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Clinical and psychopathological definition of the interictal dysphoric disorder of epilepsy
Purpose: Different authors suggested the occurrence of a pleomorphic affective syndrome in patients with epilepsy named interictal dysphoric disorder (IDD). We sought to investigate whether IDDExpand
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The behavioral spectrum of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder consisting of multiple motor and one or more vocal/phonic tics. Tourette's syndrome is increasingly recognized as a commonExpand
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Slow Repetitive TMS for Drug‐resistant Epilepsy: Clinical and EEG Findings of a Placebo‐controlled Trial
Summary:  Purpose: To assess the effectiveness of slow repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as an adjunctive treatment for drug‐resistant epilepsy.
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Cortical Excitability in Cryptogenic Localization‐Related Epilepsy: Interictal Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Studies
Summary: Purpose: To assess whether single‐ and paired‐pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can measure the interictal brain excitability of medicated patients with cryptogenic localizationExpand
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Obsessionality, obsessive–compulsive disorder, and temporal lobe epilepsy
We evaluated the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and we investigated the hypothesis that obsessionality may represent a trait in TLE.Expand
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Measuring the level and content of consciousness during epileptic seizures: The Ictal Consciousness Inventory
Ictal alterations of the level of general awareness and subjective content of consciousness play a pivotal role in the clinical phenomenology of epilepsy, and reflect the pathological involvement ofExpand
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Osteopontin is increased in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Alzheimer's disease and its levels correlate with cognitive decline.
Inflammation is believed to play a role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Osteopontin (OPN) is a molecule involved in macrophage recruitment and activation and implicated in neurodegeneration. In order toExpand
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Posttraumatic Epilepsy: Neuroradiologic and Neuropsychological Assessment of Long‐term Outcome
Summary:   Purpose: We sought to detect the incidence and the risk factors of posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) in rehabilitation patients; to define the influence of PTE for late clinical and functionalExpand
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Accuracy of the ICD-9 codes for identifying TIA and stroke in an Italian automated database
The object of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) of International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9) codes 430–438 in the Sistema InformativoExpand
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Defective T cell Fas function in patients with multiple sclerosis
Background: Fas (CD95) triggers programmed cell death and is involved in shutting off the immune response. Inherited deleterious mutations hitting Fas or its signaling pathway causeExpand
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