Gail E Solomon

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A 3 1/2-year-old boy developed partial complex seizures with right-sided motor activity, occasionally secondarily generalized at age 18 months. Initial EEG showed left-sided focal epileptiform discharges. Seizures became refractory to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). At age 3 years, there was severe language deterioration consistent with Landau-Kleffner syndrome(More)
Radiographs of symptomatic joints were retrospectively evaluated in 24 patients with inflammatory arthritis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Clinically, 20 patients had a seronegative arthritis including Reiter syndrome (54%), psoriatic arthritis (17%), and undifferentiated forms of spondyloarthropathy (13%). These patients were(More)
Ketogenic diet is effective in the control of intractable seizures. Poor compliance is a major limiting factor. In one study, only 50% of children receiving the oral ketogenic diet remained on the diet after 1 year. Twelve children with static encephalopathy and intractable symptomatic epilepsy were given the ketogenic diet via gastrostomy tube. Mean age(More)
To study the occurrence and incidence of various electroencephalographic patterns, the electroencephalograms of unresponsive pediatric patients admitted to the intensive care unit were analyzed. The interpreters were unaware of the patients' clinical diagnoses. A total of 178 electroencephalographic studies performed on unresponsive patients were analyzed(More)
Acute cough due to viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is the most common form of cough and accounts for tremendous expenditure on prescription and non-prescription cough products worldwide. However, few agents have been shown in properly conducted clinical trials to be effective for cough due to URI. The present study evaluated the effect of(More)
Seizures are indicative of underlying neurologic dysfunction in neonates. Repeated seizures may be deleterious to the brain even without disturbances of ventilation or perfusion. First-line antiepileptic drugs such as phenobarbital and phenytoin are not very effective in controlling seizures in neonates. Rapid control of status epilepticus with midazolam(More)
Aphasia due to simple partial status epilepticus is rare, particularly in the absence of a seizure history. No previous report describes acute aphasia as the sole clinical manifestation of EEG-monitored status epilepticus, with prompt resolution with treatment. We report a 45-year-old man with a left temporal glioblastoma who acutely developed a global(More)
The authors conducted a follow-up study of 78 patients with Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. Four of the patients were in spontaneous remission; 59 patients taking haloperidol showed an average improvement of 79.3% and the remaining patients, 3 of whom were taking medication other than haloperidol and 12 of whom were not taking any medication, showed an(More)