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Acute myopathy is a cause of weakness and additional morbidity in a variety of critically ill patients, including transplant recipients. We report the incidence of and risk factors associated with acute myopathy after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx). One hundred consecutive adult patients were prospectively assessed for muscle weakness after OLTx.(More)
At this time, there are no widely accepted criteria for the diagnosis of multifocal motor neuropathy. Furthermore, there is insufficient empirical data to define clinical and laboratory features that may reliably separate certain lower motor neuron syndromes with overlapping features as distinct. The AAEM therefore developed five criteria through a formal(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe clinical and neuroimaging manifestations of neurosarcoidosis in a cohort of 21 patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed records of 21 patients with sarcoidosis and central nervous system (CNS) manifestations referred to Cooper University Hospital, with emphasis on neuroimaging findings and associated clinical and laboratory(More)
Patients with myasthenia gravis might develop various cardiac disorders, yet a causal relationship remains unestablished. Because causes of sudden death in this population have not been ascertained, further attention to possible cardiac disease in this population is warranted. We summarize the current literature and describe the possible etiologies and(More)
Mononeuropathies associated with orthotopic liver transplantation were evaluated in a prospective manner. Ten percent of liver transplant recipients were noted to have focal peripheral nerve lesions in the postoperative period. The ulnar nerve was most commonly involved, with intraoperative compression or postoperative trauma as possible mechanisms of(More)
Hepatic myelopathy is a rare complication of hepatic insufficiency, causing progressive spastic paraparesis. There are few reports detailing the clinical and diagnostic aspects of this uncommon cause of neurological deterioration in patients with liver disease. Early recognition of this disorder will become more important as patients with liver disease(More)
INTRODUCTION Even though ictal tachyarrhythmias are more common, ictal brady-asystole is more likely to be fatal, and yet is potentially preventable with pacemaker (PM) implantation. We sought to quantify the degree of association of PM placement in people with and without epilepsy, including neurological and cardiovascular cohorts. METHODS Retrospective(More)
PURPOSE To report that acute lamotrigine poisoning may result in severe encephalopathy. METHODS A 55-year-old woman became stuporous after overdose with lamotrigine (LTG) and valproic acid (VPA) tablets. Evaluation revealed elevated serum LTG levels and no other etiology for encephalopathy. RESULTS LTG was withheld, and the patient experienced a(More)