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The authors report the case of a child with cerebral palsy and refractory epilepsy who developed nonconvulsive status epilepticus without acute medical cause treated successfully with levetiracetam. In accordance with other studies whose authors hypothesized that aggressive treatment may worsen the prognosis in elderly patients with nonconvulsive status(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is a group of genetically heterogeneous disorders characterized by progressive spasticity of the lower limbs. Mutations in the SPG4 gene, which encodes spastin protein, are responsible for up to 45% of autosomal dominant cases. OBJECTIVE To search for disease-causing mutations in a large series of Italian(More)
Breathing plays a key role in human health, especially in terms of fatigue and energy. Oxygen maximum consumption is important for lung. Lung functional performance is characterized by: its ventilator capacity, to bring air (thus O<inf>2</inf>) into alveoli, and its capacity to transfer O<inf>2</inf> and CO<inf>2</inf> into and from the pulmonary capillary(More)
The authors describe a 5-year-old girl with a neurological phenotype of 22q13 deletion syndrome (neonatal and persisting hypotonia, developmental delay, absence of language, decreased perception of pain) and minor dysmorphisms. Subtelomeric fluorescent in situ hybridization tests revealed de novo 22q13 monosomy and 2pter duplication. Numerous genetic and(More)
Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a source of interesting information if one is able to extract them according to appropriate techniques. The conditions of individual under EEG test is a key issue. In general, EEG feature extraction can be associated to other information like Electrocardiogram (ECG), ergospirometry and electromyogram (EMG). However, in some(More)
Wireless network architecture allows the implementation of fatigue measurement that was once performed in a limited and constrained way due to the use of wired connections. This paper presents measurement acquisitions by means of wireless network that allows joint acquisition of electroencephalograms, electrocardiograms and ergospirometry signals. This(More)
The interest of scientific community on brain activities and issues are well-known, especially for neuro-detection of variety of impairments that affect cerebral areas. Various techniques and methods have been using to characterize and to try to understand brain activities for many purposes. Epilepsy, one of them, is a topic of great impact in brain(More)
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting around 1 in 200 of the population. However, identifying epilepsy can be difficult because seizures tend to be relatively infrequent events and an electroencephalogram (EEG) does not always show abnormalities. The aim of this project is to develop a new methods that could improve the(More)