Ruben Conde

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Converging evidence from animal and human studies suggest that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep modulates emotional processing. The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of selective REM sleep deprivation (REM-D) on emotional responses to threatening visual stimuli and their brain correlates using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).(More)
Diazepam (DZ), a clinically important drug, reduces alertness and can interfere with complex cognitive processes. The effect of DZ on the behavioural and neural correlates of rule-guided response selection has not been directly investigated. We studied DZ effects, compared to placebo (PL), on performance and brain responses, using fMRI, during rule(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the characteristics of patients on whom long-term Video-EEG monitoring is performed in a specialist centre and to assess its suitability to study refractory epilepsy patients. METHODS A prospective analysis and study of Video-EEG monitoring was performed in a series of 100 refractory epilepsy patients from a single centre. The(More)
Intraventricular haemorrhage and posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus are the most important neurological complications in preterm infants during the neonatal period. The prevalence of germinal matrix intraventricular haemorrhage widely varies depending on the population of study, but it is in any case increasing due both to the higher incidence of multiple and(More)
Daily life events confront us with new situations demanding responses to usual and unusual rules. Diazepam (DZ), a clinically important drug, facilitates the inhibitory activity of the GABAergic system. Prefrontal cortex, rich in DZ receptors, coordinates necessary resources to direct actions according to rules. The balance between excitatory and inhibitory(More)
BACKGROUND Palliative techniques such as partial corpus callosotomy (CC) and vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be effective for adequate control of seizures in pharmacoresistant patients who are not candidates for resective surgery. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze the efficacy of the combination of these two techniques in patients(More)
  • Bantle Jp, J Wylie-Rosett, Albright Al, Apovian Cm, Clark Ng, Franz Mj +90 others
  • 2013
We now know that eating fish regularly protects against heart disease and dying suddenly from a heart attack. This is because the oils in fish are unique—they have long-chain omega-3s, fatty acids found in few other foods. Fish omega-3s improve the way the heart works and make other conditions that contribute to heart disease less dangerous. For these(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Obstruction is the most common complication of ventriculoperitoneal shunts in patients with hydrocephalus. Despite technical advances, rates of obstruction have barely decreased and remain at over 40% of cases. Patients suffering from preterm-related posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus are considered a group with a particularly high risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of endoscopic assisted surgery of pituitary adenomas in transesphenoidal surgery, and in surgery of craneopharyngiomas using either minimally invasive approaches to the cranial base or transventricular approaches. MATERIAL AND METHODS We present our preliminary experience in eleven patients operated of sellar region(More)
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