We studied the regional distribution of infectious amyloid protein by western immunoblots of brain tissue extracts from 37 patients with different forms of spongiform encephalopathy, i.e., 16 sporadic cases, 18 familial cases with a variety of mutations, and 3 iatrogenic cases. In sporadic and familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, amyloid protein… (More)
Diagnosis of embolic stroke is based on identification of a source of embolus (SOE) and on neurologic symptoms acknowledged as "clinical criteria." To test the validity of these criteria, we analyzed the symptoms at onset in 193 patients hospitalized after acute cerebral infarction. Patients were grouped according to identification of a cardiac SOE (106… (More)
AIMS To evaluate the occurrence of anosognosia (lack of awareness) and anosodiaphoria (insouciance) in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to evaluate the influence of a worsening of dementia on these phenomena. METHODS A self-evaluation scale was used assessing degrees of anosognosia and anosodiaphoria; furthermore, a… (More)
A patient with long-standing intention myoclonus was treated with oral clonazepam, which resulted in clinical and electrophysiologic improvement as manifested by dramatic reduction in intention myoclonus and diminished amplitude of somatosensory evoked potentials after treatment.