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Since normative surface EMG (SEMG) values for muscles acting at the knee joint are available for people with haemophilia, increasing interest is noticeable for other joints affected by haemophilic arthropathy. Adequate activity of shank muscles is an important key for appropriate postural control. The aim of this study was to determine differences in muscle(More)
Der vorliegende Beitrag soll Aspekte aufzeigen, die in die Konzeption zeitgemäßer Rückenschulprogramme integriert werden können. Vorgestellt werden konkret neuere Befunde zu Körpergefühl und Körperschema, die klinische Relevanz der aktiven Übungstherapie, kognitive Aspekte der Schmerzverarbeitung sowie die Bedeutung der Spiegelneurone für das praktische(More)
Maintaining and improving fitness are associated with a lower risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease. Patients with schizophrenia are known to exercise less and have poorer health behaviors than average. Physical fitness and physiological regulation during exercise tasks have not been investigated to date among patients with schizophrenia. We(More)
Increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates for patients with schizophrenia are reported to contribute to their reduced life expectancy. Common reasons for increased cardiac mortality rates include cigarette smoking, obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and poorer health behavior in general. The majority of excess mortality among people with(More)
Sufficient muscular strength and proprioception lessen the risk of joint damage, however, both are impaired in haemophilic subjects. The aim of the study was to investigate proprioceptive performance and isometric muscular strength before and after a specialized training in haemophilic subjects (H) compared with two groups of control subjects (C). Nine(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) during sepsis is common and underestimated. Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (plasma-NGAL) is discussed as new biomarker for AKI diagnosis, but during inflammation its function and diagnostic impact remain unclear. The association between plasma-NGAL and inflammatory markers in septic patients, but also in healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Reduced cardio-vascular health has been found in patients suffering from alcohol dependence. Low cardio-respiratory fitness is an independent predictor of cardio-vascular disease. METHODS We investigated physical fitness in 22 alcohol-dependent patients 10 days after acute alcohol withdrawal and compared results with matched controls. The(More)
Haemophilia is characterized by intra-articular bleeding, often requiring immobilization, which may result in muscle atrophy and impaired proprioception. The aim of the study was to investigate differences in proprioceptive performance and isometric muscular strength of the lower limbs in haemophilic subjects compared with control subjects. Twelve subjects(More)
Interventional studies suggest that changes in physical fitness affect brain function and structure. We studied the influence of high intensity physical exercise on hippocampal volume and metabolism in 17 young healthy male adults during a 6-week exercise program compared with matched controls. We further aimed to relate these changes to hypothesized(More)
Specific research studies for the investigation of physical performance in haemophilic patients are rare. However, these instruments become increasingly more important to evaluate therapeutic treatments. Within the frame of the Haemophilia & Exercise Project (HEP), a new questionnaire, namely HEP-Test-Q, has been developed for the assessment of subjective(More)