OBJECT The authors compared the effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the globus pallidus internus (GPi) with those in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) in whom electrodes had been bilaterally implanted in both targets. METHODS Eight of 14 patients with advanced PD in whom electrodes had been implanted bilaterally… (More)
In Parkinson's disease, the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is a common target for functional neurosurgery. Recent investigations have suggested that physiological non-motor stimuli may dramatically alter STN firing properties. By maintaining long-lasting micro-recordings of STN single units in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, here we show that the neurons that… (More)
The CO(2) laser has been used extensively in dermatological surgery over the past 30 years and is now recognised as the gold standard for soft tissue vaporization. Considering that the continuous wave CO(2) laser delivery system and the newer "superpulsed" and scanned CO(2) systems have progressively changed our practice and patient satisfaction, a long… (More)
Tattoo is going to be a very common practice especially among young people and we are witnessing a gradual increase of numerous potential complications to tattoo placement which are often seen by physicians, but generally unknown to the public. The most common skin reactions to tattoo include a transient acute inflammatory reaction due to trauma of the skin… (More)
Flash-lamp pulsed-dye laser (FPDL) is a nonablative technology, typically used in vascular malformation therapy due to its specificity for hemoglobin. FPDL treatments were performed in a large group of patients with persistent and/or recalcitrant different dermatological lesions with cutaneous microvessel involvement. In particular, 149 patients (73 males… (More)
We report 3 cases of AIDS complicated by muscular disease: 2 with acute polymyositis and 1 with severe noninflammatory myopathy. Tests for an alternative infectious etiology were negative. HIV may well have a tropism for muscle tissue.