Jittima Saengsuwan

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OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in pain reduction and functional improvement. METHODS 367 primary knee osteoarthritis patients with a pain score of 5 or higher were randomized to receive ibuprofen 1,200 mg/day or C. domestica extracts 1,500 mg/day for 4 weeks. The main outcomes were Western Ontario and McMaster(More)
BACKGROUND Heart rate can be used to prescribe exercise intensity for development and maintenance of cardiorespiratory fitness. The aim of this study was to identify the dynamics of heart rate response during moderate-to-vigorous treadmill exercise and to explore parameter dependencies with respect to time, intensity level and step-change direction. The(More)
Research and development in the art of cycling using functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the paralysed leg muscles has been going on for around thirty years. A range of physiological benefits has been observed in clinical studies but an outstanding problem with FES-cycling is that efficiency and power output are very low. The present work had the(More)
Robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT) technology provides body support, cyclical stepping movement and physiological loading. This technology can potentially be used to facilitate the estimation of peak cardiopulmonary performance parameters in patients who have neurological or other problems that may preclude testing on a treadmill or cycle ergometer. The(More)
This study compared the metabolic efficiency of volitional cycling and functional-electrical-stimulation (FES) cycling within a subject group of able-bodied individuals, with a view to further elucidating the mechanisms underlying the low efficiency of FES cycling. Previous studies estimated the metabolic efficiency of volitional cycling and anaesthetised(More)
We evaluated the feasibility of an augmented robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT) for incremental cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and exercise training in dependent-ambulatory stroke patients. Stroke patients (Functional Ambulation Category ≤ 3) underwent familiarization, an incremental exercise test (IET) and a constant load test (CLT) on separate(More)
Objective. To assess the prevalence of dyslipidemia in 90 patients with spinal cord lesion (SCL) of duration greater than 2 years. The study was carried out from November 2007 to September 2008. Methods. Clinical history, physical examination, and lipid profiles were recorded and analyzed. Dyslipidemia was assessed using guidelines from the National(More)
BACKGROUND The robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT), including actuators for tilting and cyclical leg movement, is used for rehabilitation of severely disabled neurological patients. Following further engineering development of the system, i.e. the addition of force sensors and visual bio-feedback, patients can actively participate in exercise testing and(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise testing devices for evaluating cardiopulmonary fitness in patients with severe disability after stroke are lacking, but we have adapted a robotics-assisted tilt table (RATT) for cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET). Using the RATT in a sample of patients after stroke, this study aimed to investigate test-retest reliability and(More)
  • O Stoller, E D De Bruin, M Schindelholz, C Schuster-Amft, R A De Bie, K J Hunt +23 others
  • 2015
" Efficacy of feedback-controlled robotics-assisted treadmill exercise to improve cardiovascular fitness early after stroke: a randomised controlled pilot trial, " Feedback control of oxygen uptake profiles during robotics-assisted treadmill exercise, " IET Control Theory & Applications, 2015. To appear (accepted for publication). Comparison of peak(More)