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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644253/spectrum-of-autonomic-nervous-system-impairment-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
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Brent P Goodman, Amy Crepeau, Priya S Dhawan, Julie A Khoury, Lucinda A Harris
OBJECTIVE: To describe the spectrum of autonomic dysfunction in a uniformly evaluated cohort of patients with Sjögren syndrome. METHODS: A series of 13 patients underwent a comprehensive evaluation for suspected autonomic impairment, including a neurological examination, autonomic testing, and laboratory studies. A diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome was established as the cause of autonomic dysfunction in all. Clinical features, findings on autonomic testing, and laboratory results are described...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638969/introduction-childhood-and-disability
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EDITORIAL
Erica K Salter
From growth attenuation therapy for severely developmentally disabled children to the post-natal management of infants with trisomy 13 and 18, pediatric treatment decisions regularly involve assessments of the probability and severity of a child's disability. Because these decisions are almost always made by surrogate decision-makers (parents and caregivers) and because these decision-makers must often make decisions based on both prognostic guesses and potentially biased quality of life judgments, they are among the most ethically complex in pediatric care...
June 21, 2017: HEC Forum: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Hospitals' Ethical and Legal Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629768/does-the-duration-of-symptoms-of-anal-fissure-impact-its-response-to-conservative-treatment-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Sameh Hany Emile, Hesham Elgendy, Hossam Elfeki, Alaa Magdy, Ahmed Aly Abdelmawla, Mahmoud Abdelnaby, Wael Khafagy
BACKGROUND: Conservative treatment is the first line of treatment for anal fissure. The current study aimed to evaluate the impact of symptom duration on the response of anal fissure to conservative treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on sixty patients with acute or chronic anal fissure who were treated conservatively with bulking agents, Sitz baths, and topical glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) 0.2%. Pain and constipation were assessed prior to treatment and at 6 weeks after therapy using visual analogue scale (VAS) and Wexner constipation score...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627990/systemic-metastases-from-central-nervous-system-ependymoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Claudia Marsecano, Federico Bruno, Giulia Michelini, Marco Perri, Giuseppe Calvisi, Ernesto Di Cesare, Alessandra Splendiani
Ependymal tumours in adults are rare, accounting for less than 4% of primary tumours of the central nervous system, and exceptionally metastasise outside the nervous system. In this study, we present a case of anaplastic ependymoma, which developed metastases outside the nervous system less than a year after its clinical onset. A healthy 65-year-old woman suddenly presented with drowsiness of unknown origin, accompanied by ingravescent fatigue, inability to maintain the upright posture, headache, nausea and vomiting...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627217/using-plantar-electrical-stimulation-to-improve-postural-balance-and-plantar-sensation-among-patients-with-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
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Bijan Najafi, Talal K Talal, Gurtej Singh Grewal, Robert Menzies, David G Armstrong, Lawrence A Lavery
OBJECTIVE: People with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) often exhibit deteriorations in motor-performance mainly due to lack of plantar-sensation. The study explored effectiveness of plantar electrical-stimulation therapy to enhance motor-performance among people with DPN. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using a double-blinded model, 28 volunteers with DPN (age: 57.8 ± 10.2 years) were recruited and randomized to either intervention (IG: n = 17) or control (CG: n = 11) group...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617375/-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness
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R G Esin, I Kh Khairullin, E R Mukhametova, O R Esin
AIM: To study persistent postural perceptual dizziness (PPPD) in outpatients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and patients with presbiataxia (PAt). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-four patients with PPPD, including 14 with Meniere's disease (MD), 19 with BPPV, 17 with a history of ischemic stroke (IS) in the vertebrobasilar system and 34 with Pat, were examined. For the diagnosis of anxiety, the original 15-point questionnaire with the Likert Scale structure was used...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611828/heads-up-a-novel-provocative-maneuver-to-guide-acute-ischemic-stroke-management
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Latisha K Ali, Julius K Weng, Sidney Starkman, Jeffrey L Saver, Doojin Kim, Bruce Ovbiagele, Brian H Buck, Nerses Sanossian, Paul Vespa, Oh Young Bang, Reza Jahan, Gary R Duckwiler, Fernando Viñuela, David S Liebeskind
BACKGROUND: A common dilemma in acute ischemic stroke management is whether to pursue recanalization therapy in patients with large vessel occlusions but minimal neurologic deficits. We describe and report preliminary experience with a provocative maneuver, i.e. 90-degree elevation of the head of bed for 30 min, which stresses collaterals and facilitates decision-making. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of <7.5 h of acute anterior circulation territory ischemia patients with minimal deficits despite middle cerebral artery (MCA) or internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusive disease...
March 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610803/catatonia-is-not-schizophrenia-and-it-is-treatable
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Francisco J Appiani, Gonzalo S Castro
Catatonia is a cluster of motor features that appears in many recognized psychiatric illnesses, that according to the DSM-5 it is not linked as a subtype to schizophrenia anymore. The classic signs are mutism, a rigid posture, fixed staring, stereotypic movements, and stupor, which are all part of a broad psychopathology that may be found in affective, thought, neurological, toxic, metabolic and immunological disorders. Despite the many etiologies, catatonia may be a life-threatening condition with a specific treatment...
June 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604565/droxidopa-for-symptomatic-neurogenic-hypotension
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Nadia Ferguson-Myrthil
Droxidopa is a first-in-class, orally available, synthetic amino acid precursor of norepinephrine that received accelerated Food and Drug Administration approval in February 2014 after Orphan Drug status for a debilitating condition known as symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. Neurogenic disorders often lead to postural hypotension as a result of poor norepinephrine release from its storage sites. Clinical data suggest increases in standing systolic blood pressure and improvements in many other markers for subjective relief in patients with symptomatic neurogenic hypotension who received droxidopa therapy over 1-2 weeks...
May 4, 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593085/postural-stability-and-kinetic-change-in-subjects-with-patellofemoral-pain-after-a-nine-week-hip-and-core-strengthening-intervention
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Patrick M Carry, Raj Gala, Kate Worster, Susan Kanai, Nancy H Miller, David James, Aaron J Provance, James J Carollo
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic patellofemoral pain (PFP) has been linked to hip weakness and abnormal lower extremity mechanics. The effect of a strengthening intervention on balance has not been well studied among individuals with PFP. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate changes in center of pressure displacement during the single limb squat following a nine-week physical therapy intervention among adolescent females with PFP. STUDY DESIGN: Interventional and cross-sectional...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590791/using-an-exercise-program-to-improve-activity-tolerance-in-a-female-with-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-a-case-report
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Mike V Richardson, Amy Nordon-Craft, LeeAnne Carrothers
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is estimated to be at least 500,000 in the United States and is most commonly found in premenopausal females. This syndrome shares clinical features with orthostatic hypotension (OH); however, the inclusion criteria and clinical features for POTS are not well known. The purposes of this case report are to: 1) describe the common clinical features of POTS and highlight the differences to orthostatic hypotension and 2) discuss physical therapy management of patients with POTS using exercise...
June 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575054/hemorrhagic-versus-ischemic-stroke-who-can-best-benefit-from-blended-conventional-physiotherapy-with-robotic-assisted-gait-therapy
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Frédéric Dierick, Mélanie Dehas, Jean-Luc Isambert, Soizic Injeyan, Anne-France Bouché, Yannick Bleyenheuft, Sigal Portnoy
BACKGROUND: Contrary to common belief of clinicians that hemorrhagic stroke survivors have better functional prognoses than ischemic, recent studies show that ischemic survivors could experience similar or even better functional improvements. However, the influence of stroke subtype on gait and posture outcomes following an intervention blending conventional physiotherapy with robotic-assisted gait therapy is missing. OBJECTIVE: This study compared gait and posture outcome measures between ambulatory hemorrhagic patients and ischemic patients, who received a similar 4 weeks' intervention blending a conventional bottom-up physiotherapy approach and an exoskeleton top-down robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) approach with Lokomat...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566932/postural-changes-in-measures-of-arterial-stiffness-in-hypertensive-subjects-on-antihypertensive-drug-therapy-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Ashish Anil Sule, Du Qi Jun, Chin Yee Cheong
Prospective study with a controlled arm to know if there are variations of measures of arterial stiffness with posture in subjects with hypertension on antihypertensive medications. We studied postural variations of measures of arterial stiffness in 21 subjects with diagnosed hypertension on antihypertensive medications and compared them with 21 normotensive subjects. All subjects underwent pulse-wave analysis on SphygmoCor in the morning between 8 am to 10 am initially in supine and then in sitting position after 3 minutes...
June 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557606/decomposition-of-postural-movements-in-individuals-with-mild-tbi-while-reaching-to-intercept-a-moving-virtual-target
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Ksenia I Ustinova
The study analyzed postural and arm movement coordinations in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) while standing and reaching for a target moving in a 3D virtual environment. Thirteen individuals with mild TBI and 13 height, sex, and age-matched healthy control individuals were involved. While standing in front of the screen, the participants interacted with the projected environment by reaching for virtual targets. Coordination was analyzed as the percentage of reach-to-intercept cycle time during which their movement toward the target was decomposed with 0% indicating simultaneous motion in three planes or 100% indicating motion in one or two planes only...
July 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551037/a-child-with-acute-transverse-myelitis-requiring-permanent-pacemaker-implantation
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Masataka Fukuoka, Ichiro Kuki, Asako Horino, Kiyohiro Kim, Yuka Hattori, Hitomi Tsuji, Megumi Nukui, Shin Okazaki, Hisashi Kawawaki, Yoko Yoshida, Jyunichi Ishikawa, Hiroshi Rinka
We diagnosed a 3-year-old girl with acute transverse myelitis (ATM). She presented with weakness of the limbs and developed urination difficulty and respiratory disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a symmetric area of high signal intensity on T2-weighted images involving the lower end of the medulla oblongata to the level of the fourth thoracic vertebra. Anti-aquaporin-4 antibody was negative. She was treated with intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy, immunoglobulin therapy, and plasmapheresis; however, her clinical symptoms did not change...
May 24, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550871/gastroesophageal-reflux
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Bethany J Slater, Steven S Rothenberg
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very common condition and affects approximately 7-20% of the pediatric population. Symptoms from pathological GERD include regurgitation, irritability when feeding, respiratory problems, and substernal pain. Treatment typically starts with dietary modifications and postural changes. Antireflux medications may then be added. Indications for operative management in the pediatric population include failure of medical therapy with poor weight gain or failure to thrive, continued respiratory symptoms, and complications such as esophagitis...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539066/water-versus-land-based-treatment-for-postural-control-in-postmenopausal-osteoporotic-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Chaves Aveiro, M Arias Avila, V Santos Pereira-Baldon, A Santa Barbara Ceccatto Oliveira, K Gramani-Say, J Oishi, P Driusso
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of water-based and land-based physical therapy on postural control of older women with osteoporosis. METHODS: Thirty-six postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were allocated into two groups: land-based or water-based. Volunteers received 12 weeks of a supervised land-based or water-based physical therapy treatment. The outcome measure was postural control of the body during quiet standing on upright stance (eyes opened and closed), tandem and one-limb stance on a force plate...
May 25, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533612/should-high-power-posing-be-integrated-in-physical-therapy
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Weiqing Ge, Teale K Bennett, Jeremy C Oller
[Purpose] Postural assessment and correction is a common approach in patient management to decrease symptoms and improve function for patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of high-power posing on muscle strength and pain threshold. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty-one subjects, 16 females and 15 males, mean age 28.9 (SD 10.8) years old, were recruited through a convenience sampling on the university campus. The research design was a randomized controlled trial. In the experimental group, the subjects were instructed to stand in a high-power posture...
April 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532871/stabilometric-analysis-of-the-effect-of-postural-insoles-on-static-balance-in-patients-with-hemiparesis-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Luiz Alfredo Braun Ferreira, Manuela Galli, Roberta Delasta Lazzari, Arislander Jonathan Lopes Dumont, Verônica Cimolin, Claudia Santos Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Stroke is one of the main causes of disability among adults. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to analyze the effect of postural insoles on static balance in individuals with stroke. METHODS: Twenty-four strokes survivors with hemiparesis were recruited from the rehabilitation clinics of the university and randomly allocated to two groups: experimental and control group. The subjects were analyzed for stabilometry, immediately following insole placement and after three months of insole usage, with eyes open and eyes closed...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526222/hemocytometric-measures-predict-the-efficacy-of-oral-rehydration-for-children-with-postural-tachycardia-syndrome
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Wenxin Lu, Hui Yan, Shu Wu, Wenrui Xu, Hongfang Jin, Junbao Du
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether hemocytometric measures could be qualified predictors for the effect of oral rehydration salts (ORS) in children with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). STUDY DESIGN: Thirty-five children with POTS and 29 healthy children were enrolled. General information, hemodynamic status, and baseline hemocytometric variables were collected. Children with POTS received ORS therapy and were followed up for 3 months. The independent risk factors of developing POTS were explored...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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