Both humans and animals can discriminate signals delivered to sensory areas of their brains using electrical microstimulation. This opens the possibility of creating an artificial sensory channel that could be implemented in neuroprosthetic devices. Although microstimulation delivered through multiple implanted electrodes could be beneficial for this… (More)
A 26-year-old man who had sustained a traumatic head injury aspirated when fed in the upright position. By contrast, when fed in the side-lying position swallowing improved and there was no aspiration. Implications for management are discussed.
Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomo-graphy (FDG-PET) should be considered in the assessment of patients presenting with central diabetes insipidus (DI) when the cause is otherwise unclear. A 47-year-old man presented with a three-month history of polyuria and polydipsia, reduced libido and generalized lethargy. Physical examination was unremarkable… (More)