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Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is a neuropathy selectively involving small diameter myelinated and unmyelinated nerve fibers. Interest in this disorder has considerably increased during the past few years. It is often idiopathic and typically presents with peripheral pain and/or symptoms of autonomic dysfunction. Diagnosis is made on the basis of the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE The method of limits (MLI) and the method of levels (MLE) are psychophysical stimulus procedures most commonly applied to quantify warm and cold sensation thresholds in humans. This paper evaluates basic methodological properties of both methods and investigates the correspondence between the method's results. METHODS Warm sensation threshold(More)
The development of new patterns of postural control in patients with a complete thoracic spinal cord injury (SCI) during their active clinical rehabilitation was studied. Especially the role of non-postural muscles, like the latissimus dorsi (LD) and the trapezius pars ascendens (TPA), in maintaining and restoring sitting balance during standardized(More)
Cerebral autoregulation controls cerebral blood flow under changing cerebral perfusion pressure. Standards for measurement and analysis of dynamic cerebral autoregulation (dCA) are lacking. In this study, dCA reproducibility, quantified by intraclass correlation coefficient, is evaluated for different methodological approaches of transfer function analysis(More)
A randomized clinical trial on the effects of strength training was performed in myotonic dystrophy (MyD) patients and patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN). Training and most measurement tools involved the proximal lower extremity muscles. The participants trained 3 times a week for 24 weeks with weights adapted to their force.(More)
OBJECTIVE A substantial number of sarcoidosis patients report apparently non-specific symptoms such as pain, for which no organic substrate has yet been found. Recently we observed symptoms suggestive of small-fibre neuropathy in a group of sarcoidosis patients. The aim of the present study was to verify this observation using various electrophysiological(More)
Some patients with sarcoidosis have unexplained pain and dysaesthesia. We did quantitative sensory testing in 31 sarcoidosis patients with pain or autonomic dysfunction. 25 patients had reduced warmth sensitivity, cold sensitivity, or both. Intraepidermal nerve fibre density (IENFD) was measured in punch biopsy skin samples in seven consecutive patients.(More)
OBJECTIVES To study whether the method of levels (MLE) or the method of limits (MLI) is preferable as a method of measuring thermal perception thresholds in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS I). METHODS Perception thresholds for warmth and cold were measured twice, with both MLE and MLI, at a 1 month interval, both at unaffected(More)
BACKGROUND Painful diabetic polyneuropathy (PDP) is associated with high pain scores and is difficult to treat. Therefore, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been suggested as second-line treatment. In this study, the feasibility and efficacy of SCS in PDP were investigated, as well as the predictive value of clinical sensory testing for the treatment(More)
Aim of our project is to further optimize neonatal seizure detection using support vector machine (SVM). First, a Kalman filter (KF) was used to filter both feature and classifier output time series in order to increase temporal precision. Second, EEG baseline feature correction (FBC) was introduced to reduce inter patient variability in feature(More)