Kayal Vijayakumar

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OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of trunk exercises performed using the physio ball as against the plinth, on trunk control and functional balance in patients with acute stroke. DESIGN An observer-blinded pilot randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS Thirty patients with acute stroke (mean post-stroke duration 12 (95% confidence interval (CI) 2-34) days)(More)
Molybdenum cofactor deficiency predominantly affects the central nervous system. There are limited data on long-term outcome or brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features. We examined the clinical, brain MRI, biochemical, genetic, and electroencephalographic features and outcome in 8 children with a diagnosis of molybdenum cofactor deficiency observed(More)
The present study was undertaken among 258 subjects belonging to 152 houses of two tribal communities (Kani and Malampandaram) settled in Kottoor and Achankovil areas, respectively of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam districts in Kerala, South India. The survey covered people of all age groups and both the sexes from the study population. Out of the total 258(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to assess, retrospectively, the utility of genioglossus electromyography (gEMG) in evaluating children with suspected neurogenic feeding and swallowing difficulties. METHOD Children who were evaluated using gEMG at a tertiary paediatric neurology dysphagia service were reviewed. Data were analysed by the presence/absence of(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence and risk factors for cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and the utility of prolongation of corrected QT interval (QTc) in the ECG to diagnose CAN in patients with diabetes mellitus. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional study conducted among patients attending the diabetic clinic of a teaching hospital. METHODS The(More)
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