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Frontiers in Detecting Consciousness: The Growing Use of EEG Analysis

Frontiers in Detecting Consciousness: The Growing Use of EEG Analysis

| July 1, 2020

Dear Editors: There is growing scientific interest regarding the use of electroencephalogram (EEG) and multivariate analysis as a means to classify states of consciousness. A recent work assessed the validity of 28 potential EEG markers of consciousness, using the Disorders of Consciousness (DoC)-Forest (the name of the algorithm) tool, to establish states of awareness in […]

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Letter to the Editor: Is Dropped Head Syndrome in Sporadic Late-onset Nemaline Myopathy Always Untreatable?

Letter to the Editor: Is Dropped Head Syndrome in Sporadic Late-onset Nemaline Myopathy Always Untreatable?

| April 1, 2020

Dear Editor: Dropped head syndrome (DHS) is a rare condition characterized by cervical paraspinal muscles weakness that causes a recognizable deformity with various degrees of “chin on chest” posture.1–3 Though the etiology of DHS is still unclear, some authors have suggested aging-related postural changes to be a mechanical cause of the disease.2,3 Moreover, DHS might […]

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Letter to the Editor: Role of Horse-assisted Therapy in the Rehabilitation Field: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

Letter to the Editor: Role of Horse-assisted Therapy in the Rehabilitation Field: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

| January 1, 2020

Dear Editor: Central and peripheral nervous system lesions might induce paralysis, weakness, and/or loss of dexterity, which are the main target of rehabilitative interventions.1 In fact, a specific training with intensive practice on actions in an appropriate context is mandatory to regain specific skills. Further, to reduce disability and improve quality of life in patients […]

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Letter to the Editor: The Click-through Rate as a Measure of Dementia Health Promotion on YouTube

Letter to the Editor: The Click-through Rate as a Measure of Dementia Health Promotion on YouTube

| July 1, 2019

Dear Editor: Social media platforms are increasingly used to disseminate health promotion and patient education.1–5 Impressions click-through rate (CTR) is the number of clicks on a health promotion and/or patient education ad, divided by the times the ad was shown on a social media platform. A recent study explored the practicality of Facebook advertising to […]

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Letter to the Editor: Rethinking the robotic rehabilitation pathway for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a need for clinical trials

Letter to the Editor: Rethinking the robotic rehabilitation pathway for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a need for clinical trials

| January 1, 2019

By Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, MD, PhD; Simona Portaro, MD, PhD; Alfredo Manuli, MSc; Antonino Leo, MSc; Antonino Naro, MD, PhD; and Alessia Bramanti, PhD IRCCS Centro Neurolesi “Bonino Pulejo”, Messina, Italy Funding/financial disclosures. The author has no conflict of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of […]

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Letter to the Editor: When “Cure” becomes “Care” in Robotic Neurorehabilitation: The Critical Role of Nurses in a Novel Sicilian Multidisciplinary Approach

Letter to the Editor: When “Cure” becomes “Care” in Robotic Neurorehabilitation: The Critical Role of Nurses in a Novel Sicilian Multidisciplinary Approach

| November 1, 2018

By Alfredo Manuli, MSc, and Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, MD, PhD Funding/financial disclosures. The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2018;15(11–12):11–12 Dear Editor: The goal of rehabilitation is to assist individuals with disability and/or chronic illness in […]

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Letter to the Editor: The Ever-changing Landscape of the Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl and its Analogs

Letter to the Editor: The Ever-changing Landscape of the Opioid Crisis: Fentanyl and its Analogs

| November 1, 2018

By Adegboyega Oyemade, MD, FAPA Funding/financial disclosures. The author has no conflict of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2018;15(11–12):11–12 Dear Editor: Fentanyl was created in 1960 as an intravenous surgical anesthetic (Sublimaze®, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.), which is 50 to 100 […]

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Letter to the Editor: Looking Beyond the Obvious: Non-motor Parkinsonism

Letter to the Editor: Looking Beyond the Obvious: Non-motor Parkinsonism

| October 1, 2018

By Shivani Naik, MD; Murali Kolikonda, MD; Shanti Pittampalli, MD; Steven Lippmann, MD Funding/financial disclosures. The authors have no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Innov Clin Neurosci. 2018;15(9–10):11–13 Dear Editor: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is second to Alzheimer’s disease as the most common neurodegenerative disease, […]

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Letter to the Editor: Gait Rehabilitation following Neurological Disorders: Are Robotic Devices the Future?

Letter to the Editor: Gait Rehabilitation following Neurological Disorders: Are Robotic Devices the Future?

| October 1, 2018

By Rocco Salvatore Calabrò, MD, PhD; Alfredo Manuli, MSc; Antonino Leo, MSc;  Margherita Russo, MD, PhD; Antonino Naro, MD, PhD; and Placido Bramanti, MD IRCCS Centro Neurolesi “Bonino-Pulej0,” Messina, Italy Funding/financial disclosures. The author has no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this letter. No funding was received for the preparation of this letter. Innov […]

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