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The mortality rate has recently been reduced to only a small percentage of patients selected for early aneurysm surgery. Despite recovery without neurological deficits, however, a diffuse encephalopathy may remain, with emotional and psychological sequelae that will interfere with rehabilitation and social reintegration. The present study evaluates quality(More)
Does early aneurysm operation, while lowering the overall management mortality, result in an unacceptable morbidity in terms of increased cognitive disturbances and psychosocial maladjustment? The present study evaluates quality of life, degree of cognitive dysfunction, and adjustment of 93 patients with satisfactory neurological recoveries after operations(More)
Seventy-eight individuals among a population of 1.46 million suffered aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) during 1983. Within 24 hours after the bleed, 32 of the 78 patients were in Hunt and Hess neurological Grades I to II, 13 were in Grade III, 21 were in Grades IV to V, and 12 were dead on admission to a hospital or forensic department. When the(More)
Twenty patients who underwent early aneurysm surgery--that is, surgery within 72 hours after rupture--underwent further follow-up examination including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. Significant statistical correlation between tissue loss as seen on a late MRI scan and neurobehavioral(More)
Twenty patients, who had sustained a proven subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and in whom cerebral panangiography had failed to reveal any source of the bleeding (SAH-NUD), were subjected to a neuropsychological examination involving memory functions, spatial perceptual organization, visuoconstructive abilities, reasoning, perceptual speed and accuracy, and(More)
We have recently described a new method for measurement of tyrosinase activity in small amounts of human serum (100 microliters), where the purification of tyrosinase is obtained by adsorption of the enzyme to concanavalin A sepharose. The method, which measures stereospecific dopa oxidation, was used in the winter of 1992-93 for the measurement of activity(More)
Serum samples for the analysis of tyrosinase activity were obtained from 10 healthy subjects in autumn, winter and summer. Tyrosinase was purified from 100 microl serum by adsorption to concanavalin A sepharose, the tyrosinase adsorbed to the gel being separated from other components by centrifugation. The gel was suspended in a buffer containing(More)
Four women, aged 39 to 46 years, were urgently admitted to our neurosurgical unit after strokes. On admission, all appeared moribund, presenting with deep coma, pupils bilaterally dilated and fixed, decerebrate posture, and markedly abnormal respiratory patterns. Computed tomography revealed subarachnoid hemorrhage with an associated large intracerebral(More)