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In vascular hemiplegia, motricity of the upper and lower limbs can be assessed from the examination of a limited number of movements which have been selected by a statistical procedure. For these movements the scores may be weighted on the basis of progress achieved over 2, 4 and 6 months. From the weighted, summed and averaged scores, a motricity index may(More)
The extent of recovery from aphasia following ischemic stroke has been evaluated by a quantitative method. The greatest improvement was observed during the first 3 months following onset. The rate of recovery was similar for expression and for comprehension, but comprehension was usually less disturbed than expression. Final prognosis depends on the type of(More)
A prospective brain scanning study using technetium 99m pertechnetate was performed in 84 patients with cerebral infarction. No correlation was found between vascular angiographic findings and the frequency of positive scans. A comparison with clinical motor and mental evaluation showed a good correlation between abnormal scans (58 percent) and poor initial(More)
The intracarotid injection of radioalbumin microspheres (15 and 30 mum) is followed by scanning procedures that permit the description of the cerebral bloodflow distribution. The method is reproducible. Injection can be made into the internal and common carotid arteries, as well as into the aortic arch or the left ventricle. This last procedure makes it(More)
Two patients suffering from a left thalamus infarct were studied over a long period. The precise location of the lesion has been demonstrated by the C.T. scan. In spite of the absence of any cortical lesion, both presented with aphasia and other neuropsychological disorders (left-right confusion, dyscalculia and possible finger agnosia). Their speech(More)