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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES There is no national spinal trauma registry available in India at present and the research on epidemiology of these injuries is also very limited. The purpose of this study was to describe the mortality profile of patients with spinal injuries brought to a level I trauma centre in India, and to understand the predictive factors which(More)
Epilepsy is associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality from a variety of causes. Patients with epilepsy have approximately two to three times the risk of death from any cause compared with persons without epilepsy. Seizures may cause significant trauma, drowning, and accidental injury. Many of the deaths in persons with epilepsy are(More)
 The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of the D1-selective partial agonist SKF 38393 on the odor detection performance of rats using high precision olfactometry and a go/no-go operant task. Previous studies have found that the D2 receptor partial agonist quinpirole decreases such performance, but the influences of D1 receptor activation(More)
Despite speculation that the muscarinic cholinergic antagonist, scopolamine, may influence the olfactory sensitivity of rats, there have been no definitive studies on this point to date. In this study, we examined the influence of a range of doses of scopolamine hydrobromine (namely, 0.10, 0.125, 0.15 and 0.20 mg/kg i.p.) on the odor detection performance(More)
The present study demonstrates that perithreshold temporal integration occurs in the human taste system across stimulus durations ranging from 200 to 1500 ms in a manner analogous to that seen in other major sensory systems. Thus, the notion that gustation is comparatively insensitive to temporal stimulus parameters at threshold levels is disproved. Chem.(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Frontal lobe epilepsy is the second most common localization-related or focal epilepsy. Frontal lobe seizures are challenging to diagnose as the clinical manifestations are diverse due to the complexity and variability of the patterns of epileptic discharges, and the scalp electroencephalograph (EEG) can often be normal or(More)
This case series reviews the clinical, radiographic and laboratory findings of five patients with progressive idiopathic myelopathy with evidence of cord necrosis who presented in our institution over a 5 year period ending in May 2005. Patients fulfilling the following criteria were included: (1) presentation with myelopathy without overt visual(More)
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