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Whether children with idiopathic generalized epilepsy exhibit accelerated forgetting of verbal and nonverbal information in comparison to healthy controls matched for age and IQ was explored. Twenty-one children with IGE were compared with 21 healthy controls on measures of verbal and visuospatial memory at delays of 30 minutes and 1 week by use of a(More)
Eighty patients admitted to hospital with major depression were randomly allocated to six weeks of treatment with tranylcypromine, amitriptyline, or tranylcypromine and amitriptyline in combination, in a double-blind study. Scores on the HRSD improved significantly in all three groups, but there were no differences between the three groups. Patients on(More)
In April 2004, a group of physicians with an interest in nonconvulsive status epilepticus representing a spectrum of opinion met in Oxford, sponsored by the Epilepsy Research Foundation (a charitable organization), to discuss and debate the definition, diagnosis and treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus. We felt that such a meeting would be useful,(More)
Discovery of most autosomal recessive disease-associated genes has involved analysis of large, often consanguineous multiplex families or small cohorts of unrelated individuals with a well-defined clinical condition. Discovery of new dominant causes of rare, genetically heterogeneous developmental disorders has been revolutionized by exome analysis of large(More)
The aim of this study was to observe any changes in cardiac and respiratory function that occur during seizures. Thirty-seven children (20 males, 17 females; median age 7y 6mo, range 1y 6mo to 15y 6mo) were studied. We recorded electroencephalograms, respiratory rate, heart rate, electrocardiograms, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate variability(More)
BACKGROUND An association exists between smoking and schizophrenia, independent of other factors and related to psychotic symptomatology. AIMS To determine whether smoking is associated with psychosis in bipolar affective disorder. METHOD Smoking data were collected from 92 unrelated patients with bipolar affective disorder. An ordinal logistic(More)
Non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is a common complication of the childhood epileptic encephalopathies. An essential feature for the diagnosis of non-convulsive status epilepticus is a continuous epileptiform activity on the electroencephalogram (EEG). Dementia is thought to be a possible long-term sequel of non-convulsive status epilepticus, the(More)
Benign myoclonic epilepsy in infancy is a rare syndrome with just over 100 cases reported since the first syndromic description by Dravet and Bureau [Dravet, C., Bureau, M., 1981. The benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy. Rev. Elecroencephalogr. Neurophysiol. Clin. 11, 438-444]. This includes 23 infants with reflex myoclonic epilepsy whose inclusion in the(More)
Data on blood pressure was extracted from the findings of a 6-week double-blind study that was carried out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of prescribing tranylcypromine (TCP) singly and in combination with amitriptyline (AMI). The effect of TCP on blood pressure was one of the methods used to evaluate its safety. Target daily doses of medication for(More)