Juana Martínez-Mena

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INTRODUCTION Periodic legs movements of sleep (PLMS) are rhythmic, standard and repetitive contractions of muscles of the extremities during the sleep. It is known that the patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) have disorders during the sleep: increase in the latency of the sleep, increased number of arousal, etc.; most of them have also periodic(More)
INTRODUCTION The Proteus Syndrome was defined in 1983 by Wiedeman. However, the first case mentioned in the literature was that of Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, presented by Sir Frederick Treves in 1884. It is a rare pathological condition. Its multiple clinical features include; partial gigantism of hands and/or feet, pigmented nevi, hemihypertrophy of(More)
The posterior lateral hypothalamus (PLH) has long been considered crucial to normal wakefulness while the ventral part of the oral pontine reticular nucleus (vRPO) is involved in the generation and maintenance of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. However, to date, there is no information on the ultrastructure or neurotransmitter content of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Infantil progressive polydystrophy was described by Alpers in a child with psychomotor retardation, crises which were resistant to treatment and diffuse loss of cortical neurons. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to review the neurophysiological aspects of Alpers syndrome and their clinical correlation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present(More)
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