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Evoked potential (EP) changes accompanying dementing processes have been documented in a number of studies. However, EPs have not been studied in subjects who are at heightened risk for the development of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Nineteen volunteers with no immediate family members with a history of AD and 33 healthy subjects with at least one first-degree(More)
Samples were obtained from the frontal and occipital cortex of Macaque monkeys at 4, 10 and 20 years of age. Electron microscopic studies revealed attenuation of capillary walls and declining numbers of endothelial mitochondria per capillary profile with increasing age. The basal lamina surrounding the capillary increased in thickness between 4 and 10 years(More)
Age related alterations in cerebral capillary morphology were investigated in 4-, 10-, and 20-year-old Macaque monkeys and in 1-, 14-, 35-, 180-, and 800-day-old Sprague-Dawley rats. This study revealed the following changes with increasing age: a significant decrease in cerebral capillary wall thickness in frontal cortex in monkeys but not in rats; a(More)
Posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint is a rare injury. It can be associated with life-threatening complications. Computed tomography is the imaging modality of choice with which possible associated injuries can be detected. Acute injuries are managed with closed reduction under general anaesthesia. A fracture-dislocation is inherently more(More)
Rapid dynamic computerized axial tomography (CT) density-time curves were used to detect abnormal brain regions in groups of controls and DSM-III diagnosed schizophrenics. Density-time curves were designated as plateau curves if, following a bolus injection of contrast material, they exhibited a plateau from the peak value rather than a decrease. Five of(More)
We have shown that significant ultrastructural changes occur with increasing age in the BBB in the nonhuman primate. It is probable that similar changes occur in aging humans. Clearly, morphophysiological changes, i.e., structural changes in cerebral capillaries, may alter the BBB mechanism as well as capillary perfusion which, in turn, may affect cerebral(More)
Protein-deprivation does not increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier in rats aged 3.5--12 months. PA, the product of cerebrovascular permeability (P) to 14C-sucrose and of cerebral capillary surface area (A), is very low in mature rats that have been maintained either on an 8% or 25% casein diet, and equals about 8 X 10(-6) sec-1 in both(More)
The cerebral hemodynamic evaluation is the embodiment of a system approach to the hemodynamic factors that affect brain blood flow. The stresses employed are those encountered in everyday living. The instruments are simple and the method is basic. The importance of the cardiovascular response to the upright position and of brain perfusion to head motion(More)
At an ambient temperature of 24 degrees C, the neonatal rat was found to exhibit poikilothermic characteristics if separated from the dam. On day one after birth, at one hour after separation from dams, the body temperature in rat pups was found to be identical with ambient temperature. Preweanling pups, under these circumstances, were unable to maintain a(More)