Ilse M P Arts

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The goal of this study was to compare young and elderly healthy individuals and elderly stroke patients in their capacity to use visual CP feedback (VF) in controlling both quiet standing and weight shifting and to assess their sensory re-weighing when this VF is withdrawn. A total of 40 participants were involved in this study. Participants were asked to(More)
Ultrasonography can detect structural muscle changes caused by neuromuscular disease. Quantitative analysis is the preferred method to determine if ultrasound findings are within normal limits, but normative data are incomplete. The purpose of this study was to provide normative muscle ultrasonography data for muscle thickness and echo intensity for five(More)
Muscle ultrasound is a useful tool in the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders, as these disorders result in muscle atrophy and intramuscular fibrosis and fatty infiltration, which can be visualized with ultrasound. Several prospective studies have reported high sensitivities and specificities in the detection of neuromuscular disorders. Although not(More)
In this study, we examined the correlation between muscle ultrasound and muscle structure. Echo intensity (EI) of 14 muscles of two golden retriever muscular dystrophy dogs was correlated to the percentage interstitial fibrous tissue and fat in muscle biopsy. A significant correlation between interstitial fibrous tissue and EI was found (r = 0.87; p <(More)
UNLABELLED In this study we investigated the diagnostic value of quantitative skeletal muscle ultrasonography in 150 consecutively referred children with symptoms suspect for a neuromuscular disorder. Muscle thickness and quantitatively determined echo intensity of four muscles and the distribution of these variables within the body were examined. RESULTS(More)
OBJECTIVE Muscle ultrasound is capable of visualizing muscle movements. Recent improvements in ultrasound technology have raised the question whether it is also possible to detect small-scale spontaneous muscle activity such as denervation. In this study we investigated the ability of dynamic muscle ultrasound to detect fibrillations. METHODS Eight(More)
OBJECTIVE In a prospective study we tested whether muscle ultrasonography can differentiate between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and mimics. Furthermore, we assessed the ability of ultrasonography to identify subclinical lower motor neuron involvement. METHODS In 59 patients, suspected for adult onset motor neuron disease, ultrasound scans were(More)
The authors assessed the prognostic value of muscle ultrasonography in 31 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and compared it with accepted prognostic variables like functional capacity (measured with the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale (ALSFRS)) and muscle strength. Each patient was examined once. The following(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a longitudinal study to assess structural muscle changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using ultrasonography. METHODS During a follow-up of 6 months, ultrasonography parameters (muscle thickness, echo intensity and fasciculations) were obtained from 6 muscle groups in 31 ALS patients, together with strength and scores on(More)