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The aim of the study was to assess sleep-wake habits and disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in an unselected outpatient epilepsy population. Sleep-wake habits and presence of sleep disorders were assessed by means of a clinical interview and a standard questionnaire in 100 consecutive patients with epilepsy and 90 controls. The questionnaire(More)
A reduced order modeling method based on a system description in terms of orthonormal Laguerre functions, together with a Krylov subspace decomposition technique is presented. The link with Padé approximation, the block Arnoldi process and singular value decomposition (SVD) leads to a simple and stable implementation of the algorithm. Novel features of the(More)
Clinical scores represent the gold standard in characterizing the clinical condition of patients in vegetative or minimally conscious state. However, they suffer from problems of sensitivity, specificity, subjectivity and inter-rater reliability. In this feasibility study, objective measures including physiological and neurophysiological signals are used to(More)
A new model order reduction technique is presented which preserves passivity and non-expansivity. It is a projection-based method which exploits the solution of linear matrix inequalities to generate a descriptor state space format which preserves positive-realness and bounded-realness. In the case of both non-singular and singular systems, solving the(More)