Frances DiMario

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Periventricular heterotopia (PH) involves dramatic malformations of the human cerebral cortex. Here we show that PH is closely linked to markers in distal Xq28 (maximal two-point lod score = 4.77 for F8C at theta = 0; maximal multipoint lod score = 5.37), so that affected females are obligatory mosaics for the mutation; that PH is lethal to at least some(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine prospectively when in the course of epilepsy intractability becomes apparent. METHODS Data are from a prospective cohort of 613 children followed for a median of 9.7 years. Epilepsy syndromes were grouped: focal, idiopathic, catastrophic, and other. Intractability was defined in two ways: (1) 2 drugs failed, 1 seizure/month, on(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical usefulness of Pepsinogen A (PGA) and C (PGC), PGA/PGC ratio, gastrin, and specific IgG anti-HP antibodies (anti-HP Ab) in monitoring the effect of cure for Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection in older people. DESIGN We studied the changes in serum parameters (PGA, PGC, PGA/PGC ratio, gastrin and anti-HP Ab) in older(More)
BACKGROUND Infection from Helicobacter pylori significantly influences pepsinogen A (PGA) and C (PGC) levels in serum. Increased PGA and PGC serum levels are observed in H. pylori positive patients, while a significant decrease is observed after eradication. Little is known about the relative role of H. pylori cytotoxic strains in this phenomenon. The aim(More)
As a factor favoring relapses, noncompliance is particularly crucial to the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, and greater efforts should be made to eliminate or reduce it. To investigate the reasons for noncompliance, we performed two clinical trials involving a total of 592 patients with duodenal ulcer treated with various H 2 antagonists for 12 months.(More)
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