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OBJECTIVE To provide a rigorous and critical review of studies in which formal neuropsychological (NP) testing and measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) were conducted pre- and post-parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). These data contribute to the discussion on the utility of surgical intervention for nonclassic PHPT. (More)
Eloquent cortex is generally identified using a variety of techniques including direct electrical stimulation to identify motor-sensory, language, and memory cortex and somatosensory evoked potentials to identify motor-sensory cortex. It is important that these areas of cortex be identified so as to prevent damage during the course of neurosurgical(More)
We present the case of an anomalous origin of the left anterior cerebral artery (ACA) from the supraclinoid segment of the right internal carotid artery. Because of improved imaging quality, anomalies of the ACA-anterior communicating artery (AComA) complex are increasingly recognized on transaxial images. Although most of these anomalies are incidental(More)
The incidence, pattern, and severity of sleep disturbance and cognitive dysfunction has not been well characterized for patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). There is no agreement on the mechanism of the development or resolution of such symptoms, and in no previous study has cerebral activity been functionally assessed and change documented(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic neuronal changes associated with beta cell loss in type 1 diabetes mellitus are complex, involving, in part, parasympathetic mechanisms to compensate for preclinical hyperglycemia. The parasympathetic neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) mediates insulin release via M3 muscarinic receptors on islet beta cells. The vesicular ACh(More)
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