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Short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) decreases during voluntary contraction of the target muscle. It is unknown whether this effect also occurs with postural contractions. We have compared the effects of voluntary and postural contractions on SICI in the soleus (SOL) muscle. We applied transcranial magnetic stimuli (TMS) in subjects under three(More)
Neurophysiologic studies documented proximal conduction blocks in a patient harboring a delayed radiation-induced brachial plexopathy. Since anticoagulants have been reported to be beneficial in radiation-induced neuropathies, the patient was started on acenocumarol. After 3 months of treatment there was significant improvement of clinical deficits, which(More)
Imagining motor actions is enough to enhance cortical motor excitability. However, the fact that execution of the motor task has to be inhibited should have a correlate on the extent of cortical excitability enhancement. Therefore, we examined the possible differences between real and motor imagery of simple reaction time tasks (SRT) in the facilitation of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy (sensitivity and specificity) of clinical, imaging and motor evoked potentials (MEP) for predicting the short-term prognosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS We obtained clinical data, MRI and MEP from a prospective cohort of 51 patients and 20 matched controls followed for two(More)
Motor preparation for execution of both simple and choice reaction time tasks (SRT and CRT) involves enhancement of corticospinal excitability (CE). However, motor preparation also implies changes in inhibitory control that have thus far been much less studied. Short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) has been shown to decrease before CE increases.(More)
The basic traffic parameters involved in the analysis of a packet-switching network and its nodes are identified. The paper considers a virtual call of the CCITT X.25 protocol to derive the basic flow in a network. Traffic offered to the various hierarchical levels of the network depends on the information increase imposed by the protocol Several efficiency(More)