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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922517/effective-relief-of-pain-and-associated-symptoms-with-closed-loop-spinal-cord-stimulation-system-preliminary-results-of-the-avalon-study
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Marc Russo, Michael J Cousins, Charles Brooker, Nathan Taylor, Tillman Boesel, Richard Sullivan, Lawrence Poree, Nastaran Hesam Shariati, Erin Hanson, John Parker
OBJECTIVES: Conventional spinal cord stimulation (SCS) delivers a fixed-input of energy into the dorsal column. Physiologic effects such as heartbeat, respiration, spinal cord movement, and history of stimulation can cause both the perceived intensity and recruitment of stimulation to increase or decrease, with clinical consequences. A new SCS system controls stimulation dose by measuring the recruitment of fibers in the dorsal column and by using the amplitude of the evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) to maintain stimulation within an individualized therapeutic range...
September 18, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922279/translation-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-farsi-version-of-nih-task-force-s-recommended-multidimensional-minimal-dataset-for-research-on-chronic-low-back-pain
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Pardis Noormohammadpour, Bahareh Tavana, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mehdi Zeinalizadeh, Babak Mirzashahi, Mohsen Rostami, Ramin Kordi
STUDY DESIGN: Translation and cultural adaptation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Task Force's minimal dataset. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate validity and reliability of the Farsi version of NIH Task Force's recommended multidimensional minimal dataset for research on chronic low back pain (CLBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Considering the high cost of CLBP and its increasing prevalence, NIH Pain Consortium developed research standards (including recommendations for definitions, a minimum dataset, and outcomes' report) for studies regarding CLBP...
September 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922081/clinical-outcomes-following-conservative-management-of-chronic-traumatic-cervical-myelopathy-a-case-report
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Justin Bridges, Roberto Sandoval
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There is limited evidence supporting the conservative management of patients with cervical myelopathy. The purpose of this report is to describe the intervention and outcomes of conservative physical therapy interventions for one patient with chronic cervical myelopathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: This case was a 50-year-old male who sustained a neck injury following a rear-end collision 4 years prior to this therapeutic episode. The patient presented with decreased range of motion in the cervical spine and right upper extremity, strength deficits, altered sensation, poor posture, and reported chronic cervical region pain and difficulty sleeping...
September 18, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922046/supraorbital-electrical-stimulation-in-management-of-chronic-type-tension-headache-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Nashwa S Hamed
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Headache disorders are considered one of the ten most disabling conditions, for both males and females, according to the World Health Organization. Chronic type tension headache (CTTH) has a prevalence of 2-3% within the general population. The purpose of this research was to investigate the effect of stimulating noninvasively the trigeminal nerve in the supraorbital area (SOES) for treatment of CTTH. METHODS: In an 8-week period of intervention, 45 patients were divided equally into three groups...
September 18, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921528/practitioner-review-treatment-of-chronic-insomnia-in-children-and-adolescents-with-neurodevelopmental-disabilities
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REVIEW
Oliviero Bruni, Marco Angriman, Fabrizio Calisti, Alessandro Comandini, Giovanna Esposito, Samuele Cortese, Raffaele Ferri
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances, in particular insomnia, represent a common problem in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDDs). Currently, there are no approved medications for insomnia in children by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency and therefore they are prescribed off-label. We critically reviewed pediatric literature on drugs as well as nonpharmacological (behavioral) interventions used for sleep disturbances in children with NDDs. METHODS: PubMed, Ovid (including PsycINFO, Ovid MEDLINE(®) , and Embase), and Web of Knowledge databases were searched through February 12, 2017, with no language restrictions...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919766/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-somatic-symptom-disorders-in-later-life-a-prospective-comparative-explorative-pilot-study-in-two-clinical-populations
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Michelle Jh Verdurmen, Arjan C Videler, Astrid M Kamperman, David Khasho, Christina M van der Feltz-Cornelis
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients with somatic symptom disorder (SSD) put a great burden on the health care delivery system. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in adults with SSD. However, no studies have been conducted yet into CBT for SSD in later life. OBJECTIVES: We explored the feasibility of CBT for SSD in the elderly. METHODS: This is a prospective pilot study comparing two outpatient specialty mental health settings for adults (<60 years; n=13) and for elderly patients (≥60 years; n=9) with SSD...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919191/benefits-of-the-restorative-exercise-and-strength-training-for-operational-resilience-and-excellence-yoga-program-for-chronic-lower-back-pain-in-service-members-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Krista Beth Highland, Audrey Schoomaker, Winifred Rojas, Josh Suen, Ambareen Ahmed, Zhiwei Zhang, Sarah Fink Carlin, Christian Calilung, Michael Kent, Chester Buckenmaier
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an individualized yoga program. DESIGN: Pilot randomized control trial. SETTING: Military medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Patients (N=68) with chronic LBP. INTERVENTIONS: Restorative Exercise and Strength Training for Operational Resilience and Excellence (RESTORE) program (9-12 individual yoga sessions) or treatment-as-usual (control) for 8-week period...
September 14, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918221/a-10-minute-measure-of-global-cognition-validation-of-the-brief-cognitive-assessment-tool-for-schizophrenia-b-cats
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Irene M Hurford, Joseph Ventura, Stephen R Marder, Steven P Reise, Robert M Bilder
INTRODUCTION: Schizophrenia is marked by a global cognitive impairment that contributes significantly to chronic disability and unemployment. As new treatments are developed for cognition in schizophrenia, clinicians require easily administered instruments to assess cognition. We previously developed a very brief cognitive battery (Bell et al., 2005). The Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool for Schizophrenia (B-CATS) was developed specifically to provide clinicians with a way to assess cognition in their patients with schizophrenia...
September 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917134/the-development-of-the-dutch-version-of-the-fremantle-back-awareness-questionnaire
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Lotte Janssens, Nina Goossens, Benedict M Wand, Madelon Pijnenburg, Tinne Thys, Simon Brumagne
BACKGROUND: Disturbed body perception may play a role in the aetiology of chronic low back pain (LBP). The Fremantle Back Awareness Questionnaire (FreBAQ) is currently the only self-report questionnaire to assess back-specific body perception in individuals with LBP. OBJECTIVES: To perform a cross-cultural adaptation of the FreBAQ into Dutch. DESIGN: Psychometric study. METHODS: A Dutch version of the FreBAQ was generated through forward-backward translation, and was completed by 73 patients with LBP and 73 controls to assess discriminant validity...
September 7, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914883/cidp-and-other-inflammatory-neuropathies-in-diabetes-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Yusuf A Rajabally, Mark Stettner, Bernd C Kieseier, Hans-Peter Hartung, Rayaz A Malik
Distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSPN) is the most common neuropathy to occur in diabetes mellitus. However, patients with diabetes can also develop inflammatory neuropathies, the most common and most treatable of which is chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). Whether diabetes is a risk factor for CIDP remains under debate. Early studies suggested that patients with diabetes were at increased risk of CIDP, but epidemiological studies failed to confirm the association, and subsequent data have re-opened the debate...
September 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914735/palliative-care-in-neuromuscular-diseases
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Marianne de Visser, David J Oliver
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness. Neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) are characterized by progressive muscle weakness, leading to pronounced and incapacitating physical disabilities. Most NMDs are not amenable to curative treatment and would thus qualify for palliative care. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a relentlessly progressive disease, which leads to death about 2 years after onset due to respiratory muscle weakness...
September 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914719/physical-therapy-management-of-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-and-hip-abductor-weakness
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Seth Peterson, Thomas Denninger
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hip abductor dysfunction is common in individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Previous research investigating abductor strengthening in the heterogeneous CLBP population is sparse and has failed to target those patients most likely to benefit. The aim of the current case series was to describe the physical therapy management and outcomes of 3 patients with CLBP matching a previously identified subgroup characterized by substantial hip abductor weakness. CASE DESCRIPTION: Three nonconsecutive patients with CLBP-a 77-year-old man, a 78-year-old woman, and an 85-year-old woman-were treated in an outpatient physical therapy clinic...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910162/patient-engagement-is-related-to-impairment-reduction-during-digital-game-based-therapy-in-stroke
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David Putrino, Helma Zanders, Taya Hamilton, Avrielle Rykman, Peter Lee, Dylan J Edwards
OBJECTIVE: Upper limb impairment in the chronic phase of stroke recovery is persistent, disabling, and difficult to treat. The objectives of this study were to determine whether therapeutic enjoyment is related to clinical improvement after upper limb rehabilitation and to assess the feasibility of a therapy gaming system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten chronic stroke survivors with persistent upper limb impairment were enrolled in the study. Upper limb impairment was evaluated by using the Fugl-Meyer Assessment of Upper Extremity Function (FMA-UE)...
September 14, 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895475/delayed-intranasal-infusion-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-improves-white-matter-maturation-after-asphyxia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Lotte G van den Heuij, Mhoyra Fraser, Suzanne L Miller, Graham Jenkin, Euan M Wallace, Joanne O Davidson, Christopher A Lear, Rebecca Lim, Guido Wassink, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury remains highly associated with neurodevelopmental disability after preterm birth. There is increasing evidence that disability is linked with impaired white matter maturation, but there is no specific treatment. In this study, we evaluated whether, in preterm fetal sheep, delayed intranasal infusion of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) given 1, 3 and 10 days after severe HI, induced by umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min, can restore white matter maturation or reduce delayed cell loss...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894792/influence-of-hla-matching-on-the-efficacy-of-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-therapies-for-osteoarthritis-and-degenerative-disc-disease
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Javier García-Sancho, Ana Sánchez, Aurelio Vega, David C Noriega, Mercedes Nocito
BACKGROUND: The necessity for more effective therapies for chronic osteoarticular diseases has led to the development of treatments based on mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the natural precursors of musculoskeletal tissue. Treatments with autologous MSCs yielded excellent results, with nearly 70% improvement of pain and disability in osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. Using allogeneic MSCs is logistically more convenient and would widen the pool of eligible patients, but potential immune rejection should be considered...
September 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894560/poems-syndrome-an-update
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REVIEW
Andrea Nozza
POEMS syndrome is a rare, chronic and disabling condition. The causes of this condition remain unknown; however, chronic overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines appears to be a major contributor. Early diagnosis is essential to start treatment before the clinical state of the patient becomes compromised. A complete evaluation of the disease at its onset is critical to the treatment decision. In localized disease, curative doses of radiation (50 Gy) is the recommended therapy. On the other hand, patients with disseminated disease should be given systemic therapy...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893676/rationale-and-design-of-the-staying-positive-with-arthritis-spa-study-a-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-the-impact-of-a-positive-psychology-intervention-on-racial-disparities-in-pain
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Leslie R M Hausmann, Said A Ibrahim, C Kent Kwoh, Ada Youk, D Scott Obrosky, Debra K Weiner, Ernest Vina, Rollin M Gallagher, Genna T Mauro, Acacia Parks
Knee osteoarthritis is a painful, disabling condition that disproportionately affects African Americans. Existing arthritis treatments yield small to moderate improvements in pain and have not been effective at reducing racial disparities in the management of pain. The biopsychosocial model of pain and evidence from the positive psychology literature, suggest that increasing positive psychological skills (e.g., gratitude, kindness) could improve pain and functioning and reduce disparities in osteoarthritis pain management...
September 8, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893387/the-effect-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-frequency-therapy-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-military-service-members-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#18
Ann Marie Nayback-Beebe, Linda H Yoder, Brandon J Goff, Sonya Arzola, Christopher Weidlich
BACKGROUND: In the U.S. military, chronic low back pain is among the most frequent complaints for medical visits, lost work time, and attrition from active duty and the deployed setting by service members. PURPOSE: The aim of this pilot study was to determine whether adjunctive treatment with pulsed electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) produced significant variability in chronic low back pain symptoms and secondary health-related quality of life, mental health and disability outcomes...
July 20, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887068/the-rationale-design-and-methods-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-evaluate-the-effectiveness-of-collaborative-telecare-in-preserving-function-among-patients-with-late-stage-cancer-and-hematologic-conditions
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Andrea L Cheville, Timothy Moynihan, Jeffrey R Basford, John A Nyman, Marty L Tuma, Debra A Macken, Terry Therneau, Daniel Satelel, Kurt Kroenke
Disablement affects over 40% of patients with advanced stage cancer, devastates their quality of life (QoL), and increases their healthcare costs. Proactively treating the causes of disablement; physical impairments, pain, and immobility, can prolong functional independence, improve QoL and, potentially, reduce utilization. However rehabilitation service delivery models are reactive in nature and focus on catastrophic rather than incipient disability. A validated collaborative approach, the Three Component Model (TCM), optimizes important clinical outcomes and may provide an ideal framework to overcome barriers to proactively integrating rehabilitation into cancer care...
September 5, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885860/anti-lingo-1-opicinumab-a-new-monoclonal-antibody-tested-in-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#20
Serena Ruggieri, Carla Tortorella, Claudio Gasperini
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The modern treatment era for MS witnessed a growing pool of drugs now available for use in clinical practice. These therapies work at different levels, however there is a lack of treatments acting on the neurodegenerative component or improving mechanism of repair. Areas covered: The latest knowledge about the pathophysiological changes occurring in MS have translated into novel treatments at different stages of development...
September 8, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
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