Zaid A Shakir

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Herpes zoster viral infection (shingles) frequently appears in the thoracic dermatomes with no detectable weakness. We describe three patients who exhibited classic symptoms of herpes zoster infection of the upper limb with various neuropathic findings, including multiple mononeuropathies, radiculopathy, and brachial plexopathy. The distribution of weakness(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke in the elderly population is seldom administered. METHODS In this study, we evaluated the risks of thrombolysis, including the mortality and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) rates in this population. A cohort of patients was identified from the National Inpatient Sample database for the years(More)
In rare cases, thrombus in transit can be entrapped in a patent foramen ovale (PFO). A patient with this condition is at high risk of embolic stroke and death. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to help prevent stroke and death in these cases. There is no universal management guideline for this rare condition. The decision between medical versus(More)
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