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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206801/burden-and-mental-health-among-caregivers-of-veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injury-polytrauma
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Joan M Griffin, Minji K Lee, Lauren R Bangerter, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Sean M Phelan, Kathleen F Carlson, Laura A Meis
Veterans who survive multiple traumatic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), must often rely on family caregivers for ongoing care and support with reintegration. Understanding factors associated with caregiving that help or harm caregivers' health is critical for identifying appropriate and effective interventions that support caregiver health and promote the provision of quality care to veterans. This study utilized cross-sectional data from the Family and Caregiver Experiences Study, a survey of 564 caregivers caring for veterans who served after September 11, 2001, survived TBI/polytrauma during service, and received inpatient rehabilitation care in a Veterans Affairs Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center...
2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181920/can-early-rehabilitation-on-the-general-ward-after-an-intensive-care-unit-stay-reduce-hospital-length-of-stay-in-survivors-of-critical-illness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wolfgang Gruther, Karin Pieber, Irene Steiner, Cornelia Hein, Jörg Michael Hiesmayr, Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate if an early rehabilitation program for survivors of critical illness improves functional recovery, reduces length of stay, and reduces hospital costs. DESIGN: This was a prospective randomized controlled trial. Fifty-three consecutive survivors of critical illness were included in the study. After discharge from the intensive care unit, the intervention group received an early rehabilitation program, and the standard-care group received physical therapy as ordered by the primary care team...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170431/bedside-or-not-bedside-evaluation-of-patient-satisfaction-in-intensive-medical-rehabilitation-wards
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Christophe Luthy, Patricia Francis Gerstel, Angela Pugliesi, Valérie Piguet, Anne-Françoise Allaz, Christine Cedraschi
BACKGROUND: Concerns that bedside presentation (BsP) rounds could make patients uncomfortable led many residency programs to move daily rounds outside the patients' room (OsPR). We performed a prospective quasi-experimental controlled study measuring the effect of these two approaches on patient satisfaction. METHODS: Patient satisfaction was measured using the Picker questionnaire (PiQ). Results are expressed in problematic percentage scores scaled from 0 = best-100 = worst...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166772/challenges-uncertainties-and-perceived-benefits-of-providing-weekend-allied-health-services-a-managers-perspective
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Deb Mitchell, Lisa O'Brien, Anne Bardoel, Terry Haines
BACKGROUND: Health services that operate 7 days per week are under pressure to show the increased cost of providing weekend services can be measured in improved patient outcomes. The evidence for weekend allied health services in acute medical and surgical wards is weak and there is wide variation between the services offered at different hospitals. METHODS: This qualitative study was undertaken during a multi-site stepped wedge randomised controlled trial involving twelve acute medical and surgical wards from two Australian hospitals, in which weekend allied health services were removed before being reinstated with a stakeholder driven model...
February 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166447/nutrition-support-for-persistent-inflammation-immunosuppression-and-catabolism-syndrome
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Frederick A Moore, Stuart Phillips, Craig McClain, Jayshil J Patel, Robert Martindale
Despite tremendous advances in critical care, multiple-organ failure continues to be a significant problem. However, in recent years, far fewer patients with multiple-organ failure die early, but many experience ongoing immune dysregulation and are developing persistent inflammation, immunosuppression, and catabolism syndrome (PICS). Most PICS patients are discharged to nonhome destinations, fail to rehabilitate, and succumb to indolent death. From a nutrition perspective, patients with PICS experience persistent inflammation-induced cachexia despite evidenced-based recommended intensive care unit nutrition support...
February 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163919/therapeutic-effects-of-intensive-inpatient-rehabilitation-in-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
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Yumiko Kaseda, Junko Ikeda, Katsunobu Sugihara, Takemori Yamawaki, Tatsuo Kohriyama, Masayasu Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: The importance of rehabilitation therapy in Parkinson's disease is well recognized. However, the effects of an inpatient rehabilitation program for advanced Parkinson's disease have not been fully investigated. AIM: To assess the effects of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: We enrolled 31 patients (mean age 69.5 ± 9.4 years; mean disease duration 8.8 ± 6.4 years) with advanced Parkinson's disease, without severe cognitive impairment...
January 2017: Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162216/-gradient-treatment-of-acute-superior-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis-clinical-analysis-of-68-cases
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K Liu, X X Fan, S F Yang, W W Ding, C S He, X J Wu, J S Li
Objective: To investigate the effect of Gradient treatment for acute superior mesenteric venous thrombosis (ASMVT). Methods: Clinic data of 68 patients of ASMVT admitted in Department of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University from January 2009 to December 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 50 male and 18 female patients with a mean age of (45±12) years. These patients were conducted by the stepwise treatment model (endovascular treatment-damage control surgery-surgical intensive care-intestinal rehabilitation treatment)...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160245/lipoprotein-a-hyperlipoproteinemia-as-cause-of-chronic-spinal-cord-ischemia-resulting-in-progressive-myelopathy-successful-treatment-with-lipoprotein-apheresis
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Franz Heigl, Reinhard Hettich, Erich Mauch, Reinhard Klingel, Cordula Fassbender
High concentrations of lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) represent an important independent and causal risk factor associated with adverse outcome in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Effective Lp(a) lowering drug treatment is not available. Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) has been proven to prevent cardiovascular events in patients with Lp(a)-hyperlipoproteinemia (Lp(a)-HLP) and progressive CVD. Here we present the course of a male patient with established peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) at the early age of 41 and coronary artery disease (CAD), who during follow-up developed over 2 years a progressive syndrome of cerebellar and spinal cord deficits against the background of multifactorial cardiovascular risk including positive family history of CVD...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157752/stroke-rehabilitation
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Samir R Belagaje
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rehabilitation is an important aspect of the continuum of care in stroke. With advances in the acute treatment of stroke, more patients will survive stroke with varying degrees of disability. Research in the past decade has expanded our understanding of the mechanisms underlying stroke recovery and has led to the development of new treatment modalities. This article reviews and summarizes the key concepts related to poststroke recovery. RECENT FINDINGS: Good data now exist by which one can predict recovery, especially motor recovery, very soon after stroke onset...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148424/-concepts-boosting-the-clinical-impact-in-early-neurological-rehabilitation
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REVIEW
Charlotte Gilart de Keranflec'h, François Décaillet
Vaudois university hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, has an acute neurological rehabilitation unit. An interdisciplinary team cares for patients with brain injuries after their transfer from intensive care. In this context, nurses base their practice on different concepts and techniques for introducing early neurological rehabilitation into each care procedure.
October 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121021/interventions-for-dysarthria-due-to-stroke-and-other-adult-acquired-non-progressive-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Claire Mitchell, Audrey Bowen, Sarah Tyson, Zoe Butterfint, Paul Conroy
BACKGROUND: Dysarthria is an acquired speech disorder following neurological injury that reduces intelligibility of speech due to weak, imprecise, slow and/or unco-ordinated muscle control. The impact of dysarthria goes beyond communication and affects psychosocial functioning. This is an update of a review previously published in 2005. The scope has been broadened to include additional interventions, and the title amended accordingly. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of interventions to improve dysarthric speech following stroke and other non-progressive adult-acquired brain injury such as trauma, infection, tumour and surgery...
January 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120079/correlation-between-timing-of-surgery-and-outcome-in-thoracolumbar-fractures-does-early-surgery-influence-neurological-recovery-and-functional-restoration-a-multivariate-analysis-of-results-in-our-experience
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Alessandro Landi, Nicola Marotta, Angela Ambrosone, Emiliano Prizio, Cristina Mancarella, Fabrizio Gregori, Giuseppe La Torre, Antonio Santoro, Roberto Delfini
BACKGROUND: Treatment for spinal trauma is affected by both nonmodifiable and modifiable variables. The aim of this study was to compare early surgery with intermediate and late surgery to determine the benefits of spinal reconstruction in neurological recovery and functional restoration in patients with thoracolumbar fractures. METHODS: In order to identify correlations between treatment timing, fracture site, neurological recovery, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) score restoration, and rehabilitation prognosis in patients with thoracic and lumbar fractures, we conducted a multivariate analysis of the results of surgery, at our institution, in 166 consecutive patients with unstable thoracolumbar fractures with or without neurological impairment...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114179/subdural-hematoma-a-rare-adverse-complication-from-bone-anchored-hearing-aid-placement
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Nikul Amin, Antonio Aymat-Torrente
OBJECTIVE: Bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA) are bone conduction hearing aids commonly implantated by Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeons. We present the first documented case of a subdural hematoma secondary to primary fixation of a BAHA. PATIENT: We present a 65-year-old male patient undergoing a left sided BAHA for bilateral chronic ear infections and difficulty wearing conventional hearing aids. The procedure was uneventful, however, the patient developed a postoperative large acute left temporoparietal intracerebral hematoma associated with an ipsilateral acute subdural hematoma...
March 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114091/-virtual-reality-therapy-in-anxiety-disorders
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V Mitrousia, O Giotakos
During the last decade a number of studies have been conducted in order to examine if virtual reality exposure therapy can be an alternative form of therapy for the treatment of mental disorders and particularly for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Imaginal exposure therapy, which is one of the components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, cannot be easily applied to all patients and in cases like those virtual reality can be used as an alternative or a supportive psychotherapeutic technique. Most studies using virtual reality have focused on anxiety disorders, mainly in specific phobias, but some extend to other disorders such as eating disorders, drug dependence, pain control and palliative care and rehabilitation...
October 2016: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109570/osteopathic-manipulative-treatment-improves-heart-surgery-outcomes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vittorio Racca, Bruno Bordoni, Paolo Castiglioni, Maddalena Modica, Maurizio Ferratini
BACKGROUND: Controlling sternal pain after heart surgery is important to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, but pain is often undertreated because of contraindications and side effects of analgesic drugs. Recently, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) was demonstrated to reduce pain in different clinical contexts, suggesting its potential utility after cardiac surgery. The aim of this open-label, controlled study is to assess whether OMT contributes to sternal pain relief and improves postoperative outcomes...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109467/dexamethasone-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-with-microvascular-reconstruction-no-benefit-more-complications
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S Kainulainen, J Törnwall, A M Koivusalo, A L Suominen, P Lassus
OBJECTIVES: Glucocorticoids are widely used in association with major surgery of the head and neck to improve postoperative rehabilitation, shorten intensive care unit and hospital stay, and reduce neck swelling. This study aimed to clarify whether peri- and postoperative use of dexamethasone in reconstructive head and neck cancer surgery is associated with any advantages or disadvantages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial comprised 93 patients...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109247/effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-a-guided-internet-and-mobile-based-intervention-for-the-indicated-prevention-of-major-depression-in-patients-with-chronic-back-pain-study-protocol-of-the-prod-bp-multicenter-pragmatic-rct
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L Sander, S Paganini, J Lin, S Schlicker, D D Ebert, C Buntrock, H Baumeister
BACKGROUND: Reducing the disease burden of major depressive disorder (MDD) is of major public health relevance. The prevention of depression is regarded as one possible approach to reach this goal. People with multiple risk factors for MDD such as chronic back pain and subthreshold depressive symptoms may benefit most from preventive measures. The Internet as intervention setting allows for scaling up preventive interventions on a public mental health level. METHODS: This study is a multicenter pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) of parallel design aiming to investigate the (cost-) effectiveness of an Internet- and mobile-based intervention (IMI) for the prevention of depression in chronic back pain patients (PROD-BP) with subthreshold depressive symptoms...
January 21, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099277/benefits-of-comprehensive-rehabilitation-therapy-in-thymectomy-for-myasthenia-gravis-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Vincenzo Ambrogi, Tommaso Claudio Mineo
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effectiveness of a comprehensive program of rehabilitation therapy in patients undergoing thymectomy for myasthenia gravis (MG). DESIGN: From 2005 to 2010, 46 consecutive patients affected by MG underwent a rehabilitation program both before and after thymectomy. We matched each patient with a "control patient" who underwent thymectomy within the period 1999 to 2004 with no preoperative rehabilitation, who had the closest propensity score matching...
February 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096681/the-relatives-voice-how-do-relatives-experience-participation-in-reablement-a-qualitative-study
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Kari Margrete Hjelle, Herdis Alvsvåg, Oddvar Førland
BACKGROUND: Reablement is an early and time-limited home-based model of rehabilitation intervention with an emphasis on intensive, goal-oriented, and multidisciplinary assistance for persons experiencing functional decline. When rehabilitation in general takes place in the person's own home, in contrast to an institution, relatives may have larger responsibilities in helping and supporting the family member. Although there is evidence, showing that family caregivers, such as spouses and children, experience burdens and demanding situations related to their caregiving role, there are currently few publications exploring relatives' experiences of participating in reablement...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091723/changes-in-the-severity-and-subtype-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-admitted-to-a-specialist-neuromedical-icu-over-a-25%C3%A2-year-period
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C J Taylor, N P Hirsch, D M Kullmann, Robin S Howard
We report a retrospective review of 110 patients with acute Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) admitted to a specialised intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary referral centre over a 25 year period, the start of which coincided with the widespread introduction of plasma exchange (PE) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). The results were analysed by comparing 52 patients admitted in the first decade (1991-2000; Group 1) with 58 patients admitted between 2001-2014 (Group 2). Patients in both groups were comparable with respect to age and sex, and had a similar incidence and range of ICU complications...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neurology
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