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OBJECT Synovial cyst is a recognized but infrequent cause of nerve root or spinal canal compression. The authors undertook a review of 839 decompressive spinal procedures performed over a 5-year period. They found seven cases in which the symptoms were caused by synovial cysts. METHODS Six of these cases were in a subgroup of 80 patients who were older… (More)
Disaggregated ventral mesencephalic tissue from single aborted human fetuses of 11 to 18 weeks' gestation was implanted stereotaxically into a consistent striatal site in 12 patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. All were receiving optimum levodopa therapy and were examined preoperatively and at 3,6,9, and 12 months postoperatively. Immunosuppression… (More)
Twelve patients with advanced Parkinson's disease have been improved by transplantation of fetal mesencephalon into the caudate nucleus. No immunosuppression had been used. The human allogeneic transplantation window is wide.
Stereotactic linear accelerator (linac) radiosurgery has been in operation in the West Midlands since 1987, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. Forty two patients with high-flow cerebral arteriovenous malformations have been treated, 26 of whom have been followed up. Angiography one year after treatment showed that five lesions were obliterated, 11… (More)
INTRODUCTION An audit was carried out into UK glomerular filtration rate (GFR) calculation. The results were compared with an identical 2001 audit. METHODS Participants used their routine method to calculate GFR for 20 data sets (four plasma samples) in millilitres per minute and also the GFR normalized for body surface area. Some unsound data sets were… (More)
12 patients with advanced Parkinson's Disease who had right caudate implantations of late stage foetal mesencephalon have been followed up for 1 to 2 years with extensive clinical and physiological assessments. Three patients failed to comply and were excluded. Seven of the remaining 9 patients showed substantial initial improvement which was well… (More)
The two possible dopamine donor sites for transplantation are autologous adrenal medulla and human foetal substantia nigra or adrenal medulla. There is increasing experience with the use of adrenal medulla transplantation for Parkinson's disease and much less experience in foetal substantia nigra transplantation. The particular problems of each technique… (More)