We describe a 65-year-old male who presented with acute onset inability to read, without any difficulty in writing. A clinical diagnosis of alexia without agraphia was made and the patient was subjected to routine investigations including contrast MRI. MRI showed a ring-enhancing lesion in left occipital area, suggestive of neurocysticercosis supported by… (More)
OBJECTIVES Buffered low-dose sublingual transmucosal zolpidem lozenge hemitartrate (ST zolpidem) is being developed for the treatment of middle-of-the-night insomnia. The objective of this double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study (n = 24) was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK) and daytime-sedative profile of 1.0, 1.75, and 3.5 mg dose of the… (More)
A 60-year-old male, presented with insidious onset, gradually progressive, burning paresthesia over the saddle area, sphincteric disturbance, impotence and paraparesis. Investigations revealed a ring-enhancing lesion in the conus medullaris suggestive of neurocysticercosis. This was supported by quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay from purified… (More)
This case report describes a rare, non-epileptic manifestation of neurocysticercosis where a 22-year-old male presented with acute onset right 3rd nerve palsy with left hemiplegia (Weber syndrome). Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed cysticercus granuloma. The patient improved and became asymptomatic with steroid treatment.… (More)
Overcorrection and physical restraint procedures have been shown to be effective in controlling certain classes of maladaptive behavior in mentally retarded persons. In the present study, an alternating treatments design was used to measure the differential effects of overcorrection and physical restraint procedures in the treatment of pica. Changes in… (More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate potential gender effects on efficacy and safety of a buffered zolpidem sublingual tablet (ZST) formulation. METHODS Post hoc analysis of the pivotal sleep laboratory and outpatient studies, per gender. RESULTS In the sleep laboratory study, polysomnography-derived latency to persistent sleep after middle-of-the-night was significantly… (More)
We describe a 12 years old male who presented with one year history of cognitive decline with extrapyramidal features. Wilson disease was diagnosed on basis of biochemical studies and MRI. MRI showed increased signal intensity on T2 weighted images in basal ganglia and supratentorial with infratentorial gray and white matter. Our patient developed white… (More)
Dopa-responsive dystonias are rare. We report a 14-year-old male who was diagnosed as a case of limb girdle dystrophy and had features suggestive of dopa-responsive dystonia.