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Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) was diagnosed in two Oman Arab men, aged 50 and 75 years respectively, both with a history of rapidly developing dementia and myoclonic jerks. Illness developed over a period of 3 months in the first case and over six months in the second. Electroencephalography in both subjects showed periodic triphasic sharp waves(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) are classified clinically as pure when progressive spasticity occurs in isolation or complicated when other neurologic abnormalities are present. At least 22 genetic loci have been linked to HSP, 8 of which are autosomal recessive (ARHSP). HSP complicated with the presence of thin corpus callosum (HSP-TCC) is a(More)
A review of MRI findings in seven patients with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome was carried out. Seven patients presented with unilateral painful ophthalmoplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging studies were carried out to evaluate the cavernous sinuses and orbits. Coronal fast spin-echo T2-weighted images and fat-saturated T1-weighted coronal and transverse images with(More)
The sympathetic skin response (SSR) is an evoked change in electrical skin potential and is an index of the function of sympathetic pathways. We studied the SSR evoked by electrical stimulation of the median nerve and recording from the contralateral hands in 30 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) without clinical autonomic signs and compared the(More)
The authors studied the acute effect of caffeine on the levodopa pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in 12 patients with idiopathic Parkinson disease. This double-blind, randomized, crossover study revealed that caffeine shortened the maximal plasma concentration of levodopa, decreased the latency to levodopa walking and tapping motor response, and(More)
A 60-year-old man presented with slowly progressive left hemi-Parkinsonism, left hand apraxia, myoclonus, dystonia, visuospatial disturbances, and alien limb phenomenon, resembling corticobasal syndrome. Eight years later, neuropathology revealed features of Alzheimer's disease, with asymmetrical (right more than left) cortical tau burden with image(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical study and follow up of myasthenia gravis patients in Oman. METHODS Follow up of 50 consecutive myasthenia gravis patients referred to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman for a median period of 3 years from 1997 to 2000. We based the diagnosis on the clinical picture, repetitive nerve stimulation tests and edrophonium test. We(More)