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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate cognitive functions using auditory event-related brain potentials (ERP) in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS The P300 component of ERP was studied in 36 female FMS patients and 22 control subjects. The short form 36 (SF-36) medical outcome study was used to determine quality of life. Number of tender(More)
Maternal use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of congenital abnormalities in the fetus. This is partly attributable to AEDs. We aimed to analyse seizure frequency and the rate and type of any congenital malformation related to pregnancies in women with epilepsy in this prospective study. Eighty four(More)
A patient with mirror movements associated with cervical meningocele has been presented in this report. The MRI showed normal cerebrum and cervical meningocele, and an anomaly at the posterior to the cervical spinal cord-medulla junction. Unilateral transcranial magnetic stimulation evoked bilateral responses at similar latencies on the thenar muscles which(More)
Sirs: Palatal myoclonus (PM) is an uncommon movement disorder characterized by vertical oscillation of the soft palate at 1 to 3 Hz and usually bilateral. Occasionally some other brainstem-innervated muscles may be involved. Some authors call it a palatal tremor [10, 12]. We report monozygotic male twins with essential palatal myoclonus. To our knowledge(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of various concentric needle electromyography (EMG) motor unit action potentials (cnMUPs) and macro-EMG motor unit potentials (mMUPs) parameters for differentiation between myopathic motor unit action potentials (MUPs) and normal MUPs. METHODS We have analyzed 112 cnMUPs and 84 mMUPs(More)
Some recent studies indicated that administration of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with occlusive vascular diseases. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is an endogenous nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor and increased plasma ADMA levels are associated with cardiovascular morbidity. We hypothesized that elevated plasma ADMA concentrations exist(More)
A relationship between hormones and seizures has been reported in animals and humans. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the association between serum levels of prolactin, nesfatin-1 and ghrelin measured different times after a seizure or non-epileptic event and compared with controls. The study included a total of 70 subjects, and of(More)
This study was planned to investigate the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system in fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) using sympathetic skin responses (SSR) and RR interval analysis. Thirty-four FM and 22 healthy subjects were recruited for the study. They were questioned for symptoms that are characteristic for FM and medical outcome study short form-36(More)
Cerebrovascular blood flow in absence seizures and flow patterns during the ictal period have not been thoroughly investigated. We aimed to evaluate cerebral blood flow changes in typical juvenile absence seizures during the ictal and postictal phases. Seizures were recorded in three patients (mean age: 21 +/- 1 years) with multiple daily typical absence(More)
Several studies based on psychometric tests have determined an impairment of cognitive functions in patients with androgen deficiency. However, little is known about event-related potentials (ERPs) alterations in male hypogonadism. We investigated alterations of ERP in male hypogonadism before and 3 months after gonadotropin treatment. ERPs were elicited in(More)