Bernard A. Cohen

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Pudendal nerve evoked potentials were used in orthopaedic surgical procedures involving fixation below the S1 level. Pudendal nerve stimulation was used to monitor 154 patients. Eleven patients (7.14%) had responses that were either difficult or impossible to interpret in that they were not consistently replicable. In one case (0.65%), responses were lost(More)
Dermatomal evoked potentials are being used to obtain accurate information concerning the viability of specific nerve root pathways and the quality and extent of nerve root decompression. Twelve patients with quantifiable weakness were selected and tested before, during, and after surgery. Nine patients showed dramatic intraoperative electrical improvement,(More)
The Mars rover Opportunity has explored Victoria crater, an approximately 750-meter eroded impact crater formed in sulfate-rich sedimentary rocks. Impact-related stratigraphy is preserved in the crater walls, and meteoritic debris is present near the crater rim. The size of hematite-rich concretions decreases up-section, documenting variation in the(More)
Oscillations in the beta frequency range (β-LFP) are widely distributed throughout the motor system, modulated by dopaminergic medications, and locally generated in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus (VIM). We investigated the feasibility of recording intraoperative β-LFP signals and their descriptive summary(More)
Clinical dermatology cases are presented as images and semi-structured text describing skin lesions and their relationships to disease. Metadata assignment to such cases is hampered by lack of a standardized dermatology vocabulary and facilitated methods for indexing legacy collections. In this pilot study descriptive clinical text from Dermatlas, a(More)
Sturge-Weber syndrome is a rare disorder manifesting with a facial port-wine birthmark and a vascular malformation of the brain. Infants and children present with seizures and stroke-like episodes with focal neurologic deficits. Our previous investigations revealed that growth-hormone deficiency occurs with an increased prevalence in Sturge-Weber syndrome,(More)
In this review, we recommend means to enhance the evidence-base for intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM). We address two preliminary issues: (1) whether IONM should be evaluated as a diagnostic test or an intervention, and (2) the state of the evidence for IONM (as presented in systematic reviews, for example). Three reasons may be suggested(More)
Incontinentia pigmenti is an X-linked dominant disorder resulting from a mutation of IKBKG. This disorder has a classic dermatologic presentation, but neurologic involvement, with seizures and cortical infarction, can arise shortly after birth. There are no specific therapies available for the manifestations of incontinentia pigmenti. Here, we describe the(More)