Malin Maeder

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The study combined prospective neuropsychological and EEG results of 22 children presenting with typical benign partial epilepsy with rolandic spikes (n=19) and occipital spikes (n=3). The aims were to assess the types of cognitive problems which may be encountered in this population, to evaluate the course of cognitive and learning capacities during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To record the possible effect of acute deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPI) on the neuronal activity of the ventralis oralis anterior (VOA) nucleus of the thalamus. METHODS Under general propofol anaesthesia, extracelullar single unit recordings were performed in VOA of a post-anoxic dystonic patient previously(More)
There is little data concerning the prevalence of smoking in the population of people with epilepsy. The present study addresses this aspect in a sample of 429 unselected adults with epilepsy living in French-speaking Switzerland. The criterion of at least one cigarette per day for the past 6 months was used to define the status of "current" smoker. The(More)
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is characterized by interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) occurring during sleep. The aim of this study was to determine whether sleep influences not only the frequency of seizures and IEDs, but also the time-dependent evolution that may support the hypothesis of homeostatic influences on epileptic threshold. Video(More)
Twenty-two para- and tetraplegic patients with chronic spinal cord injuries were examined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The clinical course in the entire rehabilitation period was recorded and an attempt was made to associate the functional status of the patients with the morphologic findings on MRI. Small and large spinal cord cysts and(More)
Primary hypothyroidism may be associated with pituitary enlargement. Two cases of pituitary enlargement with suprasellar extension associated with primary hypothyroidism are presented. In one patient, prompt regression of the pituitary enlargement occurred with replacement doses of L-thyroxine. In the second patient, there was progressive enlargement of the(More)
The triad of normal-pressure hydrocephalus, parkinsonism, and primary empty sella appeared in a 70-year-old woman. There was dramatic resolution of the extrapyramidal signs and symptoms on treatment with levodopa-carbidopa and ventriculojugular shunt. The syndrome may be the result of several mechanisms, but an alteration of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)(More)
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