Learn More
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is markedly overexpressed in Alzheimer's disease. We found the IL-1A 2,2 genotype in 12.9% of 232 neuropathologically confirmed Alzheimer's disease patients and 6.6% of 167 controls from four centers in the United Kingdom and United States (odds ratio, 3.0; controlled for age and for ApoE [apolipoprotein E] genotype). Homozygosity for(More)
Astroblastoma is a rare type of glial tumor, usually occurring in older children and young adults. It has a distinctive histological appearance that is characterized by a radiating arrangement of tumor cells that form perivascular pseudorosettes. The authors report only the second case of astroblastoma presenting in congenital form. Following subtotal tumor(More)
The authors report the case of a 45-year-old man who presented with a short duration of a painful ophthalmoparesis. Initial magnetic resonance imaging revealed an extraaxial petroclival mass characteristic of an epidermoid cyst, with the exception of a contiguous contrast-enhancing lobule. A subtotal resection was performed with the histopathological(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prognostic value of multimodal evoked potentials (EPs) and event-related (ERPs) potentials in coma (Glasgow Coma Score <8), after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal study of neurophysiological responses recorded during traumatic coma. SETTING Intensive Care Unit, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol,(More)
We report a case of fatal status epilepticus of unknown origin resulting in acute neuropathological changes in the hippocampus and claustrum. The case history, brain magnetic resonance images, and results of neuropathological study of the whole brain were obtained. The subject was a 35 year old male with no significant previous medical history who presented(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE White matter (WM) hyperintensities on MRI or leukoaraiosis is characteristic of stroke syndromes. Increased MRI signals in the anterior temporal pole are suggested to be diagnostic for cerebral autosomal-dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), with 90% sensitivity and 100% specificity. The(More)
Frozen samples from 92 malignant astrocytomas were stained with a panel of monoclonal antibodies directed against macrophages and lymphocytes. A follow-up to death was available on 68 cases which form the basis of this study. Large numbers of macrophages were found in all cases; T lymphocytes, mostly of the CD8 phenotype were also seen in moderate numbers(More)
BACKGROUND The role of chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCL) remains unclear, with no randomized trials available to aid in the interpretation of the current data. The Medical Research Council therefore conducted the current randomized trial to assess the impact on survival of postradiotherapy(More)
A teased fibre and electron-microscopical study was carried out on the sciatic nerves of mice affected with the peripheral neuropathy in dystonia musculorum. Widespread segmental demyelination was present in all the nerves. Focal axon swellings were also seen, but were relatively scarce and similar in appearance to post-traumatic reactive swellings. The(More)