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The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the surface electromyographic (EMG) signal as a means of defining age-related central and peripheral mechanisms affecting muscle fatigue. Spectral and temporal variables of the surface EMG signal were studied during voluntary isometric contractions of the dominant biceps brachii muscle in a group of 8… (More)
There is controversial evidence for a functional link between the masticatory apparatus and the cervical spine. The aim of this work was to perform a preliminary study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Michigan splint for the treatment of functional cervical disturbances. Forty patients with functional cervical disturbances were randomly organized into… (More)
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of diet and physical exercise on the dyslipemia of renal transplant (RT) patients 52 pts, transplanted between 12/85 and 4/87, subdivided into 2 groups (A and B), were studied. Characteristics of the diet adopted in patients in group A are: low carbohydrates, moderate animal protein, unsaturated and… (More)
A series of 250 patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis, treated as outpatients in september 1982-september 1984 is presented. Medical, physical and rehabilitation treatment was targeted at the clinical phase of the condition and the results are evaluated.
The combination of ear buzzing and cervical arthrosis is frequently encountered in both ENT practice and physiatry. A group of 16 patients presenting this combination was therefore selected. After a series of ENT and physiatric tests the patients were subjected to audiological and radiographic examination in order to exclude any pathologies different from… (More)
In objective terms the results of medical and physical treatment of Peyronie's disease are still indubitably disappointing. However personal experience has shown that medicated ionophoresis using orgotein does at least eliminate or reduce the pain in Peyronie's disease.
Since January 1985 13 female patients with urinary incontinence induced by pure stress have been subjected to perineal functional rehabilitation at the S. Giovanni Battista Hospital Functional Rehabilitation Service and Turin Health Service Unit 23 in collaboration with the hospital's Urology Division. The results are encouraging and suggest that this… (More)