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This article primarily represents the contributions of two young investigators to the understanding of the neuropsychological consequences of epilepsy and its treatment. The authors have reviewed two key areas of importance: the complex relationship between cognitive dysfunction and epilepsy and the risks of cognitive dysfunction in children as a(More)
The purpose of this study was to characterize the epileptogenicity of tubers and surrounding cortex in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Three pediatric patients with TSC and intractable epilepsy underwent surgical resection of tubers associated with epileptogenic foci. In all patients, presurgical imaging revealed a prominent tuber that(More)
We describe a 39-year-old woman who had undergone bilateral lung and renal transplantation and who was admitted to the hospital with acute onset of flaccid paralysis of the left leg due to echovirus 19 infection. The patient was treated with pleconaril and intravenous immunoglobulin, which correlated with clinical and laboratory evidence of improvement.
Diagnostic tools and treatment options for epilepsy have expanded in recent years. Imaging techniques once confined to research laboratories are now routinely used for clinical purposes. Medications that were unavailable a few years ago are now first-line agents. Patients with refractory seizures push for earlier surgical intervention, consider treatment(More)
The primary aim of this study was to determine whether hippocampal asymmetries in fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on preoperative PET scans would predict post-temporal lobectomy verbal memory (VM) decline in patients with left temporal lobe epilepsy. A quantitative asymmetry index (AI) of uptake values within a hippocampal region of interest (ROI) was(More)
Preliminary studies were performed to establish whether there was kinetic heterogeneity in the metabolism of subclasses of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in the cynomolgus monkey. Previous studies of the effects of inhibition of hepatic triglyceride lipase in this species had shown an increase in the mass of lighter LDL (Sf greater than 9) and a decrease in(More)
Studies were performed to investigate the contribution of lipoprotein-associated cholesteryl ester (CE) in the monkey to circulating free cholesterol (FC). Monkey plasma was incubated with [14C]- or [3H]cholesteryl ester, and radiolabeled low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL) were isolated by ultracentrifugation. Animals(More)
Although anterograde memory deficits are well documented in patients with epilepsy, the extent to which remote memory deficits occur is less clear. This is due in part to a lack of reliable methods for assessment. The present study examined the feasibility of using the Transient News Events Test (TNET) to assess remote memory in subjects status post(More)
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