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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941829/the-clinical-features-and-functional-impact-of-valproate-induced-tremor
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Marlene Alonso-Juarez, Diego Torres-Russotto, Paulina Crespo-Morfin, José Fidel Baizabal-Carvallo
BACKGROUND: Tremor is a known side-effect of anticonvulsants, particularly of valproate. However, there is a dearth of information regarding detailed clinical features and functional impact of valproate-induced tremor. METHODS: We studied a cohort of patients treated with anticonvulsants for neurological disorders, through blinded evaluations using the Clinical Rating Scale for Tremor (CRST); we compared the frequency, severity and functional impact of drug-induced tremor between patients treated with valproate and those treated with other anticonvulsants...
September 15, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941286/manual-function-and-performance-in-humans-gorillas-and-orangutans-during-the-same-tool-use-task
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Ameline Bardo, Raphaël Cornette, Antony Borel, Emmanuelle Pouydebat
OBJECTIVES: Humans are known to possess more complex manual abilities than other primates. However, the manual abilities of primates have not been fully explored, and we still do not know if the manipulative abilities we attribute to humans are unique. The aim of this study was to compare the manual function and performance developed by humans, gorillas and orangutans while performing the same experimental tool use task. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 20 humans, 6 gorillas, and 7 orangutans...
September 23, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934966/effectiveness-of-an-interactive-telerehabilitation-system-with-home-based-exercise-training-in-patients-after-total-hip-or-knee-replacement-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-superiority-no-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah Eichler, Sophie Rabe, Annett Salzwedel, Steffen Müller, Josefine Stoll, Nina Tilgner, Michael John, Karl Wegscheider, Frank Mayer, Heinz Völler
BACKGROUND: Total hip or knee replacement is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures. Physical rehabilitation following total hip or knee replacement is an essential part of the therapy to improve functional outcomes and quality of life. After discharge from inpatient rehabilitation, a subsequent postoperative exercise therapy is needed to maintain functional mobility. Telerehabilitation may be a potential innovative treatment approach. We aim to investigate the superiority of an interactive telerehabilitation intervention for patients after total hip or knee replacement, in comparison to usual care, regarding physical performance, functional mobility, quality of life and pain...
September 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934308/devices-and-tasks-involved-in-the-objective-assessment-of-standing-dynamic-balancing-a-systematic-literature-review
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Bálint Petró, Alexandra Papachatzopoulou, Rita M Kiss
BACKGROUND: Static balancing assessment is often complemented with dynamic balancing tasks. Numerous dynamic balancing assessment methods have been developed in recent decades with their corresponding balancing devices and tasks. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic literature review is to identify and categorize existing objective methods of standing dynamic balancing ability assessment with an emphasis on the balancing devices and tasks being used. DATA SOURCES: Three major scientific literature databases (Science Direct, Web of Science, PLoS ONE) and additional sources were used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931994/efficacy-of-ankle-control-balance-training-on-postural-balance-and-gait-ability-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-single-blinded-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kyeongjin Lee, Yong Woo Lee
[Purpose] This study was conducted to investigate the effects of ankle control balance training (ACBT) on postural balance and gait ability in community-dwelling older adults. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty-four subjects were randomly divided into two groups, with 27 subjects in the ACBT group and 27 subjects in the control group. Subjects in the ACBT group received ACBT for 60 minutes, twice per week for 4 weeks, and all subjects had undergone fall prevention education for 60 minutes, once per week for 4 weeks...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931974/gaze-stabilization-exercises-derive-sensory-reweighting-of-vestibular-for-postural-control
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Yusuke Ueta, Akiyoshi Matsugi, Kosuke Oku, Kojiro Okuno, Yoshiki Tamaru, Shohei Nomura, Hiroaki Tanaka, Shinya Douchi, Nobuhiko Mori
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to investigate whether gaze stabilization exercise derives sensory reweighting of vestibular for upright postural control. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-three healthy volunteers participated in this study. The center of pressure of the total trajectory length was measured before (pre), immediately after (post), and 10 min after (post10) gaze stabilization exercise, in the static standing position, with the eyes open or closed, on the floor or on foam rubber. The sensory contribution values of the visual, somatosensory, and vestibular systems were calculated using center of pressure of the total trajectory length value in these measuring conditions...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929312/the-effect-of-hand-position-on-perceived-finger-orientation-in-left-and-right-handers
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Lindsey E Fraser, Laurence R Harris
In the absence of visual feedback, the perceived orientation of the fingers is systematically biased. In right-handers these biases are asymmetrical between the left and right hands in the horizontal plane and may reflect common functional postures for the two hands. Here we compared finger orientation perception in right- and left-handed participants for both hands, across various hand positions in the horizontal plane. Participants rotated a white line on a screen optically superimposed over their hand to indicate the perceived position of the finger that was rotated to one of seven orientations with the hand either aligned with the body midline, aligned with the shoulder, or displaced by twice the shoulder-to-midline distance from the midline...
September 19, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928650/locomotor-sub-functions-for-control-of-assistive-wearable-robots
#8
Maziar A Sharbafi, Andre Seyfarth, Guoping Zhao
A primary goal of comparative biomechanics is to understand the fundamental physics of locomotion within an evolutionary context. Such an understanding of legged locomotion results in a transition from copying nature to borrowing strategies for interacting with the physical world regarding design and control of bio-inspired legged robots or robotic assistive devices. Inspired from nature, legged locomotion can be composed of three locomotor sub-functions, which are intrinsically interrelated: Stance: redirecting the center of mass by exerting forces on the ground...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928496/dorsal-scapular-nerve-neuropathy-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
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Brad Muir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to elucidate this little known cause of upper back pain through a narrative review of the literature and to discuss the possible role of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) in the etiopathology of other similar diagnoses in this area including cervicogenic dorsalgia (CD), notalgia paresthetica (NP), SICK scapula and a posterolateral arm pain pattern. BACKGROUND: Dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) neuropathy has been a rarely thought of differential diagnosis for mid scapular, upper to mid back and costovertebral pain...
August 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925286/vocal-function-exercises-for-normal-voice-the-effects-of-varying-dosage
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Maria Bane, Vrushali Angadi, Emily Dressler, Richard Andreatta, Joseph Stemple
PURPOSE: This study examined the effect of varying dosage of vocal function exercise (VFE) home practice on attainment of pre-established maximum phonation time (MPT) goals in individuals with normal voice. High dosage VFE practice was expected to result in greatest MPT. The overarching goal of this study was to contribute to a VFE dosage-response curve, potentially including a point of observable toxicity. METHOD: Twenty-eight females ages 18-25 with normal voice participated in this pre-post longitudinal group study...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924563/functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-movement-science-a-systematic-review-on-cortical-activity-in-postural-and-walking-tasks
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REVIEW
Fabian Herold, Patrick Wiegel, Felix Scholkmann, Angelina Thiers, Dennis Hamacher, Lutz Schega
Safe locomotion is a crucial aspect of human daily living that requires well-functioning motor control processes. The human neuromotor control of daily activities such as walking relies on the complex interaction of subcortical and cortical areas. Technical developments in neuroimaging systems allow the quantification of cortical activation during the execution of motor tasks. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) seems to be a promising tool to monitor motor control processes in cortical areas in freely moving subjects...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
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/28919878/postural-control-in-bilateral-vestibular-failure-its-relation-to-visual-proprioceptive-vestibular-and-cognitive-input
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Andreas Sprenger, Jann F Wojak, Nico M Jandl, Christoph Helmchen
Patients with bilateral vestibular failure (BVF) suffer from postural and gait unsteadiness with an increased risk of falls. The aim of this study was to elucidate the differential role of otolith, semicircular canal (SSC), visual, proprioceptive, and cognitive influences on the postural stability of BVF patients. Center-of-pressure displacements were recorded by posturography under six conditions: target visibility; tonic head positions in the pitch plane; horizontal head shaking; sensory deprivation; dual task; and tandem stance...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918597/effect-of-vibration-on-postural-control-and-gait-of-elderly-subjects-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Atefeh Aboutorabi, Mokhtar Arazpour, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Farzam Farahmand, Reza Fadayevatan
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gait and balance disorders are common in the elderly populations, and their prevalence increases with age. This systematic review was performed to summarize the current evidence for subthreshold vibration interventions on postural control and gait in elderly. METHOD: A review of intervention studies including the following words in the title/abstract: insole, foot and ankle appliances, vibration, noise and elderly related to balance and gait...
September 16, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916583/a-balance-and-proprioception-intervention-programme-to-enhance-combat-performance-in-military-personnel
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Shany Funk, T Jacob, D Ben-Dov, E Yanovich, O Tirosh, N Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Optimal functioning of the lower extremities under repeated movements on unstable surfaces is essential for military effectiveness. Intervention training to promote proprioceptive ability should be considered in order to limit the risk for musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a proprioceptive intervention programme on static and dynamic postural balance among Israel Defense Forces combat soldiers. METHODS: Twenty-seven male soldiers, aged 18-20 years, from a physical fitness instructor's course, were randomly divided into two groups matched by age and army unit...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915903/a-quantitative-assessment-of-the-evolution-of-cerebellar-syndrome-in-children-with-phosphomannomutase-deficiency-pmm2-cdg
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Natalia Lourdes Serrano, Victor De Diego, Daniel Cuadras, Antonio F Martinez Monseny, Ramón Velázquez-Fragua, Laura López, Ana Felipe, Luis G Gutiérrez-Solana, Alfons Macaya, Belén Pérez-Dueñas, Mercedes Serrano
BACKGROUND: We aim to delineate the progression of cerebellar syndrome in children with phosphomannomutase-deficiency (PMM2-CDG) using the International Cooperative Ataxia Rating Scale (ICARS). We sought correlation between cerebellar volumetry and clinical situation. We prospectively evaluated PMM2-CDG patients aged from 5 to 18 years through ICARS at two different time points set apart by at least 20 months. We reviewed available MRIs and performed volumetric analysis when it was possible...
September 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915772/hypermobility-in-adolescent-athletes-pain-functional-ability-quality-of-life-and-musculoskeletal-injuries
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Heidi Schmidt, Trine Lykke Pedersen, Tina Junge, Raoul Engelbert, Birgit Juul-Kristensen
Study Design Cross-sectional. Background Generalised joint hypermobility (GJH) may increase pain and likelihood of injuries and also decrease function and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in elite level adolescent athletes. Objectives To assess the prevalence of GJH in elite level adolescent athletes, and to study the association of GJH with pain, function, HRQoL, and musculoskeletal injuries. Methods A total of 132 elite level adolescent athletes (36 males; 96 females), mean (SD) age 14.0 (0.9) years, participated (n=22 ballet dancers, n=57 teamgym gymnasts, n=53 team handball players)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912907/long-term-follow-up-of-autonomic-and-enteric-measures-in-patients-undergoing-vertical-banded-gastroplasty-for-morbid-obesity
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Neil E Crittenden, Hani Rashed, William D Johnson, George Cowan, David Tichansky, Atul Madan, Naeem Aslam, Teresa Cutts, Thomas L Abell
BACKGROUND: A multi-component model of autonomic and enteric factors may correlate with ultimate weight loss or gain after restrictive obesity surgery. This study aimed to determine relevant parameters to predict successful long-term weight loss. METHODS: Thirty-nine patients (four males and 35 females) with a mean age of 37.2 years were followed for over 15 years after vertical banded gastroplasty. Baseline adrenergic: postural adjustment ratio (PAR) and vasoconstriction (VC); cholinergic: electrocardiogram R-to-R interval (RRI) and enteric measure: electrogastrogram (EGG) were utilized by a discriminant function analysis to classify patients as a long-term loser or gainer...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912570/a-focus-on-extracellular-ca-2-entry-into-skeletal-muscle
#19
REVIEW
Chung-Hyun Cho, Jin Seok Woo, Claudio F Perez, Eun Hui Lee
The main task of skeletal muscle is contraction and relaxation for body movement and posture maintenance. During contraction and relaxation, Ca(2+) in the cytosol has a critical role in activating and deactivating a series of contractile proteins. In skeletal muscle, the cytosolic Ca(2+) level is mainly determined by Ca(2+) movements between the cytosol and the sarcoplasmic reticulum. The importance of Ca(2+) entry from extracellular spaces to the cytosol has gained significant attention over the past decade...
September 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904850/effects-of-exercise-on-cervical-angle-and-respiratory-function-in-smartphone-users
#20
Na Kyung Lee, Sang In Jung, Do Youn Lee, Kyung Woo Kang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether exercises can change the cervical angle and respiratory function in smartphone users. METHODS: Thirty healthy volunteers were recruited. The subjects were randomly divided into an exercise group and a control group. All participants used a smartphone for 1 hour while maintaining a sitting posture. Then, each group performed their assigned activity. The exercise group performed two types of exercises and the control group maintained routine activities for 20 minutes...
August 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
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