Melvin Meister

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Two double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled feasibility trials of minocycline in ALS were conducted. In Trial 1, 19 subjects received 200 mg/day or placebo for 6 months; there were no significant differences in adverse events (AE). In Trial 2, 23 subjects received up to 400 mg/day in an 8-month crossover trial. The mean tolerated dose was 387 mg/day,(More)
Early results of a continuing study of the electrical activity of muscles after transfer, with an integrated system of electromyographic and video tape recording, recorded motions of the simple voluntary type, mostly with isometric contractions. A triceps-to-biceps transfer showed activity in the new motion one day after operation. A partial transfer of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the electromyographic profile--including ON, OFF, and peak timing locations--of the lateral gastrocnemius muscle over a wide range of walking speeds (0.5-2.1 m/sec) in healthy young adults. DESIGN We studied gastrocnemius muscle-firing patterns using an electromyographic surface electrode in 15 healthy subjects ambulating on a treadmill(More)
BACKGROUND Uncontrolled proliferation is a hallmark of malignant tumour growth. Its prognostic role in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been investigated in numerous studies with controversial results. We aimed to resolve these controversies by assessing the Ki-67 proliferation index (PI) in three large, independent NSCLC cohorts. METHODS(More)
Spasticity in stroke patients interferes with coordinated muscle firing patterns of the lower extremity leading to gait abnormalities. The goal of this study was to improve ankle function during walking by augmenting treadmill gait retraining with a visual EMG biofeedback technique. Eight stroke patients who could ambulate between 0.5 and 0.9 m/s(More)
PURPOSE Molecular features of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in never-smokers are not well recognized. We assessed the expression of genes potentially related to lung cancer etiology in smoking vs. never-smoking NSCLC patients. METHODS We assayed frozen tumor samples from surgically resected 31 never-smoking and 54 clinically pair-matched smoking(More)
In this study, we investigated the behavior of active motor units identified via analysis of electro myographic (EMG) signals recorded from the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscle using a quadrifilar needle electrode. Data was collected from control subjects and patients with both upper (UMN) and lower (LMN) motor neuron dominant forms of amyotrophic(More)
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