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We performed sensory assessments before and during diagnostic tourniquet-cuff and local anesthetic blocks in 4 patients diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). All patients complained of mechano-allodynia; lightly touching the skin evoked an intense pain sensation. At detection levels, electrical stimuli were perceived as painful, suggesting that(More)
Ten uninjured subjects (ages 18 to 30 years) had electromyographic testing of the peroneus longus, peroneus brevis, and tibialis anterior muscles in response to inversion moments at two speeds (50 and 200 deg/sec) and two joint angles (neutral and 20 degrees of plantar flexion) using a hydraulically controlled tilt platform. Subjects underwent 10 trials of(More)
BACKGROUND Amitriptyline reduces the pain caused by peripheral-nerve disease, but treatment is often limited by side effects related to the drug's many pharmacologic actions. Selective agents might be safer and more effective. METHODS We carried out two randomized, double-blind, crossover studies in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy, comparing(More)
Five generations of a family exhibit a unique autosomal dominant neurologic disorder characterized by the development (usually between 15 and 30 years of age) of ataxia, seizures, choreiform movements, progressive dementia, and death after 15 to 25 years of illness. Neuropathologic findings in two deceased family members revealed remarkably similar(More)
Painful chondral defects of the knee are very difficult problems. The incidence of these lesions in the general population is not known since there is likely a high rate of asymptomatic lesions. The rate of lesions found during arthroscopic exam is highly variable, with reports ranging from 11 to 72 % Aroen (Aroen Am J Sports Med 32: 211-5, 2004);(More)
The expression of the cellular src gene product pp60c-src was examined in an embryonal carcinoma cell line that differentiates in vitro into neuronlike cells after being treated with retinoic acid. Quantitative and qualitative changes in c-src expression accompanied the events associated with neuronal differentiation. The levels of pp60c-src increased 8- to(More)
Naevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) or Gorlin syndrome is a rare autosomal dominant cancer disorder. The Gorlin's gene, Patched 1 (PTCH1), maps to Chromosome 9q. Germline mutations of PTCH1 occur in patients with NBCCS. The subsequent loss of the remaining allele results in cancer formation. We present a patient with NBCCS and additional(More)
We report on a patient with a de-novo deletion of chromosome 6p. This male infant presented with multiple systemic congenital defects together with an unusual ocular phenotype. Slit-lamp examination revealed thin, opaque, rectilinear bands within the anterior segment partially connecting iris to corneal endothelium. These were associated with bilateral(More)
Acute lateral ankle ligament sprains are common in young athletes (15 to 35 years of age). Diagnostic and treatment protocols vary. Therapies range from cast immobilisation or acute surgical repair to functional rehabilitation. The lateral ligament complex includes 3 capsular ligaments: the anterior tibiofibular (ATFL), calcaneofibular (CFL) and posterior(More)