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42 stroke patients with verified right hemisphere lesions were studied. Depressed mood was measured by means of a global rating scale, and an inventory administered as a structured interview. As measured by the global ratings and one of the inventory subscales, patients with deep, retrorolandic lesions showed significantly more depressed mood than other patients. The findings are discussed in the ...
Twenty-five elderly patients with peripheral vascular disease and intermittent claudication were prospectively followed during a six-month session of physical training. Neuroendocrine and metabolic patterns as well as effects on walking performance were assessed during the training period. At the initial evaluation there was an inverse association between walking distance and serum cortisol and bl ...
A community-based long-term cardiac rehabilitation programme (LTP) has been designed for patients who had completed a two-year hospital-based physical training programme after myocardial infarction (MI) and wished to continue with community-based group training sessions. Since the start of LTP 20% of all patients in a consecutive MI population less than 65 yrs have participated. The programme oper ...
Nineteen post-polio subjects (9 men and 10 women) aged 41-65 years were studied by means of muscle strength measurements (Cybex) of knee extension and muscle biopsies of the vastus lateralis for morphometric, histopathological and enzymatic analyses. Data from a reference group of 10 male subjects, age 42-51 years, are also given. Fourteen of the post-polio subjects had experienced a post-polio sy ...
69 patients with x-linked Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) were included in a retrospective investigation from 1975-1986. A mean profile of the decline of the motor functions was made by using the median age at which the patients were unable to perform specific motor functions by request. It was found that 81.2% of the personal profiles followed the pattern shown in the mean profile of the diseas ...
The aim of the study was to analyse the factors predicting the outcome of the Swedish back school and spontaneous recovery in chronic low back pain. The predicting variables describing the treatment group (n = 95) and the control group (n = 93) at the initiation of study included sociodemographic factors, variables related to work, severity of low back pain, and a number of clinical measurements a ...
An investigation was made of the influence of age and sex on peak muscle torque in knee extension and flexion during maximal isokinetic and isometric contraction. The study was performed on both legs of 139 clinically healthy men and 141 clinically healthy women aged 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 years. Maximum knee extension and flexion muscle torque (Newtonmetre, Nm) was measured isokinetically at va ...
Superficial heating of the joint is widely used in various rheumatic conditions and is considered as decreasing the intra-articular temperature. This study shows that heating the joint with hot pack significantly increases the articular temperature from 35.2 +/- 1.5 degrees C (mean +/- SD) to 36.4 +/- 1.0 degrees C (p less than 0.001), while intra-cavity temperature of the contralateral unheated k ...
Eleven experiments were conducted on minipigs for the purpose of determining heat distribution in tissue exposed to therapeutic doses of microwaves. Temperatures were measured by means of coated thermocouples from the cutis, subcutis, musculature, and periost. Irradiation was applied to intensities of 10 W, 40 W and 60 W by means of a "Radarmed 12 S 251" circular emitter and to 60 W, 100 W and 140 ...