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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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Control RCVA LCVA (n = 10) (n = 10) (n = 10) Gender F/M 4/6 4/6 4/6 Age (years) Average 55 60 56 SD 8 7 9 Time after lesion (months) Average 52 47 SD 44 62 Fugl-Meyer Scale (score) Average 46.9 48.3 SD 14.1 19.1 MMSE (score) Average 28.5 27.8 26.1 SD 1.6 2.4 4.2 Control RCVA LCVA (n = 10) (n = 10) (n = 10) Right Left Pinch strength (kgf) Average 77 7.2 5.5 6.2 SD 1.5 1.1 1.6 1.6 Grip strength (kgf) Average 24.6 23.5 20.8 18.3 SD 3.3 4.7 4.3 4.2 RCVA: right cerebrovascular accident; LCVA: left cerebrovascular accident; MMSE: Mini-Mental State Exam; F: female; M: male; SD: standard deviation.
The patient was eventually diagnosed with meningoencephalitis and the related cerebrovascular accident. His T1-weighted axial images demonstrated right temporal hypointensity and contrast enhancement due to occlusion of the inferior division of the right middle cerebral artery at subacute stage in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) taken on the tenth day of hospitalization (Figure 1).
* Any period of inactive duty training during which a person is disabled or dies from an injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty, or acute myocardial infarction, a cardiac arrest, or a cerebrovascular accident that occurred during such training or while proceeding directly to, or returning directly from, such training.
The hospital unit cares for palliative care residents and residents who have had a cerebrovascular accident, and someone on a PEG feed.
The possible etiologic association between cerebrovascular accident and gastrointestinal dysmotility has recently been described in the Japanese literature.
Post-delivery, the injured plaintiff was unable to move her left side and she was found to have suffered a cerebrovascular accident. At approximately 8:00 p.m., the injured plaintiff's blood pressure was around 170/100, at which point Hydralazine, an anti-hypertensive agent was first administered to her.
But as he was preparing for his latest marathon attempt, it all came to an abrupt end in November 2006, when, without warning, he suffered a major haemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident - a stroke - with devastating consequences.
(%) 826 (7.3) 1,118 (6.1) Cerebrovascular accident, no.
The present study revealed a two-, three-, and fourfold increase in pregnancy-related mortality resulting from cerebrovascular accident, medical conditions, and cardiomyopathy, respectively, between the periods 1991-1997 and 1998-2004.
The most common clinical presentation is symptomatic left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction occurring as a result of mass effect in the early years of life or progressing gradually due to the continued accumulation of fibrous tissue within the LVOT and generally becomes symptomatic as dyspnea on exertion, chest pain, syncope or very rarely cerebrovascular accident. Echocardiography is a useful diagnostic tool for an accurate visualization.