Charles Benaïm

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and the 200-m fast-walk test (FWT) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) during a cardiac rehabilitation program. DESIGN Prospective study using distribution- and anchor-based methods. SETTING Outpatients from a cardiac rehabilitation(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The organization of poststroke care will be a major challenge in coming years. We aimed to assess hospital disposition after stroke and its associated factors in clinical practice. METHODS All cases of stroke from 2006 to 2010 were identified from the population-based Stroke Registry of Dijon, France. Demographic features, risk(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the medium-term impact of education workshops on low back pain (LBP) in the setting of a thermal spa on: fear-avoidance beliefs, disability, pain, and satisfaction. METHODS Randomized prospective alternate-month design-type study including 360 individuals having thermal spa therapy for LBP: 188 in the intervention group (three(More)
In the light of studies published in the last ten years, we have suspected a differential influence of the sides of hemispheric cerebral lesions on posture and balance. A study was aimed at verifying this hypothesis, the method of which being original because many possible confounding factors such as age, sex as well as topography and size of the brain(More)
INTRODUCTION Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a common complication following spinal cord injury (SCI). Prevalence for persons in the chronic SCI stage varies between 15 and 30%. The risk assessment scales used nowadays were designed on pathophysiological concepts and are not SCI-specific. Recently, an epidemiological approach to PU risk factors has been proposed(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of an information booklet or oral information about back pain in reducing disability and fear-avoidance beliefs among patients with subacute and chronic low back pain referred to a rehabilitation department. METHODS An alternate-month design was used for 142 patients with subacute or chronic low back pain who were(More)
This article is a review of the literature about treatment of neurogenic heterotopic ossifications (NHO) in brain injured patients, from analysis of the main data bases (Medline, Embase, Reedoc). In spite of the hope they arouse in the seventies, biphosphonates, including etidronate, have not demonstrated their efficiency to inhibit NHO in clinical(More)
A decrease in sensory nerve action potentials (SNAP) amplitude has been recently reported in some patients during the course of multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction blocks (MMNCB). It is not known if those patients have different clinical expression and disability when compared with typical MMNCB. Clinical, biological and electrophysiological(More)
We report on a series of six patients diagnosed as anti-MAG polyneuropathy treated with rituximab. Nine months after the infusion of rituximab, sensory deficiency considered through the INCAT sensory score was improved in 5 patients and functional disability quantified by the overall neuropathy limitation scale was improved in 3 patients. Titers of anti-MAG(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) strength training in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) patients. DESIGN Uncontrolled before-after trial. SETTING Neuromuscular disease center in a university hospital and a private-practice physical therapy office. (More)