Maja Dimitrijevic

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OBJECTIVE To study the effect of mesh-glove afferent stimulation on motor control of voluntary wrist movement in stroke patients who have chronic neurological deficits. DESIGN Case series. Motor control was evaluated by surface EMG of the arm muscles and kinematics of voluntary wrist movements on 3 occasions: before and immediately after the initial(More)
The effectiveness of spinal cord stimulation for control of spasticity was studied in 59 spinal cord injury patients. SCS was markedly or moderately effective in reducing spasticity in 63% of the patients. We found that control of spasticity by SCS was not correlated with the severity of spasticity, the type of spasticity (flexor or extensor), or the(More)
The effects of whole-hand electrical stimulation via a wired mesh-glove upon the residual motor control of the upper extremity are described. Clinical observations were made in 2 patients with nonfunctional upper limbs, 4 and 2 years after stroke, who had been enrolled in the home mesh-glove program for 6 and 4 months, respectively. The stimulation paradigm(More)
A newly devised method for electrical stimulation via a wired mesh-glove is described. The stimulation paradigm is novel in that a whole hand is the target of stimulation. Specific standardized stimulation modalities are reviewed. The protocol for mesh-glove stimulation for patients with and without volitional movements, but increased muscle tone is(More)
Electrical stimulation of the whole hand using a mesh-glove has been shown to improve volitional movement of the hand and arm, and decrease muscle hypertonia after hemispherical stroke in patients who have reached a recovery plateau. The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of stimulation of the nerve afferents of the hand on brain cortical(More)
In an attempt to demonstrate the presence of functional descending fibers in patients with clinically apparent functional spinal cord transection, we examined electromyographically recorded paralyzed leg muscle responses to the Jendrassik and other reinforcement maneuvers. Two patterns were observed: a low-amplitude, short onset time reinforcement maneuver(More)
The effect of chronic electrical stimulation of the spinal cord was evaluated in a group of 24 patients with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system. The systems for stimulation had been implanted from 12 to 30 months prior to completion of evaluation. At the time of completion of evaluation, 23 of(More)
Pain occurring in patients with spinal cord injury can be classified on clinical grounds into five types: peripheral, central, visceral, mechanical and psychic. An attempt has been made to correlate each type of pain with present neurophysiological knowledge. Mechanisms as to how unpleasant sensations reach the conscious level can be deduced when clinical(More)
The immense volume of web usage data that exists on web servers contains potentially valuable information about the behavior of website visitors. This information can be exploited in various ways, such as enhancing the effectiveness of websites or developing directed web marketing campaigns. In this paper we will focus on applying association rules as a(More)
In this review we describe clinical and neurophysiological features of motor control in human spinal cord injury based on two models. First, motor control is considered in subjects with injury-induced complete division of the spinal cord from brain and brainstem structures, and second, in those in which the division is partial. We describe motor control in(More)