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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE "Sinking skin flap" (SSF) syndrome is a rare complication after large craniectomy that may progress to "paradoxical" herniation as a consequence of atmospheric pressure exceeding intracranial pressure. The prevalence and characteristics of SSF syndrome after hemicraniectomy for malignant infarction of the middle cerebral artery are(More)
BACKGROUND Myoclonus-dystonia is a movement disorder often associated with mutations in the maternally imprinted epsilon-sarcoglycan (SGCE) gene located on chromosome 7q21. Silver-Russell syndrome is a heterogeneous disorder characterized by prenatal and postnatal growth restriction and a characteristic facies, caused in some cases by maternal uniparental(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether misperception of the subjective visual vertical (SVV) underlies balance difficulties in hemiplegic patients. DESIGN Descriptive study, using a convenience sample. SETTING Department of physical medicine of a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty inpatients with hemiplegia after a hemispheric stroke during the 3(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical myelopathy (CM) in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) is underdiagnosed as symptoms of spinal cord lesions, being similar to those due to dystonia, may be overlooked or identified late. The aim of this study is to identify the risk factors and clinical characteristics of CM in patients with generalised dystonia, including dystonic CP. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of a combination of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) and rehabilitation on spasticity, pain and motor functioning in children with acquired brain injury (ABI). METHODS All children and adolescents with ABI, aged 2-20 years, consecutively treated in the department over a 22-month period, were prospectively followed-up and(More)
Speech disturbances are frequent and potentially disabling in patients with dystonia or chorea due to neurometabolic disorders (DCND), but their precise characteristics are poorly documented. We prospectively studied 29 consecutive patients with DCND. A detailed description of their speech patterns was obtained by using the Frenchay dysarthria assessment(More)
INTRODUCTION Sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) frequently occurs after a stroke. Its association with a poor prognosis is open to discussion. OBJECTIVE To study, in a physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) unit, the possible repercussions of SAS on neurological and functional recovery as well as attentional abilities following a stroke. PATIENTS AND(More)
OBJECTIVES To observe whether medical complications, the evolution of neurological disorders and dependence and/or the discharge destinations are different for patients treated by craniectomy for malignant cerebral infarction in the middle cerebral artery compared to patients treated medically for severe or malignant cerebral infarction in the same cerebral(More)
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