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BACKGROUND Few interventions have been successful in improving gait dysfunction in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) has demonstrated positive results on gait performance in other neurologically impaired populations. OBJECTIVE To measure the effects of RAS on quantitative walking parameters in ambulatory patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the work described here was to characterize quality of life (QOL) and its determinants in a large cohort of adult patients with epilepsy. METHODS Validated measures reflecting disease severity and psychosocial functioning were electronically collected on all outpatients seen during 2009. Multivariate regression adjusting for repeated(More)
The incidence of epilepsy is high in older individuals. However, epilepsy in the elderly may be underdiagnosed and undertreated because of diagnostic difficulties. The main goal of this study was to determine whether seizure semiology differs between older and younger adults with epilepsy in the outpatient setting. Fifty patients with focal epilepsy aged 55(More)
We show that the one loop amplitudes of open and closed string theory in a constant background two-form tensor field are characterized by an effective string tension larger than the fundamental string tension, and by the appearance of antisymmetric and symmetric noncom-mutativity parameters. We derive the form of the phase functions normalizing planar and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patients with neocortical epilepsy show evidence for increased excitability measured by cortico-cortical evoked potentials (CCEPs) in ictal-onset regions. METHODS In patients undergoing intracranial recordings with subdural electrodes for epilepsy surgery, we measured amplitudes, latencies, and stimulus thresholds of CCEPs(More)
OBJECTIVE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of meningiomas is associated with posttreatment peritumoral edema (PTE). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of post-SRS PTE for intracranial meningiomas. METHODS A total of 163 patients with 182 meningiomas treated with SRS were retrospectively reviewed. Tumors were divided(More)
OBJECTIVE Positive results have been reported with melodic intonation therapy (MIT) in nonfluent aphasia patients with damage to their left-brain speech processes, using the patient's intact ability to sing to promote functional language. This pilot study sought to determine the immediate effects of introducing modified melodic intonation therapy (MMIT), a(More)
The utility of [(18)F]WC-4-116, a PET tracer for imaging caspase-3 activation, was evaluated in an animal model of myocardial apoptosis. [(18)F]WC-4-116 was injected into rats at 3 hours after a 30 min period of ischemia induced by temporary occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery in Sprague-Dawley rats. [(18)F]WC-4-116 uptake was(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether resting myocardial deformation and rotation may be altered in diabetic patients with significant epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD) with normal left ventricular ejection fraction. DESIGN A prospective observational study. SETTING Diagnosis of epicardial CAD in patients with diabetes. (More)