Kathleen B. Digre

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The pseudotumor cerebri syndrome (PTCS) may be primary (idiopathic intracranial hypertension) or arise from an identifiable secondary cause. Characterization of typical neuroimaging abnormalities, clarification of normal opening pressure in children, and features distinguishing the syndrome of intracranial hypertension without papilledema from intracranial(More)
Opsoclonus is a rare but distinctive disorder of ocular motility. Although there are many reported cases of opsoclonus in children, there is no large series of cases in adults. In recent years, three cases of opsoclonus in adults have been identified at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Review of 55 other cases of opsoclonus in adults reported in the(More)
The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) comprise a heterogeneous group of neurologic disorders characterized by degeneration of the cerebellum, spinal cord, and brainstem. Genetic analysis has revealed two loci, SCA1 on chromosome 6p, and SCA2 on chromosome 12q, responsible for some ADCA. We present a four-generation kindred of 42 individuals, 12(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the incidence of depression and anxiety and to measure quality of life in women with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), a matched group cross-sectional study was conducted. Women with IIH (n = 28) were compared with control groups of weight- and age-matched women not diagnosed with IIH (n = 30) and with age-matched women of(More)
The gene for spinocerebellar ataxia 7 (SCA7) includes a transcribed, translated CAG tract that is expanded in SCA7 patients. We have determined expansions in 73 individuals from 17 SCA7 kindreds and compared them with repeat lengths of 180 unaffected individuals. Subjects with abnormal expansions comprise 59 clinically affected individuals and 14 at-risk(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the hypothesis that severe preeclampsia and eclampsia are associated with unique cranial magnetic resonance images. DESIGN Case series of women with severe preeclampsia and eclampsia. SETTING Referral center. PATIENTS Sixteen women with severe preeclampsia and 10 women with eclampsia. RESULTS Half of(More)
A heterogeneous group of neurological disorders known as the spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) are characterized by degeneration of the cerebellum, spinal cord and brainstem. We describe linkage analysis in four unusual SCA families revealing a distinct disease locus on chromosome 3p14-21.1. The disease in these families is distinguished from other forms of SCA(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic findings in thrombosis of the deep venous drainage of the brain. To highlight clinical and radiographic findings that may lead to the diagnosis of disease and distinguish it from dural sinus thrombosis. To review the published literature on this disorder. DESIGN Retrospective review of(More)