Carla Anciones

Carla Anciones
Hospital Ruber Internacional · Department of Neurology

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Objective: This study was aimed to analyze the effectiveness of sodium channel blockers (SCBs) in CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD)-related epilepsy. Methods: A retrospective, observational study was performed, including patients with CDD diagnosis evaluated between 2016 and 2019 at three tertiary Epilepsy Centers. Demographic, electroclinical and...
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Purpose: We hypothesized that epilepsy associated with temporal pole encephaloceles (ETPE) could be the consequence and an unrecognized manifestation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). To test this hypothesis in patients with ETPEs we evaluated: 1) the frequency of two radiological signs of IIH and 2) whether these patients develop over...
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A 24-year-old woman with refractory focal epilepsy was evaluated for epilepsy surgery. MRI showed an extensive malformation of cortical development (MCD) that involved the right perisilvian region and compromised the motor gyrus (figure 1). Functional MRI showed an abnormal location of the motor function with anterior displacement of the pyramidal...
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The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented international crisis with significant health, economic, and social consequences. This scenario has forced the medical community to face new practical and ethical challenges that require rapid responses. Early data show a variety of neurological manifestations in a significant proportion of patients...
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Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid-derived product that has recently been approved for the treatment of pharmacoresistant seizures in patients with epileptic encephalopathies such as Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. Short-term side effects of cannabidiol are well know and well-documented in the clinical trials that lead to its approval. Gener...
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Introduction: Clinical manifestations of the hypothalamic hamartoma-epilepsy syndrome (HH-ES) in adulthood are variable. Efficacy of therapeutic options and outcome are diverse. Methods: Retrospective study of adult patients diagnosed with a HH in magnetic resonance imaging and epilepsy who attended our tertiary Epilepsy Unit between 2003 and 20...
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Objectives: To describe the neurological manifestations of invasive aspergillosis presenting with a focal neurological deficit compatible with an acute stroke. Materials and methods: Retrospective analysis of a clinical series of patients between 2011 and 2017 with invasive aspergillosis and neurological symptoms compatible with an acute brain s...
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Aim. Cognitive impairment is underdiagnosed in the elderly. We aimed to study the rate of positive responses to an informant-based questionnaires and functional disability after hospital discharge. Patients and methods. Observational prospective case series of patients aged 70-85 years-old admitted for hospitalization in an Internal Medicine ward....
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We have recently documented a case of tropical spastic paraparesis by HTLV-I in a Spanish patient. HTLV-I infection is rare in Europe, and hardly ever is accompanied by symptoms, but if it does it could trigger a major health issue. This case is presented here, as well as a discussion on the situations in which HTLV-I detection is justified. An ana...
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Resumen El síndrome de MELAS (del inglés: mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes) es una enfermedad de herencia materna caracterizada por una alteración en la cadena respiratoria mitocondrial. Además de la encefalopatía, la miopatía y los fenómenos que simulan ictus, entre sus síntomas también se encuentran ma...
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We have recently documented a case of tropical spastic paraparesis by HTLV-I in a Spanish patient. HTLV-I infection is rare in Europe, and hardly ever is accompanied by symptoms, but if it does it could trigger a major health issue. This case is presented here, as well as a discussion on the situations in which HTLV-I detection is justified. An ana...

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