Rebecca Munn

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OBJECTIVE We used coherence analysis to test for leading discharges on an ipsilateral right mesial temporal lesion in a 5 year old boy with flexor spasms. METHOD Digital EEG analysis with video-EEG telemetry was performed preparatory to epilepsy surgery. RESULTS Study of 10 spasms with head drop and subsequent flexion of both arms demonstrated an(More)
The effects of Moraxella bovis on the morphologic features of purified bovine neutrophils and bovine corneal epithelial cells were examined, using transmission and scanning electron microscopy and light microscopy. Within 2 minutes after incubation of bovine neutrophils with living M bovis, electron microscopic cellular changes included vacuolation,(More)
The role of lamotrigine (LTG) in childhood epilepsy is emerging. We evaluated the efficacy and adverse effects of LTG in an open, prospective study of 56 children with generalized epilepsies. Six (11%) children became seizure-free, and 24 (43%) had greater than 50% reduction in seizure frequency. LTG was effective against a broad range of generalized(More)
The typical example of malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) or dermatofibrosarcoma protruberans (DFSP) does not require ancillary studies for diagnosis. However, hemorrhage with cystic change consisting of blood-filled spaces may closely mimic a vascular neoplasm. Eight fibrohistiocytic sarcomas exhibiting these angiomatoid features, initially mistaken for(More)
Clobazam is a 1,5-benzodiazepine reported to have a wide spectrum of antiepileptic activity and is associated with less neurotoxicity than the 1,4-benzodiazepines, nitrazepam and clonazepam. The effect of clobazam on seizure control and neurologic behavior was examined prospectively in 115 children (average age: 8.4 years) with intractable seizures.(More)
Paralysis induced by neuromuscular blocking agents facilitates ventilation of seriously ill patients but may preclude clinical recognition of seizures. We describe the occurrence of severe cognitive impairment in a 14-year-old girl in whom status epilepticus was recognized only when pancuronium was withdrawn after 14 hours of paralysis. This patient(More)
Clobazam is a new benzodiazepine recently introduced in Canada on an experimental basis. We report our experience with 27 children (average age 9.1 years) with severe intractable seizure disorders. All had mixed seizures (41% focal plus generalized, 59% mixed generalized) and 93% were mentally retarded. Eighty-five percent had multiple daily seizures and(More)