Albert Durand

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A new particle element has been added to LS-DYNA. It is based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics theory. SPH is a meshless lagrangian numerical technique used to model the fluid equations of motion. SPH has proved to be useful in certain class of problems where large mesh distortions occur such as high velocity impact, crash simulations or compressible(More)
This study compared the measurements of the Motor Assessment Scale (MAS) to that of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment (FMA), a reliable and valid test for motor function in stroke patients. Thirty-two patients (20 men, 12 women) with a mean age of 60 years, and a mean time since stroke of 64.5 days, were tested with the FMA and MAS on two consecutive days. The(More)
We studied motor recovery as shown by locomotor activities after arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomies in seventeen men who were twenty-five to forty-nine years old. The patients were evaluated before the operation and two, four, and eight weeks after the operation. Control values were obtained from twenty-two healthy men whose ages, weights, and(More)
This study describes for the first time the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling of the psychomotor and amnesic effects of a single 2-mg oral dose of lorazepam in healthy volunteers. Twelve healthy volunteers were included in this randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled two-way crossover study. The effect of lorazepam was examined for a(More)
AIMS To describe the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modelling of the psychomotor and mnesic effects of a single 2 mg oral dose of lorazepam in healthy volunteers. METHODS This was a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled two-way cross-over study. The effect of lorazepam was examined with the following tasks: choice reaction time, immediate and(More)
Maximal isokinetic strength and electromyographic activity of the operated leg were measured preoperatively and one, two, three, and eight weeks postoperatively after a partial medial meniscectomy by arthroscopy in a group of ten patients. Strength deficits, measured with a Kin-Com dynamometer using a static preloading protocol, were found in comparison(More)
In an open, clinical trial comprising a total of 21 depressed in-patients (6 men and 15 women) citalopram was administered in doses of 20-60 mg once daily for a period of at least 3 weeks. Fourteen of the patients were treated for 4 weeks, and 6 of these patients were treated for another 2 weeks. The CPRS subscale for depression (MADRS) and a global(More)
Phytomining is the conception of agro-metallurgical production chains based on cropping hyperaccumulator plants on contaminated or naturally rich (ultramafic) soils to produce high value metal compounds. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of enhancing multispecies hyperaccumulator covers with Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) on Ni(More)
Saccadic eye movements have been previously used to assess residual effect of anaesthetics, but this test is seldom compared to other psychomotor tests. The aim of the present study was to validate saccades as a recovery index in relation to frequently referred subjective and psychometric tests. Eight healthy subjects were tested before and after(More)
Seventeen outpatients were treated with depot neuroleptics, zuclopenthixol decanoate in Viscoleo or fluphenazine decanoate in sesame oil, with dosage intervals of 3 weeks. During the 4th, 6th, and 8th dosage interval blood samples were drawn in oxalated tubes. Plasma concentrations of the active neuroleptic drugs, zuclopenthixol and fluphenazine, were(More)