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OBJECTIVE To investigate the changes in cortical excitability of the human motor cortex induced by high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of different stimulation durations. METHODS Twenty healthy subjects participated in the study. Subjects received 20 trains of 10-Hz rTMS at 80% of the resting motor threshold (RMT) intensity(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare pain induced by magnetic stimulation of the quadriceps femoris (QF) muscle with that induced by transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). DESIGN Magnetic stimulation and transcutaneous NMES were applied to QF muscles of 17 normal volunteers. The intensity of each mode of stimulation(More)
This study investigated the changes in motor evoked potential (MEP) amplitude and motor behavior index when paired associative stimulation (PAS), a conjoint stimulation of a peripheral nerve and the motor cortex, was applied in a rat stroke model. The PAS was applied to 19 rats and sham stimulation was applied to 15 rats. One part of PAS consisted of(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide the latest statistics about the length of hospital stay (LOS) and the number of hospitals where the patient was admitted (NHA) for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to investigate the correlated demographic characteristics. METHOD In total, 277 patients with SCI who were members of the Korea Spinal Cord Injury Association(More)
It can be difficult for clinicians to distinguish a paradoxical response to antituberculous therapy, worsening of an existing lesion despite adequate treatment, treatment failure, and drug resistance. We report a case of a 69-year-old woman who experienced bilateral lower extremity paralysis secondary to a paradoxical response. She had been suffering for 1(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the degree of disparity in unmet healthcare needs between people with disabilities and the general population in South Korea, and to analyze their perspective reasons. METHOD Survey results of 9,744 subjects that participated in the 4(th) Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and 7,000 people that participated in(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess clinical practice and barriers associated with cancer rehabilitation from the perspective of Korean physiatrists. MATERIALS AND METHODS All active members of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine were invited to complete an online survey developed after focus group discussions. RESULTS A total of(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the correlation between isometric muscle strength, gross motor function, and gait parameters in patients with spastic cerebral palsy and to find which muscle groups play an important role for gait pattern in a flexed knee gait. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four ambulatory patients (mean age, 10.0 years) with spastic(More)
At the time of diagnosis, the orthopedic surgeon recommended an operation (anterior debridement and fusion) for the patient with vertebral collapse [1]. However, the patient refused the surgery and wanted to receive conservative treatment. Kotil et al. [2] reported that 44 patients with tubercu-lous spondylitis were managed conservatively with(More)