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Subtrochanteric insufficiency fractures in patients on alendronate therapy: a caution.
We carried out a retrospective review over ten months of patients who had presented with a low-energy subtrochanteric fracture. We identified 13 women of whom nine were on long-term alendronateExpand
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The sit-to-stand movement in stroke patients and its correlation with falling.
OBJECTIVE To use kinetic assessment of the sit-to-stand movement as a means of sorting out those stroke patients at risk for falling. DESIGN A retrospective study, using a force platform to assessExpand
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12-month Tai Chi training in the elderly: its effect on health fitness.
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) on health fitness in older individuals. METHODS Thirty-eight community-dwelling persons aged 58 to 70 yrExpand
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Benzodiazepines in the treatment of catatonic syndrome
During a 5‐month period, 18 (8%) of 212 patients admitted to a psychiatric unit affiliated to a teaching hospital were found to have a catatonic syndrome associated with various nonorganic mentalExpand
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Correlation of clinical and ultrasonographic features in congenital muscular torticollis.
OBJECTIVE To find the relationship between the ultrasonographic pictures and the clinical features of patients with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). DESIGN Prospective survey of patients withExpand
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Cardiorespiratory function, flexibility, and body composition among geriatric Tai Chi Chuan practitioners.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the health-related fitness of geriatric Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners. DESIGN Case-control study of a TCC group and a group of sedentary controls. SETTING ResearchExpand
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Tai Chi Chuan to improve muscular strength and endurance in elderly individuals: a pilot study.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the training effect of a Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) program on knee extensor muscular strength and endurance in elderly individuals. DESIGN Before-after trial. SETTING CommunityExpand
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Ultrasound evaluation of plantar fasciitis.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sonographic features of plantar fasciitis (PF). METHODS High-resolution ultrasound was used to measure the thickness and echogenicity of the proximal plantar fascia andExpand
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Epidemiology of low back pain in Chinese nurses.
This epidemiological study analyzed risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in nursing personnel in a 5000-bed medical center in the Republic of China. Of the 3212 eligible nursing personnel, 3159 (98.3Expand
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Treatment of proximal plantar fasciitis with ultrasound-guided steroid injection.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy of ultrasound-guided steroid injection for the treatment of proximal plantar fasciitis and to evaluate mechanical properties of the heel pad after steroidExpand
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