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With reference to experimental data in the literature, we present a model consisting of two elastic elements, conceived to simulate resistance to stretching, at constant velocity of elongation, of corneal tissue affected by keratoconus, treated with riboflavin and ultraviolet irradiation to induce cross-linking. The function describing model behaviour(More)
The analgesic-therapeutic efficacy and tolerability of a low-frequency electromagnetic field (ELF), modulated at a frequency of 100 Hz with a sinusoidal waveform and mean induction of a few gauss, has been demonstrated by the authors in numerous previous studies of various hyperalgic pathologies, particularly of the locomotor apparatus. In the present(More)
OBJECTIVE Numerous studies have demonstrated the utility of extremely low frequencies (ELF) electromagnetic fields in clinical practice. Moreover, the effects of these fields seems to depend on their respective codes (frequency, intensity, waveform). In our study we want to value the effects of the TAMMEF (Therapeutic Application of a Musically Modulated(More)
It is known that in the course of osteoarthritis (OA), articular cartilage develops biochemical and structural changes. In the last years, serum and urinary markers of both the synthesis and destruction of cartilage have been dosed, above all in order to carry out an early diagnosis of OA. Among them, the urinary excretion of pyridinoline seems to correlate(More)
The transcutaneous pO2 (tcpO2) changes induced by the increase of temperature to 45 degrees C after electrode stabilization at 37 degrees C were continuously recorded. The mathematical analysis of the curve led us to identify three different parameters: the half-slope "b" time, the angular "mT" coefficient and the angular "mb" parameter, which are not(More)
PURPOSE To compare the known viscoelastic properties of soft tissues with singular published observations on the behaviour of corneal tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS The behaviour of the maxwellian element, typical viscoelastic biomechanical model, is compared with that of various previously studied soft tissues of animals. The same comparison can be made(More)
AIMS Numerous studies have demonstrated the utility of extremely low frequencies (ELF) electromagnetic fields in the treatment of pain. Moreover, the effects of these fields seems to depend on their respective codes (frequency, intensity, waveform). In our study we want to assess the effects of the TAMMEF (Therapeutic Application of a Musically Modulated(More)
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