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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to compare the nutrition status of patients with Huntington's disease (HD) with that of control subjects by analyzing anthropometric and biochemical indicators, energy, and macronutrient intake and to determine which indicators are most altered in HD patients. METHODS We assessed the nutrition status of 25 HD(More)
Pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors occur infrequently with limited data on treatment strategies and outcome. Over an 11-year period, 44 patients with such tumors who were primarily managed by radical surgery were retrospectively reviewed. The majority of tumors (42/44, 95%) were in the cervical or thoracic spine and were histologically low grade.(More)
The management of low-grade intramedullary astrocytomas is controversial. Unlike ependymomas, which have a distinct cleavage plane, astrocytomas are diffuse infiltrative tumors. The intramedullary tumor database at NYU Medical Center was searched to identify all patients with intramedullary astrocytoma from 1988 to 1994. Seventeen patients presented with a(More)
Many neurosurgeons have made a practice of sectioning the S2 dorsal roots during selective posterior rhizotomy for the treatment of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy, but the efficacy of this treatment has not previously been proven. S2 afferents are involved in reflex arcs of the plantar flexors (PFs), so that S2 lesioning should in theory reduce(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the effect of oral nutritional supplements on the nutritional status of patients with Huntington's disease. METHODS This was an experimental, longitudinal, prospective study of 30 patients with Huntington's disease. We performed neurologic evaluation and dietary assessment and measured anthropometric indexes and biochemical(More)
The dose intensity of the PCV regimen can be doubled using peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) support. This study sought to determine the feasibility of giving dose-intensive PCV concurrently with radiation therapy. Twelve patients, age 3.2-22.7 years, median 7.5 years, with newly diagnosed high grade gliomas were enrolled. Diagnoses included diffuse(More)
Triggering of the flexor tendons at the wrist is a rare phenomenon. It usually occurs in adult patients, and the manifestations and etiology can vary. We present a teenager with triggering and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome caused by a fibroma of the tendon sheath originating from the flexor tendons in the carpal canal.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) has been associated with an increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). The aim of this study was to assess the association between PPA intake and ICH in a Mexican population. METHODS We included all patients with ICH aged 18 to 51 years, with no known structural etiology, diagnosed from January 1991(More)
The alterations of the water-electrolyte balance are among the commonest early complications of treatment in children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). A study was carried out in thirteen patients with ALL aged between 1.5 and 14 years. Four had high risk ALL and nine had standard risk ALL. All patients received intravenous epirubicin and(More)
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