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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973961/adapting-tai-chi-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-post-stroke-a-feasibility-study
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Shujuan Pan, Dahlia Kairy, Hélène Corriveau, Michel Tousignant
Background: Tai chi (TC) has been reported as being beneficial for improving balance post stroke, yet its utility in upper limb rehabilitation remains unknown. Methods: Twelve chronic stroke survivors with persistent paresis of an upper limb underwent 60 minutes of adapted TC twice a week for eight weeks, with a 4-week follow up. A 10-min TC home program was recommended for the days without sessions. TC level of performance, attendance to the sessions, duration of self-practice at home, and adapted TC movements used were recorded...
September 30, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955396/systematic-review-of-treatment-for-trapped-thrombus-in-patent-foramen-ovale
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Won-Woo Seo, Sung Eun Kim, Myung-Soo Park, Jun-Hee Lee, Dae-Gyun Park, Kyoo-Rok Han, Dong-Jin Oh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Trapped thrombus in patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a rare complication of pulmonary embolism that may lead to tragic clinical events. The aim of this study was to identify the optimal treatment for different clinical situations in patients with trapped thrombus in a PFO by conducting a literature review. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A PubMed database search was conducted from 1991 through 2015, and 194 patients (185 articles) with trapped thrombus in a PFO were identified...
September 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895998/-effects-of-an-intensive-thalassotherapy-and-aquatic-therapy-program-in-stroke-patients-a-pilot-study
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C Morer, C Boestad, P Zuluaga, A Alvarez-Badillo, F Maraver
INTRODUCTION: Stroke remains the leading cause of acquired disability. Health and social planning and management may vary and although prevention is crucial, having better treatments and strategies to reduce disability is needed. AIM: To determine the effect of an intensive program of thalassotherapy and aquatic therapy in stroke patients, valuing clinical parameters and functional validated scales. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental prospective study consisting of a specific program assessed pre- and post- 3 weeks treatment to 26 stroke patients with a mild-moderate disability...
September 16, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893312/the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-four-square-step-test-in-different-adult-populations-a-systematic-review
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Martha Moore, Karen Barker
BACKGROUND: The four square step test (FSST) was first validated in healthy older adults to provide a measure of dynamic standing balance and mobility. The FSST has since been used in a variety of patient populations. The purpose of this systematic review is to determine the validity and reliability of the FSST in these different adult patient populations. METHODS: The literature search was conducted to highlight all the studies that measured validity and reliability of the FSST...
September 11, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882919/a-randomised-controlled-cross-over-double-blind-pilot-study-protocol-on-thc-cbd-oromucosal-spray-efficacy-as-an-add-on-therapy-for-post-stroke-spasticity
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Lucio Marinelli, Maurizio Balestrino, Laura Mori, Luca Puce, Gian Marco Rosa, Laura Giorello, Antonio Currà, Francesco Fattapposta, Carlo Serrati, Carlo Gandolfo, Giovanni Abbruzzese, Carlo Trompetto
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is the most disabling neurological disorder and often causes spasticity. Transmucosal cannabinoids (tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol (THC:CBD), Sativex) is currently available to treat spasticity-associated symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis. Cannabinoids are being considered useful also in the treatment of pain, nausea and epilepsy, but may bear and increased risk for cardiovascular events. Spasticity is often assessed with subjective and clinical rating scales, which are unable to measure the increased excitability of the monosynaptic reflex, considered the hallmark of spasticity...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873878/assessing-gait-impairments-based-on-auto-encoded-patterns-of-mahalanobis-distances-from-consecutive-steps
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Mario Muñoz-Organero, Richard Davies, Sue Mawson
Insole pressure sensors capture the force distribution patterns during the stance phase while walking. By comparing patterns obtained from healthy individuals to patients suffering different medical conditions based on a given similarity measure, automatic impairment indexes can be computed in order to help in applications such as rehabilitation. This paper uses the data sensed from insole pressure sensors for a group of healthy controls to train an auto-encoder using patterns of stochastic distances in series of consecutive steps while walking at normal speeds...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871156/late-onset-hypersensitivity-after-a-lesion-in-the-ventral-posterolateral-nucleus-of-the-thalamus-a-macaque-model-of-central-post-stroke-pain
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Kazuaki Nagasaka, Ichiro Takashima, Keiji Matsuda, Noriyuki Higo
Central post-stroke pain (CPSP) can occur as a result of a cerebrovascular accident in the ventral posterolateral nucleus (VPL) of the thalamus. Developing therapeutic interventions for CPSP is difficult because its pathophysiology is unclear. Here we developed and characterized a macaque model of CPSP. The location of the VPL was determined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and extracellular recording of neuronal activity during tactile stimulation, after which a hemorrhagic lesion was induced by injecting collagenase type IV...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870058/technologically-advanced-assessment-of-upper-limb-spasticity-a-pilot-study
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Federico Posteraro, Simona Crea, Stefano Mazzoleni, Mihai Berteanu, Ileana Ciobanu, Nicola Vitiello, Marco Cempini, Sabata Gervasio, Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a muscle disorder associated with upper motor neuron syndrome occurring in neurological disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and others. It influences the patient's rehabilitation, interfering with function, limiting independence, causing pain and producing secondary impairments, such as contractures or other complications. Due to the heterogeneity of clinical signs of spasticity, there is no agreement on the most appropriate assessment and measurement modality for the evaluation of treatment outcomes...
September 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866012/what-is-the-longitudinal-profile-of-impairments-and-can-we-predict-difficulty-caring-for-the-profoundly-affected-arm-in-the-first-year-post-stroke
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Rhoda Allison, Cherry Kilbride, Jade Chynoweth, Siobhan Creanor, Ian Frampton, Jonathon Marsden
OBJECTIVE: To establish the longitudinal profile of impairments of body functions and activity limitations of the arm, and evaluate potential predictors of difficulty caring for the profoundly-affected arm post-stroke. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Three UK stroke services. PARTICIPANTS: People unlikely to regain functional use of the arm (N=155) were recruited at 2-4 weeks post-stroke, and followed up at 3, 6 and 12 months...
August 30, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783886/cerebrospinal-vascular-diseases-misdiagnosed-as-decompression-illness-the-importance-of-considering-other-neurological-diagnoses
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Kiyotaka Kohshi, Yoshitaka Morimatsu, Hideki Tamaki, Yukio Murata, Katsuko Kohshi, Tatsuya Ishitake, Petar J Denoble
The diagnosis of decompression illness (DCI), which is based on a history of decompression and clinical findings, can sometimes be confounded with other vascular events of the central nervous system. The authors report three cases of divers who were urgently transported to a hyperbaric facility for hyperbaric oxygen treatment of DCI which at admission turned out to be something else. The first case, a 45-year-old experienced diver with unconsciousness, was clinically diagnosed as having experienced subarachnoid hemorrhage, which was confirmed by CT scan...
July 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758088/lipoma-compressing-the-sciatic-nerve-in-a-patient-with-suspicious-central-post-stroke-pain
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Ju Yong Kim, Hyun Jung Koo, Geun-Young Park, Yongmin Choi
Lipomas are mostly located in the subcutaneous tissues and rarely cause symptoms. Occasionally, peripheral nerve compression by lipomas is reported. We describe a case of a 59-year-old man with a left-middle cerebral artery infarction who was newly diagnosed as right basal ganglia and thalamic intracranial hemorrhage. He had neuropathic pain in the left arm and leg that was suspected to be central post-stroke pain. The administration of pain medication brought only temporary symptom relief. Nerve conduction and electromyography studies revealed left L5 radiculopathy and he showed a positive 'sign of the buttock' in the left hip...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750980/successful-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tear-using-fascial-manipulation-%C3%A2-in-a-stroke-patient
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Marco Pintucci, Marcel Simis, Marta Imamura, Elisa Pratelli, Antonio Stecco, Levent Ozcakar, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
Rotator cuff tear is a common disease affecting patients after stroke. It's a cause of pain and dysfunction that may compromise normal stroke rehabilitation. For many cases there is still controversy between whether to use surgical or conservative intervention. Treatment for cuff tears range from physical therapy to surgery. This paper describes for the first time the effect of Fascial Manipulation(®) (FM(®)) on rotator cuff tear in a post stroke patient. A 69 year old female stroke patient with full absence of distal components of the tendons of the rotator cuff, functional limitations on active movement of shoulder flexion and abduction of the left arm and perceived pain scored 10/10 on the Visual Analogic Scale, was assessed and treat with one session of FM(®) A basic theory that explains the healing results of FM(®) is that mechanoreceptors, such as spindle cells and other receptors, are located in the deep fascia and activated when movement are performed...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747388/neuronal-p2x7-receptors-revisited-do-they-really-exist
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REVIEW
Peter Illes, Tahir Muhammad Khan, Patrizia Rubini
P2X7 receptors (Rs) constitute a subclass of ATP-sensitive ionotropic receptors (P2X1-P2X7). P2X7Rs have many distinguishing features, mostly based on their long intracellular C terminus regulating trafficking to the cell membrane, protein-protein interactions, and post-translational modification. Their C-terminal tail is especially important in enabling the transition from the nonselective ion channel mode to a membrane pore allowing the passage of large molecules. There is an ongoing dispute on the existence of neuronal P2X7Rs with consequences for our knowledge on their involvement in neuroinflammation, aggravating stroke, temporal lobe epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and various neurodegenerative diseases...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739454/parallel-grafts-used-in-combination-with-physician-modified-fenestrated-stent-grafts-for-complex-aortic-aneurysms-in-high-risk-patients-with-hostile-anatomies
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Joseph Touma, Dorian Verscheure, Marek Majewski, Pascal Desgranges, Frederic Cochennec
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and early outcomes of complex aortic aneurysm repair in high risk patients with hostile anatomies using both parallel stents and physician-modified stent-graft (PMSG) techniques to address the renovisceral arteries METHODS: Consecutive patients with complex suprarenal (SRA) and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) undergoing endovascular repair using combined parallel stents technique and PMSG between September 2013 and November 2015 were evaluated...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726651/factors-associated-with-post-stroke-fatigue-within-the-first-3-month-after-stroke
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I Delva, N Lytvynenko, M Delva
Aim - identify socio-demographic, personal and psychological factors associated with certain post-stroke fatigue (PSF) domains within first 3 months after stroke. There were examined patients consequently in definite time points after ischemic or hemorrhagic strokes: at hospital stay (234 patients), in 1 month (203 patients) and in 3 months (176 patients). Global PSF and certain PSF domains were measured by multidimensional fatigue inventory-20 (MFI-20) scale. In multivariate logistic regression analysis the majority of variables (gender, marital status, education level, smoking status, level of alcohol consumption, apathetic impairments, arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, body mass index, waist circumference) were not significantly associated with any PSF domain risk at any time point after stroke...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681366/proposal-for-a-modified-jaw-opening-exercise-for-dysphagia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yuji Koyama, Ayaka Sugimoto, Takahide Hamano, Takashi Kasahara, Minoru Toyokura, Yoshihisa Masakado
OBJECTIVE: To verify the feasibility and effectiveness of a newly developed modified jaw opening exercise (MJOE) in post-stroke patients with pharyngeal residue who completed a sixweek exercise regimen. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. PARTICIPANTS: 16 patients with stroke-related dysphagia. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were allocated to an intervention group (MJOE: one set of five repetitions at 80% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) for 6 seconds) or a control group (isometric jaw closing exercise: one set of five repetitions at 20% MVC for 6 seconds)...
July 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610960/no-difference-between-noxious-and-innocuous-thermal-stimulation-on-motor-recovery-of-upper-extremity-in-patients%C3%A2-with-acute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with%C3%A2-6-month-follow-up
#17
Roxane Lin, Miao-Ju Hsu, Ruey-Tay Lin, Mao-Hsiung Huang, Chia-Lin Koh, Ching-Lin Hsieh, Jau-Hong Lin
BACKGROUND: Thermal stimulation (TS) has been developed and incorporated into stroke rehabilitation. However, whether noxious and innocuous TS induce the same effects on motor function recovery after stroke is still unknown. A comparative study of different temperature combination regimens is needed. OBJECTIVE: To compare the short- and long-term effectiveness between noxious and innocuous TS on motor recovery of upper extremity in patients with acute stroke. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis and blinded outcome assessors...
June 10, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553200/phase-ii-clinical-validation-of-a-powered-exoskeleton-for-the-treatment-of-elbow-spasticity
#18
Simona Crea, Marco Cempini, Stefano Mazzoleni, Maria Chiara Carrozza, Federico Posteraro, Nicola Vitiello
Introduction: Spasticity is a typical motor disorder in patients affected by stroke. Typically post-stroke rehabilitation consists of repetition of mobilization exercises on impaired limbs, aimed to reduce muscle hypertonia and mitigate spastic reflexes. It is currently strongly debated if the treatment's effectiveness improves with the timeliness of its adoption; in particular, starting intensive rehabilitation as close as possible to the stroke event may counteract the growth and postpone the onset of spasticity...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549648/characterization-of-long-term-gait-deficits-in-mouse-dmcao-using-the-catwalk-system
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E Caballero-Garrido, J C Pena-Philippides, Z Galochkina, E Erhardt, T Roitbak
Evaluation of functional outcome is widely used across species to assess the recovery process following various pathological conditions, including spinal cord injury, musculo-skeletal injury, mithochondrial disease, neuropathic cancer, Huntington's disease, chronic pain, cortical lesion, and olivocerebellar degeneration among others. The Stroke Therapy Academic Industry Roundtable (STAIR) recommends multiple endpoints for behavioral studies in pre-clinical stroke research, to demonstrate their clinical relevance...
July 28, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537343/practice-patterns-for-spasticity-management-with-phenol-neurolysis
#20
Jay Karri, Manuel F Mas, Gerard E Francisco, Sheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To present practice patterns for phenol neurolysis procedures conducted for spasticity management. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 185 persons with spasticity who underwent phenol neurolysis procedures (n = 293) at an academic rehabilitation hospital and clinic. Patient demographics, concomitant spasticity treatments, and procedure relevant information were collected. RESULTS: The cohort included 71.9% males and 61.6% inpatient procedures...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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