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A dysphagia study in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM)
The nature of the swallowing impairment in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM) has not been well characterized. In this study, we examined ten consecutive s-IBM patients usingExpand
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Cardiovascular and endocrine responses during the cold pressor test in subjects with cervical spinal cord injuries.
OBJECTIVE To investigate cardiovascular regulation and endocrine responses during the cold pressor test in patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Experimental and control study. Expand
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Independence of brain and tympanic temperatures in an unanesthetized human.
Temperature within the brain and the esophagus and at the tympanum were obtained in a 12-yr-old male in a series of experiments that began 8 days after surgery for implantation of a drainageExpand
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Renal sympathetic nerve activity and renal responses during head-up tilt in conscious dogs.
Renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) was measured in conjunction with functional responses of the kidney during head-up tilt in eight conscious female dogs. A 40 degree head-up tilt resulted in aExpand
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Balloon Dilation in Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis Patients with Dysphagia
Here, we describe balloon catheter dilation at the upper esophageal sphincter (UES) in three sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM) patients with dysphagia. Initially, we performed IVIg therapy,Expand
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Does 20-min arm crank ergometer exercise increase plasma interleukin-6 in individuals with cervical spinal cord injury?
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is produced by contracting skeletal muscles and then released into the circulation and considered to mediate the health benefits of exercise against chronic diseases. IndividualsExpand
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Cardiovascular responses to upright tilt at a simulated altitude of 3,700 m in men.
To examine the effects of high altitude on cardiovascular responses to orthostasis, 11 healthy males were tested at a 10-min passive 70 degrees head-up tilt at sea level and at a simulated highExpand
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Anthropometric features of wheelchair marathon race competitors with spinal cord injuries
The anthropometric data of the health check programme in the Oita Wheelchair Marathon Race were analysed. In the past 10 years, a total of 2677 competitors participated in this programme. Age,Expand
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Increase in interleukin-6 immediately after wheelchair basketball games in persons with spinal cord injury: preliminary report
Study design:Case series.Objectives:To investigate the effects of wheelchair basketball game on plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), C-reactive protein (CRP) and blood cellExpand
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Positive effects of a qigong and aerobic exercise program on physical health in elderly Japanese women: an exploratory study
ObjectiveTo determine the effects of a 12-week qigong and aerobic exercise program on the physical well-being of relatively healthy elderly Japanese women.MethodsIn the first study, 72 elderlyExpand
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