Julia K. Terzis

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This report proposes that reflex sympathetic dystrophy be defined as a pain syndrome in which the pain is accompanied by loss of function and evidence of autonomic dysfunction. In the clinical setting, this diagnosis is usually associated with other anatomic and psychological diagnoses and may be associated with a variety of systemic illnesses and(More)
1. A total of 758 fibers were isolated from previously transected and repaired ulnar nerves of five baboons. These fibers were compared to fibers from normal and previously crushed nerves studied in an earlier experiment. 2. The conduction velocities of the proximal portion of the injured axons dropped below normal, and this reduction persisted until(More)
Complications of microsuture repair of peripheral nerves include mechanical trauma, foreign body reaction, impairment of vascularity, and possible obstruction to successful sprouting. In addition, there are occasions when it is virtually impossible to perform a suture repair because of limited exposure and/or very fine structures, such as are encountered in(More)
This study has provided baseline data of a quantitative neurophysiological appraisal of normal breast sensibility using our current understanding of cutaneous mechanoreceptive function. Test variables, including pressure, low- and high-frequency vibration, static and moving two-point discrimination, temperature, nipple erectibility, and pain, were evaluated(More)
This study investigated axonal regeneration in a denervated nerve graft sutured end-to-side with a main peripheral nerve trunk. To demonstrate morphologic changes, the peroneal nerve was severed in a rat and coapted end-to-side to the posterior tibial nerve. The integrity of the epineurial and perineurial sheath was altered in four different groups.(More)
OBPP is a disease with deleterious medical, psychological, and socioeconomic sequelae for the patient and his or her family. The majority of patients show acceptable spontaneous recovery with nonoperative management, which includes aggressive physical rehabilitation and electrical stimulation. There are patients with guarded prognosis, however, who have no(More)
The purpose of this study is to clarify the confusing nomenclature and pathogenesis of Developmental Facial Paralysis, and how it can be differentiated from other causes of facial paralysis present at birth. Differentiating developmental from traumatic facial paralysis noted at birth is important for determining prognosis, but also for medicolegal reasons.(More)
Promoting neurological recovery requires strategies that simultaneously provide protection to injured neurons and increase the numbers of neurons that extend axons while inducing more rapid and extensive axon regeneration across long nerve gaps. An agent that facilitates the speed and success of reinnervation will have direct applicability to the clinical(More)
Hippocrates provided the first written description of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), as early as the 4th century B.C., and later Herophilus identified nerves as such, distinguished them from tendons; he also traced nerves to the spinal cord. The traditional Hippocratic teaching of the time, however, doubted that nerve healing occurred. Through the(More)
BACKGROUND In children with global obstetric brachial plexus palsy, prioritization should be first focused on hand reinnervation and then directed to shoulder and elbow function. In this study, the surgical strategy for restoration of hand function and the methods and outcomes are analyzed. METHODS Between 1979 and 2005, 59 patients (61 extremities)(More)