Evelyne Massardier

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OBJECTIVE Oropharyngeal dysphagia is frequent in chronic neurological disorders and increases mortality, mainly due to pulmonary complications. Our aim was to show that submental sensitive transcutaneous electrical stimulation (SSTES) applied during swallowing at home can improve swallowing function in patients with chronic neurological disorders. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Trials of patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure to prevent recurrent stroke have been inconclusive. We investigated whether patients with cryptogenic stroke and echocardiographic features representing risk of stroke would benefit from PFO closure or anticoagulation, as compared with antiplatelet therapy. METHODS In a multicenter, randomized,(More)
We report one case of acute cervical spinal cord infarction characterized by motor impairment of the upper limbs with respect of the lower limbs. It occurs infrequently. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the clinical, neurophysiological and magnetic resonance imaging findings, and to review the presumed mechanisms of spinal cord infarction.
We report a 49-year-old woman with spontaneous intra-cranial hypotension. this characteristic syndrome associates postural headache and a low cerebro-spinal fluid pressure. It was confirmed by lumbar puncture and magnetic resonance imagery. We describe the clinical and the cerebro-spinal fluid features, the radiological appearances, and the clinical and(More)
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