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  • Arne Bigsten, Paul Collier, Stefan Dercon, Bernard Gauthier, Jan Willem Gunning, Anders Isaksson +7 others
  • 1997
(4) (2) (8) Surveys in Africa) group which uses multi-country panel data sets to analyse the microeconomics of industrial performance in Africa. Support of the Dutch and UK governments for workshops of the group is gratefully acknowledged. The use of the data and the responsibility for the views expressed are the authors'. Abstract: Firm-level data for the(More)
We present findings on MR imaging in 5 patients with autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS). In the literature, early atrophy of the superior vermis as well as progressive atrophy of the cerebellar hemispheres and cervical cord was described. We found linear hypointensity on T2 and T2 fluid-attenuated inversion recovery-weighted(More)
Epileptic encephalopathies are increasingly thought to be of genetic origin, although the exact etiology remains uncertain in many cases. We describe here three girls from two nonconsanguineous families affected by a clinical entity characterized by dysmorphic features, early-onset intractable epilepsy, intellectual disability, and cortical blindness. In(More)
A 26-years old Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patient received normal muscle-precursor cells, proliferated in vitro and implanted in a thenar eminence, biceps brachii, and in a portion of a gastrocnemius by injections placed 1mm from each other or less. Saline was injected in the contralateral gastrocnemius. The patient was immunosuppressed with(More)
A clinical trial was conducted to test a new protocol of normal muscle precursor cell (MPC) allotransplantation in skeletal muscles of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Cultured MPCs obtained from one of the patient's parents were implanted in 0.25 or 1 cm of a Tibialis anterior in 9 patients with DMD. MPC injections were placed 1 to 2 mm(More)
Niemann-Pick type C is an autosomal-recessive, neurovisceral storage disorder that results from defective cholesterol esterification. Cholesterol-lowering agents have been demonstrated to decrease hepatic lipids in Niemann-Pick type C patients. The objective was to determine the effects of cholesterol-lowering agents on neurologic features and to develop a(More)
Leukodystrophies are a heterogeneous group of disorders associated with abnormal central nervous system white matter. The clinical features invariably include upper motor neuron signs and developmental regression with or without other neurological manifestations. The objective of this study was to characterize clinically and genetically a new form of(More)
Glutaric acidemia type II is associated with neonatal hypoketotic hypoglycemia, metabolic acidosis, profound hypotonia, progressive cardiomyopathy, and early death. Deficiency of either electron transfer flavoprotein or electron transport flavoprotein:ubiquinone oxidoreductase leads to intramitochondrial accumulation of metabolites of compounds oxidized by(More)
Hereditary spastic paraplegias (HSPs) are characterized by progressive lower limb spasticity and weakness. Mutations in the SPG3A gene, which encodes the large guanosine triphosphatase atlastin, are the second most common cause of autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia. In a large SPG3A screen of 70 hereditary spastic paraplegia subjects, a novel(More)
Tuberous sclerosis complex is a multisystemic neurocutaneous disorder, manifesting variably during infancy and childhood that remains poorly described in neonates. When described in this population, tuberous sclerosis complex is most commonly associated with cardiac rhabdomyomas and brain tumors, but is rarely mentioned as an etiology for neonatal seizures.(More)