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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649054/the-effect-of-a-single-textured-insole-in-gait-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-stroke
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Alexander S Aruin, Noel Rao
Rehabilitation interventions designed to restore gait symmetry in individuals with stroke are not always effective. The goal was to evaluate the long-term effect of using a single textured insole in gait rehabilitation. Ten individuals with stroke who showed asymmetrical stance were randomly divided into two groups and participated in physical therapy. Individuals in the experimental group received a 6-week physical therapy while being provided with a textured insole in the shoe on the unaffected side. Individuals in the control group received a 6-week physical therapy only...
April 11, 2018: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644897/the-feasibility-acceptability-and-preliminary-efficacy-of-a-low-cost-virtual-reality-based-upper-limb-stroke-rehabilitation-device-a-mixed-methods-study
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Alyson Warland, Ioannis Paraskevopoulos, Emmanuel Tsekleves, Jennifer Ryan, Alexander Nowicky, Joanne Griscti, Hannah Levings, Cherry Kilbride
PURPOSE: To establish feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of an adapted version of a commercially available, virtual-reality gaming system (the Personalised Stroke Therapy system) for upper-limb rehabilitation with community dwelling stroke-survivors. METHOD: Twelve stroke-survivors (nine females, mean age 58 years, [standard deviation 7.1], median stroke chronicity 42 months [interquartile range 34.7], Motricity index 14-25 for shoulder and elbow) were asked to complete nine, 40-min intervention sessions using two activities on the system over 3 weeks...
April 12, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618309/genetics-and-gene-therapy-of-anderson-fabry-disease
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Irene Simonetta, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Tiziana Di Chiara, Salvatore Miceli
Fabry's disease is a genetic disorder of X-linked inheritance caused by mutations in the alpha galactosidase A gene resulting in deficiency of this lysosomal enzyme. The progressive accumulation of glycosphingolipids, caused by the inadequate enzymatic activity, is responsible of organ dysfunction and thus of clinical manifestations. In presence of a high clinical suspicion, a careful physical examination and specific laboratory tests are required, finally diagnosis of Fabry's disease is confirmed by demonstration of absence or reduced alpha galactosidase A enzyme activity in hemizygous men and gene typing in heterozygous females; in fact the performance of enzymatic activity assay alone in women is inconclusive...
April 4, 2018: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616278/rehabilitation-service-models-for-people-with-physical-and-or-mental-disability-living-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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Andréa D Furlan, Emma Irvin, Claire Munhall, Mario Giraldo-Prieto, Laura Fullerton, Robert McMaster, Shivang Danak, Alicia Costante, Kristen B Pitzul, Rohit P Bhide, Stanislav Marchenko, Quenby Mahood, Judy A David, John F Flannery, Mark Bayley
OBJECTIVE: To compare models of rehabilitation services for people with mental and/or physical disability in order to determine optimal models for therapy and interventions in low- to middle-income countries. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, CENTRAL, PsycINFO, Business Source Premier, HINARI, CEBHA and PubMed. STUDY SELECTION: Systematic reviews, randomized control trials and observational studies comparing >2 models of rehabilitation care in any language...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611142/combined-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-and-virtual-reality-based-paradigm-for-upper-limb-rehabilitation-in-individuals-with-restricted-movements-a-feasibility-study-with-a-chronic-stroke-survivor-with-severe-hemiparesis
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María Antonia Fuentes, Adrián Borrego, Jorge Latorre, Carolina Colomer, Mariano Alcañiz, María José Sánchez-Ledesma, Enrique Noé, Roberto Llorens
Impairments of the upper limb function are a major cause of disability and rehabilitation. Most of the available therapeutic options are based on active exercises and on motor and attentional inclusion of the affected arm in task oriented movements. However, active movements may not be possible after severe impairment of the upper limbs. Different techniques, such as mirror therapy, motor imagery, and non-invasive brain stimulation have been shown to elicit cortical activity in absence of movements, which could be used to preserve the available neural circuits and promote motor learning...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609582/ex-met-study-exercise-in-prevention-on-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-multicenter-trial-rational-and-design
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Arnt Erik Tjønna, Joyce S Ramos, Axel Pressler, Martin Halle, Klaus Jungbluth, Erika Ermacora, Øyvind Salvesen, Jhennyfer Rodrigues, Carlos Roberto Bueno, Peter Scott Munk, Jeff Coombes, Ulrik Wisløff
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome substantially increases risk of cardiovascular events. It is therefore imperative to develop or optimize ways to prevent or attenuate this condition. Exercise training has been long recognized as a corner-stone therapy for reducing individual cardiovascular risk factors constituting the metabolic syndrome. However, the optimal exercise dose and its feasibility in a real world setting has yet to be established. The primary objective of this randomized trial is to investigate the effects of different volumes of aerobic interval training (AIT) compared to the current exercise guideline of moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) on the composite number of cardiovascular disease risk factors constituting the metabolic syndrome after a 16 week, 1-year, and 3-year follow-up...
April 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609499/excessive-sedentary-time-during-in-patient-stroke-rehabilitation
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Matthew Barrett, John Charles Snow, Megan C Kirkland, Liam P Kelly, Maria Gehue, Matthew B Downer, Jason McCarthy, Michelle Ploughman
Background and Purpose Previous research suggests that patients receiving inpatient stroke rehabilitation are sedentary although there is little data to confirm this supposition within the Canadian healthcare system. The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to observe two weeks of inpatient rehabilitation in a tertiary stroke center to determine patients' activity levels and sedentary time. Methods Heart rate (HR) and accelerometer data were measured using an Actiheart monitor for seven consecutive days, 24 h/day, on the second week and the last week of admission...
April 3, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607495/acupuncture-for-acute-stroke
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Mangmang Xu, Dan Li, Shihong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Sensory stimulation via acupuncture has been reported to alter activities of numerous neural systems by activating multiple efferent pathways. Acupuncture, one of the main physical therapies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been widely used to treat patients with stroke for over hundreds of years. This is the first update of the Cochrane Review originally published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether acupuncture could reduce the proportion of people with death or dependency, while improving quality of life, after acute ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke...
March 30, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602861/relationship-between-stroke-recurrence-infarct-pattern-and-vascular-distribution-in-patients-with-symptomatic-intracranial-stenosis
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Karthikram Raghuram, Aditya Durgam, Jennifer Kohlnhofer, Ayush Singh
OBJECTIVE: In view of recent literature suggesting that stroke recurrence and risks related to intervention may be related to plaque physiology/instability, our study sought to discern the pattern of stroke and rates of stoke recurrence as they relate to the anatomy and presentation of the underlying stenosis. METHODS: Retrospective chart as well as CT and MR angiographic imaging review of patients in the institutional stroke database was performed, including identification of patient risk factors, medical therapeutic optimization, compliance, serum cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) levels, blood pressure, physical therapy referrals, follow-up clinical status (using the modified Rankin Scales), and rate of recurrent stroke...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589518/effects-of-different-frequencies-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-in-stroke-patients-with-non-fluent-aphasia-a-randomized-sham-controlled-study
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Xue-Yan Hu, Tong Zhang, Gary B Rajah, Christopher Stone, Li-Xu Liu, Jing-Jie He, Lei Shan, Ling-Yu Yang, Ping Liu, Fei Gao, Yu-Qi Yang, Xiao-Li Wu, Chang-Qing Ye, Yu-Dong Chen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied at different frequencies to the contra-lesional hemisphere to optimize the treatment of post-stroke non-fluent aphasia. METHOD: Patients with post-stroke non-fluent aphasia were divided randomly into four groups: a high-frequency rTMS (HF-rTMS) group (10 Hz), a low-frequency rTMS (LF-rTMS) group (1 Hz), a sham stimulation group, and a control group...
March 28, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572678/perspective-on-broad-acting-clinical-physiological-effects-of-photobiomodulation
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Steven Shanks, Gerry Leisman
Research into photobiomodulation reveals beneficial effects of light therapy for a rapidly expanding list of medical conditions and illnesses. Although it has become more widely accepted by the mainstream medicine, the effects and mechanisms of action appear to be poorly understood. The therapeutic benefits of photobiomodulation using low-energy red lasers extend far beyond superficial applications, with a well-described physics allowing an understanding of how red lasers of certain optimum intensities may cross the cranium...
March 24, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571880/pilot-trial-of-a-tele-rehab-intervention-to-improve-outcomes-after-stroke-in-ghana-a-feasibility-and-user-satisfaction-study
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Fred S Sarfo, Nathaniel Adusei, Michael Ampofo, Frank K Kpeme, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: Tele-rehabilitation after stroke holds promise for under-resourced settings, especially sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with its immense stroke burden and severely limited physical therapy services. OBJECTIVE: To preliminarily assess the feasibility and outcomes of mobile technology-assisted physical therapy exercises for stroke survivors in Ghana. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, single arm, pre-post study involving 20 stroke survivors recruited from a tertiary medical center, who received a Smartphone with the 9zest Stroke App® to deliver individualized, goal-targeted 5-days-a-week exercise program that was remotely supervised by a tele-therapist for 12 weeks...
April 15, 2018: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562554/comparative-effects-of-robotic-assisted-gait-training-combined-with-conventional-physical-therapy-on-paretic-hip-joint-stiffness-and-kinematics-between-subacute-and-chronic-hemiparetic-stroke
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Ji-Ho Park, Yong-Il Shin, Joshua Sung H You, Min Su Park
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT) has been proposed as a novel, promising intervention paradigm to improve gait function in subacute or chronic stroke neurorehabilitation. However, the benefits of RAGT combined with conventional physical therapy for gait recovery in patients with subacute and chronic hemiparetic stroke remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of RAGT combine with conventional physical therapy on hip joint kinetics, kinematics, and clinical function characteristics between subacute and chronic hemiparetic stroke...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560937/-an-influence-of-submaximal-submineximal-doses-of-mexidol-on-oxidant-stress-and-inflammation-in-the-acute-period-of-ischemic-stroke
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A R Godunova, A A Rakhimova, O I Leontyeva, I G Talipova, R M Yakhin, Sh G Musin
AIM: To study an effect of submaximal doses of mexidol on the dynamics of biochemical markers of inflammation and damage to brain tissue in the acute period of ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients admitted in the first 6h after disease onset with a verified ischemic stroke (7-9 points on the ASPECT scale) were enrolled in the study. Thirty patients in the study group received submaximal doses of mexidol: 750 mg infusion dropwise in 250 ml of 0...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557276/non-physical-approaches-to-counteract-age-related-functional-deterioration-applications-for-rehabilitation-and-neural-mechanisms
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Uros Marusic, Sidney Grosprêtre
Normal and pathological ageing are associated with several motor impairments that reduce quality of life and represent a general challenge for public healthcare systems. Consequently, over the past decades, many scientists and physiotherapists dedicated their research to the development and improvement of safe and costless methods to counteract the progressive decline of motor functions with age. The urgency of finding new and easy to implement methods is even more paramount in case of acute pathologies (e...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554849/accelerating-stroke-recovery-body-structures-and-functions-activities-participation-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-from-a-large-rehabilitation-trial
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Rebecca Lewthwaite, Carolee J Winstein, Christianne J Lane, Sarah Blanton, Burl R Wagenheim, Monica A Nelsen, Alexander W Dromerick, Steven L Wolf
BACKGROUND: Task-oriented therapies have been developed to address significant upper extremity disability that persists after stroke. Yet, the extent of and approach to rehabilitation and recovery remains unsatisfactory to many. OBJECTIVE: To compare a skill-directed investigational intervention with usual care treatment for body functions and structures, activities, participation, and quality of life outcomes. METHODS: On average, 46 days poststroke, 361 patients were randomized to 1 of 3 outpatient therapy groups: a patient-centered Accelerated Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP), dose-equivalent usual occupational therapy (DEUCC), or usual therapy (UCC)...
February 2018: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546057/systematic-review-of-appropriate-robotic-intervention-for-gait-function-in-subacute-stroke-patients
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REVIEW
Ji-Eun Cho, Jun Sang Yoo, Kyoung Eun Kim, Sung Tae Cho, Woo Seok Jang, Ki Hun Cho, Wan-Hee Lee
The purpose of this study was to critically evaluate the effects of robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) on gait-related function in patients with acute/subacute stroke. We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published between May 2012 and April 2016. This search included 334 articles (Cochrane, 51 articles; Embase, 175 articles; PubMed, 108 articles). Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 7 studies were selected for this review. We performed a quality evaluation using the PEDro scale...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545680/effect-of-mirror-use-on-lower-extremity-muscle-strength-of-patients-with-chronic-stroke
#18
Myoung-Kwon Kim, Yu-Won Choe, Young-Jun Shin, Cheng Peng, Eun-Hong Choi
[Purpose] This study examines the effect on muscle strength of lower extremity muscle strength exercise while using a mirror on the non-paretic side in patients with chronic stroke. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were randomly assigned to a non-mirror lower extremity exercise group (n=10), a mirror lower extremity exercise group (n=10), or a mirror lower extremity muscle strength exercise group (n=10). Subjects were asked to do the exercise assigned to their group (5 sets 30 times a day, 5 times weekly for 4 weeks) with general physical therapy in the hospital...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530493/neurocognitive-deficits-in-older-patients-with-cancer
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Beatrice J Edwards, Xiaotao Zhang, Ming Sun, Holly M Holmes, Leena Ketonen, Nandita Guha, Peter Khalil, Juhee Song, Shelli Kesler, Jay B Shah, Debasish Tripathy, Vicente Valero, Richard E Champlin
OBJECTIVE: To assess cognitive function in older adults undergoing cancer care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study, in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in older adults undergoing cancer care. Comprehensive geriatric assessments were conducted prior to surgery, chemotherapy or allogeneic stem cell transplantation, at the Program for Healthy Aging from January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2015. Cognitive assessment was conducted through personal and family interview, and the Montreal cognitive assessment (MoCA)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529919/effects-of-kinect-based-virtual-reality-game-training-on-upper-extremity-motor-recovery-in-chronic-stroke
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Ayhan Aşkın, Emel Atar, Hikmet Koçyiğit, Aliye Tosun
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic benefits of Kinect-based virtual reality (VR) game training in rehabilitation encourage its use to improve motor function. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of Kinect-based VR training on motor recovery of the upper extremity and functional outcomes in patients with chronic stroke. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, group A received 20 sessions of physical therapy (PT) + 20 sessions of Kinect-based VR training and group B received only 20 sessions of PT...
March 13, 2018: Somatosensory & Motor Research
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