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To delineate if the change in cortical excitability persists across migraine attacks, visual evoked magnetic fields (VEF) were measured in patients with migraine without aura during the interictal (n = 26) or peri-ictal (n = 21) periods, and were compared with 30 healthy controls. The visual stimuli were checkerboard reversals with four different check(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A common imaging finding in brain abscess and necrotic glioblastoma is a T2 hypointense margin. The features of this hypointense rim on SWI have not been previously described, to our knowledge. We aimed to differentiate abscesses from glioblastomas by assessing the morphology of their lesion margin by using SWI. MATERIALS AND(More)
PURPOSE To analyse the anatomical and functional outcome of surgery for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in highly myopic eyes. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 111 high myopic patients (111 eyes) with primary RRD treated by scleral buckling or pars plana vitrectomy in a tertiary referral university hospital. The(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the epidemiological characteristics and related risk factors for primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) in Taiwan. METHODS The case-control study was based on retrospective chart review of hospital patients treated for primary RRD from 1995 to 2001, inclusively. The preoperative fundus findings and refractive status were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The differentiation of abscesses from glioblastomas and metastases may not always be possible on the basis of DWI. Our hypothesis was that differences in diffusion properties as detected by DTI allow differentiation of abscess from glioblastomas and metastasis. Furthermore, diagnostic performance of tensor metrics quantifying(More)
BACKGROUND   To correlate cerebral perfusion and flow patterns after carotid artery revascularization within the circle of Willis (CoW). METHODS   Sixty-five patients (male/female ratio: 38/27; mean age: 63.2±8.4years; range: 44-82years) with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis underwent magnetic resonance (MR) angiography and perfusion imaging prior to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE TDLs may be indistinguishable from high-grade gliomas on conventional MR imaging. The role of DTI in differentiating TDLs from high-grade gliomas is not clear, and quantitative comparison between the 2 has not been reported. Here we aimed to differentiate TDLs from high-grade gliomas by using DTI. MATERIALS AND METHODS DTI was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A high incidence of cardiac-type Fabry disease with an α-galactosidase A mutation, IVS4 + 919 G>A, has been identified in the Taiwanese population. The neurologic manifestation has not been understood in this specific cardiac variant. This study aimed to investigate the typical imaging features of classic Fabry disease in patients(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The roles of DTI and dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced-PWI in predicting the angiographic vascularity of meningiomas have not been studied. We aimed to investigate if these 2 techniques could reflect the angiographic vascularity of meningiomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two consecutive patients with meningiomas who had(More)
Some steroids rapidly alter neuronal excitability through interaction with neurotransmitter-gated ion channels in addition to their well-known genomic effects via intracellular steroid receptors. Such effects were found in GABA receptor, nicotinic receptors, yet not investigated in P2X purinoceptors. In this study, the effects of dehydroepiandrosterone(More)