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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222564/neurological-and-functional-recovery-in%C3%A2-tuberculosis-patients-with-spinal-cord%C3%A2-injury-in-the-netherlands
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Eva M N Wouda, Ymkje Stienstra, Tjip S van der Werf, Huib Kerstjens, Wiel C M de Lange, Maarten Coppes, Jos Kuijlen, Marga Tepper, Onno W Akkerman
BACKGROUND: Spinal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately 1% to 3% of all TB cases and it can cause a wide range of neurological symptoms, from none to a complete spinal cord injury (SCI), resulting in complete paraplegia or tetraplegia. OBJECTIVES: To describe the functional and neurological outcome of SCI caused by TB. METHODS: Retrospective data on the admission period was combined with prospectively collected data on long-term follow-up...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222558/effects-of-gait-training-using-the-hybrid-assistive-limb%C3%A2-%C3%A2-in-recovery-phase-stroke-patients-a-2-month-follow-up-randomized-controlled-study
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Hiroki Watanabe, Ryohei Goto, Naoki Tanaka, Akira Matsumura, Hisako Yanagi
BACKGROUND: Gait training using the Hybrid Assistive Limb ® (HAL ®) may have beneficial effects on post-stroke gait function and independent walking. However, the long-term and medium-term efficacies of gait training using HAL ® in stroke patients remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare the medium-term efficacy of gait training using a single-leg version of the Hybrid Assistive Limb ® (HAL ®) on the paretic side with conventional gait training (CGT) in recovery-phase stroke patients...
January 8, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222545/effect-of-medical-complications-on-the-after-stroke-rehabilitation-outcome
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Barbara Janus-Laszuk, Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz, Anna Czlonkowska
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke rehabilitation should begin immediately and continue while improvement is seen. After stroke, patients are at risk of developing medical complications, which can hinder optimal recovery. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine the incidence of complications occurring during early inpatient rehabilitation and to assess their influence on patients' functionality. METHODS: For 1075 patients (585 men), we recorded neurological deficits, activities of everyday living, functionality before and after rehabilitation, and the incidence of complications...
January 31, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222428/neonatal-and-maternal-short-term-outcome-parameters-in-instrument-assisted-vaginal-delivery-compared-to-second-stage-cesarean-section-in-labour-a-retrospective-11-year-analysis
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Moritz Polkowski, Elna Kuehnle, Cordula Schippert, Sudip Kundu, Peter Hillemanns, Ismini Staboulidou
BACKGROUND: This study is aimed at comparing the neonatal and maternal short-term outcomes after instrumental-assisted vaginal delivery and cesarean section (CS) in labour. METHODS: This retrospective study over a period of 11 years included singleton pregnancies above 34 + 0 gestational weeks, giving birth either by instrumental-assisted delivery or CS in labour. Maternal and neonatal outcome parameters were analysed using t test or linear regression. RESULTS: A total of 1,971/2,571 deliveries were included for analysis: 149 forceps-, 393 vacuum-assisted deliveries and 1,420 CS in labour...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221283/comparison-of-acyclovir-and-famciclovir-for-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
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Ho Joong Kim, Junyang Jung, Sung Su Kim, Jae Yong Byun, Moon Suh Park, Seung Geun Yeo
OBJECTIVE: Although antiviral agents are widely used to treat Ramsay hunt syndrome (RHS), their relative effectiveness has not been assessed. This study retrospectively compared clinical outcomes in patients with RHS treated with the antiviral agents acyclovir and famciclovir. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involved 227 patients diagnosed with RHS from 2003 to 2015. Patients were treated with prednisolone plus acyclovir (n = 102) or famciclovir (n = 125)...
February 17, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220715/a-systematic-review-of-mechanisms-of-gait-speed-change-post-stroke-part-1-spatiotemporal-parameters-and-asymmetry-ratios
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Elizabeth C Wonsetler, Mark G Bowden
BACKGROUND: In walking rehabilitation trials, self-selected walking speed (SSWS) has emerged as the dominant outcome measure to assess walking ability. However, this measure cannot differentiate between recovery of impaired movement and compensation strategies. Spatiotemporal variables and asymmetry ratios are frequently used to quantify gait deviations and are hypothesized markers of recovery. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review is to investigate spatiotemporal variables and asymmetry ratios as mechanistic recovery measures in physical therapy intervention studies post-stroke...
February 21, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218213/surgical-treatment-of-double-outlet-right-ventricle-complicated-by-pulmonary-hypertension
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Qing-Yu Wu, Dong-Hai Li, Hong-Yin Li, Ming-Kui Zhang, Zhong-Hua Xu, Hui Xue
BACKGROUND: Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) is a group of complex congenital heart abnormalities. Preoperative pulmonary hypertension (PH) is considered an important risk factor for early death during the surgical treatment of DORV. The aim of this study was to report our experience on surgical treatment of DORV complicated by PH. METHODS: From June 2004 to November 2016, 61 patients (36 males and 25 females) aged 2 weeks to 26 years (median: 0.67 years and interquartile range: 0...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218021/a-systematic-review-of-mechanisms-of-gait-speed-change-post-stroke-part-2-exercise-capacity-muscle-activation-kinetics-and-kinematics
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Elizabeth C Wonsetler, Mark G Bowden
BACKGROUND: Regaining locomotor ability is a primary goal in stroke rehabilitation and is most commonly measured using changes in self-selected walking speed. However, walking speed cannot identify the mechanisms by which an individual recovers. Laboratory-based mechanistic measures such as exercise capacity, muscle activation, force production, and movement analysis variables may better explain neurologic recovery. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this systematic review are to examine changes in mechanistic gait outcomes and describe motor recovery as quantified by changes in laboratory-based mechanistic variables in rehabilitation trials...
February 20, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217658/pain-management-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-efficacy-of-a-multimodal-opiate-free-protocol
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Gian Luigi Canata, Valentina Casale, Alfredo Chiey
PURPOSE: this study was conducted to identify the most effective method of postoperative pain management, comparing the intravenous opiate infusion protocol with the use of a single periarticular local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery. METHODS: 50 patients submitted to TKA surgery between 2013 and 2015 were divided into two groups. Buprenorphine was administered intravenously to the patients in Group A, while the Group B patients received a single periarticular LAI (ropivacaine and ketorolac) during surgery...
October 2016: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212910/-to-see-with-my-own-eyes-experiences-of-family-visits-during-phase-1-recovery
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M Cecilia Wendler, Katherine Smith, Wanda Ellenburg, Rita Gill, Lea Anderson, Kim Spiegel-Thayer
PURPOSE: Long separations are a characteristic of the day of surgery, keeping patients and their family members waiting and apart. At a time of high vulnerability, these separations can cause anxiety and worry. The purpose of this study was to identify the outcomes and experiences of patients and family members who engaged in a 5- to 10-minute supervised family visit during phase I postanesthesia recovery. DESIGN: This was a descriptive, single-group, mixed-methods study...
February 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211822/robot-assisted-end-effector-based-gait-training-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a%C3%A2-multicentric-uncontrolled-observational-retrospective-clinical-study
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Stefano Mazzoleni, Antonella Focacci, Marco Franceschini, Andreas Waldner, Chiara Spagnuolo, Elena Battini, Donatella Bonaiuti
BACKGROUND: Until now studies report inconclusive results as regards the effectiveness of exclusive use of robot-assisted training and clinical indications in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the only robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training can be feasible in chronic stroke subjects in terms of gait recovery. METHODS: Five rehabilitation centers participated and one hundred chronic post-stroke patients were recruited. Patients underwent a robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training as only rehabilitation treatment...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210271/the-effect-of-obesity-and-increased-waist-circumference-on-the-outcome-of-laparoscopic-nephrectomy
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D B Hennessey, E M Bolton, A Z Thomas, R P Manecksha, T H Lynch
Introduction. The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide. Obesity can be determined by body mass index (BMI); however waist circumference (WC) is a better measure of central obesity. This study evaluates the outcome of laparoscopic nephrectomy on patients with an abnormal WC. Methods. A WC of >88 cm for women and >102 cm for men was defined as obese. Data collected included age, gender, American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) score, renal function, anaesthetic duration, surgery duration, blood loss, complications, and duration of hospital stay...
2017: Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209508/systematic-review-of-measures-of-impairment-and-activity-limitation-for-person-with-upper-limb-trauma-and-amputation
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Linda Resnik, Matt Borgia, Ben Silver, Jill Cancio
OBJECTIVE: Study purposes were to 1) identify outcome measures used in studies of persons with traumatic upper limb injury and/or amputation and 2) evaluate focus, content and psychometric properties of each measure. DATA SOURCES: Searches of PubMed and CINAHL for terms including upper extremity, function, activities of daily living, outcome assessment, amputation and traumatic injuries. STUDY SELECTION: Included articles had a sample of ≥10 adults with limb trauma or amputation, and were in English...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208149/distal-middle-cerebral-artery-branch-recanalization-does-not-affect-final-lesion-volume-in-ischemic-stroke
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Verena van Ginneken, Daniel Gierhake, Heinrich J Audebert, Jochen B Fiebach
BACKGROUND: Early recanalization in ischemic stroke is associated with favorable outcome. However, limited data are available on the effect of recanalization on infarct growth and functional outcome in stroke with distal middle cerebral artery (MCA) pathology. This study was aimed at determining the effect of recanalization in acute stroke patients with perfusion-diffusion mismatch and occlusion or high-grade stenosis of a distal MCA branch. METHODS: We prospectively examined 34 consecutive stroke patients with perfusion-diffusion mismatch and M3 or M4 pathology within 24 h of symptom onset...
February 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207955/can-an-injured-nerve-be-used-as-a-donor-nerve-for-distal-nerve-transfer-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Chieh-Han John Tzou, Chuieng-Yi Johnny Lu, Tommy Naj-Jen Chang, David Chwei-Chin Chuang
BACKGROUND: Distal nerve transfer has proven efficacy. The purpose of this study was to investigate if an injured nerve can be used as a donor nerve for transfer, and to determine the threshold of injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat's left ulnar-nerves in the axilla with different degrees of injury were selected as the donor nerves for transfer, and the musculocutaneous-nerves the target nerves for being re-innervated. Six rats each served as positive and negative controls: Group A, intact ulnar-nerve transfer; and Group E, the ulnar-nerve was cut but no transfer...
February 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207724/psychosocial-enhancement-of-the-green-prescription-for-obesity-recovery-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Doug Sellman, Ria Schroder, Daryle Deering, Jane Elmslie, James Foulds, Chris Frampton
AIMS: Kia Ākina is a low-cost obesity recovery network providing ongoing addiction-orientated psychosocial support. This study explored the impact of Kia Ākina when added to the Green Prescription, a key government-funded health promotion programme in New Zealand. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial (ACTRN12613001160729) involving 108 participants recruited from primary care compared Green Prescription plus Kia Ākina (KA/GRx) with Green Prescription alone (GRx) over 12 months...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207546/effects-of-postexercise-ice-water-and-room-temperature-water-immersion-on-the-sensory-organization-of-balance-control-and-lower-limb-proprioception-in-amateur-rugby-players-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Gary C C Chow, Timothy T T Yam, Joanne W Y Chung, Shirley S M Fong
BACKGROUND: This single-blinded, three-armed randomized controlled trial aimed to compare the effects of postexercise ice-water immersion (IWI), room-temperature water immersion (RWI), and no water immersion on the balance performance and knee joint proprioception of amateur rugby players. METHODS: Fifty-three eligible amateur rugby players (mean age ± standard deviation: 21.6 ± 2.9 years) were randomly assigned to the IWI group (5.3 °C), RWI group (25...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206731/thrombus-resolution-and-right-ventricular-functional-recovery-using-ultrasound-accelerated-thrombolysis-in-acute-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Evren Ozcinar, Mehmet Cakici, Nur Dikmen Yaman, Cagdas Baran, Anar Aliyev, Bahadir Inan, Serkan Durdu, Ahmet R Akar, Mustafa Sirlak
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-accelerated catheter- directed thrombolysis (UACDT) in the treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of consequtive patients with massive or submassive PE treated with low-dose UACDT using EKOS EkoSonic® system at single center from May 2014 until April 2015. Overall, thirty-eight patients (median age, 64...
February 15, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205609/association-of-fronto-temporal-function-with-cognitive-ability-in-schizophrenia
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Shenghong Pu, Kazuyuki Nakagome, Masashi Itakura, Masaaki Iwata, Izumi Nagata, Koichi Kaneko
Deficits in neuropsychological performance are common in schizophrenia, but their relationship with the fronto-temporal functional abnormalities associated with this condition remains unclear. We explored the relationship between neuropsychological performance as measured using the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS) and the Social Cognition Screening Questionnaire theory of mind (ToM) subscale and fronto-temporal function in 23 patients with schizophrenia and 23 age- and gender-matched healthy controls (HCs), using 52-channel near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205551/applying-recovery-biomarkers-to-calibrate-self-report-measures-of-sodium-and-potassium-in-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos
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Y Mossavar-Rahmani, D Sotres-Alvarez, W W Wong, C M Loria, M D Gellman, L Van Horn, M H Alderman, J M Beasley, C M Lora, A M Siega-Riz, R C Kaplan, P A Shaw
Measurement error in assessment of sodium and potassium intake obscures associations with health outcomes. The level of this error in a diverse US Hispanic/Latino population is unknown. We investigated the measurement error in self-reported dietary intake of sodium and potassium and examined differences by background (Central American, Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican and South American). In 2010-2012, we studied 447 participants aged 18-74 years from four communities (Miami, Bronx, Chicago and San Diego), obtaining objective 24-h urinary sodium and potassium excretion measures...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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