Mario Brinciotti

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We studied recurrence risks and predictive factors of relapse after antiepileptic drug (AED) discontinuation in a prospective analysis of 425 children with epilepsy who had not had a seizure for at least 2 years (follow-up after withdrawal 1.6-12 years, mean 8 years). Factors closely related by multivariate analysis to relapse were neurologic abnormalities,(More)
We evaluated photosensitivity and pattern sensitivity in 74 epileptic children (38 males, 36 females aged 4.4-19 years; mean age 11.9 years) with reflex seizures induced by environmental visual stimuli and analyzed clinical and EEG characteristics of patients according to type of sensitivity. Standard procedures of visual stimulation were used in all cases.(More)
We have tried to ascertain whether the increased visual evoked potential (VEP) amplitude found in adult migraineurs is present also in children with migraine. We investigated 43 children, 26 male and 17 female, with a mean age of 11.4 years, 24 with common and 19 with classic migraine, and compared them with a control group of 20 children, 11 male and 9(More)
Pallister-Killian syndrome is a rare syndrome of multiple congenital anomalies attributable to the presence of a mosaic supernumerary isochromosome (12p). Although the clinical manifestations of Pallister-Killian syndrome are variable, the most common anomalies include craniofacial dysmorphisms, limb deformities, progressive psychomotor development delay,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs) and psychomotor development of infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) in relation to clinical and metabolic data during pregnancy and delivery. METHODS VEPs and psychomotor development (Brunet-Lézine) were analysed in 40 two-month-old IDMs (21 males, 19 females), 24 from mothers with type-1 diabetes, 13(More)
Type 1 diabetic mothers' infants show a delay of visual evoked potential (VEP) significantly related to some parameters of poor metabolic control during pregnancy. In the present paper we analyzed the characteristics of VEPs and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) recorded in 16 three-year-old type 1 diabetic mothers' children (DMC). Compared with(More)
P lanning and intensive treatment of diabetes in pregnancy has resulted in dramatic improvements in outcomes in terms of congenital malformations or perinatal morbidity (1), but it is still not clear to what extent maternal diabetes affects cognitive development of newborns. In infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs), significant relations have been reported(More)
a particular pattern of sonogram which is characteristic of brain death. The sonogram obtained from the basal cerebral arteries shows a major degree of reversed flow in diastole. We agree with the basic conclusion of the paper and having noted this phenomenon over the past three years published the validation of its use in clinical practice in 1987.2 We(More)
Altered cognitive functioning has often been reported in patients with epilepsy. In our study we looked for quantitative correlation between the recurrence of Subclinical Spike-and-Wave Discharges (SSWD) during EEG recording, the scores on the intelligence test (WISC) and the electro-clinical characteristics of 29 epileptic children with subclinical(More)