Andréa G. Campos

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The introduction of transcranial magnetic stimulation has allowed the study of conduction in the proximal portions and central pathways of the cranial nerves. A study is made of cranial nerve XII with transcranial magnetic stimulation at two levels, cortical and cisternal, registering the motor evoked potential by means of surface electrodes in contact with(More)
This article presents a careful comparative evaluation of two techniques for numerical curvature estimation of 2D closed contours (more specifically closed, regular and simple parametric curves). The considered methods are: (a) a 1-D Fourier-based approach; and (b) a 2-D Fourier-based approach involving the embedding of the contour into a 2-D regular(More)
An electroneurographic study was made of the accessory nerve in 15 healthy subjects by conventional peripheral electrical stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation at three different levels: cortical contralateral (frontoparietal), homolateral occipital and at the base of the skull. The motor evoked potential (MEP) obtained by magnetic stimulation(More)
Objective: This study aimed to determine and compare the values of maximum isometric palmar grip and pinch forces in healthy children between 6 and 19 years old using dynamometry, considering gender, dominance and age. Methods: 199 subjects were evaluated using Jamar® dynamometer to measure palmar grip strength and Preston Pinch Gauge® dynamometer to(More)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technique has been applied to the study of VII, XI and XII cranial nerves in 5 normal subjects, comparing the results with those obtained by conventional electrical stimulation. This technique allows us to study in a painless way the nerve function in all its pathway (motor cortex-motoneurone-muscle). In some cases,(More)
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