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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085737/grip-strength-on-the-unaffected-side-as-an-independent-predictor-of-functional-improvement-after-stroke
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Youbin Yi, Jae Seong Shim, Byung-Mo Oh, Han Gil Seo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between grip strength on the unaffected side and post-stroke functional improvement. DESIGN: A total of 127 patients with unilateral stroke were included in this study. Demographic data, clinical data on initial grip strength, initial National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale, admission and discharge Modified Barthel Index (MBI), and stroke profiles were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Univariate and multiple linear regression analyses were carried out to evaluate the predictive values of each variable...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085736/sockets-manufactured-by-cad-cam-method-have-positive-effects-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-transtibial-amputation
#2
Mehmet Karakoç, İbrahim Batmaz, Mustafa Akif Sariyildiz, Levent Yazmalar, Abdülkadir Aydin, Serda Em
OBJECTIVE: Patients with amputation need prosthesis to comfortably move around. One of the most important parts of a good prosthesis is the socket. Currently, the most commonly used method is the traditional socket manufacturing method, which involves manual work; however, computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is also being used in the recent years. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of sockets manufactured by traditional and CAD/CAM method on clinical characteristics and quality of life of patients with transtibial amputation...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28085735/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-audioverbal-memory-in-stroke-patients
#3
Toshinari Kazuta, Kotaro Takeda, Rieko Osu, Satoshi Tanaka, Ayako Oishi, Kunitsugu Kondo, Meigen Liu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the left temporoparietal area improved audioverbal memory performance in stroke patients. DESIGN: Twelve stroke patients with audioverbal memory impairment participated in a single-masked, crossover, and sham-controlled experiment. The anodal or sham transcranial direct current stimulation was applied during the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test, which evaluates the ability to recall a list of 15 heard words over five trials...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079616/evaluation-of-an-outpatient-rehabilitative-program-to-address-mobility-limitations-among-older-adults
#4
Lorna G Brown, Meng Ni, Catherine T Schmidt, Jonathan F Bean
Live Long Walk Strong is a clinical demonstration program for community-dwelling older patients. It was designed to be consistent with current fall prevention guidelines and reimbursed under the Medicare model. Patients were screened within primary care and referred to a physiatrist followed by systematic assessment and treatment within an outpatient rehabilitative care setting. The treatment included behavioral modification, fall prevention education, community/home exercise integration, and exercise targeting strength, power, flexibility, balance, and endurance...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081030/ultrasound-findings-of-young-and-traumatic-amputees-with-lower-extremity-residual-limb-pain-in-turkey
#5
Koray Aydemir, Yasin Demir, Ümüt Güzelküçük, Kutay Tezel, Bilge Yilmaz
OBJECTIVE: The current study was designed to document clinical and ultrasound (US) findings of patients with residual limb pain (RLP) after amputation and to investigate the relationship between these findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A chart review was performed to identify demographic and clinical data including the age (current and at the time of injury), time since amputation, gender, reason for amputation, affected limb number, side and level of limb loss, and ultrasonographic findings of young and traumatic amputees with RLP...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081029/a-rarely-seen-complication-that-causes-increase-in-morbidity-in-tetraplegic-patients-zenker-diverticula
#6
Zeynep Kiraç Ünal, Ebru Umay, İbrahim Gündoğdu, Yasemin Tombak, Aytül Çakci
Although spinal cord injury (SCI) damages the spinal cord, physiological changes due to SCI can affect many organs and systems of the human body. While respiratory problems are common following cervical SCI, dysphagia is a relatively uncommon secondary complication that occurs after cervical SCI. We report a case of recurrent aspiration pneumonia due to Zenker diverticulum in 26-year-old tetraplegic patient with a chronic history of silent aspirations and dysphagia contributing to functional disability.
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081028/second-order-peer-reviews-of-clinically-relevant-articles-for-the-physiatrist-early-physical-therapy-vs-usual-care-in-patients-with-recent-onset-low-back-pain-fritz-jm-magel-js-mcfadden-m-et-al-jama-2015-physical-therapy-may-not-help-acute-lower-back-pain-sufferers
#7
Venu Akuthota, Benjamin Marshall, Paul E Mintken, Margaret Schenkman, Dinesh Kumbhare
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081027/physician-burnout-in-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation-pm-r-should-we-focus-more-on-physiatrists-mission
#8
Julie K Silver, Saurabha Bhatnagar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081026/the-effect-of-nebulized-glycopyrrolate-on-posterior-drooling-in-patients-with-brain-injury-two-cases-of-different-brain-lesions
#9
Zee-Ihn Lee, Kwang Jae Yu, Dae Hee Lee, Seong Kyung Hong, Seung Beom Woo, Jong Min Kim, Donghwi Park
Posterior drooling, which can lead to substantial respiratory morbidity, including unexplained lung diseases and recurrent pneumonia, is an important issue in the rehabilitation unit. There are various treatment options for posterior drooling, including pharmacologic therapy, oral motor or behavioral therapy, biofeedback, local glandular injection of botulinum toxin, irradiation, and surgery. Among them, nebulized glycopyrrolate has the following advantages: It is noninvasive and is relatively free of central adverse effects because it does not cross the blood-brain barrier unlike other anticholinergics...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081025/transdermal-scopolamine-withdrawal-syndrome-case-report-in-the-pediatric-cerebral-palsy-population
#10
Nasim A Chowdhury, Mary Laura Sewatsky, Heakyung Kim
Sialorrhea in children with cerebral palsy (CP) results in aspiration, decreased social integration, and poor quality of life. Management options include transdermal anticholinergics such as the scopolamine patch. A controlled clinical trial has proven botulinum toxin (BTX) injections into the salivary glands are an effective alternative to transdermal anticholinergics with a safer side effect profile. Multiple studies of the injections in diverse populations demonstrate reduction in saliva production with improvement in quality of life and decrease in hospitalization-associated costs...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045705/nonsurgical-treatment-choices-by-individuals-with-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-herniation-in-the-united-states-associations-with-long-term-outcomes
#11
Anne Thackeray, Julie M Fritz, Jon D Lurie, Wenyan Zhao, James N Weinstein
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate differences between patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation who received physical therapy (PT) and those who did not; (2) identify factors associated with receiving PT; and (3) examine the influence of PT on clinical outcomes over the course of 1 yr. DESIGN: An observational cohort study using data from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial was conducted. This study included 363 patients with intervertebral disc herniation who received nonsurgical management within 6 wks of enrollment...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045706/improved-functional-performance-in-geriatric-patients-during-hospital-stay
#12
Anders Karlsen, Mads Rohde Loeb, Kristine Bramsen Andersen, Katrine Jeong Joergensen, Frederik Ulrik Scheel, Ida Fanny Turtumoeygard, Alberto Luis Rodrigues Perez, Michael Kjaer, Nina Beyer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the time course of changes in strength and functional performance in elderly hospitalized medical patients. DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study in elderly medical patients of age 65 years or older at a geriatric department.Measurements were obtained on days 2 to 4, day 5 to 8, and days 9 to 13. Functional performance was measured with De Morton Mobility Index (DEMMI) test and a 30-second chair stand test (30-s CST)...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984221/strengthening-rehabilitation-in-health-systems-worldwide-by-integrating-information-on-functioning-in-national-health-information-systems
#13
Gerold Stucki, Jerome Bickenbach, John Melvin
A complete understanding of the experience of health requires information relevant not merely to the health indicators of mortality and morbidity but also to functioning-that is, information about what it means to live in a health state, "the lived experience of health." Not only is functioning information relevant to healthcare and the overall objectives of person-centered healthcare but to the successful operation of all components of health systems.In light of population aging and major epidemiological trends, the health strategy of rehabilitation, whose aim has always been to optimize functioning and minimize disability, will become a key health strategy...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977432/the-effects-of-early-exercise-on-motor-sense-and-memory-recovery-in-rats-with-stroke
#14
Liqiang Yang, Jie Zhang, Yihao Deng, Pengyue Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Exercise is an effective, inexpensive, home-based, and accessible intervention strategy for stroke treatment, and early exercise after stroke has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. However, the effects of early exercise on comprehensive functional recovery remain poorly understood. The present study investigated the effect of early exercise on motor, sense, balance, and spatial memory recovery. DESIGN: Adult Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to unilateral middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and were randomly divided into early exercise group (EE), non-exercise group (NE), and sham group...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977431/effectiveness-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-without-local-anesthesia-in-patients-with-recalcitrant-plantar-fasciitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Jing Lou, Shuai Wang, Shuitao Liu, Gengyan Xing
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis without local anesthesia. METHODS: The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PubMed, and Web of Science databases were searched from inception to September 2015 for randomized controlled trials comparing ESWT without local anesthesia versus placebo for treatment of plantar fasciitis in adults. The primary outcome was the 12-week post-intervention success rate of reducing the visual analog scale score by 60% from baseline at the first step in the morning, reducing the VAS score by 60% from baseline during daily activities, reducing the Roles and Maudsley score, reducing overall heel pain, and reducing pain after applying a force meter...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922457/daily-physical-activity-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-patients-undergoing-different-surgical-approaches-a-cohort-study
#16
Monika Engdal, Olav A Foss, Kristin Taraldsen, Vigdis S Husby, Siri B Winther
OBJECTIVE: Muscle weakness due to trauma from the surgical approach is anticipated to affect the ability of the patient to undertake daily physical activity early after total hip arthroplasty (THA). The objective of this study was to compare daily physical activity on days 1 to 4 after discharge, in patients following THA performed by 1 of 3 surgical approaches. DESIGN: A cohort study included 60 hip osteoarthritis patients, scheduled for THA, allocated to direct lateral approach, posterior approach, or anterior approach...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922456/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-carpal-tunnel-release-a-cadaveric-study
#17
Robert Burnham, Larry Playfair, Eldon Loh, Shannon Roberts, Anne Agur
OBJECTIVE: The looped thread carpal tunnel release (TCTR) procedure is a minimally invasive percutaneous technique performed under ultrasound (US) to transect the transverse carpal ligament in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Study objectives were to evaluate the accuracy of identifying key US landmarks, safety, effectiveness, and technical difficulty of TCTR. DESIGN: Fourteen lightly embalmed cadaveric distal forearm-hand specimens were subject to US identification of key landmarks, TCTR procedure, and post-TCTR dissection...
December 2, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898479/the-effect-of-skin-pressure-on-needle-entry-point-accuracy-during-fluoroscopically-guided-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-injections-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Soon Young Yun, Duck Mi Yoon, Kyung Bong Yoon, Ji Ae Moon, Shin Hyung Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of skin pressure on needle entry point accuracy during fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural injection. DESIGN: This study is a prospective randomized clinical trial; 64 patients with a body mass index of 25 kg/m or greater were enrolled. For patients in the pressing group, the operator marked the needle entry point on the patient's back while pressing the patient's skin with the tip of an indicator...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898478/inflammatory-mediators-and-pain-in-the-first-year-after-acute-episode-of-low-back-pain-in-elderly-women-longitudinal-data-from-back-complaints-in-the-elders-brazil
#19
Bárbara Zille Queiroz, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Nayza Maciel de Britto Rosa, Renata Antunes Lopes, André Gustavo Pereira Andrade, Diogo Carvalho Felício, Renata Muniz Freire Vinhal Siqueira Jardim, Amanda Aparecida Oliveira Leopoldino, Juscélio Pereira Silva, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine the course of plasma levels of inflammatory mediators (interleukin 6 [IL-6], tumor necrosis factor α [TNF-α], soluble TNF receptor 1 [sTNF-R1]) and the severity of low-back pain (LBP) over 6 to 12 months after an acute episode of LBP in elderly women and to establish an association between inflammatory mediators and LBP recovery. DESIGN: This was a longitudinal study of a subsample (155 elderly women with acute LBP, aged ≥65 years) of the international Back Complaints in the Elders cohort study...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898477/costs-and-length-of-stay-for-the-acute-care-of-patients-with-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury-following-cervical-trauma-the-impact-of-early-transfer-to-specialized-acute-sci-center
#20
Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Ehrmann Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Étienne Bourassa-Moreau, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
OBJECTIVE: Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) centers aim to optimize outcome following SCI. However, there is no timeframe to transfer patients from regional to SCI centers in order to promote cost-efficiency of acute care. Our objective was to compare costs and length of stay (LOS) following early and late transfer to the SCI center. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study involving 116 individuals was conducted. Group 1 (n = 87) was managed in an SCI center promptly after the trauma, whereas group 2 (n = 29) was transferred to the SCI center only after surgery...
November 24, 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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