César Fustamante Torres

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Five familial cases (in two families) and one sporadic case of a new congenital myasthenic syndrome were investigated. Symptoms arise in infancy or later life. Typically, one finds selective involvement of cervical, scapular, and finger extensor muscles, ophthalmoparesis, and variable involvement of other muscles. There is a repetitive muscle action(More)
An electrically calibrated, isometric hand dynamometer was used to quantitate maximum voluntary contraction (MVC(, relaxation time and fatigue time (at 50% MVC) in 18 normal and 10 myotonic dystrophy subjects. Precise measurements of MVC and fatigue time were obtained in normals and myotonic dystrophy patients. Relaxation times were markedly prolonged and(More)
We report the cases of eight children with histologic findings in the muscle of congenital fiber-type disproportion myopathy. Five had severe muscle weakness at birth; three of them died at 6 months, 18 months, and 6.5 years of age, respectively, and the other two are ventilator dependent and need total care at 2.5 and 4 years of age. The five children with(More)
Although acetazolamide usually prevents paralytic attacks in hypokalemic periodic paralysis, not all patients benefit from this treatment. We studied a father and two sons in whom attack frequency and severity increased on acetazolamide. Administration of triamterene virtually abolished attacks in three separate single-blind trials totaling more than 12(More)
The clinical and electrodiagnostic findings before and during 6 years of therapy are reported in a 59-year-old man with severe hypothyroidism. He had severe sensory neuropathy, carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes, mild motor neuropathy and moderately severe myopathy. The sensory signs and symptoms disappeared in the 3rd and 4th years of treatment,(More)
We describe the distribution, progression, and resolution of muscle weakness, wasting, and hypotonia in three infants with rickets due to different causes. Progressive muscle weakness affecting preferentially the proximal muscles of the legs and failure to gain weight were the presenting symptoms. The skeletal signs appeared later in the course of the(More)
  • Jaime López Calle, Rommel Arbulú Zuazo, Ronald Pascual Valverde, Walter Colunga Cáceres, Katya Chávez Barboza, César Fustamante Torres +1 other
  • 2016
Background: Intraventricular cerebral aneurysms are uncommon brain vascular disease in general population. The previous reported cases point with more frequency to Moyamoya disease as the main factor to originate aneurysms in the choroidal arteries. Those related to an AVM are even rarer and only two cases have been previously reported. Aim: To discuss the(More)
Alkylglycerols (AKGs), isolated or present in shark liver oil have anti-inflammatory properties. Complement 3 (C3) and 4 (C4) participate in lipid metabolism and in obesity, contributing to the metabolic syndrome and to the low-grade inflammation associated with obesity. In a randomized, controlled, crossover study, 26 non-diabetes obese individuals were(More)
Three children with profound mental retardation and intractable seizures died at ages 10 months, 3 years, and 7 years, respectively. Complete examination of their brains showed generalized cortical dysplasia, without any major malformation of the external gyral pattern. The neuropathologic features of cortical dysplasia include abnormally thickened cortex(More)