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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221967/improving-cognitive-function-in-patients-with-stroke-can-computerized-training-be-the-future
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Rosaria De Luca, Simona Leonardi, Letteria Spadaro, Margherita Russo, Bianca Aragona, Michele Torrisi, Maria Grazia Maggio, Alessia Bramanti, Antonino Naro, Maria Cristina De Cola, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment after stroke is common and can cause disability with a high impact on quality of life and independence. Cognitive rehabilitation is a therapeutic approach designed to improve cognitive functioning after central nervous system's injuries. Computerized cognitive rehabilitation (CCR) uses multimedia and informatics resources to optimize cognitive compromised performances. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of pc cognitive training with Erica software in patients with stroke...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220207/mr-imaging-of-muscle-trauma-anatomy-biomechanics-pathophysiology-and-imaging-appearance
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Dyan V Flores, Catalina Mejía Gómez, Mauricio Estrada-Castrillón, Edward Smitaman, Mini N Pathria
Muscle is an important component of the muscle-tendon-bone unit, driving skeletal motion through contractions that alter the length of the muscle. The muscle and myotendinous junction (MTJ) are most commonly injured in the young adult, as a result of indirect mechanisms such as overuse or stretching, direct impact (penetrating or nonpenetrating), or dysfunction of the supporting connective tissues. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is widely used for assessment of muscle injuries. This review illustrates the MR imaging appearance of a broad spectrum of acute, subacute, and chronic traumatic lesions of muscle, highlighting the pathophysiology, biomechanics, and anatomic considerations underlying these lesions...
December 8, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220069/traumatic-brain-injury-profile-of-an-elderly-population-in-puerto-rico
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Jose A Fernández-Abinader, Karolyn González-Colón, Caleb E Feliciano, Ana María Mosquera-Soler
OBJECTIVE: Describe the types of traumatic brain injury secondary to falls sustained by the members of an elderly population who received services at the Puerto Rico Medical Center and the demographic profile of that population. METHODS: A group of 332 adults (60 years and over) assessed for traumatic brain injury secondary to falls suffered in 2013 were included in the analysis. The cases were retrieved from the computerized database of the Neurosurgery Section...
December 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219885/displaced-clavicle-fractures-in-cyclists-return-to-athletic-activity-after-anteroinferior-plate-fixation
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Ven Denise J C van der, Tim K Timmers, Ivo A M J Broeders, Olden G D J van
BACKGROUND: One of the most commonly observed injuries in cycling is fracture of the clavicle. Nevertheless, there is limited literature available on clinical outcomes after plate fixation of clavicle fractures in cyclists, rehabilitation protocols, and the time to return to sports. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome, complications, and return to athletic activity at short-term follow-up after surgical repair. STUDY DESIGN: Case series...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216768/a-mysterious-case-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-a-9-year-old-girl
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Angela Burian, Othmar Schuhfried, Richard Crevenna
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical manifestation and the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type II in childhood. METHODS: Using information on the symptoms, diagnosis, rehabilitation and outcome of a young patient with complex regional pain syndrome type II. RESULTS: A 9-year -old girl had severe pain in the region of the left foot, signs of a common fibular nerve entrapment, hyperalgesia not limited to the distribution of the injured nerve, weakness and temperature asymmetry unknown origin...
December 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214905/the-jungle-book-of-neuropsychology-disentangling-the-influence-of-feral-childhood-from-adult-brain-injury-in-order-to-provide-effective-rehabilitation
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C J McIntosh, A I W James
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This article considers the complexities of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation in brain injury when the client is illiterate, is from a foreign culture with English as a second language, and reports highly atypical childhood feral experiences prior to injury. METHOD: MC was a 63-year-old woman referred for neuropsychological rehabilitation with a diagnosis of suspected St Louis encephalitis and global cognitive impairment. In formulating her clinical presentation, consideration was given to a reported history of feral childhood living with monkeys in the Colombian jungle and subsequent physical and emotional abuse...
December 7, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214853/psychometric-properties-of-the-satisfaction-with-life-scale-in-people-with-traumatic-brain-spinal-cord-or-burn-injury-a-national-institute-on-disability-independent-living-and-rehabilitation-research-model-system-study
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Dagmar Amtmann, Fraser D Bocell, Alyssa Bamer, Allen W Heinemann, Jeanne M Hoffman, Shannon B Juengst, Marta Rosenberg, Jeffery C Schneider, Shelley Wiechman, Kara McMullen
This study evaluated the measurement properties of the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) in a sample of 17,897 people with spinal cord injury (48%, n = 8,566), traumatic brain injury (44%, n = 7,941), and burn injury (8%, n = 1,390), 1 year following injury. We examined measurement invariance across the groups, unidimensionality, local independence, reliability from a classical test and item response theory (IRT) framework, and fit to a unidimensional IRT model. The results support unidimensionality and local independence of the SWLS...
February 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214702/skin-injuries-and-joint-contractures-of-the-upper-extremities-in-rett-syndrome
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D Hirano, T Taniguchi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and type of skin injuries and joint contractures of the upper extremities in individuals with Rett syndrome. METHODS: In 2016, a questionnaire regarding skin injuries and joint contractures was sent to 1016 directors of schools for special needs education and 204 directors of departments of rehabilitation [consisting of 130 facilities for persons with severe motor and intellectual disabilities (SMID), 73 wards for patients with SMID, and the National Hospital Organisation and National Centre Hospital, National Centre of Neurology and Psychiatry] in Japan...
January 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214386/improvement-rate-of-patients-with-severe-brain-injury-during-post-acute-intensive-rehabilitation
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Rita Formisano, Marianna Contrada, Marta Aloisi, Maria Gabriella Buzzi, Paola Cicinelli, Cecilia Della Vedova, Letizia Laurenza, Maria Matteis, Francesca Spanedda, Vincenzo Vinicola, Marco Iosa
Patients with severe acquired brain injury (SABI) may evolve towards different outcomes. The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical evolution of a large population of patients with SABI admitted to post-acute rehabilitation from 2001 to 2016, diagnosed with severe brain injury (GCS ≤ 8) in the acute phase and a coma duration of at least 24 h. The possible changes between the admission time to a post-acute rehabilitation hospital and the discharge time were measured by means of Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), Level of Cognitive Functioning (LCF), and Disability Rating Scale (DRS)...
December 6, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212411/geriatric-traumatic-brain-injury-epidemiology-outcomes-knowledge-gaps-and-future-directions
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Raquel C Gardner, Kristen Dams-O'Connor, Molly Rose Morrissey, Geoffrey Manley
This review of the literature on traumatic brain injury (TBI) in older adults focuses on incident TBI sustained in older adulthood ("geriatric TBI") rather than on the separate, but related, topic of older adults with a history of earlier-life TBI. We describe the epidemiology of geriatric TBI, the impact of comorbidities and pre-injury function on TBI risk and outcomes, diagnostic testing, management issues, outcomes, and critical directions for future research. The highest incidence of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occur in older adults...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211502/physical-activity-perceptions-of-people-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-living-in-the-community
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Penelope Analytis, Adam McKay, Megan Hamilton, Gavin Williams, Narelle Warren, Jennie Ponsford
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Increasing physical activity (PA) among people with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents an important long-term rehabilitation goal. To design effective interventions to promote PA, the factors associated with PA engagement post-TBI need to be understood. RESEARCH DESIGN: A qualitative study design was employed to investigate the factors influencing PA engagement in people with severe TBI living in the community. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Face-to-face interviews were conducted with eight people with severe TBI three to five years post-injury...
December 6, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210462/vocational-rehabilitation-for-enhancing-return-to-work-in-workers-with-traumatic-upper-limb-injuries
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Wen-Hsuan Hou, Ching-Chi Chi, Heng-Lien Lo, Yun-Yun Chou, Ken N Kuo, Hung-Yi Chuang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic upper limb injury is a leading cause of work-related disability. After return-to-work (RTW), many survivors of injuries are able to regain a quality of life (QoL) comparable with the normal population. Since RTW plays an important role in economic productivity and regaining health-related QoL, enhancing RTW in workers with traumatic limb injuries is the primary goal of rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation has been commonly employed in the field of occupational safety and health to increase the number of injured people returning to the labour market, prevent illness, increase well-being, and reduce disability...
December 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209517/clinical-course-and-recommendations-for-patients-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-and-subsequent-reconstruction-a-narrative-review
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Alli Gokeler, Bart Dingenen, Caroline Mouton, Romain Seil
Almost all athletes who have suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury expect a full return to sports at the same pre-injury level after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). Detailed patient information on the reasonable outcomes of the surgery may be essential to improve patient satisfaction.Pre-operative rehabilitation before ACLR should be considered as an addition to the standard of care to maximise functional outcomes after ACLR.We propose an optimised criterion-based rehabilitation programme within a biopsychosocial framework...
October 2017: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209417/do-athletes-alter-their-running-mechanics-after-an-achilles-tendon-rupture
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Daniel Jandacka, Julia Freedman Silvernail, Jaroslav Uchytil, David Zahradnik, Roman Farana, Joseph Hamill
Background: Over the past thirty years, there has been dramatic increase in incidence of Achilles tendon rupture in the athletic population. The purpose of this study was to compare the lower extremity mechanics of Achilles tendon ruptured runners with healthy controls. Methods: The participants with a past history of an Achilles tendon repair (n = 11) and healthy control (n = 11) subgroups were matched on sex, age, type of regular physical activity, mass, height, footfall pattern and lateral dominancy...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209163/voluntary-ambulation-by-upper-limb-triggered-hal%C3%A2-in-patients-with-complete-quadri-paraplegia-due-to-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Yukiyo Shimizu, Hideki Kadone, Shigeki Kubota, Kenji Suzuki, Tetsuya Abe, Tomoyuki Ueno, Yuichiro Soma, Yoshiyuki Sankai, Yasushi Hada, Masashi Yamazaki
Patients with complete paraplegia after spinal cord injury (SCI) are unable to stand or walk on their own. Standing exercise decreases the risk of decubitus ulcers, osteoporosis, and joint deformities in patients with SCI. Conventional gait training for complete paraplegia requires excessive upper limb usage for weight bearing and is difficult in cases of complete quadriplegia. The purpose of this study was to describe voluntary ambulation triggered by upper limb activity using the Hybrid Assistive Limb® (HAL) in patients with complete quadri/paraplegia after chronic SCI...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208017/a-multisession-evaluation-of-an-adaptive-competitive-arm-rehabilitation-game
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Maja Goršič, Imre Cikajlo, Nika Goljar, Domen Novak
BACKGROUND: People with neurological injuries such as stroke should exercise frequently and intensely to regain their motor abilities, but are generally hindered by lack of motivation. One way to increase motivation in rehabilitation is through competitive exercises, but such exercises have only been tested in single brief sessions and usually did not adapt difficulty to the patient's abilities. METHODS: We designed a competitive arm rehabilitation game for two players that dynamically adapts its difficulty to both players' abilities...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207887/burn-care-and-rehabilitation-in-australia-health-professionals-perspectives
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Rachel Kornhaber, Greg Rickard, Loyola McLean, Rick Wiechula, Violeta Lopez, Michelle Cleary
OBJECTIVE: To understand health professionals' perspectives of burn care and rehabilitation. DESIGN: Qualitative and semi-structured interviews. SETTING: Australian burn and rehabilitation units. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-two clinicians working in burns units across disciplines and healthcare settings. RESULTS: The data portrayed the health professionals' perspectives of burn care and rehabilitation in Australia...
December 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206059/efficacy-of-an-intervention-programme-for-rehabilitation-of-awareness-of-deficit-after-acquired-brain-injury-a-pilot-study
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Dolores Villalobos, Álvaro Bilbao, Alfonso Espejo, Javier García-Pacios
BACKGROUND: Impaired Awareness of Deficit (AD) is a frequent symptom after suffering acquired brain injury (ABI) that severely influences patients' daily lives. PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Pilot study to assess the effectiveness of a structured intervention programme which was developed from a biopsychosocial approach, and relied on common therapeutic strategies of proven effectiveness. METHODS: We assessed the effectiveness of our intervention on a sample of 60 patients with ABI, 30 of whom received the specific AD intervention programme, while the other 30 followed an equivalent rehabilitation approach where they received no specific intervention on AD...
December 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204453/physical-and-functional-differences-in-youth-baseball-players-with-and-without-throwing-related-pain
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Elliot M Greenberg, J Todd R Lawrence, Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, Kshamata Shah, Casey McKenna, Marcus L Rowan, JongMyung Kim, Phillip McClure
Background: Identifying risk factors that contribute to shoulder and elbow pain within youth baseball players is important for improving injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies. Hypothesis: Differences will exist between youth baseball players with and without a history of upper extremity pain on measures related to growth, shoulder performance, and baseball exposure. Study Design: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. Methods: A total of 84 youth baseball players were divided into 2 groups based on self-reported history of throwing-related arm pain...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203753/-definition-and-treatment-of-stroke-over-the-centuries
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Anna Starostka-Tatar, Beata Łabuz-Roszak, Michał Skrzypek, Mariusz Gąsior, Marek Gierlotka
Stroke was already diagnosed in the ancient times. For hundreds of years the treatment of this disease has changed radically. According to the current WHO definition, stroke is a clinical syndrome caused by focal or generalized brain injury that lasts more than 24 hours or leads to death and has no other cause than vascular. Stroke constitutes a big social and economic problem, as it can lead to death or disability. In the highly developed countries stroke is the third most common cause of adult deaths, the second leading cause of dementia, and the most common cause of disability...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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