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Voluntary control of muscle contraction was examined in five adults with cerebral palsy, who were required to track a moving target by continuously varying the level of isometric contraction of elbow flexor muscles (measured by EMG). First performance varied from minimal control to almost normal control, depending on the severity of disability. Practice(More)
A total of 3,120 sows, in 4 time replicates, were used to determine the effects of group size and floor space on sow welfare using behavioral, physiological, health, and fitness variables. Within 1 to 7 d postinsemination, sows were assigned randomly to treatments of a 3 by 6 factorial arrangement, with 3 group sizes (10, 30, or 80 sows/pen) and 6 floor(More)
A 59-year-old female patient with general malaise, low-grade fever and high inflammatory markers was referred for a fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan for further evaluation. Previous contrast CT scan was negative (a) and she was not on any treatment at the time of the study. A whole-body FDG PET/CT scan was performed with a(More)
Ribavirin has recently been demonstrated to have efficacy in combination with alpha interferon for treatment of relapsed hepatitis C. The marked improvement in the response rate after treatment with the combination regimen (10-fold higher versus that from monotherapy with alpha interferon) highlights the importance of determining the absolute(More)
Subjects with cerebral palsy aged six to 19 years undertook a training programme to reduce spasticity and contracture of the triceps surae muscle using feedback of the gain of the tonic stretch reflex. Stretch reflex gain was significantly reduced (by 50 per cent on average) in all eight test subjects, whereas there was no significant change in control(More)
A biofeedback training technique to control spasticity, previously successful with adults with cerebral palsy, was adapted for three children with spastic diplegia at risk for contractures. Visual feedback of muscle stretch reflex sensitivity is provided by video games, which are played by reducing reflex sensitivity. After a 10-week training period two of(More)
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