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For example, we know that black and South-East Asian Canadians have a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. These are areas where we need to have a patient-centred approach and tailor our medicine for these populations.
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* SUSAC SYNDROME ("retinocochleocerebral vasculopathy"; Medicine 77: 3, 1998);is another, thankfully rare (but perhaps underdiagnosed)syndrome of small vessel spasm in the eye, inner ear, and brain (famously the corpus callosum).
At autopsy of victims of the spongiform encephalopathies, the neurons are mostly gone, but there is a corresponding tremendous astrocytosis, so brains may not appear atrophic.
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Give accounts of Guillain-Barré, and of the common peripheral neuropathies.Recognize these demyelinating, toxic, and peripheral nerve diseases grossly and/or microscopically as appropriateTell how brain tumors present, and how they kill.
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See the endof this unit if you are philosophically inclined; many scientists are, and there are manydifferent ideas.* About half the human genome is supposed to be brain proteins.
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Alzheimer's disease, once considered either "rare" or "a normal part of growing old" and therefore ignored, is finally being recognized as a major public health problem.
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Since 2002, we have distinguished:PET scans reportedly distinguish these, and newer techniques seemto as well (Brain 135: 1308, 2012; J.
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Recognize these neurodegenerative diseases grossly and/or microscopically as appropriate: Give a full account of the anatomic pathology of multiple sclerosis, what weknow of the etiology, and how these relate to the clinical progression.
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In the MINIMALLY CONSCIOUS STATE,connections between the cortical association areas and the primarycortical areas preserved and recovery is sometimes possible (though thepatients may have some ability to communicate and appear unhappy).
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* The Rom Houben fiasco resulted from the use of the long-discreditedtechnique of facilitated communication; simple scientifictests showed the "communications" from this man, in persistentvegetative state for 23 years, were fake (Lancet 375: 1337, 2010).