Silvia Lori

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The silent period (SP) following transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the motor cortex is mainly due to cortical inhibitory mechanisms. The aim of the present study was to investigate these inhibitory phenomena in primary motor cortex epilepsy. We studied the TMS-induced SP in both the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscles in 8 patients who suffered(More)
Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) to focal transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) have demonstrated that abnormal ipsilateral corticospinal projections are active in patients with congenital mirror movements. In addition, movement-related potentials and PET suggest that an abnormal pattern of motor cortex activation could be associated with an anomaly of the(More)
Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) to transcranial magnetic stimulation were evaluated in a case of locked-in syndrome due to a large pontine infarction. In this patient, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and somatosensory evoked potentials demonstrated a tegmental involvement. One month after the attack, no MEP could be recorded from the right abductor digiti(More)
BACKGROUND The influence of physiological and methodological factors on recordings of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) is greater in children than in adults. OBJECTIVE To collect and evaluate BAEP data in normal children, and measure intra- and inter-laboratory variability. METHODS Seven hundred and fifty unselected BAEP recordings were(More)
Clinical neurophysiology is both an extension of clinical examination and an integration of neuroimaging. It plays a role in diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Electroencephalography (EEG) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) are the most informative neurophysiological tests. Both have a major prognostic role in the(More)
Electromyography (EMG) identifies abnormalities in the neuronal hyperexcitability syndrome (NHS) with high frequencies of false positive results. We examined 25 subjects with autonomic, psychic and neuromuscular symptoms of NHS. They underwent the ischaemia-hyperpnea test using stringent time criteria to study their symptoms as well as their electrolytical(More)
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