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BOOK REVIEW
Bookreviews
Pages: 182-182
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Mesh-glove. 1. A method for whole-hand electrical stimulation in upper motor neuron dysfunction
Dimitrijević MM
A newly devised method for electrical stimulation via a wired mesh-glove is described. The stimulation paradigm is novel in that a whole hand is the target of stimulation. Specific standardized stimulation modalities are reviewed. The protocol for mesh-glove stimulation for patients with and without volitional movements, but increased muscle tone is outlined. A sequenced program based on restorati ...
Pages: 183-186
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Mesh-glove. 2. Modulation of residual upper limb motor control after stroke with whole-hand electric stimulation.
Dimitrijević MM, Soroker N.
The effects of whole-hand electrical stimulation via a wired mesh-glove upon the residual motor control of the upper extremity are described. Clinical observations were made in 2 patients with nonfunctional upper limbs, 4 and 2 years after stroke, who had been enrolled in the home mesh-glove program for 6 and 4 months, respectively. The stimulation paradigm is novel and the target of stimulation i ...
Pages: 187-190
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Efficacy of botulinum toxin for cervical dystonia. A comparison of methods for evaluation
Odergren T, Tollbäck A, Borg J.
Twenty patients with cervical dystonia were treated during one year with repeated intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin. The outcome was evaluated comparing subjective global rating with relative changes in degree of pain on the Visual analogue scale (VAS), degree of dysfunction due to dystonia, and quality of life according to the Nottingham health profile (NHP). Objective measurement of dy ...
Pages: 191-195
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BOOK REVIEW
Bookreviews
Pages: 196-196
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Early modifications of biochemical markers of bone metabolism in spinal cord injury patients. A preliminary study
Uebelhart D, Hartmann D, Vuagnat H, Castanier M, Hachen HJ, Chantraine A.
Spinal cord injury is associated with the development of a rapid and severe osteoporosis which might reflect uncoupling between bone formation and resorption. A prospective study was made in 6 spinal cord injury patients followed up to 2-3 months after onset with various markers of a) bone formation: osteocalcin and C-terminal peptide of type I procollagen, b) bone resorption: pyridinolines and C- ...
Pages: 197-202
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Measurement of pain among electricians with neck dysfunction
Sandmark H, Nisell R.
The aim of the study was to develop a pain measurement instrument in Swedish intended for use in epidemiological surveys, and to report the pain assessments of individuals in a working population. The focus was on somato-sensory description in relation to work performance. The material comprised 22 randomly selected electricians attending health checkups, and reporting neck pain during the past we ...
Pages: 203-209
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Non-dynamometric trunk performance tests: reliability and normative data
Alaranta H, Hurri H, Heliövaara M, Soukka A, Harju R.
A sample of 508 male and female white-collar and blue-collar employees aged 35 to 54 years was evaluated clinically to determine the reliability of repetitive sit-ups, repetitive arch-ups, repetitive squatting, and static back endurance tests, to determine the normal values of these tests and to detect determinants for trunk muscle performance. All of the given tests had fairly good or even excell ...
Pages: 211-215
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The gait of unilateral transfemoral amputees
Boonstra AM Schrama J, Fidler V, Eisma WH.
The aim of this study was to describe the gait of persons with a unilateral transfemoral amputation by means of a questionnaire, gait analysis and measurement of energy expenditure, and to find correlations among the variables studied. The study included 29 transfemoral amputees amputated for other reasons than a chronic vascular disease. The patients were assessed using the following methods: 1) ...
Pages: 217-223
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