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The purpose of this study was to define the incidence of operative and postoperative morbidity associated with the removal of impacted mandibular third molars in patients of various ages. Results of this investigation show that there is a significant increase in surgical morbidity as patients become older. When it has been determined that the mandibular(More)
OBJECTIVES Establish new approaches for early diagnosis of dementia, based on imaging amyloid and tau pathology, cell losses and neuronal function, in subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI),. The overall aim is to develop effective tools for monitoring disease progression in the living patient to facilitate discovery of early therapeutic(More)
OBJECTIVE Isaacs' syndrome is a rare disease resulting from hyperexcitability of peripheral nerves causing continuous muscle fiber activity characterized by muscle twitching and stiffness at rest and delayed muscle relaxation after voluntary contraction. Our objective was to discuss the relationship of Isaacs' syndrome to paraneoplastic syndromes as(More)
Pancreatic tuberculosis is a rare condition which should be considered in patients with a pancreatic mass, particularly if the patient is young, not jaundiced, from an area of high TB prevalence with a normal ERCP. We report a case of pancreatic tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis with reduced sensitivity to rifampicin and isoniazid, that was(More)
Schistosomiasis is endemic in many parts of the tropics and subtropics with an estimated 200 million people, at least, infected worldwide. The symptoms and signs of vesical and gastrointestinal forms are readily recognized but ectopic forms are rare even in endemic areas and present a greater diagnostic challenge, particularly when they are encountered in(More)
Myokymia is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder that rarely affects the human larynx. No previous reports of isolated laryngeal myokymia are present in the literature, and as such, established treatment protocols are lacking. We report the first case of isolated laryngeal myokymia in a 48-year-old woman with no other neurological findings, and our successful(More)