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Carotid disease in acute stroke.
November 1, 1998... Abstract Background: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project (OCSP) devised a simple clinical classification for acute stroke which predicted mortality, functional recovery and patterns of recurrent stroke. We aimed to determine whether this could predict the presence of carotid...
Long-term outcome of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in patients with dysphagic stroke.
November 1, 1998... Abstract Objective: investigation of length of survival, complications, level of dependence and recovery of swallow in patients who received percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding for dysphagia due to stroke. Design: a retrospective case note analysis of patients treated...
Proximal femoral fracture: achievements and prospects.
November 1, 1998... Keywords: proximal femoral fracture, management, mortality Introduction Patients with proximal femoral fracture occupy 20%, of all orthopaedic beds at any one time . In postmenopausal women, proximal femoral fracture accounts for more bed days annually than breast cancer, acute...
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Consensus Conference on Medical Management of Stroke, 26-27 May 1998.
November 1, 1998... Introduction 1. The high incidence and serious consequences of stroke make it one of the most important challenges faced by contemporary medicine. In the UK stroke is one of the three main causes of death and a major cause of long-term disability. As a result it consumes more National...
News and reviews.
November 1, 1998... Restless legs One of the most difficult symptoms to control in old age is restless legs. A particularly good review suggests that this may be due to vascular impairment or a minor neuropathy (Eur J Endovasc Surg 1997; 14: 430-2). Characteristics are that that the problem only occurs at...