Maylen Carballo

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BACKGROUND Focal thalamic lesions have been associated with a variety of involuntary movements such as tremor, dystonia, and chorea-ballism. METHODS We describe a patient with severe hyperkinesias of the right arm secondary to a thalamic infarction in the left postero-ventral region of the thalamus. RESULTS The dystonia and tremor of the right upper(More)
INTRODUCTION Zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine drug used for the therapy of insomnia, which has selectivity for stimulating the effect of GABA-A receptors. Recently, a paradoxical arousing effect of zolpidem in patients with severe brain damage has been repeatedly reported. METHODS A placebo-controlled magnetic resonance study was conducted to evaluate its(More)
BACKGROUND We report a 15 year-old girl with sickle cell disease, who developed important cognitive impairment due to multiple strokes, and who had been diagnosed with PVS. Nonetheless, when she was later admitted to our Institute, according to the presence of inconsistent but clearly demonstrable behavioral evidence of consciousness awareness, we changed(More)
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