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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734936/rehabilitation-interventions-for-upper-limb-function-in-the-first-four-weeks-following-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-evidence
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Kimberley A Wattchow, Michelle N McDonnell, Susan L Hillier
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic interventions reported in the research literature, and synthesize their effectiveness in improving upper limb (UL) function in the first four weeks post-stroke. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases, trial registries and hand searching was conducted, from inception until June 2016. STUDY SELECTION: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs), controlled trials and interventional studies with pre/post-test design were included for adults within four weeks of any type of stroke with UL impairment...
July 19, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734105/effects-of-median-nerve-neural-mobilization-in-treating-cervicobrachial-pain-a-randomized-waiting-list-controlled-clinical-trial
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David Rodríguez-Sanz, Daniel López-López, Francisco Unda-Solano, Carlos Romero-Morales, Irene Sanz-Corbalán, Hector Beltrán-Alacreu, César Calvo-Lobo
BACKGROUND: There is a current lack of sufficiently high-quality randomized controlled clinical trials that measure the effectiveness of neural tissue mobilization techniques such as median nerve neural mobilization (MNNM) and their specific effects on cervicobrachial pain (CP). This study aim was to compare the effectiveness of MNNM in subjects with CP versus a waiting list control group (WLCG). METHODS: A single-blinded, parallel, randomized controlled clinical trial was performed (NCT02596815)...
July 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733130/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-effects-of-a-progressive-exercise-program-on-the-range-of-motion-and-upper-extremity-grip-strength-in-young-adults-with-breast-cancer
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Marize Ibrahim, Thierry Muanza, Nadia Smirnow, Warren Sateren, Beatrice Fournier, Petr Kavan, Michael Palumbo, Richard Dalfen, Mary-Ann Dalzell
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of breast cancer in young women (aged 18-45 years) has been increasing. Women are commonly left coping with treatment-related disabilities of the upper limb that can persist for > 2 years postoperatively. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 59 young breast cancer patients (29 in the intervention group and 30 in the control group) participated in a pilot prospective randomized controlled trial to determine whether a 12-week postradiation exercise program would improve long-term arm mobility, pain, and handgrip strength...
June 24, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733096/brachial-vein-transposition-is-a-promising-ultimate-upper-limb-autologous-arteriovenous-angioaccess-despite-its-many-pitfalls
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Lamisse Karam, Marek Rawa, Richard Shoenfeld, Pierre Bourquelot
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the possibility of using the brachial veins despite their deep location, small caliber, and thin wall. METHODS: There were 64 patients without superficial veins who were eligible for two-stage brachial vein transposition (BrVT); 54 patients were on hemodialysis, 9 patients had sickle cell disease, and 1 patient had long-term parenteral nutrition. Preoperative imaging was performed with color duplex ultrasound as well as venography for suspected central vein stenosis...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732255/can-head-trauma-trigger-adult-onset-rasmussen-s-encephalitis
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Derrick Soh, Dennis J Cordato, Andrew F Bleasel, Peter Brimage, Roy G Beran
Rasmussen's encephalitis (RE) is a rare unilateral inflammatory brain disorder that causes progressive neurocognitive deterioration and refractory epilepsy including epilepsia partialis continua (EPC). We describe a patient with a unique presentation, where right upper limb EPC due to RE began within 2weeks of a concussive left frontal head injury, in a 36-year-old female without other identifiable etiology, no prior neurological deficit nor suggestion of intracranial pathology or infection, and no preceding seizures...
July 18, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730946/contribution-of-upper-limb-muscles-to-two-different-gripping-styles-in-elite-indoor-tug-of-war-athletes
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Wen-Tzu Tang, Wei-Chih Liao, Hsin-Min Lee
To investigate characteristic upper limb muscle use between two common tug of war (TOW) gripping styles, 20 elite athletes from two high school TOW teams were recruited. Under conditioned attack pulling (with 90% maximal force) on a tug machine, participants used their own habitual gripping style to pull for five 15-s trials. Force and kinematic measurements showed a significantly better force performance and higher centre-of-gravity tilting angle with the gripping style one than with the gripping style two (GS2) (both p < 0...
July 21, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730870/cardiac-autonomic-recovery-after-strength-exercise-in-lower-and-upper-limbs
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Naerton José Xavier Isidoro, Milana Drumond Ramos Santana, Vitor E Valenti, David M Garner, Luiz Carlos de Abreu
Introduction Strength exercises influence the cardiovascular system by promoting autonomic adjustments induced by the increased metabolic demand and consequent increase in local blood flow. However, it is unclear whether there are differences between upper and lower limbs. We aimedto evaluate recovery of cardiac autonomic modulation afterstrengthexercise in upper and lower limbs. Methods We analysed 29 healthy male subjects physically active but not professional athletes aged between 20 and 35 years old...
July 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729323/gait-outcomes-of-older-adults-receiving-subacute-hospital-rehabilitation-following-orthopaedic-trauma-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Saira A Mathew, Paul Varghese, Suzanne S Kuys, Kristiann C Heesch, Steven M McPhail
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe gait speed at admission and discharge from inpatient hospital rehabilitation among older adults recovering from orthopaedic trauma and factors associated with gait speed performance and discharge destination. DESIGN: A longitudinal cohort study was conducted. SETTING: Australian tertiary hospital subacute rehabilitation wards. PARTICIPANTS: Patients aged ≥60 years recovering from orthopaedic trauma (n=746, 71% female) were eligible for inclusion...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729058/impacts-of-sensation-perception-and-motor-abilities-of-the-ipsilesional-upper-limb-on-hand-functions-in-unilateral-stroke-quantifications-from-biomechanical-and-functional-perspectives
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Hsiu-Yun Hsu, Chia-Wen Ke, Ta-Shen Kuan, Hsiu-Ching Yang, Ching-Liang Tsai, Li-Chieh Kuo
BACKGROUND: The presence of subtle losses in hand dexterity after stroke impacts the regaining of independence with regard to activities of daily living. Therefore, awareness of ipsilesional upper extremity (UE) function may be of importance when drafting a comprehensive rehabilitation program. However, current hand function tests seem to be unable to identify asymptomatic UE impairments. OBJECTIVES: To assess the motor coordination as well as the sensory-perception of an ipsilesional UE using biomechanical analysis of performance-oriented tasks and conducting a Manual Tactile Test (MTT)...
July 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728602/robot-assisted-training-for-the-upper-limb-after-stroke-ratuls-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Helen Rodgers, Lisa Shaw, Helen Bosomworth, Lydia Aird, Natasha Alvarado, Sreeman Andole, David L Cohen, Jesse Dawson, Janet Eyre, Tracy Finch, Gary A Ford, Jennifer Hislop, Steven Hogg, Denise Howel, Niall Hughes, Hermano Igo Krebs, Christopher Price, Lynn Rochester, Elaine Stamp, Laura Ternent, Duncan Turner, Luke Vale, Elizabeth Warburton, Frederike van Wijck, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Loss of arm function is a common and distressing consequence of stroke. We describe the protocol for a pragmatic, multicentre randomised controlled trial to determine whether robot-assisted training improves upper limb function following stroke. METHODS/DESIGN: Study design: a pragmatic, three-arm, multicentre randomised controlled trial, economic analysis and process evaluation. SETTING: NHS stroke services. PARTICIPANTS: adults with acute or chronic first-ever stroke (1 week to 5 years post stroke) causing moderate to severe upper limb functional limitation...
July 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726572/successful-forearm-prosthesis-fitting-in-a-patient-with-epidermolysis-bullosa-dystrophica-case-report
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Carl Verduyn, Marie-Anne Morren, Marguerite Stas, Friedl Sinnaeve, Katarina Segers, Carlotte Kiekens
BACKGROUND: Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica is a rare dermatological disease characterized by extreme skin fragility and elevated risk of developing a squamous cell carcinoma. In some cases, amputation of a limb is necessary. Case description and methods: A 37-year-old man with recessive, severe generalized epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica developed a squamous cell carcinoma on the right forearm requiring a below-elbow amputation. Preoperative advice concerning indication and level of amputation was given...
July 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726146/an-odyssey-of-complications-from-band-to-sleeve-to-bypass-definitive-laparoscopic-completion-gastrectomy-with-distal-esophagectomy-and-esophagojejunostomy-for-persistent-leak
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Hideo Takahashi, Andrew T Strong, Alfredo D Guerron, John H Rodriguez, Matthew Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Anastomotic leaks are uncommon yet potentially devastating complications after bariatric surgery. While the initial management includes resuscitation and sepsis control, the definitive management often requires endoscopic or surgical interventions. Surgical revision of the initial surgery may be necessary for chronic non-healing fistula. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patient is a 45-year-old female with history of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding who underwent band removal and conversion to a sleeve gastrectomy (SG) due to her failed weight loss, which resulted in a leak at gastroesophageal junction...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726023/benefits-and-risks-of-non-approved-injection-regimens-for-botulinum-toxins-in-spasticity
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Andrea Santamato, Francesco Panza
Spasticity with muscle paresis and loss of dexterity is a common feature of upper motor neuron syndrome due to injuries or the pyramidal tract in several neurological conditions. Botulinum toxin type A has been considered the gold standard treatment for spasticity and movement disorders, with efficacy, reversibility, and low prevalence of complications. During the last 30 years, thousands of studies of its use have been performed, but few guidelines are available. Therefore, there is great variability in both the doses and intervals of administration and the approaches taken by clinicians with considerable experience in spasticity and movement disorder treatment...
July 19, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724825/a-rare-case-of-overlapping-sturge-weber-syndrome-and-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome-associated-with-bilateral-refractory-childhood-glaucoma
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Manju R Pillai, P P Hasini, Ashish Ahuja, S R Krishnadas
A 6-year-old girl presented with blurred vision and was found to have elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and glaucomatous optic disc damage in both eyes. She also displayed capillary malformations on the face (port-wine stain), upper back and all four limbs, angiomatosis in the brain and had hypertrophy of the left upper and lower limbs typical of overlapping Sturge-Weber syndrome and Klippel-Trenaunay syndromes. She was initially managed with IOP lowering topical medications but required trabeculectomy in the right eye followed by Ahmed valve implantation in both eyes...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723767/return-of-the-cadaver-key-role-of-anatomic-dissection-for-plastic-surgery-resident-training
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Swenn Maxence Krähenbühl, Paul Čvančara, Thomas Stieglitz, Raphaël Bonvin, Murielle Michetti, Marjorie Flahaut, Sébastien Durand, Lina Deghayli, Lee Ann Applegate, Wassim Raffoul
Successful Plastic Surgery Residency training is subjected to evolving society pressure of lower hourly work weeks imposed by external committees, labor laws, and increased public awareness of patient care quality. Although innovative measures for simulation training of surgery are appearing, there is also the realization that basic anatomy training should be re-enforced and cadaver dissection is of utmost importance for surgical techniques.In the development of new technology for implantable neurostimulatory electrodes for the management of phantom limb pain in amputee patients, a design of a cadaveric model has been developed with detailed steps for innovative transfascicular insertion of electrodes...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721577/characterization-of-motor-events-in-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Paulo Bugalho, Tânia Lampreia, Rita Miguel, Marcelo Mendonça, André Caetano, Raquel Barbosa
We used video-polysomnography to characterize motor events (ME) in 14 Parkinson's disease (PD-RBD) and 18 idiopathic (iRBD) REM sleep behavior disorder cases. ME occurred predominantly in the upper limbs and were mostly simple, non-emotional, distal and focal. There were no significant differences in ME features between PD-RBD and iRBD groups. Our data suggests that RBD ME are mostly non violent. Similarity between PD-RBD and iRBD groups suggests that motor dysfunction does not affect ME features.
July 18, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720009/the-effect-of-isolated-finger-stiffness-on-adjacent-digit-function
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Rasha Baaqeel, Kitty Wu, Shrikant J Chinchalkar, Douglas C Ross
BACKGROUND: Isolated stiffness in a single finger can affect the function of adjacent digits and decrease overall hand function due to the quadriga phenomenon. This study objectively quantifies the dysfunctional impact of each individual stiff finger upon the remaining digits. METHODS: Twenty-five individuals (10 men and 15 women) with a mean age of 31 years (range, 18-58 years) without any upper limb pathology, neuropathy, or systemic illness were recruited. Volar-based finger splints were used to hold individual digits of the dominant hand (24 right and 1 left) sequentially in full extension at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP), and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints...
March 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719554/treatment-of-displaced-midshaft-clavicle-fractures-figure-of-eight-harness-versus-anterior-plate-osteosynthesis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marcel Jun Sugawara Tamaoki, Fabio Teruo Matsunaga, Adelmo Rezende Ferreira da Costa, Nicola Archetti Netto, Marcelo Hide Matsumoto, Joao Carlos Belloti
BACKGROUND: Most midshaft clavicle fractures affect the economically active population, which is negatively impacted by transient limb impairment during the treatment. There is still debate about the advantages and disadvantages of surgical treatment for these fractures. METHODS: In this prospective randomized controlled trial, 117 patients were allocated to 1 of 2 groups: nonsurgical treatment with a figure-of-eight harness or surgical treatment with anteroinferior plate osteosynthesis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718362/adaptive-behaviour-and-motor-skills-in-children-with-upper-limb-deficiency
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Hiroshi Mano, Sayaka Fujiwara, Nobuhiko Haga
BACKGROUND: The dysfunction of individuals with upper limb deficiencies affects their daily lives and social participation. OBJECTIVES: To clarify the adaptive behaviours and motor skills of children with upper limb deficiencies. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: The subjects were 10 children ranging from 1 to 6 years of age with unilateral upper limb deficiencies at the level distal to the elbow who were using only cosmetic or passive prostheses or none at all...
July 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718330/anatomic-assessment-of-k-wire-trajectory-for-transverse-percutaneous-fixation-of-small-finger-metacarpal-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
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Louis C Grandizio, Amy Speeckaert, Zach Kozick, Joel C Klena
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this cadaveric study is to evaluate the trajectory of percutaneous transverse Kirschner wire (K-wire) placement for fifth metacarpal fractures relative to the sagittal profile of the fifth metacarpal in order to develop a targeting strategy for the treatment of fifth metacarpal fractures. METHODS: Using 12 unmatched fresh human upper limbs, we evaluated the trajectory of percutaneous transverse K-wire placement relative to the sagittal profile of the fifth metacarpal in order to develop a targeting strategy for treatment of fifth metacarpal fractures...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
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