Paul Thiry

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Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy, or Dravet syndrome, is one of the catastrophic epilepsy syndromes. In the past, treatment was mainly based on valproate and phenobarbital. Recently, some of the new antiepilepsy drugs, such as topiramate and stiripentol, have been shown to be promising in the treatment of this epilepsy syndrome. The treatment regimen of(More)
Orthogonal stereoradiographs are frequently utilized in determining three-dimensional geometrical parameters of human body segments. They have been applied here in the estimation of the length and elongation of the ligaments of the normal foot. Three small spherical metallic markers were respectively encrusted into the tibia and fibula, the seven bones of(More)
A double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over trial was carried out to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the combined serotonin-dopamine antagonist risperidone in mentally retarded patients with persistent behavioural disturbances. After an observation period of 1 week, risperidone 4-12 mg or placebo was administered during 3 weeks as add-on treatment to(More)
The preliminary results based on a one year study on the evolution and management of scoliosis are presented. Twenty-one patients were followed in the Neuro-Muscular Disease Clinic at Ste-Justine Hospital where standardized spinal radiographs were taken periodically with the Scoliosis Chariot and the Throne. The short period of observation as well as the(More)
The preliminary results based on a three year retrospective study in cavus foot deformity of forty-four Friedreich ataxia patients regularly seen at the Neuromuscular Disease Clinic of Sainte-Justine Hospital have been presented. An accurate "weight-bearing" foot stereoradiographic technique has been recently developed by our group. Since the follow-up(More)
Using a model of intrastriatal microdialysis, we studied the effect of theophylline, an A1 and A2A adenosine receptor antagonist on striatal dopamine (DA) and DA metabolites. Systemic administration of theophylline (10 and 50 mg/kg) significantly reduced striatal extracellular (EC) levels of DA and its metabolites, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) and(More)
A new composite prosthesis was recently proposed for the anterior cruciate ligament. It is implanted in the femur and the tibia through two anchoring channels. Its intra-articular portion, composed of a fiber mesh sheath wrapped around a silicone rubber cylindrical core, reproduces satisfactorily the ligament response in tension. However, the prosthesis(More)
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