Alana E Salvucci

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Arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion imaging provides direct and absolute measurement of cerebral blood flow (CBF). Arterial transit time is a related physiological parameter reflecting the duration for the labeled spins to reach the brain region of interest. Most of the existing ASL approaches to assess arterial transit time rely on multiple measurements(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess naming and recognition of faces of familiar famous people in patients with epilepsy before and after anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL). METHODS Color photographs of famous people were presented for naming and description to 63 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) either before or after ATL and to 10 healthy age- and(More)
BACKGROUND We report the clinical features and course of pediatric patients presenting with anti-N-methyl D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis. METHODS Single-center 4-year observational study of pediatric encephalitis associated with NMDA-R antibodies in the serum and/or the cerebrospinal fluid. RESULTS Three girls with anti-NMDA-R encephalitis(More)
The Dementia Rating Scale-2: Alternate Form (DRS-2: AF) was developed by Schmidt (2004) for use in serial neuropsychological assessments with the original DRS-2 (Jurica, Leitten, & Mattis, 2001). Results from two preliminary validation studies of the DRS-2: AF are presented here. In Study 1, the DRS-2: AF and four additional neuropsychological measures were(More)
This study was designed to characterize the role of vasopressin in impaired pial artery dilation to activators of the ATP sensitive K (K ) and calcium sensitive K (K ) channel following fluid percussion brain injury (FPI) in newborn pigs equipped with a closed ATP ca cranial window. Topical vasopressin was coadministered with the K and K channel agonists(More)
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