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Sabrina Paganoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 10, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674358/unmet-rehabilitation-needs-after-hospitalization-for-traumatic-brain-injury
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Molly M Fuentes, Jin Wang, Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, Keith Owen Yeates, Dennis Durbin, Mark R Zonfrillo, Kenneth M Jaffe, Nancy Temkin, David Tulsky, Hilary Bertisch, Frederick P Rivara
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we describe unmet service needs of children hospitalized for traumatic brain injury (TBI) during the first 2 years after injury and examine associations between child, family, and injury-related characteristics and unmet needs in 6 domains (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health services, educational services, and physiatry). METHODS: Prospective cohort study of children age 8 to 18 years old admitted to 6 hospitals with complicated mild or moderate to severe TBI...
May 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672872/neuromuscular-ultrasound-of-the-brachial-plexus-a-standardized-approach
#3
REVIEW
Vanessa Baute, Jeffrey A Strakowski, Jon W Reynolds, Kristopher R Karvelas, Paul Ehlers, Kevin J Brenzy, Zhongyu J Li, Michael S Cartwright
Reliable assessment of brachial plexus disorders can be challenging due to the complexity of the anatomy and variation of potential pathology. Electrodiagnostic testing can be both uncomfortable for the patient and inconclusive. Ultrasound can serve as a complement to clinical assessment, electrodiagnostic testing, and other imaging modalities. This study describes a systematic approach for performing neuromuscular ultrasound for suspected pathology in the brachial plexus. The literature regarding techniques for brachial plexus ultrasound was reviewed...
April 19, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652950/-referral-to-rehabilitation-services-of-patients-discharged-from-a-general-hospital-with-a-potentially-disabling-condition
#4
Natalia Hofmann U, Carlo Paolinelli G, Ariel Castro L
Background Patients discharged from general hospitals with a potentially disabling condition can benefit in their recovery with the aid of physical medicine and rehabilitation services. Aim To determine the proportion of patients discharged from a general hospital with a potentially disabling condition, who were derived to physiatry for rehabilitation. Material and Methods Review of the discharge database of a general hospital, identifying all discharges with a potentially disabling condition, and those who were effectively derived for rehabilitation...
December 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649010/evidence-based-physiatry-ebp
#5
Sabrina Paganoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550409/49th-w-j-zeiter-lecture-the-specialty-of-hope-how-physiatry-made-boston-strong
#6
David M Crandell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408564/a-tale-of-two-cities-evolution-of-academic-physiatry-in-boston-and-baltimore-part-1-the-boston-marathon
#7
Stanley F Wainapel, Hilary C Siebens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402121/john-c-carapanayiotis-1909-1999-the-greek-radiologist-and-pioneer-of-physiatry-in-greece
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REVIEW
Christos S Baltas, Alexia P Balanika, Olga J Carapanayiotis, Graeme Hesketh, Markos N Sgantzos
John C. Carapanayiotis was specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation in the USA in 1948, at a time when the medical world in post-war Greece was ignorant of this specific medical specialty, and the political, economic and social backdrop was incapable of accepting and understanding the wealth of scientific knowledge that he was trying to introduce. At this point it should be noted that the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was established in Greece in 1973. John C. Carapanayiotis was a member of the American Congress of Physical Medicine during the 1950's...
December 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354198/the-virtual-hallway-consult-as-an-effective-means-of-continuing-professional-development-in-physiatry
#9
Karen Ethans, Tim Deutscher, Mayur Nankar
Background: A personal learning project (PLP) is an accredited form of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Canada, and is a self-initiated learning activity that is stimulated by a question, issue or dilemma in one's professional practice. Many complex cases or issues have no answers that are readily available. Many physicians rely day to day on other physician colleagues that they may consult in their institution. Given the paucity of same specialty Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation colleagues in Canadian centres, the idea of Virtual Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Hallway germinated, to provide a simple tool to extend our hallways to reach colleagues with similar interests across the country...
December 2017: Canadian Medical Education Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342023/physiatry-reviews-for-evidence-in-practice-second-order-peer-review-does-massage-therapy-have-value-in-the-treatment-for-tension-type-headache
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Lynn N Gerber, Dinesh Kumbhare
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288142/patient-reported-outcome-measures-utility-for-predicting-spinal-surgery-in-an-integrated-spine-practice
#11
James R Babington, Alicia Edwards, Anna Wright, Taitea Dykstra, Andrew S Friedman, Rajiv K Sethi
BACKGROUND: For the majority of patients, spinal surgery is an elective treatment. The decision as to whether and when to pursue surgery is complicated and influenced by myriad factors, including pain intensity and duration, impact on functional activities, referring physician recommendation, and surgeon preference. By understanding the factors that lead a patient to choose surgery, we may better understand the decision-making process, improve outcomes, and provide more effective care...
December 26, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261534/second-order-peer-reviews-of-clinically-relevant-articles-for-the-physiatrist-effect-of-inpatient-rehabilitation-vs-a-monitored-home-based-program-on-mobility-in-patients-with-total-knee-arthroplasty-the-hiho-randomized-clinical-trial
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179573/the-value-of-rehabilitation-medicine-for-patients-receiving-palliative-care
#13
Sarah A Wittry, Ny-Ying Lam, Thomas McNalley
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation medicine is a multidisciplinary field aimed at improving patients' quality of life by improving function. Patients receiving palliative care frequently share common symptoms including fatigue, decreased functional independence, mood disorders, pain, and breathlessness. Many rehabilitation interventions can improve these symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the scope and effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions and exercise programs in improving quality of life and distressing symptoms in patients receiving palliative care...
June 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111466/anxiety-and-insomnia-in-young-and-middle-aged-adult-hip-pain-patients-with-and-without-femoroacetabular-impingement-and-developmental-hip-dysplasia
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Heidi Prather, Andrew Creighton, Chris Sorenson, Scott Simpson, Maria Reese, Devyani Hunt, Monica Rho
BACKGROUND: In young and middle-aged adults with and without hip deformity, hip pain receives treatment focused primarily related to hip structure. Because this hip pain may be chronic, these patients develop other coexisting, modifiable disorders related to pain that may go undiagnosed in this young and active population, including insomnia and anxiety. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare assessments of insomnia and anxiety in young and middle-aged adults presenting with hip pain with no greater than minimal osteoarthritis (OA) compared to asymptomatic healthy controls...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993288/the-relationship-between-sacral-slope-and-symptomatic-isthmic-spondylolysis-in-a-cohort-of-high-school-athletes-a-retrospective-analysis
#15
Leigh F Hanke, Yetsa A Tuakli-Wosornu, Julian R Harrison, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND: Spondylolysis with and without anterolisthesis is the most common cause of structural back pain in children and adolescents, but few predictive factors have been confirmed. An association between abnormal sacropelvic orientation and both spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis has been supported in the literature. Sacral slope and other sacropelvic measurements are easily accessible variables that could aid clinicians in assessing active adolescents with low back pain, particularly when the diagnosis of spondylolysis is suspected...
October 6, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989074/safety-of-active-rehabilitation-for-persistent-symptoms-after-pediatric-sport-related-concussion-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Catherine Chan, Grant L Iverson, Jacqueline Purtzki, Kathy Wong, Vivian Kwan, Isabelle Gagnon, Noah D Silverberg
OBJECTIVES: To examine the safety and tolerability of an active rehabilitation program for adolescents who are slow to recover from a sport-related concussion, and secondarily to estimate the treatment effect for this intervention. DESIGN: Single-site, parallel, open-label, randomized controlled trial comparing treatment as usual (TAU) to TAU plus active rehabilitation. SETTING: Outpatient concussion clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Adolescents (N=19) aged 12 to 18 years with postconcussion symptoms lasting ≥1 month after a sports-related concussion...
February 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888318/under-pressure-applying-practice-based-learning-and-improvement-to-the-treatment-of-chronic-neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-burns
#17
Mihaela Rapolti, Cindy Wu, Olga A Schuth, Charles Scott Hultman
Chronic neuropathic pain after burn injury may have multiple causes, such as direct nerve injury, nerve compression, or neuroma formation, and can significantly impair quality of life and limit functional recovery. Management includes a team-based approach that involves close collaboration between occupational and physical therapists, plastic surgeons, and experts in chronic pain, from neurology, anesthesia, psychiatry, and physiatry. Carefully selected patients with an anatomic cause of chronic neuropathic pain unequivocally benefit from surgical intervention...
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834891/interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-for-a-patient-with-incomplete-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-and-multimorbidity-a-case-report
#18
Robert D Vining, Donna M Gosselin, Jeb Thurmond, Kimberlee Case, Frederick R Bruch
RATIONALE: This report describes interdisciplinary rehabilitation for a 51-year-old male recovering from incomplete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple comorbidities following an automobile accident. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was admitted to a rehabilitation specialty hospital approximately 2 months post SCI and 2 separate surgical fusion procedures (C3-C6). DIAGNOSES: Clinical presentation at the rehabilitation hospital included moderate to severe motor strength loss in both upper and lower extremities, a percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube (PEG), dysphagia, bowel/bladder incontinence, dependence on a mechanical lift and tilting wheelchair due to severe orthostatic hypotension, and pre-existing shoulder pain from bilateral joint degeneration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721951/recording-characteristics-of-electrical-impedance-myography-needle-electrodes
#19
H Kwon, S B Rutkove, B Sanchez
OBJECTIVE: Neurologists and physiatrists need improved tools for the evaluation of skeletal muscle condition. Here we evaluate needle electrical impedance myography (EIM), a new minimally invasive approach to determine muscle status that could ultimately become a bedside tool for the assessment of neuromuscular disorders. APPROACH: We design and study the recording characteristics of tetrapolar EIM needle electrodes combining theory and finite-element model simulations...
August 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644244/effects-of-the-integration-of-dynamic-weight-shifting-training-into-treadmill-training-on-walking-function-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-randomized-controlled-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ming Wu, Janis Kim, Pooja Arora, Deborah J Gaebler-Spira, Yunhui Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine whether applying an assistance force to the pelvis and legs during treadmill training can improve walking function in children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN: Twenty-three children with cerebral palsy were randomly assigned to the robotic or treadmill only group. For participants who were assigned to the robotic group, a controlled force was applied to the pelvis and legs during treadmill walking. For participants who were assigned to the treadmill only group, manual assistance was provided as needed...
November 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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