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Limb-girdle myasthenia is an uncommon disease and includes familial and autoimmune forms. Patients present proximal muscle weakness and wasting, and sometimes fatigability, without cranial nerve involvement and fluctuations. We observed, during a 15-year period, nine subjects with limb-girdle myasthenia, (24-55 years; 8 males, 1 female) who constituted 3.2%(More)
To establish whether botulinum A toxin (BTX-A) acts on modifying reciprocal inhibition between forearm muscles in spasticity, 20 patients with post-stroke upper limb spasticity lasting for more than 1 year were studied. Clinical examination, physiotherapeutic evaluation, standardized video-tape assessment and electrophysiological testing (flexor carpi(More)
A clinical and electrophysiological study evaluated the usefulness of local steroid therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). To evaluate the efficacy of local steroid therapy 32 patients (53 nerves) were randomly assigned to one of two groups: one (27 nerves) received 15 mg methylprednisolone acetate injected locally and the other (26 nerves) received the(More)
To evaluate distant effects of botulinum toxin, single fibre electromyography on the extensor digitorum communis muscle and six tests of cardiovascular reflexes were performed in five patients injected with BoTox (Oculinum(R) 20-130 units) for craniocervical dystonia and hemifacial spasm. Patients underwent two sessions of treatment and the second time the(More)
We studied six patients affected with blepharospasm (BSP). We injected botulinum toxin (BTX) around only one eye and saline solution around the other. Clinical rating of BSP was performed. Single fiber electromyography (SFEMG), compound motor action potential (cMAP) at the orbicularis oculi muscle by stimulation of the facial nerve, blink reflex, and blink(More)
A patient affected by thoracic outlet syndrome, with an involvement of the left lower primary trunk due to a rudimentary cervical rib, developed a severe hand dystonia on the same side. The dystonic posture was characterised by a flexion of the wrist with the fingers curled into the palm. Polygraphic recordings performed on the left flexor digitorum(More)
Many techniques have been reported to improve the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but there is no agreement on the diagnostic yield of these different methods. We used an electrophysiological protocol including the assessment of the orthodromic sensory conduction velocity of the median nerve along the carpal tunnel, comparison of median and ulnar(More)
Is there a relationship between somatic and autonomic neuropathies in chronic alcoholics ? function in elderly uremics studied by spectral analysis of heart rate. A. Asymptomatic hyperCKemia in a case of Danon disease due to a missense mutation in Lamp-2 gene. exacerbation of peripheral neuropathy during lamivudine therapy: evidence for iatrogenic(More)