Pat Reeves-Tyer

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The computation of speech codes (i.e. phonology) is an important aspect of word reading. Understanding the neural systems and mech- anisms underlying phonological processes provides a foundation for the investigation of language in the brain. We used high-resolution three-dimensional positron emission tomography (PET) to investigate neural systems essential(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a controlled trial of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). METHODS Twenty-four patients with localization-related epilepsy were randomized to blinded active or placebo stimulation. Weekly seizure frequency was compared for 8 weeks before and after 1 week of 1-Hz TMS for 15 minutes twice daily. RESULTS When the 8-week baseline(More)
PURPOSE To study the relation of hippocampal 5HT1A receptor binding to symptoms of depression in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. Depression is common in people with epilepsy, and reduced 5HT1A binding has been reported in patients with primary depressive disorders. METHODS We studied 45 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy confirmed by ictal(More)
UNLABELLED Preclinical studies suggest that serotonin 1A receptors (5-HT 1A) play a role in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Previous PET studies reported decreased 5-HT 1A binding ipsilateral to epileptic foci but did not correct for the partial-volume effect (PVE) due to structural atrophy. METHODS We used PET with(More)
PURPOSE Memory deficits and depression are common in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Previous positron emission tomography (PET) studies have shown reduced mesial temporal 5HT1A-receptor binding in these patients. We examined the relationships among verbal memory performance, depression, and 5HT1A-receptor binding measured with(More)
OBJECTIVE Succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase (SSADH) deficiency is an autosomal recessive disorder of GABA metabolism characterized by elevated levels of GABA and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. Clinical findings include intellectual impairment, hypotonia, hyporeflexia, hallucinations, autistic behaviors, and seizures. Autoradiographic labeling and slice(More)
We studied the efficacy of felbamate (FBM) in combination with valproic acid (VPA) in 13 patients with the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and evaluated the contribution of each drug. Following stabilization on VPA monotherapy, FBM or placebo titration was performed for two observation periods lasting 7 weeks with a washout period between them. 6-h(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the evolution of cerebral glucose metabolism after partial seizure onset in children, and its relation to clinical variables. METHODS Thirty-eight children had 3.4 +/-.8 (18)FDG-PET scans over 3.0 +/- 1.3 years starting within a year after their third unprovoked partial seizure. (18)FDG-PET was analyzed with a region of interest(More)
BACKGROUND Autosomal dominant partial epilepsy with auditory features (ADPEAF) is an idiopathic focal epilepsy syndrome with auditory symptoms or receptive aphasia as major ictal manifestations, frequently associated with mutations in the leucine-rich, glioma inactivated 1 (LGI1) gene. Although affected subjects do not have structural abnormalities detected(More)
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