Purpose: To investigate if there is any effect using tests (physical and psychosocial)
before and after the rehabilitation for the cancer survivors. We investigate also if there is
some influence of the social demographical factors. The main interest is the difference
between the two measurements before (M1) and after (M2). The data set used in this
analysis was the responses from the Physiotherapy Department of the Virga Jesse
hospital at Hasselt.
About 129 patients with any oncological pathology, divided in 10 groups over the past 3
years, participate to this rehabilitation program.
Methods: T- test and Linear Mixed Model (L.M.M.) were employed for the data
Results: Under Paired t-test,...
Martinez Bello, Daniel
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of five physical therapy
intervention protocols (control, micro current electrical therapy, resistance,
resistance plus electro stimulation, whole body vibration) on strength and
coordination in the inferior extremities in 41 patients with multiple sclerosis in a
10-week intervention period. For the analysis were created 10 groups of
variables with similar characteristics corresponding to variables of coordination
and strength. For each group was fitted a repeated measures marginal model
considering the different variables for each group as a within-subject factor.
Based in the models proposed it was found the Isometric outcomes present
significant differences between the control and the treatment Micro...
“Cerebral” is defined as pertaining to the brain, cerebrum or intellect, and “Palsy” refers to
paralysis of muscle or group of muscles. Jointly, Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the term used to
describe a group of conditions with motor impairments resulting from brain damage during the
early stages of development. Cerebral palsy is non progressive and is usually not diagnosed
until a child is about 2 to 3 years of age. About 2 to 3 children in 1,000 over the age of three
have cerebral palsy. This is because of the plasticity of a child's central nervous system, or its
ability to recover completely or partially after...
The performance of many repeated tasks change with experience, with improvement being most rapid at
first and then tails off over time until a steady state is reached. The term ‘learning curve’ is often used as
shorthand to describe this phenomenon. The objectives of this study were to evaluate individual learning
curves for surgeons performing laparoscopic activities for two different tasks important for a surgeon (the
nuts and the ropes) that are timed and also to evaluate the possibility of using the information from
psychological test and gender in predicting surgical performance. Moreover, it was of interest to know if
the measures of performance from the...
Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE), a technique that has been developed at Johns
Hopkins University in the USA, allows the analysis of overall gene expression patterns. It
is an open platform because SAGE does not require a preexisting clone, unlike microarrays.
So SAGE can be used for the identification and quantification of known genes as well as new genes. A SAGE experiment, from a statistical points of view, consists of the following 7 steps: 1. Extract a sample of mRNA fragments from a biological sample.
2. Convert the mRNA fragment into cDNA clones. 3. Generate tags by cutting 10 or 17 base long...
The advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed HIV/AIDS from a
primary deadly disease into a chronic disease characterized by enhanced quality of
life and increased life expectancy. Once started, the antiretroviral treatment should be
continued lifelong and adherence to this treatment should be nearly perfect to enable
long-term efficacy. Despite the improvements in management in Europe, HIV
infected persons still remain vulnerable to drop out/loss to follow up from care and
treatment. Therefore, this research tries to review the defaulter rate during the last five
years (2002-2006) at the HIV outpatient clinic and how it is evolving during this
Data was explored using Kaplan-Meier curve to know...
The Scleral Buckling and Primary Vitrectomy (SPR) study is an European
multicenter clinical trial where patients with a type of retinal detachment (caused by a
break, tear or hole in the retina) called rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD)
were randomized into one of two surgical methods of treatment (scleral buckling or
primary vitrectomy method) in each of two subtrials. The subtrials, which consist of
two groups of patients according to the state of their eye lens is either the aphakic
(artificial lens) or the phakic (natural lens) group. The study recorded the time of the
occurrence of three events of interest, the proliferative vitreoretinopathy (a post
operation complication in...