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Twins and Cerebral Palsy a Combined Study1 2

  • G. Gingras (a1), R. Lemieux (a1), V. Susset (a1), J. M. Chevrier (a1) and C. Quirion (a1)...

Summary

A survey conducted at the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, covering 250 cases of cerebral palsy, came to include three pairs of identical twins, all discordant as to the disease. Pair I was female, 8 years old; Pair II, male, 6 years old; Pair III, female, 18 years old.

All vere subjected to physiatric, psyschiatric, and psychological tests as well as to tests involving activities of daily living. In each instance, the study was completed by EEG's still and motion pictures. The investigations included psychological and psychiatric evaluation of parents.

Extensive medical, psychological and psychiatric conclusions are drawn.

RIASSUNTO

Uno studio, eseguito presso l'Istituto di Riabilitazione di Montreal su 250 casi di paralisi infantile, venne a comprendere tre coppie gemellari monozigotiche, tutte discordanti. (Coppia I, femminile, anni 8; coppia II, maschile, anni 6; coppia III, femminile, anni 18).

Tutti furono sottoposti ad esami fisici, psichiatrici e psicologici come anche a tests riguardanti le attività quotidiane. In ogni caso lo studio fu completato da elettroencefalogrammi, foto e cinematografia. Le ricerche furono estese a valutazioni psicologiche e psichiatriche dei genitori.

Si sono raggiunte dettagliate conclusioni mediche, psicologiche e psichiatriche.

RÉSUMÉ

L'étude faite dans l'Institut de Réabilitation de Montréal sur 250 cas de paralysie infantile, comprend trois couples de jumeaux monovitellins, tous discordants. (Couple I, féminin, âgé de 8 ans; couple II, masculin, âgé de 6 ans; couple III, féminin, âgé de 18 ans).

Il ont tous été soumis à des examens psychiques, psychiatriques et psychologiques, de même qu'à des tests sur les activités quotidiennes. Dans chaque cas, l'étude a été complétée par des electroencéphalogrammes, photos et reprises cinématographiques. On a étendu les recherches par des évaluations psychologiques et psychiatriques chez les parents.

On en a tiré des conclusions très détaillées, tout aussi bien dans le domaine de la médecine, que dans celui de la phychologie et de la psychiatrie.

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1

This work was made possible through the Bierman's Foundation for Research in Rehabilitation.

The authors wish to express their gratitude to Dr. Claude Bertrand and Dr. Claude Gauthier, respectively Chief of the Neurosurgical Service and Neurologist, Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal.

Presented at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Toronto, Canada, June 21-22, 1957.

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Il presente lavoro sarà pubblicato in lingua francese dalla consorella « Union Medical du Canada », n. di Giugno 1958 (n.d.r.).

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Twins and Cerebral Palsy a Combined Study1 2

  • G. Gingras (a1), R. Lemieux (a1), V. Susset (a1), J. M. Chevrier (a1) and C. Quirion (a1)...

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