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UNLABELLED Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a tridimensional deformity of the spinal column. This frequent disease, which has no clearly identified pathogenic mechanism, can have serious consequences. It has been hypothesized that unilateral and isolated vestibular disorders could be the origin of AIS. The objective of this work is to verify this(More)
Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is the most widely used clinical scale to evaluate levels of multiple sclerosis (MS). As MS can lead to disruptions in the regulation of balance and the disability can be evaluated by force platform posturography, we have developed in this study a new strategy to estimate EDSS from posturographic data. 118 volunteers(More)
Most multiple sclerosis (MS) patients experience some bladder, sexual, and/or bowel dysfunction during the course of the disease, which has been closely associated with the quality-of-life scores, including in patients with otherwise low disability. This underlines the need for identifying and treating these problems. Bladder dysfunction produces symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the therapeutic education program impact with multiple sclerosis patients, literature review. Highlight contents and efficacy. METHOD A non-systematic review on Medline, PubMed and Cochrane library databases from 1966 to 2010 using the following keywords: "multiple sclerosis", "self-care", "self-management" and specific symptoms(More)
Spasticity is one of the most commonly seen symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis. However, evaluation of the symptom often uses clinical scales that do not incorporate its impact on activities of daily living and quality of life. The everyday life of patients is affected primarily in actions related to mobility and walking capacity, such as the use(More)
—This paper explains the motivations and the goals of the SYSIASS project. This project has three major ambitions: to design intelligent devices for both the assisted navigation of the powered wheelchairs and the secure communication of the data and to design multi-modality human machine interaction. Moreover, the challenge of the project is to take the(More)
The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is the most widely used scale to evaluate the degree of neurological impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS). In this paper, we report on the evaluation of an EDSS modeling strategy based on recurrence quantification analysis (RQA) of posturographic data (i.e., center of pressure, COP). A total of 133 volunteers(More)
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine associated with disturbed postural control. Cervical proprioception participates in controlling orthostatic posture via its influence on head stabilization. We hypothesized that patients with AIS exhibit altered cervical proprioception. We conducted a case–control study to(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive disease which is the leading cause, after road traffic accidents, of handicap in young subjects. The large range of symptoms associated with MS lead to continuing decline in mood and quality of life. Despite therapeutic advances, functional impairments have significant consequences. Neurorehabilitation can be(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to assess the usefulness of cranberry extract in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients suffering from urinary disorders. METHODS In total, 171 adult MS outpatients with urinary disorders presenting at eight centers were randomized (stratification according to center and use of clean intermittent self-catheterization) to cranberry versus(More)