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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716231/measuring-standing-balance-in-multiple-sclerosis-further-progress-towards-an-automatic-and-reliable-method-in-clinical-practice
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Philipp M Keune, William R Young, Ioannis T Paraskevopoulos, Sascha Hansen, Jana Muenssinger, Patrick Oschmann, Roy Müller
BACKGROUND: Balance deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) are often monitored by means of observer-rated tests. These may provide reliable data, but may also be time-consuming, subject to inter-rater variability, and potentially insensitive to mild fluctuations throughout the clinical course. On the other hand, laboratory assessments are often not available. The Nintendo Wii Balance Board (WBB) may represent a low-cost solution. The purpose of the current study was to examine the methodological quality of WBB data in MS (internal consistency, test-retest reliability), convergent validity with observer-rated tests (Berg Balance Scale, BBS; Timed-Up and Go Test, TUG), and discriminative validity concerning clinical status (Expanded Disability Status Scale, EDSS)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715271/comparison-of-trunk-impairment-scale-versions-1-0-and-2-0-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-validation-study
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Ylva Nilsagård, Anna Carling, Oskar Davidsson, Lisbeth Franzén, Anette Forsberg
BACKGROUND: Trunk control impairment often accompanies multiple sclerosis (MS). Trunk stability is necessary for movements of extremities, as are selective trunk movements for normal gait. Measuring trunk function is thus of interest. METHODS: We examined the relationships between the Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS1.0 and TIS2.0) and the Berg Balance Scale (BBS), 5 sit-to-stand test (5STS), Timed Up and Go test (TUG), 10-m timed walk test (10TW), 2-min walk test (2MWT), Falls Efficacy Scale - International, and 12-item MS Walking Scale (MSWS-12) in 47 outpatients...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715236/effects-of-different-heel-raise-lower-exercise-interventions-on-the-strength-of-plantarflexion-balance-and-gait-parameters-in-stroke-survivors
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Seung-Mi Lee, Heon-Seock Cynn, Tae-Lim Yoon, Ji-Hyun Lee
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of Heel-Raise-Lower Exercise (HRLE) interventions on the strength of plantarflexion, balance, and gait parameters in people with stroke. Specifically, this study compared the two different HRLEs to identify whether heels raise-lower with forefoot on a block (HRB) is more effective or ineffective to enhance strength and functional capacities than heels raise-lower on a level floor (HRL) exercise in people with stroke. Repetitive heel raise-lower is a common exercise for improving the strength and power of ankle plantarflexors...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704622/assessment-of-psychometric-properties-of-various-balance-assessment-tools-in-persons-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Alice Y Y Chiu, Marco Y C Pang
Study Design Clinical measurement; cross-sectional, repeated measures. Background Persons with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) are known to have balance impairments. The psychometric properties of various balance assessment tools have not been evaluated in this population. Objective To examine the floor and ceiling effects, item difficulty and item discrimination index, internal consistency, reliability, and validity of the Balance Evaluation Systems Test (BESTest), Mini-BESTest, Brief-BESTest and Berg balance scale (BBS) in persons with CSM...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662344/oral-and-craniofacial-anomalies-of-bardet-biedl-syndrome-dental-management-in-the-context-of-a-rare-disease
#5
A Panny, I Glurich, R M Haws, A Acharya
Standardized guidelines for the oral health management of patients with rare diseases exhibiting morphologic anomalies are currently lacking. This review considers Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), a monogenic autosomal recessive nonmotile ciliopathy, as an archetypal condition. Dental anomalies are present in a majority of individuals affected by BBS due to abnormal embryonic orofacial and tooth development. Genetically encoded intrinsic oral structural anomalies and heterogeneous BBS clinical phenotypes and consequent oral comorbidities confound oral health management...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655135/home-based-exercise-program-improves-balance-and-fear-of-falling-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-mild-alzheimer-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Kalpana P Padala, Prasad R Padala, Shelly Y Lensing, Richard A Dennis, Melinda M Bopp, Paula K Roberson, Dennis H Sullivan
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Balance problems are common in older adults with Alzheimer's disease (AD). The objective was to study the effects of a Wii-Fit interactive video-game-led physical exercise program to a walking program on measures of balance in older adults with mild AD. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled parallel-group trial (Wii-Fit versus walking) was conducted in thirty community-dwelling older adults (73±6.2 years) with mild AD. Home-based exercises were performed under caregiver supervision for 8 weeks...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653868/knee-frontal-plane-biomechanics-in-adults-with-or-without-bone-marrow-edema-like-lesions-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Abbey C Thomas, Riann M Palmieri-Smith
CONTEXT:   Lateral subchondral bone bruises (BBs) occur frequently with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. These BBs are associated with pain during weight bearing, leading individuals to increase medial tibiofemoral loading to alleviate pain laterally. Increased medial tibiofemoral loading may precipitate the development or progression of posttraumatic osteoarthritis; however, no in vivo biomechanical data exist to confirm that lateral BBs increase medial tibiofemoral loading as measured by the external knee-adduction moment (KAM)...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652556/characteristics-of-low-polymerization-shrinkage-flowable-resin-composites-in-newly-developed-cavity-base-materials-for-bulk-filling-technique
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Keiko Nitta, Rie Nomoto, Yuji Tsubota, Masuji Tsuchikawa, Tohru Hayakawa
The purpose of this study was to evaluate polymerization shrinkage and other physical properties of newly-developed cavity base materials for bulk filling technique, with the brand name BULK BASE (BBS). Polymerization shrinkage was measured according to ISO/FDIS 17304. BBS showed the significantly lowest polymerization shrinkage and significantly higher depth of cure than conventional flowable resin composites (p<0.05). The Knoop hardness, flexural strength and elastic modulus of that were significantly lower than conventional flowable resin composites (p<0...
June 23, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637596/y-balance-test-has-no-correlation-with-the-stability-index-of-the-biodex-balance-system
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Gabriel Peixoto Leão Almeida, Isabel Oliveira Monteiro, Débora Fortes Marizeiro, Laísa Braga Maia, Pedro Olavo de Paula Lima
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study design. BACKGROUND: The Stability Index of the Biodex Balance System (SI-BBS) and Y Balance Test (YBT) has been used in studies assessing postural stability but no studies have verified the association of the YBT with the SI-BBS. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association of the Y Balance Test (YBT) with the Stability Index of the Biodex Balance System (SI-BBS) to evaluate postural stability. METHODS: Forty participants who engaged in recreational physical activities, 12 of whom had a history of injury to the lower limbs...
February 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637145/amount-of-balance-necessary-for-the-independence-of-transfer-and-stair-climbing-in-stroke-inpatients
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Takaaki Fujita, Atsushi Sato, Yuji Ohashi, Kazutaka Nishiyama, Takuro Ohashi, Kazuhiro Yamane, Yuichi Yamamoto, Kenji Tsuchiya, Koji Otsuki, Fusae Tozato
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the amount of balance necessary for the independence of transfer and stair-climbing in stroke patients. METHOD: This study included 111 stroke inpatients. Simple and multiple regression analyses were conducted to establish the association between the FIM(®) instrument scores for transfer or stair-climbing and Berg Balance Scale. Furthermore, receiver operating characteristic curves were used to elucidate the amount of balance necessary for the independence of transfer and stair-climbing...
February 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624958/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-compound-heterozygous-variants-in-mmks-in-a-chinese-pedigree-with-bardet-biedl-syndrome
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Zhan Qi, Ying Shen, Qian Fu, Wei Li, Wei Yang, Wenshan Xu, Ping Chu, Yaxin Zhang, Hui Wang
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder characterized by retinal dystrophy, polydactyly, obesity, developmental delay, and renal defects. At least 21 candidate BBS-associated genes (BBS1-19, NPHP1, and IFT172) have previously been identified, and all of them play important roles in ciliary function. Here, we collected a BBS pedigree with four members and performed whole-exome sequencing on the proband. The variants were analyzed and evaluated to confirm their pathogenicity. We found compound heterozygous variants (c...
June 14, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606661/effects-of-virtual-reality-training-using-xbox-kinect-on-motor-function-in-stroke-survivors-a-preliminary-study
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Dae-Sung Park, Do-Gyun Lee, Kyeongbong Lee, GyuChang Lee
BACKGROUND: Although the Kinect gaming system (Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA) has been shown to be of therapeutic benefit in rehabilitation, the applicability of Kinect-based virtual reality (VR) training to improve motor function following a stroke has not been investigated. This study aimed to investigate the effects of VR training, using the Xbox Kinect-based game system, on the motor recovery of patients with chronic hemiplegic stroke. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603356/effects-of-phase-proprioceptive-training-on-balance-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke
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Seung Hun Chae, You Lim Kim, Suk Min Lee
[Purpose] This study aimed to investigate the effect of phase proprioceptive training on balance in patients with chronic stroke. [Subjects and Methods] Participants included 30 patients with stroke who were randomly assigned to the proprioceptive training group (n=15) or control group (n=15). Participants in the proprioceptive training group underwent proprioceptive training and received general physical therapy each for a total of 20 thirty-minute sessions, five times per week, during a period of four weeks; the control group received general physical therapy for a total of 20 sixty-minute sessions, five times per week, during a period of four weeks...
May 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577685/lisinopril-or-coreg-cr-in-reducing-cardiotoxicity-in-women-with-breast-cancer-receiving-trastuzumab-a-rationale-and-design-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Maya Guglin, Pamela Munster, Angelina Fink, Jeffrey Krischer
BACKGROUND: Trastuzumab (TZB) is an established therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer. The use of TZB is commonly associated with cardiotoxicity manifesting as asymptomatic decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) or overt heart failure. Several studies demonstrated favorable effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and β-blockers (BBs) in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. We hypothesize that patients, randomized to receive an ACE inhibitor or a BB during trastuzumab therapy for breast cancer, will maintain a higher LVEF than patients randomized to placebo...
June 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573879/does-cardiovascular-comorbidity-influence-the-prescribing-of-bronchodilators-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Damilola T Adesanoye, Cynthia J Willey
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most prevalent comorbidity for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Potential adverse cardiovascular events of bronchodilators warrant their cautionary use in the comorbid COPD-CVD population, yet little is known about the prescribing of bronchodilators in this high-risk patient group. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether comorbid CVD is associated with reduced bronchodilator prescribing in patients with COPD. In addition, we explored how the association was modified by gender, concurrent asthma, and concomitant β-blocker (BB) use...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566787/acute-flaccid-paraparesis-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-bardet-biedl-syndrome
#16
Vibhu Krishnan Viswanathan, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, S Rajasekaran
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare, autosomal-recessive, debilitating genetic disorder, which can present with multitudinous systemic clinical features including rod-cone dystrophy, polydactyly, Frohlich-like central obesity, mental retardation, hypogonadism, and renal anomalies. Diverse neuromuscular manifestations in patients afflicted by this heterogeneous disorder include ataxia, cervical, and thoracic canal stenoses, presenting as spastic quadriparesis and other gait disturbances. We report a young patient with BBS, who had presented with acute flaccid paraparesis due to severe primary lumbar canal stenosis...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561199/efficacy-of-self-expandable-metal-stents-in-management-of-benign-biliary-strictures-and-comparison-with-multiple-plastic-stents-a-meta-analysis
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Muhammad Ali Khan, Todd H Baron, Faisal Kamal, Bilal Ali, Richard Nollan, Mohammad Kashif Ismail, Claudio Tombazzi, Everson L A Artifon, Alessandro Repici, Mouen A Khashab
Background and study aims There is burgeoning interest in the utilization of covered self-expandable metal stents (CSEMSs) for managing benign biliary stricture (BBS). This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated cumulative stricture resolution and recurrence rates using CSEMSs and compared performance of CSEMSs and multiple plastic stents (MPS) in BBS management. Method Searches in several databases identified studies including ≥ 10 patients that utilized CSEMSs for BBS treatment. Weighted pooled rates were calculated for stricture resolution and recurrence...
July 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539694/a-retrospective-analysis-of-post-stroke-berg-balance-scale-scores-how-should-normal-and-at-risk-scores-be-interpreted
#18
Kara K Patterson, Elizabeth Inness, William E McIlroy, Avril Mansfield
Purpose: The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) is a performance-based measure of standing balance commonly used by clinicians working with individuals post-stroke. Performance on the BBS can be influenced by compensatory strategies, but measures derived from two force plates can isolate compensatory strategies and thus better indicate balance impairment. This study examined BBS scores that reflect "normal" and disordered balance with respect to dual force-plate measures of standing balance in individuals post-stroke...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537988/prevention-of-trastuzumab-and-anthracycline-induced-cardiotoxicity-using-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-%C3%AE-blockers-in-older-adults-with-breast-cancer
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Saranrat Wittayanukorn, Jingjing Qian, Salisa C Westrick, Nedret Billor, Brandon Johnson, Richard A Hansen
PURPOSE: Although clinical trials have provided some data on the benefit of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or β-blockers (BBs) in patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, evidence of ACEIs/BBs on prevention of trastuzumab and/or anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity outside trials is limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort study of 142,990 women (66 y and above) newly diagnosed with breast cancer from 2001 to 2009 was conducted using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare-linked database...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523357/lesion-location-associated-with-balance-recovery-and-gait-velocity-change-after-rehabilitation-in-stroke-patients
#20
Hyun Im Moon, Hyo Jeong Lee, Seo Yeon Yoon
PURPOSE: Impaired gait function after stroke contributes strongly to overall patient disability. However, the response to rehabilitation varies between individuals. The aims of this study were to identify predictors of gait velocity change and to elucidate lesion location associated with change of balance and gait function. METHODS: We reviewed 102 stroke patients. The patients were divided into two groups according to gait ability post-rehabilitation, and we analyzed differences in their characteristics, such as demographic information, lesion factors, and initial balance function...
May 18, 2017: Neuroradiology
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