Kristin R Black

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OBJECTIVE To examine visual cortical excitability in persons with migraine using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) over an extrastriate area of the brain, area V5. BACKGROUND Previous studies found that persons with migraine have a lower phosphene threshold than healthy control subjects with TMS delivered over the primary visual cortical area V1.(More)
BACKGROUND Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction blocks (MMNCB) is an immune-mediated motor neuropathy. Previous long-term IV immunoglobulin (IVIg) treatment studies have documented improvement in muscle strength and functional disability but revealed a concomitant increase in acute axonal degeneration (AD) and conduction block (CB). OBJECTIVE To(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with early acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP) may not meet the current neurophysiologic criteria. OBJECTIVE To document neurophysiologic findings in early AIDP. METHODS Clinical and neurophysiologic data from 38 AIDP patients, assessed within 10 days of symptom onset were reviewed. RESULTS In addition to(More)
OBJECTIVE Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block (MMN) is an immune-mediated neuropathy, characterized by progressive muscle weakness. Although demyelination is regarded as the underlying pathophysiologic mechanism of MMN, recently, it was reported that different pathophysiologic mechanisms were responsible for disease in the upper and lower(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical nerve root stimulation (CRS) allows the assessment of conduction in the proximal segments of motor fibers destined to the upper extremities, which are not evaluated by routine nerve conduction studies (NCS). Since many primary demyelinating polyneuropathies (PDP) are multifocal lesions may be confined to the proximal nerve segments. CRS(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired demyelinating disease of the peripheral nervous system characterized by muscle weakness, areflexia or hyporeflexia, and sensory disturbances. Although short-term efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) has been demonstrated in randomized-controlled trials, the(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical nerve root stimulation (CRS) is a technique of assessing the proximal segments of motor axons destined to upper extremity muscles. Few studies report normal values. The objective was to determine CMAP onset-latencies and CMAP amplitude, area, and duration changes in healthy controls for the abductor pollicis brevis (APB), abductor digiti(More)
Ascaris suum (AS) challenge in nonhuman primates is used as an animal model of human asthma. The primary goal of this study was to determine whether the airways and respiratory tissues in monkeys that are bronchoconstricted by AS inhalation behave similarly to those in asthmatic humans. Airway resistance (Raw) and tissue elastance (Eti) were estimated from(More)
Our aims were to use posturography to see if sway pattern differed between patients with large-fiber peripheral neuropathy and normal control subjects and, if it did, to compare posturography with conventional electromyography (EMG) as screening tools for large-fiber peripheral neuropathy. Thirteen patients who came to our neurophysiology laboratory with a(More)
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