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Membranous lipodystrophy apparently is a new disease, first reported and named by Nasu and associates 31 in 1971. We have collected six cases of this disease. The initial manifestation was articular pain at adolescence. Symmetrical changes in the bones of the extremities then appeared and the disease seemed to progress slowly with age. The younger patients(More)
The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether regular stretch increases hamstring muscle extensibility. Sixty healthy individuals were randomly allocated to an experimental or a control group. The experimental group attended supervised stretch sessions where they stretched the hamstring muscles of a randomly allocated leg for 30(More)
STUDY DESIGN Randomized, assessor-blinded trial. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of a 6-week task-specific training programme on the abilities of people with chronic spinal cord injuries to sit unsupported. SETTING NSW, Australia. METHODS Thirty adults with spinal cord injuries of at least 1-year duration were recruited. Participants in the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES To determine incidence of contracture and develop prediction models to identify patients susceptible to contracture after spinal cord injury. SETTING Two Sydney spinal cord injury units. METHODS A total of 92 consecutive patients with acute spinal cord injury were assessed within 35 days of injury and(More)