Valerie E Dechant

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OBJECTIVE To determine the relative contributions of psychological (mood and anxiety), social, and seizure-related variables to quality of life (QOL) scores in epilepsy. METHODS Outpatients (n = 435) with epilepsy completed the Quality of Life in Epilepsy 31 Inventory (QOLIE-31), Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II), Beck Anxiety Inventory, and a social(More)
OBJECTIVE To report 3 patients who developed anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis during pregnancy. DESIGN Case reports. SETTING University hospitals. Patients Three young women developed at 14, 8, and 17 weeks of gestation acute change of behavior, prominent psychiatric symptoms, progressive decrease of consciousness, seizures, dyskinesias,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) may increase the risk of thrombotic events (TE) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) through changes induced by storage coupled with SAH-related hypercoagulability. We sought to investigate the association between RBCT and the risk of TE in patients with SAH. METHODS 205 consecutive(More)
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