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See detailFabry disease : theoretical usefulness of electrophysiologic evaluation
BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg; WANG, François-Charles ULg

Scientific conference (2013, November 19)

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See detailExploring PNS in Fabry disease
WANG, François-Charles ULg; BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg

Scientific conference (2013, November 19)

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See detailL’onde F dans tous ses états
WANG, François-Charles ULg; Massart, Nicolas ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Revue Neurologique (2011), 167

F-waves result from the discharge of the motoneurons following their antidromic activa- tion. The F-wave appears, as an indirect (the F-wave latency decreases when the stimulation site moves away from the ... [more ▼]

F-waves result from the discharge of the motoneurons following their antidromic activa- tion. The F-wave appears, as an indirect (the F-wave latency decreases when the stimulation site moves away from the muscular detection) and late response (occurring after the M response). In practice, the most useful parameter is the F-wave minimal latency, provided that at least seven distinct F-waves are evoked. When the analysis is relative either to the controlateral side, or to a former examination, this parameter is one of most sensitive in electroneuromyography. F-wave evocation implies conduction along the entire peripheral nervous system, and particularly its proximal part, which is not investigated by nervous trunks conduction velocity studies. Thus, F wave study is the most useful in plexopathies and polyradiculonevritis. In the early phase of Guillain-Barre ́ syndrome, their absence may be the unique sign indicative of proximal conduction blocks. [less ▲]

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See detailL'onde F dans tous ses états
Wang, François-Charles ULg; Massart, Nicolas ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Journées de la Société Francophone du Nerf Périphérique - Livre des Résumés (2011, January)

C’est Magladery et McDougal (1950) qui, les premiers, ont constaté l’existence des réponses F au niveau du pied (F pour foot) chez l’homme. Dawson et Merton (1956) ont ensuite démontré que celles-ci ne ... [more ▼]

C’est Magladery et McDougal (1950) qui, les premiers, ont constaté l’existence des réponses F au niveau du pied (F pour foot) chez l’homme. Dawson et Merton (1956) ont ensuite démontré que celles-ci ne résultent pas d’un réflexe, mais de la décharge des motoneurones suite à leur activation rétrograde par des volées d’influx centripètes. L’onde F se traduit au niveau musculaire, par une réponse indirecte (dont la latence diminue lorsque le site de stimulation nerveuse s’éloigne du site de détection musculaire), tardive (survenant après la réponse M), de longue latence. Lors d’une stimulation nerveuse supramaximale, une ou plusieurs unités motrices participent à la formation de la réponse F. Lorsque la stimulation nerveuse est répétée, les unités motrices, générant l’onde F, changent d’une stimulation à l’autre, induisant une variabilité en latence, durée, amplitude et forme de la réponse tardive. Cette variabilité est principalement liée au niveau d’excitabilité des motoneurones α. En clinique, le paramètre le plus utile est la latence minimale, à condition qu’au moins 7 ondes F distinctes soient évoquées. Lorsque l’analyse est relative soit au côté controlatéral, soit à un examen antérieur, ce paramètre est un des plus sensibles en électroneuromyographie. [less ▲]

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See detailNovel SACS mutation in a Belgian family with sacsin-related ataxia.
Ouyang, Y.; SEGERS, Karin ULg; BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg et al

in Journal of the Neurological Sciences (2008), 264(1-2), 73-6

The authors describe the four patients in the first known Belgian family with autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS). A novel homozygous missense mutation, NM_014363.3: c.3491T ... [more ▼]

The authors describe the four patients in the first known Belgian family with autosomal recessive spastic ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS). A novel homozygous missense mutation, NM_014363.3: c.3491T>A in exon 9, of the SACS gene was identified in the present family, which results in an original amino acid of methionine to lysine substitution at amino acid residue 1164 (p.M1164K). Although the cardinal clinical features, i.e., spastic ataxia with peripheral neuropathy, in our patients were similar to those in Quebec patients, our patients exhibited some atypical clinical features, e.g., teenage-onset and absence of retinal hypermyelination. The present family is from Wallonia, and there could be shared ethnicity with the families of Charlevoix-Saguenay. [less ▲]

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See detailPROGNOSTIC VALUE OF AMPS METHOD IN ALS PATIENTS
WANG, François-Charles ULg; GERARD, Pascale ULg; BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg et al

in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Other Motor Neuron Disorders (2005)

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See detailComment j'explore. . . une vascularite du systeme nerveux peripherique
Iserentant, Cynthia ULg; Bouquiaux, Olivier ULg; Deprez, Manuel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2005), 60(10), 805-10

Vasculitic neuropathies require early diagnosis and therapy since their prognosis is potentially severe. The following features are usually suggestive of a vasculitic neuropathy: painful multiple ... [more ▼]

Vasculitic neuropathies require early diagnosis and therapy since their prognosis is potentially severe. The following features are usually suggestive of a vasculitic neuropathy: painful multiple mononeuropathy with an acute/subacute course, signs and symptoms of multisystem involvement (arthritis, asthma, renal and skin involvement), biological evidence of an inflammatory syndrome. In one third of patients however, vasculitic neuropathies present as a polyneuropathy. For other patients, peripheral neuropathy is the presentation mode of a necrotizing vasculitis, in the absence of biological inflammatory syndrome. A combined muscle and nerve biopsy, will usually demonstrate the vasculitic process. Vasculitic neuropathies often have a favourable prognosis when immunosuppressive therapy (corticosteroids and/or cyclophosphamide) is initiated at an early stage. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse critique des techniques d'estimation du nombre d'unites motrices.
Wang, François-Charles ULg; Gerard, Pascale ULg; Bouquiaux, Olivier ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59 Suppl 1

It is now 30 years since the first motor unit number estimation (MUNE) technique was introduced by Allan McComas as a way of providing an objective, sensitive and reproducible means of measuring the ... [more ▼]

It is now 30 years since the first motor unit number estimation (MUNE) technique was introduced by Allan McComas as a way of providing an objective, sensitive and reproducible means of measuring the number of motor axons in living human muscle or muscle group. MUNE techniques have substantially evolved over the past decade and have been applied, with increasing frequency, to the study of age effects on motoneurone population and muscle denervating disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal muscular atrophy, poliomyelitis and different types of inherited and acquired peripheral neuropathies. In the future, one of the most important topics involving MUNE, will probably be its use in monitoring the progress of ALS patients undergoing experimental drug trials. However, among incremental, multiple point stimulation, spike-triggered averaging, F-wave analysis and statistical methods, there is no consensus about the best MUNE method. There is only a general feeling that some techniques are more valid than others. For this reason, in the present review, brief descriptions of the distinct MUNE methods are presented. In the second part of the paper, advantages and limitations (alternation, sampling errors, temporal registration etc...) of the most commonly employed procedures are considered. [less ▲]

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See detailMUNE in the last 30 years: what can we expect of it in practice?
WANG, François-Charles ULg; GERARD, Pascale ULg; BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg

in Correspondances en Nerf & Muscle (2004)

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See detailSymétrie et reproductibilité temporelle des données neurographiques Bouquiaux O, Wang FC
BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg; WANG, François-Charles ULg

in Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology (2004)

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See detailSymetrie et reproductibilite temporelle des donnees neurographiques.
Bouquiaux, Olivier ULg; Horward, A.; Wang, François-Charles ULg

in Neurophysiologie Clinique = Clinical Neurophysiology (2003), 33(4), 185-95

The aims of the present study are to document side-to-side differences and temporal variability, between two trials (T1 and T2 at a time interval of 3 months) of nerve conduction measurements collected ... [more ▼]

The aims of the present study are to document side-to-side differences and temporal variability, between two trials (T1 and T2 at a time interval of 3 months) of nerve conduction measurements collected from 30 healthy subjects (mean age 22 +/- 2 years). METHODS: The protocol at T1 consisted of motor nerve conduction studies of median, ulnar, peroneal and tibial nerves bilaterally, with measurement of (a) motor response size (amplitude and area); (b) terminal latency; (c) minimal, mean and maximal F-wave latency; (d) motor conduction velocity; and (e) F-wave occurrence. T1 also involved sensory nerve conduction studies of median, ulnar, radial, lateral and medial cutaneous, sural and superficial peroneal nerves bilaterally, with measurement of sensory potential size (amplitude and area) and computation of sensory conduction velocity. The protocol at T2 consisted of identical measurements from the dominant side. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: There was a negative relationship between the variability of parameters evaluating nervous conduction and the length of the nerve segment under study. Thus, the smallest side-to-side and temporal variabilities are measured for minimal F-wave latencies (on average 2-3%). The limits of symmetry and temporal variability are particularly useful for diagnosis of unilateral peripheral neuropathy or neurophysiological follow-up of patients with neuropathy, when the variability of the parameter under study is weak and when there is a high correlation between values recorded on the left and on the right or at T1 and T2. This was the case for motor response size of tibial and ulnar nerves, sensory potential size of radial nerve and minimal F-wave latencies from each studied motor nerve. [less ▲]

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See detailAdapted multiple point stimulation MUNE technique
WANG, François-Charles ULg; BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg; DE PASQUA, Victor ULg et al

in Bromberg, Mark (Ed.) Motor Unit Number Estimation (MUNE) (2003)

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See detailChanges in motor unit numbers in patients with ALS: a longitudinal study using the adapted multiple point stimulation method.
Wang, François-Charles ULg; Bouquiaux, Olivier ULg; De Pasqua, Victor ULg et al

in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Other Motor Neuron Disorders (2002), 3(1), 31-8

METHOD: The adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method for calculating motor unit numbers (MUNE) was applied in 12 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) before riluzole therapy (T(0 ... [more ▼]

METHOD: The adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method for calculating motor unit numbers (MUNE) was applied in 12 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) before riluzole therapy (T(0)) and again after 4, 8 and 12 months of treatment. RESULTS: Paired Student's t-test indicated a significant decrease of thenar MUNE and compound muscle action potential (CMAP) size at each 4-monthly interval, while average surface motor unit potential (SMUP) size did not change significantly over time. The rate of motor unit (MU) loss at month 4 was more than 20% in six patients (group 1) and less than 20% in six other patients (group 2). Comparison of groups 1 and 2 by Mann-Whitney U-testing indicated that percent changes in thenar MUNE and CMAP size compared to baseline were significantly different at months 4, 8 and 12, while no difference between the two groups was found for average SMUP size variations. In the group with a slow rate of MU loss, CMAP size remained stable, while in the group with a rapid rate of MU loss, there was a dramatic reduction in size of the CMAP. A positive correlation was found between percent change in thenar MUNE at T(4) and at T(12) (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: AMPS is a useful technique to document MUNE, SMUP size and CMAP size changes over time in patients with ALS. [less ▲]

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