José Mendes-Ribeiro

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The projections of the superficial dorsal horn to the lateral reticular nucleus of the medulla oblongata of the rat, and the morphological types of spinal cord lamina I neurons involved were studied after injecting the retrograde tracer cholera toxin subunit B in the caudal portion of the lateral reticular nucleus. Only injection sites located in the(More)
BACKGROUND Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) is a potentially useful tool in the in vivo investigation of brain metabolites in intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Focal N-acetylaspartate (NAA) reductions have been correlated with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) in surgically resected epileptogenic foci. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)
Loss of function of GPR56 causes a specific brain malformation called the bilateral frontoparietal polymicrogyria (BFPP), which has typical clinical and neuroradiological findings. So far, 35 families and 26 independent mutations have been described.We present a Portuguese 5-year-old boy, born from nonconsanguineous parents, with BFPP. This patient has a(More)
Benign focal epilepsy in childhood with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) is one of the most common forms of idiopathic epilepsy, with onset from age 3 to 14 years. Although the prognosis for children with BECTS is excellent, some studies have revealed neuropsychological deficits in many domains, including language. Auditory event-related potentials (AERPs)(More)
The medial basotemporal lobes (hippocampus, amygdala, parahippocampal gyrus) are considered to be parts of the system responsible for nonvolitional facial movements. In patients with temporal lobe epilepsy, lower facial weakness during emotional expression has been found to occur almost exclusively contralateral to the temporal lobe with the epileptogenic(More)
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