Jason L Siegel

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The Observer's Assessment of Alertness/Sedation (OAA/S) Scale was developed to measure the level of alertness in subjects who are sedated. This scale was tested in 18 subjects in a three-period crossover study to assess its reliability and its criterion, behavioral, and construct validity. After receiving either placebo or a titrated dose of midazolam to(More)
Although the monoamine oxidase inhibitor phenelzine has proven efficacious in social phobia, the risk of hypertensive crises has reduced its acceptability. The reversible monoamine oxidase inhibitor moclobemide has less potential for such reactions, but its efficacy in this disorder remains unproven. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was undertaken(More)
The effects of diazepam (10 mg orally) on the responding of normal human volunteers was studied in a procedure that involved the maintenance of operant behavior by monetary reinforcement and its suppression by monetary loss (punishment). Diazepam produced an antipunishment effect as shown by an increase in behavior suppressed by monetary loss. An analogy to(More)
PURPOSE To determine the MR and CT appearance of the normal pediatric larynx. METHODS Fifteen CT scans and 15 MR examinations of children with normal larynges and airways were reviewed retrospectively. Characteristics that were noted included the level of the hyoid bone, calcification and signal intensity within separate laryngeal components, amount of(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) occurs frequently after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). It is a clinical challenge to distinguish between SIRS and incipient infection. Procalcitonin (PCT) has been studied among general critical care patients as a biomarker for infection. We hypothesized that PCT could be useful to(More)
OBJECTIVE Most patients with localization-related epilepsy (LRE) and genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) are classified based on semiology and video-EEG, but both features occasionally fail to provide a definitive diagnosis. Several reliable lateralizing signs have been described, although hand and finger posturing has received little attention. We sought to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and identify the frequency of hand postures during generalized convulsions in patients with genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE), localization-related epilepsy (LRE), and nonepileptic attacks (NEA). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 98 consecutive videos of generalized convulsions in 62 patients who were admitted for diagnostic(More)
INTRODUCTION Precision medicine provides individualized treatment of diseases through leveraging patient-to-patient variation. Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage carries tremendous morbidity and mortality with cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia proving devastating and unpredictable. Lack of treatment measures for these conditions could be(More)