The inhibitory effects of acute pain produced by the Lasègue's manoeuvre on the lower limb nociceptive flexion reflexes induced by electrical sural nerve stimulation were explored in patients complaining of sciatica as a result of an identified unilateral disc protrusion. Lassègue's manoeuvre on the affected side produced a typical radicular pain and… (More)
This report concerns 12 patients, eight young adults and four adolescents, presenting with lumbar or sciatic pain. This was associated with an unusual defect of the inferior and posterior edges of the vertebral bodies of L4 or L5, together with a small bony ridge protruding into the spinal canal. We found 11 similar cases in the literature, all involving… (More)
Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was studied by the intravenous 133Xe method in 38 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); 21 patients had neuropsychiatric manifestations (N+) and 17 did not (N-). Twelve of the N+ patients had had neuropsychiatric episodes less than one year before measurement of CBF ("recent" N+), while seven patients in this… (More)
Angiotropic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), the so-called malignant angioendotheliomatosis, is characterised by proliferation of tumorous cells within small vessels. Manifestations in the CNS and cutaneous lesions prevail in the clinical presentation, although any organ can be involved. The recent classification of this lymphoma as part of the large cell… (More)
A case of severe peripheral nerve lesions in a patient with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome induced by L-Tryptophan is reported. Both superficial radial nerves were very tender on palpation. Biopsy of the radial nerve showed myelin abnormalities of the type observed in experimental chronic nerve entrapment. Nerve lesions included asymmetrical distortion of… (More)
The author reviews the locomotor problems observed in performing musicians. The overall frequency of these problems is high. Three presentations exist: overuse, entrapment and dystonic syndromes. Treatment of these problems implies not only a technical approach, but also consideration of life experience and individual personality.
In order to investigate the relations between handedness and migraine or immune disorders, we performed a case control study comparing the handedness of patients suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), type I diabetes, Graves' disease, or migraine to that of a random sample of controls from the general population. A handedness index was measured… (More)