Chantale Ferland

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The effect of eotaxin, a potent eosinophil chemotactic factor, on eosinophil transmigration through a reconstituted basal membrane (Matrigel) was evaluated. Eotaxin induced significant eosinophil transmigration in the presence of 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) and interleukin-5. Its effect was optimal at 0.01 microM, and it plateaued at 18 h. Eotaxin's effect(More)
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that computer games may be an efficient therapeutic tool in a cognitive rehabilitation program. 60 subjects who showed attention difficulties with or without cerebral dysfunctions participated in a 12-hr. training program based on intensive use of a computer game. Analyses show improvement for the(More)
Basement membrane transmigration is an important step in tissue recruitment of eosinophils into inflamed tissue. Recent reports showed that this phenomenon is modulated by platelet-activating factor (PAF) in combination with cytokines and proteinases. We investigated the in vitro efficacy of 5-oxo-6,8,11, 14-eicosatetraenoic acid (5-oxo-ETE), a metabolite(More)
This study aimed to quantify relationships between lower limb muscle strength and locomotor capacity for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) to identify key muscle groups for strength training. Fifty 6- to 16-year-olds with CP (Gross Motor Function Classification System level I or II) participated. Isometric muscle strength of hip flexor and(More)
Ambulatory children and youth with cerebral palsy have limitations in locomotor capacities and in community mobility. The ability of three locomotor tests to predict community mobility in this population (N = 49, 27 boys, 6-16 years old) was examined. The tests were a level ground walking test, the 6-min-Walk-Test (6MWT), and two tests of advanced locomotor(More)
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