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OBJECTIVE To summarise the long term efficacy of anti-obesity drugs in reducing weight and improving health status. DESIGN Updated meta-analysis of randomised trials. DATA SOURCES Medline, Embase, the Cochrane controlled trials register, the Current Science meta-register of controlled trials, and reference lists of identified articles. All data sources(More)
Tests of vision, vestibular function, peripheral sensation, strength, reaction time, balance and gait were administered to 183 community-dwelling women aged 22-99 years. Walking speed, stride length and cadence declined with age with corresponding increases in stance duration and percentage of the stride in the stance phase. Visual acuity and contrast(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the inclusion of deep breathing exercises in physiotherapy-directed early mobilisation confers any additional benefit in reducing postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) when patients are treated once daily after elective open upper abdominal surgery. This study also compared postoperative outcomes following early and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the frequency and force of chest vibration as applied by 18 physiotherapists working in a teaching hospital. METHOD CHEST VIBRATION WAS APPLIED TO A HEALTHY ADULT MALE LYING SUPINE ON A PLINTH WITH SEVEN MOUNTED SENSORS MEASURING FREQUENCY AND FORCE, DURING THREE TEST CONDITIONS: (1) directly on the chest, (2) on the chest through a(More)
The article deals with the materials of International Symposium on Industrial Medicine, which was held in November '93 in Seul (South Korea). Participated by scientists from Finland, China, Hong Kong, Russia, WHO, the Symposium was devoted to 30th Anniversary of Korean Industrial Hygienic Association. The main items discussed were importance of occupational(More)
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