Catherine Cousin

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of serum and erythrocyte magnesium (Mg) abnormalities in patients on admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and to test the hypothesis that low levels of Mg are associated with a higher mortality. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING 14-bed ICU in a 1000-bed teaching hospital. PATIENTS 179 consecutive patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Dysarthria is one of the first sign of neurological Wilson's disease and is often characterized by a decreased speech rate. The aim of this study is to determine the abilities of Wilson's disease dysarthric patients to control their speech rate. We examined the impact of dual-tasking on the speech rate of patients as compared to healthy control(More)
Le dé bit de parole du patient wilsonien dysarthrique peut-il e ˆ tre amé lioré en condition de double tâ che ? Keywords: Wilson's disease Dysarthria Speech rate Dual task Executive functions r e ´ s u m e ´ Introduction. – Les dysarthries figurent parmi les premiers signes neurologiques de la mala-die de Wilson (MW) et se caracté risent par un dé bit de(More)
Hypersialorrhea, corresponding to excessive salivation is a symptom frequently reported in Wilson's disease, especially in its neurological form. The prevalence of this frequent complaint has not been often evaluated. During a 7-month period, 87 consecutive Wilson's disease patients answered to the simple question "do you have the sensation of excess saliva(More)
Twenty-four patients presenting an acute stroke with watershed cerebral infarct on CT scan or MRI were included in this retrospective study. Age was 63 +/- 14 years (mean +/- SD), and sex ratio was 2 men for 1 woman. Main clinical features were: in anterior location, lower limb weakness and frontal syndrome with transcortical motor aphasia in left lesions(More)
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