Richard Patrick White

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Clinical diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients presenting with cramps and fasciculations may not be evident at the first consultation. Sequential reviews, clinical and neurophysiological, form an important part of clinical practice in such cases. Recent attempts to delineate a more benign group with cramps and fasciculations have(More)
Many investigators have concluded that hemoglobin is the spasmogen responsible for cerebral vasospasm. The present study was designed to ascertain whether the contractile responses of isolated canine basilar arteries to xanthochromic cerebrospinal fluid from subarachnoid hemorrhage patients was associated with hemoglobin concentration as measured(More)
Midazolam is a new, water-soluble benzodiazepine that has been reported to produce a greater degree of amnesia than does diazepam. This study compares the amnesia produced in patients sedated with midazolam or diazepam or in combination with fentanyl during oral surgery. Twenty-four hours after surgery, each patient answered a questionnaire designed to(More)
Introduction. The hyperdense internal carotid artery sign (HICAS) has been suggested as a common marker of terminal internal carotid artery (ICA) thrombus associated with poor outcomes following thrombolysis. We aimed to investigate the prevalence and prognostic significance of the HICAS in an unselected cohort of patients receiving intravenous(More)
BACKGROUND The validity of the clinical dictum "the presence of spontaneous retinal venous pulsation (SVP) excludes raised intracranial pressure" has not been previously tested. We set out to determine the specificity and positive predictive value (PPV) of the presence of SVP to indicate normal intracranial pressure (ICP) in a routine clinical setting. (More)
DESCRIPTION A 48-year-old previously healthy woman presented with a 1-month history of increasing clumsiness, ataxia, bilateral swaying while walking with frequent falls and a 20-day history of slurred speech, difficulty swallowing and nasal regurgitation. There was no recent decline in memory, no seizures and no blurred vision. A CT scan of the brain(More)
BACKGROUND Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD) is a human prion disease generally characterized by subacute changes in behavior and intellectual function, often followed by ataxia, vision changes, and myoclonus. Ten percent of cases may present atypically, both symptomatically and in respect to initial investigations. METHODS We report a case of CJD mimicking(More)