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BACKGROUND In patients undergoing craniotomy, the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is 55% to 70% and that of moderate to severe postoperative pain is 60% to 84%. We hypothesized that gabapentin plus dexamethasone would be superior, compared with placebo and dexamethasone in reducing the incidences of PONV and pain after craniotomy. (More)
OBJECTIVES "Long-term epilepsy associated tumors (LEATs)" by definition are tumors primarily causing drug-resistant seizures for two years or more. They include low-grade glial and glioneuronal tumors with normal life expectancy. We studied a large cohort of patients with LEATs who underwent surgery through our epilepsy program. PATIENTS & METHODS From(More)
OBJECTIVE Respiratory abnormalities are well documented in acute spinal cord injury; however, the literature available for respiratory dysfunction in chronic compressive myelopathy (CCM) is limited. Respiratory dysfunction in CCM is often subtle and subclinical. The authors studied the pattern of respiratory dysfunction in patients with chronic cord(More)
PURPOSE We analyzed consecutive cases of a large cohort of the spectrum of malformations of cortical development (MCDs) including focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) who underwent presurgical evaluation through our epilepsy program from January 2000-December 2010. We analyzed factors predicting surgical candidacy, predictors of seizure outcome and reasons for(More)