The 1st World Congress of the 
International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM I)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 7-13, 2001


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The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) finds its origins in the merger, effectuated in November 1999, of the International Rehabilitation Medicine Association (IRMA) and the International Federation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IFPMR). Now the ISPRM is the one organization of specialists in rehabilitation medicine as well as their national societies all over the world.

Although actually the twenty-second one in the row of world congresses on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine organized formerly by the IRMA as well as the International Federation, the congress that has been held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from July 7 till July 13, 2001, was the First World Congress of the new Society and also the First World Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine to be held in the 21st century, in the new millennium.

It has challenged the organizers of the congress to offer a scientific program of high standard that encompasses all aspects of rehabilitation medicine practice and science nowadays.

Monduzzi Editore International Proceedings Division has assembled a part of the nearly 800 scientific contributions, oral papers as well as poster presentations, in this book.

I hope that it will give participants of the congress the opportunity to read again some of the presentations that they attended and to take note of some of the presentations they were not able to attend. It will give also those who did not have the opportunity to attend the congress the opportunity to get an impression of the scientific program that has been offered.

William J. Peek, M.D.
Chairman Organizing Committee 1st ISPRM World Congress




Part One



Diagnostics and Assessment

Application of Gait Laboratory in Modern Rehabilitation Setting
S.F.T. Tang

Nerve Conduction Studies in Rehabilitation Medicine
J. Kimura

Frequency of Stage II Transport during Chewing and Swallowing
E. Saitoh, S. Takeda, M. Baba, W. Fujii, K. Matsuo and J.B. Palmer

Safety of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Frontal Region: Effects on Electroencephalograms and Cognitive Performance
Toshiaki Furukawa, Shin-Ichi Izumi, Akira Ishida and Keiichi Murakami

Motion Analysis

Knee Isokinetic Evaluation in Chilean Sedentary Population
G.I. Correa and J.M. Finkelstein

Posturographyc Changes in 23 Patients Treated with Hip Arthroplasty
R. Belmonte, J.M. Muniesa, E. Marco, E. Duarte, M. Tejero, F. Escalada and C. Mestre

Balance Control Strategies of Older Adults During a Functional Lifting Task
K.A. McKean, E.M. Earl, D. Williams, A. Milne and W.D. Stanish

Experimental Analysis of Characteristics of Reaction Forces in the C.V.D. Patient
T. Habata, S. Obuchi, Y. Shiba, H. Goto and S. Kakurai

Development of 4-Dimensional Whole Body Musculoskeletal Model "Digital Dummy"
Y. Otake, N. Suzuki, A. Hattori, Y. Yamamoto, S.S. Eun and S. Miyano

Comparison of Temporal Aspects of Overground and Treadmill Walkings
K. Ohtsuka, E. Saitoh, T. Teranishi, Y. Suzuki, J. Ukai, M. Watanabe, M. Okada and Y. Kanada

Gait Analysis Using an Ultrasound-Based 3-D System
T.U. Schreiber, F. Gerstmann, C. Winkelmann and U.C. Smolenski

Exercise Physiology

Six Minute Walking Test in Early Post Chirurgical Cardiac Rehabilitation: Safety and Tolerability
E. Michelis, E. Capurro, P. Clavario, R. Capra, F. Copello, D. Silvestri, A. Camerini, S. Ferrari, C. Barbara, M.L. Biorci, P. Calisi and R. Griffo

Physiological Cost Index (PCI). Usefulness of a Heart Rate Based Measure for Assessment of Energy Cost of Walking in SCI and CP
M. IJzerman and A. Nene

Neuropsychological Assessment

Standardised Computer Tests for Assessment of the Children Hand Dexterity
W. Stryła, M. Kamieniarz, G. Kamieniarz, P. Haglauer and P. Kowalska

Unilateral Spatial Neglect in Patients with Cerebral Hemorrhage
S. Maeshima, A. Ueyoshi, T. Matsumoto, S. Boh-oka, M. Yoshida, T. Itakura, N. Komai and N. Dohi


The Behaviour of the Stretch Reflex After Repetitive TMS of the Motor Cortex and Motor Point Stimulation Paired with TMS
T. Tsuji and J.C. Rothwell

Recording of Surface EMG Patterns of PVM Activity in LBP Patients in Physiatric Practise
T. Schnurrer-Luke-Vrbanić

Functional Assessment

Functional Evaluation of Stroke Patients 
N. Chino

Medical Prognosis of Work Ability in Ex-prisoners of War (POWs) in Croatia
L. Krapac

Can Functional Reach Test Reflect the Ability of Dynamic Balance Control in All Direction?
T. Shiomi, H. Kuriki, K. Okawa, S. Hiroshima, A. Saito and H. Maruyama

Efficiency of Early Rehabilitation After Surgical Repair of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms
B. Marsenic Saciri and N. Kos

Abductor Hip Muscles as Factor of Functional Outcome in War Wounded Below- Knee Amputees
S. Jandric and S. Eremic

Functional Health Status in Low Back Pain Patients
T.U. Schreiber, A. Petrovitch, A. Grimme, T. Will, C. Uhlemann and U.C. Smolenski

Functional Prognosis

Physical Capacity and ADL in Wheelchair Users
W.J. Janssen and A.J. Dallmeijer

The Functional Outcome of Stroke Rehabilitation in Patients with Pontine Hemorrhage
I. Sayama, E. Yokoyama and T. Chida

Admission Factors Associated with Discharge Home in Geriatric Stroke Rehabilitation
R.E. Lalu

Predictability and Quality of Inpatient Rehabilitation of Breast Cancer Patients - A German Prospective Multicenter Trial
A.S. Lübbe, J. Barth, D. Berger, N. Krischke, S. Forkel, S. Seger and O. Klein

Prognostication of Walking Function in Acute Stroke Patients
M. Mizuno, E. Saitoh, T. Teranishi, Y. Kobayashi, E. Iwata and Y. Kanada


Strengthening Method of Skeletal Muscles by Electric Stimulations
S. Matsuo, T. Yanagi T. Maeda, K. Iwasa, H. Nishimura, N. Shiba, A. Maeda and Y. Tagawa

The Relationship Between P300 and Cognitive Function in Stroke Patients
S-W. Park, S.J. Jang and B.S. Kim

Passive Repetitive Stretch for One Hour Induced Myogenin mRNA in the Rat Skeletal Muscle
S. Ikeda, A. Yoshida, S. Matayoshi and N. Tanaka

The Correlatýon Between Benýgn Joýnt Hypermobýlýty Syndrome and Fýbromyalgýa Syndrome
H. Sarı, Ü. Akarırmak and F. Kılınç


Part Two



Disorders of the Upper Limb - State of the Art

Upper Limb Amputation Rehabilitation
A. Esquenazi

Rehabilitation Medicine Approach of Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 1 (Upper Extremity)
J.H.B. Geertzen and P.U. Dijkstra

Rehabilitation Medicine Approach of Peripheral Nerve Lesion of the Arm
C. Kiekens

Rehabilitation of the Rheumatoid Hand
J.K. Stanley

Amputee Rehabilitation

Health related Quality of Life in People with Lower Extremity Amputation
Yoshiko Tobimatsu, Tsutomu Iwaya, Toru Tamura, Masatoshi Koike, Susumu Okamoto, Koji Takahashi, Nobuya Yamazaki, Tomoki Mita and Kazuhiko Sasaki

Lower Extremity Amputation and Prosthetic Care in "Smalltown"
J. Jimenez


New Adjustable Suction Socket for Above-Knee Amputation
Y. Takakura, K. Akasaka, Y. Takahashi, E. Kikuchi, T. Suyama, K. Takahashi, H. Shibuta, S. Kusano, M. Yamada, K. Takahashi and Y. Ishikura


Development of Gait Assist Device for Foot-Drop Patients
A. Kamono, Y. Kotaka and Y. Tomita

Clear and Easy KAFO Selection in Neuromuscular Disorders of the Lower Extremities
E.E. Kunst and N.G.A. van Leerdam

The Effect of a Power-Assisted Modified Medial Single Hip Joint for Paraplegic Gait
K. Onogi, E. Saitoh, T. Teranishi and A. Tsuzuki

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
M.A. Chamberlain


Profile of University of the Philippines (UP) Manila Employees at Risk for Osteoporosis
J.A.P. Mojica and M.J.M. Alviar

How Gender and Age Influence Osteoporosis and Proximal Femoral Fracture?
K. Akasaka, Y. Takakura, T. Suyama, K. Takahashi, H. Shibuta, M. Ishikawa, A. Inagi, M. Kikuchi and K. Takeda

The Effect of Facet Joint Injection in Osteoporotic Spinal Compression Fractures
H.S. Kim, S.D. Yoo, K.H. Ahn and J.H. Hong

The Changes of Bone Mineral Density, Biochemical Bone Markers, and Lipid Profiles According to Duration of Menopause and HRT
G.C. Kim, H.J. Jeong, K.H. Roh and H.C. Chung

Bone Mineral Density in Greek Paraplegic Men After Prolonged Immobilization: Measurements at Forearm and Hip
M.K. Vlychou, P.J. Papadaki, G.M. Zavras, C.S. Baltas, A. Balanika, K. Vassiou, N. Kelekis, K. Malizos and J. Fezoulidis

The Clinical Effect of Backsack Therapy on Osteoporosis
A. Ueyoshi, M. Yoshida, S. Maeshima and T. Matumoto


Pulsed Electromagnetic Field and Low-Energy Laser in the Treatment of Acute Knee Osteoarthritis
V. Petronijevic, M. Lazovic, M. Kocic and B. Djokic

Studying the Effects from the Application of Ultraphonophoresis with "Kaminol" and "Velinol" Independently Applied to Patients with Degenerative Diseases of Spinal Cord and Gonarthrosis
I. Stanoev and D. Staribratova

Effects of Pulse Sonication on Functional Status of Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
Mao-Hsiung Huang, Tien-Wen Chen, Ming-Cheng Weng, Yu-Lin Wang


Range of Motion/ Motion Patterns in WAD Patients
T.U. Schreiber and U.C. Smolenski

Vertebroplasty as a Pain Control Option for Patients with Metastatic Spinal Bone Lesions: A Case Report
B. Young and Y. Guo

Low Back Pain

Rehabilitation of Degenerative / Mechanical Low Back Pain
A. Frank

Recurrent Low-back Pain in the Young: Significance of Early Disc Degeneration
J. Salminen

Back School Versus Shiatsu Massage Reflex Therapy: A Blind, Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial
G. Mandalà, R. Bordonaro, A. Digangi, V. Marino and S. Negrini

Low Back Pain in Staff at a Hospital for Institutionalized Children and Persons with Mental and Physical Handicaps
T. Okuno, Y. Sakata and K. Towatari


The Polarized Infra-red Irradiation Therapy to the Stellate Ganglion and Acupuncture Points
I. Watanabe, Y. Mano and G. Jiang

The Use of a Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field During the Treatment of Cervical Spinalgia
S. Gammoh

The Use of Fluvoxamine for the Management of Central Pain in Poststroke Patients
M. Shimodozono, K. Kawahira, T. Kamishita and N. Tanaka

Pressure Algometry in Chronic Low Back Patients
T.U. Schreiber, A. Grimme, J. Siwik and U.C. Smolenski

Complaints and Diseases of Musculoskeletal System in Professional Musicians
L. Krapac, F. Škreb, A. Delija and B. Rožman

The Use of Intra-Articular Guanethidine Injections for the Treatment of Chronic Knee Pain
G. Vissarakis and J. Cowan

The Use of Intravenous Guanethidine Blocks for the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I
G. Vissarakis, J. Gawronski and J. Cowan


Evaluation of the Relative Risk of Burn with Hot Pack and Infrared by Thermography
Jong Moon Kim

Congenital Atraumatic Instability of the Shoulder
A. Wicker

The Short Form 36 (SF-36) Health Survey Questionnaire Among Patients with Hip Diseases
E. Marco, R. Belmonte, J.M. Muniesa, A. Ruíz, C. Mestre and F. Escalada

Winged Scapula Caused by Rhomboideus Muscle Rupture
S.G. Lee, J.H. Kim, J.C. Jung, J.S. Wee, I.S. Choi, S.Y. Lee, J.Y. Han, S.R. Ju, E.S. Moon and S.M. Rowe

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Dysfunction During Rehabilitation Therapy: Incidence and Countermeasures
H. Muramatsu, T. Shimura and A. Teramoto

Benefits of Percutaneous Endoscopic Button Gastrostomy During Neurological Rehabilitation
H. Muramatsu, T. Shimura, N. Sanno, A. Teramoto and Y. Node

Incidence of Cerebral Thromboembolism and Characteristics of Patients with Paroxysmal and Persistent or Permanent Atrial Fibrillation
H. Muramatsu

Lupus Transverse Myelitis: A Case Report
M. Nallgowda, U. Singh, S.L. Yadav and S. Wadhwa

Cervical Spondylosis and Myelopathy in Cervical Dystonia  
A Suputtitada


Part Three



State of the Art

State of the Art: Management of Spinal Cord Injuries. Now and in the Future
W.S. El Masri

The Concept and Clinical Value of Treadmill Therapy
J. Duysens, H. van de Crommert, D. van Kuppevelt, B. Nienhuis, H. Rijken, K. Postema and Th. Mulder


Functional Assessment of Stroke Patients Using FIM in Japan
E. Saitoh, S. Sonoda, K. Onogi, M. Suzuki and Y. Kanada

Relationship Between Position Sense and SEP in Hemiplegia
M. Iwata, I. Kondo, Y. Sato, K. Hosokawa, M. Soma and T. Miura

Impaired Motor Skills in Unaffected Lower Limb of Hemiplegic Patients; Studies Using a Computerized Leg Exercise Assisting Machine (C-LEAM)
K. Kawahira, S. Matsumoto, M. Shimodouzono and N. Tanaka

A Multicenter Study of Treatment Patterns in the Management of Spasticity: Opportunities for Improving Interventions
A. Esquenazi and C. Kozma

Japanese Traditional House and Vascular Hemiplegics
M. Miyano, M. Uematsu, S.S. Eun and K. Yonemoto

Trial of a Twenty-four Hour Pain Profile in Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain
Y. Noda, T. Shibue, N. Iwata, Y. Ukaji, K. Uchida, Y. Goto, M. Sugita and N. Kumagaya

Prediction of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in Hemiplegia by Evaluation of Hand Edema
M. Iwata, I. Kondo, Y. Sato, K. Hosokawa, M. Soma and T. Miura

Electromechanical Gait Trainer for Restoration of Gait After Stroke
S. Hesse, C. Werner, S. v. Frankenberg and A. Bardeleben

The End of Life, Physicians’ Attitude and Caregivers’ Satisfaction of Stroke Patients in Domiciliary Terminal Care
K. Kondo, K. Higuchi, H. Sugimoto, J. Kuze, T. Makino and K. Miyata

Early Rehabilitative Intervention for Stroke – Prospective Study –
A. Ishida, H. Tanaka, M. Toyokura and S. Izumi

Standardization of Dysphagia Diet with Viscosity
T.R. Han, N.J. Paik, J.W. Park, E.K. Lee and M.S. Park

Facilitative Effect of Aniracetam on Rehabilitation of Poststroke Patients
H. Suzuki, F. Eto, T. Furuichi, I. Ohtsuru and I. Saotome

A Difference of Locomotion Function Between Left and Right Cerebral Hemispheric Lesion in Ischemic Stroke
H. Nagasawa, M. Maeda, T. Kanda and F. Sakai

Restorability and Predictability of the Walking Speed in Hemiparetic Stroke Patients
K. Suzuki, G. Imada, M. Takeuchi and H. Kurogo

Analysis of Shoulder Motricity and Implication for Management of Rehabilitation
G. Rode, J. Luaute, Y. Rossetti, C. Morel, B. Ferraton and D. Boisson

Heart Disease and Hyperinsulinemia in Japanese Stroke Patients
M. Kohzuki, M. Yokogawa, Y. Goto, T. Harada, N. Mori, M. Nagasaka, M. Ogawa, H. Kurosawa, N. Minami, M. Kanazawa, K. Yoshida and T. Sato

Early Rehabilitation Program for Hemiplegic Stroke Patients: Useful Training Conducted by Patient Families
S. Maeshima, H. Moriwaki, F. Ozaki, M. Hashio, H. Kusuyama, Y. Sasaki, S. Kobayakawa, T. Matsumoto, S. Boh-oka, M. Yoshida and A. Ueyoshi

Neuromuscular Disorders

The Usefulness of a New Electric Power Assist Unit for Wheelchairs for Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
M. Takemitsu, R. Mishima, T. Torii, R. Oka, H. Tanaka, A. Araki and K. Cho

Correction of Dropped Foot Following Multiple Sclerosis by Functional Electrical Stimulation, an Audit of Walking Speed and Physiological Cost Index
P. Taylor, C. Singleton, P. Wright, G. Mann, C. Johnson and I. Swain

Spinal Cord Injury

Rehabilitation by Standing and Walking and the Use of a Simple Stabilizing Limb Orthosis
I. Dalla Valle, M. Loffredo and C. Puglisi

Spinal Cord Injury and Incomplete Lesion: A Guide Symptom for Prognosis. A Preliminary Study
P. Marano and S. Boccaccio

Do Patients with Spinal Cord Injury Have an Increased Predisposition to Chololithiasis?
P.J. Papadaki, C.S. Baltas, M. Sgantzos, M. Vlychou, A. Balanika,
N. Makris, D. Haldeopoulos, E. Nterou and G.M. Zavras

Selected Functional Gains for Subjects with C5 Tetraplegia Using the NESS Handmasterä Neuroprosthesis
G. Alon and S.K. McBride

The Experimental Study on Peripheral Autonomic Nerve Potential of the Spinal Cord Injury Model by Microneurogram Method
S. Aramaki, Y. Kira, F. Nakanishi, T. Kubo and Y. Hirasawa

Functional Outcome of Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries who Underwent In-Hospital Rehabilitation Treatment
T. Ikai, T. Kamikubo, I. Takehara, M. Nishi and S. Miyano

Rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury in Japan
T. Suyama, K. Takahashi, S. Kusano, H. Shibuta, Y. Takakura, K. Akasaka, C. Matsuo, M. Deguchi, T. Kimura, R. Nihei and M. Yamada

Paraplegic Woman’s Sexuality: a Clinical Study
C. Gomes, J. Pinheiro and coll.

Traumatic Brain Injury

The Role of Rehabilitation Facilities for the Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury
Shu Watanabe, Masahiro Ohashi, Keiji Hashimoto, Syozo Onabe,
Masaaki Onishi, Satoshi Miyano and Kyozo Yonemoto

Mirror-Writing as a Only Sign in the Traumatic Brain-Injured Patient Without Specific MRI Findings
S.G. Lee, J.H. Kim, J.C. Jung, J.S. Wee, I.S. Choi, S.Y. Lee, J.Y. Han, S.R. Ju and S.M. Rowe

Posttraumatic Persistent Vegetative State - A Rehabilitation Challenge or a Lost Battle?
I. Dubroja, Z. Bakran, M. Grdovic and S. Soldo-Butkovic

Hemispheric Asymmetry of the Brain in the Practice of Pinch Force Control
S. Shimizu, M. Maeda, K. Numata, K. Takao and K. Mito

Amantadine for Arousal in Pediatric TBI
H. Kim and B. Wechsler

Suspicion of Heterotopic Ossification of the Hip: Can Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Be Used for Estimation?
P.J. Papadaki, M. Vlychou, C.S. Baltas, A. Balanika, N. Makris, A. Andreadi, N. Ananidis, P. Kontoulakos and G.M. Zavras

Neurorehabilitative Approaches to Coma in Pregnant Patients
G. Raciti

Current Status of Rehabilitation of TBI Patients in Japan – Analysis Using New Evaluation System –
A. Kimura, N. Chino, T. Honda, T. Tomaru, M. Ohashi, H. Kashima and T. Kawase

Spasticity Cerebral Palsy

The Physiotherapy and the Botulinum Toxin Type A to Improve the Gait in Cerebral Palsy
T.C.C. Faria and M.M.M. Spósito

Effects of Electrical Nerve Stimulation after Botulinum Toxin Type A Injection in Normal Adults
G.Y. Park, H.R. Kim and S.Y. Lee

Functional Outcome and Selection Criteria of Selective Posterior Rhizotomy in Children with Cerebral Palsy – 12 years experiences –  
Chang-il Park, Eun-sook Park and Deog-young Kim

Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SEP) and Balance Abnormality in Children With Infantile Hemiplegia
T. Shafshak, D. Mohasseb, I. Ibrahim, T. Omer and A. Kholief

Dysphagia Erroneously Attributed to Intrathecal Baclofen: A Discussion of Three Cases
M. Saulino

The Logistic Regression Analysis on the Pattern of Roll Over in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Osamu Nitta, Ken Yanagisawa, Kazu Amimoto, Noriko Tkaku and Yumi Sasagawa

Peripheral Nerve Lesions

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Diabetic Polyneuropathy Patients
I. Koleva, R. Iochinov, M. Dikova, G. Ontcheva, Zl. Stoyneva, I. Boncheva and M. Lozanova

The Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Problems. The Analysis of Therapeutic Rehabilitation
W. Kuliński and A. Muszyńska


Premature Baby Hypotonia: Aquatic Versus Land Rehabilitation?
I. Santos and M.M. Baptista


Part Four



Quality of Care

Outcome-Measurement and Quality Management in Medical Rehabilitation
W.H. van Harten

Quality-Audit in Outpatient Rehabilitation Centres in Germany. A contribution to the quality debate in rehabilitative medicine
K.D. Vitt, J. Anders, B. Hoppe, S. Kupsch, C.M. Erben and A. Walter

Quality of Care in Orthopedic Rehabilitation Facing the Shortening of Stay
J. Wilde, P. Sand and P. Dufek


Job Related Values, Motivation and Stress: Psychosomatic Inpatients Compared to a Population-Based Representative Sample
D. Staedtke, A. Hillert, U. Cuntz, A. Kahnt, B. Langer and D. Jaufmann

Improvement in Psychological Profile after Inpatient Rehabilitation
S.K. Gupta

New Developments

StIM System for the Treatment of Painful Shoulder Subluxation in Chronic Hemiplegia: The First European Experience
G.J. Renzenbrink, J.M.M. Jannink-Nijlant and M.J. IJzerman

Biophilia Rehabilitation and Proposition of the Solution to the Aging Crisis
S. Takizawa, T. Kimura, H. Kijima, Y. Okamoto, K. Nagaoka, Y. Morita, S. Endo, H. Nagasawa, M. Makita and K. Takizawa

Development of a Closed Kinetic Chain Training System for Bed Recumbent Patients
K. Kawamura, Y. Okumura, A. Kadono and T. Tsuzuki

Antihypoxic Activity of a New Organellogenic Pharmacologic Drug "Mitochondrin"
A.N. Makarenko and L.P. Shirobokova


Ambulation from Bedridden (Inpatient of Double-Hemiplegia)
S. Takizawa, T. Kimura, H. Kijima, K. Nagaoka, S. Kanai,
Y. Morita, H. Nagasawa, S. Endo and K. Takizawa

Outcome of an 8-Week Multidisciplinary Work Related Rehabilitation Program for Patients Suffering from Long-Term Non Malignant Pain
J-R. Norrefalk, A. Littwold-Pöljö, L. Ryhle, B. Löfdahl,
Ch. Sundling, O. Svensson and K. Borg

Influences of Age on Caregiver Strain and Respite Care Utilization
K. Mito, N. Asai, A. Kusano, M. Maeda and S. Shimizu

Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Diaphragmatic Motion in Different Postures
N. Akiyama and T. Takeuchi

Rehabilitation Treatment of Patients with Myocardial Infarction in a Health Resort
A. Bakhoff and A. Nikitina

Phenol, a Coadjuvant in Treatment of Spasticity, Depresses Isometric Tension and Enhances Ca2+ Sensitivity in Slow and Fast Skeletal Muscle Fibers
C.J.V. Machado, L.M.V. Saadi and M.M. Sorenson

Arterial Blood Pressure and WOMAC Scale After Rofecoxib Treatment in Hypertensive and Diabetic Patients
T. Reitblat, L. Estis, D. Zamir and R. Viscoper

Pre- and Postoperative Rehabilitation for Patients with Esophageal Cancer
T. Matsumoto, S. Maeshima, S. Boh-oka, M. Yoshida and A. Ueyoshi

Rehabilitation in Critical Care Medicine
S. Boh-oka, S. Maeshima, T. Matsumoto, M. Yoshida and A. Ueyoshi

Psychological Rehabilitation Method (Dohsa-Hou, a Japanese Style)
A. Dadkhah

The Problems in the Therapeutic Rehabilitation in Patients HIV-infected and with AIDS
W. Kuliński, A. Muszyńska and J. Kruszewski

Quality of Life

Putting the Individual Back Into Quality of Life Assessment: A Review of Approaches
M. Dijkers

Quality of Life of Patients with Postpolio Syndrome After Training
B. Bocker

Freedom of Communication and Interaction With the Environment: Milestone of Quality of Live
F. Caranzano, C. Giugliemma and E. Drecq


Siblings’ Concerns and Mothers’ Identification of Them on Children with Group A Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Y. Kitamura and R. Ueda

Pratical Guide for Women with Urinary Incontinence
A. Trêpa, M. Baptista and I. Santos

Improved Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Quality of Life (QOL) following Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) for Emphysema
Y. Goto, M. Kohzuki, M. Watanabe, N. Mori and H. Kurosawa

Quality of Life of Stroke Patients and Their Caregivers of São Paulo City - Brazil
T.Y. Makiyama, L.R. Battistella, L.C. Martins and F.T. Troccoli

Depression and Apathy of Patients with Stroke and Parkinson’s Disease and Their Families
M. Maeda, S. Obuchi, H. Nagasawa, Y. Shiba, S. Shimizu and K. Mito

Obstructive Syndrome
A.I. Sukhanov

Works Arrived During the Course of Publication

The Relationship Between Walking Speed and Energy Expenditure in Hemiplegic Patients
F. Valet, T. Debugne and C. Detrembleur

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