J-Y Pélissier

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Few clinical tools available for assessment of postural abilities are specifically designed for stroke patients. Most have major floor or ceiling effects, and their metrological properties are not always completely known. METHODS The Postural Assessment Scale for Stroke patients (PASS), adapted from the BL Motor Assessment, was(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the existence of a neglect-related component of postural imbalance in some stroke patients to determine whether neglect patients (1) show worse postural control compared with nonneglect patients and healthy subjects and (2) have latent postural capacities that could be unmasked by an appropriate somatosensory manipulation. DESIGN(More)
This study was aimed at demonstrating the existence of a biased postural vertical in humans with a recent cerebral lesion. The postural vertical of patients and controls was analysed comparatively using a self-regulated balancing task, performed in sitting posture. Patients displayed a quite constant (19/22) contralesional tilt of the postural vertical(More)
In modern literature, internal models are considered as a general neural process for resolving sensory ambiguities, synthesising information from disparate sensory modalities, and combining efferent and afferent information. The polymodal sensory cortex, especially the temporoparietal junction (TPJ), is thought to be a nodal point of the network underlying(More)
INTRODUCTION In the recent literature we can find many articles dealing with upper extremity rehabilitation in stroke patients. New techniques, still under evaluation, are becoming the practical applications for the concept of post-stroke brain plasticity. METHODS This literature review focuses on controlled randomized studies, reviews and meta-analyses(More)
OBJECTIVE We estimate that there are about 50,000 persons who survived poliomyelitis in their childhood in France (mean age estimated between 50 and 65 years). After a few decades of stability, 30 to 65% of individuals who had been infected and recovered from polio begin to experience new signs and symptoms. METHOD Review of the literature on Pubmed with(More)
INTRODUCTION Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a common complication following spinal cord injury (SCI). Prevalence for persons in the chronic SCI stage varies between 15 and 30%. The risk assessment scales used nowadays were designed on pathophysiological concepts and are not SCI-specific. Recently, an epidemiological approach to PU risk factors has been proposed(More)
In the light of studies published in the last ten years, we have suspected a differential influence of the sides of hemispheric cerebral lesions on posture and balance. A study was aimed at verifying this hypothesis, the method of which being original because many possible confounding factors such as age, sex as well as topography and size of the brain(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of an information booklet or oral information about back pain in reducing disability and fear-avoidance beliefs among patients with subacute and chronic low back pain referred to a rehabilitation department. METHODS An alternate-month design was used for 142 patients with subacute or chronic low back pain who were(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of biphosphonates (BPs) in complex regional pain syndrome I or reflex sympathetic dystrophy and to specify their place in this chronic painful syndrome. METHODS A literature review of Medline and Embase with use of a combination of 3 key words: biphosphonates therapy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain(More)