Volume 2  Issue 2

Volume 2  Issue 2

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Research Article

Impaired Sleep and Reduced Spontaneous Movement Activity in Acute Stroke: An Exploratory Study

Jianghai Ruan, Rüdiger J. Seitz*

Stroke damages the brain and most frequently becomes apparent clinically by hemiparesis. Recordings with the electroencephalogram (EEG) have revealed that stroke patients may exhibit focal slow waves activity (SWA) of 1 to 4 Hz as well as focal epileptic changes in the affected hemisphere. Focal SWA (1-4 Hz) has been reported to predict poor recovery from stroke but can last even for years as was described in aphasic stroke patients.           

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Case Report

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in a Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia: A Multifactorial Scenario

Luiz Carlos Porcello Marrone, MD*, Bianca Fontana Marrone, MD, João Pedro Farina Brunelli, William Alves Martins, Felipe Kalil-Neto, Antônio Carlos Huf Marrone, MD, PhD, Jaderson Costa da Costa, MD, PhD

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a clinicoradiologic disorder characterized by seizures, altered mental status, headaches and visual disturbance that is associated with white matter vasogenic edema predominantly affecting the occipital and parietal lobes of the brain. The most common neuroimaging presentation of PRES is the parieto-occipital subcortical T2 hyperintensity without enhancement.We report a case of seven years old boy that developed PRES during a clinical scenario with many possible triggers.              

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Case Report

Support Intervention for Siblings of Children with Developmental Disabilities: An Italian Experience

Valentina Genitori-D’Arrigo, Priscilla Mertoli, Luana Ferlito, Cristina Platania, Claudia Brogna, Domenico M. Romeo*

Siblings of children with disabilities showed a high incidence of behavior problems. Specific support programs are not provided.The aims of the present study are to assess the behavior of a group of Italian siblings of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and to analyze the possible influence of a specific support intervention.     

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