Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a neurometabolic genetic disorder that is distinguished from Niemann-Pick disease by its later onset, more insidious progression, variable visceromegaly, and abnormalities of intracellular cholesterol metabolism. We describe a patient who presented with an 8-year history of psychosis requiring chronic neuroleptic therapy… (More)
An elderly hypertensive man had extensive bilateral infarction in the distribution of the anterior cerebral arteries. The circle of Willis was fully formed, but occlusion of the dominant anterior cerebral artery, aggravated and perhaps caused by postlaparotomy hypotension, produced the dramatic lesions, causing akinetic mutism. This stroke pattern occurs in… (More)
We describe a 58-year-old physician who developed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) 30 years after formal training in pathology. To the best of our knowledge, he is the sixth physician and the 24th health care worker reported with CJD. We summarize the available data on these health care workers.
Images moving over the retina at velocities as low as a few degrees per second, in movements as head turning, can degrade visual acuity. Visual acuity requires that even minute motion of the head be compensated for, primarily via optokinetic and vestibular reflexes. Whereas we have a good understanding of some the neuronal networks involved in these… (More)
Chrysophyllum perpulchrum (Sapotaceae) is used in the traditional Ivory Coast pharmacopeia to cure fevers. The extract of C. perpulchrum used for this study was the powdered form obtained from the maceration of the dried plant bark in 96% methanol, followed by evaporation to dryness. In the present study, the antioxidative and radical-scavenging activities… (More)
BACKGROUND Liver diseases are on rise and remain a serious health problem. Olax subscorpioidea and Distemonanthus benthamianus are two plants used in Ivorian traditional medicine in the treatment of many diseases including jaundice and hepatitis. OBJECTIVE The present study was carried out to assess the hepatoprotective and in vivo antioxidant potentials… (More)