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OBJECTIVE The goal of the study described here was to evaluate interictal heart rate variability (HRV) in young patients with epilepsy, a patient population in whom sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is known to be more common. METHODS Twenty-four-hour ambulatory ECG Holter recordings of 37 patients (15-40 years old) and 32 healthy controls were(More)
We aimed to investigate the effects of topiramate monotherapy on anthropometric indexes, insulin resistance, and serum leptin and lipid levels in 33 premenopausal women (mean age+/-standard deviation: 26.7+/-7.1years) with cryptogenic epilepsy. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and serum leptin, insulin and lipid levels were measured at baseline(More)
Musicogenic epilepsy has a strong correlation with the temporal lobe with a right-sided preponderance. We report the case of a 48-year-old woman whose seizures began at the age of 32 years. Her prenatal, natal and childhood histories were unremarkable and her family history was negative for epilepsy. She had typical complex partial seizures with chewing(More)
The aim of this study was to elucidate the chronic effects of tobacco smoking on the P300, a neurophysiological index of cognitive function. Prospective study participants were recruited from a family medicine polyclinic. We selected 32 right-handed smokers who had smoked more than 15 cigarettes per day, by inhalation, for more than 2 years. The control(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the cardiac repolarization indices in terms of QT intervals in patients with well-controlled partial epilepsy. METHODS Seventy-six adult patients with well-controlled partial epilepsy and 66 healthy controls were enrolled into the study. 12-Lead ECGs were obtained from all participants. Corrected QT (QTc) intervals including maximum(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of chronic high dose sumatriptan and dipyrone treatment on central serotonergic system in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats (seven per group) were daily injected with sumatriptan (3 mg/kg), dipyrone (400 mg/kg) or saline for 30 days. The brains of animals were surgically removed and(More)
Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the best method of evaluating carotid cavernous fistulas (CCF). DSA, however, has the disadvantage of being an invasive procedure. Computerized tomography (CT) angiography which is noninvasive, have been shown to provide more information about the size and location of fistulas. As a new method, Bone-Subtraction CT(More)
Multiple painful sensory mononeuropathies (MPSM), a novel pattern of sarcoid neuropathy Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease with the potential to affect many different organ systems. Approximately 5% of patients with systemic sarcoidosis have neurological involvement. 1 Peripheral neuropathy occurs in up to 20% of these patients and is usually(More)
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