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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813968/changes-in-neuromuscular-activity-during-motor-training-with-a-body-machine-interface-after-spinal-cord-injury
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C Pierella, A De Luca, E Tasso, F Cervetto, S Gamba, L Losio, E Quinland, A Venegoni, S Mandraccia, I Muller, A Massone, F A Mussa-Ivaldi, M Casadio
Body machine interfaces (BMIs) are used by people with severe motor disabilities to control external devices, but they also offer the opportunity to focus on rehabilitative goals. In this study we introduced in a clinical setting a BMI that was integrated by the therapists in the rehabilitative treatments of 2 spinal cord injured (SCI) subjects for 5 weeks. The BMI mapped the user's residual upper body mobility onto the two coordinates of a cursor on a screen. By controlling the cursor, the user engaged in playing computer games...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813929/soft-brain-machine-interfaces-for-assistive-robotics-a-novel-control-approach
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Lucia Schiatti, Jacopo Tessadori, Giacinto Barresi, Leonardo S Mattos, Arash Ajoudani
Robotic systems offer the possibility of improving the life quality of people with severe motor disabilities, enhancing the individual's degree of independence and interaction with the external environment. In this direction, the operator's residual functions must be exploited for the control of the robot movements and the underlying dynamic interaction through intuitive and effective human-robot interfaces. Towards this end, this work aims at exploring the potential of a novel Soft Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), suitable for dynamic execution of remote manipulation tasks for a wide range of patients...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803172/influence-of-obesity-on-complications-clinical-outcome-and-subsidence-following-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-alif-prospective-observational-study
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Kevin Phan, Priya Rogers, Prashanth J Rao, Ralph J Mobbs
BACKGROUND: The complications associated with obesity have been well described for posterior lumbar spinal surgery. However, the influence of obesity on anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is not well established. We aimed to compare complication risks, functional outcomes and subsidence rates in normal, overweight and obese patients who underwent ALIF. METHODS: 137 consecutive patients undergoing ALIF surgery from 2012-2014 were prospectively followed. Patients were categorized into 3 groups according to their body mass index (BMI)...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776243/burden-of-obesity-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-2015-study
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Ali H Mokdad
OBJECTIVES: We used the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2015 study results to explore the burden of high body mass index (BMI) in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). METHODS: We estimated the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children (2-19 years) and adults (≥20 years) in 1980 and 2015. The burden of disease related to high BMI was calculated using the GBD comparative risk assessment approach. RESULTS: The prevalence of obesity increased for adults from 15...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770007/cross-sectional-associations-between-variations-in-ankle-shape-by-statistical-shape-modeling-injury-history-and-race-the-johnston-county-osteoarthritis-project
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Amanda E Nelson, Yvonne M Golightly, Shahmeer Lateef, Jordan B Renner, Joanne M Jordan, Richard M Aspden, Howard Hillstrom, Jennifer S Gregory
BACKGROUND: Injury is an important risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA), a highly prevalent and disabling joint disease. Joint shape is linked to OA, but the interplay of injury and joint shape and their combined role in OA, particularly at the ankle, is not well known. Therefore, we explored cross-sectional associations between ankle shape and injury in a large community-based cohort. METHODS: Ankles without radiographic OA were selected from the current data collection of the Johnston County OA Project...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750990/a-comparison-of-scapulothoracic-muscle-electromyographic-activity-in-subjects-with-and-without-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-during-a-functional-task
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Kh Ayatollahi, F Okhovatian, K K Kalantari, A Akbarzade Baghban
Shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) is the common cause of shoulder pain and disability and the individuals suffering from it are usually in different levels of physical activity covering an extensive age range. In spite of limited scientific evidence for an altered motor pattern in the shoulder muscles of patients with SIS, they are frequently referred to physiotherapists in an attempt to optimize coordination and strength of the affected muscles. The aim of this study was to compare scapular muscle activity in a general population of subjects with and without SIS during an arm elevation task executed at different speeds in two load conditions...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746360/synergistic-effects-of-cognitive-impairment-on-physical-disability-in-all-cause-mortality-among-men-aged-80-years-and-over-results-from-longitudinal-older-veterans-study
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Wan-Chen Yu, Ming-Yueh Chou, Li-Ning Peng, Yu-Te Lin, Chih-Kuang Liang, Liang-Kung Chen
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated effects of the interrelationship between physical disability and cognitive impairment on long-term mortality of men aged 80 years and older living in a retirement community in Taiwan. METHODS: This prospective cohort study enrolled older men aged 80 and older living in a Veterans Care Home. Those with confirmed diagnosis of dementia were excluded. All participants received comprehensive geriatric assessment, including sociodemographic data, Charlson's Comorbidity Index (CCI), geriatric syndromes, activities of daily living (ADL) using the Barthel index and cognitive function using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735127/the-fate-of-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity-incurring-rod-fracture-after-thoracolumbar-fusion
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D Kojo Hamilton, John A Buza, Peter Passias, Cyrus Jalai, Han Jo Kim, Tamir Ailon, Munish Gupta, Daniel Sciubba, Amit Jain, Christopher P Ames, Vedat Deviren, Alan Daniels, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric Klineberg, Christopher I Shaffrey, Justin S Smith, Robert Hart
OBJECTIVE: To report the outcome of adult spinal deformity (ASD) in patients with rod fracture (RF) after thoracolumbar fusion. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospective, multicenter database. Operative patients with ASD ≥18 years old with RF after ASD surgery and with a minimum 6-month follow-up after RF were included. Health-related quality of life scores and radiographic alignment were compared with nonparametric paired and independent testing (P < 0...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722685/neural-control-of-finger-movement-via-intracortical-brain-machine-interface
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Zachary T Irwin, Karen E Schroeder, Philip P Vu, Autumn J Bullard, Derek M Tat, Chrono S Nu, Alex Vaskov, Samuel R Nason, David E Thompson, Nicole Bentley, Parag G Patil, Cynthia A Chestek
OBJECTIVE: Intracortical brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are a promising source of prosthesis control signals for individuals with severe motor disabilities. Previous BMI studies have primarily focused on predicting and controlling whole-arm movements; precise control of hand kinematics, however, has not been fully demonstrated. Here, we investigate the continuous decoding of precise finger movements in rhesus macaques. APPROACH: In order to elicit precise and repeatable finger movements, we have developed a novel behavioral task paradigm which requires the subject to acquire virtual fingertip position targets...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719557/functional-gain-and-pain-relief-after-total-joint-replacement-according-to-obesity-status
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Wenjun Li, David C Ayers, Courtland G Lewis, Thomas R Bowen, Jeroan J Allison, Patricia D Franklin
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been associated with lower function and more pain before and after total hip or knee replacement (THR or TKR). We examined the changes between preoperative and postoperative function and pain in a large representative U.S. cohort to determine if there was a relationship to obesity status. METHODS: Preoperative and 6-month postoperative data on function (Short Form-36 Physical Component Summary [PCS] score), joint pain (Hip disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score), and body mass index (BMI) were collected from a national sample of 2,040 patients who had undergone THR and 2,964 who had undergone TKR from May 2011 to March 2013...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717810/association-between-adiposity-and-disability-in-the-lc65-cohort
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N Danon-Hersch, S Fustinoni, P Bovet, J Spagnoli, B Santos-Eggimann
OBJECTIVES: To examine the longitudinal association between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) with mortality and incident disability in Lc65+ cohort. DESIGN: Population-based cohort of non-institutionalized adults with up to 8.9 years of follow-up. SETTING: City of Lausanne, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS: 1,293 individuals aged 65 to 70 at baseline (58% women). MEASUREMENTS: BMI, WC and covariates were measured at baseline in 2004-2005...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714657/women-with-late-whiplash-syndrome-have-greatly-reduced-load-bearing-of-the-cervical-spine-in-vivo-biomechanical-cross-sectional-lateral-radiographic-study
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Eythor Kristjansson, Magnus K Gislason
BACKGROUND: No study has been conducted to ascertain whether the load-bearing capacity of the cervical spine is reduced in vivo in late whiplash syndrome (LWS). AIM: To compare the segmental cervical angular values across C0-C6, between two conditions: without versus with external axial load upon the head in three groups of women. DESIGN: A single-blind, age-Body Mass Index (BMI) matched, radiographic, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Radiographic Department at a University Hospital...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695875/can-bariatric-surgery-delay-the-need-for-knee-replacement-in-morbidly-obese-osteoarthritis-patients
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Lajja Rishi, Mohit Bhandari, Ravindra Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to find the weight reduction pattern and its outcome on knee pain and function in osteoarthritis (OA) morbidly obese patients' post-bariatric surgery with dietary and exercise changes. METHODOLOGY: Thirty morbidly obese (body mass index [BMI] >40 kg/m2) OA patients gave consent for bariatric surgery. Despite wearisome lifestyle modifications for weight loss and knee pain, satisfactory results were not retrieved. We took consent from all the patients predetermined for knee replacement in future because of pain and disability as recommended by knee replacement surgeon...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693012/stress-measured-by-allostatic-load-in-neurologically-impaired-children-the-importance-of-nutritional-status
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Valeria Calcaterra, Hellas Cena, Annalisa de Silvestri, Riccardo Albertini, Mara De Amici, Mario Valenza, Gloria Pelizzo
BACKGROUND: Allostatic load (AL) is the cumulative physiological wear and tear that results from repeated efforts to adapt to stressors over time. The life stress response is modified by nutritional status. AIM: We estimated AL scores among neurologically impaired (NI) children; the association with malnutrition was also evaluated. METHODS: Forty-one patients with severe disabilities were included. Data based on 15 biomarkers were used to create the AL score...
July 10, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688984/patient-profiling-can-identify-adult-spinal-deformity-asd-patients-at-risk-for-conversion-from-nonoperative-to-surgical-treatment-initial-steps-to-reduce-ineffective-asd-management
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Peter G Passias, Cyrus M Jalai, Breton G Line, Gregory W Poorman, Justin K Scheer, Justin S Smith, Christopher I Shaffrey, Douglas C Burton, Kai-Ming G Fu, Eric O Klineberg, Robert A Hart, Frank Schwab, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Non-operative management is a common initial treatment for adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients despite reported superiority of surgery with regard to outcomes. Ineffective medical care is a large source of resource drain on the health system. Characterization of ASD patients likely to elect for operative treatment from nonoperative management may allow for more efficient patient counseling and cost savings. PURPOSE: To identify deformity and disability characteristics of ASD patients that ultimately convert to operative treatment compared to those that remain non-operative and those that initially choose surgery...
July 5, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666397/the-association-of-mobility-disability-and-weight-status-with-risk-of-disability-pension-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Mattias Norrbäck, Jeroen de Munter, Per Tynelius, Gerd Ahlström, Finn Rasmussen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mobility disability (MD) and obesity are conditions which have been associated with weaker labour market attachment. This study investigates whether the combined burden of MD and obesity increase the risk of disability pension compared with having only one of these conditions (the reference group). METHODS: A nationwide cohort study, based on national surveys made between 1996 and 2011, was conducted including 50,015 individuals aged 19-64 years who were followed-up in a large database in terms of attainment of disability pension until 31 December 2012 (at the latest)...
June 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658032/assessment-of-the-change-in-alignment-of-fixed-segment-after-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Tomohiro Banno, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yu Yamato, Sho Kobayashi, Daisuke Togawa, Go Yoshida, Tatsuya Yasuda, Shin Oe, Yuki Mihara, Hiroki Ushirozako, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study OBJECTIVE.: To determine the prevalence of loss in fixed segment alignment after surgical correction of adult spinal deformity (ASD) and identify associated risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Altered fixed segment alignment influences global spinal alignment; however, associated risk factors have not been determined. METHODS: Data of 63 patients with ASD (55 women; mean age, 68.0 years), who underwent corrective fusion from the lower thoracic spine to the pelvis and completed the 2-year follow-up, were retrospectively analyzed...
June 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653499/exercise-s-effect-on-mobility-disability-in-older-adults-with-and-without-obesity-the-life-study-randomized-clinical-trial
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Stephen B Kritchevsky, Laura Lovato, Elizabeth P Handing, Steven Blair, Anda Botoseneanu, Jack M Guralnik, Christine Liu, Abby King, Anthony P Marsh, Marco Pahor, W Jack Rejeski, Bonnie Spring, Todd Manini
OBJECTIVE: Some data suggest that obesity blunts the benefits of exercise on mobility in older adults. This study tested the homogeneity of the effect of a physical activity intervention on major mobility disability (MMD) across baseline obesity classifications in the Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study. LIFE randomized 1,635 sedentary men and women aged 70 to 89 years to a moderate-intensity physical activity (PA) or health education program. METHODS: MMD, defined as the inability to walk 400 m, was determined over an average follow-up of 2...
July 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645552/mortality-following-augmentation-cystoplasty-a-transitional-urologist-s-viewpoint
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D A Husmann
INTRODUCTION: Three complications have been hypothesized to increase patient mortality following enterocystoplasty: spontaneous bladder perforation, bladder neoplasia, and chronic renal failure (CRF). The present study examined risk of their occurrence and discussed ways to improve the quality of care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present transitional clinic followed 385 patients with a history of bladder augmentation using either ileal, sigmoid, or ascending colon...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643062/loss-of-medicaid-insurance-after-successful-bariatric-surgery-an-unintended-outcome
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J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, Irving L Kron, Bruce Schirmer, Peter T Hallowell
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery leads to dramatic weight loss and improved overall health, which may affect insurance status for certain patients. Traditional Medicaid provides coverage for children, pregnant women, and disabled adults, while expanded Medicaid provides insurance coverage to all adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level. We hypothesized that successful bariatric surgery would lead to improved health status but an unintended loss of Medicaid coverage. METHODS: All patients who underwent bariatric surgery at a single institution in a non-expansion state from 1985 through 2015 were identified using a prospectively collected database...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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