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OBJECTIVE To assess foot pain and its correlation with walking ability in diabetic patients. SUBJECTS Two groups of type 2 diabetic patients (30 with symptomatic neuropathy and 30 without symptomatic neuropathy) and 30 healthy volunteers were studied. METHODS Pain was assessed by the pain sub-scale of the Foot Function Index. Internal consistency for(More)
Plantar pressures measurement is a frequently used method in rehabilitation and related research. Metric characteristics of the F-Scan system have been assessed from different standpoints and in different patients, but not its reliability in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Therefore, our objective was to assess reliability of the F-Scan plantar pressure(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness of functional foot orthoses and unshaped (flat) orthotic material on plantar pressure redistribution, forefoot pain reduction and walking ability in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Forty patients with RA were randomised to receive unshaped material (UM) (n = 20) or functional foot orthoses (n = 20). Plantar(More)
In this paper we describe a motorized device and corresponding adaptive control strategy for dynamic balance training during overground walking. The device provides adjustable level of supporting forces at the pelvis whereas adaptive control strategy periodically adjusts the training difficulty by adjusting gait velocity with respect to selected performance(More)
Fenfluramine was administered to 14 outpatient children with the syndrome of autism to determine whether previously produced decreases in blood serotonin concentrations and clinical improvements could be reinstituted. A double-blind medication-placebo crossover design was used. Each patient received fenfluramine 1.5 mg/kg daily (0.75 mg/kg twice daily) for(More)
Critical illness polyneuropathy and myopathy (CIPNM) frequently develops in patients hospitalized in intensive care units. The number of patients with CIPNM admitted to inpatient rehabilitation is increasing. The aim of this study was to comprehensively evaluate the outcome of their rehabilitation. Twenty-seven patients with CIPNM were included in the(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy resulting in severe impairments of many body structures and functions with consequent limitations of activities and participation. The aim of our study was to evaluate rehabilitation outcome in these patients. Forty-five (20 women, 25 men) with GBS patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND Neuromuscular electric stimulation is widely used for muscle strengthening in clinical practice and for preventative purposes. However, there are few reports on the effects of electric stimulation on the immune response of the organism, and even those mainly describe the changes observed immediately after the electrotherapeutic procedures. The(More)
A programme for controlled automated histomorphometric evaluation of bone biopsies, connected with authors' results with semiautomated program, introduces new technology as well as new principle. It is based on a digitalization of microscopic picture in videocamera followed by controlled automated computerized processing of the picture. A further(More)
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