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Sixty-seven patients surviving spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) have been followed up for 2-12 years (mean: 7 years) in order to determine prognostic factors concerning the long-term disability in familial and social functioning. A correlation was found between the severity of the neurological deficit at the time of admission and the degree of(More)
Arterial hypertension is the most important risk factor in all types of stroke. The significance of alcohol in the pathogenesis of stroke is less well defined. Chronic alcoholism leads to an elevation of blood pressure. Thus, the association between alcohol and stroke might be the blood pressure effect of alcohol. However, some studies have shown a(More)
An increased distance between the brain surface and the skull causes the appearance of a broad avascular band in the carotid angiogram, which -- apart from other criteria -- has been valued as a sign of cerebral atrophy. 54 patients (60 to 79 years old), suffering from cerebrovascular diseases, were examined. Carotid angiography of the afflicted hemispheres(More)
The mydriatic effect of topically administered tropicamide was investigated as a possible diagnostic indicator for Alzheimer's disease. Although an initial series seemed to show a correlation between hypersensitivity to tropicamide and intellectual impairment, subsequent testing showed a greater inter- and intra-individual variation than that between the(More)
21 patients suffering from cerebrovascular diseases were examined by means of angiocinematography. The 37 X-ray films were taken under standardized conditions of exposure and development, and were evaluated by use of densitometry. The flow speed and the blood volume/min were measured in the internal carotid artery, as well as the arterial transit time from(More)
The results of studies on cigarette smoking as a risk factor for stroke are more controversial than for cardiovascular disease. The CO-induced increase in the corpuscular elements of blood (erythrocytes), the influence on other parameters (such as RBC volume, haemoglobin, haematocrit, blood and plasma viscosity, tendency of erythrocytes and platelets to(More)
A total of 228 children suffering from seizure disorders were investigated by means of cranial computerized tomography (CT). Their age ranged from 3 weeks to 15 years. Structural abnormalities were assessed in 63% of these cases. The greatest incidence of organic abnormalities occurred in children with major epilepsy (83%) and with focal seizures (71%).(More)