Leonel Cantú-Martínez

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BACKGROUND Anticonvulsants now are commonly used for headache prevention. Topiramate, one of the newer anticonvulsants, recently has been demonstrated to be effective as monotherapy for migraine prophylaxis. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of topiramate as adjunctive prophylactic therapy for migraine. MATERIAL AND METHODS A(More)
Early- and late-onset Parkinson's disease (EOPD and LOPD) have been associated with mutations in the PARKIN gene. Several studies have reported association of Parkinson's disease (PD) with different polymorphisms in different ethnic populations. To study the role of PARKIN polymorphisms as risk factors for PD in a genetically homogeneous northeastern(More)
The demography, survival, and motor phenotypes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients have been rarely described in Hispanic countries. The clinical characteristics and survival of a series of Mexican ALS patients are described. Mexican patients with definite ALS were included in a five-year retrospective longitudinal study. Their demographic and(More)
A 9-year-old girl with akinetic-rigid parkinsonism with tremor is described. She was hospitalized with neuroleptic malignant syndrome that started 3 days after anticonvulsant drug treatment owing to epileptic seizures. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was normal, and during the follow-up, magnetic resonance spectroscopy revealed a decrement on(More)
Weight loss dietary supplements are used with some frequency by an increasingly overweight population. Some products are not adequately regulated and may pose potential health risks. We report two new cases of acute toxic leukoencephalopathy (ATL) due to the use of a supplement marketed as a thermogenic weight loss aid. ATL is a heterogeneous(More)
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