Kathryn O'Kane

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Fever-induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school-age children (FIRES) is a clinically recognized epileptic encephalopathy of unknown aetiology. Presentation in previously healthy children is characterized by febrile status epilepticus. A pharmacoresistant epilepsy ensues, occurring in parallel with dramatic cognitive decline and behavioural(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this research were to, in subjects with lower cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), examine the relationship between strength of muscle groups as measured by the manual muscle test (MMT) and function (reflected as burden of care) as measured by individual functional independence measure (FIM)(More)
Field stimulation of anococcygeus muscles from female mice produced frequency-dependent relaxations of carbachol-induced tone, which were independent of the oestrus cycle but were abolished by the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor L-N(G)-nitroarginine (L-NOARG; 100 microM) and the soluble guanylyl cyclase inhibitor 1(More)
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