Cheng-Ming Chiu

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Aerobic fitness is among the various aspects of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients’ lives that may deteriorate as a result of the disease and, in doing so, influence patient attitudes toward their own general health. This cross-sectional study examined (1) relationships between patients’ aerobic fitness and general health perceptions, (2) relationships(More)
OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were: (i) to investigate the effect of functional magnetic stimulation on total colonic transit time in patients with Parkinson's disease; (ii) to compare the changes in dynamic recto-anal behaviour during filling and defaecation in response to this regimen; and (iii) to study the carry-over effects with a 3-month follow-up.(More)
INTRODUCTION Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is becoming a popular method for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. We herein report a case of Achilles tendon rupture possibly related to ESWT. CASE REPORT A 49-year-old female was treated with a calcaneal osteotomy due to Haglund's disease on the right. However, she developed chronic(More)
[Purpose] To study the recovery of patients treated with minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (TKA) performed via the subvastus approach, and to develop an optimal rehabilitation program for these patients. [Methods] Twenty-two patients (17 females and 5 males; mean age 69.2 years), who received unilateral minimally invasive TKA for osteoarthritis,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Studies have already investigated vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) responses in elderly subjects, mostly at low frequencies (<1 Hz) during passive head turns, or continuous active head turns in a rotational chair. However, natural head movements usually occur at frequencies above 1 Hz and at varying rates, rather than at continuously(More)
AIMS The purposes of this study were (1) to compare body composition, physical function, and quality of life (QOL) between patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD) and (2) to analyze the factors associated with physical function and QOL domains in these patients. METHODS Thirty male post-CABG(More)
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