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A group of clinicians from across Europe experienced in the use of botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of spasticity following acquired brain injury gathered to develop a consensus statement on best practice in managing adults with spasticity. This consensus table summarizes the current published data, which was collated following extensive literature(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to compare urodynamics and electrophysiological studies in the diagnosis of diabetic cystopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this prospective study are included twenty six patients with diabetes mellitus diagnosed at least since 5 years; 17 patients with diabetes type II and 9 with type I. They were divided in two groups in(More)
Micturitional disturbances are reported in 5-20% of patients with Behcet disease (BD) affecting the central nervous system. However, corresponding data regarding urodynamic and electrophysiological findings are limited. A patient with known BD presented with dysarthria, diplopia and urinary frequency (36 times/day). MRI revealed an extensive lesion(More)
To investigate alterations in the body composition of paraplegic men, 31 complete paraplegic men thoracic (T)4-T 12 neurological level of injury, 16 with paraplegia above (high), and 15 below (low) thoracic 7, were compared with 33 able-bodied men. Whole body dual X-ray absorptiometry was used to estimate regional (arms, legs) and total body bone mineral(More)
Spasticity is part of the complex clinical picture which results from the upper motor neuron impairment. The underlying mechanisms that produce the automatic overactivity of the muscle groups may manifest themselves as either passive movements dependent on the exerted velocity or persistent muscle overactivity in the form of spastic dystonia. The(More)
The Gross Motor Function Classification System for Cerebral Palsy (GMFCS), a reliable and valid system, has been widely utilized for objective classification of the patterns of motor disability in children with cerebral palsy. The objective of this study was to produce a Greek version of the instrument, with the same construct as the original one and to(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, hospital and surgeon volume is widely discussed as a prognostic factor after major pancreatic surgery. We present our experience regarding major pancreatectomy in a middle-volume center. METHODS During the last 11 years, 66 patients underwent major pancreatectomy (pancreaticoduodenectomy [n = 52], distal pancreatectomy with(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of patients with motor complete spinal cord lesion and somatosensory preservation (American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) impairment scale B). OBJECTIVE To determine whether neuropathic bladder dysfunction is more or less severe with more or fewer complications in patients with somatosensory preservation. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of the pelvic fractures (PFx) population in auditing effective components of trauma care is the subject of this study. METHODS A retrospective, case-control, autopsy-based study compared a population with PFx to a control-group using a template with trauma outcome variables, which included demographics, ICD-9, intention, mechanisms,(More)
Neurological and neurosurgical diseases lead to complications producing malnutrition increasing pathology and mortality. In order to avoid complications because of malnutrition or overcome deficiencies in nutrients supplements are often used for these subjects. The physiopathological mechanisms of malnutrition, methods of nutritional assessment and the(More)