A painful tic convulsif due to double neurovascular impingement

Download PDF Abstract Here we present the case of a 50-year-old man suffering from ‘‘painful tic convulsif’’, on the left side of the face, i.e., left trigeminal neuralgia associated with ipsilateral hemifacial spasm. An angio-MRI scan showed a neurovascular confliction of left superior cerebellar artery with the ipsilateral V cranial nerve and of the left […]

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A case of traumatic long thoracic nerve suffering: High-frequency ultrasound finding

We have read with interest the paper by Nguyen and col- leagues, “Magnetic resonance imaging of dynamic scapular winging secondary to a lesion of the long thoracic nerve” [1]. Magnetic Res- onance (MR) found denervation signs of serratus anterior muscle (SAM), suggesting a long thoracic nerve (LTN) lesion.

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Efficacy of Intra-Articular Injection of Botulinum Toxin Type A in Refractory Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain

Abstract Castiglione A, Bagnato S, Boccagni C, Ro- mano MC, Galardi G. Efficacy of intra-articular injection of botulinum toxin type A in refractory hemiplegic shoulder pain. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2011;92:1034-7. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of intra-articular in- jection of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) in relieving hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP).

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Effects of cerebellar TMS on motor cortex of patients with focal dystonia: a preliminary report

Abstract Recent evidence suggests a role for cerebellum in pathophysiology of dystonia. Here we explored, the cere- bellar modulation of motor cortex in patients with focal upper limb dystonia. Eight patients and eight controls underwent a transcranial magnetic stimulation protocol to study the cerebellar-brain-inhibition (CBI): a conditioning cerebellar stimulus (CCS) was followed 5 ms after by ...

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Observational multicentric survey on carpal tunnel syndrome: demographic and clinical data from 34 Italian centers

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) at a national level. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric ob- servational study was conducted in 34 Italian cen- ters by specialists participating in the Manage- ment of Peripheral Neuropathies Study Group on 377 patients (age, mean±SD 56±14.4 years, 73.2% females) with CTS. The characteristics of the disease and its ...

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Neuromuscular involvement in vegetative and minimally conscious states following acute brain injury

Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of neuromuscular involvement in patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states (VS, MCS) following acute brain injury. Twenty-two patients (11 in VS, 11 in MCS) admitted to a rehabilitation department underwent nerve conduction, electromyography (EMG) for spontaneous activity and direct muscle stimulation (DMS).

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