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A new scale for motor function measurement has been developed for neuromuscular diseases. The validation study included 303 patients, aged 6-62 years. Seventy-two patients had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 32 Becker muscular dystrophy, 30 limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, 39 facio-scapulo-humeral dystrophy, 29 myotonic dystrophy, 21 congenital myopathy, 10(More)
To assess the impact of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on AIDS-associated cognitive impairment, 22 patients with AIDS with (n = 11) and without (n = 11) cognitive deficit were evaluated clinically and by MRS every 3 months for 9 months. Nineteen patients were on HAART at study entry, 21 after 2 months. Cognitively impaired patients presented(More)
This article reports the severity and profile of neuropsychological impairment on a prevalent cohort of patients with a clinical diagnosis of either multiple system atrophy (n=372) or progressive supranuclear palsy (n=311) from the Neuroprotection and Natural History in Parkinson Plus Syndromes cohort. The Dementia Rating Scale and Frontal Assessment(More)
Our objective was to assess the spectrum and clinical associations of cognitive impairment in French patients with ALS, and determine the effect of cognitive impairment on survival in this population. One hundred and thirty-one patients were enrolled in a cross-sectional cohort study of neuropsychological test performance. ANOVA and χ(2) tests assessed(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle strength is often impaired in some of the most common neuromuscular disorders. Consequently, strength generated around this joint is important to assess, because it has a great impact on balance and gait. The objectives of this study were to establish normative data and predictive equations for both ankle dorsi- and plantar-flexion strength(More)
Parkinson plus diseases, comprising mainly progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and multiple system atrophy (MSA) are rare neurodegenerative conditions. We designed a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial of riluzole as a potential disease-modifying agent in Parkinson plus disorders (NNIPPS: Neuroprotection and Natural History in Parkinson Plus(More)
A study was made of 75 children treated between 1970 and 1990, with partial, subtotal, or total removal of three intrinsic and 72 exophytic or surface brain-stem tumors. In all cases, the goal of surgery was to remove as much tumor as possible. Extent of removal was defined according to data obtained from postoperative computerized tomography or magnetic(More)
A new scale for motor function measurement has been developed for neuromuscular diseases. After the study of a preliminary and a first version, the validation study included 303 patients, aged 6 to 62 years. Seventy-two patients had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 32 Becker muscular dystrophy, 30 limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, 39 facio-scapulo-humeral(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the responsiveness (sensitivity to change) of the Motor Function Measure (MFM) in detecting change in neuromuscular disease patients with the intent of using this measure in future clinical trials. DESIGN Prospective cohort observational study. SETTING Inpatient and outpatient facilities for follow-up and treatment of neuromuscular(More)
AIM To assess changes in motor function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using the Motor Function Measure (MFM). METHOD Three studies were performed. Two studies included only physiotherapy-treated patients, with 13 patients (males mean age 11y 7mo, SD 1y 10mo, range 8-14y) in the 3-month study and 41 patients (males mean age 14y 1mo, SD 5y(More)