Shafiqa Shahzadi

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Thalamotomy significantly suppressed essential tremor in 86% of patients and restored the ability to hold a glass to drink in 81% in the long term, but tremor recurred in 5/21 patients up to 5 years postoperatively, unlike parkinsonian patients whose tremor seldom recurs after 3 months. In multiple sclerosis (MS), 67% of those followed showed sustained(More)
BACKGROUND CT and MR guided stereotactic techniques have provided promising results in the management of brain abscesses. We reviewed our results of stereotactic management of brain abscesses in 20 consecutive patients with 28 abscesses from 1986 to 1993. METHODS 13 abscesses were in the cerebral hemispheres, 12 in the cerebellum, 2 in the pons and 1 in(More)
The major pathway of human somatosensation passes through the ventrocaudal nucleus (Vc) of the thalamus. We tested the effect of direct electrical stimulation of the Vc on tactile discrimination in 5 Parkinson patients undergoing stereotactic thalamotomy. Raised gratings with lines 3, 4, or 6 mm apart were used. Patients had to actively touch test patterns(More)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the leading public health problems associated with mortality and morbidity in the world. It is a complex disorder influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Atherosclerosis and elevated levels of plasma cholesterol contribute to increased risk for CAD. Other risk factors include age, hypertension, obesity,(More)
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