The addition of parenteral cytochrome c and oral sodium succinate to a standard regime of therapy in six cases of chronic hepatic disease resulted in histologic evidence of increased hepatic parenchymal cell regeneration. Liver function remained unaltered as measured by standard laboratory procedures. In three cases, shrinking of liver and spleen size occurred, attributed to vascular factors.
DOI : 10.1007/BF03002548 Anahtar Kelimeler :
Parenchymal Cell, Liver Regeneration, Esophageal Varix, High Protein Diet, Sodium Succinate
ISSN: 1573-2568 Cilt: 17 Sayı: 9 Sayfa: 300-305
Measuring physical activity using wearable sensors is essential for quantifying adherence to exercise regiments in clinical research and motivating individuals to continue exercising. An important aspect of wearable activity tracking is counting particular movements. One limitation of many previous models is the need to design the counting for a specific exercise. However, during physical therapy, some movements are unique to the patient and also valuable to track. To address this, we create an automatic repetition counting system that is flexible enough to measure multiple distinct and repeating movements during physical therapy without being trained on the specific motion. Accelerometers, using smartphones, were attached to the body or held by participants to track repetitive motions during different exercises. 18 participants completed a series of 10 exercises for 30 seconds, including arm circles, bicep curls, bridges, sit-ups, elbow extensions, leg lifts, lunges, push-ups, squats, and upper trunk rotations. To count the repetitions of each exercise, we apply three analysis techniques: (a) threshold crossing, (b) threshold crossing with a low-pass filter, and (c) Fourier transform. The results demonstrate that arm circles and push-ups can be tracked well, while less periodic and irregular motions such as upper trunk rotations are more difficult. Overall, threshold crossing with low-pass filtering achieves the best performance among these methods. We conclude that the proposed automatic counting system is capable of tracking exercise repetition without prior training and development for that activity.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8869134
Cilt: 2020 ISSN: 2040-2295