Corey E. Goldsmith

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PURPOSE To describe the clinical outcomes of a compulsory switch from branded to generic levetiracetam (LEV) among people with epilepsy (PWE) in an outpatient setting. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of 760 unduplicated consecutive adult patients attending a tertiary care epilepsy clinic at Ben Taub General Hospital. On November 1, 2008(More)
The term ‘‘osmotic demyelination syndrome’’ (ODS) encompasses central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) and extrapontine myelinolysis (EPM), which often results from rapid correction of an osmolar abnormality [1]. Currently, there is no established treatment for ODS, and supportive care is the mainstay of therapy. In recent times, few case reports have highlighted(More)
Infarctions of the corpus callosum are rare. The clinical picture varies from an acute onset to slow evolving symptoms, frequently with poor localizing signs; however, the location of the infarct in the callosum often correlates with a specific etiology. We describe three patients with varying degrees of callosal infarction, each corresponding to a(More)
OBJECTIVES The involvement of the peripheral nervous system by anti-CV2/CRMP5 paraneoplastic antibodies is typically encountered as a mixed sensorimotor polyneuropathy. We report a fatal case of severe chronic progressive axonal polyradiculoneuropathy in association with this antibody. METHODS Review of the patient's chart, nerve(More)
The purpose of this paper is to report on the development and feasibility of the longitudinal version of MINDSET, a clinical tool to assist patients and health-care providers in epilepsy self-management. A previous study described the feasibility of using MINDSET to identify and prioritize self-management issues during a clinic visit. This paper describes(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) or scleroderma is a connective tissue disease with a diverse array of clinical manifestations secondary to underlying fibrosis and autoimmunity. Central nervous system (CNS) impairment is uncommon in SSc. Here we report the fourth known patient with CNS vasculitis caused by SSc. In each previous report, the patient was a middle-aged(More)
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