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Thirty-one patients who were in coma or persistent vegetative state two weeks after sustaining a severe head injury were entered into a coma arousal programme. The coma arousal protocol called for a sequence of vigorous multisensory stimulations to be applied to the patient by a relative for up to eight hours a day for seven days a week. An independent(More)
Duane's retraction syndrome (DRS) is a congenital eye movement disorder characterized by marked limitation or absence of abduction, variable limitation of adduction, and narrowing of the palpebral fissure with retraction of the globe on attempted adduction. We have recently recorded and quantitated ocular motility in five patients with unilateral DRS. In(More)
QUESTION Which imaging techniques most accurately differentiate true tumor progression from pseudo-progression or treatment related changes in patients with previously diagnosed glioblastoma? TARGET POPULATION These recommendations apply to adults with previously diagnosed glioblastoma who are suspected of experiencing progression of the neoplastic(More)
The minute eye movements of 4 sleeping subjects were studied with a piezo-electric strain-gauge transducer. The frequency and amplitude of ocular microtremor activity diminished during sleep. Activity increased after auditory stimulation and with the appearance of a K complex in the EEG. The ocular microtremor activity also increased with the onset of rapid(More)
The sleep/wake patterns of 16 institutionalized demented women were visually monitored hourly for 14 consecutive days. Individual mean total sleep time varied markedly from 5.0 to 12.1 hours per 24 hours. Unexpectedly, amounts of day sleep and night sleep correlated positively, suggesting a general sleep tendency manifested throughout the 24-hour day.(More)
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