David J. Anschel

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the modulatory effect of a subthreshold low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) train on motor cortex excitability. METHODS The study consisted of two separate experiments. Subjects received a 10 min long subthreshold 1 Hz rTMS train. In the first experiment, (single pulse paradigm), cortical excitability(More)
BACKGROUND Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is an emerging non-invasive neuromodulation therapy in epilepsy with conflicting results in terms of efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVE Review the literature about the efficacy and safety of tDCS in epilepsy in humans and animals. METHODS We searched studies in PubMed, MedLine, Scopus, Web of Science(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the reliability and usefulness of intraoperative monitoring of the abducens nerve during extended endonasal endoscopic skull base tumor resection. METHODS We performed abducens nerve intraoperative monitoring in 8 patients with giant clival lesions recording with needle electrodes sutured directly into the lateral rectus muscles of(More)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive technique that uses the principle of electromagnetic induction to generate currents in the brain via pulsed magnetic fields. The magnitude of such induced currents is unknown. In this study we measured the TMS induced current densities in a patient with implanted depth electrodes for epilepsy(More)
Phosphene sensation is commonly used to measure cortical excitability during transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the occipital cortex. However, some individuals lack this perception, and the reason for it is still unknown. In this work, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect brain activation during local TMS of the occipital(More)
BACKGROUND Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been evaluated in medication refractory epilepsy patients. The results have been inconclusive and protocols have varied between studies. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of two protocols of tDCS in adult patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and hippocampal sclerosis(More)
Radiosurgery is an emerging therapeutic approach for the treatment of medically intractable epileptogenic foci. A favourable seizure outcome was first reported in studies of the effects of radiosurgery in the treatment of arteriovenous malformations and tumours. Radiosurgery has since been applied to the treatment of complex partial seizures with(More)
Studies have shown that x-rays delivered as arrays of parallel microplanar beams (microbeams), 25- to 90-microm thick and spaced 100-300 microm on-center, respectively, spare normal tissues including the central nervous system (CNS) and preferentially damage tumors. However, such thin microbeams can only be produced by synchrotron sources and have other(More)
Prophylactic drug injection directly onto a seizure focus has the potential to improve seizure control with fewer side effects than is produced by systemic therapy. Using a dose-response model, we evaluated the effectiveness of adenosine application for focal seizure prophylaxis in 12 rats. Total spikes and electroencephalographic ictal events were reduced(More)