Khalaf R. Al Moutaery

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Radiographs, scintigrams, computed tomographic scans, and magnetic resonance (MR) images of 17 patients with brucellar spondylitis and 15 with tuberculous spondylitis were analyzed to identify distinguishing features. Characteristic findings of brucellar spondylitis included predilection for the lower lumbar spine (68% of lesions), bone destruction limited(More)
A 5-year-old girl presented with a 1-year history of a subcutaneous swelling in the right parietal region. There were no cerebral symptoms or signs. Plain X-ray of the skull showed a lytic bony lesion with sclerotic margin. Computed tomography showed a hypodense, osteolytic lesion with thinned and bulged inner and outer skull tables with intact continuity.(More)
A patient with a Spetzler-Martin-grade-III AVM, initially embolized and then stereotactically irradiated, who – with a latency of several months – showed progressive neurological deterioration, is reported. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed enormous ipsilateral brain oedema, which did not respond to dexamethasone. Upon further neurological deterioration(More)
Adenosine is an endogenous neuromodulator which alters neuronal excitability and firing rate. In recent years there has been growing interest in the manipulation of adenosine levels to understand the pathophysiology of various diseases. Dipyridamole (DPM) is a potent adenosine transport inhibitor that causes a several-fold increase in brain adenosine(More)
A follow-up study is presented of the initial neurosurgical treatment of 20 patients who sustained penetrating eraniocerebral injuries during “Operation Desert Storm”. Fifteen of these patients had received intracranial debridement through a craniectomy and five patients had received care of scalp wounds only. Following treatment and stabilisation in a(More)
A 10-year-old girl presented with a 6-week history of gradually increasing, abnormal movements and weakness of the right upper and lower limbs. There were no features of raised intracranial pressure. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain showed the features of a partially thrombosed giant middle cerebral artery aneurysm,(More)
The neuroprotective effects of pentoxifylline (PTX) against lithium-pilocarpine (Li-Pc)-induced status epilepticus (SE) in young rats are described. Animals treated with PTX (0, 20, 40, and 60 mg/kg) before induction of SE were examined for latency to and frequency of SE, behavioral changes, oxidative stress, neurochemical alterations in the hippocampus and(More)
The present investigation was undertaken to study the neurotoxic effects of beta,beta'-iminodipropionitrile (IDPN) in normal, diabetic and insulin-treated diabetic rats. Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into five groups: control, IDPN, diabetes, diabetes plus IDPN and diabetes plus insulin plus IDPN. The diabetes was induced with a single i.p.(More)
A 34 year old male was involved in a road tra1⁄2c accident. He was a front seat passenger in a Salon car when a straying camel hit his car on the highway. The driver swerved to prevent the direct collision but the right side of the car hit the front of the camels' neck and face which crashed through the right front window which was not pulled up. Direct(More)
Spasticity represents the most handicapping sequelae of cerebral palsy in children. In this study, 28 children with spastic cerebral palsy were treated over the last 4 years by microsurgical selective peripheral neurotomy: 28 times the posterior tibial nerve for spastic foot deformity, 3 times the ulnar and median nerves for spastic flexion of wrist and(More)