Jürgen Fortin

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BACKGROUND The use of hyperbaric oxygen for children with cerebral palsy has spread worldwide, despite little scientific evidence of efficacy. We did a randomised trial to assess the efficacy and side-effects of this form of therapy in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS 111 children with cerebral palsy aged 3-12 years were randomly assigned hyperbaric(More)
One hundred and seventy-six consecutive patients with chronic low back pain and no history of previous lumbar surgery were studied to determine the false-positive rate of single diagnostic blocks of the lumbar zygapophysial joints. All patients underwent diagnostic blocks using lignocaine. Those patients who obtained definite or complete relief from these(More)
One hundred seventy-six consecutive patients with chronic low-back pain and no history of previous lumbar surgery were studied to test the clinical criteria of Fairbank et al. and Helbig and Lee for zygapophysial joint pain. All patients underwent a history, examination, and a series of zygapophysial joint injections or blocks of the medial branches of the(More)
Orthostatic hypotension in patients with cobalamin (Cbl) deficiency has been reported previously in isolated cases but we are not aware of detailed systematic studies of hemodynamic and autonomic nervous system function in patients with cobalamin deficiency. We investigated hemodynamic and autonomic responses to 60 degrees passive head up tilt (HUT) in 21(More)
The systematic review and meta-analysis by Kim et al. 1 raise important questions regarding the correct way to technically evaluate the new generation of continuous noninvasive arterial pressure monitors (CNBP). Continuous noninvasive arterial pressure monitors devices have been designed to extend the physiological information available regarding a(More)
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