Ana Luisa Velasco

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OBJECTIVE To present a review of evidence for an inhibitory thalamo-orbitofrontal system related to physiopathology of major depression disorders (MDDs) and to postulate that interfering with hyperactivity of the thalamo-orbitofrontal system by means of chronic high-frequency electrical stimulation of its main fiber connection, the inferior thalamic(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of electrical stimulation of the hippocampus in a long-term follow-up study, as well as its impact on memory performance in the treatment of patients with refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS Nine patients were included. All had refractory partial complex seizures, some with secondary(More)
OBJECT In this study the authors used a double-blind protocol to assess the efficacy of motor cortex stimulation (MCS) for treating neuropathic pain. METHODS Eleven patients with unilateral neuropathic pain (visual analog scale [VAS] score 8-10) of different origins and topography were selected for MCS. A 20-contact grid was implanted through a craniotomy(More)
We report two cases of chronic therapeutic stimulation of epileptic foci localized in motor areas. Case 1 is an adolescent with supplementary motor area seizures whose intracranial recordings showed a right SMA focus. Case 2 is a female teenager with primary motor seizures originating in the right motor cortex in the hand area as shown by her intracranial(More)
  • Fiacro Jiménez-Ponce, Francisco Velasco-Campos, Guillermo Castro-Farfán, Humberto Nicolini, Ana Luisa Velasco, Rafael Salín-Pascual +2 others
  • 2009
OBJECTIVE Deep brain stimulation has been used in the treatment of refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Our principal objective was to determine the safety and effectiveness of deep brain stimulation of the inferior thalamic peduncle in the treatment of refractory OCD. METHODS An open protocol was performed from March 2003 to April 2007 in 5(More)
Mu opioid receptors (MOR) are known to be involved in seizure activity. The main goal of the present study was to characterize the MOR mRNA expression, binding, as well as G protein activation mediated by these receptors in epileptic hippocampus of patients with pharmacoresistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). In contrast with autopsy samples,(More)
MRI and electrophysiological techniques to localize the primary motor cortex (MC) were performed on patients considered for MC stimulation for the treatment of deafferentation pain. The representation and trajectory of the rolandic fissure (RF) were accurately localized by external cranial landmarks and radiopaque fiducials superimposed on oblique MRI(More)
Experiments were designed to evaluate the tissue content of tele-methylhistamine (t-MeHA) and histamine as well as H3 receptor (H3 Rs) binding and activation of the heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide binding αi/o proteins (Gαi/o) coupled to these receptors in the hippocampus and temporal neocortex of patients (n = 10) with pharmacoresistant mesial temporal(More)
OBJECTIVE To better define prelemniscal radiations (Raprl) as a target for the control of tremor and rigidity in Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS A total of 36 deep brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes were stereotactically implanted in Raprl contralateral to the extremities to be treated. Effects on symptoms were evaluated using UPDRS-III before and after(More)