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BACKGROUND The 'Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Instrument' (MSQOL-54) was recently validated in Hungarian, on more than 400 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the impact on their overall quality of life (QoL) of the demographic and clinical data on these patients, and their scores on different QoL scales. (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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the characteristics of sustained muscle activation during convulsive epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), as compared to voluntary muscle activation. The main goal was to find surface electromyography (EMG) features that can distinguish between convulsive epileptic seizures and convulsive PNES. METHODS In this(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)
The aim of the study was to investigate spatiotemporal visual functions under scotopic and photopic conditions in order to acquire human psychophysical and electrophysiological data that are comparable with contrast sensitivities based on single-unit recordings in animal experiments. Static and dynamic contrast sensitivities (CSs) and steady-state visual(More)
OBJECTIVE Nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is one of the most frequent causes of sudden visual loss in middle-aged or elderly patients. Although several electrophysiological methods are available for an objective evaluation of the visual deficits, these are not generally used in the assessment of the clinical condition of NAION patients. To(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)
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)