Leslie N Russek

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The purpose of current study was to assess postural control and balance self-efficacy in people with fibro-myalgia syndrome [FMS]. Thirty-two females with FMS completed the Activity-specific Balance Confidence Scale, Berg Balance test, NeuroCom Balance Master sensory-organization test, and limits of stability. There was a high prevalence of reported falls(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this case report is to present the patient examination, evaluation/diagnosis/prognosis, intervention, and outcome of a patient with hypermobility syndrome (HMS). Hypermobility syndrome has been widely recognized in the rheumatology literature, but it has seldom been discussed in the orthopedic literature and has only(More)
Several lines of evidence, including the reported ability of calcium channel blockers to prevent atherogenesis in cholesterol-fed rabbits, suggest that calcium mediates one or more of the pathologic changes in atherosclerosis. Moreover, it has long been known that calcium accumulates in atherosclerotic blood vessels. To test the hypothesis that a(More)
BACKGROUND Delivering efficient and effective healthcare is crucial for a condition as burdensome as low back pain (LBP). Stratified care strategies may be worthwhile, but rely on early and accurate patient screening using a valid and reliable instrument. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of LBP screening instruments for determining(More)
Established cell lines are now widely used in experiments concerning vascular smooth muscle (VSM) function; however, considerable evidence suggests that cultured VSM cells are functionally different from VSM cells in intact blood vessels. In order to test the hypothesis that calcium signaling mechanisms are comparable in these two preparations, we developed(More)
Generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) and joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) are gaining increased attention as potential sources of pain and injury. The aims of this study were to evaluate prevalence of GJH and JHS and to determine whether musculoskeletal injuries and symptoms commonly attributed to GJH and JHS were more common within a “healthy” college(More)
Erratum After publication of the original article [1], it was brought to the authors’ attention that there is an error in Table 4. The Absenteeism Screening Questionnaire (Truchon et al. 2012) has been summarised incorrectly, requiring changes to the Summary of Instruments, Scoring Method and Cut-off scores/sub-grouping fields. The amended version of Table(More)
UNLABELLED A classical conditioning framework is often used for clinical reasoning about pain that persists after tissue healing. However, experimental studies demonstrating classically conditioned pain in humans are lacking. The current study tested whether non-nociceptive somatosensory stimuli can come to modulate pain thresholds after being paired with(More)