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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the typical strategies of obese subjects during a sit-to-stand task (a typical daily living activity) and to assess the load conditions of hip, knee and ankle joints. DESIGN Cross-sectional, controlled (obese patients vs controls) study on sit-to-stand movement analysis SUBJECTS Ten adult young volunteers(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to describe the effects of a rehabilitation programme in obese patients affected with chronic ischaemic heart disease; to identify the factors that influence weight loss and improvement in exercise capacity in everyday practice. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 562 white patients (381 men) who followed a 23.3 +/- 3.9(More)
In addition to hypotonia and relative sarcopenia, patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) show reduced spontaneous physical activity and gait disorders. Scant evidence exists that daily muscle training increases their lean mass and physical activity levels. Whether adequate long-term physical training is feasible and effective in improving muscle function(More)
PURPOSE The 6-Min Walking Test (6MWT) is widely used to measure the performance in various chronic conditions, such as in obese subjects. Reference equations for predicting distance walked during 6MWT specifically in adult obese subjects are not available. The aim of the paper is to establish reference values for 6MWT in an adult obese population. METHODS(More)
Improving balance and reducing risk of falls is a relevant issue in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). The present study aims to quantify the effect of a mixed training program on balance in patients with PWS. Eleven adult PWS patients (mean age: 33.8 ± 4.3 years; mean BMI: 43.3 ± 5.9 Kg/m2) attended a 2-week training program including balance exercises during(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a multidisciplinary clinical protocol for obesity treatment by mapping it against the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and to determine the areas, defined by the ICF, in which no standardized assessment tools are available. METHOD Assessment instruments used by a multidisciplinary team were(More)
The fine structure of gastric epithelial cells of normal rats and of rats restrained at low temperature has been examined by transmission and scanning electron microscopy. The observation of the normal mucosa has revealed that in comparison with the cells overlying the flat surface of the stomach, those covering the plicae have a different surface structure(More)
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