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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912876/effect-of-intercostal-nerve-block-combined-with-general-anesthesia-on-the-stress-response-in-patients-undergoing-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-surgery
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Yanping Zhan, Guo Chen, Jian Huang, Benchao Hou, Weicheng Liu, Shibiao Chen
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of intercostal nerve block combined with general anesthesia on the stress response and postoperative recovery in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS). A total of 30 patients scheduled for MIMVS were randomly divided into two groups (n=15 each): Group A, which received intercostal nerve block combined with general anesthesia and group B, which received general anesthesia alone. Intercostal nerve block in group A was performed with 0...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899886/brainstem-encephalitis-and-acute-polyneuropathy-associated-with-hepatitis-e-infection
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Omar Jabbar Salim, Amy Davidson, Kathy Li, John Paul Leach, Craig Heath
A 59-year-old man presented with feverish illness. His Glasgow Coma Scale was 15, had reduced visual acuity in the left eye with partial left ptosis and mild left hemiparesis with an extensor left plantar. Over 48 hours, he accrued multiple cranial nerves palsies and progressed to a flaccid paralysis necessitating admission to an intensive care unit.Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) study showed 20 lymphocytes and raised protein. Viral and bacterial PCRs were negative. Samples for Lyme, blood-borne viruses, syphilis and autoantibodies were also negative...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899584/evaluating-the-past-to-improve-the-future-a-qualitative-study-of-icu-patients-experiences
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Kristin Dahle Olsen, Marit Nester, Britt Sætre Hansen
BACKGROUND: The recovery period for patients who have been in an intensive care unitis often prolonged and suboptimal. Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are common psychological problems. Intensive care staff offer various types of intensive aftercare. Intensive care follow-up aftercare services are not standard clinical practice in Norway. OBJECTIVE: The overall aim of this study is to investigate how adult patients experience theirintensive care stay their recovery period, and the usefulness of an information pamphlet...
September 9, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899447/shifting-care-from-community-hospitals-to-intensive-community-support-a-mixed-method-study
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Kate S Williams, Stoyan Kurtev, Kay Phelps, Emma Regen, Simon Conroy, Andrew Wilson
Aim To examine how the introduction of intensive community support (ICS) affected admissions to community hospital (CH) and to explore the views of patients, carers and health professionals on this transition. BACKGROUND: ICS was introduced to provide an alternative to CH provision for patients (mostly very elderly) requiring general rehabilitation. METHOD: Routine data from both services were analysed to identify the number of admissions and length of stay between September 2012 and September 2014...
September 13, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899285/predicting-rehabilitation-length-of-stay-in-canada-it-s-not-just-about-impairment
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B Catharine Craven, Dilnur Kurban, Farnoosh Farahani, Carly S Rivers, Chester Ho, A Gary Linassi, Dany H Gagnon, Colleen O'Connell, Karen Ethans, Laurent J Bouyer, Vanessa K Noonan
INTRODUCTION: Current tertiary Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) rehabilitation funding and rehabilitation length of stay (R-LOS) in most North American jurisdictions are linked to an individual's impairment. Our objectives were to: 1) describe the impact of relevant demographic, impairment and medical complexity variables at rehabilitation admission on R-LOS among adult Canadians with traumatic SCI; and 2) identify factors which extend R-LOS. METHODS: Data from 1,376 adults with traumatic SCI were obtained via chart abstraction and administrative data linkage from 15 Rick Hansen SCI Registry sites (2004-2014)...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887931/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-management-techniques-to-liberate-from-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-manage-post-intensive-care-unit-issues
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Joseph B Zwischenberger, Harrison T Pitcher
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving technique when patients require pulmonary and/or cardiac support for days to weeks for recovery, bridge to decision, or transplantation. Due to complications associated with ECMO, it is best to stay on ECMO as little time as necessary. Foremost is weaning from ECMO, but the post-ECMO period recapitulates the entire field of critical care. Identified issues include (1) potential for systemic inflammatory response syndrome post-decannulation; (2) post-ECMO complications, such as deep vein thrombosis, wounds, renal failure, and stroke; (3) delirium; (4) posttraumatic stress disorder; (5) rehabilitation; and (6) end of life...
October 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887747/reliability-and-validity-of-the-work-and-well-being-inventory-wbi-for-employees
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A A Vendrig, F G Schaafsma
Purpose The purpose of this study is to measure the psychometric properties of the Work and Wellbeing Inventory (WBI) (in Dutch: VAR-2), a screening tool that is used within occupational health care and rehabilitation. Our research question focused on the reliability and validity of this inventory. Methods Over the years seven different samples of workers, patients and sick listed workers varying in size between 89 and 912 participants (total: 2514), were used to measure the test-retest reliability, the internal consistency, the construct and concurrent validity, and the criterion and predictive validity...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884737/-the-application-of-the-acupuncture-techniques-for-the-combined-treatment-of-neurotic-tics-in-the-children
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V V Polunina, B A Polyaev, O A Laisheva, A N Lobov, S V Pavlova
At present, the frequency of neurosis in the children is growing under the influence of the increasingly intensive stressful factors. The neurotic ticks are one of the manifestations of neurosis in the children characterized by involuntary movements; they are often accompanied by hyperactivity, deficit of attention, fatigue, and headaches. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture used for the treatment of neurotic tics in the children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out at the basis of the department of children's rehabilitation of the Moscow city polyclinic #39...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884736/-the-application-of-low-frequency-ultrasound-for-the-comprehensive-treatment-and-rehabilitation-of-the-patients-presenting-with-chronic-endometritis
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Yu V Kovaleva
The incidence of chronic endometritis remains rather high despite considerable progress in reproductive medicine including the advent of the new methods for assisted reproduction; the pregnancy rate after the treatment of this condition is still unacceptably low. It implies the necessity of the careful preparation of endometrium for the implantation of the embryo especially in women with a history of unsuccessful outcomes of the IVF treatment. It calls for the development of the efficient therapeutic modalities for the management of chronic endometritis and restoration of the normal reproductive function; their introduction into the therapeutic algorithm remains equally relevant...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870554/effectiveness-of-speech-language-therapy-either-alone-or-with-add-on-computer-based-language-therapy-software-malayalam-version-for-early-post-stroke-aphasia-a-feasibility-study
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Praveen Kesav, S L Vrinda, Sajith Sukumaran, P S Sarma, P N Sylaja
CONTEXT AND AIMS: This study aimed to assess the feasibility of professional based conventional speech language therapy (SLT) either alone (Group A/less intensive) or assisted by novel computer based local language software (Group B/more intensive) for rehabilitation in early post stroke aphasia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Comprehensive Stroke Care Center of a tertiary health care institute situated in South India, with the study design being prospective open randomised controlled trial with blinded endpoint evaluation...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869119/does-home-based-pulmonary-rehabilitation-improve-functional-capacity-peripheral-muscle-strength-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-bronchiectasis-compared-to-standard-care
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Anderson José, Anne E Holland, Cristiane S de Oliveira, Jessyca P R Selman, Rejane A S de Castro, Rodrigo A Athanazio, Samia Z Rached, Alberto Cukier, Rafael Stelmach, Simone Dal Corso
BACKGROUND: Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation is a promising intervention that may help patients to overcome the barriers to undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation. However, home-based pulmonary rehabilitation has not yet been investigated in patients with bronchiectasis. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with bronchiectasis. METHODS: An open-label, randomized controlled trial with 48 adult patients with bronchiectasis will be conducted...
August 19, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866353/frail-questionnaire-screening-tool-and-short-term-outcomes-in-geriatric-fracture-patients
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Lauren Jan Gleason, Emily A Benton, M Loreto Alvarez-Nebreda, Michael J Weaver, Mitchel B Harris, Houman Javedan
OBJECTIVES: There are limited screening tools to predict adverse postoperative outcomes for the geriatric surgical fracture population. Frailty is increasingly recognized as a risk assessment to capture complexity. The goal of this study was to use a short screening tool, the FRAIL scale, to categorize the level of frailty of older adults admitted with a fracture to determine the association of each frailty category with postoperative and 30-day outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844478/-descriptive-and-comparative-study-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-physical-activity-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Maria Isabel Vazquez-Arce, Elena Marques-Sule
AIM: To analyse several cardiovascular risk factors by means of the physical activity performed by patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. LOCATION: Cardiovascular prevention service (Health Department, Valencia, Spain). PARTICIPANTS: The study included 401 individuals with acute coronary syndrome and discharged from hospital 2-3months before the assessment. The inclusion criteria included age between 30 and 80years-old, no contraindication for physical activity, and no previous participation in cardiac rehabilitation programmes...
August 22, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843523/use-of-an-exercise-technology-in-post-acute-care-of-a-skilled-nursing-facility-a-feasibility-study
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Verena R Cimarolli, Joann P Reinhardt, Jillian Minahan, Orah Burack, Channing Thomas, Regina Melly
OBJECTIVES: Use of exercise technologies has benefits for community-dwelling older adults in terms of improved gait and balance. But research on the feasibility of use of exercise technologies in various geriatric health care settings is lacking. Hence, the current study examined the feasibility of implementing an exercise technology intended to augment rehabilitation in patients receiving post-acute care (PAC) in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). We focused on 3 indicators of feasibility: extent of usage (including predictors of more intense use), patients' acceptability of the technology, and limited efficacy...
August 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839990/short-term-high-intensity-rehabilitation-in-radically-treated-lung-cancer-a-three-armed-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jian Huang, Yutian Lai, Xudong Zhou, Shuangjiang Li, Jianhua Su, Mei Yang, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: The feasibility and practicality of preoperative rehabilitation (PR) programs remains quite controversial in the treatment of lung cancer (LC). This study explored whether a short-term high-intensity rehabilitation program could improve postoperative outcomes compared to those achieved with conventional inspiratory muscle training (IMT). METHODS: A three-armed randomized controlled trial comparing the two training modalities and routine care was conducted in surgical LC patients...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838900/a-patient-cohort-on-long-term-sequelae-of-sepsis-survivors-study-protocol-of-the-mid-german-sepsis-cohort
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André Scherag, Christiane S Hartog, Carolin Fleischmann, Dominique Ouart, Franziska Hoffmann, Christian König, Miriam Kesselmeier, Sandra Fiedler, Monique Philipp, Anke Braune, Cornelia Eichhorn, Christin Gampe, Heike Romeike, Konrad Reinhart
INTRODUCTION: An increasing number of patients survive sepsis; however, we lack valid data on the long-term impact on morbidity from prospective observational studies. Therefore, we designed an observational cohort to quantify mid-term and long-term functional disabilities after intensive care unit (ICU)-treated sepsis. Ultimately, findings for the Mid-German Sepsis Cohort (MSC) will serve as basis for the implementation of follow-up structures for patients with sepsis and help to increase quality of care for sepsis survivors...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838026/-acute-care-rehabilitation-is-the-first-link-in-a-chain-of-rehabilitation-interventions
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Joachim Beyer, Egbert J Seidel
An early, intensive rehabilitative therapy accelerates the recovery of the functions of patients. It contributes to a reduction in the complication rate as well as an improvement in physical and social functioning/participation in the long-term follow-up. Early rehabilitation must be strengthened on the basis of the existing structures: the creation and maintenance of adequately qualified early-stage rehabilitation facilities, at least in hospitals with priority and maximum supply contracts. Patients with long-term intensive care and polytrauma must be rehabilitated as soon as possible (intensive medical rehabilitation)...
August 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836711/delirium-tremens-and-alcohol-withdrawal-nationally-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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David Thomas Moore, Brian Scott Fuehrlein, Robert Alan Rosenheck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Alcohol withdrawal-especially delirium tremens (DT)-is a potentially life-threatening condition. While short-term treatment regimens and factors that predispose to more severe symptomatology have been extensively studied, little attention has been paid to the clinical epidemiology and long-term care of the chronic medical, addictive, psychiatric, and psychosocial problems faced by these patients. METHODS: National Veterans Health Administration data from fiscal year 2012 were examined to identify veterans diagnosed with DT; with withdrawal but not DT (WNDT); and with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) but neither DT nor WNDT...
August 24, 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829828/choosing-the-right-rehabilitation-setting-after-herniated-disc-surgery-motives-motivations-and-expectations-from-the-patients-perspective
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Margrit Löbner, Janine Stein, Melanie Luppa, Alexander Konnopka, Hans Jörg Meisel, Lutz Günther, Jürgen Meixensberger, Katarina Stengler, Matthias C Angermeyer, Hans-Helmut König, Steffi G Riedel-Heller
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate (1) motives, motivations and expectations regarding the choice for a specific rehabilitation setting after herniated disc surgery and (2) how rehabilitation-related motivations and expectations are associated with rehabilitation outcome (ability to work, health-related quality of life and satisfaction with rehabilitation) three months after disc surgery. METHODS: The longitudinal cohort study refers to 452 disc surgery patients participating in a subsequent rehabilitation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826268/effectiveness-of-7-day-versus-weekday-only-rehabilitation-for-stroke-patients-in-an-acute-care-hospital-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tomoko Nakazora, Konosuke Iwamoto, Tetsuhito Kiyozuka, Hirohiko Arimoto, Toshiki Shirotani, Kazuhisa Domen
PURPOSE: Early rehabilitation is widely recommended for acute-stroke patients. We tested the hypothesis that the functional prognosis of stroke patients receiving daily early rehabilitation in a clinical practice setting is generally better than that of patients receiving rehabilitation only on weekdays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed hospitalized patients who experienced either cerebral infarctions or cerebral hemorrhages and subsequently underwent rehabilitation at our hospital between October 2010 and September 2014...
August 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
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