eLetters

118 e-Letters

published between 2010 and 2013

  • Re:Reply to "Sleep disorders in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1".
    Matthias Boentert

    We are grateful for the notificiation that restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been found to be associated also with demyelinating neuropathies other than CMT type 1. It would be interesting to further investigate the putative association between RLS and sensory symptoms in the conditions Dr Luigetti and Dr Della Marca mention in the response to our article. With regard to the prevalence of RLS in patients with CMT1 we would...

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  • Reply to "Sleep disorders in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1".
    Marco Luigetti

    We read with great interest the paper by Boentert et al. [1] regarding the prevalence of sleep disorders in Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) 1A patients. The Authors found the presence of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) in about 50% of patients with different forms of CMT, including CMT1A, CMT1B and CMTX. Considering these results the Authors conclude that RLS is highly prevalent not only in axonal subtypes of CMT but also in primari...

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  • Re:Protocol violations and conclusions
    Felix Rosenow

    We would like to thank Mr Rajendran his detailed and elaborate comment regarding our trial on the initial monotherapy of epilepsy with levetiracetam or lamotrigine (Rosenow et al JNNP 2012) . It is always a good sign when a clinical study finds the interest not only of those already actively contributing to a field of research but also of junior colleagues which have not previously published in the area of clinical epil...

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  • The role of dopamine transporter single photon emission CT (DaT-SPECT) in the diagnosis of drug-induced Parkinsonism.
    John J McKinley

    I would like to commend the authors on this informative review on the utility of dopamine transporter SPECT in the diagnostic workup of Parkinsonian syndromes. I acknowledge that this review is set in the context of the labelled indications for DaTSCAN as outlined by the EMA and FDA however from a pragmatic perspective I would like to highlight the utility of dopamine transporter SPECT in differentiating drug-induced Par...

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  • ASPIRIN FOR ACUTE MIGRAINE HEADACHES IN ADULTS
    Khichar Shubhakaran

    ASPIRIN FOR ACUTE MIGRAINE HEADACHES IN ADULTS

    OLD IS STILL GOOD IF NOT GOLD The review article on use of aspirin for acute migraine headaches in adults and an editorial on the same is worth appreciation and is an excellent documentations, specially for poor patients of third world countries. Of course the authors have revised and given the message through an esteemed journal to the neurologists in particular...

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  • Psychogenic movement disorders recover following transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Nathalie Chastan

    Introduction- We read the article written by Garcin et al. (4) about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an efficient treatment for psychogenic movement disorders (PMD) with great interest. The authors report the efficacy of TMS on 24 adult patients with chronic PMD. Twenty low frequency stimuli were delivered over the motor cortex with a circular coil. The authors observed an immediate significant improvement in...

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  • Aborting Migraines
    Damian R Jenkins

    Sirs,

    The Authors are to be applauded for highlighting the benefits of aspirin in the treatment of migraine. It would be a major step forward for migraine sufferers were they to be treated with aspirin or triptans in the emergency department, rather than paracetamol, codeine or other opiates as is frequently the case. The use of such drugs, all relatively useless in migraine, delays the effective management of pai...

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  • Psychogenic movement disorders recover following transcranial magnetic stimulation
    Nathalie Chastan

    Introduction- We read the article written by Garcin et al. (4) about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an efficient treatment for psychogenic movement disorders (PMD) with great interest. The authors report the efficacy of TMS on 24 adult patients with chronic PMD. Twenty low frequency stimuli were delivered over the motor cortex with a circular coil. The authors observed an immediate significant improvement in...

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  • Microscopy versus endoscopy in pituitary surgery
    Juan Antonio Simal Juli?n

    We would like to share several observations that we made on Ammirati et al.[1] recently published meta-analysis. The authors reviewed the available English-language literature from 1990 to the present, comparing microsurgery versus endoscopy for treatment of pituitary adenomas, and conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the data obtained. The authors concluded that the two treatment methods produced similar...

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  • Re:Microscopy versus endoscopy in pituitary surgery
    Mario Ammirati

    We thank Dr. Juan A Simal-Julian and collaborators (1) for their interest in our paper (2). We also appreciate the commentaries of Drs. Oldfield and Jane jr (3), Laws (4) and Warnke (5).

    We will first address the letter of Dr. Simal-Julian and then will offer a few words on the commentaries of Drs. Oldfield and Jane jr, Laws and Warnke.

    Mortini et al (6) use the microscope to remove the adenoma via a s...

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