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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222568/severe-disorders-of-consciousness-after-acquired-brain-injury-a-single-centre-long-term-follow-up-study
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Alex Lopez-Rolon
OBJECTIVES: To assess long-term clinical outcome, functional independence and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in acquired brain injury (ABI) patients with a disorder of consciousness at admission to inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: We selected patients from a cohort of ABI patients from a single centre. In addition to mortality, we measured level of consciousness with the Coma Remission Scale, functional independence with the Barthel Index, as well as generic and condition-specific HRQOL with the EQ5D and the "Quality of Life after Brain Injury" (QOLIBRI) respectively...
February 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219086/first-report-of-awake-craniotomy-of-a-famous-musician-suprasellar-tumor-surgery-of-pianist-clara-haskil-in-1942
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Elena Romana Gasenzer, Ayhan Kanat, Edmund A M Neugebauer
Clara Haskil (January 7, 1895-December 7, 1960) was one of the most famous female pianists of the 20th century. In her life and work she set new standards in piano playing. However, her career was beset by poor health and the adversities of two world wars. In her lifetime Haskil had three major disorders: juvenile scoliosis requiring treatment in her adolescence, a tumor of the sellar region requiring surgery at age 47 years, and a traumatic brain injury causing her death at the age of 65. Her medical history illustrates the development of surgical methods and rehabilitation in medicine before and after World War II...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218343/immediate-affective-responses-of-gait-training-in-neurological-rehabilitation-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Martin Niedermeier, Larissa Ledochowski, Andreas Mayr, Leopold Saltuari, Martin Kopp
OBJECTIVE: To examine the immediate effects of physical therapy and robotic-assisted gait training on affective responses of gait training in neurological rehabilitation. DESIGN: Randomized crossover trial with blinded observers. PATIENTS: Sixteen patients with neurological disorders (stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis). METHODS: All patients underwent 2 single treatment sessions: physical therapy and robotic-assisted gait training...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210647/association-of-quadriceps-strength-and-psychosocial-factors-with-single-leg-hop-performance-in-patients-with-meniscectomy
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Chao-Jung Hsu, Steven Z George, Terese L Chmielewski
BACKGROUND: Clinicians use the single-leg hop test to assess readiness for return to sports after knee injury. Few studies have reported the results of single-leg hop testing after meniscectomy. Additionally, the contributions of impairments in quadriceps strength and psychosocial factors to single-leg hop performance are unknown. PURPOSE: To compare single-leg hop performance (distance and landing mechanics) between limbs and to examine the association of single-leg hop performance with quadriceps strength and psychosocial factors in patients with meniscectomy...
December 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206801/burden-and-mental-health-among-caregivers-of-veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injury-polytrauma
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Joan M Griffin, Minji K Lee, Lauren R Bangerter, Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Greta Friedemann-Sánchez, Sean M Phelan, Kathleen F Carlson, Laura A Meis
Veterans who survive multiple traumatic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), must often rely on family caregivers for ongoing care and support with reintegration. Understanding factors associated with caregiving that help or harm caregivers' health is critical for identifying appropriate and effective interventions that support caregiver health and promote the provision of quality care to veterans. This study utilized cross-sectional data from the Family and Caregiver Experiences Study, a survey of 564 caregivers caring for veterans who served after September 11, 2001, survived TBI/polytrauma during service, and received inpatient rehabilitation care in a Veterans Affairs Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center...
2017: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202369/histomorhological-and-clinical-evaluation-of-maxillary-alveolar-ridge-reconstruction-after-craniofacial-trauma-by-applying-combination-of-allogeneic-and-autogenous-bone-graft
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Francesco Saverio De Ponte, Roberto Falzea, Michele Runci, Enrico Nastro Siniscalchi, Floriana Lauritano, Ennio Bramanti, Gabriele Cervino, Marco Cicciu
A variety of techniques and materials for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of traumatized maxillary ridges prior to dental implants placement have been described in literature. Autogenous bone grafting is considered ideal by many researchers and it still remains the most predictable and documented method. The aim of this report is to underline the effectiveness of using allogeneic bone graft for managing maxillofacial trauma. A case of a 30-year-old male with severely atrophic maxillary ridge as a consequence of complex craniofacial injury is presented here...
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195957/ecological-assessment-of-everyday-executive-functioning-at-home-and-at-school-following-childhood-traumatic-brain-injury-using-the-brief-questionnaire
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Mathilde Chevignard, Bernadette Kerrouche, Agata Krasny-Pacini, Aude Mariller, Emmanuelle Pineau-Chardon, Pauline Notteghem, Julie Prodhomme, Didier Le Gall, Jean-Luc Roulin, Nathalie Fournet, Arnaud Roy
OBJECTIVES: To describe dysexecutive symptoms in children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) using the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF); to compare parent- and teacher-ratings, to analyze the differential impairment in the BRIEF subscales, and factors influencing outcome. PARTICIPANTS: Children aged 5 to 18 years 11 months, referred to a rehabilitation department following TBI. OUTCOME MEASURES: Parent- and teacher reports of the BRIEF...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180082/executive-attention-deficits-after-traumatic-brain-injury-reflect-impaired-recruitment-of-resources
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Sudhin A Shah, Yelena Goldin, Mary M Conte, Andrew M Goldfine, Maliheh Mohamadpour, Brian C Fidali, Keith Cicerone, Nicholas D Schiff
Deficits in attention are a common and devastating consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to functional impairments, rehabilitation barriers, and long-term disability. While such deficits are well documented, little is known about their underlying pathophysiology hindering development of effective and targeted interventions. Here we evaluate the integrity of brain systems specific to attentional functions using quantitative assessments of electroencephalography recorded during performance of the Attention Network Test (ANT), a behavioral paradigm that separates alerting, orienting, and executive components of attention...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169294/factors-predictive-of-survival-and-estimated-years-of-life-lost-in-the-decade-following-nontraumatic-and-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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B B Hatch, C M Wood-Wentz, T M Therneau, M G Walker, J M Payne, R K Reeves
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVES: To identify factors predictive of survival after spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Tertiary care institution. METHODS: Multiple-variable Cox proportional hazards regression analysis for 759 patients with SCI (535 nontraumatic and 221 traumatic) included age, sex, completeness of injury, level of injury, functional independence measure (FIM) scores, rehabilitation length of stay and SCI cause...
February 7, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167305/self-reported-driving-difficulty-in-veterans-with-traumatic-brain-injury-its-central-role-in-psychological-well-being
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Laraine Winter, Helene J Moriarty, Thomas H Short
BACKGROUND: The ability to drive is a core function supporting independent living. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may impair driving capacity in numerous ways. Previous research has documented that individuals with TBI have more driving-related problems than other people and has identified predictors of driving status or capacity, mostly among civilians; however, no research has examined the implications of driving limitations for the well-being of individuals with TBI. OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between self-reported difficulty in driving with important domains of psychological well-being in veterans with TBI, with adjustment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and years since most recent TBI...
February 4, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139661/spinal-cord-injury-rehabilitation-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia-time-to-rehabilitation-admission-length-of-stay-and-functional-independence
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H Mahmoud, H Qannam, D Zbogar, B Mortenson
OBJECTIVES: (1) To describe functional status, length of stay (LOS) and time to rehabilitation admission trends. (2) To identify independent predictors of motor function following rehabilitation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Spinal injury rehabilitation unit at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. METHODS: From chart review of 312 traumatic and 106 nontraumatic adult patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) we extracted information on time from injury to rehabilitation admission, rehabilitation LOS, Functional Independence Measure (FIM) motor score (admission and discharge), American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) grade and demographics...
January 31, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130472/long-term-functional-outcome-in-patients-with-acquired-infections-after-acute-spinal-cord-injury
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Marcel A Kopp, Ralf Watzlawick, Peter Martus, Vieri Failli, Felix W Finkenstaedt, Yuying Chen, Michael J DeVivo, Ulrich Dirnagl, Jan M Schwab
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether prevalent hospital-acquired pneumonia and wound infection affect the clinical long-term outcome after acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: This was a longitudinal cohort study within the prospective multicenter National Spinal Cord Injury Database (Birmingham, Alabama). We screened datasets of 3,834 patients enrolled in 20 trial centers from 1995 to 2005 followed up until 2016. Eligibility criteria were cervical SCI and American Spinal Cord Injury Association impairment scale A, B, and C...
January 27, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130082/inflammatory-mediators-associated-with-pressure-ulcer-development-in-individuals-with-pneumonia-following-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-a-pilot-study
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Shilpa Krishnan, Yoram Vodovotz, Patricia E Karg, Gregory Constantine, Gwendolyn A Sowa, Florica J Constantine, David M Brienza
OBJECTIVE: To identify the inflammatory mediators around the time of pneumonia onset associated with concurrent or later onset of pressure ulcers. DESIGN: Retrospective SETTING: Acute hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation unit of a university medical center. INTERVENTIONS: NA. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-six individuals with traumatic SCI were included in the initial analyses. Fifteen of the 86 developed pneumonia and had inflammatory mediator data available...
January 24, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130079/risk-analyses-of-pressure-ulcer-in-tetraplegic-spinal-cord-injured-persons-a-french-long-term-survey
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Marc Le Fort, Maude Espagnacq, Brigitte Perrouin-Verbe, Jean-François Ravaud
OBJECTIVE: To identify the long-term clinical, individual, and social risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers (PUs) in traumatic spinal cord-injured persons with tetraplegia (TSCIt). DESIGN: Cohort survey with self-applied questionnaires in 1995 and 2006. SETTING: Thirty-five French-speaking European physical medicine and rehabilitation centers participating in the Tetrafigap surveys. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1641 tetraplegic adults were surveyed after an initial post-traumatic period of at least 2 years...
January 24, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129710/interventions-for-resuming-driving-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Pamela E Ross, Marilyn Di Stefano, Judith Charlton, Gershon Spitz, Jennie L Ponsford
PURPOSE: To describe the goals, processes, resources and outcomes of on-road training lessons provided to drivers with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who failed an initial occupational therapy (OT) driver assessment. METHOD: Descriptive cohort study using file audit design of 340 drivers with mild to severe TBI. Measures included; number and goals of on-road training lessons and reassessments, time from injury to independent driving, license restrictions, years licensed, physical/visual impairments and injury severity...
January 27, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129694/patient-perspectives-on-navigating-the-field-of-traumatic-brain-injury-rehabilitation-a-qualitative-thematic-analysis
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Heidi J Graff, Ulla Christensen, Ingrid Poulsen, Ingrid Egerod
PURPOSE: This study aimed to provide an understanding of the lived experience of rehabilitation in adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) from hospital discharge up to four years post-injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used a qualitative explorative design with semi-structured in-depth interviews. Twenty participants with TBI were included from a level I Trauma Center in Denmark at 1-4 years post-injury. Qualitative thematic analysis was applied for data analysis...
January 27, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129693/sex-based-differences-in-pain-distribution-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-persistent-post-traumatic-neck-pain
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Hans Westergren, Johan Larsson, Michael Freeman, Anna Carlsson, Anna Jöud, Eva-Maj Malmström
OBJECTIVES: To analyze a cohort of 745 consecutive patients referred to a regional specialist clinic for evaluation of post-traumatic neck pain during a five-year period. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study of baseline assessments performed by multi-professional rehabilitation teams according to a standardized checklist. RESULTS: The cohort contained nearly twice as many females as males (64% versus 36%). The type of injury did not differ between sexes...
January 27, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127126/concussion-knowledge-among-rehabilitation-staff
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David Salisbury, Michael Kolessar, Librada Callender, Monica Bennett
A concussion knowledge survey was completed by 561 rehabilitation professionals across a wide range of disciplines in a nationwide rehabilitation hospital system. Item questions were structured to reflect key areas of concussion knowledge targeted in a prior consensus statement. The vast majority of staff provided responses consistent with the current concussion literature regarding concussion diagnosis and symptom presentation immediately after concussion. Greater variability was seen for items assessing beliefs about the typical recovery from concussion, best care practices, and long-term effects from concussion...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117330/successful-tracheostomy-decannulation-after-complete-or-sensory-incomplete-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
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D H Kim, S W Kang, W A Choi, H J Oh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: To report the successful tracheostomy decannulation/extubation in cervical spinal cord injury (C-SCI) patients. SETTING: Tertiary university hospital, pulmonary rehabilitation center. METHODS: Complete or sensory incomplete C-SCI patients who had received invasive acute phase respiratory management, and succeeded in decannulation/extubation became candidates of this study...
January 24, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112541/targeted-rehabilitation-reduces-visual-dependency-and-improves-balance-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-study
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Diego Kaski, Joseph Buttell, Richard Greenwood
PURPOSE: To further understand the mechanisms underlying gait impairment following traumatic brain injury. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old man presented with marked unsteadiness and motion sensitivity following a severe traumatic brain injury. He underwent a 6-week inpatient rehabilitation program focused on re-weighting and subsequently re-integrating ascending interoceptive information, by gradual reduction of maladaptive visual fixation techniques. We report clinical neurological outcomes and measures of functional outcome, as well as an objective assessment of visual dependency (the rod and disk test) at baseline and after the rehabilitation...
January 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
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