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This Month in The Archives of Neurology
March 2002

This Month in The Archives of Neurology

Arch Neurol. 2002;59(3):354-355. doi:10.1001/archneur.59.3.354

Brenda E. Porter, MD, PhD, and colleagues have reviewed disorders of cortical development that may lead to epilepsy, as well as current and future potential therapies. The cell biology and neurophysiology of these events are brought up-to-date for the physician.

Thomas A. Glass, PhD, and colleagues present their experience with 407 patients entered into the New England Medical Center Posterior Circulation Registry (Table 1). Their statistical analyses show the mortality rate at 30 days after onset of vertebrobasilar distribution stroke to be 3.6%. Thirty days after stroke, 28% of patients had no disability and 51% had only minor disability. They provide important correlations among stroke location, stroke mechanism, and predicted outcome. A comprehensive assessment is provided in an editorial by H. J. M. Barnett, MD.

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