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We conducted a double blind controlled trial in 28 Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients with Deflazacort (DF), an oxazoline derivative of prednisolone which reduces its side-effects. Myometric muscle strength measurements, Scott Score and timed tests showed statistically significant improvement for the treated group (P less than 0.05). Side-effects(More)
Trigeminal neuralgia is considered as a paroxysmal single nerve phenomenon. Abnormal sensory perception has been previously described in 15-25% of patients with clinical examination. Quantitative sensory testing (QST) was used to evaluate sensory perception in patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN). Nine patients and 10 normal control subjects(More)
  • A R Aricescu, R Assenberg, R M Bill, D Busso, V T Chang, S J Davis +20 others
  • 2006
The production of sufficient quantities of protein is an essential prelude to a structure determination, but for many viral and human proteins this cannot be achieved using prokaryotic expression systems. Groups in the Structural Proteomics In Europe (SPINE) consortium have developed and implemented high-throughput (HTP) methodologies for cloning,(More)
Clinical and experimental evidence support an autoimmune etiopathogenesis for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We have shown that local application of ALS-IgG onto nerve terminals induces dysfunction in transmission at the neuromuscular junction. It has been established that IgG and other circulating serum proteins can be taken up by motor nerve(More)
This article presents the findings relating to the South American subgroup of 60 patients in an international survey of the current diagnosis and treatment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The mean time between first symptoms and first consultation with a physician was 3.7 months, and mean delay in seeing a neurologist was then 5.6(More)
Intraneural cysts are benign lesions filled with mucinous content and located inside the epineurum of the peripheral nerves. Peroneal nerve is the most affected nerve. The entity is rare and its ethiopathology still remains to be definitely elucidated. In 2003 Spinner et al published their articular theory, implicated in the formation and frequent(More)
We report clinical, biopsy and autopsy findings in a merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) infant with abnormal cortical gyration. Brain showed polymicrogyria and occipital agyria with marginal neuroglial heterotopia and inferior vermis hypoplasia. There was a normal pattern of myelination consistent with early age. Laminin alpha 2 chain was(More)