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Magnetic transcranial stimulation was used in 90 subjects (60 acute ischaemic sylvian strokes and 30 healthy controls) in order to evaluate the clinical value of the excitation threshold (ET) in the estimation of functional prognosis. ET mean values recorded 7, 30 and 90 days after stroke (at D7, D30 and D90) in two distal muscles of the upper limbs of the(More)
We evaluated motor responses evoked after magnetic cortical stimulation in dystonia, emphasizing the relationship between resting and facilitation state. We studied 15 normal controls (mean age, 37.9 years; range, 23 to 63) and 13 dystonic patients (mean age, 43.4 years; range, 20 to 56). Surface electrodes were placed over the right first dorsal(More)
Magnetic transcranial stimulation was applied to 40 patients in the early stage of a non-haemorrhagic sylvian stroke. Results were evaluated with regards to the clinical outcomes at days 7, 30 and 90. The presence or absence of an early response had a critical prognostic significance. Response latency and amplitude parameters and the excitation threshold(More)
We studied the effect of an acute loading dose of vigabatrin on threshold of motor responses and duration of silent period elicited with cortical magnetic stimulation in normal subjects. In contrast to phenytoin, vigabatrin does not increase the motor threshold of first dorsal interosseus muscle. We also show that, although vigabatrin increases GABA(More)
We studied the effect of an acute loading dose of diphenylhydantoin (DPH) on motor responses elicited with cortical magnetic stimulation in normal subjects. DPH increased significantly the motor threshold activation of ADM, APB, FDI and biceps. The motor threshold increase was of greater magnitude for the proximal muscle. Spinal soleus alpha-motoneuron pool(More)
We describe the case of a patient with a particular form of presumably immune-mediated encephalomyelitis associated with a monoclonal cold agglutin gammapathy. Systematic autopsy showed predominantly demyelinating lesions of the brain and spinal cord. The lesions were assumed to be the immune-mediated consequences of the underlying hematologic condition.(More)
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