Rosario Domingo-Jiménez

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INTRODUCTION Levetiracetam (LEV) is the latest drug approved in the European Union for use in polytherapy in children over 4 years of age with partial epileptic seizures that are resistant to other antiepileptic drugs. AIM. To report our experience of associating LEV in children with medication resistant epileptic seizures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
We report the clinical and molecular analysis in a consanguineous family in which the skeletal dysplasias Léri-Weill dyschondrosteosis (LWD) and Langer mesomelic dysplasia (LMD) both segregate. A newborn male and his mother, both with Langer mesomelic dysplasia, are described. A homozygous SHOX homeobox point mutation, C517T, was identified by direct(More)
INTRODUCTION Topiramate (TPM) is a new antiepileptic drug whose multiple mechanisms of action justify both its broad therapeutic spectrum and its increasingly widespread use in childhood epilepsy. TPM acts as a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and, although this does not affect its effectiveness as an antiepileptic, it does account for certain side effects such(More)
INTRODUCTION Tiagabine (TGB) is an anti epileptic drug whose mechanism of action is due to a reduction in the neurone and astrocyte uptake of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), causing its concentration at the synapse to be increased. DEVELOPMENT We analyze the most usual pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics of TGB, considering current(More)
BACKGROUND Seipin/BSCL2 mutations can cause type 2 congenital generalised lipodystrophy (BSCL) or dominant motor neurone diseases. Type 2 BSCL is frequently associated with some degree of intellectual impairment, but not to fatal neurodegeneration. In order to unveil the aetiology and pathogenetic mechanisms of a new neurodegenerative syndrome associated(More)
INTRODUCTION The neuroaxonal dystrophies make up a group of neurodegenerative disorders of unknown origin, which are characterized by all showing axonal lesions. The infantile form, or Seitelberger s disease, is one of the forms of earliest onset and rapid progression. The clinical, neurophysiological and pathological criteria described by Aicardi and(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurocysticercosis is the most frequent parasitic disease affecting the central nervous system. It is a disease that is endemic to certain countries in South America. The phenomenon of immigration, however, has increased its prevalence in developed regions due to the arrival of immigrants from endemic areas. AIM To present the clinical and(More)
Lipodystrophies are a group of diseases mainly characterized by a loss of adipose tissue and frequently associated with insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia, and hepatic steatosis. In uncommon lipodystrophies, these complications frequently are difficult to control with conventional therapeutic approaches. This retrospective study addressed the(More)
Complex chromosome rearrangements (CCRs) are extremely rare in humans. About 20% of the apparently balanced CCRs have an abnormal phenotype and the degree of severity correlates with a higher number of breakpoints. Several studies using FISH and microarray technologies have shown that deletions in the breakpoints are common although duplications, insertions(More)
INTRODUCTION Febrile seizures are one of the most frequent reasons why patients visit the healthcare specialist. Up until now, patients with complex febrile seizures (CFS) have been hospitalised, bearing in mind the higher percentages of epilepsy and acute complications that were classically reported. Today there are studies that back the idea of being less(More)