R. E. Lovelace

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We studied the clinical, biochemical, and genetic features of eight patients with the autosomal recessive mitochondrial syndrome mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE). MNGIE is clinically characterized by ophthalmoparesis, peripheral neuropathy, leukoencephalopathy, gastrointestinal symptoms (recurrent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)(More)
Medical treatment of dystonia usually results in an incomplete response and is frequently unsuccessful. Peripheral surgical therapy is available for some focal dystonias, but may only offer temporary relief and may have unacceptable complications. We have used local injections of botulinum toxin into the appropriate muscles for treatment of disabling focal(More)
The sympathetic skin response (SSR), recorded at the hand and foot, was elicited using different classes of stimuli in 20 normal controls and 10 patients with peripheral neuropathy. We found that SSR latencies changed significantly with different recording sites, but not with different stimulation sites. Additionally, after ischemic conduction block of the(More)
We describe a patient with sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy and cranial neuropathy due to autopsy-proven neurolymphomatosis defined by infiltration of peripheral nerves by tumor cells and review the findings in 39 previously reported patients. The cause of the neuropathy is not known. The association with immune-deficient states suggests virally mediated(More)
We identified two patients with pathogenic single nucleotide changes in two different mitochondrial tRNA genes: the first mutation in the tRNA(Asn) gene, and the ninth known mutation in the tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene. The mutation in tRNA(Asn) was associated with isolated ophthalmoplegia, whereas the mutation in tRNA(Leu(UUR)) caused a neurological syndrome(More)
This study was performed to determine whether vein grafts might serve as a conduit for nerve regeneration. A 1 cm segment of sciatic nerve was removed bilaterally in 12 Sprague-Dawley rats. On one side the gap was not repaired, and on the other side a segment of femoral vein was used to bridge the nerve gap. Nerve conduction studies and necropsies were(More)
A retrospective study of 108 patients with myasthenia gravis who had solely ocular symptoms and signs at onset was carried out to identify factors influencing prognosis. Increasing duration of pure ocular myasthenia was associated with a decreasing risk of late generalized symptoms; only 9 (15%) of the observed generalizations occurred after more than 2(More)
Because digit 4 (D4) has dual innervation, median and ulnar sensory latencies can be determined over identical distances. To determine if D4 testing is more sensitive than other commonly used techniques to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), we examined 42 hands with clinical evidence of carpal tunnel syndrome and 43 control hands. D4 latency was(More)