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The purpose of this investigation was to describe and examine variations in maximal torque produced by knee extension, knee flexion, elbow extension, and elbow flexion through a range of joint motion. Subjects were young, healthy men (n = 16) and women (n = 15). Torque was measured isometrically and isokinetically using a modified Cybex apparatus. Isotonic(More)
BACKGROUND Chemoradiotherapy for treatment of advanced head and neck cancer (HNC) is used to achieve organ preservation without compromising survival. Because chemoradiotherapy usually impacts adversely on nutritional and functional status, feeding by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is often part of the management regimen for these patients, but(More)
Sports anemia has been referred to as an anemic or borderline anemic state in physically active individuals, particularly athletes. This paper is a review of literature on sports anemia, including whom it may affect and its effect on performance, and its diagnosis. In general, sports anemia has been found to be a self-limiting condition and usually does not(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in peak torque of the knee extensor muscles for a group of subjects. In each of three sessions, six maximal isokinetic contractions (trials) were elicited from 12 men and 4 women without isokinetic testing experience. No significant differences occurred over sessions and trials, but there was a significant(More)
This study examined the angular specificity and test mode specificity of strength training. Six males and six females (X = 22.6 years) were assigned to groups which trained either isometrically (90 degrees ) or isokinetically (30 degrees /second). They trained their left elbow extensors at 80% of their maximum voluntary contraction on a modified Cybex(R)(More)
Relationships among isokinetic, isometric and isotonic strength measurements in knee and elbow extension and flexion were examined in 16 young, healthy men. Isokinetic and isometric torque measurements were obtained from modified Cybex II apparatus. Isokinetic torque values were obtained at velocities of 36 degrees/sec, 108 degrees/sec, and 180 degrees/sec.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Single-session, prospective, repeated-measures design. OBJECTIVE To determine intratester reliability and criterion-related validity of the figure-of-eight method of measuring ankle edema. BACKGROUND The measurement of edema is often necessary when physical therapists assess patients with ankle injuries. The figure-of-eight method has been(More)
The purpose of this experimental study was to examine blood pressure changes of healthy subjects in response to position changes (from supine to level and head-down side lying) and percussion. Twenty male and 20 female volunteers with a mean age of 25.9 years were divided randomly into four groups so that each group consisted of 5 men and 5 women. After(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine changes in peak torque and to determine if an isokinetic measure of maximal knee extensor strength changed significantly in the presence or absence of submaximal isokinetic contractions. Twenty subjects were randomly divided into two groups. Group 1 performed three gradient submaximal isokinetic contractions prior to(More)
I N T R I N S I C factors are known to play an integral part in skeletal morphogenesis (Willis, 1936; Fell, 1956). In particular, it has recently been demonstrated that the humerus (Felts, 1959) and femur (Chalmers & Ray, 1962) of the mouse develop, grow, and in many ways preserve their distinctive form when transplanted to non-functional sites. However, it(More)