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Subjects have previously been reported to show difficulties in recognising faces which are either inverted or in photographic negative. Experiments are reported in which a two-alternative forced-choice technique was used to measure sensitivity for distinguishing faces which have been modified by having the eyes moved vertically or horizontally. Subjects(More)
This pilot study aimed to establish if the Short Form 36 (SF-36) provides clinically relevant information about patient outcome which is not detected using the Glasgow Outcome Score (GOS) A retrospective postal questionnaire survey of all patients operated on for subarachnoid haemorrhage at the Leeds General Infirmary between March 1991 and December 1992 of(More)
BACKGROUND Case fatality rates after blunt head injury (HI) did not improve in England and Wales between 1994 and 2003. The United Kingdom National Institute of Clinical Excellence subsequently published HI management guidelines, including the recommendation that patients with severe head injuries (SHIs) should be treated in specialist neuroscience units(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management of odontoid fractures in the elderly population is unclear and management of this group of patients is complicated by multiple co-morbidities. This study aimed to determine the outcomes after conservative management strategies were applied in this patient group. METHODS We carried out retrospective and prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome, with respect to treatment modality, of patients treated with spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVF). METHOD Retrospective cohort study of patients with SDAVF assessed at a single tertiary referral centre, between 1999 and 2009. Intervention type, pre-/ post-intervention Aminoff-Logue disability score (ALDS) and(More)
BACKGROUND Head injury is the leading cause of death in trauma. UK national guidelines have recommended that all patients with severe head injury (SHI) should be treated in neuroscience centers. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of specialist neuroscience care on mortality after SHI. METHODS We conducted a cohort study using(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience with the Misonix Ultrasonic Bone scalpel in spinal surgery, highlighting its potential applications and advantages. METHODS Between March and December 2011, a total of 937 spinal cases were performed at a single centre. The Misonix Bone Scalpel (MBS) was used in 62 of these cases. Data were collected prospectively using(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case series and review of the literature. OBJECTIVE To review the management of giant calcified disks in our large cohort and compare with the existing literature. We discuss our surgical technique. METHODS Twenty-nine cases of herniated thoracic disk between 2000 and 2013 were reviewed. Eighteen patients were identified as having giant(More)
OBJECT Chiari-syringomyelia is a heterogeneous condition that may be treated by decompression of the foramen magnum. Raised intracranial pressure (ICP) and/or hydrocephalus is a rare complication of this treatment. We aim to describe the incidence, clinical presentation, radiographic findings, management and outcome of patients developing raised ICP and/or(More)
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