Joel G Sacks

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The computed tomographic findings in 15 patients with angiographically documented cerebral arterial ectasia are reported. In addition to demonstrating the majority of pathologic arterial segments, computed tomography also documents the presence and extent of associated intracranial abnormalities. In this study these included cerebral atrophy (10 patients),(More)
The authors tested several groups of drug-abusing young adults who were residents of a drug-free therapeutic community. Three instruments were used: staff ratings, sociometric ratings by members of the community, and MMPI scores. All three measures showed objective evidence of decreasing psychopathology correlated with length of time in treatment,(More)
In a prospective evaluation of 39 patients who had arteriography for suspected carotid stenosis, suction ophthalmodynamometry correctly identified 86% of the patients who had radiographically demonstrable unilateral or asymmetric obstructions. This compares favorably with carotid compression tonography, oculoplethysmography, and Doppler flow studies. The(More)
Three patients with myasthenia gravis had transient retraction of the upper eyelids which usually followed prolonged upgaze and which persisted for many seconds. This could result from post-tetanic facilitation, myotonia, or a transient contracture. Retraction of this type is to be distinguished from both the long-standing unilateral retraction associated(More)
In order to avoid injury to the nerves supplying the extraocular muscles during orbital surgery, I studied the anatomy of these nerves in five human orbits that had been serially sectioned. Each of the nerves, except for the trochlear, exists as bundles of fascicles rather than as a discrete trunk. I made two other observations of surgical importance.(More)
A 62-year-old man had progressive visual loss from neurosyphilis while his optic disks appeared atrophic. At no time was there evidence of inflammation of the globe or of either optic disk. The presence of an extremely high IgG index and five oligoclonal bands in the cerebrospinal fluid indicated that the central nervous system was synthesizing antibody(More)