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BACKGROUND The relationship between muscle injury and strength disorders remains a matter of controversy. PURPOSE Professional soccer players performed a preseason isokinetic testing aimed at determining whether (1) strength variables could be predictors of subsequent hamstring strain and (2) normalization of strength imbalances could reduce the incidence(More)
OBJECTIVE A review of the literature to investigate physical training in rehabilitation programs before and after hip and knee arthroplasty. METHODS We performed a literature search of the MedLINE and Cochrane databases since 1966 to 2006 using 8 keywords for articles of literature reviews or randomized controlled trials investigating physical training(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patient-reported health-related quality of life (Hr-QoL) is an essential end-point to assess the efficacy of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment. Most QoL tools were developed for clinical research, for which measurement accuracy is required, irrespective of ease of use or the human resources needed. In routine medical practice (RMP),(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of functional restoration programs on fears, avoidance and beliefs in chronic low back pain. METHODS Open prospective study in eight spine centers. Seventy patients enrolled in several restoration programs were evaluated before and at the end of the program. Variables recorded were pain (VAS), disability (Quebec back pain(More)
INTRODUCTION Therapeutic patient education (TPE) is a continuous medical care process whose role in lower back pain (LBP) has yet to be well defined. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role and impact of TPE in the medical and surgical management of LBP. METHOD A non-systematic literature review. RESULTS Few formal TPE programmes have been rigorously evaluated(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer patients are living longer with deficiencies and functional impairments requiring often typically a care in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR). OBJECTIVE To examine the care of cancer patients in PMR. METHOD Investigation made with a questionnaire diffused from the e-mail listing of the Société Française de Médecine Physique(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a major impact on quality of life (QoL). Coping strategies which may influence QoL have not been identified. Furthermore, there is no coping scale designed to measure coping in MS patients and concise enough for routine medical practice. We used 46 items and 7 coping dimensions; we successively reduced the minimum number of(More)
Data storage needs continue to grow in most fields, and the cost per byte for tape remains lower than the cost for disk, making tape storage a good candidate for cost-effective long-term storage. However, the workloads suitable for tape archives differ from those for disk file systems, and archives must handle internally generated workloads that can be more(More)