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INTRODUCTION Sleep electrical status epilepticus (SESE) is a rare entity whose diagnosis depends or showing spike and wave complexes on the EEG during more than 85% of the duration of NoREM sleep. Typically it presents in children, most of whom have subjacent epilepsy. It is currently accepted that SESE is asymptomatic, although its persistence may give(More)
BACKGROUND Cord-blood banks have increased the use of cord-blood transplantation in patients with hematologic disorders. We have established a registry containing information on the outcome of cord-blood transplantation. METHODS We sent questionnaires to 45 transplantation centers for information on patients receiving cord-blood transplants from 1988 to(More)
Patients with lysosomal storage disorders have visceral, skeletal, and neurological abnormalities and a limited life expectancy. Bone marrow transplantation has been used to correct the metabolic defects and leads to metabolic improvements in most patients. However, the long-term effect of such therapy is uncertain. We analysed the data from 63 patients(More)
In this article we will discuss the treatment of Occipital Neuralgia (ON) and Transformed Migraine (TM) using a paddle style surgical stimulator lead. A paddle style electrode may have advantages to the cylindrical style in reducing migrations from cervical tension or anchor dislodgement. It should be considered in refractory "neuropathic" cervicocranial(More)
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked immunodeficiency with microthrombocytopenia, eczema, recurrent infections, autoimmune disorders, and malignancies that are life-threatening in the majority of patients. In this long-term, retrospective, multicenter study, we analyzed events that occurred in 96 WAS patients who received transplants between(More)
OBJECTIVE Optimizing cord blood donor selection based mainly on cell dose and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) disparities may further improve results of unrelated cord blood transplants (UCBT). MATERIALS AND RESULTS We analyzed 550 UCBTs for hematologic malignancies reported to the Eurocord Registry. Main outcomes and prognostic factors were analyzed in(More)
BACKGROUND We designed this study to determine the value of serum levels of several cardiac markers in patients who underwent radiofrequency ablation and to establish the utility of cardiac troponin I (cTnI). After radiofrequency ablation there is always a small localized endomyocardial necrosis. The volume of the necrosis may be estimated by the rise of(More)
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare genetic disease characterized by chromosome instability, progressive pancytopenia and cancer susceptibility. Telomeres are intimately related to chromosome stability and play an important role in organismal viability at the hematological level. Since previous works suggested an accelerated shortening of telomeres in FA, we have(More)
To compare the late neuropsychologic toxicities of CNS prophylaxis in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a transversal assessment was performed in two groups of ALL patients and two control groups. The ALL patients had received one of the following CNS prophylaxes: cranial irradiation, 24 Gy and i.t. MTX 10 mg/m2, 6 doses (RT group, n = 25) or(More)
A quality-of-life questionnaire study was administered in a group of 98 disease-free survivors more than 3 years after BMT. All participants were over the age of 17 years at the time of the survey. The transplants were performed between 1981 and 1993 in eight Spanish hospitals. Eighty-three percent of patients had undergone BMT for neoplastic disease.(More)