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OBJECTIVES The lack of agreement regarding assessment methods is responsible for the variability in the reported rate of occurrence of spatial neglect after stroke. The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of different tests of neglect after right hemisphere stroke. METHODS Two hundred and six subacute right hemisphere stroke patients were(More)
PURPOSE The lack of agreement regarding assessment methods is responsible for the variability in the reported rate of occurrence of unilateral neglect (UN) after stroke. In addition, dissociations have been reported between performance on traditional paper-and-pencil tests and UN in everyday life situations. METHODS In this paper, we present the(More)
OBJECTIVES Comparatively little research has been conducted on right neglect after left brain damage. The authors sought to assess contralateral neglect in subacute left hemisphere stroke patients using a comprehensive test battery validated in a large control group after right hemisphere stroke. METHODS Seventy-eight left hemisphere stroke patients were(More)
The aim of this study was to assess dual-task performance in TBI patients, under different experimental conditions, with or without explicit emphasis on one of two tasks. Results were compared with measurement of the subjective mental effort required to perform each task. Forty-three severe TBI patients at the subacute or chronic phase performed two tasks(More)
We report two patients presenting with a subacute right hemisphere stroke. These cases demonstrate a double dissociation between unilateral neglect and anosognosia for hemiplegia. The first patient suffered from a severe left hemiplegia associated with severe and persisting unilateral neglect. He appeared fully aware of his motor impairment. The second(More)
Patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) frequently suffer from a difficulty in dealing with two tasks simultaneously. However, there has been little research on the rehabilitation of divided attention. The objective of the present study was to assess the effectiveness of a rehabilitation programme for divided attention after severe TBI. Twelve(More)
A patient with clinically complete cervical spinal cord transection developed rhythmic myoclonic movements of the trunk and lower limbs, demonstrating that, in man, such movements can be generated within the spinal cord itself when deprived of supraspinal control. Electromyographic (EMG) recordings used to define the features of the myoclonus, which had a(More)
OBJECTIVE Disorders of executive functions are among the most frequent cognitive deficits, but they remain poorly defined and are subject to heterogeneous assessment. To address this major issue, the Groupe de Réflexion sur l'Evaluation des Fonctions Exécutives (GREFEX) group has proposed criteria for behavioral and cognitive dysexecutive syndromes and has(More)
The present experiment was aimed at investigating the effects of memory and attention deficits and of information processing slowing on time estimation in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients with TBI and normal control subjects reproduced and produced durations (5, 14, 38s) in both a control counting condition and in a concurrent(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may provide an estimate of the severity of diffuse axonal injury by quantitative measurements of atrophy of white matter tracts (such as corpus callosum) and of ventricular enlargement (particularly the third ventricle). However, most MRI studies failed to reveal consistent relationships between the pattern of(More)