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PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic yield of a repeated EEG (REPEEG) after partial sleep deprivation (SD) in children and adolescents with one or more seizures who previously had had a standard EEG (STDEEG) without epileptiform abnormalities (EAs). In the literature, 32-75% of such REPEEGs after SD were reported to show EA. METHODS In a prospective,(More)
Daytime sleepiness is common in myotonic dystrophy and might be attributed to disturbed nocturnal breathing. Seventeen out of 22 patients complained of excessive daytime sleepiness, resembling "idiopathic hypersomnolence". Sleep apnoea might have contributed to daytime sleepiness in only three of 17 patients. Treatment with the central stimulant(More)
In 80 controls latencies of flexor carpi radialis (FCR) and in 94 controls latencies of soleus H-reflexes correlated well with length of the extremity, body height and age. Multiple regression equations using latency as a variable dependent on age and body height can be best used in practice when both reflexes are employed for demonstration of proximal(More)
We prospectively studied the reliability and accuracy of the electroencephalogram as a predictor of the risk of recurrence within 2 years in 157 patients with untreated idiopathic first seizures. In all patients, a standard electroencephalogram and, if necessary, an electroencephalogram after partial sleep deprivation were obtained. All(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the accuracy of the diagnosis, recurrence rate, and fate after the first recurrence in adult patients with an untreated idiopathic first seizure. DESIGN Hospital based follow up study. SETTING One university hospital and three general hospitals in The Netherlands. PATIENTS 165 patients aged 15 years or more with a clinically(More)
Degenerative cervical radiculopathy: clinical diagnosis and conservative treatment. A review. To provide a state-of-the-art assessment of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of degenerative cervical radiculopathy a literature search for studies on epidemiology, diagnosis including electrophysiological examination and imaging studies, and different types of(More)
This study prospectively assessed the level of correlation between functional and electrophysiological recovery after median and ulnar nerve lacerations. Motor and sensory recovery were recorded clinically and electrophysiologically every 3 months in 24 patients with 29 complete median or ulnar nerve lacerations. The strength of agreement between the(More)
The primary objectives of this study were to construct a self-assessment questionnaire for sleep disorders based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders-2, and to evaluate the questionnaire's psychometric properties with respect to its total score and the individual scores for each of the six sleep disorders. In total, 1269 patients,(More)
In 143 normal subjects latencies of H-reflexes of the flexor carpi radialis muscle were well correlated with arm lengths. In 32 patients with injury to cervical roots C5 to C8 it was shown that latencies were only abnormal in lesions of roots C6 or C7. It is suggested that in most instances root C6 or C7 and, probably both roots in some cases are involved(More)
The Sleep Disorders Questionnaire (SDQ) is a 176-item questionnaire designed to diagnose the presence of common sleep disorders. This study set out to assess the validity of a Dutch translation of the SDQ. Scores on 145 questionnaires were analyzed. A cluster analysis of these scores revealed the following clusters: healthy, depression, insomnia,(More)