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Previous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies examined neural activity responses to emotive stimuli in healthy individuals after acute/subacute administration of antidepressants. We now report the effects of repeated use of the antidepressant clomipramine on fMRI data acquired during presentation of emotion-provoking and neutral stimuli on(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to describe the pattern of ventriculostomy-related infection (VRI) development using a dynamic approach. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective longitudinal study. METHODS We analyzed the files of 449 neurosurgical patients who underwent placement of external ventricular drain (EVD). During the study period, CSF sampling was performed on a(More)
Controlled hypotension is a safe and convenient means of allowing a surgeon to perform intracranial aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and vascular tumor surgery. The mean arterial pressure between 40 and 60 mmHg induces diminished pulsatile arterial pressure, thus preventing rupture of these abnormal vasculatures. It is still possible to maintain(More)
BACKGROUND Our aim was to assess the occurrence of secondary insults (SIs) or adverse events (AEs) during intrahospital transport (IHT) of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients for head computed tomography (CT) scanning. METHODS A prospective study based on severe TBI patients admitted from June 2011 through June 2013 in a level I trauma center.(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) penetration of vancomycin through the blood-brain barrier is poor but important inflammation improved it. Hence, vancomycin is recommended for the treatment of community meningitis. However, what about mild inflammatory health care-associated meningitis? The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of vancomycin(More)
Diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection is difficult. Growing evidence links this pattern to biofilm-associated infections (BAI). Biofilm may explain the indolent development of the infection, and the poor efficiency of traditional microbiologic methods. We report the case of a patient admitted for hydrocephalus associated to CSF shunt(More)
BACKGROUND The use of proteasome inhibitors like Bortezomib to treat multiple myeloma has been associated with increased rates of opportunistic infections, including Nocardia, especially when lymphopenia is present. The prevalence or association of such infections with newer agents like Carfilzomib is not known. CASE REPORT A 71-year-old man with multiple(More)
Ventriculostomy-related infection (VRI) is a serious complication of external ventricular drain (EVD) but its natural history is poorly studied. We prospectively tracked the bacteria pathways from skin towards ventricles to identify the infectious process resulting in ventriculostomy-related colonization (VRC), and VRI. We systematically sampled(More)
A novel X-chromosome linked phenotype is reported. Three affected males had learning disability in early childhood and subsequently developed progressive ataxia, dystonia, and spasticity with death at ages 9, 14 and 19 years. Two female obligate carriers had learning difficulties with psychosis in one case. A third, possible carrier had learning(More)
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