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We have examined the cerebral structures involved in motor imagery of normal and precision gait (i.e., gait requiring precise foot placement and increased postural control). We recorded cerebral activity with functional magnetic resonance imaging while subjects imagined walking along paths of two different widths (broad, narrow) that required either normal(More)
Muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) estimation from surface signals is widely used to study muscle function, e.g., in neuromuscular disease and in fatigue studies. However, most analysis methods do not yield information about the velocity distribution of the various motor unit action potentials. We have developed a new method-the interpeak latency(More)
OBJECTIVE Diabetic polyneuropathy (PNP) has been proposed to be a primary disorder of sensory nerves. At an early stage motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) and muscle strength remain preserved due to compensatory mechanisms (axonal sprouting, reinnervation). We evaluated the use of invasive muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) measurements as a method(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of clinical phenotyping of myoclonus patients and to determine differentiating clinical characteristics between cortical (CM), subcortical (SCM), spinal (SM), peripheral (PM) myoclonus, and functional jerks (FJ). METHODS Clinical notes for all patients with myoclonus over an 8-year period (2006-2014) were reviewed(More)
The physical examination findings of early posthypoxic myoclonus (PHM) are associated with poor prognosis. Recent findings indicate that patients with multifocal PHM, assumed to have a cortical origin, have a comparable outcome to resuscitated patients without PHM. Generalized PHM, assumed to have a subcortical myoclonus origin, is still associated with a(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied systemic effects of botulinum toxin (BTX) treatment on muscle fiber conduction velocity (MFCV) and possible effects of age. METHODS MFCV was determined by an invasive EMG method in the biceps brachii muscle. Seventeen BTX treated patients and 58 controls were investigated. BTX injections were applied in the neck region or forearm,(More)
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