R. Stephen Price

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The definition of hypertension has continuously evolved over the last 50 years. Hypertension is currently defined as a blood pressure greater than 140/90mmHg. One in every four people in the US has been diagnosed with hypertension. The prevalence of hypertension increases further with age, affecting 75% of people over the age of 70. Hypertension is by far(More)
A 52-year-old Korean woman with a history of poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes presented for evaluation of abnormal movements of her right arm and leg. The movements began insidiously in her right hand and arm, progressing over several months to involve the right foot as well. She was unaware of the movements until her husband noticed them. Over time the(More)
IMPORTANCE Peripheral neuropathy is a prevalent condition that usually warrants a thorough history and examination but has limited diagnostic evaluation. However, rare localizations of peripheral neuropathy often require more extensive diagnostic testing and different treatments. OBJECTIVE To describe rare localizations of peripheral neuropathy, including(More)
The incidence of neurologic complications from bariatric surgery is rising with the prevalence of obesity and the increasing number of bariatric surgeries. We report a 25-year-old woman who developed subacute progressive weakness and areflexia followed by confusion, ophthalmoplegia, and nystagmus following bariatric surgery. While the differential of(More)
OBJECTIVE Effective stroke care does not end with acute treatment during hospitalization, but extends through rehabilitation and secondary stroke prevention. In transitions across care environments, stroke patients are vulnerable to errors in communication of diagnosis and treatment. This study aimed to demonstrate that formalized communication between the(More)
BACKGROUND Patient nonattendance in neurology and other subspecialty clinics is closely linked to longer waiting times for appointments. We developed a new scheduling system for residents' clinic that reduced average waiting times from >4 months to < or =3 weeks. The purpose of this study was to compare nonattendance for clinics scheduled using the new(More)
Case presentation. A 59-year-old woman with a history of hypertension developed acute bilateral flaccid leg weakness while watching television. She had shifted her weight while sitting on the couch and suddenly felt a sharp pain in her lower back and right leg. When she stood up to walk she noticed that her legs were numb; over the course of 1 hour she(More)
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