Affiliation: Hasselt University
- Exploring the effects of a 20-week whole-body vibration training programme on leg muscle performance and function in persons with multiple sclerosisTom Broekmans
REVAL Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research Center, Department Healthcare, PHL University College, Diepenbeek, Belgium
J Rehabil Med 42:866-72. 2010..To investigate the acute effects of long-term whole-body vibration on leg muscle performance and functional capacity in persons with multiple sclerosis...
- Effects of long-term resistance training and simultaneous electro-stimulation on muscle strength and functional mobility in multiple sclerosisTom Broekmans
REVAL Rehabilitation and Healthcare Research Center, Belgium
Mult Scler 17:468-77. 2011..Resistance training studies in multiple sclerosis (MS) often use short intervention periods. Furthermore, training efficiency could be optimized by unilateral training and/or electrical stimulation...
- The relationship between upper leg muscle strength and walking capacity in persons with multiple sclerosisTom Broekmans
REVAL Rehabilitation Research Center, PHL University College, Belgium
Mult Scler 19:112-9. 2013..In persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) resistance training improves muscle strength but effects on walking capacity are inconsistent...
- Predicting habitual walking performance in multiple sclerosis: relevance of capacity and self-report measuresDomien Gijbels
REVAL Rehabilitation and Health Care Research Centre, PHL University College, Hasselt, Belgium
Mult Scler 16:618-26. 2010..Ambulatory monitoring, however, includes aspects of community ambulation not captured in the clinic, and must be considered as an additional outcome for evaluating interventions in multiple sclerosis...
- Natural naive CD4+CD25+CD127low regulatory T cell (Treg) development and function are disturbed in multiple sclerosis patients: recovery of memory Treg homeostasis during disease progressionKoen Venken
Hasselt University, Biomedisch Onderzoeksinstituut and Transnationale Universiteit Limburg, School of Life Sciences, Diepenbeek, Belgium
J Immunol 180:6411-20. 2008..Taken together, this study provides strong evidence for a disturbed thymic nTreg development and function in MS patients. Moreover, memory Treg but not naive Treg homeostasis recovers during disease progression...