Sabrina Lüthi

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of midsole hardness and running velocity on external impact forces in heel-toe running. Fourteen subjects were assessed with a force platform and high speed film while running at speeds of 3, 4, 5 and 6 m s-1. The result showed that running velocity does influence external impact force peaks (linear(More)
Rab GTPases regulate membrane traffic between the cellular compartments of eukaryotic cells. Rab3 is associated with secretory vesicles of neuronal and endocrine cells and controls the Ca(2+)-triggered release of neurotransmitters and hormones. To clarify the mode of action of Rab3 we generated mutants of the GTPase that do not interact efficiently with its(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Horses housed in conventional stable environments are exposed to high dust loads. Long-term exposure to inhaled dust may lead to subclinical airway disease. HYPOTHESES Airway inflammation and mucus accumulation are 1) common in asymptomatic well-performing sport horses, 2) increased in older compared to younger individuals and(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the accuracy with which pulmonary function indices derived from the volumetric capnogram can diagnose different degrees of recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) in 63 warmblood horses. The sensitivity, specificity, the area under the receiver operating curve (AUC), optimal cut-off values and predictive values of the(More)
Tidal breathing flow-volume loop (TBFVL) indices in healthy horses and in horses suffering from mild and moderate to severe recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) were measured. In addition, the ability of these indices to differentiate healthy controls from horses with mild RAO by separating the horses according to their usage was investigated. The horses were(More)
The pulmonary health of 66 horses was assessed by a clinical examination and simple supplementary diagnostic methods. Single breath diagrams for CO(2) (SBD-CO(2)) and derived lung function indices were used to determine pulmonary function. The clinical signs in different groups were related to the results of the lung function indices derived from the(More)
Although pulmonary function tests have been used to evaluate horses with clinically normal lungs and those with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), comprehensive studies of equine respiratory function, considering factors such as sex, age and usage are not available. Studies on the influence of these factors on pulmonary function in healthy horses are(More)
The effect of three different types of support inlays for sports shoes was investigated in the basis of measurements made on 37 athletes who use such shoes in their daily training. The date were obtained from force measurements (repulsion force on the ground) and with the aid of films. The investigation showed that there was no difference in the average(More)
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