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This World Federation of Neurology (WFN) study aimed to characterize the status quo of post-graduate neurology training throughout the world and enable a better orientation on global training in neurology. Basic data on training curricula and working conditions of neurology residents and neurologists in 39 countries worldwide were evaluated. Our data show… (More)
Four patients are described in whom recurrent, dramatic transient clinical worsening accompanied elevation from the supine toward the sitting position, though postural hypotension was not present. In each patient occlusive cerebrovascular disease was documented angiographically. During an acute stroke syndrome, some patients' compensatory capacity may be so… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spasticity is a frequently observed motor impairment that develops after stroke; it can cause pain and disability in those affected. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of tizanidine, a centrally acting alpha(2)-adrenergic agonist, in the treatment of stroke-related spasticity. METHODS… (More)
Increased signal intensity on initial magnetic resonance images of the spinal cord in a patient with herpes zoster demonstrated that this virus caused inflammation of the cervical spinal cord. This pathology corresponded well with neurologic deficits seen clinically, but the extent of the neurologic deficits ultimately could not be determined by magnetic… (More)
Fifty patients undergoing acute acetabular fracture surgery had intraoperative somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) monitoring. Group II, the final 38 patients, in addition had independent neurological evaluation preoperatively and postoperatively. Thirteen of 50 patients (26%) had preoperative sciatic nerve involvement. Fourteen of 50 patients (28%)… (More)
Noninvasive carotid testing in the stroke patient has some, although limited, clinical value. A complete understanding of the validity of noninvasive testing procedures in the carotid system must take into account not only their intrinsic ability to detect lesions but also the complexities of the setting in which they are applied.