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Morning recall of words presented before sleep was studied in relation to intervening night sleep measures in elderly subjects. Night sleep of 30 elderly subjects aged 61-75 years was recorded. Before sleep, subjects were presented with a list of paired non-related words and cued recall was asked immediately after the morning awakening. Recall positively(More)
PURPOSE Because several reports have described the relation between epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmias and suggest that changes in autonomic neural control of the heart could be involved in the pathogenesis of sudden unexplained death in patients with epilepsy, the aim of this study was to evaluate cardiac function in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. (More)
Nineteen patients with unilateral hemispheric lesions of a vascular or neoplastic nature were studied. Before the onset of disease, these patients had experienced dream recall at least once a week. During hospitalization their dream recall was investigated using a morning diary for 10 consecutive days. During this period, seven patients reported having(More)
The daytime sleepiness potentially associated with antihistamines was evaluated by the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) in a study comparing terfenadine with placebo. According to a double-blind, randomized, cross-over design, 12 healthy men were given either 120 mg terfenadine or placebo once daily in the morning, for 3 consecutive days with a 5-day(More)
The sensitivity of quantitative electroencephalogram (EEG) was compared with that of conventional EEG in patients with acute ischaemic stroke. In addition, a correlation between quantitative EEG data and computerized tomography (CT) scan findings was carried out for all the areas of lesion in order to reassess the actual role of EEG in the evaluation of(More)
Slow wave sleep (SWS) distribution across night sleep was shown to be different between infants and young adults. The present research aimed at studying the SWS distribution across night sleep in elderly subjects. Nine healthy elderly subjects, 61-71 years old, were submitted to nocturnal polygraphic sleep recording. Eleven young subjects, 21-23 years old,(More)
The muscle changes occurring in Parkinson's disease (PD) may come about as a consequence of the modified pattern of motor unit activation and rigidity, which are characteristic of the disease. A tendency towards hypertrophy of type I fibers and, in some instances, atrophy of type II fibers has been observed. Fourteen patients affected by PD and 10(More)
Dream reports of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) were analyzed to ascertain whether cognitive deficits associated with this nonfocal brain pathology influence dream structure or dream recall. Fifteen outpatients with idiopathic PD were sampled (diagnosed from 1 to 10 years and currently in stage II or III of Hoehn and Yarh's scale); all were without(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical relevance of daytime sleepiness associated with carbamazepine (CBZ) and vigabatrin (VGB) was objectively assessed by the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and nocturnal sleep recordings. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-six patients with partial epilepsy and mean monthly seizure frequency of 4, aged 18 to 48 years, receiving chronic(More)