Demetri G A Veliotes

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INTRODUCTION Measurement precision and accuracy of spinal reflexes plays an essential role in the clinical neurological examination. Reflexes are conventionally assessed either electromyographically or with rating scales. In this study we compared objective kinematic T-reflex and subjective assessments of patellar reflexes in 15 normal healthy subjects. (More)
We explored whether the hypertensive heart is susceptible to myocardial dysfunction in viable noninfarcted tissue post-myocardial infarction (MI), the potential mechanisms thereof, and the impact of these changes on pump function. Six to seven months after the ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery, left ventricular (LV) myocardial(More)
The segmental method for estimating the centre of mass (COM) location of the human body has been widely used since 1889. How closely this method agrees with direct measurements of the location and movement of COM during activity however, remains unclear. To test this, a novel reaction-board utilizing life sized projections of human subjects is designed for(More)
It is uncertain whether chronic beta-adrenoreceptor (beta-AR)-activation in hypertension could initiate the progression from compensated left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy to pump dysfunction. It is also uncertain if this effect is through adverse LV remodeling (chamber dilatation with wall thinning and pump dysfunction) or intrinsic myocardial contractile(More)
To investigate possible mechanisms of the hyperalgesia induced by the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) stavudine in rats, we examined neuronal death and inflammatory cytokine secretion in the spinal cord, and cytokine and lactate secretion in the plasma. Stavudine (50 mg kg(-1)) or placebo was administered orally to Sprague-Dawley rats once(More)
HIV-associated sensory peripheral neuropathy (HIV-SN) afflicts approximately 50% of patients on antiretroviral therapy, and is associated with significant neuropathic pain. Simple accurate diagnostic instruments are required for clinical research and daily practice in both high- and low-resource setting. A 4-item clinical tool (CHANT: Clinical(More)
The Babinski reflex is a clinical diagnostic tool; however, the interrater reliability of this tool is currently greatly contested. A comparison between rater groups with objective measurements of the Babinski reflex was therefore conducted. Fifteen recorded Babinski reflexes were assessed by 12 neurologists and 12 medical students as being either(More)
AIMS OF THE STUDY The first aim was to quantify variability in the mechanical technique used by neurologists to elicit the Babinski reflex. The second aim of the study was to assess if the mechanical technique is an important determinant of the subsequent reflex response. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, twelve neurologists elicited the Babinski(More)
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