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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904912/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-disabling-pain-due-to-severe-primary-knee-osteoarthritis
#1
Marta Imamura, Sandra Alamino, Wu Tu Hsing, Fábio Marcon Alfieri, Christoph Schmitz, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) for disabling pain due to primary knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled trial (level of evidence, 1). SUBJECTS: A total of 105 women with disabling pain due to primary knee osteoarthritis lasting for a mean of 103 months (range 3-480 months). METHODS: Patients received either rESWT (3 sessions, each one week apart, 2,000 rESWT impulses per session, positive energy flux density 0...
November 31, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904914/testicular-infarction-in-a-patient-with-spinal-cord-injury-with-epididymitis-a-case-report
#2
Po-Cheng Hsu, William J Huang, Shih-Fong Huang
: O-bjective: To describe a case of epididymitis-related testicular infarction in a patient with spinal cord injury. CASE REPORT: A 22-year-old man with a traumatic spinal cord injury (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale A; neurological level, C4) developed epididymitis during hospitalization. He presented with spiking fever, autonomic dysreflexia, and increased spasticity. Physical examination revealed a rapidly progressive, firm swelling of the right hemiscrotum; however, the patient had no subjective complaint of pain owing to a loss of sensation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904913/statistical-process-control-a-feasibility-study-of-the-application-of-time-series-measurement-in-early-neurorehabilitation-after-acquired-brain-injury
#3
Gabriela Markovic, Marie-Louise Schult, Aniko Bartfai, Mattias Elg
BACKGROUND: Progress in early cognitive recovery after acquired brain injury is uneven and unpredictable, and thus the evaluation of rehabilitation is complex. The use of time-series measurements is susceptible to statistical change due to process variation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of using a time-series method, statistical process control, in early cognitive rehabilitation. METHOD: Participants were 27 patients with acquired brain injury undergoing interdisciplinary rehabilitation of attention within 4 months post-injury...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904911/effect-of-bihemispheric-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-dysphagia-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#4
Young Hyun Ahn, Hyun-Joo Sohn, Jin-Sung Park, Tae Gyu Ahn, Yong Beom Shin, Minsu Park, Sung-Hwa Ko, Yong-Il Shin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether bihemispheric anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with conventional dysphagia therapy could improve swallowing function in chronic stroke patients with dysphagia. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: Twenty-six patients with dysphagia for at least 6 months post-stroke were randomly assigned into: (i) bihemispheric anodal tDCS group; or (ii) sham group. METHODS: All patients underwent 10 tDCS sessions with simultaneous conventional swallowing therapy for 2 weeks...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904910/use-of-databases-and-registries-to-understand-post-operative-hip-fracture-management
#5
Dharani Nagarajan
is missing (Letter to the Editor).
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904909/from-left-ventricular-assist-device-to-transplant-to-home-an-interdisciplinary-team-approach-to-treating-medically-complex-cardiac-patients-during-the-bridge-to-transplantation-a-case-report
#6
Keith J Foster, Angelica Cota, Stephanie Cleves
CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old man presented with advanced heart failure requiring implantation of a left ventricular assist device and was discharged home. after implantation He returned to the hospital with right posterior putamen stroke and after a comprehensive rehabilitation programme was discharged home with the ability to be independent. The patient later underwent heart transplantation and subsequently required readmission to inpatient rehabilitation. He again completed a comprehensive rehabilitation programme and returned home with the ability to be independent with use of a single-point cane for ambulation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904908/spreading-of-pain-and-insomnia-in-patients-with-chronic-pain-results-from-a-national-quality-registry-sqrp
#7
Peter Alföldi, Elena Dragioti, Tobias Wiklund, Björn Gerdle
OBJECTIVE: To explore how demographics, pain, psychosocial factors and insomnia relate to the spread of chronic pain. METHODS: The study included 708 patients (68% women; median age 46 years; interquartile range 35-57 years) with chronic pain who were referred to a multidisciplinary pain centre. Spreading of pain was assessed using a questionnaire covering 36 anatomically predefined pain regions. Data were collected on demographics, pain symptoms, psychological distress, and insomnia (Insomnia Severity Index)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27711933/sports-practice-resilience-body-and-sexual-esteem-and-higher-educational-level-are-associated-with-better-sexual-adjustment-in-men-with-acquired-paraplegia
#8
Isabela Dos Porto, Fernando Luiz Cardoso, Cinara Sacomori
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the association of team sports practice and physical and psychological factors with sexual adjustment in men with paraplegia. More specifically, we aimed to compare athletes and non-athletes regarding sexual adjustment, resilience, body and sexual self-esteem, and functional independence. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study with a paired design. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 60 men with paraplegia (30 athletes and 30 non-athletes)...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630091/active-lung-volume-recruitment-to-preserve-vital-capacity-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#9
Michael Chiou, John R Bach, Lavina Jethani, Michael F Gallagher
OBJECTIVE: To consider the effect of active lung volume recruitment ("air stacking") on rate of decline in vital capacity. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional design. PATIENTS: People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. METHODS: Vital capacity was measured at every patient visit and then graphed. Air stacking using volume-preset ventilation or manual resuscitator bag was introduced to all patients after their vital capacity plateaued (reached a lifetime maximum)...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834436/secondary-health-conditions-and-quality-of-life-in-persons-living-with-spinal-cord-injury-for-at-least-ten-years
#10
Jacinthe J E Adriaansen, Laura E M Ruijs, Casper F van Koppenhagen, Floris W A van Asbeck, Govert J Snoek, Dirk van Kuppevelt, Johanna M A Visser-Meily, Marcel W M Post
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of secondary health conditions among persons with long-term spinal cord injury, and the relationship between these secondary health conditions and quality of life. DESIGN: Multicentre, cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: Individuals (n = 282) with traumatic or non-traumatic spinal cord injury for ≥ 10 years, age at injury 18-35 years, current age 28-65 years, and using a wheelchair. METHODS: Occurrence of 13 secondary health conditions was assessed during a consultation with a rehabilitation physician...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786346/high-and-low-intensity-exercise-do-not-improve-cognitive-function-after-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Ada Tang, Janice J Eng, Andrei V Krassioukov, Teresa S M Tsang, Teresa Liu-Ambrose
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of high versus low-intensity exercise on cognitive function following stroke. DESIGN: Secondary analysis from a randomized controlled trial with blinded assessors. SUBJECTS: 50-80 years old, living in the community, > 1 year post-stroke. METHODS: Participants were randomized into a high-intensity Aerobic Exercise or low-intensity non-aerobic Balance/Flexibility program. Both programs were 6 months long, with 3 60-min sessions/week...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786345/evidence-for-peer-support-in-rehabilitation-for-individuals-with-acquired-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
#12
Ruth Wobma, Rinske H M Nijland, Johannes C F Ket, Gert Kwakkel
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the literature on evidence for the application of peer support in the rehabilitation of persons with acquired brain injury. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Embase.com, Ebsco/Cinahl, Ebsco/PsycInfo and Wiley/Cochrane Library were searched from inception up to 19 June 2015. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials were included describing participants with acquired brain injury in a rehabilitation setting and peer supporters who were specifically assigned to this role...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786344/longer-term-follow-up-on-effects-of-tailored-physical-activity-or-chronic-pain-self-management-programme-on-return-to-work-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Lotte Nygaard Andersen, Birgit Juul-Kristensen, Thomas Lund Sørensen, Lene Gram Herborg, Kirsten Kaya Roessler, Karen Søgaard
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the longer term efficacy of the interventions Tailored Physical Activity (TPA) and Chronic Pain Self-management Program (CPSMP) against a reference group on return-to-work for sick-listed subjects with pain in the back or upper body. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: A total of 141 sick-listed subjects with pain in the back or upper body. METHODS: All participants received health guidance for 1...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735987/age-related-test-retest-reliability-of-isometric-trunk-torque-measurements-in-patiens-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#14
Thomas Kienbacher, Josef Kollmitzer, Phillipp Anders, Richard Habenicht, Christian Starek, Markus Wolf, Birgit Paul, Patrick Mair, Gerold Ebenbichler
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the short- and long-term reliability of isometric trunk strength measurements in patients with chronic low back pain in different age groups. DESIGN: Test-retest reliability study. PATIENTS: A total of 210 patients (age groups 18-39, 40-59 and 60-90 years). METHODS: Patients performed testing at baseline, 1-2 days (day 2) and 6 weeks. RESULTS: Only the oldest age group showed similar extension strength on all three test days All age groups showed significant changes in rotation and flexion scores from baseline to 6 weeks...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735986/the-scandinavian-stroke-scale-is-equally-as-good-as-the-national-institutes-of-health-stroke-scale-in-identifying-3-month-outcome
#15
Torunn Askim, Julie Bernhardt, Leonid Churilov, Bent Indredavik
BACKGROUND: The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is the first choice among stroke scales. The Scandinavian Stroke Scale (SSS) is an alternative scale that is easy to apply in the clinic. AIM: To compare the ability of the SSS with that of the NIHSS in identifying patients who are dead or dependent at 3-month follow-up. METHODS: A prospective study including patients with acute stroke. NIHSS and SSS measurements were obtained during index hospital stay...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735985/effects-of-early-whole-body-vibration-treatment-on-knee-neuromuscular-function-and-postural-control-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Eugenio Maria Pistone, Luca Laudani, Gianluca Camillieri, Alessandra Di Cagno, Gabriele Tomassi, Andrea Macaluso, Arrigo Giombini
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of adding a whole-body vibration protocol at optimal frequency (WBV-OF) to a traditional rehabilitation programme (TRP) early after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, on maximal strength and balance, in comparison with a traditional rehabilitation programme. DESIGN: A total of 34 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed patients with hamstring-tendon graft underwent either 4 weeks of WBV-OF training in addition to a traditional rehabilitation programme, or a traditional rehabilitation programme only, starting from the first month after surgery...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735984/life-satisfaction-in-patients-with-and-without-spinal-cord-ischemia-after-advanced-endovascular-therapy-for-extensive-aortic-disease-at-mid-term-follow-up
#17
Irma Mehmedagic, Stefan Santén, Sophie Jörgensen, Stefan Acosta
OBJECTIVE: Advanced endovascular aortic repair can be used to treat patients with extensive and complex aortic disease who are at risk of spinal cord ischaemia. The aim of this study was to compare whether life satisfaction differs between patients with and without spinal cord ischaemia at mid-term follow-up. DESIGN: Nested case-control study. PATIENTS: Among patients undergoing advanced endovascular aortic repair between 2009 and 2012, 18 patients with spinal cord ischaemia and 33 without were interviewed at home...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735983/the-swedish-version-of-the-acceptance-of-chronic-health-conditions-scale-for-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-translation-cultural-adaptation-and-psychometric-properties
#18
Mia Forslin, Anders Kottorp, Marie Kierkegaard, Sverker Johansson
OBJECTIVES: To translate and culturally adapt the Acceptance of Chronic Health Conditions (ACHC) Scale for people with multiple sclerosis into Swedish, and to analyse the psychometric properties of the Swedish version. SUBJECTS: Ten people with multiple sclerosis participated in translation and cultural adaptation of the ACHC Scale; 148 people with multiple sclerosis were included in evaluation of the psychometric properties of the scale. METHODS: Translation and cultural adaptation were carried out through translation and back-translation, by expert committee evaluation and pre-test with cognitive interviews in people with multiple sclerosis...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735982/temporal-organization-of-stride-duration-variability-as-a-marker-of-gait-instability-in-parkinson-s-disease
#19
Thibault Warlop, Christine Detrembleur, Benjamin Bollens, Gaëtan Stoquart, Frédéric Crevecoeur, Anne Jeanjean, Thierry M Lejeune
OBJECTIVE: Gait instability and fall risk are major concerns in Parkinson's disease. This study shows that the temporal organization of gait variability can represent a marker of gait instability that complements standard assessment of motor deficits in Parkinson's disease. METHODS: Temporal organization (long-range autocorrelation; LRA) of stride duration variability, collected from 20 persons with Parkinson's disease walking overground at a comfortable speed, was studied...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735981/prevalence-of-comorbid-depressive-symptoms-in-rehabilitation-a-cross-indication-nationwide-observational-study
#20
Martin Brünger, Karla Spyra
OBJECTIVE: Patients in rehabilitation with comorbid depressive disorders display increased morbidity, mortality and inability to work. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of comorbid depressive symptoms in rehabilitation. METHODS: A total of 6,000 patients were contacted by post at the same time as receiving approval for their medical rehabilitation from German Federal Pension Insurance. Depressive symptoms were assessed using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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