Denise Strubel

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OBJECTIVES Fractures of the sacrum due to bone deficiency are not extremely uncommon although this cause has been overlooked for many years. We performed a meta-analysis of reported cases in order to determine the specific characteristics. METHOD The characteristics of 493 cases of sacral fractures reported in the literature and those of 15 personal cases(More)
The concentrations of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) and substance-P-like immunoreactivity (SPLI) in lumbar spinal fluid of patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT), multi-infarct syndrome, communicating hydrocephalus and control patients were determined by specific radio-immunoassay. Mean SLI and SPLI levels were significantly(More)
Although osteoporotic fractures of the sacrum seem to be a well-known entity, their associated rate of neurological complications has not been assessed in the literature. The authors report three such cases of nerve root compromise in elderly women and conduct a literature review. Based on their review, they estimate the incidence to be approximately 2%.(More)
There is some evidence that Parkinson's disease (PD) seems to be a heterogenous and generalized brain disorder reflecting a degeneration of multiple neuronal networks, including somatostatinergic neurons. Somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) and its molecular forms, high molecular weight form (HMV-SST), somatostatin-14 (SST-14), somatostatin-25/28(More)
In the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 53 patients with senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) and 12 elderly controls, we measured somatostatin (SLI) and its molecular forms: high-molecular weight form (HMV-SST), somatostatin-14 (SST-14), somatostatin-25/28 (SST-28/25), and des-ala-somatostatin (des-ala-SST) using high pressure liquid chromatography(More)
The effects of age and sex on the plasma free amino acid pattern of healthy men and women aged from 80 to 100 years were compared with those in younger adults (20 to 45 years old). Plasma amino acid concentrations were determined by ion-exchange chromatography on a 6300 Beckman analyzer. The plasma concentrations of valine, leucine, isoleucine, proline,(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) somatostatin concentrations were measured in 35 aged patients with Parkinson's disease (mean age, 79.5 years) and 11 control subjects (mean age, 82.3 years). In patients with Parkinson's disease the levels of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity were lower than in controls (P less than .02); these values were lowest in the untreated(More)
Under the auspices of the French Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, a multidisciplinary group of experts, including geriatricians, neurologists, epidemiologists, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, and public health specialists developed consensus recommendations about care for patients with severe dementia. They defined 21 recommendations for general(More)
The molecular size distribution of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SLI) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with brain disease was investigated by separation with a Sephadex G-25 superfine column and subsequent radioimmunoassay of the eluate. Marked heterogeneity of SLI in the CSF of control subjects as well as in demented patients, was(More)
GENERAL PRINCIPLES: The management of dysphagia requires multi-disciplinary interventions, implying various procedures, the choice of which depends on the results of the global prior assessment of the patient. General measures for oral hygiene, dental care and the organization of conditions in which meals are taken are essential, particularly for dependent(More)