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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102113/comparison-of-the-effects-on-dynamic-balance-and-aerobic-capacity-between-objective-and-subjective-methods-of-high-intensity-robot-assisted-gait-training-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#1
Young-Hyeon Bae, Suck Min Lee, Mansoo Ko
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) is effective for improving dynamic balance and aerobic capacity, but previous RAGT method does not set suitable training intensity. Recently, high-intensity treadmill gait training at 70% of heart rate reserve (HRR) was used for improving aerobic capacity and dynamic balance. PURPOSE: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness between objective and subjective methods of high-intensity RAGT for improving dynamic balance and aerobic capacity in chronic stroke...
January 19, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099193/the-effect-of-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-on-shoulder-biomechanics-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-comparison-to-physical-therapy
#2
Richard D Wilson, Jayme S Knutson, Maria E Bennett, John Chae
OBJECTIVE: To establish the effects on shoulder biomechanics from a peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) treatment compared to physical therapy (PT) in stroke survivors with chronic hemiplegic shoulder pain. DESIGN: Single-site, pilot, randomized controlled trial for adults with chronic shoulder pain after stroke. Participants were randomized to receive a 3-week treatment of single-lead PNS or physical therapy (PT). The outcomes included isometric shoulder abduction strength, pain-free shoulder external rotation range of motion (ROM), delay in initiation and termination of shoulder abduction electromyogram (EMG) activity, and the Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (upper extremity section)...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094079/a-stroke-mimic-methotrexate-induced-neurotoxicity-in-the-emergency-department
#3
Patrick Rogers, Wilbur J Pan, Richard A Drachtman, Christopher Haines
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common form of childhood leukemia. The treatment of ALL involves multimodality therapy, and methotrexate (MTX) remains a mainstay of treatment. A complication of MTX therapy includes acute, subacute, and chronic neurotoxocity. Signs and symptoms may range from headaches, dizziness, and mood disorders to seizures and stroke-like symptoms. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old woman with a history of ALL presented to the emergency department with acute onset of right-sided facial paralysis, right upper extremity flaccid paralysis, and right lower extremity weakness after receiving MTX therapy 3 days earlier...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093370/a-comparison-of-locomotor-therapy-interventions-partial-body-weight-supported-treadmill-lokomat%C3%A2-and-g-eo%C3%A2-training-in-persons-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#4
Alberto Esquenazi, Stella Lee, Amanda Wikoff, Andrew Packel, Theresa Toczylowski, John Feeley
BACKGROUND: Literature in the application of gait training techniques in persons with traumatic brain injury is limited. Current techniques require of multiple staff and are physically demanding. The use of a robotic locomotor training may provide improved training capacity for this population. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of three different modes of locomotor therapy on gait velocity and spatiotemporal symmetry using: an end effector robot (G-EO™); a robotic exoskeleton (Lokomat®) and manual assisted partial-body weight supported treadmill training (PBWSTT) in participants with traumatic brain injury...
January 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051251/observation-of-clinical-efficacy-of-rt-pa-intravenous-thrombolytic-treatment-for-patients-combined-with-grade-0-1-diabetic-foot-by-wagner-classification-and-acute-ischemic-stroke
#5
C-H Li, Y Chen, C-H Zhang, Z Dong, Z Wang, S-N Zhao, Y-X Wang, Z-Y Lv, P-L Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of rt-PA intravenous thrombolytic treatment for patients with diabetic foot (DF) and acute ischemic stroke. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 76 patients admitted between June 2012 to December 2015 presenting with acute ischemic stroke and Grade 0-1 DF a (Wagner classification). The treatment group consisted of 44 patients who received rt-PA intravenous thrombolytic treatment, while 32 cases in the control group did not...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045409/turkish-registry-for-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-heart-failure-taktik-study
#6
Mehmet Eren, Mehdi Zoghi, Mustafa Tuncer, Yüksel Çavuşoğlu, Recep Demirbağ, Mahmut Şahin, Osman Akın Serdar, Ersel Onrat, Haşim Mutlu, Dursun Dursunoğlu, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz, Ahmet Temizhan
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to develop a national database of patients hospitalized in Turkey with acute heart failure (AHF) using evaluations of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Patient data were collected using an Internet-based survey. A total of 588 patients were enrolled from 36 participating medical centers across the country. RESULTS: Mean age was 62±13 years and 38% of the patients were female. Ratio of de novo AHF to study cohort was 24%...
December 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029510/prevention-of-poststroke-mortality-using-problem-solving-therapy-or-escitalopram
#7
Robert G Robinson, Ricardo E Jorge, Jeffrey Long
OBJECTIVE: This study re-examined patients from a 1-year randomized controlled double-blind trial of escitalopram, problem-solving therapy (PST), or placebo to prevent depression among patients less than 3 months after a stroke. The objective of the current study was to determine if preventive treatment would predict time to death over 8-10 years of follow-up. Based on the importance of depression in poststoke mortality and a previous study of this population at 18 months' follow-up showing that stopping escitalopram but not PST led to a significant increase in depression, the authors hypothesized that PST would be associated with the longest time to death...
October 8, 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018979/increasing-access-to-cost-effective-home-based-rehabilitation-for-rural-veteran-stroke-survivors
#8
S N Housley, A R Garlow, K Ducote, A Howard, T Thomas, D Wu, K Richards, A J Butler
INTRODUCTION: An estimated 750,000 Americans experience a stroke annually. Most stroke survivors require rehabilitation. Limited access to rehabilitation facilities has a pronounced burden on functional outcomes and quality of life. Robotic devices deliver reproducible therapy without the need for real-time human oversight. This study examined the efficacy of using home-based, telerobotic-assisted devices (Hand and Foot Mentor: HM and FM) to improve functional ability and reduce depression symptoms, while improving access and cost savings associated with rehabilitation...
August 25, 2016: Austin Journal of Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
#9
E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008092/amobes-active-mobility-very-early-after-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Alain P Yelnik, Victorine Quintaine, Cedric Andriantsifanetra, Marie Wannepain, Peggy Reiner, Hélène Marnef, Mathilde Evrard, Elena Meseguer, Jean Pascal Devailly, Monica Lozano, Catherine Lamy, Florence Colle, Eric Vicaut
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Intensive physical therapy (PT) facilitates motor recovery when provided during a subacute stage after stroke. The efficiency of very early intensive PT has been less investigated. We aimed to investigate whether intensive PT conducted within the first 2 weeks could aid recovery of motor control. METHODS: This multicentre randomized controlled trial compared soft PT (20-min/d apart from respiratory needs) and intensive PT (idem+45 minutes of intensive exercises/day) initiated within the first 72 hours after a first hemispheric stroke...
December 22, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002636/caregiver-mediated-exercises-for-improving-outcomes-after-stroke
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REVIEW
Judith Dm Vloothuis, Marijn Mulder, Janne M Veerbeek, Manin Konijnenbelt, Johanna Ma Visser-Meily, Johannes Cf Ket, Gert Kwakkel, Erwin Eh van Wegen
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in adults. Several systematic reviews have shown that a higher intensity of training can lead to better functional outcomes after stroke. Currently, the resources in inpatient settings are not always sufficient and innovative methods are necessary to meet these recommendations without increasing healthcare costs. A resource efficient method to augment intensity of training could be to involve caregivers in exercise training. A caregiver-mediated exercise programme has the potential to improve outcomes in terms of body function, activities, and participation in people with stroke...
December 21, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993663/risks-of-serious-toxicities-from-intermittent-versus-continuous-androgen-deprivation-therapy-for-advanced-prostate-cancer-patients-a-population-based-study
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Huei-Ting Tsai, Ruth M Pfeiffer, George K Philips, Ana Barac, Alex Z Fu, David F Penson, Yingjun Zhou, Arnold L Potosky
PURPOSE: Randomized trials have reported that intermittent androgen deprivation therapy (IADT) for patients with advanced prostate cancer (PCa) may improve sexual and physical functioning compared to continuous ADT (CADT) without compromising survival. It is unknown whether IADT alters the risk of serious toxicities associated with CADT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study of 9,772 men aged 66 or older diagnosed with advanced PCa from 2002-2011 treated with ADT...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977522/the-interface-of-clinical-decision-making-with-study-protocols-for-knowledge-translation-from-a-walking-recovery-trial
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Julie A Hershberg, Dorian K Rose, Julie K Tilson, Bettina Brutsch, Anita Correa, Joann Gallichio, Molly McLeod, Craig Moore, Sam Wu, Pamela W Duncan, Andrea L Behrman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite efforts to translate knowledge into clinical practice, barriers often arise in adapting the strict protocols of a randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to the individual patient. The Locomotor Experience Applied Post-Stroke (LEAPS) RCT demonstrated equal effectiveness of 2 intervention protocols for walking recovery poststroke; both protocols were more effective than usual care physical therapy. The purpose of this article was to provide knowledge-translation tools to facilitate implementation of the LEAPS RCT protocols into clinical practice...
January 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965008/association-between-seven-days-per-week-rehabilitation-and-functional-recovery-of-acute-stroke-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study-based-on-japan-rehabilitation-database
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Shoji Kinoshita, Ryo Momosaki, Wataru Kakuda, Takatsugu Okamoto, Masahiro Abo
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that functional outcome of stroke patients who receive seven days per week rehabilitation (7DWR) is generally better than that of similar patients who undergo five to six days per week rehabilitation. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: 14 acute hospitals across Japan. PARTICIPANTS: From the Japan Rehabilitation Database, which includes data on 8,033 acute stroke patients collected between January 2005 and December 2013, we included 3,072 stroke patients who were admitted to the above hospitals and received 7DWR...
December 10, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895105/robot-assisted-mechanical-therapy-attenuates-stroke-induced-limb-skeletal-muscle-injury
#15
Chandan K Sen, Savita Khanna, Hallie Harris, Richard Stewart, Maria Balch, Mallory Heigel, Seth Teplitsky, Surya Gnyawali, Cameron Rink
The efficacy and optimization of poststroke physical therapy paradigms is challenged in part by a lack of objective tools available to researchers for systematic preclinical testing. This work represents a maiden effort to develop a robot-assisted mechanical therapy (RAMT) device to objectively address the significance of mechanical physiotherapy on poststroke outcomes. Wistar rats were subjected to right hemisphere middle-cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion. After 24 h, rats were split into control (RAMT(-)) or RAMT(+) groups (30 min daily RAMT over the stroke-affected gastrocnemius) and were followed up to poststroke d 14...
November 28, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893565/first-person-perspective-action-observation-training-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-consideration-of-concept-controlled-pilot-trial
#16
Giovanni Giorgi, Francesco Ferrarello, Francesca Merlo, Stefano Fumagalli, Niccolò Marchionni, Mauro Di Bari
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Action observation training (AOT) consists of the observing of actions performed by others, followed by imitation. Physical therapy techniques based on action observation may influence motor performance in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this pilot study was to provide a preliminary approach to assess AOT in anatomical first-person perspective (FPP) as a rehabilitation technique to improve body function and activity in individuals with disability due to IPD...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884459/balance-evaluation-techniques-and-physical-therapy-in-post-stroke-patients-a-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Eglė Lendraitienė, Agnė Tamošauskaitė, Daiva Petruševičienė, Raimondas Savickas
A stroke (cerebrovascular accident - CVA) is a significant social-economic issue. Approximately 15-30% of all patients develop life-long disability, 20% require over 3 months of specialized care in healthcare institutions, and the majority of the patients never recover the ability to maintain a proper vertical position. Such CVA sequelae as balance disturbances not only negatively affect patients' daily physical activity, but also result in social isolation. A number of standardized clinical scales, tests, and instrumental examination techniques have been proposed for evaluating not only post-CVA balance function, but also any changes in this function following various interventions...
November 17, 2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855640/long-term-secondary-prevention-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-sepat-guidelines-adherence-and-outcome
#18
Constantinos Ergatoudes, Erik Thunström, Annika Rosengren, Lena Björck, Kristina Bengtsson Boström, Kristin Falk, Michael Fu
BACKGROUND: A number of registry studies have reported suboptimal adherence to guidelines for cardiovascular prevention during the first year after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, only a few studies have addressed long-term secondary prevention after AMI. This study evaluates prevention guideline adherence and outcome of guideline-directed secondary prevention in patients surviving 2 years after AMI. METHODS: Patients aged 18-85 years at the time of their index AMI were consecutively identified from hospital discharge records between July 2010 and December 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden...
November 17, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853886/home-based-isometric-exercise-training-induced-reductions-resting-blood-pressure
#19
Jonathan D Wiles, Natalie Goldring, Damian Coleman
PURPOSE: Isometric exercise training (IET) reduces resting blood pressure (BP). Most previous protocols impose exercise barriers which undermine its effectiveness as a potential physical therapy for altering BP. An inexpensive, home-based programme would promote IET as a valuable tool in the fight against hypertension. The aims of this study were: (a) to investigate whether home-based wall squat training could successfully reduce resting BP and (b) to explore the physiological variables that might mediate a change in resting BP...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852229/access-timing-and-frequency-of-very-early-stroke-rehabilitation-insights-from-the-baden-wuerttemberg-stroke-registry
#20
Björn Reuter, Christoph Gumbinger, Tamara Sauer, Horst Wiethölter, Ingo Bruder, Curt Diehm, Peter A Ringleb, Werner Hacke, Michael G Hennerici, Rolf Kern
BACKGROUND: While the precise timing and intensity of very early rehabilitation (VER) after stroke onset is still under discussion, its beneficial effect on functional disability is generally accepted. The recently published randomized controlled AVERT trial indicated that patients with severe stroke might be more susceptible to harmful side effects of VER, which we hypothesized is contrary to current clinical practice. We analyzed the Baden-Wuerttemberg stroke registry to gain insight into the application of VER in acute ischemic stroke (IS) and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in clinical practice...
November 16, 2016: BMC Neurology
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