Mina Massaro

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Intractable seizures are the most common manifestation in severe cases of tuberous sclerosis. Multidrug resistance type 1 (MDR1) gene expression is directly linked to the resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy as the major cause of treatment failure, but it has not been reported in tuberous sclerosis cells nor has the relationship between the MDR1 gene(More)
The presence of inexcitable motor nerves early in the course of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) identifies a subgroup of patients with more severe disease and delayed recovery. How frequently these electrodiagnostic findings reflect a primary axonal attack ("axonal" GBS) is controversial. We present two children with severe acute GBS, delayed recovery, and(More)
In anesthetized and deafferented rabbits, rhythmic and static contractions of the hindlimb muscles were elicited by stimulating the femoral nerve at 3 and 100 Hz with the intensity of 2.0-2.5 times threshold for the motor fibers. Rhythmic contractions caused a decrease in systemic blood pressure, heart rate, and vascular resistance of the resting hindlimb(More)
Stroke is a well-documented complication of amphetamine abuse. Methylphenidate, chemically and pharmacologically similar to amphetamines, is widely used in the treatment of attention deficit disorder in children. The possibility of vasculitis connected to methylphenidate should not be surprising. A case is reported of stroke associated with ingestion of(More)
Cardiorespiratory reflex responses during the initial phase of dynamic and static contraction of hindlimb muscles were studied in anesthetized dogs. Muscle contractions were elicited by stimulating the femoral and gastrocnemius nerves at 3 and 100 Hz with the intensity of 2.0-2.5 times the motor threshold for a 20-s period. Rhythmic contractions caused a(More)
Thirteen children with severe Guillain-Barré syndrome were treated with human immune globulin. Patients received a mean total dose of 1.9 gm/kg of human immune globulin for 2 or 5 days. To evaluate the relationship between the response to human immune globulin and electrodiagnostic findings, we compared the clinical outcome of 3 groups of children. The(More)
A 56-year-old man developed a pupil-involving left third nerve palsy. Imaging studies of the brain and intracranial vessels were normal. Neurological examination demonstrated a sensory polyneuropathy and mild distal weakness. Nerve conduction studies showed prolonged distal motor latencies. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test detected high titers of(More)
In anesthetized rabbits, rhythmic contractions of the gastrocnemius muscle elicited by stimulating the gastrocnemius nerves (40 trains/min of 0.5-ms rectangular pulses at 2.0-2.5 mult of motor threshold), increased pulmonary ventilation by increasing frequency (f). Expiratory duration (TE) was greatly reduced, while inspiratory time (TI) was much less(More)
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