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The purpose of this review is to increase the awareness of internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD), a potentially serious and probably underdiagnosed condition. ICAD is a not uncommon cause of stroke in young patients. ICAD may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma. However, the "spontaneous" dissection is often preceded by a trivial trauma. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the relationship between intima-media thickness in the common carotid artery, plaque morphology in the carotid bifurcation and symptoms of cerebral embolism. Design prospective study of consecutive patients referred for carotid duplex examination. METHODS One hundred and eighty-eight patients were classified by one of two(More)
OBJECTIVE The treatment of patients with debilitating lower extremity or medically refractory quadrant pain presents a challenge for management. Contemporary neuromodulatory therapies may not be affordable or practical, especially in patients with limited life expectancy or from countries with limited resources. We present a small retrospective series to(More)
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