Walter Silva

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PURPOSE To determine the predictive value of clinical features and medical history in patients with nonepileptic seizures (NESs). METHODS One hundred sixty-one consecutive ictal video-EEGs were reviewed, and 17 patients with 41 NESs identified. NES diagnosis was defined as paroxysmal behavioral changes suggestive of epileptic seizures recorded during(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that early endoscopic intervention, performed on patients with acute gallstone pancreatitis and biliopancreatic obstruction, reduces systemic and local inflammation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The role of early endoscopic intervention, in the treatment of acute gallstone pancreatitis, remains controversial. Previous(More)
Interoception, the perception of our body internal signals, plays a key role in maintaining homeostasis and guiding our behavior. Sometimes, we become aware of our body signals and use them in planning and strategic thinking. Here, we show behavioral and neural dissociations between learning to follow one's own heartbeat and metacognitive awareness of one's(More)
The transplant law of 1971 based on informed consent, allows people to register their willingness to be a donor upon death. Since 1978 the governmental Institution, the National Bank of Organs and Tissues (BNOT), have been regulated the organ and tissue donation. Important progress was implemented in the BNOT and specially in the National Multi-tissue Bank(More)
The ideal arterial graft must share identical functional properties with the host artery. Surgical reconstruction of the common carotid artery (CA) is performed in several clinical situations, using expanded polytetrafluoroethylene prosthesis (ePTFE) or saphenous vein (SV) grafts. At date there is interest in obtaining an arterial graft that improves the(More)
PURPOSE Fever induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school age children (FIRES) is a devastating condition initiated by prolonged perisylvian refractory status epilepticus (SE) triggered by fever of unknown cause. SE may last more than 1 month, and this condition may evolve into pharmacoresistant epilepsy associated with severe cognitive(More)
Records of brain electrical activity from intracranial EEG of four patients with different types of epilepsy are analyzed to predict the epileptic seizure onset. A method based on the evolution of the accumulated energy using wavelet analysis is introduced. This is an efficient method to predict epileptic seizures: from 13 preseizure signals, the seizure(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to assess the cognitive function status in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy and hippocampal sclerosis (TLE+HS) to determine their cognitive function profile and to correlate material-specific memory deficits with HS laterality diagnosed by MRI. METHODS Seventy-one patients were assessed with a(More)
The issue of psychotic disorders in epilepsy has given rise to great controversy among professionals; however, there are not many studies in this area and the physiopathological mechanisms remain unknown. The aim of this study was to describe the spectrum of psychotic disorders in an Argentine population with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (RTLE) and to(More)