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There has been an increased interest in speech pattern analysis applications of Parkinsonism for building predictive telediagnosis and telemonitoring models. For this purpose, we have collected a wide variety of voice samples, including sustained vowels, words, and sentences compiled from a set of speaking exercises for people with Parkinson's disease.(More)
Wernicke's syndrome, caused by thiamine deficiency, is most commonly associated with alcoholism but can also occur in patients who are malnourished or have malabsorption of nutrients for other reasons. Since the classic triad of encephalopathy, nystagmus and ataxia occurs simultaneously in only 10-33% of cases, a high index of suspicion is needed in any(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to compare the extent of inter-observer variability in the description of seizure semiology between both neurologists and caregivers. METHOD We prospectively investigated 93 consecutive patients monitored over the past 5 years in our video-EEG unit. The videotaped seizures of the patients were reviewed independently by two neurologists(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE SWI is a new technique for evaluating diffuse axonal injury associated with punctate hemorrhages. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of cerebral microhemorrhages in amateur boxers compared with nonboxers by using SWI and to evaluate the sensitivity of SWI compared with T2 FSE and T2*GE sequences. MATERIALS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES Although levodopa (LD) is the gold standard therapy for symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD), the chronic use of LD leads to the development of motor complications in almost all patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We assessed the presence and risk factors for motor complications in PD patients on LD therapy. We examined 555 PD patients(More)
PURPOSE An increased propensity for seizures is associated with different stages of the sleep-wake cycle. In this study, we prospectively analyzed patients with new-onset epilepsy and investigated the clinical correlates of the yield obtained from sleep electroencephalography (EEG) recordings in patients with a normal wakefulness EEG. METHODS All patients(More)
Recurrent hypersomnias are very rare with two subtypes as Kleine-Levin syndrome and menstruation-related hypersomnia, which is very rarely encountered worldwide. Here, we report a young girl with menstruation-related recurrent hypersomnia, who was misdiagnosed as epilepsy due to co-existing generalized epileptic discharges. The importance of this(More)
BACKGROUND Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (CJD) is a rare, progressive disease that has a vast clinical manifestation range. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and measurement of 14-3-3 in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may offer a pragmatic approach in the diagnosis of CJD as an alternative to histopathological confirmation. (More)
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