Márcia Maiumi Fukujima

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Visually impaired children show difficulties in recognizing their own bodies, objects around then and the spatial parameters that are essential for independent movement. This study analyzes the neuro-psychomotor development of a group of congenitally visually impaired children as compared to children with normal sight. We have evaluated two groups of(More)
UNLABELLED Spasticity is a determining for functional loss following ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE To detect possible predictive factors for its occurrence. METHOD Demographic, clinical and tomographic data on 146 stroke patients were analyzed. RESULTS Spasticity was noted more frequently among patients who underwent physiotherapy (p<0.0001; OR=19.4; 95%(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify factors relating to depressive symptoms among elderly people with chronic vestibular dysfunction. METHOD This was a cross-sectional study in which 120 elderly people with chronic vestibular dysfunction answered the Geriatric Depression Scale questionnaire. Multivariate linear regression analysis was performed (p<0.05 and 95% CI). (More)
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a chronic occlusive cerebrovascular disease of unknown etiology reported mainly in the Japanese. Most cases occur in children. The disease is rare in non-Oriental adults manifesting itself mostly as intracerebral hemorrhages. We describe MMD in 2 non-Oriental young adults and one adolescent that developed cerebral infarctions. The(More)
With the advent of time-dependent thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke it has become increasingly important for stroke patients to arrive at the hospital quickly. This study investigated the time that our patients took since the recognition of the symptoms until the stroke diagnosis in a hospital in the city of S o Paulo. We concluded that in our(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate occurrences of swallowing disorders after ischemic stroke. METHOD This was a retrospective study on 596 medical files. The inclusion criterion was that the patients needed to have been hospitalized with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke; the exclusion criteria were the presence of associated cardiac problems and hospital stay already(More)
BACKGROUND Painful shoulder is considered the most common complication of hemiplegic/parethic (H/P) stroke patients. It is a negative factor for neuromotor recovery. PURPOSE To study the effects of kinesiotherapy treatment on shoulder pain prevention, and as a secondary endpoints, to analyze muscle strength of H/P shoulder looking at basic functional(More)
Among the many infective causes of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), viral hepatitis is been regarded as a rare associated condition. We report on a 56-years-old man presenting CVT associated with hepatitis B and C coinfections outlining probable pathogenic mechanisms. We suggest that virus B and C serology should be performed in the cases of cerebral(More)
We observed inpatients with the diagnosis of ischemic stroke hospitalized at least 24 hours. We investigated the reasons for early or late arrival to the Emergency Room, the time span from arrival to computed tomography (CT) scanning, factors associated to hospitalization time, and patients outcome. We concluded that people who are cared for by São Paulo(More)
We studied the socioeconomic status of 206 stroke patients seen at Escola Paulista de Medicina--São Paulo in the period of 1991-1992. We found that 25% of patients were less than 50 years old; men were married significantly more often than women; 82% of patients had less than 8 years of formal education and 60% of the families survived with US$ 98 to 198.(More)