Angel Berbel-Garcia

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Mitochondrial encephalomyopathies encompass a group of disorders that have impaired oxidative metabolism in skeletal muscles and central nervous system. Many compounds have been used in clinical trials on mitochondrial diseases, but the outcomes have been variable. It remains controversial whether treatment of mitochondrial diseases with coenzyme Q 10 is(More)
INTRODUCTION Hypnic headache is a condition characterized by nocturnal episodes of headache which periodically waken the sleeping patient. They usually occur in persons over 55 years of age and are thought to be due to some type of disturbance of biological rhythm. CLINICAL CASE A 70 year old woman, with no relevant past history, complained that during(More)
MATERIAL AND METHODS We describe clinical, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in a patient with general paresis. MRI demonstrated cortical-subcortical atrophy and broad-coalescent high-intensity T2 lesions in right frontotemporal lobes. RESULTS After intravenous penicillin therapy, the size of these lesions diminished(More)
BACKGROUND Ophthalmoplegic migraine is a rare syndrome in which episodic headaches are associated with ophthalmoplegia. Several recent reports emphasize the possibility, especially in atypical cases, of a heterogeneous type of ophthalmoplegic migraine. METHODS We describe the case of an 18-year-old woman with recurrent episodic headache accompanied by(More)
INTRODUCTION In the adult, hypoglycaemia is documented as a consequence of overdose of insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents. Neonatal hypoglycaemia is common but rarely symptomatic due to protective mechanisms. Very few reports on hypoglycaemic injury are available in adults and most of them in patients with poor outcome. CASE REPORT Woman, 45 years old.(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute arsenic toxicity is a multisystemic disease with pleural and pericardial effusions, gastrointestinal symptoms and pancytopenia. The most frequent neurological complication of inorganic arsenic intoxication is a distal symmetrical polyneuropathy. CASE REPORT We report here a patient who developed a systemic illness followed with severe(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurologic practice and care have been modified in many important ways during the past ten years, to adapt to the explosion of new information and new technology. Students, residents and practicing physicians have been continuing programs to a model that focuses almost exclusively on the applications to neurologic disorders of the new knowledge(More)
INTRODUCTION Apraxia of eyelid closure (AEC) is an infrequent disorder that is characterised by the inability to close the eyelids on command, although spontaneous blinking and reflex shutting of the eyes is preserved. Very few cases of unilateral AEC have been reported and no long-term follow-ups have been carried out. We report the case of a patient with(More)
AIMS To analyse the validity of a set of neuropsychological and functional tests, and to study their value in detecting and diagnosing dementia through a pilot study. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 131 subjects (101 controls and 30 with dementia) were evaluated using a comprehensive neuropsychological and functional battery. Validity analyses were(More)