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Previous studies have reported that patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) show, in the "off medication" state, a reduced activation of tibialis anterior (TA) in the late swing-early stance phase of the gait cycle. In PD patients the pathophysiological picture may cause differences among the stride cycles. Our aims were to evaluate how frequently TA(More)
OBJECTIVE Nerve ultrasound (US) has been used to study peripheral nerve disease, and increase of the cross-sectional area (CSA) has been described in demyelinating polyneuropathy. The objective of the current study is to characterise the US features of the sural nerve in a sample of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) 1A patients. METHODS A total of 20 CMT1A(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the presence of multiple spinothalamic pathways for warmth in the human spinal cord. METHODS Laser evoked potentials to C-fiber stimulation (C-LEPs) were recorded in 15 healthy subjects after warmth stimulation of the dorsal midline at C5, T2, T6, and T10 vertebral levels. This method allowed us to calculate the spinal conduction(More)
OBJECTIVE Acupuncture is known to reduce clinical pain, although the exact mechanism is unknown. The aim of the current study was to investigate the effect of acupuncture on laser-evoked potential amplitudes and laser pain perception. METHODS In order to evaluate whether abdominal acupuncture is able to modify pain perception, 10 healthy subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE In carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) distribution of paresthesias is related to the degree of the nerve impairment. To improve the clinical ability in detecting the damage severity, we have introduced the criteria "distribution of paresthesias" in a previous clinical scale: the historical-objective scale (Hi-Ob). METHODS We evaluated 100 consecutive(More)
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