Presented are the clinical data of 18 consecutive patients who were treated by IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (r-TPA) for suspected vertebrobasilar (VB) acute ischemia within 7 hours. The mean delay for treatment was 5 +/- 3.6 hours. Mean baseline NIH Stroke Scale score was 17 +/- 4. At 3 months, 10 patients were independent (modified Rankin… (More)
Recent studies have employed tympanic thermometry to assess lateralization of cognitive and emotional functions in primates. However, no studies using this technique have investigated the possibility of hemispheric specialization in New World monkeys. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate tympanic membrane (TM) temperature asymmetries… (More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the feasibility of managing epilepsy in a rural setting in a developing country. METHODS The project comprised four phases. After a study of the perception of epilepsy, we conducted a sensitization campaign in November 2001. The third phase was a survey, to detect epilepsy patients, in which 6249 persons were asked to complete a… (More)
We describe a case of a 70-Year-old man who presented subacute pseudo-dementia due to a dural fistula. Neurological assessment and the reversibility of the symptoms after embolization support the originality of this observation.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies as well as the results of the treatment of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in Togo, before creating a neurosurgery department. METHODS We conducted a case series of subarachnoid hemorrhage collected from 30 June 2005 to 30 June 2010 in the Universities Hospital of Lomé. It involved… (More)
INTRODUCTION The extent of neuromeningeal cryptococcosis (NMC) has increased since the advent of HIV/AIDS. It has non-specific clinical signs but marked by high mortality. OBJECTIVE To analyze the characteristics of the NMC in sub-Saharan Africa. MATERIALS AND METHODS We have conducted a literature reviewed on the NMC in sub-Saharan Africa from the… (More)
Headache of subacute onset, associated with other signs of increased intracranial pressure, represents the most frequent symptom of cerebral thrombophlebitis. We report a case of subarachnoid hemorrhage as a rare presentation of cerebral thrombophlebitis. Unfractionated intravenous heparin treatment resulted in resolution of subarachnoid hemorrhage on… (More)