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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885236/effectiveness-of-the-conductive-educational-approach-added-to-conventional-physiotherapy-in-the-improvement-of-gait-parameters-of-poststroke-patients-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Adél Nagy, Csenge Angeli, Zsófia Hőgye, Ágnes Bajusz-Leny, Gergő Réti, Attila Cs Nagy, Zoltán Jenei
Our objective was to assess the benefits of the conductive education (CE) approach added to conventional physiotherapy in gait functions of poststroke, hemiparetic patients. A randomized-controlled trial was designed in a rehabilitation clinic. Late and chronic poststroke patients with gait disturbances (n=17, median age: 55 years, range: 41-72 years) were enrolled in the study. All patients received conventional physiotherapy. However, patients of only one group took part in therapy on the basis of the CE approach...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884733/-the-application-of-impulse-magnetic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-the-patients-presenting-with-lymphedema-of-the-lower-extremities
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D B Kulchitskaya, M Yu Gerasimenko, T V Aphanova, T V Konchugova
AIM: The principal objective of the present work was to evaluate the influence of impulse magnetic therapy on the state of the microcirculatory system in the patients presenting with lymphedema of the lower extremities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 59 patients with stage of 1 and 2 lymphedema who were divided into two groups. Those comprising the first group had impulse magnetic therapy applied to their lower extremities while the patients making up the second group served as controls...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869634/the-effects-of-an-early-intrahospital-rehabilitation-on-weight-bearing-during-lower-extremity-lengthening-with-ilizarov-method
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Grzegorz Konieczny, Piotr Morasiewicz, Natalia Kuciel
PURPOSE: Exerting axial pressure on the affected lower limb remains one of the most crucial elements of Ilizarov method. The objective was to determine the effects of an early intrahospital rehabilitation on weight bearing during lower extremity lengthening with Ilizarov method. METHODS: The study included 15 patients who underwent lower limb lengthening. The patients were tested on the third day after surgery using the pedobarographic platform. The tests were performed four times in the standing position: twice with the support of forearm crutches and twice without crutches...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866377/a-prospective-study-of-short-term-functional-outcome-after-dysvascular-major-lower-limb-amputation
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Ulla Riis Madsen, Carina Bååth, Connie Bøttcher Berthelsen, Ami Hommel
This study investigates functional status on Day 21 after dysvascular major lower limb amputation compared with one month pre-amputation and evaluates factors potentially influencing outcome. METHODS: A prospective cohort study design was used. Data were collected via in-person interviews using structured instruments and covered functional level (Barthel index 100) one month pre-amputation and on Day 21. Out of a consecutive sample of patients having major lower limb amputation (tibia, knee or femoral) (n = 105), 51 participated on Day 21 follow-up...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862900/physiotherapy-clinical-educators-perspectives-on-a-fitness-to-practice-initiative
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Kristin Lo, Heather Curtis, Alison Francis-Cracknell, Stephen Maloney, Wendy Nickson, Margaret Bearman, Jennifer L Keating
CONTEXT: Health practitioner registration boards require health professionals to evaluate and maintain "fitness to practice" (FTP). This encompasses the professional behavior, clinical competence, and freedom from impairment required for safe and effective service provision. We developed and implemented policies to promote student self-assessment and support of FTP that were pre-emptive and designed to be helpful and sought clinician feedback on this initiative. METHOD: An innovative student-centered FTP approach was devised with consideration of defensible ethico-legal practice...
September 1, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859652/ready-for-goal-setting-process-evaluation-of-a-patient-specific-goal-setting-method-in-physiotherapy
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Anita Stevens, Albère Köke, Trudy van der Weijden, Anna Beurskens
BACKGROUND: Patient participation and goal setting appear to be difficult in daily physiotherapy practice, and practical methods are lacking. An existing patient-specific instrument, Patient-Specific Complaints (PSC), was therefore optimized into a new Patient Specific Goal-setting method (PSG). The aims of this study were to examine the feasibility of the PSG in daily physiotherapy practice, and to explore the potential impact of the new method. METHODS: We conducted a process evaluation within a non-controlled intervention study...
August 31, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835328/positional-skull-deformities
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Christian Linz, Felix Kunz, Hartmut Böhm, Tilmann Schweitzer
BACKGROUND: Especially in the first 6 months of life, skull deformities manifesting as a uni- or bilateral flattening of the occiput often give rise to questions of differential diagnosis and potential treatment. In this review, the authors summarize the current understanding of risk factors for this condition, and the current state of the relevant diagnostic assessment and options for treatment. METHODS: The recommendations given in this selective review of the literature are based on current studies and on existing guidelines on the prevention of sudden infant death, the recommendations of the German Society for Pediatric Neurology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neuropädiatrie), and the American guidelines on the treatment of positional plagiocephaly in infancy...
August 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831632/utilization-of-bioimpedance-spectroscopy-in-the-prevention-of-chronic-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema
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David I Kaufman, Chirag Shah, Frank A Vicini, Marisa Rizzi
BACKGROUND: This analysis was performed to assess the impact of early intervention following prospective surveillance using bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) to detect and manage breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL). METHODS: From 8/2010 to 12/2016, 206 consecutive patients were evaluated with BIS. The protocol included pre-operative assessment with L-Dex as well as post-operative assessments at regular intervals. Patients with L-Dex scores >10 from baseline were considered to have subclinical BCRL and were treated with over-the-counter (OTC) compression sleeve for 4 weeks...
August 22, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818085/a-rare-case-of-acute-toxoplasmosis-in-a-stray-dog-due-to-infection-of-t-gondii-clonal-type-i-public-health-concern-in-urban-settings-with-stray-animals
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Sergio Migliore, Salvatore La Marca, Cristian Stabile, Vincenzo Di Marco Lo Presti, Maria Vitale
BACKGROUND: Typing of Toxoplasma gondii strains is important in epidemiological surveys, to understand the distribution and virulence of different clones of the parasite among human and animal populations. Stray dogs can be consider sentinel animals for contaminated environments playing an important but probably under- evaluated role in the epidemiology of T. gondii. We reported a rare case of acute toxoplasmosis in a stray dog due to clonal type I infection. The clonal type I, sporadic in Europe, is frequently associated with severe toxoplasmosis in humans and the control of its circulation is particularly relevant for public health...
August 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813898/robots-testing-robots-alan-arm-a-humanoid-arm-for-the-testing-of-robotic-rehabilitation-systems
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Jack Brookes, Maksims Kuznecovs, Menelaos Kanakis, Arturs Grigals, Mazvydas Narvidas, Justin Gallagher, Martin Levesley
Robotics is increasing in popularity as a method of providing rich, personalized and cost-effective physiotherapy to individuals with some degree of upper limb paralysis, such as those who have suffered a stroke. These robotic rehabilitation systems are often high powered, and exoskeletal systems can attach to the person in a restrictive manner. Therefore, ensuring the mechanical safety of these devices before they come in contact with individuals is a priority. Additionally, rehabilitation systems may use novel sensor systems to measure current arm position...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813788/a-novel-pneumatic-stimulator-for-the-investigation-of-noise-enhanced-proprioception
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Anna-Maria Georgarakis, Harshal A Sonar, Mike D Rinderknecht, Olivier Lambercy, Bernard J Martin, Verena Klamroth-Marganska, Jamie Paik, Robert Riener, Jaime E Duarte
Executing coordinated movements requires that motor and sensory systems cooperate to achieve a motor goal. Impairment of either system may lead to unstable and/or inaccurate movements. In rehabilitation training, however, most approaches have focused on the motor aspects of the control loop. We are examining mechanisms that may enhance the sensory system to improve motor control. More precisely, the effects of stochastic subliminal vibratory tactile stimulation on wrist proprioception. We developed a device - based on a novel soft pneumatic actuator skin technology - to stimulate multiple sites simultaneously and independently...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802812/noninvasive-brain-stimulation-improves-hemispatial-neglect-after-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ana Paula S Salazar, Patrícia G Vaz, Ritchele R Marchese, Cinara Stein, Camila Pinto, Aline S Pagnussat
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) - repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - on hemispatial neglect and performance in activities of daily living (ADL) after stroke. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE (Pubmed), Embase, Cochrane CENTRAL, SCOPUS, Scielo and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) were searched from database inception to December 2016. DATA SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials or crossover trials focused on determining the effects of tDCS or rTMS combined or not combined with other therapies for hemispatial neglect after stroke...
August 9, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801567/effectiveness-of-a-multimodal-pain-management-concept-for-patients-with-cervical-radiculopathy-with-focus-on-cervical-epidural-injections
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Achim Benditz, Melanie Brunner, Florian Zeman, Felix Greimel, Völlner Florian, Daniel Boluki, Joachim Grifka, Markus Weber, Tobias Renkawitz
Cervical radiculopathy has become an increasing problem worldwide. Conservative treatment options have been recommended in many reviews on cervical radiculopathy, ranging from different types of physiotherapy to waiting for remission by natural history. No multimodal pain management concept (MPM) on an inpatient basis has been evaluated. This study aimed at showing the positive short-term effects of an inpatient multimodal pain management concept with focus on cervical translaminar epidural steroid injection for patients with cervical radiculopathy...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800502/spotlight-on-equality-of-employment-opportunities-a-qualitative-study-of-job-seeking-experiences-of-graduating-nurses-and-physiotherapists-from-black-and-minority-ethnic-backgrounds
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John Hammond, Sylvie Marshall-Lucette, Nigel Davies, Fiona Ross, Ruth Harris
BACKGROUND: There is growing attention in the UK and internationally to the representation of black and minority ethnic groups in healthcare education and the workplace. Although the NHS workforce is very diverse, ethnic minorities are unevenly spread across occupations, and considerably underrepresented in senior positions. Previous research has highlighted that this inequality also exists at junior levels with newly qualified nurses from non-White/British ethnic groups being less likely to get a job at graduation than their White/British colleagues...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800481/effects-of-whole-body-vibration-on-postural-control-in-elderly-an-update-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Slavko Rogan, Jan Taeymans, Lorenz Radlinger, Sandro Naepflin, Stefan Ruppen, Yvonne Bruelhart, Roger Hilfiker
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to offer an updated overview of the current studies on all types of whole-body vibration (WBV), to determine the effects of WBV on balance in Go-Go (active, independent), Slow-Go (some physical activity limitations) and No-Go (in need of care) elderly and to provide recommendations on available evidence on WBV for clinicians and researchers. An electronic literature search was conducted in PubMed, Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and CINAHL (Ebsco Host) to identify studies on WBV therapy in Go-Goes, Slow-Goes and No-Goes...
August 3, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793808/the-efficacy-and-feasibility-of-aquatic-physiotherapy-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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Aan Fleur Terrens, Sze-Ee Soh, Prue Elizabeth Morgan
PURPOSE: To critically evaluate the literature regarding the efficacy and feasibility of aquatic physiotherapy in people with Parkinson's disease. METHOD: Relevant studies were identified through searches in nine health-related databases. Two independent reviewers assessed study quality using either the PEDro scale or a customised tool for safety and feasibility. RESULTS: Database searches yielded 88 articles, of which 10 met the inclusion criteria...
August 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792257/strategies-for-interprofessional-facilitators-and-clinical-supervisors-that-may-enhance-the-emotional-intelligence-of-therapy-students
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Nigel Gribble, Richard K Ladyshewsky, Richard Parsons
Emotional intelligence (EI) is a critical skill for occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech pathology students (therapy students). This article reports the findings from an analysis of interviews with therapy students (n = 24) to determine the aspects of clinical placements that therapy students perceived as influencing the changes in EI scores. This article reports the findings of the qualitative phase of a longitudinal, retrospective mixed methods design. Interviewees were selected using purposive sampling...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789781/training-peers-to-support-older-people-with-chronic-low-back-pain-following-physiotherapy-discharge-a-feasibility-study
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Kay Cooper, Llinos M Jehu, Susan Klein, Blair H Smith, Patricia Schofield
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of a training programme for peer volunteers to support older adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP) following discharge from physiotherapy. DESIGN: Feasibility study. SETTING: Community-based. PARTICIPANTS: 17 adults (4 male, 13 female) with CLBP or experience of supporting someone with CLBP enrolled and 12 (2 male, 10 female) completed the volunteer training...
July 13, 2017: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779911/shared-decision-making-in-physical-therapy-a-cross-sectional-study-on-physiotherapists-knowledge-attitudes-and-self-reported-use
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Janine Topp, Joachim Westenhöfer, Isabelle Scholl, Pola Hahlweg
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed a) to investigate knowledge, attitudes, and self-reported use of shared decision-making (SDM) among physiotherapists in Germany, b) to explore their association with demographic characteristics, and c) to assess barriers to the implementation of SDM. METHODS: We assessed above mentioned domains using an online survey. Two-level logistic regression models were used to examine factors associated with knowledge, attitudes and self-reported use of SDM...
July 26, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754278/-effects-of-deformational-plagiocephaly-during-the-first-12%C3%A2-months-on-the-psychomotor-development-of-prematurely-born-infants
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M Fabre-Grenet, P Garcia-Méric, V Bernard-Niel, V Guagliardo, S Cortaredona, M Aymeric-Ponsonnet
AIMS: The link between deformational plagiocephaly and psychomotor development is a recurrent question in medical publications. Main publications concentrate on term infants, but there is a lack of data on the impact of deformational plagiocephaly on the long-term neurodevelopment of premature infants. We attempted to establish a possible relation between deformational plagiocephaly during the 1st year of life and the psychomotor score at 4 years in prematurely born infants. Other risk factors potentially impacting the psychomotor score were also studied...
July 25, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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