Angelo R. dela Cruz

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Eight men with complex partial seizures who had frequent focal interictal epileptiform discharges (FIEDs) during routine EEGs were selected for all-night EEG recording before, and after 36 h of sleep deprivation. After sleep deprivation 6 of 8 patients showed increased FIEDs. The pooled mean number of FIEDs was greatest during light non-REM stages of sleep,(More)
Methotrexate (MTX) is considered the main agent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Neurotoxicity is often mild, but severe encephalopathy can develop, especially with intrathecal or intravenous administration. In rare cases, this syndrome has been observed in patients on long-term low-dose oral administration. A 68-year-old male was diagnosed(More)
Real-time wireless video transmission systems must consider both error resiliency and low complexity. However, most error resilient features of recent video coding standards tend to increase computational complexity of the encoder. In this paper, we propose a low complexity error resilient joint source-channel adaptive intra-refresh rate scheme where the(More)
Head-tilt maneuver assists with achieving airway patency during resuscitation. However, the relationship between angle of head-tilt and airway patency has not been defined. Our objective was to define an optimal head-tilt position for airway patency in neonates (age: 0-28 days) and young infants (age: 29 days-4 months). We performed a retrospective study of(More)
PURPOSE Neonates and infants frequently undergo MRI examinations of the brain or head and neck in spontaneous respiration. This study aims to evaluate the patency of the upper airway and associated risk factors in spontaneously breathing neonates and infants undergoing MRI of head and neck. METHODS Airway patency was assessed on sagittal and axial MRI(More)
Intra-refresh in video coding is an efficient error control tool of video encoder in minimizing error propagation caused by unreliable network. However, when channel becomes reliable, intra-coded macroblocks (MBs) tend to increase quantization distortion. In this paper, we propose a method of adaptive intra-refresh rate (AIRR) by obtaining the optimum(More)
We compared the nocturnal plasma prolactin (PRL) and beta-endorphin (B-E) concentrations prior to and after sleep deprivation (SD) in eight epileptic patients with complex partial seizures. After the period of SD (1) the mean number of interictal epileptiform discharges and the mean plasma PRL levels showed a significant rise during light non-REM stages of(More)
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