By Norman Allen Dyson

An creation to nuclear physics along with chapters on current and previous purposes of nuclear drugs, nuclear imagery, compartment idea, neutrons and different heavy debris, X-rays and Y-rays. fresh details at the rules of radiation defense can also be addressed.

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The studies that distinguished between migraine with and migraine without aura usually detected a higher risk for migraine with aura. The contribution of migraine to stroke risk drops with increasing age. The WHO study and other case-control studies found an increase in stroke risk in women younger than 45 years who smoked and in those who used oral contraceptives. Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Detection of an unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA) presents a therapeutic dilemma in which risk of future rupture must be weighed against the risks of intervention.

This finding suggests a high toll for surgery in these subjects, who were for the most part neurologically normal before surgery. Clearly, further study is needed, particularly with the availability and increasing utility of neurovascular interventions that promise lower rates of death and disability. 74,75A similar relationship between cigarette smoking and stroke was found in Hawaiian Japanese men after 10 years of follow-up in the Honolulu Heart Study, in which cigarette smoking made a significant independent contribution to cerebral infarction and risk of intracranial h e m ~ r r h a g e .

6% had none of these diseases. Cardiac disease is an important precursor of stroke; this subject is also discussed in detail in several other chapters. Coronary Heart Disease In the Framingham study, CHD was ascertained prospectively on biennial examination as well as through monitoring of hospitalizations. CHD predisposes to stroke by a variety of mechanisms-as a source for embolism from the heart; by virtue of shared risk factors; as an untoward effect of m e d d and surgical treatments for coronary atherosclerotic disease; and less commonly, as a consequence of pump failure.

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