Stanley Ackah-Miezan

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Tonic dystonia is an underrecognized complication of reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS) characterized by an increase in muscle tone at the site of injury. Case-reports.- We describe five cases of tonic dystonia complicating RSDS of the lower extremity. There were four women and one man, with a mean age of 52 years. In addition to the typical(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of percutaneous laser disc decompression for patients with radicular pain due to lumbar disc hernia and to identify factors that may predict outcome. METHODS The study included all patients treated with percutaneous laser disc decompression from May 2003 through May 2005 at Reims University Hospital and the Courlancy(More)
OBJECTIVES Denutrition is a frequent condition in elderly persons and may have major consequences. A noninvasive investigation, whole body dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, should allow, by direct measurement of body composition, early and reliable diagnosis of denutrition. This study was conducted to elaborate a diagnostic tool using this exam and to test(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to identify prognostic factors in a uniform population of older patients with myeloma. METHODS Thirty-one study centers in France included 148 patients who were older than 55 years at diagnosis and were followed up until death or for at least 10 years. The following tests were available for all patients: blood(More)
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