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Measurement of human posture and movement is an important area of research in the bioengineering and rehabilitation fields. Various attempts have been initiated for different clinical application goals, such as diagnosis of pathological posture and movements, assessment of pre- and post-treatment efficacy and comparison of different treatment protocols.(More)
Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) is superior to body mass index and waist circumference for measuring adult cardio-metabolic risk factors. However, there is no meta-analysis to evaluate its discriminatory power in children and adolescents. A meta-analysis was conducted using multiple databases, including Embase and Medline. Studies were included that utilized(More)
Twenty-five older patients who presented with psychotic depression were treated with a combination of nortriptyline and perphenazine. Plasma levels of nortriptyline, E-, and Z-10-OH nortriptyline (E- and Z-10-OH-NT) were measured before and after addition of perphenazine. The mean (+/-SD) initial nortriptyline dose was 59 +/- 24 mg/day, whereas the mean(More)
Neuroleptic treatment of psychotic symptoms or agitated behavior in elderly patients diagnosed with dementia is associated with reduced efficacy and increased rates of neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism in comparison to younger patients with schizophrenia. We report the first study to examine the relationship between an in vivo measure of dopaminergic(More)
Despite the proliferation of instruments developed to rate behavioral disturbances associated with dementia, systematic studies of how ratings on these instruments should be analyzed to measure change in disruptive behaviors or distressing symptoms (ie treatment response) are noticeably absent. Using one of these scales, we compared three methods to(More)
The treatment effectiveness of the CAD/CAM method and the manual method in managing adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) was compared. Forty subjects were recruited with twenty subjects for each method. The clinical parameters namely Cobb's angle and apical vertebral rotation were evaluated at the pre-brace and the immediate in-brace visits. The results(More)
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