Sudhanshu Chokroverty

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We studied six restless legs syndrome (RLS) patients with [F18]fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). We also studied four of these same patients with [F18]fluorodopa (FDOPA) PET. The patients' FDG and FDOPA PET scans were compared with those from age-matched healthy control subjects. No significant differences between the two groups(More)
After verifying the diagnosis of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in 105 patients who are part of a nationwide support group, we undertook a telephone survey of their symptomatology. We then compared the answers with those of 33 of our own RLS patients who had undergone a neurologic examination and had a periodic limb movement in sleep (PLMS) index of > 5(More)
In a double-blind randomized crossover trial, oxycodone or placebo was given in divided night-time doses to 11 patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS) for 2 weeks prior to appropriate polysomnographic studies. Under double-blinded conditions, patients were asked to do daily ratings of their leg sensations, motor restlessness and daytime(More)
This article summarizes sleep disturbances in a variety of neuro-degenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Sleep complaints in these conditions include insomnia, hypersomnia, abnormal motor activity and behavior during sleep, sleep-related breathing problems, and circadian rhythm sleep(More)
A double-blind randomized crossover study of 7.5 mg bromocriptine at bedtime versus placebo was conducted in 30-day phases (with a 2-week washout period between phases) in 6 patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome. Five patients experienced partial subjective improvement in restlessness and paresthesias on bromocriptine as opposed to placebo and(More)
Neuroleptic-induced akathisia (NIA) is motor restlessness caused by dopamine receptor blocking antipsychotic agents. Nine patients with NIA and 11 patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS) were studied polysomnographically. The sleep disturbances were milder in NIA than idiopathic RLS but increased numbers of awakenings and decreased sleep(More)
Polysomnographic and multiple sleep latency studies documented recurrent apneic episodes during NREM sleep stages 1 and 2 and REM sleep in 11 of 16 narcoleptic patients. Episodes were predominantly central, but obstructive and mixed events were also observed. Apneas were accompanied by mild to moderate oxygen desaturation.
In order to understand which neural elements are excited after percutaneous magnetic coil (MC) stimulation over the cervical vertebral column we have performed such study in 8 normal subjects and 4 patients. On moving the coil rostrocaudally up to 3 cm and horizontally up to 2 cm from the midline we found no change in the latencies of the compound muscle(More)
We describe a technique of magnetic coil (MC) stimulation of the thoracic spinal nerves and roots in 12 normal subjects and a patient with diabetes mellitus. We kept the MC flat against the vertebral column in the midline over T-7, T-8, and T-9 spinous processes and obtained compound muscle action potentials from the upper rectus abdominis, external(More)