Six hemiparetic stroke patients presenting with a stiff-legged gait underwent a motor branch block of rectus femoris (RF). A gait analysis, including synchronous kinematic, dynamic, energetic recordings was performed before and after motor branch block of RF. The electrical activity of RF, Vastus Medialis, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius was also… (More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have suggested that the main features of preeclampsia (PE) are consequences of endothelial dysfunction related to excess circulating anti-angiogenic factors, most notably, soluble sVEGFR-1 (also known as sFlt-1) and soluble endoglin (sEng), as well as to decreased PlGF. Recently, soluble VEGF type 2 receptor (sVEGFR-2) has emerged… (More)
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BACKGROUND Patients who have developed hemiparesis as a result of a central nervous system lesion, often experience reduced walking capacity and worse gait quality. Although clinically, similar gait patterns have been observed, presently, no clinically driven classification has been validated to group these patients' gait abnormalities at the level of the… (More)