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BASAL METABOLIC RATE IN EPILEPSY: REPORT OF THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY CASES

BASAL METABOLIC RATE IN EPILEPSY: REPORT OF THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY CASES Abstract Endocrinopathies are being mentioned more and more in the literature as possible etiologic factors in convulsive disorders. One of the simplest tests for an endocrine dysfunction is measurement of the amount of oxygen that a person consumes or determination of the basal metabolic rate. The study of basal metabolism is considered by many to be only a test of thyroid activity. However, evidence is fast accumulating to show that the basal metabolic rate is also influenced by disturbances of the other glands of internal secretion, such as the gonads, the suprarenals and the pituitary. Comparatively few reports have been made regarding the basal metabolism in epilepsy, and they are at such wide variance that one is inclined to discount the suggestion that there is any constant change in this disease. In 1922, Boothby and Sandiford,1 working at the Mayo Clinic with 22 epileptic patients, found that the rate in References 1. Boothby, W. M., and Sandiford, I.: Summary of the Basal Metabolism Data on 8,614 Subjects with Special Reference to the Normal Standards for Determination of the Basal Metabolic Rate , J. Biol. Chem. 54:783 ( (Dec.) ) 1922. 2. Bowman, K. M., and Fry, C. C.: Basal Metabolism in Mental Disease , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 14:819 ( (Dec.) ) 1925. 3. Nielson, J. M.: Etiology of Epileptiform Convulsions , M. J. & Rec. (supp.) 122:338 ( (Sept. 16) ) 1925. 4. Lennox, W. G., and Wright, L. H.: Studies of the Metabolism of Epilepsy. VII. The Basal Metabolism , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 20:764 ( (Oct.) ) 1928. 5. Lennox, W. G., and Cobb, S.: Epilepsy , Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1928. 6. Schon, H. I.: Endocrionologic Investigations in Epileptics , Acta psychiat. et neurol. 5:227, 1930. 7. Talbot, F. B.: Hendry, M., and Moriarty, M.: Basal Metabolism of Children with Idiopathic Epilepsy , Am. J. Dis. Child. 28:419 ( (Oct.) ) 1924. 8. Frisch, F.: Der respiratorische Gaswechsel der Epilepiker , Ztschr. f. d. ges. exper. Med. 56:118 ( (June) ) 1927. 9. Notkin, J.: Basal Metabolic Rate in Untreated and Treated Patients with Epilepsy , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 24:1231 ( (Dec.) ) 1930. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

BASAL METABOLIC RATE IN EPILEPSY: REPORT OF THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY CASES

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 28 (1) – Jul 1, 1932

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Abstract

Abstract Endocrinopathies are being mentioned more and more in the literature as possible etiologic factors in convulsive disorders. One of the simplest tests for an endocrine dysfunction is measurement of the amount of oxygen that a person consumes or determination of the basal metabolic rate. The study of basal metabolism is considered by many to be only a test of thyroid activity. However, evidence is fast accumulating to show that the basal metabolic rate is also influenced by disturbances of the other glands of internal secretion, such as the gonads, the suprarenals and the pituitary. Comparatively few reports have been made regarding the basal metabolism in epilepsy, and they are at such wide variance that one is inclined to discount the suggestion that there is any constant change in this disease. In 1922, Boothby and Sandiford,1 working at the Mayo Clinic with 22 epileptic patients, found that the rate in References 1. Boothby, W. M., and Sandiford, I.: Summary of the Basal Metabolism Data on 8,614 Subjects with Special Reference to the Normal Standards for Determination of the Basal Metabolic Rate , J. Biol. Chem. 54:783 ( (Dec.) ) 1922. 2. Bowman, K. M., and Fry, C. C.: Basal Metabolism in Mental Disease , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 14:819 ( (Dec.) ) 1925. 3. Nielson, J. M.: Etiology of Epileptiform Convulsions , M. J. & Rec. (supp.) 122:338 ( (Sept. 16) ) 1925. 4. Lennox, W. G., and Wright, L. H.: Studies of the Metabolism of Epilepsy. VII. The Basal Metabolism , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 20:764 ( (Oct.) ) 1928. 5. Lennox, W. G., and Cobb, S.: Epilepsy , Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, 1928. 6. Schon, H. I.: Endocrionologic Investigations in Epileptics , Acta psychiat. et neurol. 5:227, 1930. 7. Talbot, F. B.: Hendry, M., and Moriarty, M.: Basal Metabolism of Children with Idiopathic Epilepsy , Am. J. Dis. Child. 28:419 ( (Oct.) ) 1924. 8. Frisch, F.: Der respiratorische Gaswechsel der Epilepiker , Ztschr. f. d. ges. exper. Med. 56:118 ( (June) ) 1927. 9. Notkin, J.: Basal Metabolic Rate in Untreated and Treated Patients with Epilepsy , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 24:1231 ( (Dec.) ) 1930.

Journal

Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1932

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