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A modified isokinetic strengthening program for the knee flexors and extensors was evaluated in 32 patients with severe hemophilia. The program was effective in significantly strengthening the knee flexors and extensors; it did not increase the number of knee hemarthroses; and it could be done at home without special equipment. The greater increases in(More)
The purposes of this study were to 1) measure peak torques generated by knee extensors and flexors in hemophilia patients; 2) describe flexor to extensor; 3) record the point in the arc of motion where peak torque was achieved; 4) correlate results with age, degree of hemophilic arthropathy, and presence of flexion contracture; and 5) compare results with(More)
We introduce a novel platform for medical device training: hybrid physical-virtual simulators of medical devices, combining touchscreen-enabled virtual emulations of real devices with sensorized physical peripherals to enable tactile, hands-on interaction between the trainee, simulated device and standardized patients or mannequins. The system enables(More)
The PediaFlow pediatric ventricular assist device (VAD) is a magnetically levitated turbodynamic pump under development for circulatory support of small children with a targeted flow rate range of 0.3-1.5 L/min. As the design of this device is refined, ensuring high levels of blood biocompatibility is essential. In this study, we characterized platelet(More)
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