James L Mims

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Researchers document the emotional impact of epilepsy on the child with seizures. Minimal data are available examining the effects of epilepsy on the siblings of children with seizures. Twenty children whose siblings had either frequent seizures or infrequent seizures were matched by age, gender, and birth order to control subjects with no chronic illness.(More)
Nonepileptic psychogenic events in children, adolescents and adults can be difficult to treat. Using a systems framework intervention method resulted in significant reduction in nonepileptic psychogenic events. This method provides for a continuous flow of interaction, feedback and modification among the health care team, family and community. Common goals(More)
We measured horizontal saccadic velocities for 20 degrees saccades in 25 normal humans. Percent differences for various muscle pairs were calculated for each subject. For example, percent differences of the antagonist muscles averaged +4.9 +/- 10% and percent differences of symmetrical muscles averaged -9.2 +/- 9%. This percent difference type of data,(More)
Multiple resources for the adult female with epilepsy are noted in the literature. Topics covered include pregnancy, epilepsy, contraception, anticonvulsant medications and issues of sexuality. Adolescence is a time of physiological and psychosocial change. The adolescent faces the usual challenges of this life stage along with the added stress of issues(More)
PURPOSE To develop a new pulley-based torque vector mathematical model for medial rectus muscle recessions and compare it based on known clinical characteristics, to the currently accepted nonpulley length-tension model. METHODS The following quantitative characteristics of the results of bilateral medial rectus muscle recessions were chosen for study to(More)
BACKGROUND Double Elevator Palsy (DEP) was originally given its name because the assumption was, that because the affected eye could not elevate in adduction or in abduction, there must be a paresis of both the Superior Rectus (SR) and the Inferior Oblique (IO). Later, it was thought that DEP was due to a paresis of the ipsilateral SR, since the SR is the(More)
PURPOSE To measure the maximum exotropic and hypertropic deviations compatible with at least gross stereopsis in a group of treated infantile esotropes. METHODS Over a ten year period (1992-2002) all former (i.e. surgically corrected) infantile esotropes now ages 10 to 23 years old coming into my office for routine long term followup visits were tested(More)