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The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of intravenous levetiracetam (LEV-iv) in refractory status epilepticus (SE). A retrospective chart review was performed on patients who received LEV-iv for treatment of SE (n = 36) and had failed at least one other antiepileptic drug. LEV-iv (median 3000 mg/day; range 1000-9000) was(More)
Rotigotine (Neupro((R))) is a new non-ergolinic dopamine agonist transdermal patch that can be applied once daily. To date, it is approved for the treatment of early Parkinson's disease as monotherapy and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of advanced-stage Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome in several clinical trials. This review(More)
OBJECTIVE Treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS) is primarily based on drugs. Since many patients report improvement of symptoms due to cooling their legs, we examined the efficacy of cryotherapy in RLS. PATIENTS AND METHODS 35 patients (28 women, 60.9±12.5years) with idiopathic RLS and symptoms starting not later than 6pm were randomized into three(More)
azepines or clonidine at the start of the study. Patients taking anticonvulsants were not eligible to participate even if they were willing to washout anticonvulsants for the trial. Dr. Zvosec and colleagues raise concerns about a lack of a washout period. This was an acute four night study protocol where a single dose of other medication was unlikely to(More)
UNLABELLED Unilateral facial weakness is common. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) allows identification of a conduction failure at the level of the canalicular portion of the facial nerve and may help to confirm the diagnosis. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 216 patients with the diagnosis of peripheral facial palsy. The electrophysiological(More)
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