César Gallo

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether lying in a nest affects the posture and spontaneous movements of healthy preterm infants. METHOD 10 healthy preterm infants underwent serial video recording in the supine position, when lying in a nest and outside it, at three ages: 30-33 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) (early preterm), 34-36 weeks PMA (late preterm) and 37-40(More)
BACKGROUND Completing a marathon is one of the most challenging sports activities, yet the source of running fatigue during this event is not completely understood. The aim of this investigation was to determine the cause(s) of running fatigue during a marathon in warm weather. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We recruited 40 amateur runners (34 men and 6(More)
Posture, quantity of spontaneous movement patterns, quality of general movements (GMs), and behavioural state organisation were studied in nine infants affected by documented brain malformations. A single 1 h video recording of five infants and two or more serial video recordings of another four infants were performed after birth. The graphic representation(More)
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of compression stockings to prevent muscular damage and preserve muscular performance during a half-ironman triathlon. Thirty-six experienced triathletes volunteered for this study. Participants were matched for age, anthropometric data and training status and placed into the experimental group (N = 19;(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the effect of drug withdrawal on the course of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS). METHODS An observational cohort retrospective study was performed to compare the time to relapse of patients who discontinued disease-modifying therapy (1a or 1b beta-interferons or glatiramer acetate) with the patients who did not. One(More)
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