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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211822/robot-assisted-end-effector-based-gait-training-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a%C3%A2-multicentric-uncontrolled-observational-retrospective-clinical-study
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Stefano Mazzoleni, Antonella Focacci, Marco Franceschini, Andreas Waldner, Chiara Spagnuolo, Elena Battini, Donatella Bonaiuti
BACKGROUND: Until now studies report inconclusive results as regards the effectiveness of exclusive use of robot-assisted training and clinical indications in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the only robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training can be feasible in chronic stroke subjects in terms of gait recovery. METHODS: Five rehabilitation centers participated and one hundred chronic post-stroke patients were recruited. Patients underwent a robot-assisted end-effector-based gait training as only rehabilitation treatment...
February 15, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193121/minimal-clinically-important-differences-for-american-orthopaedic-foot-ankle-society-score-in-hallux-valgus-surgery
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Hiok Yang Chan, Jerry Yongqiang Chen, Suraya Zainul-Abidin, Hao Ying, Kevin Koo, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
BACKGROUND: The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) score is one of the most common and adapted outcome scales in hallux valgus surgery. However, AOFAS is predominantly physician based and not patient based. Although it may be straightforward to derive statistical significance, it may not equate to the true subjective benefit of the patient's experience. There is a paucity of literature defining MCID for AOFAS in hallux valgus surgery although it could have a great impact on the accuracy of analyzing surgical outcomes...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161701/changes-in-quality-of-life-in-parkinson-s-disease-how-large-must-they-be-to-be-relevant
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Krisztina Horváth, Zsuzsanna Aschermann, Márton Kovács, Attila Makkos, Márk Harmat, József Janszky, Sámuel Komoly, Kázmér Karádi, Norbert Kovács
BACKGROUND: Minimal clinically important difference (MCID) is the smallest change in an outcome, which a patient identifies as meaningful. Although the 2 most frequently applied Parkinson's disease (PD) "quality of life" questionnaires (the PDQ-39 and PDQ-8) provide encouragingly similar results, their MCID thresholds appear to be vastly different. Our aim was to calculate the MCID estimates for both PDQ-39 and PDQ-8 Summary Indices (PDQ-39-SI and PDQ-8-SI) by the utilization of both anchor- and distribution-based techniques...
February 4, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146018/need-for-two-year-patient-reported-outcomes-score-for-lumbar-spine-surgery-is-procedure-specific-analysis-from-a-prospective-longitudinal-spine-registry
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Elliott J Kim, Silky Chotai, Kristin R Archer, Mohamad Bydon, Anthony L Asher, Clinton J Devin
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to determine whether 1-year patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can accurately assess effective care for patients undergoing surgery for degenerative lumbar spine disease SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Prospective longitudinal PROs registries provide a means to accurately assess outcomes and determine the relative effectiveness of various spine treatments. Obtaining long-term PROs can be costly and challenging...
January 31, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143546/patient-defined-desired-outcome-success-criteria-and-expectation-in-outpatient-physical-therapy-a-longitudinal-assessment
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Giorgio Zeppieri, Steven Z George
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered approaches offer an alternative method in evaluating treatment outcomes. This study investigated; 1) if patient's criteria for success (satisfaction of clinical outcomes) changes from pre to post treatment, 2) whether patients who met their success criteria also meet minimal clinical important difference scores (MCIDs), and 3) if patient's success criteria differed from their expected (what the patient believes will occur) and desired (what the patient wants to occur) outcomes following intervention...
January 31, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137476/establishing-the-minimal-clinical-important-difference-and-minimal-detectable-change-for-the-cumberland-ankle-instability-tool
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Cynthia J Wright, Shelley W Linens, M Spencer Cain
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to establish the minimal detectable change (MDC) and minimal clinically important different (MCID) for the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT) in a population with chronic ankle instability (CAI). DESIGN: Experimental cohort. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of fifty participants with CAI participated (12 males, 38 females, monthly giving-way=5.84±12.54). CAI inclusion criteria included a history of an ankle sprain, recurrent episodes of giving way, and a CAIT score ≤ 25...
January 27, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133919/visual-function-response-to-ocriplasmin-for-the-treatment-of-vitreomacular-traction-and-macular-hole
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Timothy L Jackson, Thomas Verstraeten, Luc Duchateau, Benedicte Lescrauwaet
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of an intravitreal ocriplasmin injection on visual function, measured using visual acuity (VA) and vision-related quality of life. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of prespecified secondary end-points in two multicentre, randomized, double-masked, phase 3 clinical trials. A total of 652 participants with symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion were enrolled, of whom 464 received a single intravitreal injection of 125 μg ocriplasmin and 188 received a single intravitreal placebo injection...
January 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129714/time-of-onset-of-vardenafil-orodispersible-tablet-in-a-real-life-setting-looking-beyond-randomized-clinical-trials
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Paolo Capogrosso, Eugenio Ventimiglia, Luca Boeri, Alessandro Serino, Andrea Russo, Giovanni La Croce, Umberto Capitanio, Federico Dehò, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia
BACKGROUND: A rapid onset of action for phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5is) emerged to be of clinical importance in men treated for erectile dysfunction (ED). Data from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) showed a rapid onset of action for vardenafil 10mg orodispersible tablet (ODT). However, the effectiveness of vardenafil ODT has never been tested in a real-life setting. We assessed the efficacy and time to onset of action of vardenafil ODT in men seeking medical help for ED in the everyday real-life clinical practice...
January 27, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102972/evaluating-the-clinical-copd-questionnaire-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zijing Zhou, Aiyuan Zhou, Yiyang Zhao, Ping Chen
The Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ) is recommended by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to evaluate health status in patients with COPD. The objective of this work was to systemically assess the reliability, validity, responsiveness and minimum clinically important difference (MCID) of the CCQ. A structured search was conducted in three databases to identify articles that evaluated the psychometric properties of the CCQ in individuals with COPD. Two investigators screened the title, abstract and full text of the articles to determine study eligibility and performed the data extraction...
February 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095065/monitoring-fatigue-status-in-elite-team-sport-athletes-implications-for-practice
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Robin T Thorpe, Greg Atkinson, Barry Drust, Warren Gregson
The increase in competition demands in elite team sports over recent years has prompted much attention from researchers and practitioners into the monitoring of adaptation and fatigue in athletes. Monitoring of fatigue and gaining an understanding of athlete status may also provide insights and beneficial information pertaining to player availability, injury and illness risk. Traditional methods used to quantify recovery and fatigue in team sports such as maximal physical performance assessments may not be feasible in order to detect variations in fatigue status throughout competitive periods...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087450/item-response-theory-analysis-to-evaluate-reliability-and-minimal-clinically-important-change-of-the-roland-morris-disability-questionnaire-in-patients-with-severe-disability-due-to-back-pain-from-vertebral-compression-fractures
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Minji K Lee, Kathleen J Yost, Jennifer S McDonald, Ryne W Dougherty, Roanna L Vine, David F Kallmes
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The majority of validation done on the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) has been in patients with mild or moderate low disability. There is paucity of research focusing on the psychometric quality of the RMDQ in patients with severe disability. PURPOSE: To evaluate the psychometric quality of the RMDQ in patients with severe disability. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: Observational clinical study SAMPLE: The sample consisted of 214 patients with painful vertebral compression fractures who underwent vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty...
January 10, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086784/health-related-quality-of-life-assessment-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-the-effectiveness-of-early-phase-i-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Lawrence Anchah, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Melissa Siaw Han Lim, Mohamed Izham Mohamed Ibrahim, Kui Hian Sim, Tiong Kiam Ong
BACKGROUND: Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is one of the most burdensome cardiovascular diseases in terms of the cost of interventions. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) is well-established in improving clinical outcomes but the assessment of actual clinical improvement is challenging, especially when considering pharmaceutical care (PC) values in phase I CRP during admission and upon discharge from hospital and phase II outpatient interventions. This study explores the impact of pharmacists' interventions in the early stages of CRP on humanistic outcomes and follow-up at a referral hospital in Malaysia...
January 13, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073083/the-edinburgh-visual-gait-score-the-minimal-clinically-important-difference
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L W Robinson, N D Clement, J Herman, M S Gaston
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim was to define the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of the Edinburgh Visual Gait Score (EVGS) using correlations with the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and the Functional Assessment Questionnaire (FAQ). The secondary aim was to confirm the numerical value of the MCID in the Gait Profile Score (GPS). METHOD: The EVGS and GPS scores for 151 patients with diplegic cerebral palsy (GMFCS Levels I-III) were retrospectively identified from a database held at the study centre...
January 3, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046822/su-f-i-17-white-matter-track-based-analysis-at-limbic-abnormalities-in-cognitive-impairment
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R Juh, T Suh, J Han, C Kim, C Oh
PURPOSE: Mild cognitive impairment with depression (MCID) is common and associated with disability and cognitive impairment, with high probability of relapse. Hypothesize that a sign of WM disintegration would be observed in MCID than MCI nondepression (MCIND), especially in frontal and limbic regions and patients with depression would show reduced GM density in the hippocampus, amygdala, anterior gyrus cingulate, and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (DMPFC) the abnormalities of long association fiber tracts integrity are correlated with geriatric depression...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031493/improvement-in-health-related-quality-of-life-after-unilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-bilateral-knee-osteoarthritis
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Desmond Thiam, Daniel Jing Wen Teh, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Andrew Hwee Chye Tan
PURPOSE: To review the outcome of unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) to determine whether unilateral TKA can achieve good health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Records of 68 women and 25 men with severe bilateral knee OA who underwent unilateral TKA on the more symptomatic knee by a single surgeon and did not return for the second TKA within 2 years were reviewed. Outcome at 6 months and 2 years was assessed using the mental and physical component summary (MCS and PCS) of the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) for HRQoL as well as the Oxford Knee Score (OKS) and Knee Society Score (KSS) for knee-specific outcome...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027657/the-therapeutic-effect-of-intra-articular-normal-saline-injections-for-knee-osteoarthritis
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Bryan M Saltzman, Timothy Leroux, Maximilian A Meyer, Bryce A Basques, Jaskarndip Chahal, Bernard R Bach, Adam B Yanke, Brian J Cole
BACKGROUND: Intra-articular normal saline (IA-NS) injections have been utilized as a placebo in a number of randomized controlled trials pertaining to the management of knee osteoarthritis (OA); however, it is believed that these "placebo" injections may have a therapeutic effect that has not been quantified in the literature. PURPOSE: To (1) quantify the effect of IA-NS injections on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and (2) compare postinjection PROs to established minimal clinically important difference (MCID) criteria to demonstrate a potential therapeutic effect...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012636/efficacy-of-platelet-rich-plasma-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wen-Li Dai, Ai-Guo Zhou, Hua Zhang, Jian Zhang
PURPOSE: To use meta-analysis techniques to evaluate the efficacy and safety of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for the treatment knee of osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search in PubMed, Embase, Scopus, and the Cochrane database through April 2016 to identify Level I randomized controlled trials that evaluated the clinical efficacy of PRP versus control treatments for knee OA. The primary outcomes were Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain and function scores...
December 22, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008243/efficacy-of-tiotropium-olodaterol-fixed-dose-combination-in-copd
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REVIEW
Eric Derom, Guy G Brusselle, Guy F Joos
Tiotropium-olodaterol, formulated in the Respimat soft-mist inhaler, is an inhaled fixed-dose combination (FDC) of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA), commercialized under the name of Spiolto or Stiolto. The efficacy of tiotropium-olodaterol 5-5 μg once daily in adult patients with COPD was documented in eleven large, multicenter trials of up to 52 weeks duration. Tiotropium-olodaterol 5-5 μg not only improved spirometric values to a significantly greater extent than placebo but also resulted in statistically significant beneficial effects on dyspnea, markers of hyperinflation, use of rescue medication, health-related quality of life, and exercise endurance...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005150/early-trends-in-bronchoscopic-lung-volume-reduction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-efficacy-parameters
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REVIEW
Abhishek Kumar, Rajany Dy, Kanwaljit Singh, M Jeffery Mador
INTRODUCTION: The goal of our systematic review and meta-analysis is to examine the therapeutic effectiveness of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR), and to compare it with medical management and lung volume reduction surgery. METHODS: Variables of interest were absolute change in FEV1, 6MWT, and SGRQ. Meta-analysis was performed for the BLVR modalities with ≥3 trials. Of the 18 shortlisted publications, only valves (four trials; n = 159) and coils (six trials; n = 194) qualified for meta-analysis...
December 22, 2016: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986621/the-association-of-pre-operative-body-pain-diagram-scores-with-pain-outcomes-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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A J Dave, F Selzer, E Losina, I Usiskin, J E Collins, Y C Lee, P Band, D F Dalury, R Iorio, K Kindsfater, J N Katz
OBJECTIVE: Approximately 20% of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) recipients have suboptimal pain relief. We evaluated the association between pre-surgical widespread body pain and incomplete pain relief following TKA. METHOD: This prospective analysis included 241 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) undergoing unilateral TKA who completed questionnaires preoperatively and up to 12 months post-operatively. Questionnaires included the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain scale and a body pain diagram...
December 14, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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