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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093564/postoperative-conversion-disorder-presenting-as-inspiratory-stridor-and-hemiparesis-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Erik J Nelson, Jennifer Y Wu
BACKGROUND Postoperative conversion disorder is rare and has been reported. The diagnosis is usually made after all major organic causes have been ruled out. CASE REPORT We describe a case of a 13-year-old female who presented in the post-anesthesia care unit with acute-onset inspiratory stridor and unresponsiveness to verbal or painful stimuli after receiving a general anesthetic for upper endoscopy. Later in the post-anesthesia care unit, she presented with acute-onset right hemiplegia and sensory loss. She was first evaluated for causes of her stridor and unresponsiveness...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029070/an-exploration-of-factors-influencing-physical-activity-levels-amongst-a-cohort-of-people-living-in-the-community-after-stroke-in-the-south-of-england
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Sharon Jackson, Christopher Mercer, Barbara Jennifer Singer
PURPOSE: To explore factors influencing physical activity (PA) reported by people living in rural/semi-rural communities in the south of England post-stroke, and to understand relationships between personal, interpersonal and environmental barriers and self-reported levels of PA. METHOD: A survey was mailed to patients of NHS Trusts who were identified as potential participants. Self-reported PA levels, type, and frequency of reported barriers were tabulated. Spearman's rank correlation coefficient was used to explore associations between self-reported PA level and: age, gender, level of physical function, fear of falling, beliefs regarding PA, available supports, and socioeconomic status...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995202/a-novel-bilateral-lower-extremity-mirror-therapy-intervention-for-individuals-with-stroke
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Lucas D Crosby, Stephanie Marrocco, Janet Brown, Kara K Patterson
Despite improvements made in stroke rehabilitation, motor impairment and gait deficits persist at discharge. New interventions are needed. Mirror therapy has promise as one element of a rehabilitation program. The primary objectives were to 1) describe a bilateral, lower extremity mirror therapy (LE-MT) device and training protocol and 2) investigate the feasibility of LE-MT. A LE-MT device was constructed to train bilateral LE movements for 30 min, 3 times/week for 4 weeks, as an adjunct to physiotherapy in three individuals post-stroke...
December 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977072/mechanical-pinprick-pain-in-patients-with-unilateral-spatial-neglect-the-influence-of-space-representation-on-the-perception-of-nociceptive-stimuli
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V Vizzari, S Barba, P Gindri, S Duca, D Giobbe, P Cerrato, G Geminiani, D M Torta
BACKGROUND: Crossing the hands over the midline can reduce the perceived intensity of nociceptive stimuli applied onto the hands. It remains unclear to what extent intact representation of peripersonal space influences this effect. Here we used the crossed-hands paradigm in patients with unilateral spatial neglect, a neuropsychological condition characterized by the inability to detect, attend and respond to contralesional (most often left) stimuli, and spared ability to process stimuli in the non-affected space...
December 15, 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955797/acute-esophageal-injury-and-strictures-following-corrosive-ingestions-in-a-27year-cohort
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Timothy Cowan, Robert Foster, Geoffrey K Isbister
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine the incidence of esophageal strictures in corrosive ingestions and potential predictors of severe injury. BASIC PROCEDURES: This was a retrospective cohort study of corrosive ingestions from a toxicology unit (1987-2013) with telephone follow-up at least 1 y post-ingestion. Clinical data and investigations were obtained from a toxicology admission database. The primary outcome was esophageal stricture. Other outcomes included in-hospital mortality, endoscopy grade and early complications...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919055/associations-with-health-related-quality-of-life-after-intracerebral-haemorrhage-pooled-analysis-of-interact-studies
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Candice Delcourt, Danni Zheng, Xiaoying Chen, Maree Hackett, Hisatomi Arima, Jun Hata, Emma Heeley, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Mark Woodward, Yining Huang, Thompson Robinson, Pablo M Lavados, Richard I Lindley, Christian Stapf, Leo Davies, John Chalmers, Craig S Anderson, Shoichiro Sato
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Limited data exist on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH). We aimed to determine baseline factors associated with HRQoL among participants of the pilot and main phases of the Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Haemorrhage Trials (INTERACT 1 and 2). METHODS: The INTERACT studies were randomised controlled trials of early intensive blood pressure (BP) lowering in patients with ICH (<6 hours) and elevated systolic BP (150-220 mm Hg)...
January 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912744/quality-of-life-after-stroke-in-pakistan
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Wardah Khalid, Shafquat Rozi, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Iqbal Azam, Michael T Mullen, Saleem Illyas, Qamar Un-Nisa, Nabila Soomro, Ayeesha Kamran Kamal
BACKGROUND: There is very little information about the quality of life (QOL) of stroke survivors in LMIC countries with underdeveloped non communicable health infrastructures, who bear two thirds of the global stroke burden. METHODOLOGY: We used a sequential mix methods approach. First, a quantitative analytical cross-sectional study was conducted on 700 participants, who constituted 350 stroke survivor and their caregiver dyads. QOL of stroke survivor was assessed via Stroke Specific Quality of Life Scale (SSQOLS) whereas QOL of caregivers was assessed through RAND-36...
December 3, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906935/long-term-prednisolone-in-post-stroke-complex-regional-pain-syndrome
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Jayantee Kalita, Usha Misra, Ajit Kumar, Sanjeev K Bhoi
BACKGROUND: There is no study on the long-term use of prednisolone in post-stroke complex regional pain syndrome-1 (CRPS1). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term low dose prednisolone in post-stroke CRPS-I. STUDY DESIGN: Open-labeled randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary care teaching institute. METHODS: Seventy-seven out of 396 (19.4%) patients with stroke had CRPS-1 and 58 met the inclusion criteria...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898167/nsaids-prescription-prevalence-after-a-cardiovascular-event-related-hospitalization-in-medicaid-beneficiaries-from-puerto-rico
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Suzette M Vélez, José J Hernández, Sasha M Davis, María G Almodóvar, José R Mercado
OBJECTIVE: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly prescribed for pain and inflammation. NSAIDs are associated with serious adverse effects and cardiovascular (CV) risks that include myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure. In the period of time immediately after a CV event, modification to the drug therapy regimen and lifestyle habits should be instituted to decrease morbidity and mortality. The objective of this study is to measure the prevalence of NSAIDs prescribing in the immediate 90 days after a CV-related hospitalization in Medicaid beneficiaries in Puerto Rico...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881958/motor-cortex-neurostimulation-technologies-for-chronic-post-stroke-pain-implications-of-tissue-damage-on-stimulation-currents
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Anthony T O'Brien, Rivadavio Amorim, R Jarrett Rushmore, Uri Eden, Linda Afifi, Laura Dipietro, Timothy Wagner, Antoni Valero-Cabré
Background: Central post stroke pain (CPSP) is a highly refractory syndrome that can occur after stroke. Primary motor cortex (M1) brain stimulation using epidural brain stimulation (EBS), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have been explored as potential therapies for CPSP. These techniques have demonstrated variable clinical efficacy. It is hypothesized that changes in the stimulating currents that are caused by stroke-induced changes in brain tissue conductivity limit the efficacy of these techniques...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871449/botulinum-toxin-as-early-intervention-for-spasticity-after-stroke-or-non-progressive-brain-lesion-a-meta-analysis
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Raymond L Rosales, Fran Efendy, Ericka Sa Teleg, Mary Md Delos Santos, Mary Ce Rosales, Marc Ostrea, Michelle J Tanglao, Arlene R Ng
Spasticity is a functionally limiting disorder that commonly occurs following stroke or severe brain injury, and may lead to disability and pain. In tandem with neurorehabilitation, botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) is the recommended first-line treatment for spasticity and, to date, the majority of trials have reported BoNT-A use in patients >6months after ictus. The present meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effects of early BoNT-A injection for post-stroke spasticity on improvements in hypertonicity, disability, function and associated pain...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868431/tracking-changes-in-glenohumeral-joint-position-in-acute-post-stroke-hemiparetic-patients-an-observational-study
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Praline Choolun, Suzanne Kuys, Leanne Bisset
AIMS: The majority of people develop hemiparetic shoulder inferior subluxation following stroke, but the timing of onset is unknown. This study aimed to assess changes in glenohumeral joint centre of rotation (GHJC) during the first six weeks following stroke. METHODS: Thirty patients with confirmed diagnosis of stroke (age 65 ± 19 years, 60% female, 40% right side affected) were assessed within 14 days of admission and at six weeks along with matched controls...
November 20, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865707/a-comprehensive-database-of-published-tdcs-clinical-trials-2005-2016
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique of noninvasive cortical stimulation allowing significant modification of brain functions. Clinical application of this technique was reported for the first time in March 2005. This paper presents a detailed list of the 340 articles (excluding single case reports) which have assessed the clinical effect of tDCS in patients, at least when delivered to cortical targets. The reviewed conditions were: pain syndromes, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, cerebral palsy, post-stroke limb motor impairment, post-stroke neglect, post-stroke dysphagia, post-stroke aphasia, primary progressive aphasia, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, consciousness disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, tinnitus, depression, auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, addiction and craving, autism, and attention disorders...
December 2016: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830895/thrombolysis-for-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Lorna Watson, Cathryn Broderick, Matthew P Armon
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for deep vein thrombosis aims to reduce immediate complications. Use of thrombolysis or clot dissolving drugs could reduce the long-term complications of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) including pain, swelling, skin discolouration, or venous ulceration in the affected leg. This is the third update of a review first published in 2004. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of thrombolytic therapy and anticoagulation compared to anticoagulation alone for the management of people with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limb as determined by the effects on pulmonary embolism, recurrent venous thromboembolism, major bleeding, post-thrombotic complications, venous patency and venous function...
10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824235/radial-shock-wave-therapy-effect-on-pain-and-motor-performance-in-a-paralympic-athlete-a-case-report
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Laura Mori, Lucio Marinelli, Elisa Pelosin, Matteo Gambaro, Roberto Trentini, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Carlo Trompetto
BACKGROUND: Recent studies demonstrated the usefulness of Radial Shock Waves Therapy (RSWT) in treating hypertonia in patients affected by cerebral palsy (CP), stroke, and dystonia. RSWT have never been used to treat spasticity in disabled athletes. CASE REPORT: An athlete affected by tetraparesis due to CP underwent three RSWT sessions in a week. We assessed muscular tone using the Modified Ashworth scale (MAS), pain and fatigue experienced during athletic performance with Visual Analogic Scale (VAS) and Borg scale Category-Ratio anchored at number 10 (Borg CR10)...
November 8, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814307/effect-of-shock-wave-therapy-on-ankle-planter-flexors-spasticity-in-stroke-patients
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Salah Sawan, Foad Abd-Allah, Montasser M Hegazy, Mohammad A Farrag, Nancy Hosney Sharf El-Den
BACKGROUND: Large number of patients with first-ever stroke developed spasticity. Spasticity can reduce the range of motion, hinder voluntary movements, provoke pain, and result in impairment of functional activities of daily living. OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate the effect of shock wave therapy on ankle planter flexors spasticity in stroke patients. METHODS: We included forty ischemic stroke patients divided into 2 groups; group I were subjected to the selected physical therapy program and shock wave therapy whereas group II received the selected physical therapy program as well as placebo shock wave for six weeks...
October 31, 2016: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767374/validity-reliability-and-ease-of-use-of-the-disabilities-of-arm-shoulder-and-hand-questionnaire-in-adults-following-stroke
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Emily Dalton, Natasha A Lannin, Kate Laver, Leo Ross, Stephen Ashford, Annie McCluskey, Anne Cusick
PURPOSE: The Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is a patient reported outcome measure for evaluating upper limb function in people with musculoskeletal conditions. While the DASH has good psychometric properties when used with people with musculoskeletal conditions, it has not been tested with adults after stroke. METHODS: Data for n = 61 adults following stroke (aged 32-93 years, 44% male) were analyzed to test validity and reliability of the DASH for use with a stroke population...
October 21, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749516/predictors-of-physical-independence-at-discharge-after-stroke-rehabilitation-in-a-dutch-population
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Antonia F Ten Brink, Tibor R S Hajos, Coen van Bennekom, Janneke Nachtegaal, Henk E J Meulenbelt, Judith F M Fleuren, Mirjam Kouwenhoven, Marscha M Luijkx, Markus P Wijffels, Marcel W M Post
The aim of this study was to identify predictors, available at admission, of physical independence at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Secondary aims were to identify predictors of functional gain and length of stay (LOS). We included 1310 adult stroke patients who were admitted for inpatient rehabilitation in five Dutch rehabilitation centres. Data on the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Clinical Rehabilitation at admission and discharge (physical and cognitive independence, mood, pain and fatigue), age, sex and in a subsample stroke characteristics as well were collected...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747175/nuss-bar-procedure-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Donald Nuss, Robert J Obermeyer, Robert E Kelly
Repair of pectus excavatum began at the beginning of the 20(th) century before endotracheal intubation was standard practice. Surgeons therefore developed techniques that corrected the deformity using an open procedure via the anterior chest wall. Initial techniques were unsatisfactory, but by the 1930s the partial rib resection and sternal osteotomy technique had been developed and was used in combination with external traction post-operatively to prevent the sternum from sinking back into the chest. In 1949, Ravitch recommended complete resection of the costal cartilages and complete mobilization of the sternum without external traction, and in 1961 Adkins and Blades introduced the concept of a substernal strut for sternal support...
September 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689348/neither-nefopam-nor-acetaminophen-can-be-used-as-post-operative-analgesics-in-a-rat-model-of-ischemic-stroke
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Maud Pétrault, Sophie Gautier, Vincent Bérézowski, Thavarak Ouk, Michèle Bastide, Olivier Pétrault, Régis Bordet
Analgesics such as opioid agonists are usually not given during the post-operative phase of experimental stroke because they are susceptible to interfere with the evaluation of neuroprotective therapies. Here we investigate the potential of acetaminophen and nefopam, two non-opioid analgesic drugs, to exert an analgesic effect without inducing neuroprotection in a murine model of ischemic stroke. We demonstrate that acetaminophen (200 mg/kg, PO) induces a significant decrease in the infarct volume, particularly in the cortex (VEHICLE: 200...
September 30, 2016: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
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