Ravimohan B Rao

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PURPOSE Choroid plexus tumors (CPT) are rare neoplasms that pose considerable treatment challenges. This study reviews a single institute's experience with 25 patients of CPT and attempts to contribute to the general body of knowledge on CPT. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of the case records of 25 patients operated for CPT since January(More)
  • R Rao
  • International journal of geriatric psychiatry
  • 2000
OBJECTIVES To examine the relationship between depression and cerebrovascular disease in three distinct settings: depression in established cerebrovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease in established depression and depression in vascular dementia. METHODS Medline, EMBASE, PsychLit and PsychInfo databases were scanned to locate relevant articles. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Although depression has a recognised association with stroke, the role of "silent" cerebrovascular pathology associated with carotid stenosis and peripheral vascular disease remains unexplored. METHODS Four groups of 25 community residents aged 65 and over were recruited, comprising first anterior circulation stroke, carotid stenosis(More)
Lateral ventricular meningiomas are rare tumours that pose considerable surgical challenge. This study attempts to analyse some of the important clinical features of these tumours and review technical considerations in surgery for lateral ventricular meningiomas. A retrospective analysis of the case records of patients with lateral ventricular meningiomas(More)
Reports of long-term effects of subthalamic (STN) stimulation for Parkinson's disease (PD) are few, mostly open-label evaluations and from Western centers. We used single-blind and open-label motor, cognitive and quality of life (QOL) evaluations to study the effects of bilateral STN stimulation in 45 patients over 5 years. Our patients showed a stable and(More)
RATIONALE To describe the clinical trial methods of a site-independent telemedicine system used in stroke. AIMS A lack of readily available stroke expertise may partly explain the low rate of rt-PA use in acute stroke. Although telemedicine systems can reliably augment expertise available to rural settings, and may increase rt-PA use, point-to-point(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An increasing body of literature suggests a role for clinically "silent" cerebrovascular disease in the pathogenesis of cognitive impairment. Such pathology commonly occurs in the absence of stroke. The main aim of the study was to examine neuropsychological impairment associated with cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease(More)
The term 'Vascular Dementia' remains popular as a diagnostic entity, since it encompasses a variety of vascular pathologies. This is in stark contrast to many clinical classificatory systems that weight their definitions strongly towards stroke alone. A diagnosis of vascular dementia is complicated by compounding factors that reduce both the validity and(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of primitive reflexes (frontal release signs) in elderly community residents with cerebrovascular disease and to examine their relationship with neuropsychological and mood-related variables. METHODS Three groups of 25 people over 65 with anterior circulation stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA) and a control(More)