Jacques Fermanian

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Few studies have directly compared the clinical features of neuropathic and non-neuropathic pains. For this purpose, the French Neuropathic Pain Group developed a clinician-administered questionnaire named DN4 consisting of both sensory descriptors and signs related to bedside sensory examination. This questionnaire was used in a prospective study of 160(More)
This study describes the development and validation of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI), a new self-questionnaire specifically designed to evaluate the different symptoms of neuropathic pain. Following a development phase and a pilot study, we generated a list of descriptors reflecting spontaneous ongoing or paroxysmal pain, evoked pain (i.e.(More)
OBJECTIVE To translate and assess the reliability and the construct validity of 3 functional disability scales for neck pain. DESIGN Reliability and validity study. SETTING Tertiary care teaching hospital and outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS One hundred one patients (mean age, 49 y). INTERVENTION French translations were obtained by using the(More)
The validation of the French version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), conducted on a sample of 87 women in the first 4 months of post-partum, is presented. The study of the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values versus research diagnosis criteria provide the cut-off score of 10.5 as the best (sensitivity: 0.80; specificity: 0.92).(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized study to compare the efficacy of facet joint injection with lidocaine and facet joint injection with saline in two groups of patients with low back pain, with and without clinical criteria that were determined in a previous study to implicate the facet joint as the primary source of the pain. OBJECTIVES To assess the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Observational prospective study. OBJECTIVE To assess the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the French version of the Fear Avoidance Belief Questionnaire. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Fear, avoidance attitudes, and belief play pivotal roles in disability perceived by patients with chronic low back pain. The Fear Avoidance Belief(More)
We report the first nationwide survey of the impact of neuropathic pain, as opposed to nonneuropathic pain, on quality of life and health care utilization in the French general population. A postal questionnaire was sent to a representative sample of 4554 respondents from an initial nationwide survey of 30,155 subjects with or without chronic pain. It(More)
BACKGROUND The Natural History and Neuroprotection in Parkinson Plus Syndromes (NNIPPS) study was a large phase III randomized placebo-controlled trial of riluzole in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP, n = 362) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA, n = 398). To assess disease severity and progression, we constructed and validated a new clinical rating scale(More)
A new scale for motor function measurement has been developed for neuromuscular diseases. The validation study included 303 patients, aged 6-62 years. Seventy-two patients had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 32 Becker muscular dystrophy, 30 limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, 39 facio-scapulo-humeral dystrophy, 29 myotonic dystrophy, 21 congenital myopathy, 10(More)
AIM To assess changes in motor function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using the Motor Function Measure (MFM). METHOD Three studies were performed. Two studies included only physiotherapy-treated patients, with 13 patients (males mean age 11y 7mo, SD 1y 10mo, range 8-14y) in the 3-month study and 41 patients (males mean age 14y 1mo, SD 5y(More)