Alexandra Stillman

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PURPOSE To determine the success rate, safety and complications using a standard protocol and trained nurses to provide sedation for MRI under the supervision of a radiologist. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nurses were trained to provide sedation via a standard protocol for pediatric patients undergoing diagnostic MRI. Oral chloral hydrate (80-100 mg x kg(-1))(More)
Since its original description in 2007, anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis associated with an ovarian teratoma is an increasingly recognized etiology of previously unexplained encephalopathy and encephalitis. Extreme delta brush (EDB) is a novel electroencephalogram (EEG) finding seen in many patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis.(More)
A 22-year-old male presented with a brief history of progressive encephalopathy. One week previously, he had developed an upper respiratory infection that resolved spontaneously and was followed by intractable vomiting. He had taken salicylates for several days during the viral syndrome. The diagnosis of Reye's syndrome was confirmed by hepatic histology.(More)
OBJECTIVES Quantitative and non-invasive measurements acquired by neurocognitive or gait evaluations are useful concussion management components. Emerging technology has allowed for the development of portable and objective tests which may be potentially useful across many settings where evaluations take place. Our aim was to examine the association between(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system characterized by progressive neurological dysfunction. No curative therapy is currently available, and approximately 80–90% of afflicted individuals are ultimately disabled. Interferon beta (IFNβ) has been shown to decrease clinical relapses, reduce brain disease(More)
Concussion is a common problem often managed by nonneurologists. It is often accompanied by headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbance, psychiatric symptoms, and cognitive issues. Here, we outline how to evaluate and manage concussion, including treatment of the most common symptoms.