Jessica Ochoa

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Intraneural microstimulation (i.n.m.s.) was performed in awake human volunteers, using tungsten micro-electrodes inserted into median and ulnar nerve fascicles supplying the skin of the hand. The same electrodes were used alternatively to record impulse activity from single nerve fibres at the i.n.m.s. sites. Monitoring occasionally, with a proximal(More)
1. Seventy-one C polymodal nociceptors supplying glabrous and hairy skin in limbs of awake human volunteers were identified on the basis of cutaneous stimulus-response characteristics recorded intraneurally by microneurography (MNG). The large majority of such units were primarily detected during intraneural microstimulation (INMS) on the basis of(More)
Cutaneous sensibility and neurogenic vasodilatation (flare) were measured before, during and after long-term topical application of capsaicin in humans. Each subject applied a vehicle cream containing 0.075% capsaicin (Axsain, GalenPharma Inc.) to a 4 cm2 area of skin on one volar forearm and vehicle alone to an identical treatment area on the other(More)
We report an unusual case of selective lower motor neuron syndrome (MNS) complicating whole neuraxis radiation therapy. Only three well-documented similar cases have been found in a thorough review of the literature. The syndrome has a stereotyped time course and is self-limited. We discuss here possible pathogenetic mechanisms and their relationship to(More)
A case of lumbar plexus neuropathy occurring in the setting of heparin therapy is reported. Documentation of the site of a retroperitoneal hematoma by CT scan was made prior to the full clinical evolution of lumbar plexus neuropathy resulting from a psoas-muscle hematoma. Two patterns of retroperitoneal bleeding and their respective clinical manifestations(More)
A patient with rheumatoid arthritis who developed multiple mononeuropathies multiplex was shown to have vasculitis in nerve biopsy, but no evidence of inflammatory muscle disease in muscle biopsy. Treatment with penicillamine caused the rare complication of polymyositis, documented clinically, electrophysiologically, and by light and electron microscopy in(More)
A 5-year-old asthmatic boy had flaccid monoplegia six days after an asthma attack. A similar association has been reported in 13 previous cases. However, to our knowledge, this is the first report from the American continent. This syndrome has a poor prognosis and can be confused with poliomyelitis. The localizing effect of abnormal inspiratory-biceps(More)