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This series is composed o f 4 4 ppaents who underwent immediate, early, or late postoperative prosthetic fitting after upper-limb amputation. The purpose of this review was to analyze the impact of rapid postoperative fitting on upper-limb amputation, and to assess general prosthetic prescription and guidelines for upper-limb amputees, it would appear that… (More)
We carried out an experiment to measure the relationship between tensile force in the tendoachilles and plantar fascia strain, and how this relationship is affected by the metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion angle. Eight cadaver lower extremity specimens underwent biomechanical testing. Using a servo-hydraulic testing machine, a tensile force up to 500 N… (More)
A 29-year-old man sustained a radial nerve lesion when a blood bank technician attempted to cannulate the cephalic vein. Severe pain in the hand and fingers led to removal of the 16-gauge needle. A complete motor and sensory deficit occurred below the elbow. Electrical testing confirmed the neurologic lesion. Complete recovery took 3 months.
Isolated cold stress tests were used to evaluate the thermoregulatory capacity in the feet of 19 patients with interstitial cystitis (IC) and of 11 healthy volunteer control subjects. Mean pedal skin temperature fell more rapidly in the IC group as compared with controls; significant differences were found at 10-min (P = 0.002) and 20-min (P = 0.0008)… (More)
Cholinergic dysfunction occurs during aging and in a variety of diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, it remains unknown whether changes in cholinergic transmission contributes to age- and disease-related degeneration of the motor system. Here we investigated the effect of moderately increasing levels of synaptic acetylcholine… (More)