J L Schaff

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UNLABELLED A multicentre, open label, randomised, parallel group study compared the efficacy, tolerability and safety of two dosing regimens, t.i.d. and b.i.d., of tiagabine as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of refractory patients with partial seizures. A total of 347 patients were randomised and treated (175 t.i.d. and 172 b.i.d.). Each group was(More)
OBJECTIVE Home polysomnography is being increasingly developed for sleep studies, with various grades of quality. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of affordable, high quality home polysomnographic recordings prescribed for suspected sleep-related neurological disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS We prospectively screened all patients referred to(More)
EEG provides essential information for the management of patients in whom a first epileptic seizure is suspected because of transient alteration of consciousness. Postictal or interictal EEG abnormalities are useful to the clinician even when the diagnosis of epileptic seizure appears clinically evident. EEG is especially useful when recordings are(More)
The vagal nerve stimulation is approved for medically refractory epilepsy and major depression. We report the perioperative management of an epileptic patient with this indwelling device. This observation summarizes the physiologic implications and the specific anaesthetic considerations for procedures with this pre-existing device.
A first epileptic seizure in adulthood leads to fear a brain tumor and other important features of late epilepsies have received little attention. We have analyzed the etiologies in a group of 392 patients consecutively seen from 1977 to 1980. Our data are in keeping with previously reported data. One hundred and eighty patients were followed for five years(More)
Hypothalamic involvement is a rare condition in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). We report two patients with a long history of MS who presented with severe acute hypothermia with associated thrombocytopenia and elevated transaminase levels. Several cases of hypothermia or hyperthermia in patients with MS have been reported in the literature. They(More)
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