OBJECTIVE This study describes the 5 years' results of the Sciatica trial focused on pain, disability, (un)satisfactory recovery and predictors for unsatisfactory recovery. DESIGN A randomised controlled trial. SETTING Nine Dutch hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Five years' follow-up data from 231 of 283 patients (82%) were collected. INTERVENTION Early… (More)
We compared various electrodiagnostical tests in patients with hemifacial spasm and in patients who developed synkinesia after Bell's palsy. We examined the evoked blink reflexes in the orbicularis oculi (o. oculi) and orbicularis oris (o. oris) muscles in 23 patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS), in 10 patients with synkinesia after Bell's palsy (BPS) and… (More)
Electromyographic (EMG) activity of orbicularis oculi and levator palpebrae muscles was recorded to study the origin of involuntary eyelid closure in 33 patients. The evoked blink reflex in all patients and in 23 controls was also studied. To examine the excitability of facial motoneurons and bulbar interneurons in individual patients and to compare the… (More)
After a review of the literature on the origin of epidermoid tumors, a case report is presented of an intraventricular localization of such a tumor. Two theories are discussed as an explanation for this rare site. This case report, in addition to some data from the literature, suggests that it is unacceptable to assume that epidermoids have a primary… (More)
To investigate possible abnormalities of the blink reflex pathways, we analyzed the latencies and amplitudes of the blink reflex responses in the orbicularis oculi (Ooculi) muscle, following supraorbital nerve stimulation, in 19 patients with blepharospasm, 16 patients with torticollis spasmodica and 22 control subjects. Furthermore, in order to examine the… (More)
Clinitron beds, often used to prevent decubitus ulcers, may cause an EEG artefact by static electricity. The best way to prevent this artefact is to turn off the bed during EEG registrations.
A case history is reported of spontaneous improvement of a sub-acute paraneoplastic cerebellar syndrome, that is before treatment of the primary (lung) tumour.