Gabriela Beatriz Raina

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OBJECTIVE To describe the results and long-term follow-up after functional surgery of the internal segment of the globus pallidus (GPi) in 10 patients with primary generalized dystonia. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nine of the 10 patients were positive for the DYT1 gene mutation. Bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the GPi was performed in three cases,(More)
We report 2 patients who presented a brainstem hemorrhage and who, after 1 and 6 months, respectively, developed a 4-Hz postural and resting tremor consistent with Holmes tremor, which severely interfered with the activities of daily living. In both cases, levodopa dramatically improved the tremor. Pharmacological treatment of this condition is usually(More)
The safety and tolerability of quetiapine (up to 75 mg/day) as monotherapy on essential tremor were investigated in an open-label study in 10 patients. Five men and 5 women, with a mean age of 66.3 years, affected by essential tremor participated in the trial. They were treated with increasing doses of quetiapine to 75 mg/day over a 6-week period. Side(More)
We here report on 3 patients with essential tremor, otherwise unresponsive to pharmacological treatment, who greatly benefited from low doses of topiramate (50 mg/d). No side effects were observed and improvement was sustained during a mean of 7 months (range 3-12 months) follow up. Our results suggest that topiramate titration should be performed(More)
Botulinum toxin is a well-known therapy for patients with diverse movement disorders. Its application has been extended to other disorders. Here, we document the case of a 70-year-old man with hemifacial spasm associated to trigeminal neuralgia secondary to an ectatic basilar artery. He was treated with botulinum toxin type A, 2.5 mouse units over five(More)
We interviewed 300 patients (54.7% male; mean age was 65.8 ± 9.5) attending the Movement Disorders Clinic at the Buenos Aires University Hospital to determine the prevalence of CATs use and their association with demographic, social, or disease-specific characteristics among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We found that(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical features, etiology, findings from neuroimaging, and treatment results in a series of 29 patients with Holmes tremor (HT). METHODS A retrospective study was performed based on review of medical records and videos of patients with HT diagnosis. RESULTS A total of 16 women and 13 men were included. The mean age at the(More)
To determine whether the immediate response to electrode implantation (micro lesion effect, MLE) in the internal segment of the globus pallidus (GPi) predicts symptom improvement with deep brain stimulation (DBS) at 6 months in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) or generalized dystonia. Electrode implantation in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) prior to(More)