Ted Laurence Rothstein

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A prospective analysis of 40 patients with hypoxic-ischemic coma lasting at least 6 h following sudden cardiac arrest was undertaken. The patients, all of whom had preserved brain-stem function, were studied electrophysiologically with electroencephalography (EEG), and median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) within 48 h to establish prognostic(More)
The early recognition of comatose patients with a hopeless prognosis--regardless of how aggressively they are managed--is of utmost importance. Median somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) supplement and enhance neurological examination findings in anoxic-ischemic coma and are useful as an early guide in predicting outcome. The key finding is that(More)
  • T L Rothstein
  • 2000
The early recognition of comatose patients with a hopeless prognosis-regardless of how aggressively they are managed-is of utmost importance. Median somatosensory evoked potentials supplement and enhance neurologic examination findings in anoxic-ischemic coma and severe brain trauma, and are useful as an early guide to outcome. The key finding is that(More)
Polymyositis, transverse myelitis, ascending polyneuritis, bilateral optic neuritis, and hearing loss developed in a patient with high complement-fixing antibody titers to Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Each of her three children had primary atypical pneumonia with isolation of the organism. The neurologic disturbance is thought to represent a postinfectious(More)
The loss of the N20 component on testing median somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) has been established as the most reliable indicator of unfavorable prognosis in post-cardiopulmonary arrest patients. With the intervention of therapeutic hypothermia in the management of patients who remain comatose following cardiopulmonary arrest that association is(More)
Rational medical management of patients who remain comatose following cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) due to anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy depends upon the early identification of those with a hopeless prognosis - regardless of how aggressively they are managed. Conversely, it is mandatory that we recognize those patients with the potential to recover(More)
An 85-year-old man was hospitalized after developing sudden weakness on his right side and mild expressive aphasia. He had undergone γ knife stereotactic radiosurgery to the left thalamus 7.5 years earlier for a disabling essential tremor; the surgery had led to remarkable improvement in his ability to write and use utensils. He was being treated with(More)