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Cerebellar stimulation in acute cerebellar ataxia.
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PMID:  11275533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To report follow-up studies of cerebellar stimulation in patients with acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA). METHODS: We studied two patients with ACA. One patient also had decreased deep sensations in the feet due to combined diseases such as diabetic polyneuropathy and lumbosacral radiculopathies. We applied the technique of electrical stimulation over the cerebellum which was reported previously (Ugawa et al., J Physiol 441 (1991a) 57). RESULTS: Conditioning stimulation over the cerebellum did not reduce the size of motor-evoked potentials to test magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex at conditioning-test intervals of 5, 6, and 7 ms in the acute stage in both patients. However, normal suppression was recognized in the recovery stage in both patients. CONCLUSIONS: This technique was useful for follow-up evaluation of cerebellar function in patients with ACA and was also useful for distinguishing cerebellar ataxia from sensory ataxia in a patient with combined diseases.
K Matsunaga; T Uozumi; T Hashimoto; S Tsuji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1388-2457     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-29     Completed Date:  2001-05-21     Revised Date:  2008-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883319     Medline TA:  Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  619-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu City 807-8555, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cerebellar Ataxia / physiopathology*
Cerebellum / physiopathology*
Electric Stimulation / methods*
Evoked Potentials, Motor / physiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetics / instrumentation
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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