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Children with a history of a prolonged febrile seizure show signs of acute hippocampal injury on magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, animal studies have shown that adult rats who suffered febrile seizures during development reveal memory impairments. Together, these lines of evidence suggest that memory impairments related to hippocampal injury may be(More)
BACKGROUND The presurgical evaluation of children with intractable epilepsy includes evaluation by an experienced clinician, MRI, video EEG, and functional imaging techniques to localize seizure onset. However, the contributions of each investigation to surgical decision making has not been systematically assessed. METHOD Data used for decision on(More)
In pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy, nuclear medicine can provide important additional information in the presurgical localization of the epileptogenic focus. The main modalities used are interictal (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) and ictal regional cerebral perfusion study with single-photon emission computed tomography(More)
A 13- year-old girl presented with unilateral psychogenic pseudoptosis. She had sudden-onset ptosis on the left side 3 weeks before presentation. Careful review of her medical history revealed multiple assessments for chronic pain symptoms over the previous 2 years. Physical examination revealed isolated ptosis on the left side, with no other abnormal(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate quantitative changes in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography and fractional anisotropy (FA) of the pons along with clinical correlation, in patients who receive re-irradiation for progressive diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). METHODS A retrospective case review of children with progressive(More)
Paclitaxel is widely used in the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Formulations of paclitaxel contain surfactants and solvents or albumin derived from human blood. The use of co-solvents such as polyoxyethylated castor oil is thought to contribute to toxicity profile and hypersensitivity reactions as well as leaching of plasticizers(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) form important treatable myopathies, hence it is important to recognize and categorize them. In some cases, the differential diagnosis between IIM and muscular dystrophies can be difficult. AIM To study the clinical and laboratory features of patients with IIMs and compare and contrast this group with(More)
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