Michele Nigro

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of oxcarbazepine (OXC) as adjunctive therapy in children with inadequately controlled partial seizures on one or two concomitant antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). BACKGROUND OXC has shown antiepileptic activity in several comparative monotherapy trials in newly diagnosed patients with epilepsy, and in a(More)
Five patients from a kindred with hereditary hyperekplexia had physiological testing. The surface-recorded electromyographic pattern of audiogenic muscle jerks was identical to that of the normal acoustic startle reflex. Testing at graded stimulus intensities indicated an increase in the gain of the acoustic startle reflex. Nose-tap stimuli resulted in(More)
Ovariectomy leads to significant increase in body weight, but the possible peripheral mechanisms involved in weight gain are still unknown. Since exercise and thyroid hormones modulate energy balance, we aimed to study the effect of swimming training on body weight gain and brown adipose tissue (BAT) type 2 iodothyronine deiodinase responses in(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) lesions were found in 85 of 91 children with acute leukemia. Cerebral atrophy was the most common lesion, occurring in 65 percent. Atrophy was most severe in children treated with intrathecal methotrexate alone or in combination with radiation therapy, in children youngest at time of onset of leukemia, and in children in whom(More)
We report a case of dystonia with a partial deletion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 18 and androgen insensitivity. Neurologic findings in the 18p syndrome are reported to include mental retardation, seizures, incoordination, tremor, and chorea. A 15-year-old girl with a denovo 18p deletion [karyotype 46, XY, del (18)(p11.1)] developed progressive(More)
Because hereditary hyperekplexia results from a defect in the glycine receptor, we studied in five patients several spinal inhibitory pathways that are thought to use either glycine or gamma-aminobutyric acid as a neurotransmitter. Three patients had a mutation in the alpha1 subunit of the glycine receptor, whereas two sisters with the same clinical(More)
Giant axonal neuropathy is a progressive central-peripheral axonopathy characterized by distention of axons by aggregated neurofilaments. We report two female siblings with giant axonal neuropathy. Both patients developed symptoms of a chronic progressive polyneuropathy at age 3 years. Clinical evidence of central nervous system involvement was present in(More)
  • M Nigro
  • Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…
  • 1991
The treatment of urinary calculus disease has changed dramaticlly over the last 10 years. What once involved an open surgical procedure, often with a lengthy hospital stay, can now often be done as a day procedure under local anesthesia. This change has been brought about by technological advances in extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous(More)