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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 To assess long-term efficacy and functional benefits of intrathecal baclofen for severe spinal spasticity. DESIGN A prospective before-after trial. SETTING A neurological rehabilitation department of a university hospital. Pump implantation was realized in neurosurgery; follow-up was carried out mostly on an outpatient basis. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the psychometric properties of a scale for spatial neglect in everyday life. DESIGN Validation study. SETTING A neurologic rehabilitation unit in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-three consecutive right-hemisphere stroke patients. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The Catherine Bergego Scale (CBS)(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)
INTRODUCTION Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most common consequences of traffic accidents. Patients with mild, moderate or severe brain injuries suffer from physical, cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social problems. Most of these problems have been a long standing focus amongst practitioners and researchers. Only recently a development(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)
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)
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)
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)