A-L Ferrapie

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OBJECTIVE To analyse survival, prosthetic fitting and functional status after trans-femoral amputation or hip disarticulation for a primitive tumour. METHODS Retrospective study of all patients admitted since 1985. RESULTS Mean age at amputation was 55. Causes of amputation were osteosarcoma in 50%. Eight (8) patients had initial conservative surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy and safety of intrathecal baclofen therapy (ITB) in wheelchair-dependent adults with cerebral palsy. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis and clinical examination of 25 wheelchair-assisted adults with cerebral palsy receiving ITB initiated between 1999 and 2009 in three different cities in western France. RESULTS(More)
INTRODUCTION Motor imagery can be defined as a dynamic state during which the representation of a movement is internally rehearsed in the absence of voluntary movements. There are two strategies to mentally simulate the movements, either a visual representation of the movements (visual imagery), or kinesthetic feeling of the movement (kinetic imagery). In(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of botulinum toxin injections for hypertonic upper limbs in patients with residual motricity that allows a functional use of the hand. METHODS Patients were seen between February 2000 and November 2002, before and after botulinum toxin injections for hypertonic upper limbs due to upper motor neuron syndrome. All patients(More)
INTRODUCTION In cases of agitation and aggressive behavior after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the benefits/risks ratio of pharmacological treatments remains unclear. A qualitative analysis of clinical situations could highlight the relevance of psychotherapy care. CASE REPORT In January 2005, this 24-year-old patient sustained severe traumatic(More)
The aim of this study is to determine, from the data available in the literature, the indications of tracheostomy in brain injured patients, the incidence and risk factors for complications and the follow-up required until decannulation. The incidence of tracheostomy is 10% in TBI and 50 to 70% in subpopulations with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) below 9.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate simple, measurable indicators of optimal organizational procedures for the hospital-to-home discharge of dependent patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD All the general practitioners (GPs) in the Maine-et-Loire county of France were sent a questionnaire asking them to rank the three main criteria (from the most important to the least(More)
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