Alfred A. Bartolucci

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The predictive value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was assessed by a prospective study of 34 patients selected for surgical treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy. The MRIs were interpreted using standardized visual diagnostic criteria and the imaging findings were correlated with the surgical outcome. Lateralized MRI abnormalities were found in 25 (74%)(More)
OBJECTIVE We previously reported the resolution of syringohydromyelia without cerebellar tonsillar ectopia in five patients after posterior fossa decompression of the so-called Chiari 0 malformation. A sixth patient is described. In this study, the anatomy of the posterior fossa is analyzed using radiological imaging, enabling features of the posterior(More)
Using a combined search of the Children's Hospital (Birmingham, Ala., USA) medical records and the Jefferson County Health Department death records, we reviewed all shunt-related deaths that occurred between January 1990 and July 1996. Of these, we excluded patients who died of nonhydrocephalus-related reasons, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, as well as(More)
OBJECT Although the traditional nomenclature used to describe hindbrain hernias is useful, there are certainly patients in whom these morphological entities do not strictly apply. One such group is composed of patients with the more recently described Chiari 1.5 malformation in which a Chiari I malformation is seen in combination with brain-stem herniation(More)
Bipolar disorder, characterized by extreme manic and depressive moods, is a prevalent debilitating disease of unknown etiology. Because mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood-regulating neuromodulators increase the inhibitory serine-phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3), we hypothesized that deficient GSK3(More)
A stress and coping model was used to study predictors of individual differences in caregiver adaptation. A total of 54 family caregivers of elderly dementia patients completed interviews and questionnaires assessing the severity of patient impairment and caregiving stressors; caregiver appraisals, coping responses, and social support and activity; and(More)
The horizontal sacrum has never been described as an indicator of a tethered spinal cord following myelomeningocele closure. We retrospectively analyzed 30 children with a myelomeningocele for this progressive change and its correlation with symptoms. At least two lateral radiographs over time were examined and the lumbosacral angle (LSA) was measured. We(More)
In Alzheimer's disease (AD), the relationship between white-matter changes on magnetic resonance images and behavior are unclear. Therefore, magnetic resonance images, cognition, and psychiatric state were assessed in patients with AD with depression (AD/DEP; n = 18) and without depression (AD; n = 45), older depressed patients (n = 12) and older normal(More)
Microarray technology allows one to measure gene expression levels simultaneously on the whole-genome scale. The rapid progress generates both a great wealth of information and challenges in making inferences from such massive data sets. Bayesian statistical modeling offers an alternative approach to frequentist methodologies, and has several features that(More)
Single case reports exist in the medical literature of patients with tonsillar ectopia, i.e., the Chiari I malformation and neurofibromatosis type 1. However, large series of patients with either of these entities have not been examined for the presence of both defects. We have retrospectively examined two large groups of pediatric patients: Group I, with(More)