W. Riddle

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Fifteen patients with major depression who were being treated with bilateral electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) were investigated before and 45 min after a single ECT using split-dose Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPET or SPECT) with 99mTc-Exametazime. All patients suffered from unipolar depressive illness and were rated on the Newcastle scale and with(More)
Ten patients with Alzheimer-type dementia and nine age-matched normal controls were examined with SPECT, using split-dose 99mTc-labelled exametazime. The baseline condition involved repetition of the word 'yes' or 'no'. The activation condition involved recognition (indicated by a 'yes' or 'no') of words from a previously learned list presented along with(More)
Automatic volumetric measurements of brain structures and substructures is a prerequisite for longitudinal studies as well as studies aimed at measuring and quantifying differences between populations. This study tests the hypothesis that a fully automatic, atlas–based method can be used for the computation of the volume encompassed by the dura, the volume(More)
Status epilepticus is a rare complication of ECT. We describe a patient who suffered a prolonged seizure which required termination with intravenous diazepam. The status epilepticus was not accompanied by motor movements, and the diagnosis was made only because of simultaneous EEG monitoring. The incidence of status epilepticus after ECT may be(More)
The method of comparing premorbid versus current intellectual ability has become established clinical practice in the differential diagnosis of dementia versus depression. Recently, Schlosser & Ivison (1989) suggested that the comparison of premorbid ability versus current memory function may offer a more sensitive method of assessing early dementia. In the(More)
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