Sikawat Thanaviratananich

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate in-patient mortality and predictors of death associated with convulsive status epilepticus (SE) in a large, multi-center, pediatric cohort. PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified our cohort from the KID Inpatient Database for the years 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2006. We queried the database for convulsive SE, associated diagnoses, and for(More)
OBJECTIVES Myocardial pathology is rarely associated with myasthenia gravis (MG). We describe a case of newly diagnosed MG with decompensated heart failure [stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SICM)] that occurred during the crisis phase. METHODS Case report and review of literature. RESULTS A 42-year-old woman underwent chemotherapy followed by a(More)
BACKGROUND Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A. cantonensis) is the major cause of infectious eosinophilic meningitis. Dead larvae of this parasite cause inflammation and exacerbate symptoms of meningitis. Corticosteroids are drugs used to reduce the inflammation caused by this parasite. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids for the(More)
A nine-year retrospective study of the new cases of myasthenia gravis (MG) at Ramathibodi Hospital was done to find the incidence, the symptoms, and the physical signs at initial attendance (IA) and at the time of correct diagnosis (CD). In contrast to previous studies on MG, we found an incidence of only 1.1 patient with MG/year in the department of(More)
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