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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226780/individuals-perception-about-upper-limb-influence-on-participation-after-stroke-an-observational-study
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Renata Morales Banjai, Sandra Maria Sbeghen Ferreira de Freitas, Flavia Paiva da Silva, Sandra Regina Alouche
Background Stroke can compromise upper limb performance and influence the individual's participation in real life situations. Objective To investigate how components of body function and activity affect the individuals' self-perception of their participation after stroke. Methods In this observational study, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health was used as model. Body function was assessed by palmar grip and pinch strength; Ashworth modified scale; Fugl-Meyer scale; and Motor-Free Visual Perception Test...
December 10, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224940/results-of-nonoperative-management-of-acute-limb-ischemia-in-infants
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S Keisin Wang, Gary W Lemmon, Natalie A Drucker, Raghu L Motaganahalli, Michael C Dalsing, Ashley R Gutwein, Brian W Gray, Michael P Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Acute limb ischemia (ALI) in infants poses a challenge to the clinician secondary to poor operative outcomes, limb loss risk, and lifelong morbidity. This retrospective study reviewed a 10-year institutional experience with the nonoperative management of ALI in infants. METHODS: Infants (aged ≤12 months) diagnosed with ALI by duplex ultrasound and treated with initial nonoperative management at a tertiary care children's hospital were identified through vascular laboratory arterial duplex ultrasound records and International Classification of Diseases and Current Procedural Terminology codes associated with ALI...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219877/effectiveness-of-robotic-assisted-rehabilitation-for-mobility-and-functional-ability-in-adult-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review
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Kenneth Lo, Matthew Stephenson, Craig Lockwood
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, and rehabilitation, involving repetitive, high intensity, task-specific exercises, is the pathway to restoring motor skills. Robotic assistive devices are increasingly being used and it is hoped that with robotic devices, rehabilitation progress can be achieved for patients. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of robotic devices in the rehabilitation of stroke patients for upper limb mobility, lower limb mobility, and activities of daily living...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219854/reconstruction-of-the-scapula-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients-after-total-scapulectomy-a-report-of-10-patients-treated-by-extracorporeal-irradiation-and-reimplantation-of-the-scapula
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Ahmed M El Ghoneimy, Mohamed S Zaghloul, Iman Zaky, Hala Taha, Ahmed Elgammal, Magdy El Sherbiny, Nehal Kamal
BACKGROUND: Ewing sarcoma of the scapula is uncommon. Restoration of shoulder function after total scapulectomy is challenging. Extracorporeal irradiation and reimplantation is a well-known method of biological reconstruction in orthopaedic oncology; yet very few reports in the literature describe its specific use in tumors of the scapula. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients with the diagnosis of Ewing sarcoma of the scapula were surgically treated by total scapulectomy and extracorporeal irradiation and reimplantation of the scapula...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217292/functional-incapacity-related-to-rotator-cuff-syndrome-in-workers-is-it-influenced-by-social-characteristics-and-medical-management
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Romain Champagne, Julie Bodin, Natacha Fouquet, Yves Roquelaure, Audrey Petit
STUDY DESIGN: Survey. INTRODUCTION: Rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders reported in workers. The functional incapacity related to RCS may vary according to the sociodemographic context and to the medical management. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this is to analyze the RCS-related functional incapacity assessed by the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaires in workers according to their sociodemographic characteristics and the use of care...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214678/pedicled-iliac-crest-bone-flap-transfer-for-the-treatment-of-upper-femoral-shaft-fracture-nonunion-an-anatomic-study-and-clinical-applications
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Dewei Zhao, Meng Cao, Tienan Wang, Benjie Wang, Baoyi Liu, William C Lineaweaver
PURPOSE: We present the results of a study on the anatomy of the ascending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery (AB-LCFA) and the use of the pedicled iliac bone flap transfer perfused by AB-LCFA combined with external fixation for the treatment of the nonunion of upper femoral shaft fractures. METHODS: The orientation, diameter, length, and distribution of the AB-LCFA from 40 lower limbs of adult cadavers were dissected and measured. From 2000 to 2012, 13 patients with nonunion of upper femoral shaft fractures underwent pedicled iliac bone flap transfer perfused by the AB-LCFA combined with external fixation...
December 7, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214122/peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-of-the-upper-extremity-and-hand-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-topography-of-tumors-and-evaluation-of-surgical-treatment-in-62-patients
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Caroline Diekmeier
Objective: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant tumor predisposition syndrome with a tendency to develop peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNST). Plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) are detected in a high proportion of affected patients. The tumors can lead to severe disfigurement and are classified as precancerous. This study examines the surgical procedures that have been performed on large PNST of the upper limb and hand, and investigates whether a specific distribution pattern of the tumors can be detected in surgically treated cases...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211169/artisanal-fisherwomen-shellfish-gatherers-analyzing-the-impact-of-upper-limb-functioning-and-disability-on-health-related-quality-of-life
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Juliana Dos Santos Müller, Ila Rocha Falcão, Maria Carolina Barreto Moreira Couto, Wendel da Silva Viana, Ivone Batista Alves, Denise Nunes Viola, Courtney Georgette Woods, Rita de Cássia Franco Rêgo
The aim is to analyze upper limb functioning and disability, and its association with health-related quality of life among artisanal fisherwomen from Bahia, Brazil. Cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted with a sample of 209 fisherwomen. Structured questionnaires were used for socio-demographic and comorbidity information, as well as the instruments Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and Short-Form Healthy Survey (SF-36) respectively, to evaluate the upper limbs and health-related quality of life...
November 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209023/motor-cortical-activity-changes-during-neuroprosthetic-controlled-object-interaction
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John E Downey, Lucas Brane, Robert A Gaunt, Elizabeth C Tyler-Kabara, Michael L Boninger, Jennifer L Collinger
Brain-computer interface (BCI) controlled prosthetic arms are being developed to restore function to people with upper-limb paralysis. This work provides an opportunity to analyze human cortical activity during complex tasks. Previously we observed that BCI control became more difficult during interactions with objects, although we did not quantify the neural origins of this phenomena. Here, we investigated how motor cortical activity changed in the presence of an object independently of the kinematics that were being generated using intracortical recordings from two people with tetraplegia...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205217/analysis-of-upper-limb-muscle-strength-in-the-early-phase-of-brain-stroke
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Michał Starosta, Joanna Kostka, Justyna Redlicka, Elżbieta Miller
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the muscles with the lowest strength in non-affected (non-A) and affected upper limb (A), to assess differences between men and women and to correlate these values with age in patients after stroke. METHODS: Sixty patients (40 male, 20 female), hospitalized in Neurorehabilitation Ward, 1-2 weeks after stroke, were included in the study. Their age ranged from 50 to 80 years with a mean (sd) of 65.5 (18.7) years. Muscle force values from upper limb muscles were measured using the MicroFet 2 hand-held dynamometer...
2017: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204011/effect-of-scapular-stabilization-exercise-during-standing-on-upper-limb-function-and-gait-ability-of-stroke-patients
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J O Kim, J Lee, B H Lee
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of scapular stabilization exercise during standing on a paretic side on upper limb function and gait ability of stroke patients. Methods: This study was a hospital-based, randomized controlled trial with a blinded assessor. A total of 17 patients with hemiplegic diagnosis after stroke were divided into two groups (9 patients in a study group and 8 patients in a control group). The study group received physical therapy and scapular stabilization exercise on a paretic side...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204007/how-long-does-denervation-take-in-poliomyelitis-or-is-it-a-lifetime
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Mehmet Güney Şenol, Cengiz Kaplan, Fatih Ozdağ, Mehmet Saraçoğlu
Background and Objective: This study aims to determine the period of reinnervation in patients with poliomyelitis. This research was conducted to identify the appearance of denervation potentials in patients with poliomyelitis as indicators for reinnervation. Materials and Methods: A total of 246 male patients with poliomyelitis were assessed electrophysiologically between 1988 and 2007. The mean age was 22.8 (18-42). It has been an average of 19.9 ± 4.9 years since the beginning of complaints from the patients...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201828/hand-functions-of-myoelectric-and-3d-printed-pressure-sensored-prosthetics-a-comparative-study
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Kyu Ho Lee, Hobeom Bin, KeunBae Kim, So Young Ahn, Bong-Ok Kim, Soo-Kyung Bok
The loss of an upper limb significantly limits the functional activities of daily living. A huge emphasis is placed on the manipulation, shape, weight, and comfort of a prosthesis, to enable its use as an inherent body part. Even with technological advances, customized upper-extremity myoelectric prosthesis remain heavy and expensive. The high cost of upper-extremity prosthesis is an especially steep economic barrier for patients. Three-dimensional (3D) printing is a promising avenue for reducing the cost of prosthesis...
October 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200616/electromyographic-analysis-of-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-effects-in-patients-after-stroke-in-chronic-course
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Mariéle Marchezan Zarantonello, Marco Antonio Stefani, João Carlos Comel
[Purpose] The purpose is to analyze the effects of Constraint-induced Movement Therapy in post stroke patients in chronic course. [Subjects and Methods] This is a Quasi-experiment study and the adopted protocol consisted of a three-hour therapy for ten consecutive working days applied to a constraint intact upper limb. Surface Electromyography, Motor Activity Log, Wolf Motor Function Test and Functional Independence Measure were used for evaluating the experiment. [Results] The individuals showed reduction in the degree of spasticity, confirmed by Surface Electromyography...
November 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200481/cervical-laminectomy-with-lateral-mass-screw-fixation-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-neurological-and-sagittal-alignment-outcome-do-we-need-lateral-mass-screws-at-each-segment
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Manoj Dayalal Singrakhia, Nikhil Ramdas Malewar, Sonal Manoj Singrakhia, Shivaji Subhash Deshmukh
Background: Anterior cervical decompression and fusion is the standard procedure used for treating patients with cervical myelopathy. However, these procedures are associated with complications such as pseudarthrosis, construct failure, and neurological complications. Posterior cervical laminectomy and instrumentation is an alternative procedure to treat multilevel cervical myelopathy. In this study, we raised questions whether instrumentation is required at all levels and whether stabilizing the spine in neutral or lordotic contour with indirect decompression leads to neurological improvement with radiological evidence of anterior decompression...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200424/arm-rehabilitation-in-post-stroke-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-the-efficacy-of-myoelectrically-driven-fes-applied-in-a-task-oriented-approach
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Johanna Jonsdottir, Rune Thorsen, Irene Aprile, Silvia Galeri, Giovanna Spannocchi, Ettore Beghi, Elisa Bianchi, Angelo Montesano, Maurizio Ferrarin
PURPOSE: Motor recovery of persons after stroke may be enhanced by a novel approach where residual muscle activity is facilitated by patient-controlled electrical muscle activation. Myoelectric activity from hemiparetic muscles is then used for continuous control of functional electrical stimulation (MeCFES) of same or synergic muscles to promote restoration of movements during task-oriented therapy (TOT). Use of MeCFES during TOT may help to obtain a larger functional and neurological recovery than otherwise possible...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199642/signal-processing-methods-for-reducing-artifacts-in-microelectrode-brain-recordings-caused-by-functional-electrical-stimulation
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Daniel Young, Francis Willett, William D Memberg, Brian Murphy, Benjamin Walter, Jennifer A Sweet, Jonathan Miller, Leigh Hochberg, Robert F Kirsch, A Bolu Ajiboye
OBJECTIVE: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a promising technology for restoring movement to paralyzed limbs. Intracortical brain-computer interfaces (iBCIs) have enabled intuitive control over virtual and robotic movements, and more recently over upper extremity FES neuroprostheses. However, electrical stimulation of muscles creates artifacts in intracortical microelectrode recordings that could degrade iBCI performance. Here, we investigate methods for reducing the cortically recorded artifacts that result from peripheral electrical stimulation...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199523/functional-shoulder-ratios-with-high-velocities-of-shoulder-internal-rotation-are-most-sensitive-to-determine-shoulder-rotation-torque-imbalance-a-cross-sectional-study-with-elite-handball-players-and-controls
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Marcelo Peduzzi de Castro, Pedro Fonseca, Sara Tribuzi Morais, Márcio Borgonovo-Santos, Eduardo Filipe Cruz Coelho, Daniel Cury Ribeiro, João Paulo Vilas-Boas
The aim of the present study was to determine which approach to calculating shoulder ratios is the most sensitive for determining shoulder torque imbalance in handball players. Twenty-six participants (handball athletes, n = 13; healthy controls, n = 13) performed isokinetic concentric and eccentric shoulder internal rotation (IR) and external rotation (ER) assessment at 60, 180 and 300°/s. We used eight approaches to calculating shoulder ratios: four concentric (i.e. concentric ER torque divided by concentric IR torque), and four functional (i...
December 4, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199503/smart-arm-training-with-outcome-triggered-electrical-stimulation-in-subacute-stroke-survivors-with-severe-arm-disability-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ruth N Barker, Kathryn S Hayward, Richard G Carson, David Lloyd, Sandra G Brauer
BACKGROUND: Stroke survivors with severe upper limb disability need opportunities to engage in task-oriented practice to achieve meaningful recovery. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of SMART Arm training, with or without outcome-triggered electrical stimulation to usual therapy, on arm function for stroke survivors with severe upper limb disability undergoing inpatient rehabilitation. METHODS: A prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial was conducted with 3 parallel groups, concealed allocation, assessor blinding and intention-to-treat analysis...
December 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199033/psychosocial-reactions-to-upper-extremity-limb-salvage-a-case-series
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Lindsay Sposato, Kathleen Yancosek, Jill Cancio
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. INTRODUCTION: A salvaged limb is one that has undergone a major traumatic injury, followed by repeated surgical attempts in order to avoid amputation. Psychological recovery for individuals with lower extremity limb salvage has been examined in a number of studies. However, psychosocial reactions for individuals with upper extremity (UE) limb salvage are understudied in the literature. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to explore the process of psychosocial adaptation for 3 trauma cases after UE limb salvage...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
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