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Accident

An unintended event that causes harm of any kind. An accident may be unavoidable; for example, one may hit a deer while driving a car, despite taking all appropriate precautions, simply because the deer ran in front of the car. Other accidents are the result of negligence; for example, a driver may unintentionally hit another car because he was speeding and under the influence of alcohol. The party responsible for paying damages in the event of an accident depends on a number of factors, notably which party, if any, was negligent. In some cases, one may be responsible for paying damages even if there was no negligence. Lawsuits attempting to determine responsibility are commonplace. See also: Indemnity.
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Besides the main pathology in the right temporal lobe following cerebrovascular accident, the coincidental presence of an arachnoid cyst in the left temporal lobe may actually suggest bilateral involvement of the temporal lobes.
Fifty patients who had suffered first incidence hemispheric cerebrovascular accident and were undergoing physiotherapy on outpatient basis at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, a tertiary health institution in Nigeria took part in this study.
A cerebrovascular accident is "a prime example of something with a causal relationship to pregnancy that frequently might not have been identified without either a data linkage [between birth and maternal death certificates] or a check box on the death certificate," said Dr.
The outcomes analysed in this study included intraoperative and postoperative transfusion requirements, bleeding requiring surgical re-exploration, maximum postoperative creatinine concentrations, maximum postoperative renal Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) Score (9), the requirement for acute renal replacement therapy, occurrence of postoperative atrial fibrillation or cerebrovascular accident, length of ICU and hospital stay and hospital mortality.
1,2,5-10) We report a case of a young female with cervicalgia and headache with fatal posterior circulation cerebrovascular accident after CSMT.
2001), 1 cerebrovascular accident per 400,000 sessions involving upper cervical spine manipulation (Klougart et al.
Introduction: People with hemiparesis as a result of stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) tend to have impaired lower limb function affecting ambulation.
In addition to cTnI, this prospective cohort study evaluated patients' clinical charts for complaints at the time of cTnI testing, demographic data (age, gender, and race), risk factors [body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, mean blood pressure, history of coronary artery disease, previous cerebrovascular accident, angioplasty, serum creatinine, and smoking], major diseases [e.
Additionally, 20 nonsepsis control cases from the same time period and institutions were selected (with causes of death including cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular accident, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and metastatic carcinoma).
Whether damage to the brain is sustained traumatically through an open or closed head injury, or by a cerebrovascular accident such as an aneurysm or stroke, primary damage occurring at the time of injury or accident can result in secondary damage as a result of edema (swelling of the brain), hemorrhage, or the formation of a hematoma (sac filled with blood) (Falvo, 1991; Namerow, 1987; Rehab Brief, 1989).
The primary endpoint was a composite of CVD death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident (excluding hemorrhagic stroke), transient ischemic attack, hospitalized angina, and coronary and noncoronary revascularization.
Typical requiring inpatient treatment period, patients in need of cerebrovascular accident, brain injury and fracture patients.