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A series of five experiments was conducted to investigate the temporal aspects of human memory consolidation of symbolic material through the administration of amphetamine. Subjects had to recall or recognise unrelated words from a previously presented list. The first experiments support the conjecture, based on animal studies, that amphetamine enhances(More)
Lumbar muscle degeneration is a common feature in non-specific low back pain (LBP). It is hypothesized that degenerated muscles might compromise spinal stability and lead to further injury/pain. However, little is known about lumbar muscle morphometry after resolution of LBP. Therefore, this study investigated the extent of lumbar muscle atrophy and fatty(More)
OBJECTIVES After cessation of a low-back pain (LBP) episode, alterations in trunk muscle behavior, despite recovery from pain, have been hypothesized to play a pathogenic role in the recurrence of LBP. This study aimed to identify the presence of lumbar muscle dysfunction during the remission of recurrent LBP, while performing a low-load trunk-extension(More)
OBJECTIVE Evidence suggests that the deep cervical flexors (DCFs) are important for the control of the cervical spine. The craniocervical flexion (CCF) test is a clinical test developed for patients with neck pain disorders based on the action of the DCFs. Because these muscles are deeply situated, it is difficult to reach the DCFs with surface(More)
People with a history of low back pain (LBP) are at high risk to encounter additional LBP episodes. During LBP remission, altered trunk muscle control has been suggested to negatively impact spinal health. As sudden LBP onset is commonly reported during trunk flexion, the aim of the current study is to investigate whether dynamic trunk muscle recruitment is(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of combined exercise training on metabolic control, physical fitness and quality of life in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. DESIGN A double-blind randomized controlled trial with patients receiving combined aerobic and strength or no training. SETTING University Hospital Ghent (Belgium). SUBJECTS Sixteen children(More)
STUDY DESIGN Mixed model analysis of muscle functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electromyography (EMG) changes in lumbar muscles during trunk extension exercise at varying intensities. OBJECTIVE To gain insight within the relationship between muscle functional MRI and activity of the lumbar back muscles, which is related to exercise intensity.(More)
Muscle functional magnetic resonance imaging (mfMRI) is an innovative technique that offers a noninvasive method to quantify changes in muscle physiology following the performance of exercise. The mfMRI technique is based on signal intensity changes due to increases in the relaxation time of tissue water. In contemporary practice, mfMRI has proven to be an(More)
In people with a history of low back pain (LBP), structural and functional alterations have been observed at several peripheral and central levels of the sensorimotor pathway. These existing alterations might interact with the way the sensorimotor system responds to pain. We examined this assumption by evaluating the lumbar motor responses to experimental(More)
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