Maurizio Maini

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of active limb mobilization (ALM) with or without electrical stimulation (ES) on muscle strength, respiratory rate (RR), heart rate, oxygen saturation, and time needed to transfer from bed to chair in two groups of patients with COPD. DESIGN Randomized, controlled study. SETTING Respiratory high-dependency care(More)
We studied a group of 12 subjects with chronic posttraumatic scapulo-humeral instability who underwent arthroscopic coracoid transposition using Latarjet's technique. All patients were followed-up after the operation for a mean of 1.7 years (minimum 1 year, maximum 3 years). The follow-ups consisted of a clinico-functional evaluation with a apprehension(More)
UNLABELLED The present Italian health planning demands the use of tools, care and treatments useful for the National Health Service, but with empirical effectiveness scientifically sustained. Aim of the present paper is to verify the validity, the reliability and the responsiveness of the factor "Perception of positive change" (named Schedule C) in(More)
The aim of this study was to analyse the evolution of motor performance in a group of patients who underwent surgical knee replacement. We also assessed patient satisfaction at 3 and 9 months after the operation. Sixty-two patients (40 women, 22 men, mean age 72.4 years) underwent isokinetic evaluation associated with surface EMG. All the patients had(More)
The rehabilitation of the amputated patient is based on a coordinated sequence of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic procedures carried out by an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team, that works globally on all patient problems. The objectives of the different phases of the rehabilitation treatment were reviewed. Due to their relevance in conditioning(More)
188 patients with high-turnover type post-menopausal osteoporosis were treated for 18 months with 4 different treatment regimens of S-calcitonin nasal spray. For a total of 18 months group 1 was given 100 IU/day, continuously; group 2, 100 IU/day daily for 30 days every other month ("ciclically"); group 3, 200 IU/day continuously, and group 4, 200 IU/day,(More)