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We report on a patient with spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA 2) with an unusual clinical presentation, including severe, disabling resting and action tremor and the successful treatment of this tremor syndrome with chronic thalamic stimulation. Using [(123)I]beta-CIT single photon emission computed tomography, we document a marked degeneration of the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the causation of an insufficient clinical response to acute external stimulation after implantation of brain stimulating electrodes in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). This study represents to our knowledge the first consecutive postoperative monitoring of the electrical properties of electrodes(More)
BACKGROUND Valproate (VPA) is an antiepileptic drug with a broad spectrum of efficacy. Although usually well-tolerated, it may have side-effects of which encephalopathy is one of the most serious. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical characteristics of valproate encephalopathy (VE) in five older patients with remote symptomatic seizures treated with rapid(More)
PURPOSE Postictal psychosis is a well-known complication, occurring especially in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. It usually runs a benign course. The literature on this topic is sparse, and the underlying pathogenic mechanisms are not known. METHODS We report five patients with temporal lobe epilepsy in whom postictal psychosis developed during the(More)
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