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To determine whether 10 weeks of whole-body vibration (WBV) training has a significant effect on strength, muscle mass, muscle power, and mobility in older women, 26 subjects were randomly assigned to a WBV training group (n=13; mean age 79 years) and a control (CON) group (n=13; mean age 76 years). Maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) increased(More)
reports have been published over recent years about the paradoxical " arousing " effect of Zolpidem, a highly selective nonbenzodiazepine gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) agonist acting on the [omega]-1 site of the GABA A receptor, in persistent vegetative state (PVS), in minimally conscious state (MCS) patients, ischemic stroke cases, after brain injury, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the Zolpidem arousing effect in persistent vegetative state (PVS) patients combining clinical evaluation, autonomic assessment by heart rate variability (HRV), and EEG records. METHODS We studied a group of 8 PVS patients and other 8 healthy control subjects, matched by age and gender. The patients and controls received drug or placebo(More)
We report a gastric duplication cyst in an undernourished 5-month-old child suffering from anorexia, vomiting, and melena. Clinical presentation was consistent with a Meckel's diverticulum, which, however, was not found at laparotomy. Scintigraphy and ultrasound, performed 4 months later, suggested gastric duplication, which was confirmed by surgery.
INTRODUCTION Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired neuropathy characterized by demyelination of the peripheral nerves and roots. The course of the illness is progressively chronic or of relapses and remissions. Biopsy of the sural nerve is not essential for diagnosis. It is therefore not necessary to carry it out on all(More)
BACKGROUND Facial rejuvenation is a popular procedure to temporarily mask the effects of aging. Most patients desiring this treatment are younger and want improvement without any down time. This study was conducted to evaluate the use of Er:YAG laser as a facial rejuvenation tool. METHODS The full faces of 18 volunteers were treated with an Er:YAG laser(More)
Heart rate variability (HRV) is often analysed using short-term studies. Our objective was to compare two of them in a group of diabetic patients (reduced HRV) and in a control group. From the same 10 min surface electrocardiogram (ECG) two recordings were obtained. In one of them the whole signal was acquired through an A/D converter (post-event method).(More)
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