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There are contrasting reports upon the level of effectiveness of motor imagery in learning new motor skills, but there is general consensus that motor imagery can lead to improvements in performance, especially in combination with physical practice. In the present study we examined the effectiveness of motor imagery in the acquisition of movement invariants(More)
This retrospective study sought to examine the benefits of the nonprescription combination of acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine (AAC; Excedrin Migraine, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New York, New York) for the treatment of menstruation-associated migraine compared with migraine not associated with menses. Data were derived from 3 double-masked,(More)
Membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava at the level of the diaphragm is a rare cause of Budd-Chiari syndrome in children. Medical therapy usually fails. Surgical intervention aims at reestablishing patency of the inferior vena cava and hepatic venous outflow to the right atrium. We report on the management of this condition in 19 children of whom(More)
Membranous obstruction of the inferior vena cava (IVC) with Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare condition in children. Nine children with this lesion are described, eight of them from the Ovambo tribe in Namibia. Clinical features included hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, ascites, and dilated superficial abdominal veins draining cephalad below the umbilicus. Liver(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the benefits of acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine (AAC) in the treatment of severe, disabling migraine attacks, in a population of migraine sufferers for whom over-the-counter (OTC) medications are appropriate. BACKGROUND Subjects (n = 1220) who met the International Headache Society criteria for migraine with or without aura were(More)
Alpha-1-antitrypsin (A-1-AT) and A-1-AT-elastase complex levels in cerebrospinal fluid have been evaluated in 11 children with viral meningitis (VM), 14 with bacterial meningitis (BM), 10 with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and 10 investigated for, but found not to have meningitis (NM). A-1-AT concentrations in the NM group were lower than in the BM group (P(More)
Hypogammaglobulinemia or agammaglobulinemia are major features of specific syndromes, including X-linked agammaglobulinemia and common variable immunodeficiency. However, the combination of hypogammaglobulinemia with specific dysmorphic features is less common, with only a few reported cases. One such report was a sporadic case of humoral immunodeficiency,(More)
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