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PURPOSE While the literature on infantile epilepsies with minor and major seizures is extensive, little consideration has been given to infantile epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) alone. The aim of the present study was to analyze the data of a large group of patients and their families to obtain further insight into the clinical(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to investigate the expression of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 in human choroidal neovascular membranes. METHODS Paraffin-embedded sections of choroidal neovascular membranes excised from 16 patients with wet age-related macular degeneration were used for this study. Sections were subjected to immunohistochemistry using a(More)
We have shown previously that low density lipoproteins (LDL) suppressed the synthesis of lactosylceramide in normal human proximal tubular cells, but stimulated such synthesis in proximal tubular cells from LDL receptor negative subjects (Chatterjee, S., Clarke, K., and Kwiterovich, P.O., Jr. (1986) J. Biol. Chem. 261, 13474-13479). To understand the(More)
During the study period, 10,675 human ophthalmic specimens were received at The Henry C. Witelson Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory and Registry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Of those, 271 were conjunctival lesions (2.5%), with 101 being classified as melanocytic: 50 (49.5%) nevi, 36 (35.6%) primary acquired melanoses, and 15 (14.9%) melanomas. After(More)
AIM The study analyses the short- and long-term clinical results in 112 patients with total or partial edentulia of the jaw undergoing oral implantology in order to assess the type of surgical complications. METHODS A total of 327 implants were inserted with an internal hexagonal screw, a diameter of between 3.25 and 5.5 mm and between 11 and 15 mm long.(More)
The activity of a galactosyltransferase (GalT-2) that catalyzes the transfer of galactose from uridinediphosphogalactose to glucosylceramide in cultured normal human proximal tubular (PT) cells was characterized with respect to substrate saturation and metal ion requirements. Using a membrane-bound enzyme source, optimum activity was obtained in the(More)
Familial and twin studies have shown that the individual variability of the normal human electroencephalogram (EEG) is largely genetically determined. In epileptology, these genetic parameters of the EEG background activity are almost totally neglected. The aim of the present study has been to investigate whether a special genetic type of background(More)
The classical manifestations of Behçet disease are mouth ana genital ulcers, cutaneous lesions ana ocular involvement. The central nervous system is affected in 5 to 59% of the cases, usually in the form of meningoencephalitis or sinus venous thrombosis. We report a 17-year-old femóle presenting with a two weeks history of progressive headache, nausea and(More)
The authors discuss the indications for fibrin glue utilization in the sclerosing treatment of angiomas, with particular reference to cavernous and venous angiomas. The sclerosing agent may be employed in connection with embolization and subsequent surgery. The authors have successfully used the interstitial sclerosing technique to obtain the sclerosis of(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the clinical features in patients with presumed ocular tuberculosis (TB) and determine prognostic factors of visual outcomes and complications in this disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective case series of 35 patients (29 females, 6 males) with presumed ocular TB from referral centers in Chile and Spain between 2002 and 2012.(More)