84 patients of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) of Janz were studied. Diagnosis was confirmed using clinical and electro-encephalographic (EEG) criterias. 58 (78%) patients of JME were referred as 'refractory or uncontrolled seizures'. Ignoring myoclonic episodes and non-use of activation procedures in EEG were important reasons for diagnostic delay.… (More)
Central motor conduction time (CMCT) to abductor digiti minimi (ADM) and tibialis anterior (TA) was measured in 21 patients of motor neuron disease (MND). In the upper limb, the motor pathways were inexcitable in 13 and central motor conduction time (CMCT-ADM) was prolonged in 7 sides. In the lower limbs the motor pathways were inexcitable in 10 and CMCT-TA… (More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of excitatory amino acid glutamate (Glu) in the pathophysiology of motor neuron disease (MND). It was observed that blood Glu levels were significantly higher in MND patients with respect to healthy controls. The data indicate that Glu homeostasis is altered in the patients with MND.