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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817725/development-of-a-psychological-intervention-for-fatigue-after-stroke
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Simiao Wu, Trudie Chalder, Kirstin E Anderson, David Gillespie, Malcolm R Macleod, Gillian E Mead
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is common and distressing, but there is insufficient evidence to recommend any effective treatment for it. Psychological interventions are effective in treating fatigue in other conditions. This paper describes the development and evaluation of the feasibility of a psychological intervention for PSF. METHODS: Based on psychological correlates of PSF and evidence-based psychological interventions for fatigue in other medical conditions, we developed a manualised psychological intervention for PSF, with input from stroke clinicians, psychological therapists, and stroke survivors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816511/virtual-reality-and-active-videogame-based-practice-learning-needs-and-preferences-a-cross-canada-survey-of-physical-therapists-and-occupational-therapists
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Danielle Levac, Stephanie Glegg, Heather Colquhoun, Patricia Miller, Farzad Noubary
OBJECTIVE: Describe the clinical use of virtual reality (VR)/active videogaming (AVG) by physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in Canada, identify usage barriers and facilitators, evaluate factors that predict intention to use VR/AVGs, and determine therapists' learning needs. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Online survey of therapists in Canada who were members of 1 of 26 professional PT or OT colleges or associations using the Assessing Determinants Of Prospective Take-up of Virtual Reality (ADOPT-VR2) Instrument...
August 2017: Games for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813961/identifying-the-effects-of-using-integrated-haptic-feedback-for-gait-rehabilitation-of-stroke-patients
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Muhammad Raheel Afzal, Sanghun Pyo, Min-Kyun Oh, Young Sook Park, Jungwon Yoon
This paper evaluates the prospects of using a novel Integrated Haptic Feedback (IHF) system. IHF can provide over-ground gait training regimens for post-stroke ambulatory subjects. IHF system combines the use of a portable cane for kinesthetic feedback and a wearable vibrotactor array for tactile feedback. Continuous somatosensory input is aiforded to the users at the handle of cane; it serves the purpose of balance assurance at higher gait speeds. Besides, restricted use of upper limb for weight-bearing inspires the users to involve the paretic lower limbs more actively...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813937/towards-quantifying-dynamic-human-human-physical-interactions-for-robot-assisted-stroke-therapy
#4
Mayumi Mohan, Rochelle Mendonca, Michelle J Johnson
Human-Robot Interaction is a prominent field of robotics today. Knowledge of human-human physical interaction can prove vital in creating dynamic physical interactions between human and robots. Most of the current work in studying this interaction has been from a haptic perspective. Through this paper, we present metrics that can be used to identify if a physical interaction occurred between two people using kinematics. We present a simple Activity of Daily Living (ADL) task which involves a simple interaction...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810980/risk-factors-for-rhabdomyolysis-in-the-u-s-army
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Owen T Hill, Dennis E Scofield, Jenna Usedom, Lakmini Bulathsinhala, Craig McKinnon, Paul Kwon, Timothy Haley, Robert Carter
The standardized mortality rate of rhabdomyolysis (RM) in Active Duty U.S. Army Soldiers is considerably higher than in the civilian population. RM occurs when large amounts of intracellular contents from damaged skeletal muscle escape into circulation, leading to serious sequelae (e.g., acute renal failure, hyperkalemia, compartment syndrome). Extended physical exertion, especially in hot environments, and trauma can precipitate RM. The aim of this study was to identify RM risk factors among U.S. Active Duty Army (ADA) Soldiers...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809663/promoting-physical-activity-and-nutrition-in-people-with-stroke
#6
Ryan R Bailey
The prevalence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity is high in people with stroke. Risk factors for these conditions include hypertension, high cholesterol, and physical inactivity. These risk factors are common in people with stroke and often go unmanaged. Engagement in healthy behaviors is important for managing and preventing these risk factors and comorbid conditions. More specifically, physical activity and nutrition are key health behaviors for the management and maintenance of health in people with stroke...
September 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808194/comparative-effects-of-plant-oils-and-trans-fat-on-blood-lipid-profiles-and-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Haiyu Guo, Young-Hwan Ban, Yeseul Cha, Tae-Su Kim, Sung-Pyo Lee, Eun Suk An, Jieun Choi, Da Woom Seo, Jung-Min Yon, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Since plant oils are believed to be better than animal fats for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases, the effects of various plant oils and trans-fat on blood lipid profiles and ischemic stroke were investigated. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a diet containing the oils or trans-fat, and then body weights, blood lipids, and effects on brain infarction and physical dysfunction induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) were analyzed. All the oils and trans-fat, except perilla oil, significantly increased body fats and body weight gain...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803535/robotic-assistance-for-training-finger-movement-using-a-hebbian-model-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Justin B Rowe, Vicky Chan, Morgan L Ingemanson, Steven C Cramer, Eric T Wolbrecht, David J Reinkensmeyer
BACKGROUND: Robots that physically assist movement are increasingly used in rehabilitation therapy after stroke, yet some studies suggest robotic assistance discourages effort and reduces motor learning. OBJECTIVE: To determine the therapeutic effects of high and low levels of robotic assistance during finger training. METHODS: We designed a protocol that varied the amount of robotic assistance while controlling the number, amplitude, and exerted effort of training movements...
August 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803380/aerobic-interval-training-reduces-vascular-resistances-during-submaximal-exercise-in-obese-metabolic-syndrome-individuals
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Ricardo Mora-Rodriguez, V E Fernandez-Elias, F Morales-Palomo, J G Pallares, M Ramirez-Jimenez, J F Ortega
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of high-intensity aerobic interval training (AIT) on exercise hemodynamics in metabolic syndrome (MetS) volunteers. METHODS: Thirty-eight, MetS participants were randomly assigned to a training (TRAIN) or to a non-training control (CONT) group. TRAIN consisted of stationary interval cycling alternating bouts at 70-90% of maximal heart rate during 45 min day(-1) for 6 months. RESULTS: CONT maintained baseline physical activity and no changes in cardiovascular function or MetS factors were detected...
August 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801430/association-between-pregravid-physical-activity-and-family-history-of-stroke-and-risk-of-stillbirth-population-based-cohort-study
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Grace M Egeland, Grethe S Tell, Øyvind Næss, Jannicke Igland, Kari Klungsøyr
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether family history of disease and pregravid lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors are associated with subsequent stillbirth delivery. DESIGN: Prepregnancy cohort study. SETTING: Cohort Norway regional health surveys (1994-2003) linked to Medical Birth Registry of Norway for deliveries through 2012. PARTICIPANTS: 13 497 singleton births (> 22 weeks gestation) in 8478 women. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Risk of stillbirth evaluated by Poisson regression...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794273/trajectories-in-leisure-time-physical-activity-and-risk-of-stroke-in-women-in-the-california-teachers-study
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Joshua Z Willey, Jenna Voutsinas, Ayesha Sherzai, Huiyan Ma, Leslie Bernstein, Mitchell S V Elkind, Ying K Cheung, Sophia S Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Whether changes in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) over time are associated with lower risk of stroke is not well established. We examined the association between changes in self-reported LTPA 10 years apart, with risk of incident stroke in the CTS (California Teachers Study). We hypothesized that the risk of stroke would be lowest among those who remained active. METHODS: Sixty-one thousand two hundred and fifty-six CTS participants reported LTPA at 2 intensity levels (moderate and strenuous activity) at 2 time points (baseline 1995-96; 10-year follow-up 2005-2006)...
August 9, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782691/first-case-of-autonomic-dysrefleixa-following-elective-lower-thoracic-spinal-cord-transection-in-a-spina-bifida-adult
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Juanita Garces, Mansour Mathkour, Tyler Scullen, Lora Kahn, Erin Biro, Olawale A R Sulaiman, Roger Smith, Cuong J Bui
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord transection is a radical but effective treatment for highly selective cases of symptomatic spinal re-tethering in paraplegic spina bifida patients. Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome involving a dysregulated sympathetic discharge reflex commonly seen following cervical and high thoracic spinal cord injury leading to a disconnect between autonomic pathways above and below the lesion that can lead to severe complications including uncontrolled hypertension, bradycardia, stroke, and potentially death...
August 3, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780554/early-prediction-of-physical-activity-level-1-year-after-stroke-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Ola A Olsson, Hanna C Persson, Margit Alt Murphy, Katharina S Sunnerhagen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate which variables present prior and early after stroke may have an impact on the level of physical activity (PA) 1 year poststroke. DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal cohort and logistic regression analysis. SETTING: Stroke Unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: 117 individuals as part of the Stroke Arm Longitudinal Study (SALGOT) admitted to the stroke unit during a period of 18 months were consecutively recruited...
August 4, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777903/hypertension-screening-of-commercial-divers-from-an-occupational-medicine-perspective
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Alejandro Garbino, Robert W Sanders, Charles H Mathers
Hypertension is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world: in the United States, it affects one-third of the adult population. Most cases are primary hypertension - with no identified cause - and significantly increase risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. At NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), there is a cadre of professional divers who provide underwater support during extravehicular activity training (EVAs, commonly referred to as "spacewalks") for astronauts. The NBL occupational health program requires regular "work-site" physical exams, including blood pressure checks, on at least a weekly basis...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777710/step-count-accuracy-and-reliability-of-two-activity-tracking-devices-in-people-after-stroke
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Samuel D Schaffer, Simon D Holzapfel, George Fulk, Pamela Rogers Bosch
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The increasing popularity of activity tracking devices presents an opportunity to monitor physical activity in patients after stroke. We sought to determine the reliability and accuracy of the Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Zip for adults after stroke. METHODS: Twenty-four participants with stroke-induced hemiparesis wore a Fitbit Zip on the nonparetic hip and Garmin Vivofits on both wrists during a 6-minute walk test to determine the accuracy of the devices against video-determined step counts...
August 4, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776407/functional-activities-and-social-participation-after-stroke-in-rural-china-a-qualitative-study-of-barriers-and-facilitators
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Lifang Zhang, Tiebin Yan, Liming You, Yan Gao, Kun Li, Chunbo Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the perspectives of stroke survivors in China's rural areas, particularly with respect to environmental barriers and facilitators related to their functional activity and social participation. DESIGN: Qualitative content analysis. A cross-sectional study. SETTING: In-depth interviewing in the participants' homes. SUBJECTS: In total, 18 community-dwelling stroke survivors in the rural areas of China...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770948/curative-treatment-of-hypertension-by-physical-exercise
#17
M Lou, X-F Zong, L-L Wang
Hypertension, one of the most common chronic and sporadic conditions, figures among the important worldwide public-health challenges, and it is a major risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and other complications, including dementia. Hypertension is neglected by individuals, and the prevalence of this condition continues to rise across the world. A great number of patients receiving medical intervention is not successfully treated, while adequate curative health services are dependent on the exact update data of the countrywide prevalence of known and undetected cases...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765127/neighbouring-green-space-and-mortality-in-community-dwelling-elderly-hong-kong-chinese-a-cohort-study
#18
Dan Wang, Kevin Ka-Lun Lau, Ruby Yu, Samuel Y S Wong, Timothy T Y Kwok, Jean Woo
OBJECTIVE: Green space has been shown to be beneficial for human wellness through multiple pathways. This study aimed to explore the contributions of neighbouring green space to cause-specific mortality. METHODS: Data from 3544 Chinese men and women (aged ≥65 years at baseline) in a community-based cohort study were analysed. Outcome measures, identified from the death registry, were death from all-cause, respiratory system disease, circulatory system disease...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753105/the-vascular-basement-membrane-in-the-healthy-and-pathological-brain
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Maj S Thomsen, Lisa J Routhe, Torben Moos
The vascular basement membrane contributes to the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which is formed by brain capillary endothelial cells (BCECs). The BCECs receive support from pericytes embedded in the vascular basement membrane and from astrocyte endfeet. The vascular basement membrane forms a three-dimensional protein network predominantly composed of laminin, collagen IV, nidogen, and heparan sulfate proteoglycans that mutually support interactions between BCECs, pericytes, and astrocytes. Major changes in the molecular composition of the vascular basement membrane are observed in acute and chronic neuropathological settings...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750980/successful-treatment-of-rotator-cuff-tear-using-fascial-manipulation-%C3%A2-in-a-stroke-patient
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Marco Pintucci, Marcel Simis, Marta Imamura, Elisa Pratelli, Antonio Stecco, Levent Ozcakar, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
Rotator cuff tear is a common disease affecting patients after stroke. It's a cause of pain and dysfunction that may compromise normal stroke rehabilitation. For many cases there is still controversy between whether to use surgical or conservative intervention. Treatment for cuff tears range from physical therapy to surgery. This paper describes for the first time the effect of Fascial Manipulation(®) (FM(®)) on rotator cuff tear in a post stroke patient. A 69 year old female stroke patient with full absence of distal components of the tendons of the rotator cuff, functional limitations on active movement of shoulder flexion and abduction of the left arm and perceived pain scored 10/10 on the Visual Analogic Scale, was assessed and treat with one session of FM(®) A basic theory that explains the healing results of FM(®) is that mechanoreceptors, such as spindle cells and other receptors, are located in the deep fascia and activated when movement are performed...
July 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
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