Diogo Fraxino de Almeida

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OBJECTIVE In rats the available techniques for evaluation of sensory nerve conduction are limited. We report a new method of sensory nerve conduction of the plantar nerve using needle electrodes as the recording electrodes behind the medial malleolus and ring electrodes as the stimulating electrodes around the three middle toes. METHODS We performed this(More)
True neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is an uncommon disorder despite of be a frequent reason for referral to the EMG laboratories. We describe the second case in the literature of true TOS in a competitive swimmer with progressive weakness and severe atrophy of the left thenar eminence. EMG showed lower trunk plexopathy. X-ray and MRI of the(More)
Several neurological complications have been described after influenza vaccination. Oculomotor palsy has not been yet related with influenza vaccine. We report a 79-year-old man who developed an acute transient right oculomotor palsy two days after a routine influenza vaccination, for which no other cause was identified. There was no evidence of diabetes,(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the sensitivity and the specificity of the ice test in the differential diagnosis of ptosis in myasthenia gravis. METHODS Prospective trial with a control group. The patients were instructed to hold a frozen ice pack on the closed ptotic eyelid. They were divided into 2 groups, with group I consisting of patients with myasthenia(More)
Asymptomatic hyperCKemia can be a clinical challenge for physicians, although its long term prognosis seems benign 1. The causes usually include heavy exercise practice, muscle injury, drug-induced myopathy, chronic alcoholism, hypothyroidism, clinically silent myop-athies, and susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia. A frequently missed cause in women is(More)
OBJECTIVE The nerve conduction findings in interdigital neuropathy of the foot (IDN; Morton's neuroma) have rarely been reported. We analyzed the nerve conduction data in 23 patients with suspected IDN studied between 1982 and 2002. METHOD Diagnosis of IDN was made on the basis of clinical features. All patients underwent routine nerve conduction studies(More)
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