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  • D E Bateman
  • 2001
T he neurologist is often required to evaluate the unconscious patient from both the diagnostic and prognostic perspective. Knowledge of the anatomical basis of coma is essential for competent evaluation but must be combined with an understanding of the many, often multi-factorial, medical conditions that result in impaired consciousness. Consciousness is a(More)
A patient (E.D.) who had displayed a selective retrograde amnesia in association with transient amnesic episodes (Kapur et al., 1986) was reexamined five years after initial assessment. At the clinical level, his transient amnesic attacks continued, but some of these had clear epileptic features. In addition, EEG investigation indicated temporal lobe(More)
The neurological complications of Borrelia burgdorferi infection have only recently been recognised in the United Kingdom. Eight cases are reported which were all contracted in the New Forest area of Hampshire. The majority of patients had Bannwarth's syndrome though meningism and parenchymal lesions also occurred. All patients made a virtually complete(More)
The cause of epilepsy due to gliomas is not known. Explanations that is due to mass effect, infiltration and site of the tumour appear insufficient. We have investigated the possibility that epilepsy due to gliomas is caused by interference with normal GABA and glutamate uptake and metabolism in the surrounding cortex. Analysis of human glioma biopsy(More)
Intracranial pressure is normally transmitted to the perilymph of the cochlea via the cochlear aqueduct. The relationship between perilymphatic pressure, indirectly measured by tympanic membrane displacement, and mean intracranial pressure defined either clinically or by direct measurement has been examined in 58 patients (aged 5-77 years), with(More)
BACKGROUND In April, 1996, ten cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) with an apparently new clinicopathological phenotype were published and it was suggested that these new variant cases (nvCJD) might be causally linked to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). There have now been 21 cases of nvCJD in the UK and one case in France. We report clinical(More)
Transmission of intracranial pressure (ICP) to the perilymph of the cochlea may occur via the cochlear aqueduct and possibly other routes. Indirect measurement of perilymphatic pressure may be investigated by observing tympanic membrane (TM) displacement during stapedial reflex contraction. In a previous study we investigated the effects of changes in ICP(More)
A randomised comparison is made between methylprednisolone, 1 g intravenously daily for 7 days, and a standard ACTH regime for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in acute relapse. It is found that methylprednisolone produces a more rapid clinical improvement than ACTH but confers no longer term benefit when the two treatments are compared at 3 months. It(More)
Antimicrobial susceptibilities and toxin types were determined for 275 Clostridium perfringens isolates collected in Ontario in the spring of 2005. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of C. perfringens isolates for 12 antimicrobials used in therapy, prophylaxis, and/or growth promotion of cattle (n = 40), swine (n = 75), turkeys (n = 50), and chickens(More)