Raymond Dumas

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The results of corpus callosotomy in 18 patients 16 years old and younger are presented. Eighty-three percent of our patients have had a significant improvement from the surgery (a decrease in seizure frequency of greater than 80% or no longer having generalized atonic, tonic, or tonic-clonic seizures). The procedure seems to be well tolerated in young(More)
The authors report a patient with Miller-Fisher syndrome in whom MRI of the brain stem showed increased signal density on T2 sequence anterior to the fourth ventricle, on the right and the left. The authors discuss the relation between these MRI abnormalities and some clinical features of the syndrome. The authors believe that the cardinal features of(More)
A multicentre, double-blind, randomized study was performed in 179 patients with acute ischaemic stroke resulting in limb paresis. The purpose was to compare the safety and efficacy of Org 10172 (1250 anti-Xa Units s.c. once daily) and heparin sodium (5000 IU s.c. twice daily) in preventing deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). Prophylaxis started within 72 hours of(More)
The authors report the ninth case of progressive familial encephalopathy in infancy, with calcification of the basal ganglia and chronic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lymphocytosis, as recently described by Aicardi and Goutieres. The encephalopathy appears during the first year of life with bilateral spasticity, continuing microcephaly, abnormal eye movements,(More)
The authors report a case of a 15-month-old infant who presented a left hemiballismus associated with left Marcus-Gunn pupil, and retrobulbar optic neuritis, which disappeared spontaneously in 7 days. Six weeks later, the infant experienced a mild paraparesis with a palsy of the left sixth cranial nerve, which disappeared following steroid therapy. Evoked(More)
The indications for method and the results of sphenoidal electrode insertion under local analgesia are evaluated in children. This technique makes it possible to study the hippocampal area, which cannot be studied by other extracranial electrodes. It also localizes in a temporal lobe some complex seizures without electrical events on surface recordings,(More)
Background and Purpose—The changing incidence of ischemic stroke is of major concern in view of its public health impact, to define the population concerned, to identify risk factors, and to set up health-care systems. The aim of this study was to evaluate the time trends associated with the incidence of all the subtypes of ischemic stroke and transient(More)
BACKGROUND Renal insufficiency is characterized by lipoprotein abnormalities including elevated triglyceride levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS The safety and efficacy of micronized fenofibrate as a treatment for dyslipidemia in patients with progressive renal insufficiency was evaluated in a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind study comparing(More)
The authors investigated the relationship between plasma lipids and the risk for cortical infarction (61 cases) and transient ischaemic attacks (TIA) (35 cases) compared with matched controls. They observed a maximal increase of total cholesterol, of very low-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), triglycerides, total apolipoprotein (Apo),(More)