Heike Martens-Le Bouar

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AIMS To investigate the pathophysiology of pharmacoresistant epilepsies with cryptogenic generalised tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) from infancy. METHODS 18F-Deoxy-Glucose-Positron Emission Tomography 18FDG-PET) with statistical parametric mapping (SPM). Inclusion criteria were: pharmacoresistant chronic epilepsy with GTCS commencing in infancy, no focal(More)
AIM To describe the symptoms, signs, findings and prognosis in children suffering simultaneously from polyradiculoneuritis and myelitis. METHODS Retrospective review of eight patients aged 2 to 13 years out of 210 patients with polyradiculoneuritis reported from 70 hospitals. Diagnostic criteria for polyradiculoneuritis were: flaccid paresis with loss of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether, and if so, how psychosocial topics are discussed between parents and pediatricians. METHODS Thirty well-child visits at eight pediatricians' practices in southwest Germany were video recorded. Conversations were analyzed. RESULTS Although psychosocial topics were frequently touched upon, they were rarely thoroughly(More)
Cerebral positron emission tomography (PET) in children often requires sedation. This study evaluated sedation-associated effects on cerebral glucose metabolism in 30 children with severe myoclonic epilepsy as investigated by cerebral (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET. Prior to the PET acquisition, 24 children underwent propofol sedation. Pixel-based(More)
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