Colleen B. Litof




Frontiers in Imaging Markers for Epileptogenesis

November 01, 2007

Contributing to the problem is the relative unreliability of EEG tracings recorded from patients during the interictal period. Although these tracings can reveal certain abnormalities that are characteristic of epilepsy, such as spikes, they tend to be relatively nonspecific. Interictal spikes, for instance, occur inconsistently; they are present in some persons who do not have epilepsy and absent in others who do.

Understanding Tourette Syndrome and Providing Relief

August 01, 2007

Thus, a young woman describes her ex-boyfriend who had Tourette syndrome (TS), the impact of which caused their breakup. TS affects approximately 1 in 100 Americans and is marked by a fluctuating course of multiple motor and phonic tics, which can have devastating social, physical, and psychological consequences for the patient.

Essential Tremor: Tips for Managing a Disquieting Problem

April 01, 2007

Essential tremor significantly compromises patients' professional and personal lives.

Neurologic Disease: Does Race Matter?

October 01, 2006

When it comes to disease risk, not all of us are created equal. Genetics, culture, diet, education, occupation, income, environment, or a combination of these factors can predispose some persons and ethnic groups to certain illnesses.

Statins Promising in Combo Therapy for MS

June 18, 2006

Alzheimer disease, antihypertensive therapy, diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics

Autism: The Answer May Be Reflected in the Mirror Neuron

May 27, 2006

autism, mirror neuron defect