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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895574/robot-assisted-rehabilitation-of-ankle-plantar-flexors-spasticity-a-3-month-study-with-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation
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Zhihao Zhou, Yao Sun, Ninghua Wang, Fan Gao, Kunlin Wei, Qining Wang
In this paper, we aim to investigate the effect of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)-based rehabilitation for ankle plantar flexors spasticity by using a Robotic Ankle-foot Rehabilitation System (RARS). A modified robot-assisted system was proposed, and seven poststroke patients with hemiplegic spastic ankles participated in a 3-month robotic PNF training. Their impaired sides were used as the experimental group, while their unimpaired sides as the control group. A robotic intervention for the experimental group started from a 2-min passive stretching to warming-up or relaxing the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles and also ended with the same one...
2016: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881154/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-identifies-novel-notch3-gene-mutations-in-cadasil-diagnostics-patients
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Neven Maksemous, Robert A Smith, Larisa M Haupt, Lyn R Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a monogenic, hereditary, small vessel disease of the brain causing stroke and vascular dementia in adults. CADASIL has previously been shown to be caused by varying mutations in the NOTCH3 gene. The disorder is often misdiagnosed due to its significant clinical heterogeneic manifestation with familial hemiplegic migraine and several ataxia disorders as well as the location of the currently identified causative mutations...
November 24, 2016: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876449/reduction-in-spasticity-in-stroke-patient-with-paraffin-therapy
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Jing Wang, Peng Yu, Ming Zeng, Xudong Gu, Yan Liu, Mingyue Xiao
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to confirm whether paraffin therapy offer clinical value in the treatment of spasticity due to stroke. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with spasticity in the upper limb were included. The patients were randomized into the experimental group with paraffin therapy (n = 27) and the control group with placebo therapy (n = 25). The outcome measures besides temperature examination were undertaken at time points of 0 (T0), 2 (T1) and 4 weeks (T2) following therapy treatment...
November 23, 2016: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871455/episodic-ataxia-and-sca6-within-the-same-family-due-to-the-d302n-cacna1a-gene-mutation
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Luca Pradotto, Monica Mencarelli, Matteo Bigoni, Alessandra Milesi, Anna Di Blasio, Alessandro Mauro
Several dominant mutations of CACNA1A gene were associated with at least three different allelic disorders: spino-cerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6), episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2), and familial hemiplegic migraine-1 (FHM1). It is generally thought that loss-of-function mutations are associated with EA2, gain-of-function missense mutations with FHM1, and abnormal CAG expansions with SCA6. But, overlapping features, atypical symptoms and co-occurrence of distinct phenotypes within the same family were reported. We describe a four generation family showing different phenotypes ranging from EA2 to SCA6 and carrying the p...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858578/severe-cerebral-edema-following-nivolumab-treatment-for-pediatric-glioblastoma-case-report
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Xiao Zhu, Michael M McDowell, William C Newman, Gary E Mason, Stephanie Greene, Mandeep S Tamber
Nivolumab is an immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) currently undergoing Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of glioblastoma. The authors present the case of a 10-year-old girl with glioblastoma treated with nivolumab under compassionate-use guidelines. After the first dose of nivolumab the patient developed hemiparesis, cerebral edema, and significant midline shift due to severe tumor necrosis. She was managed using intravenous dexamethasone and discharged on a dexamethasone taper. The patient's condition rapidly deteriorated after the second dose of nivolumab, demonstrating hemiplegia, seizures, and eventually unresponsiveness with a fixed and dilated left pupil...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847713/effect-of-intra-articular-hyaluronic-acid-injection-on-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-after-stroke
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Myung Hun Jang, Chang-Hyung Lee, Yong-Il Shin, Soo-Yeon Kim, Sung Chul Huh
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IAHA) injection for hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) after stroke. METHODS: Thirty-one patients with HSP and limited range of motion (ROM) without spasticity of upper extremity were recruited. All subjects were randomly allocated to group A (n=15) for three weekly IAHA injection or group B (n=16) for a single intra-articular steroid (IAS) injection. All injections were administered by an expert physician until the 8th week using a posterior ultrasonography-guided approach...
October 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830945/kinematic-characteristics-of-reaching-in-children-with-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy-a-comparative-study
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Emad A Aboelnasr, Fatma A Hegazy, Hoda A Altalway
BACKGROUND: Practitioners need more sensitive measures to quantify reaching movement for judgement of the treatment effects and reflecting the degrees of motor impairment in upper extremities. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to differentiate between spastic and normal reaching using three-dimensional (3D) motion analysis and to quantify the interference of spasticity on reaching movement in children with congenital hemiplegic cerebral palsy. METHODS: Fifteen children with hemiplegic CP as a study group and 15 normal typically-developing (TD) children as a control group were studied...
November 10, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826251/immature-spinal-locomotor-output-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Germana Cappellini, Yury P Ivanenko, Giovanni Martino, Michael J MacLellan, Annalisa Sacco, Daniela Morelli, Francesco Lacquaniti
Detailed descriptions of gait impairments have been reported in cerebral palsy (CP), but it is still unclear how maturation of the spinal motoneuron output is affected. Spatiotemporal alpha-motoneuron activation during walking can be assessed by mapping the electromyographic activity profiles from several, simultaneously recorded muscles onto the anatomical rostrocaudal location of the motoneuron pools in the spinal cord, and by means of factor analysis of the muscle activity profiles. Here, we analyzed gait kinematics and EMG activity of 11 pairs of bilateral muscles with lumbosacral innervation in 35 children with CP (19 diplegic, 16 hemiplegic, 2-12 years) and 33 typically developing (TD) children (1-12 years)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821946/relation-between-muscle-fiber-conduction-velocity-and-exerted-dynamic-characteristics-of-muscular-tension-in-patients-with-hemiplegia-caused-by-stroke
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Kenichi Murakami, Hiroyuki Fujisawa, Makoto Suzuki, Yoichiro Sato, Kentaro Sakurai, Chie Abe
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to clarify the relationships among muscle fiber conduction velocity, time-force characteristics of muscle force production, and voluntary movement in patients with hemiplegia. [Subjects and Methods] The participants in the present study were 13 patients with hemiplegia. Muscle fiber conduction velocity, deep temperature of muscles and muscle thickness were measured for the tibialis anterior, and a time force curve was obtained from dorsiflexion of the ankle and lower thigh girth (maximum, minimum) for both sides...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821919/bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-for-severe-stroke-patients-with-upper-extremity-hemiplegia
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Chanuk Yoo, Jaehyung Kim, Yeongae Yang, Jinsu Lee, Gyerok Jeon
[Purpose] This study is to analyze bioimpedance parameters and occupational assessment for severe stroke patients with upper extremity hemiplegia. [Subjects and Methods] Experimental subjects were 20 hemiplegic stroke patients receiving rehabilitation therapy between November to October, 2015. Prediction marker (PM), and phase angle (θ), a nd characteristic frequency (fc) were measured using bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (MultiScan 5000). Bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) was also obtained from the bioimpedance data...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818813/familial-hemiplegic-migraine-with-severe-attacks-a-new-report-with-atp1a2-mutation
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E Martínez, R Moreno, L López-Mesonero, I Vidriales, M Ruiz, A L Guerrero, J J Tellería
Introduction. Familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) is a rare disorder characterized by migraine attacks with motor weakness during the aura phase. Mutations in CACNA1A, ATP1A2, SCN1A, and PRRT2 genes have been described. Methods. To describe a mutation in ATP1A2 gene in a FHM case with especially severe and prolonged symptomatology. Results. 22-year-old woman was admitted due to migraine-type headache and sudden onset of right-sided weakness and aphasia; she had similar episodes in her childhood. Her mother was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine without genetic confirmation...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814305/gait-training-with-hybrid-assistive-limb-enhances-the-gait-functions-in-subacute-stroke-patients-a-pilot-study
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Kenichi Yoshikawa, Masafumi Mizukami, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Ayumu Sano, Kazunori Koseki, Kumiko Sano, Yasutsugu Asakawa, Yutaka Kohno, Kei Nakai, Masahiko Gosho, Hideo Tsurushima
BACKGROUND: The robotic Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) provides motion according to the wearer's voluntary activity. HAL training effects on walking speed and capacity have not been clarified in subacute stroke. OBJECTIVES: To determine improvement in walking ability by HAL and the most effective improvement measure for use in future large-scale trials. METHODS: Sixteen first-ever hemiplegic stroke patients completed at least 20 sessions over 5 weeks...
October 31, 2016: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807184/prevalence-of-lifetime-depression-in-a-large-hemiplegic-migraine-cohort
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Mark A Louter, Nadine Pelzer, Irene de Boer, Babette E C Kuijvenhoven, Willebrordus P J van Oosterhout, Erik W van Zwet, Michel D Ferrari, Gisela M Terwindt
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of depression and determinants associated with depression in a large population of hemiplegic migraine (HM) patients. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, validated questionnaire study among 89 well-defined HM patients and 235 headache-free controls. The prevalence of lifetime depression and its relation to migraine characteristics was assessed. RESULTS: HM patients had increased odds for lifetime depression (odds ratio 3...
November 2, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801765/should-we-treat-a-patient-s-symptoms-or-angiography-image-in-tia-two-case-reports
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Hana Karpatová, Jana Jankových, Robert Mikulík
OBJECTIVES: Data on vascular status in the first hours after onset of transient ischemic attack (TIA) and its clinical significance are missing. Also, it is not known whether arterial occlusion, if present in TIA, should be the target for revascularization. We present 2 patients to demonstrate that TIA can be due to acute major intracranial arterial occlusion and to show how such arterial occlusion may affect the outcome. CASE REPORTS: Two patients (54 and 63 years old) were diagnosed with TIA and at the same time had occlusion of the middle cerebral artery...
November 2016: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799679/effect-of-mirror-therapy-on-upper-extremity-motor-function-in-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nigar Gurbuz, Sevgi Ikbali Afsar, Sehri Ayaş, Sacide Nur Saracgil Cosar
[Purpose] This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of mirror therapy combined with a conventional rehabilitation program on upper extremity motor and functional recovery in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-one hemiplegic patients were included. The patients were randomly assigned to a mirror (n=16) or conventional group (n=15). The patients in both groups underwent conventional therapy for 4 weeks (60-120 minutes/day, 5 days/week). The mirror group received mirror therapy, consisting of periodic flexion and extension movements of the wrist and fingers on the non-paralyzed side...
September 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790126/hemiplegic-migraine-presenting-with-prolonged-somnolence-a-case-report
#16
Christian Saleh, Geneviève Pierquin, Stefan Beyenburg
Hemiplegic migraine is a rare and complex disease, characterized by migraine with a reversible motor aura. Hemiplegic migraine can be easily misdiagnosed at its first presentation with an atypical severe form of migraine, a stroke, multiple sclerosis, metabolic disorders, conversion disorder or an epilepsy. We present the case of a young 24-year-old male patient, who since the age of 4 years had been having multiple episodes of migraine associated with hemiparesis, paraesthesia, prolonged somnolence, aphasia and confusion...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775573/preliminary-study-on-continuous-recognition-of-elbow-flexion-extension-using-semg-signals-for-bilateral-rehabilitation
#17
Zhibin Song, Songyuan Zhang
Surface electromyography (sEMG) signals are closely related to the activation of human muscles and the motion of the human body, which can be used to estimate the dynamics of human limbs in the rehabilitation field. They also have the potential to be used in the application of bilateral rehabilitation, where hemiplegic patients can train their affected limbs following the motion of unaffected limbs via some rehabilitation devices. Traditional methods to process the sEMG focused on motion pattern recognition, namely, discrete patterns, which are not satisfactory for use in bilateral rehabilitation...
October 19, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770403/characterising-the-premonitory-stage-of-migraine-in-children-a-clinic-based-study-of-100-patients-in-a-specialist-headache-service
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N Karsan, P Prabhakar, P J Goadsby
BACKGROUND: The premonitory stage of migraine attacks, when symptomatology outside of pain can manifest hours to days before the onset of the headache, is well recognised. Such symptoms have been reported in adults in a number of studies, and have value in predicting an impending headache. These symptoms have not been extensively studied in children. We aimed to characterise which, if any, of these symptoms are reported in children seen within a Specialist Headache Service. METHODS: We reviewed clinic letters from the initial consultation of children and adolescents seen within the Specialist Headache Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital between 1999 and 2015 with migraine in whom we had prospectively assessed clinical phenotype data...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765557/effects-of-talocrural-mobilization-with-movement-on-ankle-strength-mobility-and-weight-bearing-ability-in-hemiplegic-patients-with-chronic-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chang-Man An, Shin-Ok Jo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In general, adequate movement of the ankle joint is known to play an important role in functional activities. Stroke survivors frequently have limited range of motion of the ankle, leading to dysfunctional weight transfer toward the paretic lower limb during standing or gait. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of talocrural mobilization with movement (MWM) on ankle strength, dorsiflexion passive range of motion (DF-PROM), and weight-bearing ability on the paretic limb during standing or gait in stroke patients with limited ankle dorsiflexion...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759930/retraction-beneficial-effect-of-intermittent-cyclical-etidronate-therapy-in-hemiplegic-patients-following-an-acute-stroke-by-y-sato-t-asoh-m-kaji-and-k-oizumi
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The above article, published online on 1 December 2000 in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com), and in Volume 15, Issue 12, pages 2487-2494, has been retracted by agreement between the authors, the Journal Editor in Chief, Juliet Compston, and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed due to concerns about the underlying data to which the authors have given no satisfactory response. Dr Sato acknowledges that his co-authors are named as such for honorary reasons and are not responsible for the content of the manuscript...
October 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
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