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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149655/one-year-after-ischemic-stroke-changes-in-leg-movement-path-stability-in-a-speed-accuracy-task-but-no-major-effects-on-the-hands
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Albertas Skurvydas, Vilma Juodzbaliene, Tomas Darbutas, Marius Brazaitis
First year after the stroke is essential for motor recovery. The main motor control strategy (i.e., faster movement production at the expense of lower movement accuracy and stability, or greater movement accuracy and stability at the expense of slower movement) selected by poststroke patients during a unilateral speed-accuracy task (SAT) remains unclear. We aimed to investigate the poststroke (12 months after stroke) effects on the trade-off between movement speed and accuracy, and intraindividual variability during a motor performance task...
November 14, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148137/brain-computer-interfaces-with-multi-sensory-feedback-for-stroke-rehabilitation-a-case-study
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Danut C Irimia, Woosang Cho, Rupert Ortner, Brendan Z Allison, Bogdan E Ignat, Guenter Edlinger, Christoph Guger
Conventional therapies do not provide paralyzed patients with closed-loop sensorimotor integration for motor rehabilitation. This work presents the recoveriX system, a hardware and software platform that combines a motor imagery (MI)-based brain-computer interface (BCI), functional electrical stimulation (FES), and visual feedback technologies for a complete sensorimotor closed-loop therapy system for poststroke rehabilitation. The proposed system was tested on two chronic stroke patients in a clinical environment...
November 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145180/misoplegia
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Montserrat G Delgado, Julien Bogousslavsky
In 1974, Critchley described misoplegia as the phenomenon in which a hemiplegic patient develops a morbid dislike towards the offending immobile limbs. Patients with misoplegia may employ, but more commonly strike their paretic limbs not recognized as self. The pathophysiological mechanism is not well understood. The handful of cases of misoplegia described in the literature, frequently presented a right hemispheric damage. However, patients with chronic spinal cord injury may also present this symptomatology...
2018: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143126/-spinal-orthoses-in-the-treatment-of-vertebral-fractures-with-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-article
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REVIEW
M Pfeifer, M Gehlen, C Hinz
This literature search concerning the potential role of spinal orthoses for rehabilitation and treatment of atraumatic vertebral fractures between Th4 and L5 with osteoporosis and without any evidence for a secondary cause, provided no evidence for the benefits of traditional rigid thoracolumbar corsets, which only had a poor compliance. In addition, there are indications that these rigid corsets may even worsen the disease condition especially in the long-term. Wearing these corsets can result in further loss of muscle mass and strength followed by loss of bone and bone mass...
November 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142090/virtual-reality-training-for-upper-extremity-in-subacute-stroke-virtues-a-multicenter-rct
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Iris Brunner, Jan Sture Skouen, Håkon Hofstad, Jörg Aßmus, Frank Becker, Anne-Marthe Sanders, Hanne Pallesen, Lola Qvist Kristensen, Marc Michielsen, Liselot Thijs, Geert Verheyden
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of upper extremity virtual reality rehabilitation training (VR) to time-matched conventional training (CT) in the subacute phase after stroke. METHODS: In this randomized, controlled, single-blind phase III multicenter trial, 120 participants with upper extremity motor impairment within 12 weeks after stroke were consecutively included at 5 rehabilitation institutions. Participants were randomized to either VR or CT as an adjunct to standard rehabilitation and stratified according to mild to moderate or severe hand paresis, defined as ≥20 degrees wrist and 10 degrees finger extension or less, respectively...
November 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141513/alternative-scapular-stabilization-exercises-to-target-strength-endurance-and-function-of-shoulders-in-tetraplegia-a-prospective-time-series-study
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Carolina Lins, Alex Castro, Giovanna I S Medina, Eliza R F B M Azevedo, Bruno S Donato, Marina S S Chagas, Janaína Roland Tancredo, Letícia Vargas de Almeida, Alberto Cliquet
OBJECTIVE: Scapular stabilization exercises (SSE) are well-established for the able-bodies. The aim of the current study is to access the potential benefits of SSE on isometric internal and external rotator strength, endurance and function of the shoulder in persons with tetraplegia, throughout a 12-week exercise program consisting of five resisted movements with elastic bands. DESIGN: Prospective non-controlled intervention study. Setting/Participants/Interventions: A convenience sample of 17 subjects (age, 40...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133972/the-relationship-between-the-physical-cost-index-and-knee-extensor-strength-in-children-with-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Kenji Takaki, Yasuaki Kusumoto
[Purpose] Lower extremity strength is a contributing factor to energy efficiency of gait. However, this contribution has not previously been evaluated in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between energy consumption, measured by the physical cost index (PCI), and strength of lower extremity, measured by the maximum knee extensor strength (MKES), in children with hemiplegic CP. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 10 children (4 males and 6 females; age, 7-17 years) with hemiplegic CP, but no history of orthopedic intervention or botulinum toxin treatment over the 1 year prior to the assessment...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132076/kinematic-analysis-of-direct-pointing-in-projection-based-stereoscopic-environments
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Chiuhsiang Joe Lin, Bereket Haile Woldegiorgis
This work investigated the effects of visual information, parallax, and target positions on movement performances in projection-based stereoscopic displays (PSDs). Fifteen (26.5 ± 3.83 years) self-declared right-handed individuals, with normal or corrected to normal visual acuity, completed pointing tasks in stereoscopic and real environments (RE). Three-dimensional spatial data, recorded by a motion system composed of six infrared cameras, was used to compute kinematics of reaching a real/virtual object at a combination of three parallax and nine frontal planar positions...
November 10, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131728/yoga-practice-is-associated-with-superior-motor-imagery-performance
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Susannah H Hartnoll, T David Punt
Yoga is an activity that aims to integrate physical, mental and spiritual elements and is an increasingly popular approach to enhancing physical fitness. The integration of imagery within yoga practice is considered an important component and may be critical in contributing to the benefits of yoga that have been reported. In this study, we tested whether individuals who practice yoga demonstrate superior performance on an objective measure of implicit motor imagery. Thirty-six participants (18 yoga, 18 non-yoga) matched for age, sex and handedness, undertook the hand laterality recognition task; an objective measure of implicit motor imagery performance...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130382/less-affected-hand-function-in-children-with-hemiparetic-unilateral-cerebral-palsy-a-comparison-study-with-typically-developing-peers
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Tonya L Rich, Jeremiah S Menk, Kyle D Rudser, Timothy Feyma, Bernadette T Gillick
BACKGROUND: Neurorehabilitation interventions in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (UCP) target motor abilities in daily life yet deficits in hand skills persist. Limitations in the less-affected hand may affect overall bimanual hand skills. OBJECTIVE: To compare hand function, by timed motor performance on the Jebsen-Taylor Test of Hand Function (JTTHF) and grip strength of children with UCP to children with typical development (CTD), aged 8 to 18 years old...
November 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124971/motor-learning-from-virtual-reality-to-natural-environments-in-individuals-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Virgínia Helena Quadrado, Talita Dias da Silva, Francis Meire Favero, James Tonks, Thais Massetti, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro
PURPOSE: To examine whether performance improvements in the virtual environment generalize to the natural environment. STUDY DESIGN: we had 64 individuals, 32 of which were individuals with DMD and 32 were typically developing individuals. METHODS: The groups practiced two coincidence timing tasks. In the more tangible button-press task, the individuals were required to 'intercept' a falling virtual object at the moment it reached the interception point by pressing a key on the computer...
November 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123500/efficacy-and-the-safety-of-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-treatment-in-patients-with-muscular-dystrophy-a-non-randomized-clinical-trial
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Dorota Sienkiewicz, Wojciech Kułak, Bożena Okurowska-Zawada, Grażyna Paszko-Patej, Janusz Wojtkowski, Karolina Sochoń, Anna Kalinowska, Kamila Okulczyk, Jerzy Sienkiewicz, Edward McEachern
Introduction: The current standard treatment for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) involves corticosteroids. Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) induces the proliferation of satellite cells and myoblasts and, in turn, muscle regeneration. Beneficial effects of G-CSF were also described for skeletal muscle disorders. Aim: We assessed the safety and effects of using G-CSF to promote muscle strength in patients with DMD. Materials and methods: Inclusion criteria were as follows: patients aged 5-15 years with diagnosed with DMD confirmed by genetic test or biopsy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122370/effectiveness-of-the-graded-motor-imagery-to-improve-hand-function-in-patients-with-distal-radius-fracture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Burcu Dilek, Cigdem Ayhan, Gozde Yagci, Yavuz Yakut
STUDY DESIGN: Single-blinded randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Pain management is essential in the early stages of the rehabilitation of distal radius fractures (DRFx). Pain intensity at the acute stage is considered important for determining the individual recovery process, given that higher pain intensity and persistent pain duration negatively affect the function and cortical activity of pain response. Graded motor imagery (GMI) and its components are recent pain management strategies, established on a neuroscience basis...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119422/supported-decision-making-implications-from-positive-psychology-for-assessment-and-intervention-in-rehabilitation-and-employment
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Hatice Uyanik, Karrie A Shogren, Peter Blanck
Purpose This article reviews existing literature on positive psychology, supported decision-making (SDM), employment, and disability. It examines interventions and assessments that have been empirically evaluated for the enhancement of decision-making and overall well-being of people with disabilities. Additionally, conceptual themes present in the literature were explored. Methods A systematic review was conducted across two databases (ERIC and PsychINFO) using various combination of keywords of 'disabilit*', work rehabilitation and employment terms, positive psychology terms, and SDM components...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116866/functional-changes-through-the-usage-of-3d-printed-transitional-prostheses-in-children
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Jorge M Zuniga, Jean L Peck, Rakesh Srivastava, James E Pierce, Drew R Dudley, Nicholas A Than, Nicholas Stergiou
INTRODUCTION: There is limited knowledge on the use of 3 D-printed transitional prostheses, as they relate to changes in function and strength. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify functional and strength changes after usage of 3 D-printed transitional prostheses for multiple weeks for children with upper-limb differences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gross manual dexterity was assessed using the Box and Block Test and wrist strength was measured using a dynamometer...
November 8, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116245/ability-of-sit-to-stand-with-hands-reflects-neurological-and-functional-impairments-in-ambulatory-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Wilairat Saensook, Lugkana Mato, Nattaset Manimmanakorn, Pipatana Amatachaya, Thanat Sooknuan, Sugalya Amatachaya
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To explore the need of upper limb contribution during sit-to-stand (STS) in ambulatory participants with spinal cord injury (SCI) and compare the lower limb loading during the sit-to-stand (LLL-STS) in those with SCI who performed the task with or without hands as compared to able-bodied individuals. In addition, the study assessed the correlation between the LLL-STS, and sensorimotor scores and functional ability in ambulatory participants with SCI...
November 8, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105514/upper-extremity-impairments-in-type-1-diabetes-with-long-duration-common-problems-with-great-impact-on-daily-life
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Kerstin Gutefeldt, Christina A Hedman, Ingrid S M Thyberg, Margareta Bachrach-Lindström, Hans J Arnqvist, Anna Spångeus
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence, activity limitations and potential risk factors of upper extremity impairments in type 1 diabetes in comparison to controls. METHODS: In a cross-sectional population-based study in the southeast of Sweden, patients with type 1 diabetes <35 years at onset, duration ≥20 years, <67 years old and matched controls were invited to answer a questionnaire on upper extremity impairments and activity limitations and to take blood samples...
November 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098103/cochlear-implantation-in-patients-with-keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness-syndrome-a-report-of-two-cases
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Birgul Gumus, Armagan Incesulu, Mehmet Ozgur Pinarbasli
Background: Keratitis-ichthyosis-deafness (KID) syndrome is a syndrome which presents with hearing loss and visual and keratinization disorders. In such patients, hearing aids cannot be effectively used in the rehabilitation of hearing loss because of the frequent blockage of the external ear canal with epithelial debris and due to dry and tense skin of the external ear canal. Moreover, severe or profound hearing loss also limits the benefits gained from the conventional hearing aids...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095299/rehabilitation-for-a-patient-with-anti-yo-antibody-positive-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-caused-by-breast-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Naoki Kato, Goichi Hashida, Kuni Konaka
RATIONALE: Rehabilitation for paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) has been indicated as necessary. However, there are only a few reports on rehabilitation in PCD. We describe the course of physical and cognitive functions and activities of daily living (ADL) in a patient with PCD and examine the effect of rehabilitation, along with a review of relevant literature. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 42-year-old woman experienced rapid deterioration in cerebellar symptoms and was unable to walk...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089198/dynamic-ultrasound-imaging-for-the-assessment-of-extensor-tendon-adhesion-after-fifth-metacarpal-intraarticular-head-fracture-a-case-report
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Tugce Ozekli Misirlioglu, Hakan Ozben
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. INTRODUCTION: Development of extensor tendon adhesions is a common complication after intra-articular metacarpal head fracture. Whenever these adhesions cannot be mobilized by rehabilitation, tenolysis should be considered. However, the decision for tenolysis is often delayed. When the rehabilitation program comes to a plateau and clinical examination may not be sufficient to find out the cause, dynamic ultrasound (US) can show where the gliding mechanism is disrupted and help clinicians to give an accurate decision for determining the next steps...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
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