Tsui Fen Yang

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of botulinum toxin type A injections in reducing upper limb muscular spasticity and in improving motor function in children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN Fifteen children with spastic cerebral palsy who were undergoing regular physical and occupational therapy were enrolled. Botulinum(More)
Flickering light and color patterns, reading, language, movement, decision making, eating, tapping and touching, hot water immersion and auditory stimulation can induce seizures in some epileptic patients. These are known as the "reflex epilepsies". The mechanism of reflex epilepsy is not clear. Recently, we performed anterior two-thirds corpus(More)
BACKGROUND Neurological sequelae and mental retardation may result from different etiological types of hydrocephalus. The aim of our study is to determine the intellectual development and the "shunt history" of these children with regard to the complications and revision rates. METHODS We reviewed the medical history of non-tumoral pediatric hydrocephalic(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of bowel and bladder dysfunction, hyperhidrosis, and poor cardiopulmonary endurance is higher for children with cerebral palsy than for the general population. The purpose of this study was to investigate the autonomic function for patients with cerebral palsy. DESIGN Thirty patients with cerebral palsy and 30 control subjects(More)
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition which can have a detrimen tal effect on patients' quality of life (QOL). We evaluated the overall satisfaction with QOL and changes in QOL in 25 families with children who had undergone corpus callostomy for severe epilepsy. The mean age of seizure onset was 3.4 years, and the mean period from seizure onset to(More)
Object: The purpose of this study was to investigate the functional performance in children with spina bifida, using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). A comparison was also made between the functional performance of children with myelomeningocele (MMC) and lipomyelomeningocele (LMC). Methods and results: Twenty-six children with MMC(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of botulinum toxin A (BTA) injection in reducing muscular spasticity and improving locomotor function in children with cerebral palsy. Thirty-eight children with spastic cerebral palsy who were undergoing regular physical therapy were enrolled. Twenty-eight of these received BTA injection at the hip(More)
Severe muscular spasticity encountered frequently in patients with spastic cerebral palsy not only affects patient locomotor function but also causes musculoskeletal complications. Significant reduction of spasticity over pelvis and lower limbs after selective posterior rhizotomy (SPR) results in improvement of trunk stability, locomotor function, and(More)
Recently, three patients with hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-epilepsy syndrome who underwent callosotomy were monitored for more than four years. All patients had atrophy of the right brain hemisphere with left hemiparesis and seizures. Two cases were probably the result of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage and one was due to an unknown cause. Wada tests were(More)
Lesions of mixed peripheral nerves are often diagnosed by means of electrodiagnostic tests, especially by motor and sensory conduction studies. In order to clarify the varying degrees of motor nerve involvement in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), we designed this study for comparing the results of compound muscle action potential (CMAP) amplitude(More)