BMC Neurology - Volume 11, issue Preprint

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1471-2377

Abstract

Background

Previous meta-analyses of treatments for Bell's palsy are still inconclusive due to different comparators, insufficient data, and lack of power. We therefore conducted a network meta-analysis combining direct and indirect comparisons for assessing efficacy of steroids and antiviral trea

Journal: BMC Neurology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

Children diagnosed with spastic Cerebral Palsy (CP) often show perceptual and cognitive problems, which may contribute to their functional deficit. Here we investigated if altered ability to determine whether an observed movement is performed by themselves (sense of agency) contributes

Journal: BMC Neurology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and -2 (Ang-2) are keyplayers in the regulation of endothelial homeostasis and vascular proliferation. Angiopoietins may play an important role in the pathophysiology of cerebral vasospasm (CVS). Ang-1 and Ang-2 have not been investigated in this regard so far.

Journal: BMC Neurology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

To describe the clinical presentation of suprasellar cysts (SSCs) and surgical indications, and compare the treatment methods of endoscopic ventriculocystostomy (VC) and ventriculocystocisternotomy (VCC).

Methods

We retrospectively reviewed the records of 73 consecutive patients wi

Journal: BMC Neurology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

Paradoxical embolism due to pulmonary arteriovenous malformations is the main mechanism of brain infarction in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. International Guidelines have recently been published to clarify the performance of screening tests and the effectiveness o

Journal: BMC Neurology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

The dramatic consequences of stroke on patient autonomy in daily living activities urged the need for new reliable therapeutic strategies. Recently, bimanual training has emerged as a promising tool to improve the functional recovery of upper-limbs in stroke patients. However, who could

Journal: BMC Neurology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011

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Background

Because of the subjective nature of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) symptoms and the impact of these symptoms on sleep, patient-reported outcomes (PROs) play a prominent role as study endpoints in clinical trials investigating RLS treatments. The objective of this study was to validate a n

Journal: BMC Neurology, vol. 11, no. Preprint, 2011