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A case of progressive encephalomyelitis with rigidity (PEWR) associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is reported. A 58 year-old woman presented with a clinical picture of progressive quadriparesis, sensory loss, sphincter dysfunction, painful muscle spasms in the upper and lower limbs and continuous muscle unit activity in electromyography. She developed(More)
In order to investigate the pathophysiology of the tethered cord syndrome, a few experimental models have been developed and used previously. In this study, the authors present a new experimental model to investigate the biochemical, electrophysiological, and histopathological changes in the tethered spinal cord syndrome. A model was produced in guinea pigs(More)
Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous group of disorders which is associated with more or less degrees of cerebral involvement. There are four separate entities within CMD nosology. Among these Fukuyama's CMD (FCMD) is highly prevalent in Japan, whereas the classic form with normal or subnormal intelligence, also known as the occidental(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was planned to investigate the efficacy of neuromuscular rehabilitation and Johnstone Pressure Splints in the patients who had ataxic multiple sclerosis. METHODS Twenty-six outpatients with multiple sclerosis were the subjects of the study. The control group (n = 13) was given neuromuscular rehabilitation, whereas the study group (n =(More)
We assessed multimodal evoked potentials (EPs) in 13 children with newly diagnosed neurologically symptomatic Wilson's disease (WD) and in their first degree symptom-free relatives, consisting of seven presymptomatic and 15 asymptomatic siblings and 22 asymptomatic parents. EP abnormalities of at least one modality and one side stimulation were observed in(More)
Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is characterised by ophthalmoplegia, ataxia and areflexia. Reports on cerebellar ataxia and supranuclear oculomotor derangement in MFS suggested an additional involvement of the central nervous system (CNS), resembling Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis (BBE). In the present report, a patient with a monophasic acute illness,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE As they are mainly performed at distal nerve parts, routine electrophysiological examinations can fail to detect the abnormalities at the early stage of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) because of predominant involvement of proximal nerve segments. Measurements focused on proximal conduction can provide additional findings. We(More)
A prospective evaluation was made in a total of 19 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) by neurologic examination, visual evoked potentials (VEP), brain-stem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) during the acute phase of the disease, three weeks later, and then again three months after the onset of symptoms. The(More)
Different surgical modifications were studied to improve success in terminolateral neurorrhaphy. The authors evaluated the efficacy of distal epineurial excision of the recipient nerve stump. Forty male Wistar rats were evaluated in four groups. The right hind limbs of the animals were used as experimental limbs and the left hind limbs as control limbs. The(More)