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Paroxysmal tonic upgaze of childhood is a rare, distinctive, childhood syndrome that may be associated with ataxia and sometimes strabismus or amblyopia. Neurological examination as well as metabolic studies, electroencephalogram and neuroradiological investigations are normal in these patients. Although it has been considered as an age-related,(More)
We report a 16-month-old boy with acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) who had an early relapse despite prompt treatment with high dose methylprednisolone. The second episode responded to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). This case illustrates the probability of relapses or treatment failures in ADEM after steroid treatment, and the use of(More)
We report 10 children with the diagnosis of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Diagnosis was based on clinical and radiologic findings, and after acute encephalitis was excluded by negative culture and antibody results. The most common presenting symptom was ataxia, followed by optic neuropathy, cranial nerve palsy, convulsions, motor dysfunction, and(More)
It would be desirable to establish and standardize methods that can measure the total antioxidant capacity level directly from vegetable extracts containing phenolics. Antioxidant capacity assays may be broadly classified as electron transfer (ET)- and hydrogen atom transfer (HAT)-based assays. The majority of HAT assays are kinetics-based, and involve a(More)
The chemical diversity of natural antioxidants (AOXs) makes it difficult to separate , detect, and quantify individual antioxidants from a complex food/biological matrix. Moreover, the total antioxidant power is often more meaningful to evaluate health beneficial effects because of the cooperative action of individual antioxidant species. Currently, there(More)
A 6-year old Turkish boy with a recently defined entity: "leukoencephalopathy with vanishing white matter" is described. He was born to consanguinous parents. His psychomotor development was normal till he first presented with fever and generalized tonic-clonic seizures at the age of 2.5, followed by rapid motor and mental deterioration. Decerebrate posture(More)
We report unusual MR serial imaging and electron microscopy findings in a 3-year-old boy who had Leigh syndrome with cytochrome-c oxidase (cox) deficiency. The MR imaging findings included periventricular white matter involvement, posteroanterior progression, and extension through the corpus callosum and internal capsule; however, no basal ganglia or brain(More)
Due to the negative impact of nitrate and nitrite on human health, their presence exceeding acceptable levels is not desired in foodstuffs. Thus, nitrite determination at low concentrations is a major challenge in electroanalytical chemistry, which can be achieved by fast, cheap, and safe electrochemical sensors. In this work, the working electrode (Au) was(More)
Development of easy, practical, and low-cost spectrophotometric methods is required for the selective determination of phenolic antioxidants in the presence of other similar substances. As electron transfer (ET)-based total antioxidant capacity (TAC) assays generally measure the reducing ability of antioxidant compounds, thiols and phenols cannot be(More)
Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis is one of the hereoffegenerative diseases for which clinical and neuropathologic findings are well documented. We present a patient with late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis with true precocious puberty; to our knowledge, this association has not been reported before. The association could be due to an underlying(More)
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