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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144106/cognitive-reserve-as-a-variable-impacting-the-effectiveness-of-rehabilitation-on-balance-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Giulia Piccinini, Isabella Imbimbo, Diego Ricciardi, Daniele Coraci, Claudia Santilli, Maria R Lo Monaco, Claudia Loreti, Maria C Vulpiani, Maria C Silveri, Luca Padua
BACKGROUND: Cognitive reserve (CR) can be considered an active expression of brain resilience in response to damage. Several studies have shown the influence of CR on cognitive impairment and its relationship with cognitive function in Parkinson's disease (PD). AIM: To show if CR influences the effectiveness of balance rehabilitation in PD patients who performed a conventional rehabilitative treatment. DESIGN: Observational longitudinal study...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143805/mechanisms-of-acupuncture-therapy-in-ischemic-stroke-rehabilitation-a-literature-review-of-basic-studies
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Lina M Chavez, Shiang-Suo Huang, Iona MacDonald, Jaung-Geng Lin, Yu-Chen Lee, Yi-Hung Chen
Acupuncture is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an alternative and complementary strategy for stroke treatment and for improving stroke care. Clinical trial and meta-analysis findings have demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture in improving balance function, reducing spasticity, and increasing muscle strength and general well-being post-stroke. The mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of acupuncture in stroke rehabilitation remain unclear. The aim of this study was to conduct a literature review, summarize the current known mechanisms in ischemic stroke rehabilitation through acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA) therapy, and to detail the frequently used acupoints implicated in these effects...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143300/effect-of-restraining-the-base-of-support-on-the-other-biomechanical-features-in-patients-with-cerebellar-ataxia
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C Conte, Mariano Serrao, L Cuius, A Ranavolo, S Conforto, F Pierelli, L Padua
This study aimed to analyze the biomechanical consequences of reducing the base of support in patients with ataxia. Specifically, we evaluated the spatio-temporal parameters, upper- and lower-body kinematics, muscle co-activation, and energy recovery and expenditure. The gaits of 13 patients were recorded using a motion analysis system in unperturbed and perturbed walking conditions. In the latter condition, patients had to walk using the same step width and speed of healthy controls. The perturbed walking condition featured reduced gait speed, step length, hip and knee range of motion, and energy recovery and increased double support duration, gait variability, trunk oscillation, and ankle joint muscle co-activation...
November 15, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138873/effects-of-cognitive-load-on-the-amount-and-temporal-structure-of-postural-sway-variability-in-stroke-survivors
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Hajar Mehdizadeh, Kinda Khalaf, Hamed Ghomashchi, Ghorban Taghizadeh, Ismaeil Ebrahimi, Parvaneh Taghavi Azar Sharabiani, Seyed Javad Mousavi, Mohamad Parnianpour
This study aimed to investigate the variability in postural sway patterns during quiet standing in stroke survivors. The postural sway was measured in 19 stroke survivors, as well as 19 healthy demographically matched participants, at 3 levels of postural difficulty (rigid surface with closed and open eyes, and foam surface with closed eyes), and 3 levels of cognitive difficulty (without a cognitive task, easy and difficult cognitive tasks). Both linear analyses (the amount of postural sway variability, including the standard deviation of the COP velocity in both the anteroposterior (AP) and mediolateral (ML) directions), as well as non-linear analyses [the temporal structure of the COP variability, including % Recurrence, % Determinism, Shannon Entropy, Trend and the maximum diagonal line (D max)] were employed...
November 14, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136550/cerebellar-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-improves-adaptive-postural-control
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Peter Poortvliet, Billie Hsieh, Andrew Cresswell, Jacky Au, Marcus Meinzer
OBJECTIVE: Rehabilitation interventions contribute to recovery of impaired postural control, but it remains a priority to optimize their effectiveness. A promising strategy may involve transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of brain areas involved in fine-tuning of motor adaptation. This study explored the effects of cerebellar tDCS (ctDCS) on postural recovery from disturbance by Achilles tendon vibration. METHODS: Twenty-eight healthy volunteers participated in this sham-ctDCS controlled study...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132482/effectiveness-of-functional-electrical-stimulation-fes-versus-conventional-electrical-stimulation-in-gait-rehabilitation-of-patients-with-stroke
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Freeha Sharif, Samina Ghulam, Arshad Nawaz Malik, Quratulain Saeed
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation (FES) versus conventional electrical stimulation in gait rehabilitation of patients with stroke for finding the most appropriate problem-oriented treatment for foot drop patients in a shorter time period. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rawalpindi, from July to December 2016...
November 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132250/the-influence-of-pilates-exercises-on-body-balance-in-the-standing-position-of-hearing-impaired-people
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Jagoda Walowska, Bartosz Bolach, Eugeniusz Bolach
PURPOSE: Hearing impairment may affect the body posture maintenance. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of modified Pilates exercise program on the body posture maintenance in hearing impaired people. METHODS: Eighty students (aged 13-24) were enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups: test group (n = 41) which attended an original program based on modified Pilates exercises and control group (n = 39) which attended standard physical education classes...
November 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126375/a-clinical-survey-about-commercial-games-in-lower-limb-prosthetic-rehabilitation
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Bita Imam, William C Miller, Heather C Finlayson, Janice J Eng, Tal Jarus
BACKGROUND: Despite the popularity of commercial games in lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation, data about their prevalence of use as well as therapists' perspectives about these games are still lacking. OBJECTIVES: To learn about the prevalence of use of commercial games in lower limb prosthetic rehabilitation and therapists' perspectives about these games. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: An online survey was sent to physical and occupational therapists across prosthetic rehabilitation facilities in Canada...
November 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125530/the-impact-of-symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-on-subjective-and-objective-outcome-measures-in-individuals-with-vestibular-disorders
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Sara G MacDowell, Rachel Trommelen, Ashlen Bissell, Lisa Knecht, Caitlin Naquin, Aryn Karpinski
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common in individuals with vestibular disorders and anecdotally symptoms of these disorders have been associated with poorer scores on subjective outcome measures of dizziness and balance. It is unknown if symptoms of psychological distress impact individual outcomes with vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT). OBJECTIVE: To compare subjective and objective outcome measures in subjects with vestibular disorders who have symptoms of anxiety and/or depression to those who do not exhibit those symptoms...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122267/effects-of-traditional-chinese-exercises-on-the-rehabilitation-of-limb-function-among-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Li Ge, Qing-Xiang Zheng, Yan-Tan Liao, Jing-Yu Tan, Qiu-Lin Xie, Mikael Rask
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review literature about the rehabilitative effects of traditional Chinese exercises (TCEs) on limb function among patients with stroke. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Twelve electronic databases were searched from their inceptions to February 2017, including PudMed, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBase, Science Direct, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Allied and Complementary Medicine, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database and WanFang Data...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120355/-to-work-just-like-anyone-else-a-narrative-from-a-man-aging-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Ulrica Lundström, Margareta Lilja, Gunilla Isaksson
People aging with spinal cord injury (SCI) develop medical problems commonly associated with the aging process at a younger age than the general population. However, research about how the life story changes and how meaning will be experienced in occupations is lacking. The aim was to describe and offer an explanation of how a man experienced meaning in everyday occupations while aging with an SCI. Four narrative interviews were performed over a four-year period, with a man in his fifties, who lived with SCI for 39 years...
November 9, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114332/molar-uprighting-a-considerable-and-safe-decision-to-avoid-prosthetic-treatment
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Taísa Boamorte Raveli, Dirceu Barnabé Raveli, Kelei Cristina de Mathias Almeida, Ary Dos Santos Pinto
Background: Tipped lower molar over edentulous space is very common in orthodontics practice when adults seek treatment. The segmented arch technique features a predictable force system that provides a controlled release of force that can produce light and continuous tooth movement. Case Description: A female adult patient, who lost a permanent lower first molar, needed correction of the position of her permanent first molar place. Instead of making space for rehabilitation, it was closed after second molar uprighting and a balanced interdigitation was created without prosthetics...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113569/physical-therapy-rehabilitation-of-an-adolescent-pre-professional-dancer-following-os-trigonum-excision-a-case-report
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Alyson Filipa, Kelli Barton
Study Design Case report. Background An os trigonum can be a source of pain for dancers due to impingement during repetitive ankle plantarflexion movements. Following excision of an os trigonum, it is important to have a gradual, progressive return-to-dance program for optimal recovery. The purpose of this case report is to describe the post-operative management and return-to-dance progression of an adolescent dancer status post os trigonum excision. Case Description An adolescent pre-professional female dancer had an extensive history of left posterior heel pain beginning at age eight that led to surgical removal of an os trigonum at age fifteen...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112981/adjustment-of-the-dynamic-weight-distribution-as-a-sensitive-parameter-for-diagnosis-of-postural-alteration-in-a-rodent-model-of-vestibular-deficit
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Brahim Tighilet, David Péricat, Alais Frelat, Yves Cazals, Guillaume Rastoldo, Florent Boyer, Olivier Dumas, Christian Chabbert
Vestibular disorders, by inducing significant posturo-locomotor and cognitive disorders, can significantly impair the most basic tasks of everyday life. Their precise diagnosis is essential to implement appropriate therapeutic countermeasures. Monitoring their evolution is also very important to validate or, on the contrary, to adapt the undertaken therapeutic actions. To date, the diagnosis methods of posturo-locomotor impairments are restricted to examinations that most often lack sensitivity and precision...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111465/effectiveness-of-circuit-based-exercises-on-gait-speed-balance-and-functional-mobility-in-people-affected-by-stroke-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ana Clara Bonini-Rocha, Anderson Lúcio Souza de Andrade, André Marques Moraes, Liana Barbaresco Gomide Matheus, Leonardo Rios Diniz, Wagner Rodrigues Martins
BACKGROUND: Several interventions are proposed to rehabilitate patients with neurological dysfunctions due to stroke. The effectiveness of Circuit-Based Exercises according to its actual definition, i.e., an overall program to improve strength, stamina, balance or functioning, was not provided. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of circuit-based exercise in the treatment of people affected by stroke. METHOD: A search through PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and PEDro databases was performed to identify controlled clinical trials without language or date restriction...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107706/effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-over-the-supplementary-motor-area-body-weight-supported-treadmill-gait-training-in-hemiparetic-patients-after-stroke
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Atsushi Manji, Kazu Amimoto, Tadamitsu Matsuda, Yoshiaki Wada, Akira Inaba, Sangkyun Ko
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is used in a variety of disorders after stroke including upper limb motor dysfunctions, hemispatial neglect, aphasia, and apraxia, and its effectiveness has been demonstrated. Although gait ability is important for daily living, there were few reports of the use of tDCS to improve balance and gait ability. The supplementary motor area (SMA) was reported to play a potentially important role in balance recovery after stroke. We aimed to investigate the effect of combined therapy body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) and tDCS on gait function recovery of stroke patients...
October 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107040/longitudinal-recovery-and-reduced-costs-after-120-sessions-of-locomotor-training-for-motor-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
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Sarah A Morrison, Douglas Lorenz, Carol P Eskay, Gail F Forrest, D Michele Basso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of long term, body weight supported locomotor training (BWSLT) after chronic, incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Also, health care costs were estimated related to lost recovery potential and preventable secondary complications that may have occurred due to visit limits imposed by insurers. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort with longitudinal follow up. SETTING: Eight outpatient rehabilitation centers that participate in the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network® (NRN)...
October 26, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105657/gait-training-after-spinal-cord-injury-safety-feasibility-and-gait-function-following-8-weeks-of-training-with-the-exoskeletons-from-ekso-bionics
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Carsten Bach Baunsgaard, Ulla Vig Nissen, Anne Katrin Brust, Angela Frotzler, Cornelia Ribeill, Yorck-Bernhard Kalke, Natacha León, Belén Gómez, Kersti Samuelsson, Wolfram Antepohl, Ulrika Holmström, Niklas Marklund, Thomas Glott, Arve Opheim, Jesus Benito, Narda Murillo, Janneke Nachtegaal, Willemijn Faber, Fin Biering-Sørensen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective quasi-experimental study, pre- and post-design. OBJECTIVES: Assess safety, feasibility, training characteristics and changes in gait function for persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) using the robotic exoskeletons from Ekso Bionics. SETTING: Nine European rehabilitation centres. METHODS: Robotic exoskeleton gait training, three times weekly over 8 weeks. Time upright, time walking and steps in the device (training characteristics) were recorded longitudinally...
November 6, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105528/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-iran
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Asrin Amiri, Reza Goudarzi, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Farhad Iranmanesh
AIMS: Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is used to treat acute ischemic stroke up to 4.5 hours after symptom onset. Its cost-effectiveness in developing countries is not specified yet. This study aimed to study cost-effectiveness of tPA in Iran. METHODS: This is a cost-effectiveness analysis from the perspective of the third party payer to compare IV tPA with no tPA of ischemic stroke. A Markov model with a lifetime horizon was used to analyze the costs and outcomes...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105013/is-non-awake-surgery-for-supratentorial-adult-low-grade-glioma-treatment-still-feasible
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REVIEW
Hugues Duffau
In this short review, the author performs a database search, summarizes, and discusses studies that provide information on the need to perform awake surgery to preserve quality of life/return to work of adult patients who undergo resection for a supratentorial low-grade glioma (LGG). Based upon the currently available data, the author concludes that in LGG, patients with no or only mild deficits at diagnosis, non-awake surgery can no longer be achieved. Indeed, awake craniotomy with intrasurgical electrical mapping has resulted in an increase of the extent of resection and overall survival in LGG...
November 6, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
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