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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the spontaneous recovery of the verbal language on patients who have had an ischemic stroke. METHOD Retrospective analysis of 513 medical records. We characterize referring aspects for data identification, language deficit, spontaneous recovery and speech therapy. RESULTS The average age was 62.2 years old (SD= +/-12.3), the average(More)