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OBJECTIVE Given recent reports about the off-label use of modafinil as an adjuvant for the treatment of antipsychotic-associated sedation in schizophrenia patients and the recent interest in its putative cognitive-enhancing effects in this population, we present a systematic review of available data on trials of modafinil as an adjuvant in the treatment of(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors surveyed Psychiatry Residency Training Directors' (RTDs') attitudes about the role and feasibility of international rotations during residency training. METHOD A 21-question survey was electronically distributed that explored RTDs' beliefs about the value, use, and availability of international clinical and research experiences(More)
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), an obstruction in the normal flow of CSF through the subarachnoid space, typically presents with a classic “triad” of cognitive impairment, a gait disturbance, and urinary incontinence (1). The etiology of NPH includes subarachnoid spaceoccupying lesion or hemorrhage, chronic meningoencephalitis, changes following acute(More)
We discuss the case of a 35-year-old woman who presented with thought impoverishment, disorganized behavior, and echolalia. The patient's condition progressed to treatment-refractory catatonia. She was started on oral Coenzyme Q10 after magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed findings consistent with drug-induced leukoencephalopathy (DIL). Following(More)
Not enough research efforts on depression have been carried out up to now in Latin America. The knowledge that has resulted from research activities in the United States or Europe offers limited generalizability to other regions of the world, including Latin America. In the Andean highlands of Ecuador, we found very high rates of moderate and severe(More)
Not enough research has been carried out on depression up to now in Latin America. The knowledge that has resulted from research activities in the USA or Europe offers limited generalizability to other regions of the world, including Latin America. In the Andean highlands of Ecuador, we found very high rates of moderate and severe depressive symptoms, a(More)
OBJECTIVES Not all patients referred for evaluation of multiple sclerosis (MS) meet criteria required for MS or related entities. Identification of markers to exclude demyelinating disease may help detect patients whose presenting symptoms are inconsistent with MS. In this study, we evaluate whether patients who present a self-prepared list of symptoms(More)
Aicardi syndrome (AS) is characterized by the triad of agenesis of the corpus callosum, infantile spasms, and chorio-retinal lacunae. AS patients often exhibit multiple seizures types, which are typically pharmacoresistant. We present the case of a 6 year-old girl with likely AS, developmental delays, and medically refractory epilepsy who was found to have(More)
We discuss the case of a patient with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), developed after treatment with Natalizumab for 42 months for relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). Imaging was consistent with wide-spread PML with features that portended a high risk of development of Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome (IRIS). After(More)
BACKGROUND There is a paucity of literature regarding the effect of antipsychotics on absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of patients with benign neutropenia (BN). We evaluated the change in ANC after atypical antipsychotic prescription (excluding clozapine) in a retrospective cohort of 22 patients with BN. METHODS/PROCEDURES Records of all patients with BN(More)