Mara Shochina

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of early and prolonged locomotor treatment with the use of a robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) device (Lokomat; Hocoma Inc., Zurich, Switzerland) on the functional outcomes of patients after subacute stroke. DESIGN A nonblinded prospective, randomized, controlled study. SETTING Rehabilitation department in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the correlation between motor impairment, aerobic capacity and HRV parameters in patients who had recently had an ischemic stroke. DESIGN Thirty-nine patients, after a first CVA. MEASUREMENTS motor performance (measured by the Motor Assessment Scale (MAS)), aerobic capacity (measured by Heart Rate (HR) at maximal effort and maximal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether early aerobic training has a beneficial effect on stroke patients' independence in daily and social activities six months after the event. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Rehabilitation unit. SUBJECTS Ninety-two patients after a first stroke. INTERVENTIONS Forty-six patients participated in an eight-week(More)
To evaluate the effect of negative ionisation of inspired air on bronchial reactivity, 11 asthmatic children were challenged twice by exercise and 10 were challenged twice by histamine inhalation. The children breathed negatively ionised air (4 X 10(5) - 10 X 10(5) ions/cm3) or control room air in random order in a double-blind fashion. All challenges were(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To describe the outcomes of terror victims suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN Retrospective chart review of 17 terror and 39 non-terror TBI patients treated in a rehabilitation department during the same period. METHODS AND PROCEDURE Variables include demographic data, Injury Severity Scale (ISS), length of(More)
BACKGROUND Virtual reality immersion has been advocated as a new effective adjunct to drugs for pain control. The attenuation of pain perception and unpleasantness has been attributed to the patient's attention being diverted from the real, external environment through immersion in a virtual environment transmitted by an interactive 3-D software computer(More)
Eleven normal adults each performed a ten minute progressive isocapnic hyperventilation (PIHV) test in which ventilatory levels were increased every two minutes. All subjects exhibited mechanical fatigue by failing to maintain the target of 80% of maximum voluntary ventilation (MVV). The mean ventilation at this level was 67.5±1.4 %MVV. This fatigue was(More)
Simultaneous recording of the electromyographic activity of the pharyngeal muscles and the intraluminal pressure in the upper sphincter zone was performed routinely in patients with swallowing problems for the first time, to our knowledge. This technique was found to be very useful for the localization of the "site of lesion." The procedure is safe, easy to(More)