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We report clinical and neurophysiological findings in two patients with palatal tremor (PT). In both patients a prompt and persistent suppression of palatal movements and clicking sounds is caused by slight passive or active mouth opening. One patient has a typical essential palatal tremor (EPT) according to current classification criteria. The other one(More)
The aim of this study was to validate the Italian version of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) in patients with neuropathic pain due to peripheral nerve diseases, and also to evaluate the validity of a new NPSI score: a frequency weighted NPSI score (NPSI-FW). First, the original version of the NPSI was translated into Italian. Then the validity(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy through a validated and multiperspective assessment of CTS. METHODS During 2000, the Italian CTS study group focussed on the occurrence of CTS in women during the final stages of pregnancy, enrolled in 7 Italian centers. In addition to the physician-centered and(More)
The authors report two patients with isolated unilateral tongue atrophy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain stem and angio-MRI demonstrated a dolichovertebral artery with an abnormal course compressing the medulla oblongata at the emergence of the hypoglossal rootlets. The semeiological observation of a sectorial and not uniform distribution of(More)
Pain is a subjective condition that cannot be objectively measured; for this reason, self patient-perspective is crucial. Recently, several screening tools to discriminate between nociceptive and neuropathic pain have been developed. We aimed at assessing the consistence and discrepancy of two widely used screening tools, The Douleur Neuropathique 4 (DN4)(More)
Autosomal dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1B (CMT1B) is caused by heterozygous mutations in the extracellular domain of P0. Here, we investigated clinically, electrophysiologically and pathologically a pedigree with a novel mutation in the intracellular domain of P0 (P0ic). The mutational analysis included denaturing high performance liquid(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the source of an unusual and previously unreported volume conducted potential on motor nerve conduction studies. In a case of subacute ulnar neuropathy at wrist (UNW) selectively involving the deep motor branch, we recorded from the hypothenar eminence a large positive wave (2.5 ms-2 mV) preceding the negative takeoff of the delayed(More)