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The research program of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) produces a wide range of economic analyses to improve the statistical programs of the U.S. Census Bureau. Many of these analyses take the form of CES research papers. The papers have not undergone the review accorded Census Bureau publications and no endorsement should be inferred. Any opinions(More)
Allogeneic umbilical cord blood (UCB) has therapeutic potential for cerebral palsy (CP). Concomitant administration of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) may boost the efficacy of UCB, as it has neurotrophic effects. The objectives of this study were to assess the safety and efficacy of allogeneic UCB potentiated with rhEPO in children with CP.(More)
Superficial peroneal neuropathy is a known complication of foot and ankle arthroscopy. A 27-year-old man developed pain and paresthesia on the medial side of the dorsum of his left foot after ankle arthroscopy. An electrodiagnostic study revealed conduction abnormality in the medial branch of superficial peroneal nerve, in which neuroma-in-continuity was(More)
OBJECTIVE To localize the site of motor points within human biceps brachii muscles through surface mapping using electrophysiological method. METHOD We recorded the compound muscle action potentials of each lattice of the biceps brachii in 40 healthy subjects. Standardized reference lines were made as the following: 1) a horizontal reference line (elbow(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine inter-rater reliability of the Korean version Gross Motor Function Measure (K-GMFM-88) and the Gross Motor Performance Measure (GMPM) based on the video clips. METHOD We considered a sample of 39 children (28 boys and 11 girls; the mean age=3.50±1.23 years) with cerebral palsy (CP). Two pediatric physical therapists assessed the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare quantitative muscle activation between erect and slouched sitting postures in the muscles around the scapula, and to investigate the correlation between the angle of thoracic kyphosis and the alteration of muscle activity depending on two different sitting postures. METHODS Ten healthy males participated in the study. Unilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prognostic value of cross-sectional areas (CSA) of paraspinal (multifidus and erector spinae) and psoas muscles on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in chronicity of low back pain. METHOD Thirty-eight subjects who visited our hospital for acute low back pain were enrolled. Review of their medical records and telephone(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and potential efficacy of "recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH)" on the functional recovery of completed stroke patients. METHOD Completed stroke patients were recruited. All participants were randomly assigned to the GH group (rhGH injection and rehabilitative therapy) or the control group (only rehabilitative(More)
AbstrAct University 2.0 is a collaborative way of constructing and sharing knowledge, based on epistemological and social technologies to amplify the effect of interaction and participation at higher education settings. In this case study, Web 2.0 social technologies were implemented to improve teaching and learning performances by integrating user-centered(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disabling condition characterized by the motor impairment, which is difficult to be ameliorated. In the brain of infants with CP, there are persistent pathomechanisms including accentuated neuroinflammation. Since erythropoietin was demonstrated to have neuroprotective effect via anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic(More)