From the *Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Scientific Institute of Lissone, Institute of Care and Research, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Lissone, Milan, Italy; †Consorzio Valutazioni Biologiche e Farmacologiche, Pavia University, Pavia, Italy; ‡Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, IRCCS, Pavia, Italy; §Manual Therapy Sciences, Padova University, Padova, Italy; ¶University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; ∥Department of Internal Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy; **School of Physiotherapy, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy; ††Ferrara University and Casa di Cura SM Maddalena, Rome, Italy.
Acknowledgment date: December 11, 2008. Acceptance date: March 23, 2009.
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The Scientific and Technical Committee of the Salvatore Maugeri Foundation approved this research.
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