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The present study sought to investigate the effects of preexercise stretching on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), i.e. soreness, tenderness and loss of muscle force, that usually occurs after strenuous or unaccustomed eccentric exercise. Ten female volunteers performed 10 sets of 10 maximal isokinetic eccentric contractions for knee flexion with both(More)
Haptoglobin and transferrin types were studied in schizophrenic patients and controls. In the haptoglobin system a significant departure from the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium with an excess of heterozygotes was found among the patients (p less than 0.01). The distribution of haptoglobin types in the schizophrenic patients was significantly different from that(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate new echocardiographic modes in the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING University Hospital. SUBJECTS 15 patients with ARVC and a control group of 25 healthy subjects. METHODS Transthoracic echocardiography included cross sectional measurements of(More)
AIMS Mitral atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) provides information about left ventricular systolic function. M-mode of systolic annulus amplitude or tissue Doppler imaging of systolic annulus velocity are the current methods of evaluating AVPD. A correlation to ejection fraction (EF) has been demonstrated in patients with coronary artery disease(More)
A new color Doppler myocardial imaging (CDMI) system with high spatial and temporal resolution and novel postprocessing modalities has been developed that could allow quantifiable stress echocardiography. The purpose of this study was to determine whether regional myocardial systolic velocities could be accurately and reproducibly measured both at rest and(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular involvement in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a common finding in autopsy studies. In clinical studies using myocardial scintigraphy, MRI and echocardiography, contradictory results have been reported. In this study, we therefore investigated a group of 15 patients with ARVC using thallium-201 (Tl)(More)
Diastolic dysfunction is an important cause of cardiac heart failure. To date detailed assessment of diastolic left ventricular (LV) function has required invasive methods which are impractical in the clinical routine. The prevailing non-invasive method has been Doppler echocardiography with use of mitral inflow and pulmonary vein inflow parameters,(More)
C3 and C6 complement types were studied in schizophrenic patients and controls. The distributions of the three common C3 types (F, FS and S) among the patients was significantly different from that in the controls (p less than 0.005) and the frequency of the C3F gene was significantly increased (p less than 0.0005) among the patients. There were no(More)
The gene and phenotype frequencies of alpha 1-antitrypsin were studied in patients with (49) and without (92) a family history of schizophrenia. A significant difference with respect to phenotype (p less than 0.05) and gene (p less than 0.025) frequencies was found between the two groups of patients. Among patients with a family history of schizophrenia(More)