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A lack of normative data for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)-related measures of the lower limb muscles in patients with stroke prevents us from understanding whether changes in TMS-related measures are induced by treatment or are due to their variability and/or the natural evolution of the disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the(More)
The few reports that have been published on the current International Classification of Headache Disorders, Second Edition (ICHD-II), criteria for migralepsy and hemicrania epileptica have highlighted the considerable confusion regarding this "hot topic" within both headache and epilepsy classifications (ICHD-II and International League Against Epilepsy(More)
PURPOSE This multicenter, prospective study investigates the efficacy and safety of lacosamide adjunctive therapy in pediatric and adult patients with uncontrolled epilepsy. METHOD This study was carried out between September 2010 and December 2011 at 16 Italian and 1 German neurologic centers. Lacosamide was added to the baseline therapy at a starting(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of levetiracetam (LEV) monotherapy in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME). The study group consisted of 32 patients with epilepsy (20 males, 12 females) with a mean age of 13 years 3 months (SD 7y 11mo) at seizure onset. LEV was administered as the first drug; all patients were followed up at(More)
AIM To evaluate safety and efficacy of gabapentin in the treatment of severe chronic hiccups in patients with advanced cancer. METHODS Charts of all patients observed in the palliative care unit of a 4-bed hospital and at home by our Home Care Service were reviewed retrospectively.The presence of hiccups was routinely assessed. Patients with severe(More)
Changes in visual evoked potentials and decreased intracellular magnesium levels have been separately described in patients affected by migraine both during the attacks and in the interictal periods. An inverse correlation between increased P100 amplitude and lowered serum magnesium levels was found in children suffering from migraine with and without aura(More)
Changes in visual evoked potentials, mainly affecting the amplitude of the major positive wave, are referred to by many authors and are related to the pathophysiological basis of primary headache. We performed both transient pattern-reversal visual evoked potentials and spectral analysis by means of fast Fourier transform of 8-Hz steady-state(More)
BACKGROUND A new modified-release (MR) granule formulation of valproate (VPA) has been recently developed for the treatment of children with epilepsy. It consists of tasteless microspheres that can be sprinkled on soft foods and easily swallowed. There are no data on the effectiveness of this formulation in pediatric age. AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the(More)