Peter Spyropoulos

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The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the kinematic components of the walking gait of obese men to those of nonobese men. Self-paced walking trials of 12 obese volunteers, ranging in age from 30 to 47 years and in obesity from 70% to 99% above ideal body weight, were recorded via cinematography. The following findings were recorded: (1)(More)
The purpose of this investigation was two-fold: 1) to compare the metabolic cost (VO2), heart rate (HR), and self-selected speed of ambulation of trans-tibial amputees (TTAs) with those of non-amputee subjects; and 2) to determine whether a correlation exists between either stump length or prosthesis mass and the energy cost of ambulation at the(More)
Use of illicit stimulants such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and ecstasy is an increasing health problem. Chronic use can cause neurotoxicity in animals and humans but the long-term consequences are not well understood. The aim of the current study was to investigate the long-term effect of stimulant use on the morphology of the human substantia nigra. We(More)
A pure total dislocation of the talus from all its surrounding joints without a concomitant fracture is an extremely rare injury. Because of an inability to reduce this talus dislocation by closed methods, we performed an open reduction and stabilization with Steinmann pins. At 2-year follow-up, our patient had good functional and good roentgenographic(More)
Twenty unilateral trans-femoral amputees fitted with either the Contoured Adducted Trochanteric-Controlled Alignment Method (CAT-CAM) socket (n = 10) or the quadrilateral (QUAD) socket (n = 10), and a "non-amputee" control group (n = 10) participated in the study. Subjects meeting the following criteria were studied: healthy males between the ages of 18 and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to characterize cardiac remodeling in a large animal model of hypertension. METHODS 23 sheep were subjected to unilateral nephrectomy followed by clamping of the remaining renal artery to 60% ("one kidney-one clip", 1K1C) 3 weeks later. Blood pressure (BP) was monitored invasively over 73+/-28 days. Cardiac function was(More)
This is a report of seven patients suffering from osteoporosis, who sustained unstable burst fractures in the thoracolumbar spine associated with neurological impairment, without trauma. The manner of presentation, the neurological involvement, the radiological findings, as well as the surgical treatment with respect to functional and neurological recovery(More)
Four female patients with thalassemia intermedia developed secondary acetabular protrusion. These cases could be the first reported cases of nontraumatic acetabular protrusion in patients with thalassemia. The rarified pelvic bone may be due to medullary hyperplasia, iron overload, or disordered calcium metabolism in conjunction with osteomalacia. The fact(More)
As sound waves traverse tissue, interaction with reflecting or absorbing obstacles results in a transfer of momentum from the wave to the medium. This generates a local force in the direction of propagation. If this occurs in a fluid medium, sufficient pressure may be generated to cause flow--"streaming". Generally, it is difficult to demonstrate this(More)