P. Guiheneuc

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(1) The sympathetic skin response (SSR) is a slow wave, generated in deep layers of the skin, resulting from reflex activation of the sudomotor sympathetic efferent fibres. The aim of this study was to define experimental conditions, best stimulation and recording procedures, and the criteria for validation of the responses. (2) Thirty normal subjects (aged(More)
Spinal cord injuries often result in irreversible loss of motor and somatosensory functions below the lesion level. Treatment is limited to physiotherapy aimed at compensating disability. We previously showed that re-establishment of tissue continuity can be achieved in animal models through nerve autografts implanted between the rostral spinal ventral horn(More)
Remote voluntary contraction, such as the classical Jendrassik maneuver (JM), is a procedure routinely used to increase the amplitude of tendon reflexes in the lower limb. In 8 healthy subjects we studied the effects of JM on the motor evoked potentials (MEP) recorded from tibialis anterior muscle, produced by transcranial magnetic stimulation (stimulus(More)
The Hoffman (H) reflex of the soleus muscle has been used to study peripheral neurological disorders in 79 cases of chronic renal insufficiency prior to the initiation of haemodialysis, and in 94 cases of chronic alcoholism. In both groups, care was taken to ensure that the subjects examined could not be suspected of any other type of neuropathy. The(More)
'Tremor' is one of the clinical signs of cerebellar dysfunction. Its nature remains subject to debate, one hypothesis being that of a predominant role of peripheral afferences in its genesis. This study was designed to study whether load compensating tasks, evoking sudden stretch, and thus stimulation of peripheral afferences induced tremor in cerebellar(More)
The authors report a case of post traumatic tetraplegia at the C1-C2 level in a young man of 16 with total respiratory paralysis treated with mechanical ventilation and a tracheotomy. Thirty months after the accident, an Avery S 232(1) diaphragmatic pacemaker was surgically implanted by the mediastinal approach. The technique was rapidly successful and(More)
Automatic analysis of electromyography (EMG), signals, first operated in 1950 with analogic machines, steeply expanded from 1980 when fast computers and worthwhile programs became available. On-line measurement of response area and latency, averaging of low amplitude waves, fast sorting of motor unit potential shape parameters, computation of the "jitter"(More)