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OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) may be present within a subset of patients with presumed cryptogenic TIA or stroke and remains undetected by standard diagnostic methods. We hypothesized that AF may be an under-recognized mechanism for cryptogenic TIA/stroke. METHODS A consecutive series of 56 patients with cryptogenic TIA/stroke was analyzed after(More)
AIMS To profile site of stroke/cerebrovascular accident, type and extent of field loss, treatment options, and outcome. METHODS Prospective multicentre cohort trial. Standardised referral and investigation protocol of visual parameters. RESULTS 915 patients were recruited with a mean age of 69 years (SD 14). 479 patients (52%) had visual field loss. 51(More)
No coherent theory has been advanced to explain either the particular localization of the myelinolytic lesions of central pontine myelinolysis or their pathogenesis. However, several lines of evidence support the generalization that the centre of the basis pontis has a special susceptibility to a metabolic fault. The constancy of localization of the lesion(More)
A 65-year-old man had nightmares a few weeks after a right temporal lobe infarction. Electroencephalography showed no epileptic activity. Therapy with diphenylhydantoin produced complete remission of his symptoms. On the bases of their acute onset, their association with sleep, their occasional occurrence while the patient was awake, the lack of effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Ocular causes of reading impairment following stroke include visual field loss, eye movement impairment and poor central vision. Non ocular causes may include cognitive errors or language impairment. AIM The purpose of this study was to identify all patients referred with suspected visual impairment who had reported reading difficulty to(More)
The authors report the case of an acute left middle cerebral artery distribution stroke caused by a terminal internal carotid artery occlusion in a patient who underwent endovascular mechanical embolectomy. Histopathological analysis of embolic material obtained from the mechanical retriever device was diagnostic of a high-grade phyllodes breast tumor. This(More)
Endoscopic plantar fascia release is a new procedure proposed to treat heel pain and plantar fasciitis. The purpose of this study was to assess the structures at risk during plantar fascia release using this method. Ten fresh-frozen cadaver feet were divided into two groups. All specimens underwent cannula placement inferior to the plantar fascia. Five-of(More)
Aim. To evaluate the profile of ocular gaze abnormalities occurring following stroke. Methods. Prospective multicentre cohort trial. Standardised referral and investigation protocol including assessment of visual acuity, ocular alignment and motility, visual field, and visual perception. Results. 915 patients recruited: mean age 69.18 years (SD 14.19). 498(More)
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