Valentina M. Racaru

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The comorbidity between epilepsy and sleep disorders is well documented. However, the mechanisms underlining this comorbidity are not fully understood. The putative role of anti epileptic drugs in sleep architecture disturbances in epileptic children needs to be explored. In this study, we analysed sleep architecture of 75 epileptic children (30 females and(More)
We report a case of pericarditis supervening after 5-fluorouracil infusion in a 52-year-old patient suffering from metastatic rectal cancer. Besides its well-known side-effects (mucitis, diarrhea, nausea, hematotoxicity), this molecule sometimes induces cardio-toxicity, which can take different clinical forms, pericarditis being one of the most uncommon.(More)
BACKGROUND Succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADH) is a rare neurometabolic disorder involving the degradation of gamma-aminobutyric acid. Clinically, SSADH deficiency causes progressive or static encephalopathy with late infantile to early childhood onset. It is known that sleep disorders are a common clinical finding in these patients.(More)
A clinical case of mitochondrial diabetes is reported in a young woman aged 26, also presenting with a neurosensorial deafness. A type MELAS 3243 A>G mutation was found and confirmed the diagnosis which was raised by the maternal history of diabetes and hearing impairment. Clinical description, associated co-morbidities, genetic analysis and differential(More)
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