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We analyzed the adequacy of pain control for 17 trauma patients during the initial part of their stay in the intensive care unit, and assessed reasons for inadequate analgesia, if it occurred. Patients, and physicians, and nurses were interviewed. A verbal pain intensity scale was used to determine whether patients received adequate analgesia. Patients were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Thrombolysis of acute ischaemic stroke is based strictly on body weight to ensure efficacy and to prevent bleeding complications. Many candidate stroke patients are unable to communicate their body weight, and there is often neither the means nor the time to weigh the patient. Instead, weight is estimated visually by the attending(More)
PURPOSE The common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) is usually measured using B-mode ultrasound images. A different approach for CCA-IMT detection is based on radio frequency (RF) multiple M-line analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The present study explores the relationship between B-mode and RF measurement of CCA-IMT, as well as the(More)
PURPOSE We studied the functional organization of the interictal epileptic spike complex in patients with benign rolandic epilepsy of childhood (BREC). METHODS We recorded interictal epileptiform spikes and somatosensory evoked potentials after median nerve stimulation, providing a biologic marker for the location of the central sulcus in 12 patients with(More)
The findings of 100 consecutive electrocorticographies in 94 epileptic patients were reviewed. Most of these patients underwent temporal lobectomies. A well defined and circumscript cortical spike focus was found in only 28 tracings whereas multiple sub-foci of spike activity or dissipated areas of spiking were demonstrated in 46 recordings. Cortical spike(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of two-compartment magnetic resonance (MR) wrist arthrography in comparison with diagnostic arthroscopy for the evaluation of defects of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and intrinsic ligaments in patients with refractory wrist pain. The direct MR arthrographies were evaluated following arthroscopic classification(More)
The effect of intercurrent brain lesions on the characteristics of chronic epilepsies has not yet been the subject of detailed investigation. We therefore retrospectively examined this issue for idiopathic, cryptogenic as well as symptomatic chronic epilepsies in patients documented in routine investigations at our outpatient seizure unit between the(More)
In a family with 8 children one case of adrenoleucodystrophy (ALD), verified by autopsy, 2 cases with clinical signs of ALD and four other clinically healthy subjects with pathological ACTH tests were found. As an initial sign in the EEG, temporo-occipital slowing occurred. Further EEG studies showed spread of the primary local abnormalities, indicating(More)