Julio Plata Bello

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INTRODUCTION Humans are more familiar with index - thumb than with any other finger to thumb grasping. The effect of familiarity has been previously tested with complex, specialized and/or transitive movements, but not with simple intransitive ones. The aim of this study is to evaluate brain activity patterns during the observation of simple and(More)
Humans are more familiar with performing (and observing) index—thumb than with any other finger to thumb grasping and the effect of familiarity has not been tested specifically with simple and intransitive actions. The study of simple and intransitive motor actions (i.e. simple actions without need of object interaction) provides the opportunity to(More)
INTRODUCTION POEMS syndrome (an acronym of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, multiple myeloma and skin changes) is a paraneoplastic disorder related to an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia. The development of such a syndrome is rare and its association with calvarial plasmocytoma is even less common, with only two previous reported cases. We(More)
BACKGROUND Negative angiography subarachnoid hemorrhage, also known as idiopathic subarachnoid hemorrhage (iSAH), is a challenging pathologic condition whose evolution and final outcome is difficult to predict with certainty. This article describes the clinical features, the type of complications and rates, as well as the final outcome of patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the use of multimodal intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) during positioning procedures in cervical spine surgery. METHODS IONM data was collected from 75 patients from the onset of positioning to the end of the surgical procedure. These included: transcranial motor evoked potentials (TcMEP), somatosensory evoked(More)
The ability to understand competitive games is closely connected to the mirror neuron system (MNS). This network is activated not only when an action is performed, but also when it is observed. Apart from allowing the understanding of actions performed by others, the MNS has been implicated in predicting subsequent actions. However, the results concerning(More)
BACKGROUND Brain mapping is considered an important approach in neurosurgery to achieve better functional outcomes. The mirror neuron system (MNS) is a brain network implicated in understanding of action and imitation. No previous study has focused on identifying and monitoring the function of the MNS during the perioperative period in brain lesions. The(More)
PURPOSE  Although papillary thyroid carcinoma metastases to the parapharyngeal space are rare, the high amount of fat tissue allows tumors to grow clinically undetectable until they invade most of the parapharyngeal space. We describe for the first time a combined endonasal and transcervical approach for a parapharyngeal metastasis from a papillary thyroid(More)
BACKGROUND A great deal of research has focused on demonstrating the existence of mirror neurons in humans and the factors that modulate their activity after their discovery in macaques approximately two decades ago. OBJECTIVES With this in mind, the parieto-frontal mirror neuron system (MNS) has been described as a brain network that is activated when(More)
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