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This study investigated the strength and size ratios between reciprocal muscle groups in the thigh and lower leg of soccer players. In 11 male collegiate soccer players and 21 male non-soccer players, the joint torques developed during isometric maximal voluntary contractions of the knee extensors (TQ(KE)) and flexors (TQ(KF)), plantar flexors (TQ(PF)) and(More)
The present study investigated whether the muscle size balance affects the muscle strength balance between reciprocal muscle groups in the thigh and lower leg. 18 young men volunteered as subjects. The joint torques developed during isometric maximal voluntary knee extension and flexion, plantar flexion and dorsiflexion were measured using a dynamometer.(More)
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was scheduled for a 61-yr-old woman with major depression who had been taking a beta-blocker for hypertension. She underwent the first ECT under thiamylal anesthesia uneventfully. The second ECT was performed under propofol anesthesia on the next day. Immediately after ECT, the heart rate dropped from 56 to 19 beats.min-1,(More)
Intra-aortic balloon occlusion (IABO) of the descending aorta is beneficial to rescue patients in shock following traumatic intra-abdominal hemorrhage. The authors experienced four such patients who had received IABO of the descending thoracic aorta to maintain hemodynamics prior to operation. After hemostasis, the balloon was deflated gradually. Releasing(More)
This study compared strength and size of reciprocal muscle groups in the lower leg between sexes. 20 young men and 14 young women volunteered as subjects. Joint torques developed during isometric maximal voluntary plantar flexion (TQPF) and dorsiflexion (TQDF) were measured using a dynamometer. Muscle volumes of plantar flexors (MVPF) and dorsiflexors(More)
The hemodynamic response to the insertion of the laryngeal mask airway (LM) following induction with propofol 2 mg.kg-1 was assessed and compared in normotensive (Normal), hypertensive (HT) and chronic renal failure (CRF) patients (n = 23 in each group). Before induction, in HT and CRF groups blood pressure and rate pressure products (RPP) were higher than(More)