Henk T. Hendricks

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OBJECTIVE To collect and integrate existing data concerning the occurrence, extent, time course, and prognostic determinants of motor recovery after stroke using a systematic methodologic approach. DATA SOURCES A computer-aided search in bibliographic databases was done of longitudinal cohort studies, original prognostic studies, and randomized controlled(More)
A syndrome of paroxysmal, episodic sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury has been recognized for almost 60 years. This project sought to simplify the confused nomenclature for the condition (>31 eponyms) and simplify the nine overlapping sets of diagnostic criteria. A consensus-developed questionnaire based on a systematic review of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim of this study was to compare the predictive value of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) and early clinical assessment with regard to long-term hand motor recovery in patients with profound hemiplegia after stroke. METHODS The sample was an inception cohort of 39 stroke patients with an acute, ischemic, supratentorial stroke and an(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize and critically appraise the available evidence on exercise therapy and other types of physical therapies for patients with neuromuscular diseases (NMD). DATA SOURCES Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE (Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine), and(More)
Paralysis of the upper extremity is a severe motor impairment that can occur after stroke. Prediction of recovery from paralysis is difficult and is primarily based on subjective clinical evaluation. However, the integrity of the sensorimotor system can be assessed objectively and quantitatively by measuring evoked potentials. In this retrospective(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the prognostic value of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) in predicting motor and functional outcomes after acute stroke. DATA SOURCES A computer-aided search to identify original prognostic studies published from 1988 through 2000; relevant references cited in the retrieved articles were also included. STUDY SELECTION A preliminary(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prognostic value of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) in the lower extremity with respect to motor recovery and functional recovery in stroke patients. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING The department of neurology at a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-eight acute-stroke patients with complete paralysis (paralysis subgroup) or(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary goal of this study was to identify clinical risk factors, in addition to muscle weakness, for upper-extremity hypertonia in patients with severe ischaemic supratentorial stroke. The secondary goal was to investigate the time course of upper-extremity hypertonia in these patients during the first 26 weeks post-stroke. DESIGN Inception(More)
We report the case of an intellectually deteriorating 66-year-old man who presented with an epileptic seizure. CT of the brain suggested a low-grade astrocytoma, but MRI showed multiple punctate hemorrhagic lesions and a demyelination of vascular origin. Brain biopsy revealed depositions of amyloid in cortical and meningeal arteries. MRI may be of value in(More)
CONTEXT A wide range (15-56%) of prevalences of anterior pituitary insufficiency are reported in patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, different study populations, study designs, and diagnostic procedures were used. No data are available on emergency-department-based cohorts of TBI patients. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of pituitary(More)