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The effects of the mobile phone (MP) electromagnetic fields on electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potentials (ERP) were examined. With regard to the reported effects of MP on sleep, 22 patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy were exposed or sham exposed for 45 min to the MP (900 MHz, specific absorption rate 0.06 W/kg) placed close to the right ear(More)
A series of 57 patients (from 51 families) with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) has been diagnosed during the last 25 years. Using clinical and electrophysiological criteria together with results of ultrastructural, histochemical, immunohistochemical and neuropathological analyses it has been possible to classify the following NCL types. Two cases were(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in the tone of the autonomic nervous system during sleep occur and characterize individual sleep stages and probably also sleep cycles. The spectral analysis of the heart rate variability (SA HRV) is a tool for exact assessment of autonomic nervous activity giving us precise information on the activity of the autonomic nervous system--on(More)
A retrospective survey of consecutive 480 adult patients (394 men, 96 women, mean age 50.3, SD +/- 10.4 years) with sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) was made in attempt to find out among them the patients with epilepsy. In total 19 subjects (17 men, 2 women, average age 55.8 +/- 8.7 years) representing 4.0% experienced at least two seizures in adult age. The(More)
Spectral analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) during overnight polygraphic recording was performed in 11 healthy subjects. The total spectrum power, power of the VLF, LF and HF spectral bands and the mean R-R were evaluated. Compared to Stage 2 and Stage 4 non-REM sleep, the total spectrum power was significantly higher in REM sleep and its value(More)
The present work is focused on REM sleep density in patients with primary hypersomnia in comparison with non-hypersomnia subjects. 28 unmedicated patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy (NC) and 10 unmedicated patients suffering from the polysymptomatic form of idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) and their age- and sex-matched controls were included in the study. The(More)
Four children, 3 boys and 1 girl, with the syndrome of acquired aphasia Landau-Kleffner were followed up during the last 10 years. In 3 children an episodic form of the disease with a good response to corticosteroid treatment and with a favourable prognosis was observed. In the other 1 no improvement of speech function was observed and also epileptic fits(More)
Visual (VEP) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) were studied in 31 patients with hereditary motor-sensory neuropathy (HMSN)--in the absolute majority of cases HMSN type I. Prolonged P100 latency was found in the two oldest patients only, though the amplitude of that wave was significantly lower in the adult patients compared with the controls.(More)