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The primary objective of this study was to examine the kinematics and kinetics of the shoulder during wheelchair propulsion at a slow and moderate speed. Twenty-seven individuals with paraplegia propelled their wheelchairs at speeds of 0.9 m/s and 1.8 m/s while a motion analysis system captured movements of their upper limbs and SMART(Wheel)s simultaneously(More)
OBJECTIVES To classify stroke patterns of manual wheelchair users and to determine if different patterns of propulsion lead to different biomechanics. DESIGN Case series. SETTING Biomechanics laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-eight individuals with paraplegia who use manual wheelchairs for mobility. INTERVENTION Subjects propelled their own wheelchair(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the all-cause mortality rate and factors associated with mortality in US veteran men with RA. METHODS Men with RA were enrolled and followed until death or censoring. Vital status was ascertained through systematic record review and standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated using US life tables for men. Multivariate Cox(More)
OBJECTIVES To define differences in pushrim dynamics during manual wheelchair propulsion by users with multiple sclerosis (MS) relative to 2 control groups of subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI) and no disability (ND) and to investigate changes in propulsion biomechanics at different speeds and with fatigue. DESIGN Case-control. SETTING Biomechanics(More)
BACKGROUND Minocycline is recognized as an effective, well-tolerated therapy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), although its use has been associated with the development of cutaneous hyperpigmentation. OBJECTIVES To assess the clinical determinants and frequency of minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation in patients with RA. METHODS A retrospective medical(More)
Electronic medical records contain a wealth of information that is potentially invaluable to many interested parties. However, the fact that most of these documents are of semistructured nature and are comprised of fragmented English free text, region-specific templates and clinical sublanguage among many other things, has made it difficult to use existing(More)
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