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BASAL METABOLIC RATE IN UNTREATED AND TREATED PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY

BASAL METABOLIC RATE IN UNTREATED AND TREATED PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY Abstract The problem of the consumption of oxygen in so-called "idiopathic" epilepsy has interested a relatively limited number of workers. The paucity of recorded material may be due to the fact that institutionalized patients with epilepsy were the main subjects for the test; since the majority were psychotic, not all of them were suited for the study. In my own study I found it necessary to discard about fifty readings which did not represent the actual basal metabolic rate, because the patients were too psychotic to observe the necessary state of complete relaxation during the test. I made several attempts to obtain readings on these psychotic patients, but the effort had finally to be given up. I have tabulated the observations in the two sexes separately to permit an easier comparison of possible deviations in both groups. An attempt was also made to correlate the metabolic rate with the age of References 1. Lennox, W. G., and Wright, L. H.: Studies in Epilepsy: The Basal Metabolism , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 20:764 ( (Oct.) ) 1928. 2. Lennox, W. G., and Cobb, S.: Epilepsy , Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, 1928. 3. Boothby, W. M., and Sandiford, I.: Summary of Basal Metabolism Data on 8,614 Subjects with Especial Reference to Normal Standards for the Estimation of the Basal Metabolic Rate , J. Biol. Chem. 54:783, 1922. 4. Davis, T. R.: Basal Metabolism and Gastro-Intestinal Findings in Epileptic Patients, with a Note on Treatment , J. Nerv. & Ment. Dis. 70:264, 1929. 5. Frisch, F.: Der respiratorische Gaswechsel der Epileptiker , Ztschr. f. d. ges. exper. Med. 56:118, 1927. 6. Bowman, K. M., and Fry, C. C.: Basal Metabolism in Mental Disease , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 14:819 ( (Dec.) ) 1925. 7. Nielson, J. M.: Etiology of Epileptiform Convulsions , M. J. & Rec. 112:338, 1925. 8. Talbot, F. B.; Hendry, M., and Moriarty, M.: Basal Metabolism of Children with Idiopathic Epilepsy , Am. J. Dis. Child. 28:419 ( (Oct.) ) 1924. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

BASAL METABOLIC RATE IN UNTREATED AND TREATED PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 24 (6) – Dec 1, 1930

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American Medical Association
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Abstract

Abstract The problem of the consumption of oxygen in so-called "idiopathic" epilepsy has interested a relatively limited number of workers. The paucity of recorded material may be due to the fact that institutionalized patients with epilepsy were the main subjects for the test; since the majority were psychotic, not all of them were suited for the study. In my own study I found it necessary to discard about fifty readings which did not represent the actual basal metabolic rate, because the patients were too psychotic to observe the necessary state of complete relaxation during the test. I made several attempts to obtain readings on these psychotic patients, but the effort had finally to be given up. I have tabulated the observations in the two sexes separately to permit an easier comparison of possible deviations in both groups. An attempt was also made to correlate the metabolic rate with the age of References 1. Lennox, W. G., and Wright, L. H.: Studies in Epilepsy: The Basal Metabolism , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 20:764 ( (Oct.) ) 1928. 2. Lennox, W. G., and Cobb, S.: Epilepsy , Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, 1928. 3. Boothby, W. M., and Sandiford, I.: Summary of Basal Metabolism Data on 8,614 Subjects with Especial Reference to Normal Standards for the Estimation of the Basal Metabolic Rate , J. Biol. Chem. 54:783, 1922. 4. Davis, T. R.: Basal Metabolism and Gastro-Intestinal Findings in Epileptic Patients, with a Note on Treatment , J. Nerv. & Ment. Dis. 70:264, 1929. 5. Frisch, F.: Der respiratorische Gaswechsel der Epileptiker , Ztschr. f. d. ges. exper. Med. 56:118, 1927. 6. Bowman, K. M., and Fry, C. C.: Basal Metabolism in Mental Disease , Arch. Neurol. & Psychiat. 14:819 ( (Dec.) ) 1925. 7. Nielson, J. M.: Etiology of Epileptiform Convulsions , M. J. & Rec. 112:338, 1925. 8. Talbot, F. B.; Hendry, M., and Moriarty, M.: Basal Metabolism of Children with Idiopathic Epilepsy , Am. J. Dis. Child. 28:419 ( (Oct.) ) 1924.

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Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1930

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