Craig Grason Carroll

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A 30-year-old man developed unexplained rhabdomyolysis, persistently increased creatine kinase and severe debilitating muscle cramps. After a nondiagnostic neurologic evaluation, he was referred for a muscle biopsy, to include histology/histochemistry, a myoglobinuria panel, and a caffeine halothane contracture test. Only the caffeine halothane contracture(More)
Acquired focal dystonia is often precipitated by minor local traumatic injury, resulting in severe pain and disability. An active duty soldier with shoulder dystonia, after a fall, that responded partially to botulinum toxin A is described. Post-traumatic dystonia as a neurological illness is discussed, with emphasis on mechanisms, precipitating causes,(More)
Patients presenting with multiple cranial neuropathies are not uncommon in neurologic clinical practice. The evaluation of these patients can often be overwhelming due to the vast and complicated etiologies as well as the potential for devastating neurologic outcomes. Dysfunction of the cranial nerves can occur anywhere in their course from intrinsic(More)
We report a case of postpericardiotomy myasthenia gravis. A 68-year-old male patient without prior history of neuromuscular or autoimmune disorders presented with respiratory failure and severe left ventricular dysfunction four weeks after mitral valve replacement. Markedly elevated acetylcholine receptor antibodies were noted, and the patient responded(More)
INTRODUCTION The inter-rater variability in determination of ulnar nerve conduction across the elbow compromises test accuracy. The extent of this variability is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine and compare inter-rater reliability of variables derived from 2 different ulnar nerve conduction studies (NCSs) across the elbow. METHODS Two(More)
INTRODUCTION Peripheral nerve injuries (PNI) sustained in combat are typically severe and are frequently associated with marked soft tissue damage, anatomic distortion, and retained metallic fragments. These features complicate clinical and electrodiagnostic assessment and may preclude MRI. METHODS We describe 4 cases of military personnel who sustained(More)
Over the past several decades, the neural mechanisms underlying REM sleep have become increasingly understood. A more detailed understanding of the respective roles of the pontine nuclei in the generation of REM sleep and its related phenomenon has allowed for the recognition of specific effects that brainstem lesions have on sleep. In humans, however, the(More)
A 23-year-old, previously healthy, deployed U.S. soldier presented with bilateral temporal lobe seizures recalcitrant to multiple antiepileptic drugs and anti-seizure anaesthetic agents. He received methylprednisolone, intravenous immunoglobulins, plasma exchange, and rituximab for presumed autoimmune encephalitis before achieving seizure freedom. Six weeks(More)
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