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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We undertook this study to determine the frequency, clinical patterns, and etiologies of cerebral venous thrombosis in a Middle Eastern country. METHODS Records of all adults patients admitted with an angiographically documented diagnosis of cerebral venous thrombosis from 1985 through 1994 in two major hospitals of Riyadh, Saudi(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Headache occurs worldwide, but documentation on the burden of headache in Saudi communities is quite limited. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of primary headache in a rural community in the Qassim region of Saudi Arabia. METHODS A door-to-door survey of subjects older than 15 years of age was used for(More)
We present 4 cases of tuberculous meningitis with atypical clinical features and CSF findings. Two patients had initially normal CSF examination, one developed internuclear ophthalmoplegia, while the other had deterioration of consciousness. The third patient presented with paranoid psychosis, and the fourth had a picture mimicking acute bacterial(More)
Two patients with tuberculous meningitis are described, who developed intracranial tuberculoma while receiving antituberculous therapy. The tuberculoma responded to the same regimen of treatment and small dose of corticosteroids. Such paradoxical reaction should be looked for if the patient develops new neurological signs during the course of the disease.
There is insufficient information on the epilepsies in Saudi Arabia. The objectives were to classify the patients according to seizure types and epilepsies as well as to determine the factors associated with control. In a hospital-based study, clinical information, electroencephalographic and neuroimaging findings were utilized to classify the cases into(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity was measured in the CSF of five patients with confirmed brucella meningitis. The mean enzyme value was 20.00 U/l in the presence of high lymphocyte counts in the CSF. We conclude from this preliminary result that the quick and simple estimation of ADA in CSF could be of great value in the diagnosis of brucella meningitis(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the pattern of presentation, the types of dementia and the associated conditions in Saudi patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hospital-based study using DSM-IV and ICD 10 criteria for consensus diagnosis of cases from clinical information and results of investigations. Dementia subtypes were made according to NINCDS-ADRDA, NINDS-AIREN(More)
We determined the Michaelis-Menten parameters (Vmax and Km) in 271 Saudi epileptic patients having generalized tonic-clonic seizures and who were treated with phenytoin (PHT) using high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). The patients comprised 150 (55.4%) males and 121 (44.6%) females, with a mean age of 31.7 years (SD = 18.5). The mean Vmax for(More)