Tara D Klassen

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A phase II, single-blinded, randomized clinical trial was conducted to determine the effects of combined task-specific and lower-extremity (LE) strength training to improve walking ability after stroke. SUBJECTS The participants were 80 adults who were ambulatory 4 months to 5 years after a unilateral stroke. METHOD The exercise(More)
BACKGROUND Task-specific training programs after stroke improve walking function, but it is not clear which biomechanical parameters of gait are most associated with improved walking speed. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify gait parameters associated with improved walking speed after a locomotor training program that included(More)
BACKGROUND Survival rates for cardiac arrest patients, both in and out of hospital, are poor. Results of a previous study suggest better outcomes for patients treated with vasopressin than for those given epinephrine, in the out-of-hospital setting. Our aim was to compare the effectiveness and safety of these drugs for the treatment of in-patient cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND As physical activity in people poststroke is low, devices that monitor and provide feedback of walking activity provide motivation to engage in exercise and may assist rehabilitation professionals in auditing walking activity. However, most feedback devices are not accurate at slow walking speeds. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the accuracy of(More)
OBJECTIVE It is important for older adults to be physically active, but many older adults walk slowly. This study examined the accuracy of a commercially available step-count device (Fitbit One) at slow speeds and compared the accuracy of the device when worn at the ankle and waist in older adults. METHODS The Fitbit One was placed at the ankle and waist(More)
Controversy exists surrounding the appropriate indications for intravenous pyelography (IVP) in assessing blunt renal injuries in children. Forty-one consecutive cases of suspected blunt renal injuries, who had an IVP performed between January 1988 and December 1990 at The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, were examined by a retrospective chart(More)
To correlate lung structure and function in an animal model of emphysema, 17 dog lungs were treated with intrabronchial instillation of papain (range of concentration 0.5-5%); the contralateral lungs served as controls. The lungs were inflated to the volume at a transpulmonary pressure (PL) of 25 cmH2O (V25), and static pressure-volume and maximal(More)
This report describes a specific radioimmunoprecipitation (RIP) assay for the detection of antibodies to recombinant DNA (rDNA) derived human gamma-interferon (rHuIFN-gamma). The assay was shown not to detect antibodies to rHuIFN-alpha, rHuIFN-beta, human lymphotoxin, or E. coli proteins and was reproducible with intraassay and interassay coefficients of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Task-specific and strength training have demonstrated efficacy as therapeutic interventions poststroke. The intent of this case study is to describe outcomes associated with a therapy program that combines task-specific and strength training in an individual post-stroke and to discuss some possible mechanisms and modulating factors(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Identifying practical ways to accurately measure exercise intensity and dose in clinical environments is essential to advancing stroke rehabilitation. This is especially relevant in monitoring walking activity during inpatient rehabilitation where recovery is greatest. This study evaluated the accuracy of a readily available(More)
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