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A dissociation in the central processes of spelling, with preferentially lexical over phonological impairment, frequently affects patients with early Alzheimer's disease. The aim of this work was to test whether dissociations in the language domain in Alzheimer's disease can be exploited with PET to assess the neural basis of cognition. To this end, we(More)
TNFalpha is a proinflammatory cytokine that promotes osteoclastic bone resorption. We evaluated the association between a G-308A polymorphism (rs1800629) at the TNFA locus and osteoporosis phenotypes in 4306 older women participating in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures. Femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) and structural geometry were measured using(More)
A clinicopathological study is presented of a case of Marchiafava-Bignami disease with a hemispheric disconnection syndrome, an association that does not appear to have been reported previously. Gross and microscopic examination of the brain revealed necrosis of the corpus callosum (sparing a small area in front of the splenium) and of the anterior(More)
Twelve cases of Lyme's disease with neurological complications are reported. Seven patients had meningoradiculitis of the Garin-Bujadoux-Bannwarth type, with facial palsy in 2 cases. In 1 case the radiculitis involved only the cauda equina. Two more patients had meningomyelitis. Of the remaining 3, 1 had subacute inflammatory polyneuritis with(More)
Forty-three patients with inoperable or recurring malignant gliomas, and 30 patients with multiple recurring brain metastases were treated with a combination of Adriamycin (45 mg/m2) and 4-dimethyl-epipodophyllotoxin D-thenylidene (VM 26) (60 mg/m2 for 2 days) with 1-(2-chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea (CCNU) (60 mg/m2 for 2 days). These cycles of(More)
The authors report a personal case of spontaneous rupture of the splenic vein during pregnancy, already published elsewhere [6], and study again spontaneous rupture of the splenic vessels, artery or vein, and rupture of the spleen in relation to pregnancy, either during or after labour. In all, 150 cases were found in the world literature. This is an(More)
Five cases of parkinsonism with athymhormia observed in a single family are reported. Death caused by central respiratory disorders occurred after 6 to 8 years of progressive course. In 2 cases with autopsy, there was a severe neuronal loss predominant in the substantia nigra. Other brain stem nuclei (locus coeruleus, dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus(More)