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BACKGROUND Turner syndrome (TS) is a sex chromosome abnormality in females characterized by gonadal dysgenesis, short stature and skeletal malformations like kyphosis and scoliosis. AIM To evaluate the prevalence of scoliosis and its incidence over 4 year follow-up. DESIGN Consists in two parts: cross sectional study and longitudinal study. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital Muscular Torticollis (CMT) is the most common form of torticollis in infants; on clinical presentation it is classified into 3 types: 1) postural torticollis, with postural deformity only in the neck; 2) muscular torticollis, where neck deformity is associated with muscle tightness and restricted passive range of motion (ROM); and 3)(More)
The study was aimed at evaluating clinical and functional assessment and results obtained following rehabilitative treatment in children affected by chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic transplantation of hemopoietic stem cells (HSCT). From 1999 to 2003 we evaluated 6 children with cGVHD after HSCT presenting severe complications and(More)
Although the diagnosis of and therapy for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) have been extensively investigated, the role of rehabilitation in modifying its functional outcome has received little attention in the literature so far. We report a case of pediatric ADEM who showed complete functional recovery following early rehabilitative treatment,(More)
A bilateral evaluation of the trapezius muscle was carried out, clinically and by surface electromyography, in 11 stroke patients, in order to compare the activation amplitude of the upper trapezius muscle in different movements of upper limb, using the healthy side as comparison parameter. At our request of analytical activation of the trapezius(More)
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