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A 55-year-old right-handed man showed inability to recognize the meaning of non-verbal sounds without impairment of language comprehension after a cerebrovascular accident. His auditory acuity was intact and no other sign of agnosia, apraxia or aphasia was detectable. His errors on a test of sound recognition were acoustic rather than semantic. Brain CT(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a unilateral spatial neglect phenomenon occurs in the tactile modality in the absence of visual information. Ten patients with clinically confirmed visual spatial neglect and 10 normal controls bisected lines visually, or by touch when blindfolded. In visual presentation, the rightward deviation of the(More)
The standard management of placental site trophoblastic tumours (PSTTs) is a radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node sampling. We present five cases to demonstrate a modified Strassman procedure (MSP), which is an alternative fertility-sparing technique. Each had a presumed solitary uterine PSTT. Following surgery, one patient remained in remission with(More)
This study examined the effects of hand and spatial conditions on a visual line bisection task with normal right-handers and proposed a normal range of deviation for this task in middle and advanced age. Twenty-four normal dextrals in their fifties and sixties performed a visual line bisection task using either the left or right hand under three spatial(More)
Auditory evoked middle-latency responses (MLRs) to clicks were recorded in 68 normal adults (ages from 21 to 59 year-old) at 16 scalp locations, all referred to a balanced non-cephalic reference. Both Na and Pa components were clearly demonstrated in all the subjects studied through the digital high-pass filtering. Both Na and Pa components were distributed(More)
Atrial tachyarrhythmias are a common complication of atrial septal defects. The objective was to determine the effect of atrial septal defect closure on pre-existing atrial tachyarrhythmias and to investigate if such an effect is present after either surgical or percutaneous closure. Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were(More)
Use of the internal thoracic artery in coronary revascularization confers excellent benefit. We assessed the impact of skeletonization on the incidence of postoperative sternal wound infection in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. We also investigated whether there is an advantage in using this technique when harvesting both internal(More)
A case of cerebral tumor with ipsilateral cerebral hemiatrophy is presented and five previously reported cases are reviewed. The etiology of this entity is discussed on the basis of the symptomatological and clinicopathological findings noted in these six cases. It is suggested that ipsilateral cerebral hemiatrophy is due to thinning of the cerebral cortex(More)