J W De Waele

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OBJECTIVE The precise mechanism of action of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in suppressing epileptic seizures remains to be elucidated. This study investigates whether VNS modulates cortical excitability by determining the threshold for provoking focal motor seizures by cortical electrical stimulation before and after VNS. MATERIAL AND METHODS Male Wistar(More)
The role of the vagal nerve within the immune system has not been fully elucidated. Vagal afferents connect to several central nervous system structures, including the hypothalamus. We investigated the effect of vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) on serum corticosterone levels in rats. Corticosterone levels were measured following 1 h of high frequency (30 Hz)(More)
Pure sensory stroke predominantly results from lacunar infarction in the posteroventral nucleus of the thalamus. We report the history of a young nonhypertensive male presenting with pure sensory stroke due to hemorrhage of a small arteriovenous malformation in the dorsolateral part of the pons. In contrast to the extent of the lesion, only minor degree of(More)
A 61-year old man was admitted for sudden right hemiparesis. The first CT brain scan revealed a haemorrhage in the left frontal horn. The cause of the bleeding could not be discovered initially. Subsequent CT brain scans showed an isodense mass lesion in the left frontal horn. The patient died after a relapsing course of the hemiparesis. The postmortem(More)
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