Beatriz Helena Lefèvre

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We studied 70 children who had experienced at least two seizures before age 12 years, excluding febrile seizures, neonatal seizures, or seizures occurring during a metabolic, or infectious insult to the central nervous system (CNS) and who had been seizure free for at least 2 years. Twenty children (28.5%) experienced a recurrence, 75% during antiepileptic(More)
Insomnia is one of the symptoms of inorganic mercury poisoning (IMP). The objective of this study is to analyze the chief psychological aspects in the adjustment of workers with chronic insomnia associated with IMP. For this purpose the Preventive Clinical Interview and the Ryad Simon Operational Adaptive Diagnostic Scale (Escala Diagnóstica Adaptativa(More)
Thirty patients with dementia defined by DSM-III-R criteria (Alzheimer's disease (22), vascular dementia (3), Parkinson's disease, frontal lobe dementia, possible diffuse Lewy body dementia, normal pressure hydrocephalus and uncertain diagnosis), with scores below 24 points in the Mini-Mental Status Examination and more than 4 years of education were(More)
One hundred consecutive outpatients with dementia were prospectively studied to investigate the diagnoses of dementing diseases and to correlate these diagnoses with socioeconomic status and with education. Alzheimer disease was the most common cause of dementia (54%), followed by vascular dementia (20%). Eight patients presented with potentially reversible(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of dexamethasone as an adjunctive therapy to antibiotics in children with meningococcal meningitis. METHOD A total of 81 children diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis hospitalized in sequence were studied at the University Hospital of São Paulo University, with the objective of evaluating the presence of sequelae(More)
Lafora's disease is included among the progressive myoclonic epilepsies. Despite the fact that dementia is a constant finding in this disease only a few papers have studied the timing of mental deterioration. We have performed wide neuropsychological testing in two cases early diagnosed as Lafora disease. The initial neuropsychological testing was carried(More)
Narcolepsy main symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy. Its chronic course is accompanied by psychosocial impairment added to the difficulties and side effects of stimulants and tricyclics long term use. Depressive complaints are occasionally reported. The aim of this paper was to evaluate objectively the possibility of depression in a(More)
The authors present a version of the Luria's neuropsychological investigation from an initial battery comprising all the Luria's items, and according to Christensen. It is not an standardized procedure but the investigation of each area of the brain that can be regarded as a supplement to classical neurology. Each of the areas makes a highly specific(More)