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OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE The present report explored the effect of electrical stimulation on the inferior thalamic peduncle in a patient with resistant major depression disorder (MDD). CLINICAL PRESENTATION This report refers to a 49-year-old woman with a history of recurrent episodes of major depression for 20 years (12 episodes and 2 hospitalizations),(More)
This paper describes a new discretization algorithm, called Ameva, which is designed to work with supervised learning algorithms. Ameva maximizes a contingency coefficient based on Chi-square statistics and generates a potentially minimal number of discrete intervals. Its most important advantage, in contrast with several existing discretization algorithms,(More)
RATIONALE Organisms frequently make effort-related decisions based upon assessments of motivational value and response costs. Energy-related dysfunctions such as psychomotor slowing and apathy are critically involved in some clinical syndromes. Dopamine (DA), particularly in the nucleus accumbens, regulates effort-related processes. Dopamine antagonism and(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a review of evidence for an inhibitory thalamo-orbitofrontal system related to physiopathology of major depression disorders (MDDs) and to postulate that interfering with hyperactivity of the thalamo-orbitofrontal system by means of chronic high-frequency electrical stimulation of its main fiber connection, the inferior thalamic(More)
  • Francisco Velasco, José D Carrillo-Ruiz, Guillermo Castro, Carlos Argüelles, Ana L Velasco, Alicia Kassian +1 other
  • 2009
Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) is useful to treat patients with neuropathic pain syndromes, unresponsive to medical treatment. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a segmentary disease treated successfully by spinal cord stimulation (SCS). However, CRPS often affects large body segments difficult to cover by SCS. This study analyzed the MCS efficacy in(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of electrical stimulation of the hippocampus in a long-term follow-up study, as well as its impact on memory performance in the treatment of patients with refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS Nine patients were included. All had refractory partial complex seizures, some with secondary(More)
This paper reviews the goals of the Domoweb project and the solutions adopted to achieve them. As a result we enjoy a great support to develop smart home techniques and solutions. As a consequence of the acquired experiences a Smart home model is proposed as a division of four main categories. In relation with the smart home model, we show the essential(More)
Support Vector Machine (SVM) theory was originally developed on the basis of a linearly separable binary classification problem, and other approaches have been later introduced for this problem. In this paper it is demonstrated that all these approaches admit the same dual problem formulation in the linearly separable case and that all the solutions are(More)