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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/28211821/progressive-intervention-strategy-for-the-gait-of-sub-acute-stroke-patient-using-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-tool
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Tae-Woo Kang, Heon-Seok Cynn
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) provides models for functions and disabilities. The ICF is presented as a frame that enables organizing physical therapists' clinical practice for application. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to describe processes through which stroke patients are assessed and treated based on the ICF model. METHODS: The patient was a 65-year-old female diagnosed with right cerebral artery infarction with left hemiparesis...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196453/near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-gait-disorders
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Vera Gramigna, Giovanni Pellegrino, Antonio Cerasa, Simone Cutini, Roberta Vasta, Giuseppe Olivadese, Iolanda Martino, Aldo Quattrone
Walking is a complex motor behavior with a special relevance in clinical neurology. Many neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and stroke, are characterized by gait disorders whose neurofunctional correlates are poorly investigated. Indeed, the analysis of real walking with the standard neuroimaging techniques poses strong challenges, and only a few studies on motor imagery or walking observation have been performed so far. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is becoming an important research tool to assess functional activity in neurological populations or for special tasks, such as walking, because it allows investigating brain hemodynamic activity in an ecological setting, without strong immobility constraints...
January 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188327/tactile-stimuli-affect-long-range-correlations-of-stride-interval-and-stride-length-differently-during-walking
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Jung Hung Chien, V N Pradeep Ambati, Chun-Kai Huang, Mukul Mukherjee
Sensory feedback below the sole of the foot using sub-threshold mechanical noise significantly reduced postural sway in patients with diabetes and stroke. However, the effects of tactile parameters on walking are still elusive. Specifically, the effects of such parameters on human gait variability need to be studied because of possible rehabilitation outcomes in terms of bringing improvement in temporal and spatial gait parameters. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether different frequency and amplitude combinations of vibro-tactile stimulation of feet would affect stride-to-stride variability in healthy young adults...
February 10, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187305/improvement-of-upper-trunk-posture-during-walking-in-hemiplegic-patients-after-injections-of-botulinum-toxin-into-the-arm
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Harald Hefter, Dietmar Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: It has been hypothesized that altered trunk movements during gait in post-stroke patients or children with cerebral palsy are compensatory to lower limb impairment. Improvement of trunk movements and posture after injections of botulinum toxin into the affected arm would be at variance with this hypothesis and hint towards a multifactorial trunk control deficit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical gait analysis was performed in 11 consecutively recruited hemiplegic patients immediately before and 4weeks after a botulinum toxin type A-injection into the affected arm...
January 26, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174453/effects-of-inclined-treadmill-walking-training-with-rhythmic-auditory-stimulation-on-balance-and-gait-in-stroke-patients
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Sung Kyeung Yoon, Soon Hee Kang
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine if an inclined treadmill with rhythmic auditory stimulation gait training can improve balance and gait ability in stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty participants were randomly divided into three groups: inclined treadmill with rhythmic auditory stimulation training group (n=10), inclined treadmill training group (n=10), and treadmill training group (n=10). For all groups, the training was conducted for 4 weeks, 30 minutes per session, 5 times per week...
December 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169413/-efficacy-of-the-application-of-kinesio-tape-in-patients-with-stroke
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REVIEW
J Ortiz-Ramirez, S Perez-De la Cruz
AIMS: To review the effects achieved by the kinesio tape in patients with stroke in scientific studies published on date and to discuss these findings may be of interest to neurology. DEVELOPMENT: An exhaustive search in the main scientific databases using keywords such as kinesio tape, kinesiotaping, musculoskeletal tape, taping medical concept was carried out. Citations of selected articles and scientific papers published on the website of the Spanish Association of Neuromuscular Bandage were analyzed...
February 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166324/effect-of-intensive-blood-pressure-control-on-gait-speed-and-mobility-limitation-in-adults-75-years-or-older-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Michelle C Odden, Carmen A Peralta, Dan R Berlowitz, Karen C Johnson, Jeffrey Whittle, Dalane W Kitzman, Srinivasan Beddhu, John W Nord, Vasilios Papademetriou, Jeff D Williamson, Nicholas M Pajewski
Importance: Intensive blood pressure (BP) control confers a benefit on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality; whether it affects physical function outcomes is unknown. Objective: To examine the effect of intensive BP control on changes in gait speed and mobility status. Design, Setting, and Participants: This randomized, clinical trial included 2636 individuals 75 years or older with hypertension and no history of type 2 diabetes or stroke who participated in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT)...
February 6, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146260/quality-of-life-outcomes-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-in-an-unselected-population-a-report-from-the-sts-acc-transcatheter-valve-therapy-registry
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Suzanne V Arnold, John A Spertus, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Zhuokai Li, Roland A Matsouaka, Suzanne J Baron, Amit N Vora, Michael J Mack, Matthew R Reynolds, John S Rumsfeld, David J Cohen
Importance: In clinical trials, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been shown to improve symptoms and quality of life. As this technology moves into general clinical practice, evaluation of the health status outcomes among unselected patients treated with TAVR is of critical importance. Objective: To examine the short- and long-term health status outcomes of surviving patients after TAVR in the context of an unselected population. Design, Setting, and Participants: This observational cohort study included patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent TAVR in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Therapy (TVT) Registry from November 1, 2011, to March 31, 2016, at more than 450 clinical sites...
February 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141526/rhythmic-extended-kalman-filter-for-gait-rehabilitation-motion-estimation-and-segmentation
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Vladimir Joukov, Vincent Bonnet, Michelle Karg, Gentiane Venture, Dana Kulic
This work proposes a method to enable the use of non-intrusive, small, wearable, wireless sensors to estimate the pose of the lower body during gait and other periodic motions and to extract objective performance measures useful for physiotherapy. The Rhythmic Extended Kalman Filter (Rhythmic- EKF) algorithm is developed to estimate the pose, learn an individualized model of periodic movement over time, and use the learned model to improve pose estimation. The proposed approach learns a canonical dynamical system model of the movement during online observation, which is used to accurately model the acceleration during pose estimation...
January 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125616/evaluating-the-effect-of-cognitive-dysfunction-on-mental-imagery-in-patients-with-stroke-using-temporal-congruence-and-the-imagined-timed-up-and-go-test-itug
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Maxime Geiger, Céline Bonnyaud, Yves-André Fery, Bernard Bussel, Nicolas Roche
BACKGROUND: Motor imagery (MI) capacity may be altered following stroke. MI is evaluated by measuring temporal congruence between the timed performance of an imagined and an executed task. Temporal congruence between imagined and physical gait-related activities has not been evaluated following stroke. Moreover, the effect of cognitive dysfunction on temporal congruence is not known. OBJECTIVE: To assess temporal congruence between the Timed Up and Go test (TUG) and the imagined TUG (iTUG) tests in patients with stroke and to investigate the role played by cognitive dysfunctions in changes in temporal congruence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119828/monitoring-step-activity-during-task-oriented-circuit-training-in-high-functioning-chronic-stroke-survivors-a-proof-of-concept-feasibility-study
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Sofia Straudi, Carlotta Martinuzzi, Andrea Baroni, Maria Grazia Benedetti, Calogero Foti, Amira Sabbagh Charabati, Claudia Pavarelli, Nino Basaglia
OBJECTIVE: To explore the amount of practice and progression during task-oriented circuit training (TOCT) in chronic stroke survivors; to test the use of pedometers and observation-based measures in detecting step activity; to verify the possible correlation between step activity and locomotor function improvements. METHODS: Six community-dwelling chronic stroke survivors underwent 10 TOCT sessions (2 hours/each) over 2 weeks in which they were trained both on a treadmill and on six task-oriented workstations (W1-W6)...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119826/effects-of-3-dimensional-lumbar-stabilization-training-for-balance-in-chronic-hemiplegic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jin-Young Chun, Jeong-Hwan Seo, Sung-Hee Park, Yu Hui Won, Gi-Wook Kim, Sung-Jun Moon, Myoung-Hwan Ko
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of the newly developed Spine Balance 3D system on the balance and gait abilities of hemiplegic stroke patients. METHODS: Twenty-eight hemiplegic patients with chronic stroke were randomly assigned to an experimental (n=14) or control group (n=14). The experimental and control groups performed balance training by using the newly developed Spine Balance 3D system and the well-known Biodex Balance System 30 minutes per day, three times a week for 7 weeks...
December 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118698/wearable-robotic-exoskeleton-for-over-ground-gait-training-in-sub-acute-and-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke-patients-preliminary-results
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Franco Molteni, Giulio Gasperini, Marina Gaffuri, Maria Colombo, Chiara Giovanzana, Chiara Lorenzon, Nico Farina, Giovanni Cannaviello, Stefano Scarano, Davide Proserpio, Davide Liberali, Eleonora Guanziroli
BACKGROUND: Recovery of therapeutic or functional ambulatory capacity in post-stroke patients is a primary goal of rehabilitation. Wearable powered exoskeletons allow patients with gait dysfunctions to perform over-ground gait training, even immediately after the acute event. AIM: To investigate the feasibility and the clinical effects of an over-ground walking training with a wearable powered exoskeleton in sub-acute and chronic stroke patients. DESIGN: Prospective, pilot pre-post, open label, non-randomized experimental study...
24, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118695/the-effect-of-an-arm-sling-used-for-shoulder-support-on-gait-efficiency-in-hemiplegic-patients-with-stroke-using-walking-aids-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Yeon G Jeong, Yeon J Jeong, Jung W Koo
BACKGROUND: The effects of an arm sling on the physiological costs of walking are not known. Even though a previous study reported that an arm sling can improve gait efficiency, its entrance criteria was only hemiparetic patients able to walk without walking aids independently. AIM: To investigate the effect of shoulder support by an arm sling on gait efficiency in hemiplegic stroke patients using walking aids. DESIGN: Randomized crossover design...
January 24, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113331/alignment-free-self-calibrating-elbow-angles-measurement-using-inertial-sensors
#16
Philipp Muller, Marc-Andre Begin, Thomas Schauer, Thomas Seel
Due to their relative ease of handling and low cost, inertial measurement unit (IMU)-based joint angle measurements are used for a widespread range of applications. These include sports performance, gait analysis and rehabilitation (e.g. Parkinson's disease monitoring or post-stroke assessment). However, a major downside of current algorithms, recomposing human kinematics from IMU data, is that they require calibration motions and/or the careful alignment of the IMUs with respect to the body segments. In this article, we propose a new method, which is alignment-free and self-calibrating using arbitrary movements of the user and an initial zero reference arm pose...
December 14, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103638/music-interventions-for-acquired-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Wendy L Magee, Imogen Clark, Jeanette Tamplin, Joke Bradt
BACKGROUND: Acquired brain injury (ABI) can result in impairments in motor function, language, cognition, and sensory processing, and in emotional disturbances, which can severely reduce a survivor's quality of life. Music interventions have been used in rehabilitation to stimulate brain functions involved in movement, cognition, speech, emotions, and sensory perceptions. An update of the systematic review published in 2010 was needed to gauge the efficacy of music interventions in rehabilitation for people with ABI...
January 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102113/comparison-of-the-effects-on-dynamic-balance-and-aerobic-capacity-between-objective-and-subjective-methods-of-high-intensity-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Young-Hyeon Bae, Suck Min Lee, Mansoo Ko
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) is effective for improving dynamic balance and aerobic capacity, but previous RAGT method does not set suitable training intensity. Recently, high-intensity treadmill gait training at 70% of heart rate reserve (HRR) was used for improving aerobic capacity and dynamic balance. PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness between objective and subjective methods of high-intensity RAGT for improving dynamic balance and aerobic capacity in chronic stroke...
January 19, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093370/a-comparison-of-locomotor-therapy-interventions-partial-body-weight-supported-treadmill-lokomat%C3%A2-and-g-eo%C3%A2-training-in-persons-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alberto Esquenazi, Stella Lee, Amanda Wikoff, Andrew Packel, Theresa Toczylowski, John Feeley
BACKGROUND: Literature in the application of gait training techniques in persons with traumatic brain injury is limited. Current techniques require of multiple staff and are physically demanding. The use of a robotic locomotor training may provide improved training capacity for this population. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of three different modes of locomotor therapy on gait velocity and spatiotemporal symmetry using: an end effector robot (G-EO™); a robotic exoskeleton (Lokomat®) and manual assisted partial-body weight supported treadmill training (PBWSTT) in participants with traumatic brain injury...
January 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079633/criterion-referenced-values-of-grip-strength-and-usual-gait-speed-using-instrumental-activities-of-daily-living-disability-as-the-criterion
#20
Meng-Chih Lee, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Yi-Fen Tsai, Ching-Yu Chen, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Ching-Yi Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current evidence suggests that grip strength and usual gait speed (UGS) are important predictors of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) disability. Knowing the optimum cut points of these tests for discriminating people with and without IADL disability could help clinicians or researchers to better interpret the test results and make medical decisions. The purpose of this study was to determine the cutoff values of grip strength and UGS for best discriminating community-dwelling older adults with and without IADL disability, separately for men and women, and to investigate their association with IADL disability...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
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