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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492794/exploring-vascular-function-biomarkers-implications-for-rehabilitation
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Shane A Phillips, Daniela Kuguimoto Andaku, Renata Gonçalves Mendes, Flávia Rossi Caruso, Ramona Cabiddu, Rodrigo Boemo Jaenisch, Ross Arena, Audrey Borghi-Silva
The endothelium plays an important role in maintaining vascular homeostasis and regulating blood vessel function. Endothelial function is considered an independent predictor for risk of future cardiovascular events in cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular patients, as well as a predictor for postoperative complications in cardiovascular surgery patients. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation by high-resolution ultrasound is widely used to evaluate endothelium-dependent vasodilation, which is mainly mediated by nitric oxide release...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490880/protective-efficacy-of-a-single-salvianolic-acid-a-treatment-on-photothrombosis-induced-sustained-spatial-memory-impairments
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Chun-Xiang Jiao, Heng Zhou, Chun-Xian Yang, Chen Ma, Yue-Xiong Yang, Rong-Rong Mao, Lin Xu, Qi-Xin Zhou
With respect to the high burden of ischemic stroke and the absence of pharmacological treatment for promoting rehabilitation, promising candidates with specific effects on long-term functional recovery are highly desired. Candidates need reasonable experimental paradigms to evaluate the long-term functional outcome focused on ischemia-induced sensorimotor and memory deficits. "Danshen", a traditional Chinese herb, has long been used to treat coronary and cerebral vascular diseases as well as dementia. Salvianolic acid A (SAA), one of the major active ingredients of Danshen, was demonstrated to be effective in protecting against cerebral ischemic injury...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474775/subcortical-hyperintensities-in-the-cholinergic-system-are-associated-with-improvements-in-executive-function-in-older-adults-with-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-cardiac-rehabilitation
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Calvin Santiago, Nathan Herrmann, Walter Swardfager, Mahwesh Saleem, Paul I Oh, Sandra E Black, Janelle Bradley, Krista L Lanctôt
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is frequently accompanied by white matter hyperintensities and executive dysfunction. Because acetylcholine is important in executive function, these symptoms may be exacerbated by subcortical hyperintensities (SH) located in cholinergic (CH) tracts. This study investigated the effects of SH on cognitive changes in CAD patients undergoing a 48-week cardiac rehabilitation program. METHODS: Fifty patients (age 66.5 ± 7.1 years, 84% male) underwent the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Canadian Stroke Network neurocognitive battery at baseline and 48 weeks...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468174/the-strategy-of-delayed-reconstruction-of-the-mandible-in-war-injuries
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Firas Taha Ahmed, Marwa Turkey Aljeuary
The most common causes of mandibular defects are ablative surgery of benign or malignant tumors, severe trauma, inflammatory diseases, and osteoradionecrosis. War injuries are another cause for mandibular defect. Reconstruction of the mandible is considered a challenge to the maxillofacial surgeon due to the accompanying functional and cosmetic importance. The object of this article was to show the role of nonvascularized bone graft in the reconstruction of segmental defect of the mandible resulted from projectiles and its snags...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464708/short-term-outcomes-of-colorectal-resection-for-cancer-in-elderly-in-the-era-of-enhanced-recovery
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A Venara, J Barbieux, S Mucci, M F Talbot, E Lermite, A Hamy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Early rehabilitation protocols should be assessed in elderly. We aimed to study the outcomes of colorectal surgery and the observance of the modalities of an early rehabilitation protocol in patients over 80 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in our center over a 19-month period were included. All of these patients were managed using the same early rehabilitation protocol. Patients older than 80 were compared to younger patients...
May 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461181/traumatic-anterior-knee-dislocation-with-popliteal-artery-injury-the-importance-of-a-prompt-diagnosis-and-treatment-to-obtain-lower-limb-salvage
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Mafalda Massara, Roberto Prunella, Giovanni De Caridi, Domenico Cito, Raffaele Serra, Pasquale Gerardi, Stefano Notarstefano, Giovanni Impedovo
We report a case of traumatic anterior dislocation of the left knee in association with disruption of the soft tissues including knee ligaments, popliteal artery and common peroneal nerve, resulting in lower limb acute ischemia. All components of this complex trauma were recognised and treated promptly with rehabilitation commencing early. The present case is important in two aspects: firstly it reports a very rare occurrence of simultaneous anterior dislocation of the knee associated with vascular insult and common peroneal nerve injury, that was rarely reported in the current literature; secondly it highlights that with timely intervention and a team approach excellent results could be achieved...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448207/gender-differences-in-endovascular-treatment-of-infrainguinal-peripheral-artery-disease
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Henrik Christian Rieß, Eike Sebastian Debus, Franziska Heidemann, Konstanze Stoberock, Reinhart T Grundmann, Christian-Alexander Behrendt
BACKGROUND: Despite ongoing research concerning comorbidities and clinical presentation of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), the issue of gender associated differences in treatment is far from being settled. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, non-randomized multicentre study design. All patients suffering from intermittent claudication (IC) or critical limb ischaemia (CLI) were included. RESULTS: A total of 2,798 procedures for symptomatic PAD in the infrainguinal region were recorded, with 1,696 (61...
April 27, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447127/bone-adaptation-of-a-biologically-reconstructed-femur-after-ewing-sarcoma-long-term-morphological-and-densitometric-evolution
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Giordano Valente, Fulvia Taddei, Andrea Roncari, Enrico Schileo, Marco Manfrini
Combining bone allografts and vascularized fibular autografts in intercalary reconstructions after resection of bone sarcomas is of particular interest in young patients as it facilitates bone healing and union and helps reduce fractures. However, adverse events related to bone adaptation still occur. Bone adaptation is driven by mechanical loading, but no quantitative biomechanical studies exist that would help surgical planning and rehabilitation. We analyzed the bone adaptation of a successful femoral reconstruction after Ewing sarcoma during 76-month follow-up using a novel methodology that allows CT-based quantification of morphology and density...
April 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446713/a-risk-prediction-model-for-post-stroke-depression-in-chinese-stroke-survivors-based-on-clinical-and-socio-psychological-features
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Rui Liu, Yingying Yue, Haitang Jiang, Jian Lu, Aiqin Wu, Deqin Geng, Jun Wang, Jianxin Lu, Shenghua Li, Hua Tang, Xuesong Lu, Kezhong Zhang, Tian Liu, Yonggui Yuan, Qiao Wang
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a frequent complication that worsens rehabilitation outcomes and patient quality of life. This study developed a risk prediction model for PSD based on patient clinical and socio-psychology features for the early detection of high risk PSD patients. RESULTS: Risk predictors included a history of brain cerebral infarction (odds ratio [OR], 3.84; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.22-6.70; P < 0.0001) and four socio-psychological factors including Eysenck Personality Questionnaire with Neuroticism/Stability (OR, 1...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445371/preventing-early-stage-graft-bone-resorption-by-simultaneous-innervation-innervated-iliac-bone-flap-for-mandibular-reconstruction
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Lei Wang, Jian-Hua Wei, Xi Yang, Zi-Hui Yang, Mo-Yi Sun, Xiao-Bing Cheng, Li-Qun Xu, De-Lin Lei, Chen-Ping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Postoperative resorption of vascularized bone grafts jeopardizes the success of dental implant(s) and functional rehabilitation of the jaw. Recent evidence supports the crucial role of innervation in bone regeneration and turnover. METHODS: This study reports a new technique for simultaneous innervation of vascularized iliac flaps in mandibular reconstruction, through neurorrhaphy between ilioinguinal nerves, which innervate iliac bone, and inferior alveolar nerves or great auricular nerves...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431032/neuropsychology-and-rehabilitation-services-in-the-united-states-brief-report-from-a-survey-of-clinical-neuropsychologists
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Cady Block, Octavio A Santos, Yvonne Flores-Medina, Diego Fernando Rivera Camacho, Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla
Objective: To provide a brief presentation of preliminary data on rehabilitation services provided by clinical neuropsychologists within the United States. Method: This survey utilized data extracted from a larger international research study conducted in 39 countries including N = 173 professionals who reported to engage in neuropsychological rehabilitative services within the past year (63.6% female, 44.36 ± 11.83 years of age) took part in the study. Results: Neuropsychologists providing rehabilitation services in the United States in the past year were more likely to provide individual versus group therapy, likely to employ technology (e...
May 1, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416148/alterations-in-autonomic-cerebrovascular-control-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Dong-Il Kim, Can Ozan Tan
Among chronic cardiovascular and metabolic sequelae of spinal cord injury (SCI) is an up-to four-fold increase in the risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, suggesting that individuals with SCI cannot maintain stable cerebral perfusion. In able-bodied individuals, the cerebral vasculature is able to regulate cerebral perfusion in response to swings in arterial pressure (cerebral autoregulation), blood gases (cerebral vasoreactivity), and neural metabolic demand (neurovascular coupling). This ability depends, at least partly, on intact autonomic function, but high thoracic and cervical spinal cord injuries result in disruption of sympathetic and parasympathetic cerebrovascular control...
April 4, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415917/exercise-rehabilitation-immediately-following-ischemic-stroke-exacerbates-inflammatory-injury
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Fengwu Li, John T Pendy, Jessie N Ding, Changya Peng, Xiaorong Li, Jiamei Shen, Sainan Wang, Xiaokun Geng
OBJECTIVES: The rehabilitative benefits of physical exercise after stroke appear to be contingent upon exercise initiation timing. The present study assessed the hypothesis that very early post-stroke exercise would amplify cellular stress and increases expression of pro-inflammatory mediators, while exercise initiated later would limit the inflammation associated with cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. METHODS: Adult rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion and subsequently assigned to one of seven groups: one sham injury control group, three stroke groups subjected to exercise initiated after 6, 24 hours, or 3 days of reperfusion, and three stroke groups not subjected to exercise...
April 17, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405096/cardiac-rehabilitation-for-a-skydiver-after-aortic-valve-replacement-for-pure-aortic-regurgitation-and-resection-of-the-ascending-aorta-complicated-by-active-infective-endocarditis-and-heart-block-requiring-a-pacemaker
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Tonja R Solomon, Sandra DeJong, Tim Bilbrey, Pasquale Carbone, Mark Campbell, Robert D Parker, Alessandra Lira, Diogo Amarante, Jeffrey M Schussler, Jenny Adams
A professional skydiver underwent aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement complicated by infective endocarditis with root abscess and pacemaker implantation. He then enrolled in the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program as part of its specificity of testing and exercise training facility. He performed specific skydiving cardiovascular and muscular strength tests at the beginning and the end of the CR program. His pacemaker was interrogated to ascertain any arrhythmias or lead displacement over the course of the CR program...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402345/mandibular-regional-anatomical-landmarks-and-clinical-implications-for-ridge-augmentation
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Istvan A Urban, Alberto Monje, Hom-Lay Wang, Jaime Lozada, Gabor Gerber, Gabor Baksa
Mandibular ridge augmentation via guided bone regeneration in the atrophic mandible is considered one of the most challenging scenarios for implant-supported oral rehabilitation. Uneventful wound healing has clearly demonstrated its impact on the final regenerative outcome. Soft tissue management must be precise and adequate to attain flap-free wound closure. Accordingly, it demands exhaustive insight and expertise to avoid damaging the neighboring structures. The cadaver study described herein discusses the mandibular morphologic landmarks (ie, musculature, vascularization, innervation, and salivary glands) necessary to safely perform regenerative procedures in the atrophic mandibular ridge, such as vertical ridge augmentation and dental implant surgery...
May 2017: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399392/the-use-of-acellular-urinary-bladder-matrix-as-coverage-for-fasciocutaneous-free-flap-donor-sites-an-alternative-to-traditional-grafting-procedures
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James C Melville, Nicholas A Bennetts, Lauro Tijerina, Jonathan W Shum
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to 1) evaluate our early experience with urinary bladder matrix as a dressing for the management of complex wounds subsequent to fasciocutaneous or osteocutaneous vascularized tissue harvests, 2) assess coverage of exposed tendons and the duration of granulation and epithelial coverage, and 3) assess esthetic and functional outcomes compared with traditional means for the management of vascularized tissue harvest sites. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study consisted of 8 consecutive patients in whom a substantial cutaneous component was harvested as part of a vascularized tissue reconstruction, which did not permit for primary closure (n = 7) or had skin graft failure (exposed tendon) that required additional treatment (n = 1)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394957/-intestinal-failure-due-to-short-bowel-syndrome-impact-of-a-multidisciplinary-intestinal-rehabilitation-program
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María Elena Molina, Felipe Bellolio, Julieta Klaassen, Javier Gómez, Constanza Villalón, Juan Francisco Guerra, Álvaro Zúñiga
BACKGROUND: In patients suffering intestinal failure due to short bowel, the goal of an Intestinal Rehabilitation Program is to optimize and tailor all aspects of clinical management, and eventually, wean patients off lifelong parenteral nutrition. AIM: To report the results of our program in patients suffering intestinal failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A registry of all patients referred to the Intestinal Failure unit between January 2009 and December 2015 was constructed...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375677/cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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Valentina Mantegazza, Anna Apostolo, Alfred Hager
Recently, the number of patients with congenital heart diseases reaching adulthood has been progressively increasing in developed countries and new issues are emerging regarding them: the evaluation of their capacity to cope with physical activity, and whether this knowledge can be used to optimize medical management. A symptom-limited cardiopulmonary exercise test has proven to be an essential tool because it can objectively evaluate the functional cardiovascular capacity of these patients, identify the pathological mechanisms of the defect (circulatory failure, shunts, pulmonary hypertension) and help prescribe an individualized rehabilitation program when needed...
April 4, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371498/chinese-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-adults
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The treatment of adult osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), with 8.12 million patients in China, remains a challenge to surgeons. To standardize and improve the efficacy of the treatment of ONFH, Chinese specialists updated the experts' suggestions in March 2015, and an experts' consensus was given to provide a current basis for the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of ONFH. The current guideline provides recommendations for ONFH with respect to epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, staging, treatment, as well as rehabilitation...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365632/stroke-unit-care-inpatient-rehabilitation-and-early-supported-discharge
#20
Helen Rodgers, Chris Price
Stroke units reduce death and disability through the provision of specialist multidisciplinary care for diagnosis, emergency treatments, normalisation of homeostasis, prevention of complications, rehabilitation and secondary prevention. All stroke patients can benefit from provision of high-quality basic medical care and some need high impact specific treatments, such as thrombolysis, that are often time dependent. A standard patient pathway should include assessment of neurological impairment, vascular risk factors, swallowing, fluid balance and nutrition, cognitive function, communication, mood disorders, continence, activities of daily living and rehabilitation goals...
April 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
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