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PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation

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Danielle Shapiro, Jesse Chandler
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January 10, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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John Bernstein, Matthew Calamia
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January 10, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330073/the-association-of-clinic-based-mobility-tasks-and-measures-of-community-performance-and-risk
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M L Callisaya, J Verghese
INTRODUCTION: Gait speed is recognized as an important predictor of adverse outcomes in older people. However, it is unknown if other more complex mobility tasks are better predictors of such outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To examine a range of clinic-based mobility tests and determine which were most strongly associated with measures of community performance and risk (CP&R). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study SETTING: Central Control Mobility and Aging Study, Westchester County, New York PARTICIPANTS: Aged ≥ 65 years (n=424) METHODS: Clinic-based mobility measures included gait speed measured during normal and dual-task conditions, the Floor Maze Immediate and Delay tasks, and stair ascending and descending...
January 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330072/chronic-thigh-pain-in-a-young-adult-diagnosed-as-synovial-sarcoma-a-case-report
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Lauren A Chambers, John M Lesher
Synovial sarcoma is a slow growing, intermediate to high grade neoplasm with extensive metastatic potential. Accurate diagnosis of synovial sarcoma may pose a challenge to providers because of its indolent growth and variable presentation. The findings of a soft-tissue, periarticular mass with calcifications in a young patient are highly suggestive of synovial sarcoma. Although different imaging modalities can aid in the diagnosis of synovial sarcoma, diagnostic certainty is typically only confirmed by biopsy and histological analysis...
January 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330071/onabotulinumtoxina-for-the-treatment-of-post-stroke-distal-lower-limb-spasticity-a-randomized-trial
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Theodore Wein, Alberto Esquenazi, Wolfgang H Jost, Anthony B Ward, Grace Pan, Rozalina Dimitrova
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke distal lower limb spasticity impairs mobility, limiting activities of daily living, requiring additional caregiver time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy, safety, and sustained benefit of onabotulinumtoxinA in adults with post-stroke lower limb spasticity (PSLLS). DESIGN: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, phase 3, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: 60 study centers across North America, Europe, Russia the United Kingdom, and South Korea...
January 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330070/neutropenia-as-a-complication-of-tumefactive-demyelinating-disease-a-case-report
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Kali Webb, Marisa Osorio
Tumefactive demyelination is an aggressive, localized, generally solitary area of demyelination that often mimics a neoplasm. We present a case of a 13-year-old female who presented with sudden onset, progressive hemiplegia and hemianopsia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed tumefactive demyelination with partial rim of enhancement. During inpatient rehabilitation, she developed myalgias, rash, abdominal and mouth pain with evidence for severe neutropenia. The neutropenia was determined to be a secondary complication of the tumefactive disease process...
January 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291381/custom-fabrication-of-a-3-dimensionally-printed-helmet-for-improved-socialization-and-subjective-self-assessment-in-a-case-of-acquired-cranial-defect-a-case-presentation
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Cesar Colasante, Zachary Sanford, Nileyma Castro, Matthew Bartels
Traumatic injury and subsequent residual cosmetic deformity are subject of intense scrutiny for their effects on objective health measures assessing patient morbidity and mortality. Although these remain principal concerns of all members of the treatment team, of less immediate yet lasting importance to the patient are the social costs of such disfigurement. Subjective feelings of unease and embarrassment can hinder social reintegration and encourage deteriorating psychosocial health. The following presents a case of one such individual who sustained traumatic brain injury and associated pneumocephalus and osteomyelitis requiring surgical debridement with bifrontal craniectomy and lobotomy...
December 29, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288142/patient-reported-outcome-measures-utility-for-predicting-spinal-surgery-in-an-integrated-spine-practice
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James R Babington, Alicia Edwards, Anna Wright, Taitea Dykstra, Andrew S Friedman, Rajiv K Sethi
BACKGROUND: For the majority of patients, spinal surgery is an elective treatment. The decision as to when and if to pursue surgery is complicated and influenced by a myriad of factors including pain intensity and duration, impact on functional activities, referring physician recommendation and surgeon preference. By understanding the factors that lead a patient to choose surgery we may better understand the decision making process, improve outcomes, and provide more effective care. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) at initial physiatry clinic consultation and subsequent decision to pursue surgical treatment...
December 26, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288141/functional-reach-depression-scores-and-number-of-medications-are-associated-with-number-of-falls-in-people-with-chronic-stroke
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Aqeel M Alenazi, Mohammed M Alshehri, Shaima Alothman, Jason Rucker, Kari Dunning, Linda D'Silva, Patricia M Kluding
BACKGROUND: Falls are a common adverse event among people with stroke. Previous studies investigating risk of falls after stroke have relied primarily on retrospective fall history ranging from 6-12 months recall, with inconsistent findings. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors and balance assessment tools that are associated with number of falls in individuals with chronic stroke. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. SETTING: Multisite academic and clinical institutions...
December 26, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277293/challenging-diagnosis-and-inpatient-rehabilitation-of-acute-bilateral-neuralgic-amyotrophy-possibly-attributed-to-lyme-disease-a-case-report
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Shangming Zhang, Lucy Q Zhang, Megan Wright, David R Gater
Neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) is a neurological syndrome of unknown etiology primarily affecting the brachial plexus. We are reporting an unusual case of acute bilateral NA that was possibly secondary to Lyme disease. The patient demonstrated significant functional gains and was discharged home after 2 weeks of inpatient rehabilitation, supporting the role of inpatient rehabilitation in acute NA. In this report, we discussed the diagnosis, electrodiagnostic progression, pain management, goals for inpatient rehabilitation and overall prognosis of NA...
December 20, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29253533/the-pm-r-journal-implements-a-social-media-strategy-to-disseminate-research-and-track-alternative-metrics-in-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation
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William N Niehaus, Julie K Silver, Matthew S Katz
Implementation science is an evolving part of translating evidence into clinical practice and public health policy. This report describes how a social media strategy for the journal PM&R using metrics, including alternative metrics, contributes to the dissemination of research and other information in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The primary goal of the strategy was to disseminate information about rehabilitation medicine, including but not limited to new research published in the journal, to healthcare professionals...
December 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225162/can-ultrasound-be-used-to-improve-the-palpation-skills-of-physicians-in-training-a-prospective-study
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Ryan Woods, Steve J Wisniewski, Daniel R Lueders, Thomas P Pittelkow, Dirk R Larson, Jonathan T Finnoff
BACKGROUND: Accurate diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders relies heavily upon the physical examination, including accurate palpation of musculoskeletal structures. The literature has suggested there has been deterioration of physical examination skills among medical students and residents in part due to increased reliance on advanced imaging. It has been shown that knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and physical examination skills improve with the use of ultrasound; however, the literature is limited...
December 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225161/self-efficacy-and-pressure-ulcer-prevention-after-spinal-cord-injury-results-from-a-nationwide-community-survey-in-switzerland-swisci
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Kerstin Hug, Caroline Stumm, Isabelle Debecker, Carolina Saskia Fellinghauer, Claudio Peter, Magret Hund-Georgiadis
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers (PUs) are a common and severe health condition in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Skin-care strategies for PU prevention are usually provided during first rehabilitation. However, individuals with SCI often do not perform these strategies continuously, especially after discharge. The influence of psychological factors such as general self-efficacy (GSE) on the performance of PU prevention behavior has not yet been sufficiently explored. OBJECTIVE: To investigate if persons with higher levels of GSE are more likely to perform skin-care strategies for PU prevention regularly...
December 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222074/changes-of-oxygen-consumption-and-heart-rate-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-during-6-month-follow-up
#14
Yuri Choe, Jae-Young Han, In-Sung Choi, Hyeng-Kyu Park
BACKGROUND: Exercise intensity is a particularly important determinant of physiological responses to exercise training in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Heart rate (HR) is commonly used as a practical way of prescribing and monitoring exercise as specific intensities based on linear relationship between the percentage of maximum heart rate (%HRmax) and the percentage of maximum oxygen consumption (%VO2max) regardless of age, sex or exercise mode. OBJECTIVE: To examine the change in variability in the correlation between %HRmax and %VO2maxafter acute myocardial infarction...
December 5, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222073/the-functional-impairments-in-a-patient-with-morvan-s-syndrome-a-case-report
#15
Stephanie Tow, Desi Carozza, Kim Barker
A 48 year-old man with lung squamous cell carcinoma was admitted to acute care with cognitive impairment after recent chemotherapy. He developed myoclonus, ataxia, agitation, and visual hallucinations. Morvan's Syndrome, a rare voltage-gated potassium channel antibody disorder characterized by neuromyotonia with central nervous system dysfunction, was eventually diagnosed. He received plasmapheresis and was admitted to inpatient rehabilitation, where he safely participated in therapies. By focusing on neuromuscular rehabilitation, balance training, fine motor skills, and cognitive retraining emphasizing skills relevant to the patient's premorbid cognitive activities, the patient demonstrated significant functional improvement, decreasing the burden of care of his caregivers...
December 5, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174074/sister-elizabeth-kenny-and-polio-in-america-doyenne-or-demagogue-in-her-role-in-rehabilitation-medicine
#16
Bruce E Becker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174073/lumbar-medial-branch-block-volume-dependent-dispersion-patterns-as-a-predictor-for-ablation-success-a-cadaveric-study
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Sayed E Wahezi, Edward Alexeev, John S Georgy, Nogah Haramati, Stephen A Erosa, Jay M Shah, Sherry Downie
BACKGROUND: Lumbar facet arthropathy is a common cause of low back pain. Literature supports treatment with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of associated nerves that innervate lumbar facets when alternative conservative therapies have failed. Diagnostic local anesthetic blocks precede therapeutic ablation, but have a false positive rate of 27-63%, and some have questioned their utility in predicting therapeutic response to RFA. The authors believe that injectate volume may be a contributing factor to false positivity...
November 22, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146288/unusual-iliac-crest-stress-fracture-in-a-marathoner-a-case-report
#18
Amy M West, Kelly C McInnis
This case presentation describes a 50-year-old healthy woman who developed left sided hip pain while training for the Boston Marathon. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) demonstrates a stress fracture of the left iliac body. This injury is unique in that it did not occur in the setting of low bone mineral density and it does not fall into the current published radiographic categorization based on location of injury. This case illustrates an uncommon and atypical bone stress injury in an endurance athlete. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of runners presenting with hip or lumbopelvic pain...
November 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141183/functional-outcomes-of-acute-inpatient-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
#19
Jason Leung, Sean Smith, Claire Kalpakjian
BACKGROUND: Growing numbers of allogeneic stem cell transplants (HSCT) and improved post-transplant care have led to an increase of individuals with chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD). Although cGVHD leads to functional impairment for many, there is limited literature regarding the benefits of acute inpatient rehabilitation for cGVHD patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess Functional Independence Measure (FIM) outcomes of cGVHD patients during acute inpatient rehabilitation, and to compare inpatient rehabilitation outcomes to burn patients, a rehabilitation patient population with similar co-morbidities...
November 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138041/attendance-at-prescribed-pelvic-floor-physical-therapy-in-a-diverse-urban-urogynecology-population
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M B Shannon, M Genereux, C Brincat, W Adams, L Brubaker, E R Mueller, C M Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is a common and effective treatment for several pelvic floor disorders, but there is limited knowledge about adherence to the therapy or what factors influence attendance. OBJECTIVE: To determine rates of PFPT attendance (initiation and completion) as well as correlates of PFPT attendance. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING: Urban outpatient clinics at a tertiary medical center treating women with pelvic floor disorders...
November 11, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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