Vettakikoru V Vedanarayanan

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Undetectable anticonvulsant blood levels indicate sustained noncompliance (several consecutive doses missed). We compared 91 consecutive outpatients with epilepsy and undetectable anticonvulsant blood levels to 100 patients seen during the same time period, verified as compliant by acceptable serum levels. We hypothesized that pay status, application for(More)
The literature on cerebrospinal fluid opening pressures for pediatric patients is scant. A retrospective study of measured opening pressures during lumbar punctures of pediatric patients in a controlled, uniform setting was conducted. These procedures were performed in an outpatient surgery setting under anesthesia. Patients' end-tidal carbon dioxide levels(More)
Expanding cysts of the septum pellucidum, although rare, may be a cause of significant neurological dysfunction. Most become symptomatic as a result of obstruction of the interventricular foramina and produce headaches, papilledema, emesis, and loss of consciousness. Behavioral, autonomic, and sensorimotor symptoms occur when an expanding cyst impinges on(More)
Guillian Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acquired disease of the peripheral nerves that is characterized clinically by rapidly progressing paralysis, areflexia, and albumino-cytological dissociation. It affects both genders, involves people of all ages, is reported worldwide, and in the post-polio era, it is the most common cause of an acute generalized(More)
Mitochondrial disorders are important causes of progressive ataxia in children. Clinical examination, metabolic studies, imaging studies, muscle biopsies, and mitochondrial DNA studies are required to arrive at a specific diagnosis. There is poor correlation between phenotype and genotype in mitochondrial disorders. Ataxia is a major clinical presentation(More)
To understand the role of neutrophil leukocytosis in hemolytic uremic syndrome, we studied the changes in neutrophil function in the modified generalized Shwartzman reaction in rabbits. This model resembles hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with endotoxemia. At the end of an endotoxin infusion, we observed leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and a decrease in(More)
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