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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930864/neural-correlates-to-the-increase-in-maximal-force-after-dexamethasone-administration
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Stéphane Baudry, Alberto Botter, Jacques Duchateau, Marco A Minetto
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effects of short-term glucocorticoid administration on voluntary activation and intracortical inhibitory and facilitatory circuits. METHODS: Seventeen healthy men participated in a pseudo randomized double-blind study to receive either dexamethasone (8 mg·d, n = 9 subjects) or placebo (n = 8 subjects) for 7 days. The ankle dorsiflexion torque, corresponding electromyography (EMG) of the tibialis anterior, and voluntary activation assessed by the interpolated twitch method using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) were measured during a maximal voluntary contraction (MVC)...
September 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929311/tbi-rehabilomics-research-an-exemplar-of-a-biomarker-based-approach-to-precision-care-for-populations-with-disability
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REVIEW
Amy K Wagner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize how "-omics" technologies can inform rehabilitation-relevant outcomes for a range of populations with neurologically related disability by including outcome metrics linked to the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (WHO-ICF) domains of impairments in body function, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. RECENT FINDINGS: To date, nearly every area of medicine uses biomarkers in some capacity to aid in understanding how personal biology informs clinical care...
September 19, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924682/rehabilitation-for-cancer-patients
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Joachim Weis, Jürgen M Giesler
Rehabilitation for cancer patients aims at reducing the impact of disabling and limiting conditions resulting from cancer and its treatment in order to enable patients to regain social integration and participation. Given current trends in cancer incidence and survival along with progress in medical treatment, cancer rehabilitation is becoming increasingly important in contemporary health care. Although not without limitations, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) provides a valuable perspective for cancer rehabilitation in understanding impairments in functioning and activity as the result of an interaction between a health condition and contextual factors...
2018: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912923/lack-of-needs-assessment-in-cancer-survivorship-care-and-rehabilitation-in-hospitals-and-primary-care-settings
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Charlotte Handberg, Charlotte Maria Jensen, Thomas Maribo
BACKGROUND: Formalized and systematic assessment of survivorship care and rehabilitation needs is prerequisite for ensuring cancer patients sufficient help and support through their cancer trajectory. Patients are often uncertain as to how to express and address their survivorship care and rehabilitation needs, and little is known about specific, unmet needs and the plans necessary to meet them. There is a call for both ensuring survivorship care and rehabilitation for cancer patients in need and further for documenting the specific needs related to the cancer disease and its treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911242/european-validation-of-the-comprehensive-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-core-set-for-osteoarthritis-from-the-perspective-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-or-hip
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Martin Weigl, Heike Wild
PURPOSE: To validate the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Comprehensive Core Set for Osteoarthritis from the patient perspective in Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter cross-sectional study involved 375 patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Trained health professionals completed the Comprehensive Core Set, and patients completed the Short-Form 36 questionnaire. Content validity was evaluated by calculating prevalences of impairments in body function and structures, limitations in activities and participation and environmental factors, which were either barriers or facilitators...
September 15, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903603/reconsideration-icf-scheme
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Yvonne F Heerkens, Marjolein de Weerd, Machteld Huber, Carin P M de Brouwer, Sabina van der Veen, Rom J M Perenboom, Coen H van Gool, Huib Ten Napel, Marja van Bon-Martens, Hillegonda A Stallinga, Nico L U van Meeteren
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September 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900413/impaired-cerebellum-to-primary-motor-cortex-associative-plasticity-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-3
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Ming-Kuei Lu, Jui-Cheng Chen, Chun-Ming Chen, Jeng-Ren Duann, Ulf Ziemann, Chon-Haw Tsai
BACKGROUND: Functional perturbation of the cerebellum (CB)-motor cortex (M1) interactions may underlie pathophysiology of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3). Recently, M1 motor excitability can be bidirectionally modulated in young subjects by corticocortical paired associative stimulation (PAS) on CB and contralateral M1 with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), probably through the cerebello-dentato-thalamo-cortical (CDTC) circuit...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894630/an-ethnobotanical-survey-of-galactogenic-plants-of-the-berhoum-district-m-sila-algeria
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Sarri Madani, Boudjelal Amel, Hendel Noui, Sarri Djamel, Hamdaoui Hadjer
BACKGROUND/AIM: This work aimed an ethnobatanical study on the galactogenic plants used in the Berhoum region (East of M'sila, Algeria) as a part of different studies on the medicinal plants related to M'sila region. METHODS: The fieldwork was undertaken as an ethnobotanical survey involving 76 informants (mean age: 50; 64% women, 36% men). Used the medicinal plants were identified, and the results were analyzed according to literature investigation dealing with ethnobotany...
July 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886077/exploration-of-ethno-medicinal-knowledge-among-rural-communities-of-pearl-valley-rawalakot-district-poonch-azad-jammu-and-kashmir
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Humaira Shaheen, Mirza Faisal Qaseem, Muhammad Shoaib Amjad, Piero Bruschi
BACKGROUND: Medicinal plants are the basic source of health care in the Pearl Valley District Poonch, Azad Jammu, and Kashmir. The basic aim of present study was to record information about the use of plants in herbal preparation and quantification of recorded data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The research was conducted with the null hypothesis that there was no differential distribution of knowledge among the communities between genders and among different age groups in the study area and across cultural medicinal uses of the plants are similar...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880695/influences-on-students-assistive-technology-use-at-school-the-views-of-classroom-teachers-allied-health-professionals-students-with-cerebral-palsy-and-their-parents
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Petra Karlsson, Christine Johnston, Katrina Barker
PURPOSE: This study explored how classroom teachers, allied health professionals, students with cerebral palsy, and their parents view high-tech assistive technology service delivery in the classroom. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with six classroom teachers and six parents and their children were conducted. Additionally, two focus groups comprising 10 occupational therapists and six speech pathologists were carried out. Ethical and confidentiality considerations meant that the groups were not matched...
September 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879576/effects-of-acute-resistance-training-modality-on-corticospinal-excitability-intra-cortical-and-neuromuscular-responses
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Christopher Latella, Wei-Peng Teo, Dale Harris, Brendan Major, Dan VanderWesthuizen, Ashlee M Hendy
OBJECTIVE: Although neural adaptations from strength training are known to occur, the acute responses associated with heavy-strength (HST) and hypertrophy training (HYT) remain unclear. Therefore, we aimed to compare the acute behaviour of corticospinal responses following a single session of HST vs HYT over a 72-h period. METHODS: Fourteen participants completed a random counterbalanced, crossover study that consisted of a single HST session [5 sets × 3 repetition maximum (RM)], a HYT session (3 sets × 12 RM) of the leg extensors and a control session (CON)...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878466/a-comparison-of-the-function-activity-and-participation-and-quality-of-life-between-down-syndrome-children-and-typically-developing-children
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Hee-Kyoung Jung, EunJung Chung, Byoung-Hee Lee
[Purpose] To compare function, activity, participation, and quality of life of Down syndrome children and typically developing children according to age. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 16 Down syndrome children and 20 children with typical development were included as subjects for this study. International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) Child and Youth version (CY) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a questionnaire were used to measure children's functioning, activity, and participation...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871222/reproducibility-of-single-pulse-paired-pulse-and-intermittent-theta-burst-tms-measures-in-healthy-aging-type-2-diabetes-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Peter J Fried, Ali Jannati, Paula Davila-Pérez, Alvaro Pascual-Leone
Background: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can be used to assess neurophysiology and the mechanisms of cortical brain plasticity in humans in vivo. As the use of these measures in specific populations (e.g., Alzheimer's disease; AD) increases, it is critical to understand their reproducibility (i.e., test-retest reliability) in the populations of interest. Objective: Reproducibility of TMS measures was evaluated in older adults, including healthy, AD, and Type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) groups. Methods: Participants received two identical neurophysiological assessments within a year including motor thresholds, baseline motor evoked potentials (MEPs), short- and long-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI, LICI) and intracortical facilitation (ICF), and MEP changes following intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860446/translation-and-cross-cultural-adaptation-of-the-asas-health-index-and-asas-environmental-factors-item-set-into-european-portuguese-language
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Eduardo B Cruz, Sofia Ramiro, Pedro Machado, Sandra Sousa, Renata Aguiar, Alexandre Sepriano, Santiago Rodrigues Manica, Uta Kiltz, Jaime C Branco, Fernando M Pimentel-Santos
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of outcome measures to assess the impact of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) on health, function and quality of life. The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) group developed the ASAS Health Index (ASAS-HI) and the ASAS Environmental Factors Item Set (ASAS-EF) to measure functioning and health across all aspects of health that are typically affected and relevant for patients with axSpA, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)...
August 31, 2017: Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858700/modulation-of-motor-cortex-excitability-by-paired-peripheral-and-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation
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Hatice Kumru, Sergiu Albu, John Rothwell, Daniel Leon, Cecilia Flores, Eloy Opisso, Josep Maria Tormos, Josep Valls-Sole
OBJECTIVE: Repetitive application of peripheral electrical stimuli paired with transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of M1 cortex at low frequency, known as paired associative stimulation (PAS), is an effective method to induce motor cortex plasticity in humans. Here we investigated the effects of repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) combined with low frequency rTMS ('magnetic-PAS') on intracortical and corticospinal excitability and whether those changes were widespread or circumscribed to the cortical area controlling the stimulated muscle...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856567/-assement-of-incapacity-to-work-and-the-mini-icf-app
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Benedikt Habermeyer, Stefan Kaiser, Wolfram Kawohl, Erich Seifritz
OBJECTIVE: According to recent recommendations the Mini-ICF Rating for Limitations of Activities and Participation in Psychological Disorders (Mini-ICF-APP) should be used in the assessment of incapacity to work. However evidence from empirical research in the field is missing. METHODS: The application of the Mini-ICF-APP in the psychiatric assessment of 121 cases was analysed. RESULTS: A significant correlation between capacity to work and the duration of sick-leave with the Mini-ICF-APP sum-score was confirmed...
August 30, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851257/social-participation-in-working-age-adults-with-aphasia-an-updated-systematic-review
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Caitlin Pike, Alta Kritzinger, Bhavani Pillay
BACKGROUND: A previous systematic review found limited data regarding social participation in working-age people with aphasia (PWA). A review of recent studies may reveal more information on challenges in reestablishing social roles. METHOD: The aim was to provide an updated systematic review on social participation in PWA under 65 years of age. Studies from 2005 to 2017 were searched from Scopus, Pubmed, and Psychinfo. Search terms were derived from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the Aphasia- Framework for Outcomes Measures (A-FROM)...
August 29, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839299/correlates-of-home-and-hospital-delivery-in-pakistan
#18
Zainab Parveen, Maqsood Sadiq, Faisal Abbas, Rafi Amir-Ud-Din
OBJECTIVE: To identify the socio-economic determinants of home-based and institutional delivery in Pakistan. METHODS: This study has used Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) data collected by the National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS), Islamabad, Pakistan, and Macro International Inc. (now ICF International) Calverton, Maryland, United States. It used three episodes of Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey Data from 1990-91, 2006-07 and 2012-13...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837103/activities-participation-and-quality-of-life-concepts-in-children-and-adolescents-with-celiac-disease-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Sonya Meyer, Sara Rosenblum
Celiac disease (CD) is a food-related chronic condition and adherence to a strict gluten-free diet is the only available treatment. Adherence to the restrictive diet is challenging among children, especially adolescents. The aim was to describe existing knowledge about food-related activities, participation, and quality of life in daily life among children and adolescents with CD and to illuminate gaps in knowledge. The scoping review methodology was applied and literature searches were conducted in electronic databases...
August 24, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836997/ethnomedicinal-plants-used-by-local-inhabitants-of-jakholi-block-rudraprayag-district-western-himalaya-india
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Ankit Singh, Mohan C Nautiyal, Ripu M Kunwar, Rainer W Bussmann
BACKGROUND: Ethnomedicinal knowledge of the Indian Himalayas is very interesting because of the wide range of medicinal plants used in traditional medical practice. However, there is a danger of knowledge being lost because the knowledge sharing is very limited and passed on orally. The present study is the first ethnomedicinal study in Jakholi area of Rudraprayag district of Northwestern India. The aim of present study was to identify traditional medicinal plants used by the inhabitants to treat different ailments and document the associated knowledge of these medicinal plants...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
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