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

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634003/spasticity-video-challenge-a-look-at-methods-for-addressing-difficult-cases
#1
Katharine E Alter, Mark Gormley, Atul T Patel
As seen in this CME online activity (available at http://courses.elseviercme.com/spasticity/662e), treatment of patients with spasticity due to upper motor neuron syndromes, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and cerebral palsy, is multifaceted, involving chemodenervation, systemic medications, surgical therapy, rehabilitation efforts, and home care. Optimal care begins with the recognition that each patient's impairments are unique and must be assessed carefully to determine the impact of muscle overactivity, loss of dexterity, and weakness on passive and active function in the context of the patients' goals...
June 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634002/acupressure-therapy-for-acute-ankle-sprains-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Mingxing Zhao, Wei Gao, Long Zhang, Wei Huang, Sihua Zheng, Guanliang Wang, Brian Y Hong, Baoyong Tang
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains occur frequently among young and active people, accounting for almost two million injuries per year. Previous reports suggest that acupressure therapy for acute ankle sprains may shorten the recovery time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether acupressure therapy can improve ankle sprain recovery when compared to standard RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) treatment. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was conducted...
June 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634001/the-effect-of-preoperative-cognitive-behavior-and-exercise-therapy-for-patient-with-implanted-lvad-in-korea-case-presentation
#3
Yong Gon Seo, Won Hah Park, Eun Seok Jeon, Ji Dong Sung, Mi Ja Jang
Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are used in patients with progressive heart failure symptoms to provide circulatory support. Patients with LVADs are referred to inpatient cardiac rehabilitation to prevent postoperative complications and improve aerobic capacity and quality of life (QOL). Preoperative exercise therapy for cardiac patients is an emerging treatment modality, and several studies have reported that it improves postoperative outcomes such as length of hospital stay and postoperative complications...
June 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634000/dose-dependent-effects-of-abobotulinumtoxina-dysport%C3%A2-on-spasticity-and-active-movements-in-adults-with-upper-limb-spasticity-secondary-analysis-of-a-phase-3-study
#4
Michael W O'Dell, Allison Brashear, Robert Jech, Thierry Lejeune, Philippe Marque, Djamel Bensmail, Ziyad Ayyoub, David M Simpson, Magali Volteau, Claire Vilain, Philippe Picaut, Jean Michel Gracies
BACKGROUND: AbobotulinumtoxinA has beneficial effects on spasticity and active movements in hemiparetic adults with upper limb spasticity (ULS). However, evidence-based information on optimal dosing for clinical use is limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe joint-specific dose effects of abobotulinumtoxinA in adults with ULS. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a phase 3 study (NCT01313299). SETTING: Multi-center, international, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial...
June 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633999/characteristics-of-a-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-sample-recruited-using-amazon-s-mechanical-turk
#5
John Bernstein, Matthew Calamia
BACKGROUND: Several barriers exist in the recruitment of individuals with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The current study is the first to examine whether crowdsourcing, which has been used in other clinical populations, is useful in the recruitment of those with mTBI. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk), an online crowdsourcing platform, is a useful tool in the recruitment of individuals with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and to examine the injury and psychological characteristics of individuals who report a history of mTBI...
June 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629806/prevalence-of-bleeding-complications-following-ultrasound-guided-botulinum-toxin-injections-in-patiens-on-anticoagulation-or-antiplatelet-therapy
#6
Jeffrey Lavallee, Regan Royer, Geoffrey Smith
BACKGROUND: Patients on anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy may be at higher risk of bleeding complications following intramuscular chemodenervation injections. Musculoskeletal ultrasound may be able to reduce the risk of bleeding complications by providing real time visualization of vascular structures and post-injection monitoring. Limited data exist addressing risk of bleeding complications following ultrasound-guided botulinum neurotoxin intramuscular chemodenervation procedures in the setting of anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy...
June 16, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629805/association-of-hip-radiograph-findings-with-pain-and-function-in-patients-presenting-with-low-back-pain
#7
Heidi Prather, Abby Cheng, Karen Steger May, Vaibhav Maheshwari, Linda VanDillen
BACKGROUND: Relationships between low back pain (LBP) and the hip in patient cohorts have been described primarily in patients with moderate to severe hip osteoarthritis (OA). Less is known about the links of LBP with hip radiographic findings of hip deformity and minimal OA. OBJECTIVE: The objectives were to 1) describe the incidence of radiographic hip deformity or hip OA, 2) describe and compare spine and hip related pain and function in the subset of patients who were found to have radiographic hip deformity or hip OA, and (3) compare patients with evidence of radiographic hip deformity or hip OA to patients without hip radiographic findings...
June 16, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625615/efficacy-and-safety-of-abobotulinumtoxina-dysport%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-hemiparesis-in-adults-with-upper-limb-spasticity-previously-treated-with-botulinum-toxin-sub-analysis-from-a-phase-3-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
Christina Marciniak, Peter McAllister, Heather Walker, Allison Brashear, Steven Edgley, Thierry Deltombe, Svetlana Khatkova, Marta Banach, Fatma Gul, Claire Vilain, Philippe Picaut, Anne-Sophie Grandoulier, Jean-Michel Gracies
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of abobotulinumtoxinA in adults with upper limb spasticity previously treated with botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A). DESIGN: A post-hoc analysis from a Phase 3, prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study SETTING: 34 neurology or rehabilitation clinics in nine countries. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 18-80 years with hemiparesis, ≥6 months after stroke or traumatic brain injury. This analysis focused on a subgroup of subjects with previous onabotulinumtoxinA or incobotulinumtoxinA treatment (n=105 of 243 in the total trial population) in the affected limb...
June 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619380/early-intra-articular-corticosteroid-injection-improves-pain-and-function-in-adhesive-capsulitis-of-shoulder-1-year-retrospective-longitudinal-study
#9
Jung Hwan Ahn, Doo-Hyung Lee, Hyuncheol Kang, Michael Y Lee, Dae Ryong Kang, Seung-Hyun Yoon
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular corticosteroid injection is a commonly used therapy for adhesive capsulitis, but not enough studies exist on the optimal timing of the injection. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether intra-articular corticosteroid injection has better outcomes in patients with earlier stage than later stage of adhesive capsulitis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective longitudinal study SETTING: University-affiliated tertiary care hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Primary adhesive capsulitis patients (n=339) who were unresponsive to at least 1 month of conservative treatment and who had ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection...
June 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619379/visualization-of-the-ankle-lateral-collateral-ligament-complex
#10
Gary LiMarzi, Kurt Scherer, Jack Porrino
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June 12, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610960/no-difference-between-noxious-and-innocuous-thermal-stimulation-on-motor-recovery-of-upper-extremity-in-patients-with-acute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-6-month-follow-up
#11
Roxane Lin, Miao-Ju Hsu, Ruey-Tay Lin, Mao-Hsiung Huang, Chia-Lin Koh, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Jau-Hong Lin
BACKGROUND: Thermal stimulation (TS) have been developed and incorporated in stroke rehabilitation. However, whether noxious and innocuous TS induce the same effects on motor function recovery after stroke is still unknown. A comparative study of different temperature combination regimens is needed. OBJECTIVE: To compare the short and long-term effectiveness between noxious and innocuous TS on motor recovery of upper extremity in patients with acute stroke. DESIGN: Randomised, controlled trial with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis and blinded outcome assessors...
June 10, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606839/brachial-plexus-injury-in-a-6-year-old-boy-with-100-displaced-proximal-humeral-metaphyseal-fracture-a-case-report
#12
Elizabeth Nora Jovanovich, James F Howard
Post-traumatic brachial plexopathies can occur following displaced proximal humeral fractures, causing profound functional deficits. Described here is an unusual case of a displaced proximal humeral metaphyseal fracture in a young child. The patient underwent closed reduction and serial casting, but hand weakness and forearm sensory loss persisted. Needle EMG localized the injury to the mid/proximal arm near the fracture site, resulting in damage to the posterior and medial cords of the brachial plexus with profound involvement of the radial, ulnar, and median nerves and sparing of the axillary nerve...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606838/the-role-of-low-intensity-pulse-ultrasound-lipus-on-cartilage-healing-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-review
#13
REVIEW
Joshua Rothenberg, Prathap Jayaram, Usker Naqvi, Joslyn Gober, Gerard A Malanga
Ultrasound (US) is a therapeutic modality that has been used in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for decades. In recent years there has been technological advancements using Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) as a clinical modality. The purpose of this review was to critically examine the medical literature to determine the effects of low-intensity pulse ultrasound (LIPUS) on the chondrogenic properties of knee osteoarthritis. A literature search of three major databases (Pubmed, Scopus, EMBASE) was performed...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606837/where-are-the-women-the-underrepresentation-of-women-physicians-among-recognition-award-recipients-from-medical-specialty-societies
#14
Julie K Silver, Chloe S Slocum, Anna M Bank, Saurabha Bhatnagar, Cheri A Blauwet, Julie A Poorman, Amparo Villablanca, Sareh Parangi
Membership in medical societies is associated with a number of benefits to members that may include professional education, opportunities to present research, scientific and/or leadership training, networking and others. In this perspective article, the authors address the value that medical specialty society membership and inclusion have in the development of an academic physician's career and how underrepresentation of women may pose barriers to their career advancement. Because society membership itself is not likely sufficient to support the advancement of academic physicians, this report focuses on one key component of advancement that can also be used as a measure of inclusion in society activities-the representation of women physicians among recipients of recognition awards...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606836/cephalad-lead-migration-during-a-spinal-cord-stimulation-trial-a-case-report
#15
Ogoegbunam Agubuzu, William J Beckworth
Spinal cord stimulation is used in the treatment of a variety of pain conditions. Lead migration is among the most common complications associated with spinal cord stimulation. While there have been reports of caudal lead migration, there have been no reports of significant cephalad lead migration during a spinal cord stimulation trial. Here we report what is potentially the first case of significant cephalad lead migration (from the initial T8 position to C2) during a spinal cord stimulation trial. This case demonstrates that significant lead migration is possible and this case highlights the importance of adequately securing leads during a trial...
June 9, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602935/immediate-and-short-term-effects-of-kinesio-taping-tightness-in-mechanical-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Olga Velasco-Roldán, Inmaculada Riquelme, Alejandro Ferragut-Garcías, Alberto Marcos Heredia-Rizo, Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
BACKGROUND: There is controversy regarding the best technique for applying Kinesio Tex taping (KT), and the theory supporting that skin convolutions may explain its efficacy has recently been challenged. OBJECTIVE: To compare the immediate and short-term effectiveness of KT tightness on mechanosensitivity and spinal mobility in nonspecific low back pain (LBP), and to observe the influence of gender in the outcome measures. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial...
June 8, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602934/biomechanical-factors-associate-with-pain-and-symptoms-following-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-reconstruction
#17
Aisia Azus, Hsiang-Ling Teng, Lauren Tufts, Daniel Wu, C Benjamin Ma, Richard B Souza, Xiaojuan Li
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated associations between patients reported outcome and gait in subjects with Anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) injury and reconstruction over time. As there is an association between ACL rupture and the presence of osteoarthritis later in life a better understanding of these relationships will help elucidate how subjects' gait pattern may affect pain and symptoms, potentially leading to better treatment or preventing the development of knee OA. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the associations between gait characteristics and self-reported pain and symptoms prior to, 6-month, and one-year following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction...
June 7, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512066/use-of-electroencephalography-brain-computer-interface-systems-as-a-rehabilitative-approach-for-upper-limb-function-after-a-stroke-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Esther Monge-Pereira, Jaime Ibañez-Pereda, Isabel M Alguacil-Diego, Jose I Serrano, María P Spottorno-Rubio, Francisco Molina-Rueda
BACKGROUND: Brain-computer interface (BCI) systems have been suggested as a promising tool for neurorehabilitation. However, to date, there is a lack of homogeneous findings. Furthermore, no systematic reviews have analyzed the degree of validation of these interventions for upper limb (UL) motor rehabilitation poststroke. OBJECTIVES: The study aims were to compile all available studies that assess an UL intervention based on an electroencephalography (EEG) BCI system in stroke; to analyze the methodological quality of the studies retrieved; and to determine the effects of these interventions on the improvement of motor abilities...
May 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512065/long-term-functional-and-psychosocial-outcomes-after-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury-a-case-controlled-comparison-to%C3%A2-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Meredith Harbinson, Sareh Zarshenas, Nora K Cullen
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing rate of survival from hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HIBI), there is a paucity of evidence on the long-term functional outcomes after inpatient rehabilitation among these nontrauma patients compared to patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). OBJECTIVES: To compare functional and psychosocial outcomes of patients with HIBI to those of case-matched patients with TBI 4-11 years after brain insult. DESIGN: Retrospective, matched case-controlled study...
May 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483683/the-use-of-dehydrated-human-amnion-chorion-membrane-allograft-injection-for-the-treatment-of-tendinopathy-or-arthritis-a-case-series-involving-40-patients
#20
Alfred C Gellhorn, Alex Han
BACKGROUND: Degenerative joint and tendon injuries remain difficult to treat, with few effective conservative treatment options available. Regenerative approaches aim to promote the inherent healing capacity of injured tissues. Micronized dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dHACM) injection is an emerging regenerative option with promising preclinical results. OBJECTIVE: To test the clinical effectiveness of dHACM injection in patients with chronic tendinopathy and arthropathy...
May 6, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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