Ghazala R Hayat

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Toxoplasmosis can cause polymyositis either by reactivation or by recent infection. Inconsistent response to antiprotozoal therapy has been the strongest argument against toxoplasmic polymyositis as a separate entity. We report a biopsy-proven case of toxoplasmic polymyositis in a cardiac transplant patient presenting with a severe proximal weakness,(More)
We report the case of a severely hypotonic and weak term newborn who required ventilatory support from the time of birth. Serial neurophysiologic studies were consistent with severe demyelinating polyneuropathy. The infant's condition deteriorated over several weeks despite treatment with corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for presumed(More)
Neuromuscular blocking agents are routinely used as an adjunct therapy for critically ill patients. Unlike many neuromuscular blocking agents, vecuronium does not cause significant histamine release, which may lead to bronchoconstriction. Due to a short duration of action and limited accumulation, vecuronium has been widely used. Prolonged ventilatory(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the effect of hyperthermia (HT) on central conduction pathways by alterations in pattern visual evoked potentials (PVEPs) in normal and demyelinated optic nerves. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied PVEP peak latency and amplitudes in 10 normal subjects and six patients with demyelinating optic neuropathy before and during(More)
The aim of this study was to determine if the interval between onset of symptoms to initial electrodiagnostic studies indicates disease progression in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Fifty consecutive patients referred to our neurophysiology laboratory with clinical evidence of ALS were divided into two groups by outcome scores on the ALS Functional(More)
BACKGROUND Intramedullary neurosarcoidosis may be the first manifestation of the disease and may mimic a tumor clinically and radiographically. Two patients who presented with cervical intramedullary lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were found to have neurosarcoidosis. CLINICAL PRESENTATION Two patients with negative past medical history(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if constant wearing of multipolar, static magnetic (450G) shoe insoles can reduce neuropathic pain and quality of life (QOL) scores in symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). DESIGN Randomized, placebo-control, parallel study. SETTING Forty-eight centers in 27 states. PARTICIPANTS Three hundred seventy-five subjects(More)
BACKGROUND Neuromyotonia (NMT) has been postulated to be an autoimmune channelopathy, probably by affecting voltage gated potassium channels (VGKC) leading to excitation and abnormal discharges [Sinha et al., Lancet 338 (1991) 75]. OBJECTIVE To report three patients with NMT who had other associated immune-mediated conditions, i.e., myasthenia gravis,(More)
BACKGROUND Neurosarcoidosis is a rare manifestation of sarcoidosis. Involvement of the nervous system in sarcoidosis can range from peripheral or cranial neuropathy to central nervous system disease. Cauda equina sarcoidosis is distinctly rare. REVIEW SUMMARY The authors present a 58-year-old patient with systemic sarcoidosis who developed cauda equina(More)