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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775908/mirror-therapy-for-improving-lower-limb-motor-function-and-mobility-after-stroke-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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P Broderick, F Horgan, C Blake, M Ehrensberger, D Simpson, K Monaghan
BACKGROUND: Mirror therapy has been proposed as an effective intervention for lower limb rehabilitation post stroke. RESEARCH QUESTION: This systematic review with meta-analysis examined if lower limb mirror therapy improved the primary outcome measures of muscle tone and motor function and the secondary outcome measures balance characteristics, functional ambulation, walking velocity, passive range of motion (PROM) for ankle dorsiflexion and gait characteristics in patients with stroke compared to other interventions...
May 12, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773569/mobile-stroke-unit-reduces-time-to-image-acquisition-and-reporting
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E M Nyberg, J R Cox, R G Kowalski, D V Duarte, B Schimpf, W J Jones
Timely administration of thrombolytic therapy is critical to maximizing the likelihood of favorable outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Although emergency medical service activation overall improves the timeliness of acute stroke treatment, the time from emergency medical service dispatch to hospital arrival unavoidably decreases the timeliness of thrombolytic administration. Our mobile stroke unit, a new-generation ambulance with on-board CT scanning capability, reduces key imaging time metrics and facilitates in-the-field delivery of IV thrombolytic therapy...
May 17, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771367/effectiveness-of-and-user-experience-with-web-based-interventions-in-increasing-physical-activity-levels-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review
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Rachel Dennett, Hilary Gunn, Jennifer A Freeman
Background: Supporting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to achieve and maintain recommended levels of physical activity is important but challenging. Web-based interventions are increasingly being used to deliver targeted exercise programs and promote physical activity. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to systematically review current evidence regarding the effectiveness and user experience of web-based interventions in increasing physical activity in people with MS...
May 15, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770560/how-nurses-restore-and-maintain-mobility-in-hospitalised-older-people-an-integrative-literature-review
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Stephanie Constantin, Sherry Dahlke
AIM: The aim of this integrative review of the literature was to evaluate and summarise current research about how nurses maintain and improve hospitalised older peoples' mobility levels. BACKGROUND: Older persons make up the majority of healthcare recipients, and they are at risk to experience significant decline in their mobility once hospitalised. This can result in longer hospitalisations or nursing home admissions. Currently, it is not well understood how nurses maintain and restore mobility of hospitalised older persons...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769452/acute-glaucoma-attack-following-microvascular-decompression-surgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Kenichi Amagasaki, Masami Nagayama, Saiko Watanabe, Naoyuki Shono, Hiroshi Nakaguchi
Microvascular decompression (MVD) is widely accepted as an effective surgical method to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN), but the risks of morbidity and mortality must be considered. We experienced a case of acute angle-closure glaucoma attack following MVD for TN in an elderly patient, considered to be caused by lateral positioning during and after the surgery. A 79-year-old female underwent MVD for right TN in the left lateral decubitus position, and TN disappeared after the surgery. Postoperatively, the patient tended to maintain the left lateral decubitus position to prevent wound contact with the pillow, even after ambulation...
May 17, 2018: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769024/hems-inter-facility-transfer-a-case-mix-analysis
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Damien Di Rocco, Mathieu Pasquier, Eric Albrecht, Pierre-Nicolas Carron, Fabrice Dami
BACKGROUND: Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) are popular rescue systems despite inconsistent evidence in the scientific literature to support their use for primary interventions, as well as for inter-facility transfer (IFT). There is little research about IFT by HEMS, hence questions remain about the appropriateness of this method of transport. The aim of this study was to describe a case-mix of operational and medical characteristics for IFT activity of a sole HEMS base, and identify indicators of over-triage...
May 16, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768632/lower-extremity-limb-salvage-with-cross-leg-pedicle-flap-cross-leg-free-flap-and-cross-leg-vascular-cable-bridge-flap
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Oscar J Manrique, Sarah N Bishop, Pedro Ciudad, Kian Adabi, Jorys Martinez-Jorge, Steven L Moran, Tony Huang, Aparna Vijayasekaran, Shih-Heng Chen, Hung-Chi Chen
BACKGROUND:  Lower extremity salvage following significant soft tissue loss can be complicated by lack of recipient vessel for free tissue transfer. We describe our experience in lower limb salvage for patients with no recipient vessels with the use of pedicle, free and cable bridge flaps. METHODS:  A retrospective review from 1985 to 2017 of patients undergoing lower limb salvage using a contralateral pedicle cross leg (PCL) flaps, free cross leg (FCL) flaps, or free cable bridge (FCB) flaps was conducted...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766749/enhanced-sternal-healing-via-platelet-rich-plasma-and-biodegradable-gelatin-hydrogel
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Masafumi Shibata, Gen Takagi, Mitsuhiro Kudo, Jiro Kurita, Yoko Kawamoto, Yasuo Miyagi, Mikimoto Kanazashi, Takashi Sakatani, Zenya Naito, Yasuhiko Tabata, Masaaki Miyamoto, Takashi Nitta
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains numerous growth factors and promotes bone fracture healing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the controlled release of PRP from biodegradable gelatin hydrogel for promoting healing in a rabbit ischemic sternal model. PRP was prepared from the whole blood of a Japanese white rabbit. Sixteen rabbits were randomized into four groups (each n = 4) and all underwent median sternotomy and bilateral internal thoracic artery removal. Before the sternum was closed, the following solutions were applied between the sternum incisions in three of the groups: 30 mg of gelatin hydrogel incorporating 300 μL of phosphate-buffered saline, 300 μL of a solution form of PRP, or 30 mg of gelatin hydrogel incorporating 300 μL of PRP (PRP+Gel)...
May 16, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766565/a-retrospective-observational-study-of-people-with-type-1-diabetes-with-self-reported-severe-hypoglycaemia-reveals-high-level-of-ambulance-attendance-but-low-levels-of-therapy-change-and-specialist-intervention
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B C T Field, R Nayar, A Kilvert, M Baxter, J Hickey, M Cummings, S C Bain
AIM: To evaluate the impact of severe hypoglycaemia on NHS resources and overall glycaemic control in adults with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: An observational, retrospective study of adults (aged ≥ 18 years) with Type 1 diabetes reporting one or more episodes of severe hypoglycaemia during the preceding 24 months in 10 NHS hospital diabetes centres in England and Wales. The primary outcome was healthcare resource utilization associated with severe hypoglycaemia...
May 15, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766508/repair-of-lumbosacral-fracture-luxation-with-bilateral-twisted-string-of-pearls-locking-plates
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U Segal, H Bar, J Shani
OBJECTIVES: To describe a surgical technique using bilateral twisted string-of-pearls locking plates for lumbosacral fracture-luxation in dogs and cats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twisted string-of-pearls locking plates were used to stabilise lumbosacral fracture-luxation between 2013 and 2017. Decompression of the cauda equina was achieved by dorsal laminectomy through a dorso-medial approach. Stabilisation was achieved using bilateral string-of-pearls plates attached to the lateral aspects of the vertebral body cranial to the fractured vertebra and the iliosacral joints...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765881/determinants-of-hip-and-femoral-deformities-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Yoona Cho, Eun Sook Park, Han Kyul Park, Jae Eun Park, Dong-Wook Rha
Objective: To find factors affecting hip and femoral deformities in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) by comparing various clinical findings with imaging studies including plain radiography and computed tomography (CT) imaging. Methods: Medical records of 709 children with spastic CP who underwent thorough baseline physical examination and functional assessment between 2 to 6 years old were retrospectively reviewed. Fifty-seven children (31 boys and 26 girls) who had both plain radiography of the hip and three-dimensional CT of the lower extremities at least 5 years after baseline examination were included in this study...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765872/effect-of-caregiver-driven-robot-assisted-in-ward-training-in-subacute-stroke-patients-a-case-series
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Sang Beom Kim, Kyeong Woo Lee, Jong Hwa Lee, Sook Joung Lee, Jin Gee Park, Joo Won Park
Objective: To evaluate the effect of caregiver driven robot-assisted in-ward training in subacute stroke patients. Methods: A retrospective evaluation was performed for patients treated with caregiver driven robot-assisted in-ward training to retain gait function from June 2014 and December 2016. All patients received more than 2 weeks of caregiver driven robot-assisted in-ward training after undergoing conventional programs. The robot was used as a sitting device, a standing frame, or a high-walker depending on functional status of the patient...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762339/the-relationship-between-fear-avoidance-and-neuromuscular-measures-of-function-in-patients-with-adult-degenerative-scoliosis
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Ram Haddas, Isador H Lieberman, Andrew Block
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship of fear-avoidance beliefs and neuromuscular activity during gait in adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS) patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Among patients with chronic spine pain, fear-avoidance beliefs are predictive of poor surgical outcomes. Fear-avoidance occurs when patients perceive that movement will worsen underlying physical problems. This process leads them to restrict activity, which further heightens emotional distress...
May 14, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761748/transfemoral-amputation-adductor-myodesis-using-fibertape-and-knotless-anchors
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Andrew R Hsu
Transfemoral amputation is considered the last treatment option for severe infection, vascular disease, trauma, and malignant tumors of the lower extremity that have failed limb salvage. Unopposed pull of the hip abductors causes a flexion-abduction thigh deformity that results in abnormal biomechanics and increased oxygen consumption during ambulation. Myodesis of the adductor tendons is a critical component of transfemoral amputation that creates dynamic muscle balance, enhances prosthetic fitting and function, and improves clinical outcomes...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760676/helsinki-stroke-model-is-transferrable-with-real-world-resources-and-reduced-stroke-thrombolysis-delay-to-34-min-in-christchurch
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Teddy Y Wu, Erin Coleman, Sarah L Wright, Deborah F Mason, Jon Reimers, Roderick Duncan, Mary Griffiths, Michael Hurrell, David Dixon, James Weaver, Atte Meretoja, John N Fink
Background: Christchurch hospital is a tertiary hospital in New Zealand supported by five general neurologists with after-hours services provided mainly by onsite non-neurology medical residents. We assessed the transferrability and impact of the Helsinki Stroke model on stroke thrombolysis door-to-needle time (DNT) in Christchurch hospital. Methods: Key components of the Helsinki Stroke model were implemented first in 2015 with introduction of patient pre-notification and thrombolysis by the computed tomography (CT) suite, followed by implementation of direct transfer to CT on ambulance stretcher in May 2017...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760243/underutilisation-of-public-access-defibrillation-is-related-to-retrieval-distance-and-time-dependent-availability
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Charles D Deakin, Steve Anfield, Gillian A Hodgetts
INTRODUCTION: Public access defibrillation doubles the chances of neurologically intact survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Although there are increasing numbers of defibrillators (automated external defibrillator (AEDs)) available in the community, they are used infrequently, despite often being available. We aimed to match OHCAs with known AED locations in order to understand AED availability, the effects of reduced AED availability at night and the operational radius at which they can be effectively retrieved...
May 14, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758577/-structure-parameters-and-quality-outcomes-of-ambulant-home-care
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Ralf Suhr, Kathrin Raeder, Simone Kuntz, Sandra Strube-Lahmann, Antje Latendorf, Jürgen Klingelhöfer-Noe, Nils Lahmann
INTRODUCTION: So far, there are few data available on the changes of ambulant home-care in Germany over the last decades. Therefore, the aim of this research was to provide structure data on nursing personnel, funding, size, regional differences, and training needs of ambulant home-care services in Germany. In addition, a possible association between structure parameters and quality outcomes for pressure ulcer and malnutrition was investigated. METHODS: In 2015, a multicenter cross-sectional study was conducted in home-care services in Germany...
May 14, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755070/-hemothorax-due-to-idiopathic-rupture-of-pulmonary-artery-with-defect-of-tunica-media
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Kazuyoshi Shimada, Masaki Kawamura
A 47-years-old man with hemodynamic shock was refered to our hospital by an ambulance. Chest computed tomography(CT)showed left hemothorax and the extravasation of contrast media in his left lung. Emergency operation was done. A lot of intrathoracic hematoma and pulsating bleeding from the lung was found, and lingular segmentectomy was performed. Pathologically, the rupture of pulmonary artery of 2.2 mm in diameter was found without the finding of imflammation nor degeneration due to any basal diseases. Around the lesion, some artery of 0...
March 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754530/compression-with-23-mmhg-or-35-mmhg-stockings-after-saphenous-catheter-foam-sclerotherapy-and-phlebectomy-of-varicose-vein-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Attilio Cavezzi, Giovanni Mosti, Roberto Colucci, Valentina Quinzi, Luca Bastiani, Simone U Urso
Objectives To compare two different medical compression stockings after varicose vein treatment. Patients and methods A randomized single-blind controlled study on two compression regimes after saphenous catheter foam sclerotherapy + phlebectomy was performed. After pads and 5 mmHg contention sock, 23 mmHg (group A, Struva 23®) or 35 mmHg (group B, Struva 35®) medical compression stocking was applied 24 h/day for seven days; subsequently 21-23 mmHg medical compression stocking in daytime. Symptoms, compliance, skin findings, and bioimpedance spectroscopy parameters were assessed...
January 1, 2018: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754159/deep-venous-thrombosis-in-a-child-with-inferior-vena-cava-and-renal-anomalies-kilt-syndrome
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Christy B Pomeranz, Danielle L Cullen, Richard D Bellah
Kidney and inferior vena cava abnormalities with leg thrombosis is a newly described entity in the literature termed KILT (kidney and inferior vena cava (IVC) abnormalities with leg thrombosis) syndrome. We present a case of newly diagnosed KILT syndrome in an 11-year-old girl presenting with pain and problems with ambulation. We also review the few cases of KILT syndrome previously reported in the literature.
May 12, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
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