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BACKGROUND Thiamine (vitamin B1) is an essential molecule for all life forms because thiamine diphosphate (ThDP) is an indispensable cofactor for oxidative energy metabolism. The less abundant thiamine monophosphate (ThMP), thiamine triphosphate (ThTP) and adenosine thiamine triphosphate (AThTP), present in many organisms, may have still unidentified(More)
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Six hemiparetic stroke patients presenting with a stiff-legged gait underwent a motor branch block of rectus femoris (RF). A gait analysis, including synchronous kinematic, dynamic, energetic recordings was performed before and after motor branch block of RF. The electrical activity of RF, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius was also(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have suggested that the main features of preeclampsia (PE) are consequences of endothelial dysfunction related to excess circulating anti-angiogenic factors, most notably, soluble sVEGFR-1 (also known as sFlt-1) and soluble endoglin (sEng), as well as to decreased PlGF. Recently, soluble VEGF type 2 receptor (sVEGFR-2) has emerged(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who have developed hemiparesis as a result of a central nervous system lesion, often experience reduced walking capacity and worse gait quality. Although clinically, similar gait patterns have been observed, presently, no clinically driven classification has been validated to group these patients' gait abnormalities at the level of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Placenta increta or percreta is an uncommon pathology, sometimes associated with high maternal morbidity. Its prevalence increases proportionally to the number of cesarean sections. This study analyzed the changes of our management strategy to devise treatment guidelines for this uncommon disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY Between 2005 and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown that stimulation of the peroneal nerve using an implantable 4-channel peroneal nerve stimulator could improve gait in stroke patients. OBJECTIVES To assess structural cortical and regional cerebral metabolism changes associated with an implanted peroneal nerve electrical stimulator to correct foot drop related to a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Abnormal knee hyperextension during the stance phase (genu recurvatum) is a common gait abnormality in persons with hemiparesis due to stroke. While ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) are often used to prevent genu recurvatum by maintaining ankle dorsiflexion during the stance phase, AFOs reduce ankle joint mobility. Functional electrical(More)
The direct effects of a rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) on the gait of asymptomatic subjects are not clear. Previous studies only showed modifications in the gastrocnemius activity, inconsistent effects on temporal parameters, and no modification of spatial parameters. Furthermore, the influence of RAS on kinematics and kinetics has only been reported(More)
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