Janice Chien-Ho Lin

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OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of a home exercise program in increasing hip muscle strength, walking speed, and function in patients more than 1.5 years after total hip replacement (THR). DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Kinesiology laboratory. PARTICIPANTS Fifty-three patients with unilateral THR were randomly assigned to the training(More)
We estimated the trial-to-trial variability and the test-retest reliability of several intracortical and corticomotor excitability parameters for the upper extremity in chronic stroke patients. Nine patients with hemiparesis of the upper extremity were enrolled 8-17 months after a unilateral stroke. Transcranial magnetic stimulation was used to obtain(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of a one-stop assessment of patients complaining of globus sensation with transnasal esophagoscopy (TNE) and functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). DESIGN Prospective, nonrandomized, experimental investigation. SETTING Tertiary referral centre. METHODS Sixty-three consecutive patients complaining(More)
F waves were studied with stimulation of the ulnar nerve in normal subjects (25 men and 15 women, with an average age of 26.5 years) using an EMG machine that permits the simultaneous display of 8 sweeps. The axillary F-loop latency (AFLL), defined at the conduction time between the axilla (25cm from the sternal notch) and the spinal cord, was 9.17 +/-(More)
Rectangular pulse-modulated microwave radiation has been shown to produce auditory responses in mammals. It is therefore reasonable to explore the possibility of using microwave pulses to achieve an estimate of sensori-neural involvement in the objective evaluation of human hearing and to assess the presence of tumors or brainstem lesions in patients with(More)
It was with great interest that we read “The Effects of Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss on Knee Pain in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee” by Edwards et al. [1]. As other studies have shown, obesity is an incrementally modifiable risk factor for the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) [2, 3]. Any opportunity to treat obesity and(More)
OBJECTIVE Early and accurate detection of kidney involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) improves outcomes. Renal biopsy is required for definitive diagnosis of lupus nephritis (LN). In the absence of acute renal failure (ARF), moderate levels of proteinuria (> 1000 mg/24 h) have been recommended by some to justify biopsy. We investigated whether(More)