Linda Velazquez

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OBJECTIVE Although optimal treatment for intrinsic focal tumors of the medulla remains controversial, many surgeons advocate radical surgery for patients with these tumors. Postoperative surgical morbidity may include loss of lower cranial nerve function and significant motor deficits. Recovery of lower cranial nerve dysfunction after radical surgery has(More)
INTRODUCTION Type 2 spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA2) is the condition most often described (to date) in patients with hereditary ataxia, its prevalence being 52 per 100,000 persons. OBJECTIVE In patients with SCA2 neurogenic patterns are identified by means of electrophysiological techniques. PATIENTS AND METHODS A transverse study was made of 70 persons(More)
Objective: To assess the effect of a low protein diet (LPD) on renal function and metabolic control in three sub-groups of patients with type 2 diabetes those with or without nephropathy. Research design and methods: A randomized clinical trial was conducted on 60 patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care —19 with normoalbuminuria, 22 with(More)
INTRODUCTION Electrophysiological studies have been shown to be useful in hereditary ataxia, but only a small number of patients have been studied, and the duration of the illness, serial studies and molecular definition have not been taken into account. OBJECTIVE We proposed, by means of electrophysiological techniques, to characterize the functional(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of hereditary ataxia in Holguín, Cuba, is 43 per 100,000 inhabitants, but in some regions reaches 503 per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure never previously recorded in the international literature. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the part played by non-cerebellar structures and vias in causing some of the clinical signs of the disorder by(More)
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