Prafull Mohan

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The present prospective study undertaken in a specialized neurological center of a developing country deals with 1,000 epileptic patients classified in accordance with the International Classification. Eighty-one percent of the patients could be classified, with a lower incidence in the younger age group. Partial epilepsy was found to be far more common(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy services in India are mostly located in urban areas and are often overcrowded. It is difficult, therefore, to organize long term management programmes. We report our experience at a tertiary referral centre on follow up of patients with epilepsy through regular postal review. METHODS One hundred consecutive patients with epilepsy (63(More)
Ayurveda, the Indian system of traditional medicine, uses a concoction of several spices, herbs and minerals for the treatment of diseases. In a clinical prospective study we have evaluated the efficacy of Ayurveda treatment (a concoction in cow's milk of powdered Mucuna pruriens and Hyoscyamus reticulatus seeds and Withania somnifera and Sida cordifolia(More)
Computerized tomography (CT) is widely used in the diagnostic work-up of epilepsy. However, there are only scant reports of transient postictal CT abnormalities. Three patients who presented with elementary partial seizures and manifested transient CT findings are presented. The need for an adequate ictus-free period for CT evaluation of seizure disorders(More)
Psychiatric disorder was studied in 62 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (study group) and 70 patients with grand mal epilepsy (control group), both diagnosed electroencephalographically. The two groups were similar as regards age, sex, socio-economic status, duration and frequency of fits, family history and premorbid personality. A significantly(More)
IgG antibody to M. tuberculosis antigen-5 and tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) was measured by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens of 55 patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and 55 patients with non-tuberculous neurological diseases (control group). The geometric mean antibody titre in CSF(More)
Six cases of bacterial intracavernous carotid artery aneurysms of extravascular origin secondary to cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis are reported along with a review of 12 similar cases collected from the literature. Of the authors' six cases, there were three children and three adults. Meningitis was found in five patients. All patients received prolonged(More)
Thirty-two cases of juvenile and adult onset, non-familial, spinal, segmental muscular atrophy seen in two widely separated geographical regions of India were studied over the last 15 years. The characteristic features were: the non-familial, non-endemic nature, the strictly segmental distribution from the clinical and EMG point of view, which involved(More)
Twenty patients with Tropical Pancreatic Diabetes (TPD) were evaluated by Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEP) in order to detect any possible subclinical involvement of auditory pathways. The latencies of BAEP Wave III (p < 0.009) and V (p < 0.47) as well as the Interpeak Latencies I-III (p < 0.002), and I-V (p < 0.019) were significantly prolonged(More)
Necrotizing myelopathy is an uncommon neurological disorder. Till 1991, only 31 cases have been described in the literature. In this report, clinical and neuropathological features in two patients with necrotizing myelopathy are described. The precise aetiological agent in first patient was undetermined, However in the second patient there was serological(More)