Herbert Rooijakkers

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PURPOSE This study investigates the performance of a cardiac-based seizure detection algorithm (CBSDA) that automatically triggers VNS (NCT01325623). METHODS Thirty-one patients with drug resistant epilepsy were evaluated in an epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) to assess algorithm performance and near-term clinical benefit. Long-term efficacy and safety were(More)
OBJECTIVE Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) is one of the most common causes of intractable partial epilepsy. The conventional treatment of patients with MTLE is surgical excision. Currently, gamma knife (GK) radiosurgery is being explored as an alternative treatment. We report the first delayed major complication related to this treatment. CLINICAL(More)
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas are rare lesions with an annual incidence of 1 per 100,000 population. In patients with this disease, an abnormal vascular dural shunt exists between a dural branch of a segmental artery and a subdural radicular vein that drains the perimedullary venous system, leading to venous hypertension and secondary congestive(More)
Magnesium sulfate is being investigated for the prevention or treatment of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage. A 45-year-old woman suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage and developed after 8 days symptomatic vasospasm in the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) while she was receiving nimodipine prophylactically. Transcranial Doppler monitoring was(More)
Many epilepsy patients treated with vagus nerve stimulation additionally use an "on-demand" function, triggering an extra stimulation to terminate a seizure or diminish its severity. Nevertheless, a substantial number of patients are not able to actively trigger stimulations by use of a magnet, due to the absence of an aura or inability for voluntary(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) is an accepted treatment in neuropathic pain syndromes. Use of MCS for trigeminal neuropathic pain (TNP) caused by a malignant glioma or in a child has not previously been reported in the literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A 3-year-old boy presented to our department with a right temporal tumor with(More)
To our knowledge, the association between hydrocephalus and postoperative spinal adhesive arachnoiditis (SAA) has never been reported. Herein we describe an unusual case of a 45-year-old man with spinal adhesive arachnoiditis (SAA) who developed delayed-onset hypertensive hydrocephalus and cauda equina syndrome (CES) after multiple low-back surgeries. The(More)
We describe the case of a woman with a history of active tabagism and on the oral contraceptive Yasmin, presenting in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) with a cardiac arrest due to massive pulmonary embolism following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgery. The patient had preoperatively several risk factors for deep venous thrombosis. This(More)
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