John T. Hughes

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We studied premonitory symptoms in 128 patients with partial and 20 patients with primary generalized epilepsy. Sixty symptoms were reported by 43 (29%) patients, all of whom had partial seizure disorders (P < .01). Symptoms began at least 30 minutes before seizure onset, lasted 10 minutes to 3 days, and were continuous. Irritability, depression, headache,(More)
We report the case of an 82-year-old woman with a diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) for more than 10 years, who developed an ischemic stroke during infusion of immunoglobulin (IVIG). She had received IVIG intermittently for several years, and the previous 86 doses were well tolerated. Thromboembolism was suspected based(More)
Legal issues must be considered in caring for patients with epilepsy. Doctors caring for people with epilepsy may be legally involved in three primary ways: as the agent of social control, as patient advocate, and as the target of liability or malpractice suits. This article examines these factors and the implications for patients and their caregivers.
Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome is documented after angioplasty of carotid and vertebral artery lesions. The authors report the first instance of cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome in the posterior cerebral circulation after angioplasty and stenting of a totally occluded left subclavian artery.
Two surveys of dental disease in the North Carolina population were conducted fourteen years apart (1963 and 1977). The data collection methods were carefully standardized and were shown to be directly comparable. The results provide information on caries (DMFT), periodontal disease (PI), and oral hygiene (OHI-S) in the general population and in subgroups(More)
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