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Rehabilitation after myocardial infarction. A controlled study
K Bengtsson
The effects of a rehabilitation programme one year after myocardial infarction (MI) were investigated in 171 patients under 65 years of age. These patients were allocated at random to rehabilitation and control groups before discharge from hospital. The groups were comparable with regard to age, sex and clinical data. The programme included physical exercise, counselling of patients and relatives, ...
Pages: 1-9
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Effects of comprehensive rehabilitation on weight reduction in myocardial infarction patients
R L Karvetti, L R Knuts
The effect of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme, including diet therapy, was studied in overweight male myocardial infarction (MI) patients randomly assigned to a rehabilitation group (n = 69) and a control group (n = 64). The results show a mean weight decrease of 3.8 kg in the rehabilitation group and a mean weight increase of 1.1 kg in the control group (t = -5.78, p less than 0.001). Th ...
Pages: 11-16
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Regional muscle tension and pain ("fibrositis"). Effect of massage on myoglobin in plasma
B Danneskiold-Samsøe, E Christiansen, B Lund, R B Andersen
In thirteen patients, all women, with regional muscle tension and pain ("fibrositis") plasma myoglobin concentration was measured before and after massage. A significant increase was observed in the plasma myoglobin concentration reaching a maximum three hours after the start of massage treatment (median 133 micrograms/l). A positive correlation was found between the degree of muscle tension and t ...
Pages: 17-20
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Reduced blood flow in fibromyotic muscles during ultrasound therapy
P Klemp, B Staberg, J Korsgård, H V Nielsen, P Crone
The muscle blood flow (MBF) in m. trapezius was studied in 7 subjects with fibromyotic pain syndrome before and during treatment with ultrasound (1 Watt/cm2) and during placebo treatment, using the local 133Xe-washout technique. MBF in the fibromyotic muscles was significantly reduced during ultrasound treatment (p less than 0.05) compared to the blood flow before the treatment and during placebo ...
Pages: 21-23
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Strengthening of human quadriceps muscles by cutaneous electrical stimulation
McMiken DF, Todd-Smith M, Thompson C
The effectiveness of cutaneous electrical stimulation as a muscle-strengthening technique was evaluated by comparison with an isometric regime. Sixteen normal healthy subjects were randomly assigned to either an electrical group or an isometric group. A pretest was given of maximum voluntary force in the quadriceps (extensor) muscles, measured with a cable tensiometer. Subjects then trained (isome ...
Pages: 25-28
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Progressive resistance exercise training of the hypotrophic quadriceps muscle in man. The effects on morphology, size and function as well as the influence of duration of effort
T Ingemann-Hansen, J Halkjaer-Kristensen
The effect of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme, including diet therapy, was studied in overweight male myocardial infarction (MI) patients randomly assigned to a rehabilitation group (n = 69) and a control group (n = 64). The results show a mean weight decrease of 3.8 kg in the rehabilitation group and a mean weight increase of 1.1 kg in the control group (t = -5.78, p less than 0.001). Th ...
Pages: 29-35
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The etiology and conservative treatment of humeral epicondylitis
P Kivi
The etiology of humeral epicondylitis and three different conservative methods of treatment were prospectively studied during two years in patients visiting a large occupational health center. Eighty-eight workers, 50 male and 38 female, out of 7600 suffered from humeral epicondylitis. The annual incidence was 59 per 10 000 workers. The mean age was 43 years. The main cause (61.4%) of tennis elbow ...
Pages: 37-41
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Growth hormone and periarticular new bone formation--a causal relationship? A preliminary communication
L Sazbon, J Sack, T Najenson, B Lunenfeld
In an attempt to examine the relationship between growth hormone (GH) and periarticular new bone formation (PNBF), we studied eight patients with brain lesions of different origins who were in a prolonged comatose state for 164 to 1320 days. Five of them developed PNBF. The latter reacted to both the specific L-Dopa test and to the non-specific TRH test with an increase in GH serum concentration. ...
Pages: 43-46
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