Djamel Bensmail

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A group of clinicians from across Europe experienced in the use of botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of spasticity following acquired brain injury gathered to develop a consensus statement on best practice in managing adults with spasticity. This consensus table summarizes the current published data, which was collated following extensive literature(More)
Following stroke, patients frequently demonstrate loss of motor control and function and altered kinematic parameters of reaching movements. Feedback is an essential component of rehabilitation and auditory feedback of kinematic parameters may be a useful tool for rehabilitation of reaching movements at the impairment level. The aim of this study was to(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case report of superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMA syndrome) occurring in a paraplegic patient 3 months after injury. OBJECTIVES To report an unusual case and review the literature of SMA syndrome in spinal cord injured patients, focusing on paraplegic subjects and on tardive presentations. SETTING A Physical Medicine and(More)
Stiff knee gait (SKG) is common in hemiplegic patients. The main focus of treatment is rectus femoris (RF) spasticity. The aims of this study were to evaluate the effect of botulinum toxin injection (BTI) in the RF muscle on peak knee flexion during swing phase and its quantitative and functional impact on gait. We also wished to evaluate the correlation(More)
BACKGROUND Results of recent studies have suggested that restraint of non-paretic lower limb movement could improve locomotion in hemiplegic patients. The aim of this study was therefore to determine if a mass applied to the non-paretic lower limb during a single gait training session (GTS) would specifically improve spatio-temporal, kinematic and kinetic(More)
In addition to changes in spatio-temporal and kinematic parameters, patients with stroke exhibit fear of falling as well as fatigability during gait. These changes could compromise interpretation of data from gait analysis. The aim of this study was to determine if the gait of hemiplegic patients changes significantly over successive gait trials. Forty two(More)
BACKGROUND Poor control of reaching in spastic hemiparetic patients could be because of a combination of poor individuation of joints, weakness, spasticity, and/or sensory loss. OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of botulinum toxin injections (BTIs) on spasticity, upper-limb function, and kinematics of reaching movements in patients with spastic hemiparesis(More)
BACKGROUND Poor control of grasping in spastic, hemiparetic patients could be because of a combination of poor individuation of joints, weakness, spasticity, and sensory loss. OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of botulinum toxin injections (BTIs) on grasping objects of different shapes and to assess the effect on upper-limb function, reach-to-grasp(More)
BACKGROUND A knee-ankle-foot orthosis may be prescribed for the prevention of genu recurvatum during the stance phase of gait. It allows also to limit abnormal plantarflexion during swing phase. The aim is to improve gait in hemiplegic patients and to prevent articular degeneration of the knee. However, the effects of knee-ankle-foot orthosis on both the(More)