Margarita Vallès

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BACKGROUND Abnormal bowel function is a key problem in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Previous works provided only partial information on colonic transit time (CTT) or anal dysfunction but did not identified a comprehensive neurogenic bowel pattern. AIM To evaluate clinical, neurological, and pathophysiological counterparts of neurogenic bowel in(More)
Kumru H, Benito J, Murillo N, et al. Effects of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor and gait improvement in incomplete spinal cord injury patients. Neurorehabil & Neural Repair 2013;27:421-429. Original DOI: 10.1177/1545968312471901.
PURPOSE Bowel dysfunction is a major problem in patients with spinal cord injury. Previous work has provided partial information, particularly about motor incomplete lesions. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the pathophysiologic features of neurogenic bowel in patients with motor incomplete spinal cord injury and to compare them with those in(More)
PURPOSE Bowel dysfunction is a problem in patients with spinal cord injury. The sacral anterior root stimulator has been used for neurogenic bladder and has been claimed to be useful for neurogenic bowel. The purposes of this study were to analyze the clinical response of bowel function to the sacral anterior root stimulator and to evaluate physiologic(More)
Between November 1978 and July 1991, ten children between one and eight years of age with Group III pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma (IRS classification) and considered inoperable at diagnosis were treated primarily with intensive poly-chemotherapy. Complementary radiotherapy and conservative surgery were added as needed. Eight of the ten survive free of disease(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of restless leg syndrome (RLS) in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) is not well established. We studied the frequency and severity of RLS in a population of patients with SCI and the effect of treatment with dopaminergic drugs when clinically indicated. METHODS Consecutive patients with SCI admitted to an out-patient clinic of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The study consisted of a clinical evaluation of bowel dysfunction and the relation with neurological patterns in spinal cord injury (SCI). PATIENTS AND METHOD 109 patients; 30% tetraplegics and 70% paraplegics; ASIA Impairment Scale: 65% A (complete), 12% B (sensitive incomplete), 11% C (motor incomplete with muscle grade <3), 13%(More)
La porfiria aguda intermitente (PAI) es una enfermedad hereditaria autosómica dominante causada por el defecto primario de la enzima porfobilinógeno desaminasa, implicada en la sı́ntesis del hem. Sus manifestaciones clı́nicas incluyen dolor abdominal, sı́ntomas autonómicos (taquicardia, hipertensión arterial, estreñimiento, vómitos, arritmia cardiaca),(More)
Objective. Incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) patients have the potential to regain some ambulatory function, and optimal reorganization of remaining circuits can contribute to this recovery. We hypothesized that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may promote active recovery of motor function during gait rehabilitation. Methods. A total of(More)
Loss of bowel control is distressing for persons with a medullary lesion and affects their quality of life. The present study aims to provide an updated review of the topic. Impaired neural control of continence and defecation after a medullary lesion provokes bowel dysfunction, with a high prevalence of two main symptoms: fecal incontinence and(More)
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