Gloria C Caldito

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Approximately 25-30% of patients referred to epilepsy centers for refractory epilepsy are found to have nonepileptic seizures (NES). In many cases psychological assessments are performed to evaluate for underlying psychiatric disorders. The authors analyzed the clinical features of 23 patients with NES and correlated the features with underlying(More)
OBJECT The aim of the study was to analyze the outcome of surgical treatment for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus in premature infants. METHODS From 1990 to 2006, 32 premature infants underwent surgical treatment for posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus, and their charts were retrospectively reviewed to analyze the complications and outcome with respect to shunt(More)
OBJECT Some patients presenting with neurological symptoms and normal findings on imaging studies may harbor occult brain tumors that are undetectable on initial imaging. The purpose of this study was to analyze the cases of occult brain tumors reported in the literature and to determine their modes of presentation and time to diagnosis on imaging studies.(More)
BACKGROUND Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a painful condition of controversial origin; however, vascular compression of the root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve is thought to be responsible in some cases. Recently, stereotactic radiosurgery has been established as an alternative treatment for medically intractable TN. METHODS Forty patients with(More)
BACKGROUND It is appropriate to investigate and to determine survival trends following glioblastoma multiforme treatment using resective surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy in patients aged 59 years and higher. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 30 elderly patients (> or =59 years old) who were treated for histopathologically confirmed(More)
OBJECT A dural tear resulting in a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a well-known risk of lumbar spinal procedures. The authors hypothesized that the incidence of CSF leakage is higher in cases involving repeated operations and those in which the surgeon performing the surgery is less experienced; however, they postulated that the overall outcome of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Infection remains the most significant complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery and the reported rates of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection vary widely across studies in patients with hydrocephalus. The objective of this study is to review and evaluate the infections complicating ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery in patients with(More)
PURPOSE Overexpression of eIF4E in surgical margins of head and neck cancer patients is an independent risk factor for recurrence. We hypothesize that overexpressed eIF4E is functionally active in tumor margins through activation of the Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Western blots and/or immunohistochemistry were(More)
OBJECTIVE Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery is the predominant mode of therapy for patients with hydrocephalus. However, it has potential complications that may require multiple surgical procedures during a patient's lifetime. The objective of this study is to review our long-term experience and evaluate the risk factors for VP shunt failure after(More)
BACKGROUND Ventriculoperitoneal shunting remains the most widely used neurosurgical procedure for the management of hydrocephalus, albeit with many complications. OBJECTIVE To review and assess the long-term clinical outcome of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery in adult transition patients with pediatric-onset hydrocephalus. METHODS Patients 17 years(More)