Florence M C Colle

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OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that postural imbalance after stroke may be caused by inability to use pertinent somatosensory, vestibular, or visual information. DESIGN Description of the sensory organization of patients with hemiplegia. SETTING Public rehabilitation center in France. PARTICIPANTS Forty patients with hemiplegia after a single(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that balance rehabilitation with visual cue deprivation improves balance more effectively than rehabilitation with free vision. DESIGN Single-blind, randomized controlled trial. SETTING Public rehabilitation center in France. PARTICIPANTS Twenty patients with hemiplegia after a single-hemisphere stroke that occurred at(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Perception of the subjective visual vertical (SVV) is affected by cerebral hemispheric lesions. Knowledge of this disturbance is of interest for the study of its possible relation to balance disturbances. There is still uncertainty about the possible effects of a visual field defect and of the side and site of the lesion. This study(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical characteristics of persistent extension of the great toe related to overactivity of the extensor hallucis longus (EHL) after a stroke and to explore the efficacy of treatment with botulinum toxin type A. DESIGN Case series. SETTING A physical medicine and rehabilitation department in France. PARTICIPANTS Eleven(More)
OBJECTIVE This randomised, double blind, placebo controlled, two parallel group study was conducted to assess the beneficial effect of injection of botulinum toxin A (Dysport) into the subscapularis muscle on shoulder pain in stroke patients with spastic hemiplegia. METHODS A single dose of botulinum toxin A (500 Speywood units) or placebo was injected(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the scale used affects levels of evidence inferred from a systematic review of studies on exercise therapy and chronic low back pain (LBP). DESIGN Twenty trials previously analyzed in a systematic review were assessed by 2 readers using 16 different scales. SETTING Tertiary care teaching hospital in France. PARTICIPANTS(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)
OBJECTIVES To examine the phenomenon of fatigue after stroke and to review the knowledge about frequency, consequences, associated factors, physiopathology and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHOD Medline was systematically searched with the following keywords: stroke, fatigue, sleep disorders, exercise, and rehabilitation. All relevant articles found in the(More)
INTRODUCTION This study was conducted to assess visual dependence of postural control early after stroke. DESIGN Case control study. SETTING A Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. METHOD Twenty-five patients impaired by severe hemiplegia due to a recent first stroke, were examined. Fourteen had a right and 11 a left hemispheric lesion.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the location of the vastus intermedius nerve and its motor point (point M) and to precisely identify its coordinates in relation to anatomic surface landmarks. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Anatomy institute of a university school of medicine. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-nine adult cadaver limbs immobilized in anatomic position. (More)