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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Compensatory stepping reactions are important responses to prevent a fall following a postural perturbation. People with hemiparesis following a stroke show delayed initiation and execution of stepping reactions and often are found to be unable to initiate these steps with the more-affected limb. This case report describes a targeted… (More)
Four cases of a painful abdominal syndrome are presented, the pain occurring in the distribution of the medial cutaneous branch of the 7th--12th intercostal nerves. The diagnosis presents difficulties because of severe abdominal pain. In 2 cases the clinical observations were corroborated by EMG findings. The symptoms, physical manifestations, mode of… (More)
A transient myasthenic syndrome confirmed by EMG after taking large doses of beta blocking agent is reported. Data on similar complications have not been found in the literature. Theories trying to explain the myasthenic, myopathic effect of the beta-blocking agents are reviewed. In the opinion of the authors the quinidine-like membrane stabilising effect… (More)
The article reports on a case which appeared as though two tunnel syndromes were present simultaneously, namely, the cubital and the carpal tunnel syndromes. Thorough electrophysiological examination revealed, however, that this simulated pattern was due to the presence of an anastomosis after Martin-Gruber. Three months after surgery the patient was free… (More)
Analysis of 124 of the author's cases shows that an isolated mechanical compression of the suprascapular nerve lies often at the bottom of shoulder pain without obvious cause. The term "incisura scapulae syndrome" is recommended. Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this tunnel-syndrome are described in detail.
In 50 normal arms was measured the distal latency of the interosseus anterior nerve. The evoked potentials were detected in the flexor pollicis muscle. The distance was 15 cm between the stimulating and the recording electrodes. The main distal latency was 3.73 +/- 0.44 ms.
Two cases of isolated sacral myeloradiculitis are described with retention of urine, sensory disorders in sacral segments and pleocytosis in the CSF. The patients were treated with steroids and recovered after 30 days of treatment. The differential diagnosis and literature are reviewed.