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BACKGROUND The improving survivorship of ankle replacements is making this an increasingly popular option in the treatment of ankle arthritis, rather than the established option of ankle fusion. The potential benefits of restoring movement, improving gait and protecting adjacent joints are persuasive arguments in favor of replacing rather than fusing the(More)
The authors examined relationships between quantified EEG (qEEG) variables and neuropsychological performance in 54 consecutive patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). Patients were studied with qEEG and a neuropsychological battery that assessed memory, attention, verbal functions, set-shifting abilities, and procedural learning. More severe(More)
We carried out quantified electroencephalograms (qEEG) in 17 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), who also met the DSM-III-R criteria for either dysthymia or major depression, and 18 AD patients with comparable intellectual impairment but no depression, 13 patients with depression but no AD, and 10 age-matched normal controls. There was a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate a speech synthesizer with respect to patterns of use and satisfaction, during a 2-month trial at home, and the usefulness of the word prediction function. DESIGN Prospective study. PARTICIPANTS Of the 24 patients with severe dysarthria recruited, 10 completed the study. Five patients had cerebral palsy, 3(More)
While depression is one of the most frequent psychiatric problems among patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), its mechanism is not well known. We performed quantified EEGs in a consecutive series of seven patients with mild dementia and depression, six patients with mild dementia and no depression, eight patients with moderate dementia and(More)
Intensity of perceived inspiratory difficulty was investigated in 17 patients with severe respiratory insufficiency due to muscle disease, compared with healthy matched controls. Subjects breathed through a threshold valve generating a constant inspiratory negative pressure proportional to their maximal inspiratory pressure. Four load levels ranging from 10(More)
The authors examined the presence of specific quantified electroencephalographic (qEEG) changes in dementia patients with relatively lower frontal or parietal blood perfusion as demonstrated by SPECT. Over all brain regions, patients with relatively lower parietal perfusion showed significantly higher theta relative power than demented patients with(More)
We examined the presence of quantified electroencephalographic (qEEG) differences between Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with and without dementia, and a group of age-comparable normal controls. While there were no significant differences in relative power in any of the qEEG bands between PD patients without dementia and normal controls, PD patients(More)
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