Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) was one of the lesser known dementias until the recent advancements revealing its genetic and pathological foundation. This common neurodegenerative disorder has three clinical subtypes- behavioral, semantic and progressive non fluent aphasia. The behavioral variant mostly exhibits personality changes, while the other two… (More)
BACKGROUND The risk factors predictive of intracranial aneurysm rupture remain incompletely defined. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between various nonmodifiable risk factors and aneurysm rupture in a large cohort of patients evaluated at a single institution. METHODS A retrospective analysis of patients admitted to a cerebrovascular facility… (More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability, morbidity, and mortality. The effect of the acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury (ARDS/ALI) on in-hospital mortality after TBI remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To determine the epidemiology of ARDS/ALI, the prevalence of risk factors, and impact on in-hospital… (More)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a dynamic state between normal cognition and dementia, where interventions can be taken to stop or delay the progression to dementia. It is broadly of 2 types-amnestic, where memory loss is the chief concern and nonamnestic, where it is not. One variant of nonamnestic, dysexecutive, being more prevalent is sometimes known… (More)
OBJECTIVE This study has explored the impact of Hunt-Hess (H-H) grade of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) on the glycemic status of such patients during their intensive care unit (ICU) stay and has also analyzed whether H-H grade predicts their outcome independent of their glycemic status. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective case… (More)
BACKGROUND In spite of its common occurrence, the factors predictive of the rupture of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) remain poorly defined. METHOD A retrospective analysis of patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of cerebral aneurysm in a single institution was done. The factors studied were age, sex, size, site, side, multiplicity, neck type, aspect… (More)
Introduction: There has been considerable controversy regarding the effect of serum and cerebrospinal fluid (csf) glucose levels in the prognosis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) patients.