Krisztina Benedek

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PURPOSE Intractable focal epilepsy is commonly associated with cortical glucose hypometabolism on interictal 2-deoxy-2[18F]-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). However, subcortical brain structures also may show hypometabolism on PET and volume changes on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, and these are less well understood in(More)
Many patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) show cognitive and emotional disorders. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of contingency learning in decision-making in young, non-depressed, highly functioning patients with MS (n=21) and in matched healthy controls (n=30). Executive functions, attention, short-term memory, speed of information(More)
PURPOSE To study the relation between the spike frequency during intraoperative electrocorticography (ECoG) under general anesthesia with isoflurane and that during extraoperative ECoG monitoring in children with intractable neocortical epilepsy. METHODS Twenty-one children (age, 1-16 years; 15 boys and six girls) who underwent intraoperative and(More)
Neurovascular compression (NC) seems to have been confirmed as the major cause of classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN). In spite of the large number of surgically positive cases, however, there are still cases where no vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve can be found. To evaluate whether NC could be demonstrated preoperatively, high-resolution(More)
To explore the retinal functions in healthy volunteers during acute hypoxic exposure, applying a set of electrophysiological tests. Standard electroretinograms (ERGs) of the retina (rod-(scotopic) ERGs, cone-(photopic) ERGs, maximal responses and oscillatory potentials (OPs)) and 30-Hz flicker ERGs were recorded according to ISCEV (International Society of(More)
Health-related quality of life measurements are gaining more importance in the study and clinical practice of multiple sclerosis. The aim of our study was the adaptation of the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Instrument (MSQOL-54) in Hungarian. The study was carried out at the Department of Neurology, University of Szeged and two other multiple sclerosis(More)
Visual disturbances are frequent symptoms in migraine. Since there is a possibility of separate damage in the magno- or parvo-cellular visual pathway in migraine patients, we performed a study including the measurement of static and dynamic spatial contrast sensitivity on 15 patients suffering from migraine without aura under photopic and scotopic(More)
In children with partial epilepsy, there is increasing evidence to suggest that not all cortical regions showing glucose hypometabolism on positron emission tomography (PET) represent epileptogenic cortex but that some hypometabolic areas might be the result of repeated seizures. Most of the supportive data, however, have come from cross-sectional imaging(More)
Our objective was the clinical validation of an automated algorithm based on surface electromyography (EMG) for differentiation between convulsive epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNESs). Forty-four consecutive episodes with convulsive events were automatically analyzed with the algorithm: 25 generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCSs) from 11(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the development of visual contrast sensitivity (CS) in children between 5 and 14 years of age. Six spatial frequencies and static (0 Hz) and dynamic (8 Hz) conditions were used at photopic and scotopic luminance levels. The results revealed significant maturation of CS, which reached the adult-like values by(More)