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The effect of amitriptyline on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis activity was compared with that of fluvoxamine in 38 patients suffering from DMS-IV major depressive disorder. Basal plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol levels were determined in the so-called "observation window" of an hour (08:00-09:00 h), and cortisol levels were(More)
The characteristics of multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions on diffusion-weighted sequences and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping at the very early phase of symptoms have not been clearly described. We report the case of a young woman who presented with a sudden pseudostroke form of MS resulting in hemiplegia and sudden aphasia. MR imaging showed a(More)
OBJECTIVE Stroke symptoms in right hemispheric stroke tend to be underestimated in clinical assessment scales, resulting in greater infarct volumes in right as compared to left hemispheric strokes despite similar clinical stroke severity. We hypothesized that patients with right hemispheric nonlacunar stroke are at higher risk for secondary intracerebral(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hydrocephalus is a frequent and potentially serious complication of neurocysticercosis. Its treatment often requires ventricular shunting. The complication rate is high due to obstruction or material infection, which may justify endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). OBSERVATION We report a case of obstructive hydrocephalus in a(More)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) often presents with paresthesias and dysesthesisas. We have investigated the prevalence and clinical features of RLS in a cohort of patients referred for clinical suspicion of peripheral neuropathy (PN). Sixty-four patients with sensory symptoms, and 101 age-matched controls were prospectively evaluated for RLS, PN and causes of(More)
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