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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323759/hypercapnia-caused-by-a-therapeutic-dosage-of-pregabalin-in-a-tetraplegic-patient-with-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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Kyung Hee Do, Eun Jung Choi, Min Cheol Chang, Hea-Eun Yang
Pregabalin is often used for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). We reported a patient with C5 [S(C5/C6)] ASIA Impairment Scale C SCI due to cervical myelopathy who presented CO2 retention when taking a therapeutic dosage of pregabalin. An 88-year-old patient with cervical SCI was transferred to the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation. When he had transferred, his neuropathic pain had been treated with 150-mg pregabalin per day (75 mg twice a day); however, he still exhibited severe neuropathic pain with a Numeric Pain Rating Scale score of 7 to 8...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323761/effect-of-land-based-generic-physical-activity-interventions-on-pain-physical-function-and-physical-performance-in-hip-and-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Shanelle Fernandopulle, Meredith Perry, Donald Manlapaz, Prasath Jayakaran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of land-based generic physical activity interventions on pain, physical function, and physical performance in individuals with hip/knee osteoarthritis, when compared with a control group that received no intervention, minimal intervention, or usual care. METHODS: A systematic search for randomized controlled trials on 11 electronic databases (from their inception up until April 30, 2016) identified 27 relevant articles...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323760/hip-ganglion-cyst-causing-femoral-nerve-dysesthesia
#3
Wen-Ling Chen, Jerry Ch Tsai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291046/effectiveness-of-different-deep-dry-needling-dosages-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-cervical-myofascial-pain-a-pilot-rct
#4
Josué Fernández-Carnero, Laura Gilarranz-de-Frutos, Jose Vicente León-Hernández, Daniel Pecos-Martin, Isabel Alguacil-Diego, Tomás Gallego-Izquierdo, Aitor Martín-Pintado-Zugasti
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of different dosages of local twitch responses (LTRs) elicited by deep dry needling (DDN) in relation to pain intensity, pressure pain threshold (PPT), cervical range of movement (CROM), and disability degree in cervical myofascial pain patients. DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-four patients (21 males, 63 females; 27.18 ± 10.91 yrs) with cervical pain. INTERVENTIONS: DDN in active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the upper trapezius...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272092/chest-pain-from-hypermobility-responding-to-physical-therapy-in-an-adolescent
#5
Megan N Nash, Chloe A Liu, Brienna Maestas, Kristine U Layugan, Catherine C Culver, Jennifer King, David Kurahara
Hypermobility syndrome usually causes pain in limbs from extension type injuries. The authors report on a 16-yr-old female adolescent with incapacitating chest pain secondary to extreme hypermobility of the chest. This pain led the patient to see multiple specialists without improvement or diagnosis. Physical examination results revealed a very hypermobile patient who was able to internally rotate her shoulders inward until her elbows touched. This unusual hyperextension maneuver was achieved by holding the shoulders in anteversion with her hands on her hips (see figures in the article)...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263190/independent-walking-despite-almost-whole-cerebral-injury-of-one-hemisphere
#6
Sung Ho Jang, You Sung Seo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257294/the-1-year-results-of-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injection-in-patients-with-chronic-unilateral-radicular-pain-the-relation-to-mri-findings-and-clinical-features
#7
Harald Ekedahl, Bo Jönsson, Mårten Annertz, Richard B Frobell
OBJECTIVE: In patients with chronic radicular pain, we aimed to evaluate subgroup differences in 1-yr response to transforaminal epidural steroid injection. DESIGN: In this longitudinal cohort study of 100 subjects, 170 transforaminal epidural steroid injections were performed for 1 yr. The sample was stratified by type of disc herniation (protrusion n = 57, extrusion n = 27), by location of disc herniation (central/subarticular n = 60, foraminal n = 24), by grade of nerve root compression (low-grade compression n = 61, high-grade subarticular nerve compression n = 14, high-grade foraminal nerve compression n = 25), and by positive Slump test (n = 67)...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252520/therapeutic-effects-of-horseback-riding-interventions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Alexandra Stergiou, Meropi Tzoufi, Evangelia Ntzani, Dimitrios Varvarousis, Alexandros Beris, Avraam Ploumis
OBJECTIVE: Equine-assisted therapies, such as therapeutic riding and hippotherapy, are believed to have positive physical and emotional effects in individuals with neuromotor, developmental, and physical disabilities. The purpose of this review was to determine whether therapeutic riding and hippotherapy improve balance, motor function, gait, muscle symmetry, pelvic movement, psychosocial parameters, and the patients' overall quality of life. DESIGN: In this study, a literature search was conducted on MEDLINE, CINAHL, MBASE, SportDiscus, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, PEDro, DARE, Google Scholar, and Dissertation Abstracts...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248691/prospective-evaluation-of-postural-control-and-gait-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer-after-a-4-week-inpatient-rehabilitation-program
#9
Carsten Müller, Dieter Rosenbaum, Konstantin A Krauth
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of a 4-wk inpatient rehabilitation program on postural control and gait in pediatric patients with cancer. DESIGN: Eighty-eight patients with brain tumors (n = 59) and bone/soft tissue sarcomas (n = 29) were evaluated. Postural control was assessed examining the velocity of the center of pressure and single-leg stance time on a pressure distribution platform. Walk ratio, a measure of neuromotor control, was used to evaluate intervention effects on gait...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248690/responsiveness-of-myofascial-trigger-points-to-single-and-multiple-trigger-point-release-massages-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#10
Albert F Moraska, Sarah J Schmiege, John D Mann, Nathan Butryn, Jason P Krutsch
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the effects of single and multiple massage treatments on pressure-pain threshold (PPT) at myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in people with myofascial pain syndrome expressed as tension-type headache. DESIGN: Individuals (n = 62) with episodic or chronic tension-type headache were randomized to receive 12 twice-weekly 45-min massage or sham ultrasound sessions or wait-list control. Massage focused on trigger point release (ischemic compression) of MTrPs in the bilateral upper trapezius and suboccipital muscles...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240678/stories-of-an-emigrant-physician-what-it-has-been-like-to-practice-in-canada-compared-with-the-united-states
#11
Lawrence R Robinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240677/an-unusual-cause-of-myelopathy-ochronotic-spondyloarthropathy-with-positive-hla-b27
#12
Sinem Bozkurt, Lale Aktekin, Fatma Gülçin Uğurlu, Serdar Balci, Nebahat Sezer, Selami Akkus
Ochronosis is a late developing complication of alkaptonuria, a black brownish pigment in the fibrous and cartilaginous tissues. Although most previous studies reported alkaptonuria and back pain due to ochronosis, thoracic myelopathy is an extremely rare complication. In this report, a paraparetic patient who has ochronotic spondiloarthropathy with the presence of HLA B27 antigen is described. He had low back and leg pain and morning stiffness for 5 yrs. Last year, these were followed by tingling, numbness, and weakness the in lower extremities and he was operated on with preliminary diagnosis of prolapsed disc herniation and cord compression...
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240676/bilateral-patellar-tendon-tears-after-a-fall-from-standing-position
#13
Atzmon Tsur, Marina Deeb, Nael Shakeer, Norman Loberant
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28234634/tai-chi-exercise-for-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Qiang Gu, Shui-Jing Wu, Yong Zheng, Yan Zhang, Can Liu, Jin-Chao Hou, Kai Zhang, Xiang-Ming Fang
AIM: This meta-analysis aimed to update and evaluate evidence from randomized controlled trials of tai chi for patients with chronic heart failure. METHOD: Both English and Chinese databases were searched from their inception to June 2, 2016 (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for English publications and China Knowledge Resource Integrated, Wanfang, and Weipu databases for Chinese publication). Titles, abstracts, and full-text articles were screened against study inclusion criteria: randomized controlled trials studying tai chi intervention for patients with chronic heart failure...
February 23, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225440/the-effect-of-different-exercise-programs-on-size-and-function-of-deep-cervical-flexor-muscles-in-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-neck-pain-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Somayeh Amiri Arimi, Mohammad Ali Mohseni Bandpei, Khodabakhsh Javanshir, Asghar Rezasoltani, Akbar Biglarian
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is one of the major public health problems, which has a great impact on people's lives. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to systematically review published studies conducted on the effect of different exercise programs on activity, size, endurance, and strength of deep cervical flexor (DCF) muscles in patients with chronic neck pain. METHODS: The PubMed, Science Direct, OVID, Google scholar, Cochrane Library, and Physiotherapy Evidence Databases were searched to determine relevant articles published from 1990 to March 2016...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207603/needs-of-stroke-survivors-as-perceived-by-their-caregivers-a-scoping-review
#16
Shilpa Krishnan, Monique R Pappadis, Susan C Weller, Marsja Stearnes, Amit Kumar, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, Timothy A Reistetter
OBJECTIVE: Caregivers usually are not involved while planning the stroke survivor's medical and rehabilitation goals and interventions. This review aimed to identify the needs of stroke survivors as perceived by their caregivers. DESIGN: A literature search from 2003 to 2014 was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, PsychINFO, and Google Scholar. Sixty-six studies were included. Most studies excluded did not encompass caregivers' perspectives. Four reviewers screened the titles, abstracts, and full texts of the articles for inclusion...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207605/ultrasound-guided-fenestration-of-the-carpal-ligament-using-a-double-needle-approach
#17
Gloria E Hwang, Sanjay Kumbar, Todd Stitik, John S Georgy, Hoss Hanna
Injection techniques for carpal tunnel syndrome have evolved from landmark palpation injection techniques to more accurate ultrasound-guided approaches. Presented is a case report describing a technique serendipitously discovered during a carpal ligament fenestration. The case involved a 66-year-old man with a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. After a failed attempt at treatment using a wrist splint and activity modification, he was treated by median nerve hydrodissection with 100% temporary pain relief...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207604/memory-rehabilitation-strategies-in-nonsurgical-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-review
#18
Alessandra Del Felice, Marzia Alderighi, Matteo Martinato, Davide Grisafi, Anna Bosco, Pamela J Thompson, Josemir W Sander, Stefano Masiero
People with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who have not undergone epilepsy surgery often complain of memory deficits. Cognitive rehabilitation is employed as a remedial intervention in clinical settings, but research is limited and findings concerning efficacy and the criteria for choosing different approaches have been inconsistent. We aimed to appraise existing evidence on memory rehabilitation in nonsurgical individuals with temporal lobe epilepsy and to ascertain the effectiveness of specific strategies. A scoping review was preferred given the heterogeneous nature of the interventions...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187005/the-state-of-disability-awareness-in-american-medical-schools
#19
Erica Seidel, Scott Crowe
This study was designed to: (1) determine how many American medical schools include disability awareness in their curriculum, (2) explore the format of disability awareness programs in existence, and (3) understand why some schools do not include disability awareness in their curriculum. An online survey was sent to deans of medical education (or equivalent positions) at accredited allopathic and osteopathic American medical schools (N = 167) in 2015. Seventy-five schools (45%) completed surveys. Fifty-two percent (39/75) reported having a disability awareness program...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181920/can-early-rehabilitation-on-the-general-ward-after-an-intensive-care-unit-stay-reduce-hospital-length-of-stay-in-survivors-of-critical-illness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Wolfgang Gruther, Karin Pieber, Irene Steiner, Cornelia Hein, Jörg Michael Hiesmayr, Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate if an early rehabilitation program for survivors of critical illness improves functional recovery, reduces length of stay, and reduces hospital costs. DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial. Fifty-three consecutive survivors of critical illness were included in the study. After discharge from the intensive care unit, the intervention group received an early rehabilitation program, and the standard-care group received physical therapy as ordered by the primary care team...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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