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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427924/long-term-deterioration-of-perceived-health-and-functioning-in-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
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Joyce L Benner, Sander R Hilberink, Thessa Veenis, Henk J Stam, Wilma M A van der Slot, Marij E Roebroeck
OBJECTIVE: To describe longitudinal change in perceived health, presence of health issues and functional level in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Participants who completed baseline assessments in 1996 or 2000 were invited for a long-term follow-up in 2010. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-nine Dutch adults with CP (age 35-45 years, 55% male, 75% spastic) formerly known in pediatric rehabilitation care...
April 17, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427170/association-of-pre-operative-depressive-and-anxiety-symptoms-with-five-year-survival-of-glioma-and-meningioma-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Adomas Bunevicius, Vytenis Pranas Deltuva, Arimantas Tamasauskas
BACKGROUND: Mental symptoms are common and associated with worse health status of brain tumor patients. We evaluated the association of pre-operative depressive and anxiety symptoms with 5-year mortality of glioma and meningioma patients. METHODS: One-hundred and fifty-two patients (mean age 56.9±14.7 years, 69% women) were evaluated for functional status (Barthel index), and depressive and anxiety symptom severity (Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale or HADS)...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424785/the-impact-of-homocysteine-vitamin-b12-and-vitamin-d-levels-on-functional-outcome-after-first-ever-ischaemic-stroke
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Merdin Markišić, Aleksandra M Pavlović, Dragan M Pavlović
We explored the relationship between acute ischaemic stroke (IS) early functional outcome and serum levels of homocysteine, vitamin B12, and D in a noninterventional prospective clinical study. We enrolled 50 patients with first-ever IS and performed laboratory tests and functional assessment at three time points: on admission and three and six months after stroke. Modified Rankin Scale (mRS), NIHSS scale, and Barthel index (BI) scores were assessed in all participants by trained examiner blinded to laboratory data...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421818/cell-origin-dictates-programming-of-resident-versus-recruited-macrophages-during-acute-lung-injury
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Kara J Mould, Lea Barthel, Michael P Mohning, Stacey M Thomas, Alexandra L McCubbrey, Thomas Danhorn, Sonia M Leach, Tasha E Fingerlin, Brian P O'Connor, Julie A Reisz, Angelo D'Alessandro, Donna L Bratton, Claudia V Jakubzick, William J Janssen
Two populations of alveolar macrophages (AMs) co-exist in the inflamed lung: resident AMs that arise during embryogenesis, and recruited AMs that originate postnatally from circulating monocytes. The objective of this study was to determine whether origin or environment dictates the transcriptional, metabolic, and functional programming of these two ontologically distinct populations over the time course of acute inflammation. RNA sequencing demonstrated marked transcriptional differences between resident and recruited AMs affecting three main areas: proliferation, inflammatory signaling, and metabolism...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419358/early-cranioplasty-is-associated-with-greater-neurological-improvement-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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James G Malcolm, Rima S Rindler, Jason K Chu, Falgun Chokshi, Jonathan A Grossberg, Gustavo Pradilla, Faiz U Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy is a common neurosurgical procedure, yet the optimal timing of cranioplasty has not been well established. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the timing of cranioplasty is associated with differences in neurological outcome. METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis was performed using MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Cochrane databases for studies reporting timing and neurological assessment for cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417611/factors-enhancing-activities-of-daily-living-after-stroke-in-specialized-rehabilitation-an-observational-multicenter-study-within-the-sunnaas-international-network
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Birgitta Langhammer, Katharina S Sunnerhagen, Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson, Susanne Sällström, Frank Becker, Johan K Stanghelle
BACKGROUND: Stroke may lead to serious, long-term disability. Consequently, many individuals with stroke will be in need of rehabilitation, and some of specialized rehabilitation. The content and organization of rehabilitation vary within and between countries, reflecting the preferences, customs, traditions, and values of a society or community, that may have an impact on outcomes. AIM: The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of team models in specialized rehabilitation on outcomes as measured by stroke patients' performance in ADL, at a standardized time and at discharge in the various specialized rehabilitation clinics...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417609/action-plans-and-coping-strategies-in-elderly-copd-patients-influence-the-result-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-an-observational-study
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Patrizia Russo, Giulia Prinzi, Aliaksei Kisialou, Vittorio Cardaci, Emanuele Stirpe, Vittoria Conti, Massimo Fini, Stefano Bonassi
BACKGROUND: COPD management needs a comprehensive assessment of clinical features (symptoms severity, co-morbidities) together with life-style, behavioural, socio-economic and multi-omics parameters. Among the other issues, psycho-cognitive assessment plays a critical role. Coping strategies are used to manage psychological stress. AIM: To evaluate the association between coping strategies and outcome of Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR). DESIGN: Observational study...
April 14, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416178/the-effect-of-time-to-surgery-on-functional-ability-at-six-weeks-in-a-hip-fracture-population-in-mid-west-ireland
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Audrey Butler, Sinead Hahessy, Finbarr Condon
Patients with a hip fracture may be appropriately delayed for surgery as they require optimisation or clinical interventions to treat acute medical illnesses (Moja et al., 2012). Other patients are inappropriately delayed due to hospital factors (Brener, 2013; Lee & Elfar, 2014). Timely efficient admission and surgery is well documented as the best course of management for these patients. The aim of this prospective cohort longitudinal follow-up study was to establish if a relationship existed between duration of time spent in the Emergency Department (ED), time to surgery and functional ability in patients with hip fractures and to examine the effect prolonged waits may have on ability to return home...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412016/comment-on-on-the-influence-of-the-electron-dose-rate-on-the-hrtem-image-contrast-by-juri-barthel-markus-lentzen-andreas-thust-ultram12246-2016-http-dx-doi-org-10-1016-j-ultramic-2016-11-016
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C Kisielowski, H A Calderon, F R Chen, S Helveg, J R Jinschek, P Specht, D Van Dyck
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April 6, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411112/morphine-use-in-the-emergency-department-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis-based-on-the-eahfe-registry
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Òscar Miró, Víctor Gil, Francisco J Martín-Sánchez, Pablo Herrero, Javier Jacob, Alexandre Mebazaa, Veli-Pekka Harjola, José Ríos, Judd E Hollander, W Frank Peacock, Pere Llorens
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between short-term mortality and intravenous morphine use in emergency department (ED) patients diagnosed with acute heart failure (AHF). METHODS: Consecutive AHF patients presenting to 34 Spanish EDs from 2011 to 2014 were eligible for inclusion. The subjects were divided into those with or without intravenous morphine treatment (M and WOM groups, respectively) during ED stay. The primary outcome was 30-day all-cause mortality, and secondary outcomes were mortality at different intermediate time points, in-hospital mortality, and length of hospital stay (LOS)...
April 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408941/clinical-evaluation-of-acupuncture-as-treatment-for-complications-of-cerebrovascular-accidents-a-randomized-sham-controlled-subject-and-assessor-blind-trial
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Hsien-Yin Liao, Wen-Chao Ho, Chun-Chung Chen, Jaung-Geng Lin, Chia-Chi Chang, Liang-Yu Chen, De-Chih Lee, Yu-Chen Lee
Background and Purpose. The effect of acupuncture as treatment for poststroke complications is questionable. We performed a randomized, sham-controlled double-blind study to investigate it. Methods. Patients with first-time acute stroke were randomized to receive 24 sessions of either real or sham acupuncture during an eight-week period. The primary outcome measure was change in National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score. Secondary outcome measures included changes in Barthel Index (BI), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D), and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain scores...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406964/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-therapy-for-stroke-a-pairwise-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xin Huang, Yu Liu, Shuang Bai, Lidan Peng, Boai Zhang, Hong Lu
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) is atherapeutic candidate for stroke that has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties. Data from preclinical and clinical studies have suggested the safety and efficacy of G-CSF in stroke; however, the exact effects and utility of this cytokine in patients remain disputed. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of G-CSF in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke to assess its clinical safety and efficacy. Electronic databases were searched for relevant publications in English and Chinese...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389067/prognostic-value-of-geriatric-conditions-beyond-age-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Juan Sanchis, Vicente Ruiz, Clara Bonanad, Ernesto Valero, Maria Arantzazu Ruescas-Nicolau, Yasmin Ezzatvar, Clara Sastre, Sergio García-Blas, Anna Mollar, Vicente Bertomeu-González, Gema Miñana, Julio Núñez
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of geriatric conditions beyond age after acute coronary syndrome. This was a prospective cohort design including 342 patients (from October 1, 2010, to February 1, 2012) hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome, older than 65 years, in whom 5 geriatric conditions were evaluated at discharge: frailty (Fried and Green scales), comorbidity (Charlson and simple comorbidity indexes), cognitive impairment (Pfeiffer test), physical disability (Barthel index), and instrumental disability (Lawton-Brody scale)...
April 4, 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385169/improved-functional-outcome-after-hip-fracture-is-associated-with-duration-of-rehabilitation-but-not-with-waiting-time-for-rehabilitation
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Tonny Jaeger Pedersen, Louise Nicole Bie Bogh, Jens Martin Lauritsen
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between "waiting time to onset of municipal rehabilitation", "length of municipal rehabilitation" and the attained level of function four months after the hip fracture. METHODS: Among a consecutive series of 156 patients, the 116 patients who were recommended a municipal rehabilitation sequence after discharge were included. The expos-ures were waiting time in days and duration in hours of the municipal rehabilitation...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382809/the-italian-version-of-the-trunk-impairment-scale-development-and-psychometric-properties
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Bruna Lombardi, Annalisa Orioli, Davide Casavola, Matteo Paci
BACKGROUND: The Trunk Impairment Scale (TIS) is a widely used tool aimed to evaluate trunk motor impairment for stroke patients. A validation trial of a translated form of the TIS was never conducted within an Italian population. AIM: To describe translation, cultural adaptation, and validation (internal consistency, reliability, and validity) of the Italian version of the TIS (TIS-I). DESIGN: Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a translated, culturally adapted questionnaire...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382808/weaning-of-neurological-early-rehabilitation-patients-from-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Jens D Rollnik, Joachim K Krauss, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Claus Wallesch, Thomas Münte, Martin Stangel
BACKGROUND: There is little known about the factors influencing the weaning process of long-term mechanically ventilated patients in the neurological early rehabilitation. AIM: To identify salient clinical and neurophysiological variables with impact upon weaning from mechanical ventilation during neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation. DESIGN: Observational, retrospective data analysis. POPULATION: A sample of 65 mechanically ventilated neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation patients of the BDH-Clinic Hessisch Oldendorf in Northern Germany...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376656/international-study-group-of-pancreatic-surgery-definitions-for-postpancreatectomy-complications-applicability-at-a-high-volume-center
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N Dusch, A Lietzmann, F Barthels, M Niedergethmann, F Rückert, T J Wilhelm
INTRODUCTION: The perioperative morbidity following pancreas surgery remains high due to various specific complications: postoperative pancreatic fistula, postpancreatectomy hemorrhage, and delayed gastric emptying. The International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery has defined these complications. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical applicability, to validate the International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery definition, and to evaluate the postoperative morbidity. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2014, 769 patients underwent resection...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374695/-study-cytoflavin-dose-dependent-effect-in-the-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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I E Sazonov, A A Kudinov, E P Fedotova
AIM: To compare the efficacy of cytoflavin in doses of 10 and 20 ml/day in the complex pharmacological therapy of patients with acute ischemic stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-six patients, aged from 43 to 85 years, were examined. Patient's status was assessed using the NIHSS, the Rankin scale, the Barthel index and the Rivermead mobility index. Patients were stratified into 3 groups: patients of group 1 received standard treatment, patients of group 2 received cytoflavin in dose of 10 ml/day in addition to standard treatment and patients of group 3 were treated with cytoflavin in dose of 20 ml/day in addition to standard treatment...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370849/2d-4d-digit-ratio-is-associated-with-cognitive-decline-but-not-frailty-in-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Celina Gonçalves, Tiago Coelho, Sérgio Machado, Nuno Barbosa Rocha
OBJECTIVES: To understand the relation between 2D:4D ratio, frailty, and cognitive decline in community-dwelling elderly people. METHODS: A total of 175 community-dwelling elderly people were included. To determine frailty, participants completed the Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI) and the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE-FI). Cognitive functioning was determined using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). 2D and 4D finger lengths of each hand were measured using a scanner...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368898/the-effect-of-sleep-disturbances-on-the-functional-recovery-of-rehabilitation-inpatients-following-mild-and-moderate-stroke
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Kyung-Lim Joa, Won-Hyoung Kim, Ha-Yoon Choi, Chan-Hyuk Park, Eun-Suk Kim, Sook-Joung Lee, Soo-Yeon Kim, Sung-Hwa Ko, Han-Young Jung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to explore the impact of insomnia and sleep disturbance on the functional outcomes of mild and moderated stroke. DESIGN: A multicenter-observational and correlation study was performed. Two hundred eighty patients with mild-moderate severity stroke admitted to three acute hospitals rehabilitation departments. Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, criteria were used to define patients with insomnia and any sleep disturbance...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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