Tommy Löfstedt

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OBJECTIVES To compare mechanical activity (deformation and deformation rate) of the dorsal neck muscles between individuals with longstanding symptoms after anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) surgery and healthy controls. DESIGN Preliminary cross-sectional study. SETTING Neurosurgery clinic. PARTICIPANTS Ten individuals {mean age 60(More)
There is currently a lack of information regarding neck muscle activity during specific exercises. The purpose of the present study was to investigate deformation and deformation rate in different layers of dorsal and ventral neck muscles during isometric neck muscle contraction in individuals after anterior cervical decompression and fusion and in healthy(More)
BACKGROUND A widespread and fundamental assumption in the health sciences is that muscle functions are related to a wide variety of conditions, for example pain, ischemic and neurological disorder, exercise and injury. It is therefore highly desirable to study musculoskeletal contributions in clinical applications such as the treatment of muscle injuries,(More)
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in the regulation of diverse physiological processes in plants, including various biotic and abiotic stress responses. Thus, oxidative stress tolerance mechanisms in plants are complex, and diverse responses at multiple levels need to be characterized in order to understand them. Here we present system responses to(More)
The use of machine-learning in neuroimaging offers new perspectives in early diagnosis and prognosis of brain diseases. Although such multivariate methods can capture complex relationships in the data, traditional approaches provide irregular (l2 penalty) or scattered (l1 penalty) predictive pattern with a very limited relevance. A penalty like Total(More)
OnPLS is an extension of O2PLS that decomposes a set of matrices, in either multiblock or path model analysis, such that each matrix consists of two parts: a globally joint part containing variation shared with all other connected matrices, and a part that contains locally joint and unique variation, i.e. variation that is shared with some, but not all,(More)
High-dimensional regression or classification models are increasingly used to analyze biological data such as neuroimaging of genetic data sets. However, classical penalized algorithms produce dense solutions that are difficult to interpret without arbitrary thresholding. Alternatives based on sparsity-inducing penalties suffer from coefficient instability.(More)
BACKGROUND Muscle functions are generally assumed to affect a wide variety of conditions and activities, including pain, ischemic and neurological disorders, exercise and injury. It is therefore very desirable to obtain more information on musculoskeletal contributions to and activity during clinical processes such as the treatment of muscle injuries,(More)
PURPOSE The linear least squares (LLS) estimator provides a fast approach to parameter estimation in the linearized two-compartment exchange model. However, the LLS method may introduce a bias through correlated noise in the system matrix of the model. The purpose of this work is to present a new estimator for the linearized two-compartment exchange model(More)
Regeneration of adrenergic nerves was studied sequentially in segments of the supradiaphragmatic inferior vena cava transplanted from one rat into the abdominal aorta of another of the same inbred strain. Nontransplanted vein segments were examined as controls. The adrenergic nerves were demonstrated by using the glyoxylic acid-induced fluorescence method(More)