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BACKGROUND Brain areas interact mutually to perform particular complex brain functions such as memory or language. Furthermore, under resting-state conditions several spatial patterns have been identified that resemble functional systems involved in cognitive functions. Among these, the default-mode network (DMN), which is consistently deactivated during(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the outcome of thymectomy for myasthenia gravis (MG) in two healthcare systems. In Nottingham, UK, thymectomy is performed for thymic enlargement and considered in acetylcholine receptor (AchR) antibody positive patients. In Santiago, Cuba, thymectomy is considered in all generalised MG patients irrespective of their radiological(More)
This paper reports our experience about intraoperative facial nerve monitoring carried out in 97 patients operated on by a retrosigmoid approach. Intra-operative facial nerve monitoring was performed using a pneumatic sensor which transforms into acoustic signals contractions of facial muscles elicited by mechanical, electrical or thermal stimulations of(More)
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