Mercedes Samson

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The index for hip disease (ISH) was established, validated and appraised as a new assessment test for the trial of new drugs as well as for long-term follow-up of patients, and to help with future indications for surgery. The ISH deals with pain, maximum walking distance, and some activities of daily living. Inter-observer reproducibility is good (mean(More)
Fecal incontinence and/or constipation are frequent complaints in multiple sclerosis associated with urinary bladder dysfunction, incontinence, and/or retention. Total and segmental colonic transit were studied by determination of radiopaque markers, and anorectal function by anorectal manometry, in 16 multiple sclerosis patients clinically defined (with(More)
Achieving blood pressure (BP) targets in stage 2 hypertension usually requires two or more drugs, which should be selected from different classes. This study compared the efficacy and tolerability of amlodipine/valsartan with amlodipine in patients with stage 2 hypertension. In this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, 8-week study, 646 patients with(More)
L.Y., a 34-year old woman with a long history of alcoholism, was admitted to hospital as a result of rapidly increasing confusion. On examination, the patient was found to be disoriented with left hemiparesis. CT in the emergency room with and without contrast medium showed abnormal hypodensities of the entire corpus callogum, which appeared to be expanded(More)
Indices of severity for hip and knee diseases may be applied to any disabling disease of these joints, but were especially designed and validated for osteoarthritis (OA). With experience, a score could be obtained in 3-4 minutes and the reproducibility was satisfactory. Their discriminant power in a double blind crossover trial of a given nonsteroidal(More)
Congenital oculomotor apraxia is characterized by the inability of the young child to produce horizontal saccades when his head is fixed; two cases are reported. In a free condition this trouble is compensated by thrust head movements allowing the child to lead his gaze to the stimulus or to reach it by successive hypometric jerks released by movement. A(More)