Jessica Brandt

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Hepatic enzyme-inducing antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) lower oral contraceptive (OC) sex hormone levels approximately 40% and increase the risk of unplanned pregnancies in women with epilepsy. AEDs also increase the risk of birth defects in offspring of women with epilepsy. We performed a national survey to determine obstetricians' and neurologists' knowledge(More)
The hippocampus and other mesial temporal structures support long-term memory and also are common foci for epilepsy. Recently it was shown that these brain structures may subserve the short-term storage and rehearsal processes called working memory in humans. We determined the accuracy of verbal and visuospatial working memory in the presence and in the(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging and a comprehensive cognitive evaluation were carried out in a series of 29 patients with mild to moderate Huntington's disease (HD). A factor analysis of the neuropsychological test scores provided three factors: a memory/speed-of-processing factor, a “frontal” factor, and a response inhibition factor. The memory/speed factor(More)
CT-scan measurements of cortical and subcortical atrophy were carried out in 34 patients with Huntington's disease (HD). While a significant correlation was observed between parameters of subcortical atrophy (bicaudate ratio, bifrontal ratio and third ventricular ratio) and duration of the disease, there was no significant correlation between these(More)
29 major depressive patients, the majority suffering from a melancholic subtype and typical diurnal variation of mood, rated subjective tiredness on a 100 mm analogous scale before and after total sleep deprivation (TSD). In study A every four hours during the day before and after TSD and every 2 hours during the TSD-night ratings were performed, in study B(More)
PURPOSE To examine the incidence, characteristics, and management of patients who had tumor bed recurrence after partial nephrectomy. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 2,256 patients with sporadic small renal masses undergoing partial nephrectomy between 2000 and 2014. Local tumor bed recurrence was strictly defined as either:(More)
To test the impairment of semantic memory in Alzheimer Disease, two groups of patients (one French and one American) were given a free-word-association task. Analysis showed a strong correlation between the scores of the Mini-Mental State Examination and an index of commonality of responses in both groups. As the severity of dementia increased, Alzheimer(More)
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