Diogo Fraxino de Almeida

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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)
The intracarotid amobarbital procedure was carried out in 8 male and 7 female candidates to temporal lobectomy, and a female candidate to frontal lesionectomy, aged 18-50 (mean 32.5) years. Language and memory were tested after injection in each hemisphere. Both were measured by the Montreal procedure. In 9 patients language and memory were evaluated with(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)
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)
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)
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