Plantar cutaneous afferent provides information about the contact between the body and the support surface and could affect the anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs). This study investigated the effect of plantar desensitization on the APAs for step initiation. Twenty-five healthy young adults participated in this study and were instructed to begin… (More)
A 72 year old woman complained of transient loss of vision in the left eye. She had undergone a left carotid endarterectomy 10 years previously. Reduced ophthalmic artery pressure was found on noninvasive carotid artery testing and cerebral angiography was performed. No lesion was evident in the carotid artery, but significant ophthalmic artery stenosis was… (More)
A 45-year-old man awoke with numbness and paresthesias on the right side of his face, scalp, ear, and tongue. CT and MRI demonstrated a focal hemorrhage in the dorsolateral right pontine tegmentum. Cerebral angiography was negative for vascular malformation or aneurysm. CT performed 1 month later showed complete resolution of the pontine hematoma, with… (More)
We present the evolution of pituitary changes in the cases of 2 patients with Sheehan syndrome as assessed by MR imaging. Both patients had severe postpartum hemorrhage, symptoms of pituitary gland apoplexy, and hypopituitarism. Sequential MR imaging demonstrated evidence of ischemic infarct in the pituitary gland with enlargement followed by gradual… (More)
A 72-year-old man presented with several months of increasing lumbar pain, sciatica, lower extremity weakness, numbness in his buttocks and posterior thighs, burning sensations in his scrotum, and urinary incontinence. Myelogram-computed tomography scan demonstrated a high grade incomplete block at the T12-L1 level due to bilateral synovial cysts and… (More)
Two patients are reported with congenital aqueductal stenosis and hydrocephalus, with functioning ventriculoperitoneal shunts, who developed posttraumatic epidural hematomas. Relative paucity of neurological signs in spite of large size of hematomas is discussed.
In the case reported here, after prolonged medical therapy resistance, severe proteinuria subsided following bilateral renal artery embolization (RAE). Thereafter, respiratory distress, anasarca edema, muscle mass, and serum albumin level improved after regular hemodialysis. Although RAE is reported to be a safe and effective therapeutic procedure, it is… (More)