Nancy Bass

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Various paraneoplastic autoantibodies have been linked to discrete neurologic syndromes and tumors in adults, but little is known about their incidence in children. We report a cross-sectional study of known paraneoplastic antibodies in 59 children with opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia, 86% of whom were moderately or severely symptomatic, and 68% of whom had(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to report the patterns of injury observed in five patients who suffered brain damage consequent to neonatal hypoglycemia. METHODS The imaging studies and clinical records of five patients with brain damage caused by neonatal hypoglycemia were reviewed retrospectively. Patterns of injury were compared with those described in the(More)
Intracranial resistance and compliance were assessed in the cerebrospinal fluid system of rat, dog, and man by means of low-volume, short-duration infusions of artificial CSF into the subarachnoid space. A family of pressure/time response curves was obtained for each species: at low flow rates, steady-state pressure elevations were associated with normal(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether pontomedullary corticospinal tract involvement is a common and specific finding of adrenoleukodystrophy on MR images. METHODS MR images of 10 patients with biochemically proved adrenoleukodystrophy who were examined during the last 6 years were reviewed retrospectively to determine the frequency of corticospinal tract(More)
Arachnoid villi in the intracranial dural sinuses constitute the principal sites for absorption of proteins and particulates from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system. Although arachnoid villi in the rat are morphologically less complex than those found in other mammals, their resistance to CSF outflow, as assessed by a graded series of contstant flow(More)
Unilateral cerebrovascular occlusion was produced in heparinized rats within seconds after injection of microgram quantities of sodium arachidonate into the internal carotid artery. Electroencephalographic activity over the affected cerebral hemisphere became attenuated, and cerebral blood flow decreased by half. A neurologic syndrome, including ipsilateral(More)
Somesthetic information from lower extremities is processed by cerebral cortex after traversing the sensory pathways of peripheral nerve, spinal cord, brain-stem and thalamus. Clinical utility of somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) during human development requires systematic analysis of normative data acquired during various stages of body growth and(More)
Unilateral cerebrovascular occlusion was produced in heparinized rats within 60 seconds after an injection of sodium arachidonate (in doses exceeding 0.45 milligram per kilogram) into the carotid artery. Electroencephalographic activity over the affected cerebral hemisphere was suppressed, and cerebral blood flow decreased by half. Microscopic examination(More)
OBJECT Although survival for extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs) has improved in the past 3 decades, these infants remain prone to complications of prematurity, including intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). The authors reviewed the outcomes for an entire cohort of ELGANs who suffered severe IVH at their institution during the past 12 years to(More)