Abdel Magid Bakheit

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PURPOSE There is scant information at present on the effects of severe osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joint on gait. In the present study the kinematic and kinetic parameters of gait and the pattern of activation of four lower limb muscles were examined during walking at a self-selected pace on level ground. The spatiotemporal parameters of gait were also(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the amount of speech and language therapy influences the recovery from poststroke aphasia. SETTING A hospital stroke unit and community. DESIGN A prospective, randomized controlled trial. INTERVENTION Aphasic stroke patients were randomly allocated to receive 5 hours (intensive therapy group, n=51) or 2 hours (standard(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the dynamic function of hypothalamic 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors in patients with postviral fatigue syndrome. DESIGN Prospective comparison of patients with postviral fatigue syndrome with two control groups. SETTING Department of neurology, University of Glasgow, Southern General Hospital; department of psychiatry, St James's(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to examine the value of pulse oximetry in the diagnosis of aspiration by comparing it with the gold standard, videofluoroscopy, by use of a prospective, controlled, single-blind study design. METHODS Pulse oximetry was performed simultaneously with videofluoroscopy in 54 consecutive dysphagic stroke(More)
Variations between measurements of clinical outcomes sometimes result from observer errors and are not due to the therapeutic intervention. For the correct interpretation of clinical data it is, therefore, important to ascertain the reliability of the measurement methods used. In the present study we evaluated the test-retest and between observer(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the rate and extent of improvement from the different types of aphasia in the first year after stroke. DESIGN A prospective longitudinal study. SETTING A specialist stroke unit. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-five aphasic patients with first-ever stroke. INTERVENTION The type of aphasia was classified according to the criteria of the(More)
T he effectiveness of botulinum toxin type A (BtxA) in reducing poststroke muscle hypertonia and its complications has been demonstrated in adult patients in at least eight large randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The clinical benefits were reported when diverse treatment protocols and different dose schedules and injection techniques were used for the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We sought to define an effective and safe dose of botulinum toxin type A (Dysport) for the treatment of upper limb muscle spasticity due to stroke. METHODS This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-ranging study. Patients received either a placebo or 1 of 3 doses of Dysport (500, 1000, 1500 U) into 5(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A (BtxA) in the treatment of upper limb muscle spasticity, caused by stroke. METHODS This was a randomized, controlled trial. Patients received either placebo injections or a total of 1000 IU of BtxA (Dysport) into five muscles of the affected arm. Muscle tone was assessed using the(More)