E. Fredericks

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OBJECTIVES Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common diagnosis in gastroenterology. Its etiology is unknown and therapeutic options limited. Trials suggest probiotics may be beneficial. The aim of this study was to assess the symptomatic efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum 299 v (L. plantarum 299 v) for the relief of abdominal pain in patients with IBS(More)
The appearance of tremors in patients with childhood, chronic spinal muscular atrophy has been known for years. We were struck by the presence of a "muscle tremor" artifact in the ECGs of all our patients with this diagnosis. This observation has not been noted previously. The consistency of this finding in patients with this disease is the basis for this(More)
A motor polyneuropathy developed in a woman with subcorneal pustular dermatosis of 16 years' duration, who had received at least 300 gm of dapsone over a five-year period and 80 gm during the four-month period of progression of her neurologic symptoms. Although the patient believed her muscle power had returned to normal four months after the drug was(More)
One hundred patients with motor unit disease were examined to determine the diagnostc reliability of several clinical signs of large motor units. These signs were high-intensity, low-pitched rumbling on skeletal muscle auscultation, voluntary contraction fasciculations, contraction fasciculation trembling, and palpable contraction fasciculations. Among 22(More)