Cognitive impairment in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is well documented, but behavioral abnormalities are not well defined. The Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) was used to assess changes in apathy, disinhibition, and executive dysfunction in 45 patients with ALS. Results suggest a high incidence of behavioral change, most notably… (More)
This article presents an updated summary of vestibular test modifications employed at the Boys Town National Institute for Communication Disorders in Children. In addition, we report the results of vestibular evaluations of 104 full-term and premature children (47 male and 57 female) ranging in age from 3 months to 6 years, including a group of… (More)
Experienced neurologists caring for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have commented that these patients commonly exhibit similar personality features. Previous research studies on the premorbid personality characteristics of ALS patients have however not clearly substantiated this observation. In the present study, caregivers of newly… (More)
The activities of brain glutamate dehydrogenase and malate dehydrogenase were not statistically different in samples from patients with autosomal dominant olivopontocerebellar atrophy or Joseph disease compared with control subject samples. These two enzymes are thus not involved in the pathogenesis of these two separate dominantly inherited diseases.
This prospective multisite Phase III clinical trial (Miami, New York, New Jersey) investigated the long-term (one year) effects of a 10-week group cognitive-behavioral stress management/expressive supportive therapy (CBSM+) intervention on disadvantaged minority women living with AIDS. The CBSM+ intervention consisted of 10-weekly group session of stress… (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The diagnosis of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO) remains a challenging medical problem. We aimed to assess the diagnostic contribution of 18-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) for the evaluation of FUO. METHODS We performed a 4-year retrospective single-center study of… (More)
In this case study, we present two Holocaust survivors who appeared to have adapted well post-trauma, but developed severe PTSD symptomatology following the onset of neurologic illness in later life. These individuals were referred fro neuropsychological evaluations by their treating neurologists to assess their levels of cognitive functioning. We present… (More)
Macroprolactinomas will usually shrink with dopamine agonist therapy, often to within the pituitary fossa; definitive treatment with radiotherapy can then achieve eventual normalization of serum prolactin in the majority of patients. Persistent suprasellar extensions, even when relatively large, can usually be successfully decompressed by the… (More)