to analyze the clinical spectrum, the mechanism, and the treatment of this acute spinal pathology. METHODS Retrospective clinical examination was performed in nine personal cases of intradural disc herniation: among(More)
We assessed the impact of the NCEP-III recommendations in a population-based, nation-wide Mexican survey. Information was obtained from 15,607 subjects aged 20 to 69 years. In this report, only samples obtained after a 9 to 12 hours fast are included (2,201 cases). A cardiovascular risk equivalent was found in 10.5% and > or = 2 risk factors were present in(More)
Fibrin and fibrinogen degradation products in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF-FDP) were first studied in a group of 29 patients observed during the first and the second week after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), then in a second group of 26 patients for a total of 55 patients. In the latter group only the first FDP value obtained as soon as possible after SAH(More)
Chordoma of the mobile segments of the spine are infrequent lesions and especially rare are those located in the lower part of the cervical spine. We present the case of a cervical chordoma located in the C6 vertebral body diagnosed by means of magnetic resonance imaging and operated on by an anterior approach. The authors discuss the clinical and(More)
We review 139 consecutive cases of primary non-traumatic intracranial hemorrhage observed at the Neurosurgical Division of Pellegrini Hospitals, Naples. We excluded 20 similar cases which were not thoroughly studied. In the region Campania, which has almost five and a half million inhabitants, there are four emergency centres for neurosurgical patients one(More)