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OBJECTIVE To study the reappearance of the clinical signs of PD when subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) was turned off. METHOD The authors studied 35 patients treated with STN DBS 6.7 +/- 3.3 months (mean +/- SD) after implantation. All were clinically improved. Twenty-four had not required any antiparkinsonian medication for many(More)
A controversial concept suggests that impaired finger dexterity in Parkinson's disease may be related to limb kinetic apraxia that is not explained by elemental motor deficits such as bradykinesia. To explore the nature of dexterous difficulties, the aim of the present study was to assess the relationship of finger dexterity with ideomotor praxis function(More)
A patient with severe postanoxic dystonia and bilateral necrosis of the basal ganglia, who was confined to a wheelchair, underwent bilateral ventralis oralis anterior deep brain stimulation (Voa-DBS) after 6 weeks of unsuccessful bilateral pallidal DBS (GPi-DBS). After 4 months of high intensity Voa-DBS, cognitively unimpaired, he showed major improvement(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Determine feasibility and safety of intravenous (IV) versus combined (IV-IA [intra-arterial]) thrombolysis guided by transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCD). METHODS Thirty-three patients eligible for IV thrombolysis, within 3 hours of onset of symptoms, with occlusion in middle cerebral artery territory (TCCD monitoring,(More)
Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is becoming the procedure of choice to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as rigidity, akinesia and tremor. We present here a series of electrophysiological recordings performed in 34 patients along a standardized electrode trajectory. Neuronal activity along the trajectory consists of a first(More)
OBJECTIVE Early admission to hospital with minimum delay is a prerequisite for successful management of acute stroke. We sought to determine our local pre- and in-hospital factors influencing this delay. PATIENTS AND METHODS Time from onset of symptoms to admission (admission time) was prospectively documented during a 6-month period (December 2004 to May(More)
BACKGROUND Subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) of patients with PD allows reduction of antiparkinsonian medication but has only a mild direct effect on dyskinesia. Since antiparkinsonian medication has short- and long-term effects that may prevent an estimate of the maximal possible impact of STN DBS, such medication was used at the(More)
Stroke represents the third leading cause of death, ranking behind heart disease and cancer and it is the major cause of worldwide long-term disability after the age of 65. Stroke has an important psychological and emotional impact on the patient and his environment. Some trials show the substantial lowering of libido, of the frequency of sexual(More)
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