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We studied the regional distribution of infectious amyloid protein by western immunoblots of brain tissue extracts from 37 patients with different forms of spongiform encephalopathy, i.e., 16 sporadic cases, 18 familial cases with a variety of mutations, and 3 iatrogenic cases. In sporadic and familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, amyloid protein(More)
Diagnosis of embolic stroke is based on identification of a source of embolus (SOE) and on neurologic symptoms acknowledged as "clinical criteria." To test the validity of these criteria, we analyzed the symptoms at onset in 193 patients hospitalized after acute cerebral infarction. Patients were grouped according to identification of a cardiac SOE (106(More)
The clinical courses of 63 survivors of cardiopulmonary arrest were reviewed to determine the incidence and temporal occurrence of noncardiac complications and their relationships to mortality. Complications were grouped as occurring within 48 hours or less, within 48 to 96 hours, or more than 96 hours after cardiopulmonary arrest. Pneumonia, electrolyte(More)
AIMS To evaluate the occurrence of anosognosia (lack of awareness) and anosodiaphoria (insouciance) in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to evaluate the influence of a worsening of dementia on these phenomena. METHODS A self-evaluation scale was used assessing degrees of anosognosia and anosodiaphoria; furthermore, a(More)
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