Freezing of gait (FOG) is a common motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD), which presents itself as an inability to initiate or continue gait. This paper presents a method to monitor FOG episodes based only on acceleration measurements obtained from a waist-worn device. Three approximations of this method are tested. Initially, FOG is directly detected… (More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the presence of vestibulo-ocular arreflexia in patients with Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), which can easily be diagnosed at the bedside. METHODS Seven patients with MJD from five unrelated families and 11 patients with sporadic or hereditary cerebellar ataxia other than MJD underwent a detailed neuro-otological and oculomotor… (More)
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome is an uncommon disorder of uncertain etiology. Different therapeutic regimens have been attempted but with limited success. We report a 24-year-old woman with recurrent facial and lip swelling, lingua plicata, and peripheral facial-nerve palsy who benefited from a short course of high-dose i.v. methylprednisolone.
The "man-in-the-barrel" syndrome is a descriptive term that was used in the past for patients with complete flaccid paralysis of the upper extremities caused by symmetric "watershed" brain infarction after cardiovascular arrest or cardiac surgery. However, it is now evident that this syndrome can occur in acute and chronic diseases of the upper and lower… (More)
AIM To explore the epileptogenic potential of a newly introduced police car flash light device (930 Heliobe Lightbar). METHODS A 930 Heliobe Lightbar was installed in the EEG laboratory. Thirty patients with known epilepsy, 30 subjects with chronic headache who were otherwise healthy and 15 healthy volunteers were examined. RESULTS All the subjects… (More)
AIM To explore the epileptogenic potential of a newly introduced police car flash light device (930 Heliobe Lightbar). METHODS A 930 Heliobe Lightbar was installed in the EEG laboratory. Thirty patients with known epilepsy, 30 otherwise healthy subjects with chronic headache, and 15 healthy volunteers were examined. All the subjects signed an informed… (More)
The new police car flashing-light device (930 Heliobe Lightbar) has recently been implicated as potentially epileptogenic. We exposed 30 epileptic patients, 30 nonepileptic patients who suffered from headache and 15 normal volunteers to this light source. All had routine EEGs with standard intermittent photic stimulation, followed by 3-minute stimulation… (More)