Henk van Mameren

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OBJECTIVES The authors' goals were to compare the effectiveness of manual therapy (MT; mainly spinal mobilization), physical therapy (PT; mainly exercise therapy), and continued care by the general practitioner (GP; analgesics, counseling and education) over a period of 1 year. METHODS One hundred eighty-three patients suffering for at least 2 weeks from(More)
OBJECTIVES In multiple-choice tests using a 'don't-know' option the number of correct minus incorrect answers was used as the test score (formula scoring) in order to reduce the measurement error resulting from random guessing. In the literature diverging results are reported when comparing formula scoring and number-right scoring, the scoring method(More)
Chemical analysis of brain tumour cyst contents has invalidated the concept of cyst formation being the result of tumour necrosis, and a common mechanism of vasogenic brain oedema and cyst formation, namely blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, has been suggested. To analyse a possible relationship between the occurrence of vasogenic oedema and the presence(More)
Deformation of the extradural space and the possibility of impression upon the dural sac during atlanto-axial rotation are investigated. Atlanto-axial rotation leads to a reduction in the cross-sectional area of the bony spinal canal of approximately 40 %. Atlanto-axial rotation was recorded by endocanalar views from a video camera fixed inside the skull of(More)
The aim of the study is to establish the long-term foreign-body reaction to a polypropylene mesh used for inguinal hernia repair in a pig model. Twenty-two Surpipro® meshes were implanted in 22 preperitoneal inguinal areas in 11 female 10-week-old Yorkshire and Dutch landway swine. The prosthetic mesh was implanted using a laparoscopic transperitoneal(More)
For patients with neck problems valuable functional and diagnostic information can be obtained from a fluoroscopy video of a flexion-extension movement of the cervical spine. In most cases physicians have to manually extract the vertebrae, making the analysis of these video sequences tedious and time consuming. In this paper we propose an automatic fast and(More)
In skeletal muscle, interventions that unload the muscle cause slow-to-fast myosin heavy chain (MHC) conversions, whereas fast-to-slow conversions are seen when the muscles are engaged in resistance training and endurance exercise. The stapedius muscle (SM) is reported to prevent cochlear damage by noise. This theory may be supported by showing comparable(More)
Objective—To assess the eYcacy of bipolar interferential electrotherapy (ET) and pulsed ultrasound (US) as adjuvants to exercise therapy for soft tissue shoulder disorders (SD). Methods—Randomised placebo controlled trial with a two by two factorial design plus an additional control group in 17 primary care physiotherapy practices in the south of the(More)
Exploration and placement of staplers in the internal inguinal region during laparoscopic hernia repair may sever blood vessels or nerves. Lesions of specific structures may be associated with such complications as hematomas and impaired sensibility in defined areas. Therefore, the course and topography of blood vessels and nerves in the preperitoneal(More)