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The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of an intervention including shoulder control and strengthening exercises on function in persons with shoulder impingement. Eight subjects with shoulder impingement were evaluated weekly during the nine weeks of this single-subject design study. The study was divided into three phases (A(1)-B-A(2)) and(More)
PURPOSE To identify MRI biomarkers that could be used to follow disease progression and therapeutic efficacy in one individual muscle in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). MATERIALS AND METHODS Lower limb MRI and maximal ankle dorsiflexor strength assessment, using a hand-held dynamometer, were performed in 19 DM1 patients and 6 control(More)
An 18-month-old boy developed meningitis due to group A beta-hemolytic Streptococcus. Despite adequate antibiotic therapy with aqueous sodium penicillin G and chloramphenicol for more than eight weeks, he showed persistent abnormal spinal fluid findings, recurrent elevations of temperature, irritability, and poor feeding. Further investigation revealed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify the contribution of each scapular rotation to the scapular total range of motion (ROM) in both shoulders of persons with a unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS), to compare 3-dimensional (3D) scapular attitudes of their symptomatic and asymptomatic shoulders in flexion and in abduction, and to characterize the scapular(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used as a noninvasive approach to assessment of disease severity and muscle damage in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1). METHODS The MRI findings in legs of 41 patients with DM1 were evaluated with respect to the tibialis anterior (TA) skeletal muscle impairment.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the capacity of the Biodex Stability System using a one-leg stance protocol to differentiate between injured and non-injured limbs and between level of disabilities. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Military and civilian clinic. SUBJECTS Thirty-four individuals with a second-degree lateral ankle sprain and 36 healthy subjects.(More)
BACKGROUND Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a multisystem disorder that demonstrates variable symptoms and rates of progression. Muscle weakness is considered one of the main problems with a clinical picture that is characterized by distal weakness of the limbs progressing to proximal weakness. The main objective of this study was to characterize the(More)
This study evaluated gait using lower-trunk accelerometry and investigated relationships between gait abnormalities, postural instability, handgrip myotonia, and weakness in lower-limb and axial muscle groups commonly affected in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). Twenty-two patients (11 men, 11 women; age = 42 years (range: 26-51)) with DM1 and twenty(More)