Mabel Torres Ferrer

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Single fibre electromyography in the extensor digitorum communis muscle was studied in five patients with central core disease. The average number of muscle fibre action potentials belonging to the same motor unit was higher in patients than in healthy subjects of the same age. The increase in motor unit fibre density is consistent with increased terminal(More)
We evaluated baroreflexes in 58 diabetic and 15 control subjects by determining the latency of response between the end of a Valsalva maneuver (VM) and points on the resultant blood pressure and heart rate (HR) response curves. Prolonged latencies indicative of sympathetic dysfunction were demonstrated in 44% to 88% of diabetic subjects. The results(More)
The electrophysiological features in 145 patients with a new toxic syndrome related to ingestion of adulterated oil are described. Myalgia, joint limitation, weight loss, cramps, progressive weakness and wasting, sensory disturbances that can be asymmetrical or patchy, and scleroderma-like changes were the main clinical features. The electrophysiological(More)
The prevalence of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and its influence on survival before and after liver transplantation (LT) remain controversial. Additionally, the chronology of post-LT reversibility is unclear. This study prospectively analyzed 316 patients with cirrhosis who were evaluated for LT in 2002-2007; 177 underwent LT at a single reference(More)
A case of infantile metachromatic leucodystrophy is described in which symptoms started at 1 year of age with weakness and hypotonus in the lower extremities. The electrophysiological status was typical of a polyneuropathy, showing fibrillation and a reduction of the nerve conduction velocity to 30 percent of the average for normal children of the same age.(More)
Conventional electromyography (EMG) and single fiber EMG (SFEMG) were performed in a 64-year-old diabetic woman with mild type B botulism. The main clinical signs were autonomic dysfunction and cranial nerves paresis. Conventional EMG was normal, except for small changes that were consistent with mild mixed peripheral neuropathy in the lower limbs and were(More)