Matthew T. Karafa

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk factors, type, and frequency of complications during video-EEG monitoring with subdural grid electrodes. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients who underwent invasive monitoring with subdural grid electrodes (n = 198 monitoring sessions on 187 patients; median age: 24 years; range: 1 to 50(More)
The relationship between autoreactivity to myelin antigens and disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS) is not fully understood. We addressed this relationship by cross-sectionally comparing an objective measure of MS disability with immune cytokine responses to myelin proteins. The ELISPOT assay was used to determine the ex vivo interferon gamma(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of interferon beta-1a (IFNbeta-1a) combined with methotrexate (MTX), i.v. methylprednisolone (IVMP), or both in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) with continued disease activity on IFNbeta-1a monotherapy. METHODS Eligibility criteria included RRMS, Expanded Disability(More)
BACKGROUND Academic literature extensively documents gender disparities in the medical profession with regard to salary, promotion, and government funded research. However, gender differences in the value of financial ties to industry have not been adequately studied despite industry's increasing contribution to income and research funding to physicians in(More)
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