Armelle Magot

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To provide a detailed phenotypical description of seronegative patients with generalized myasthenia gravis and antibodies to clustered acetylcholine receptors (AChRs) and to assess their frequency amongst a French seronegative generalized myasthenia gravis (SNMG) population. METHODS A French SNMG database was created and the sera(More)
BACKGROUND Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A disease (CMT1A) is a rare orphan inherited neuropathy caused by an autosomal dominant duplication of a gene encoding for the structural myelin protein PMP22, which induces abnormal Schwann cell differentiation and dysmyelination, eventually leading to axonal suffering then loss and muscle wasting. We favour the idea(More)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a complex process involving multiple pathways downstream of the primary genetic insult leading to fatal muscle degeneration. Aging muscle is a multifactorial neuromuscular process characterized by impaired muscle regeneration leading to progressive atrophy. We hypothesized that these chronic atrophying situations may(More)
UNLABELLED We report the case of a pregnant woman presenting with Guillain-Barré syndrome in which her neurologic status worsened immediately after delivery under epidural analgesia. We believe that the anesthetic technique may have played a role in the disease progression. Because of this potential association, the risks of worsening neurologic status(More)
Dural fistulas are acquired arteriovenous shunts, accounting for 10-15p.cent of cerebrovascular malformations. Symptoms are commonly tinnitus or intracranial hemorrhage. Rarely, patients with dural fistulas can present with rapid cognitive impairment. We report two women with rapidly evolving dementia. Cerebral angiography revealed dural arteriovenous(More)
BACKGROUND DNA microarray technology has had a great impact on muscle research and microarray gene expression data has been widely used to identify gene signatures characteristic of the studied conditions. With the rapid accumulation of muscle microarray data, it is of great interest to understand how to compare and combine data across multiple studies.(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurophysiological study of respiratory structures usually relies upon diaphragm electromyography and phrenic nerve conduction study, which do not assess the afferent sensory pathways. OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of respiratory evoked potentials (REPs) and sympathetic skin responses (SSRs) elicited by inspiratory occlusion. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary Fibrosing Poikiloderma (HFP) with tendon contractures, myopathy and pulmonary fibrosis (POIKTMP [MIM 615704]) is a very recently described entity of syndromic inherited poikiloderma. Previously by using whole exome sequencing in five families, we identified the causative gene, FAM111B (NM_198947.3), the function of which is still(More)
The present study aimed to assess the ability of muscle stiffness (shear modulus) and response to electrically-induced muscle contraction to detect changes in muscle properties over a 12-month period in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Ten children with DMD and nine age-matched healthy male controls participated in two experimental sessions(More)