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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044770/effects-of-forced-passive-and-voluntary-exercise-on-spinal-motoneurons-changes-after-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Ariadna Arbat-Plana, Xavier Navarro, Esther Udina
After peripheral nerve injury, there are important changes at the spinal level that can lead to disorganization of the central circuitry and thus, compromise functional recovery even if axons are able to successfully regenerate and reinnervate their target organs. Physical rehabilitation is a promising strategy to modulate these plastic changes and thus, to improve functional recovery after damage of the nervous system. Forced exercise in a treadmill is able to partially reverse the synaptic stripping and the loss of perineuronal nets that motoneurons suffer after peripheral nerve injury in animal models...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024824/body-mass-index-and-fitness-in-high-functioning-children-and-adolescents-with-cerebral-palsy-what-happened-over-a-decade
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Maremka Zwinkels, Tim Takken, Thijs Ruyten, Anne Visser-Meily, Olaf Verschuren
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, improving fitness has become an important goal in rehabilitation medicine in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). AIMS: To compare body mass index (BMI), performance-related fitness, and cardiorespiratory fitness of children with CP measured in 2014 with a comparable sample from 2004. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: In total, 25 high-functioning children with CP (i.e., GMFCS I-II) measured in 2004 (13 boys; mean age 13...
October 9, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022737/implementation-of-an-integrative-medicine-treatment-program-at-a-veterans-health-administration-residential-mental-health-facility
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Melinda A Gaddy
A 4-week interdisciplinary integrative medicine program was recently added to the core treatment offerings for veterans participating in the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The new integrative medicine program teaches veterans about using meditative practices, nutrition, creative expression, tai chi, hatha yoga, sensory and breathing techniques, and lifestyle changes to enhance well-being. The groups are run by professionals from a variety of disciplines including recreation therapy, art therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and nutrition...
October 12, 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994627/mybrain-a-novel-eeg-embedded-system-for-epilepsy-monitoring
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Francisco Pinho, João Cerqueira, José Correia, Nuno Sousa, Nuno Dias
The World Health Organisation has pointed that a successful health care delivery, requires effective medical devices as tools for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Several studies have concluded that longer monitoring periods and outpatient settings might increase diagnosis accuracy and success rate of treatment selection. The long-term monitoring of epileptic patients through electroencephalography (EEG) has been considered a powerful tool to improve the diagnosis, disease classification, and treatment of patients with such condition...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974941/multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-is-efficacious-and-induces-neural-plasticity-in-multiple-sclerosis-even-when-complicated-by-progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy
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Elisabetta Groppo, Francesca Baglio, Davide Cattaneo, Eleonora Tavazzi, Niels Bergsland, Sonia Di Tella, Riccardo Parelli, Ilaria Carpinella, Cristina Grosso, Ruggero Capra, Marco Rovaris
A 48-year-old woman with multiple sclerosis (MS), treated with natalizumab for more than one year without clinical and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signs of disease activity, was diagnosed with definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). She presented with subacute motor deficit of the right upper limb (UL), followed by involvement of the homolateral leg and urinary urgency. The patient was treated with steroids and plasma exchange. On follow-up MRI scans, the PML lesion remained stable and no MS rebounds were observed, but the patient complained of a progressive worsening of the right UL motor impairment, becoming dependent in most activities of daily living...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969949/variability-and-comprehensiveness-of-north-american-online-available-physical-therapy-protocols-following-hip-arthroscopy-for-femoroacetabular-impingement-and-labral-repair
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Gregory L Cvetanovich, Vincent Lizzio, Fabien Meta, Derek Chan, Ira Zaltz, Shane J Nho, Eric C Makhni
PURPOSE: To assess comprehensiveness and variability of postoperative physical therapy protocols published online following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and/or labral repair. METHODS: Surgeons were identified by the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy "Find a Surgeon" feature in North America (http://www.isha.net/members/, search August 10, 2016). Exclusion criteria included nonsurgeons and protocols for conditions other than hip arthroscopy for FAI and/or labral tear...
September 29, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952868/comparison-of-thigh-muscle-strain-occurrence-and-injury-patterns-between-male-and-female-high-school-soccer-athletes
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Kevin M Cross, Kelly K Gurka, Susan Saliba, Mark Conaway, Jay Hertel
CONTEXT: Thigh muscles strains are among the most common injuries in high school soccer for both males and females. Similar results have been reported among collegiate soccer players, specifically for hamstring strains. In collegiate soccer, males have a higher injury rate than women although they share common injury characteristics. Currently, no studies exist comparing the injury rate or injury characteristics of thigh muscle strains between sexes playing high school soccer. OBJECTIVE: To compare thigh muscle strain injury rates and injury event characteristics among sexes participating in high school soccer...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946599/validation-of-smartphone-step-count-algorithm-used-in-starfish-smartphone-application
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Aleksandra Dybus, Lorna Paul, Sally Wyke, Stephen Brewster, Jason M R Gill, Andrew Ramsay, Evan Campbell
BACKGROUND: Smartphone sensors are underutilised in rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: To validate the step count algorithm used in the STARFISH smartphone application. METHODS: Twenty-two healthy adults (8 male, 14 female) walked on a treadmill for 5 minutes at 0.44, 0.67, 0.90 and 1.33 m⋅s-1. Each wore an activPALTM and four Samsung Galaxy S3TM smartphones, with the STARFISH application running, in: 1) a belt carrycase, 2) a trouser or skirt pocket), 3a) a handbag on shoulder for females or 3b) shirt pocket for males and 4) an upper arm strap...
September 15, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943040/treatment-of-musculo-skeletal-pain-in-haemophilia
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REVIEW
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
Musculo-skeletal pain treatment is inadequate in many haemophilic patients. Analgesics are used only by 36% of adult patients. FVIII/FIX intravenous infusion is mainly used to lessen pain, followed in frequency by usage of NSAIDS (primarily COX-2 inhibitors). In about 30% of patients, pain continues after infusion of F VIII/IX. In acute haemarthroses pain treatment must continue until total disappearance (checked by ultrasonography) and include haematologic treatment, short-term rest of the involved joint, cryotherapy, joint aspiration and analgesic medication (paracetamol in mild pain, metamizole for more intense pain, and in a few precise patients, soft opioids such as codeine or tramadol)...
September 19, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936419/motivation-peer-training-bridging-the-gap-for-people-with-mobility-disabilities
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Lucy K Norris
BACKGROUND: Only 2% of people with disabilities in developing countries have access to basic services and rehabilitation. OBJECTIVES: To bridge this gap, Motivation has been running Peer Training activities since 1993 and has identified that there is a growing need for Peer Training. The overall aim of Peer Training is for wheelchair users (Peer Trainers) to provide others (with similar disabilities) with the relevant knowledge on health issues, rights and skills to achieve a basic level of independence and greater quality of life...
2017: Afr J Disabil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920499/tactile-radar-experimenting-a-computer-game-with-visually-disabled
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Virgínia Kastrup, Alvaro Cassinelli, Paulo Quérette, Niklas Bergstrom, Eliana Sampaio
BACKGROUND: Visually disabled people increasingly use computers in everyday life, thanks to novel assistive technologies better tailored to their cognitive functioning. Like sighted people, many are interested in computer games - videogames and audio-games. Tactile-games are beginning to emerge. The Tactile Radar is a device through which a visually disabled person is able to detect distal obstacles. In this study, it is connected to a computer running a tactile-game. The game consists in finding and collecting randomly arranged coins in a virtual room...
September 18, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918787/-running-and-causes-of-running-related-injuries
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Camilla Kjær Cullum, Peter Hung Thanh Tran, Simon Døssing
Running is one of the most popular sports among the adult Danish population. Overuse injuries of the knee, such as runners knee, jumpers knee, patello-femoral pain syndrome and patello-femoral pre-arthrosis, are common and cause reduction of the health beneficial physical activity. Treatment should primarily focus on adjustment of training habits and physiotherapeutic guided rehabilitation. Other treatment options include changing landing pattern during running, corticosteroid injections, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and ultimately surgery...
September 18, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910123/consumer-factors-predicting-level-of-treatment-response-to-illness-management-and-recovery
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Dominique A White, Alan B McGuire, Lauren Luther, Adrienne I Anderson, Peter Phalen, John H McGrew
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify consumer-level predictors of level of treatment response to illness management and recovery (IMR) to target the appropriate consumers and aid psychiatric rehabilitation settings in developing intervention adaptations. METHOD: Secondary analyses from a multisite study of IMR were conducted. Self-report data from consumer participants of the parent study (n = 236) were analyzed for the current study. Consumers completed prepost surveys assessing illness management, coping, goal-related hope, social support, medication adherence, and working alliance...
September 14, 2017: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900573/the-effects-of-a-multimodal-rehabilitation-program-on-pain-kinesiophobia-and-function-in-a-runner-with-patellofemoral-pain
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Samuele Passigli, Pietro Capacci, Emanuele Volpi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multimodal interventions possess the strongest evidence in the long-term management of patellofemoral pain, but despite receiving evidence-based treatments that are initially effective many patients report recurrent or persistent symptoms for years after the initial diagnosis. Untreated psychological factors could be a possible explanation for persistent symptoms and poor treatment outcome. The purpose of this case report was to describe and evaluate the effects of a multimodal rehabilitation program that included pain education, a graded program of lower limb strengthening, and running retraining on pain, kinesiophobia, and function in a runner with patellofemoral pain...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895578/challenges-in-comprehensive-management-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-india-and-in-the-asian-spinal-cord-network-region-findings-of-a-survey-of-experts-patients-and-consumers
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H S Chhabra, S Sharma, M Arora
STUDY DESIGN: Online survey. OBJECTIVES: To understand the prevailing scenario of the comprehensive management of spinal cord injuries (SCI) in India and in the Asian Spinal Cord Network (ASCoN) region, especially with a view to document the challenges faced and its impact. SETTING: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre. METHODS: A questionnaire was designed which covered various aspects of SCI management. Patients, consumers (spinal injured patients discharged since at least 1 year) and experts in SCI management from different parts of India and the ASCoN region were approached to complete the survey...
September 12, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884367/pelvic-floor-muscle-activity-during-impact-activities-in-continent-and-incontinent-women-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Helene Moser, Monika Leitner, Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Lorenz Radlinger
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Investigating the activity of the pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) in women during impact activities such as jumping, running or coughing may elucidate different aspects of PFM activation and therefore clarify the pathophysiology of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). A systematic review (PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016035624) was conducted to summarize current evidence on PFM activity during impact activities in both continent and incontinent women. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, and SPORTDiscus databases were systematically searched for studies published up to December 2016...
September 7, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881456/improvement-in-sexual-function-after-ovarian-cancer-effects-of-sexual-therapy-and-rehabilitation-after-treatment-for-ovarian-cancer
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Sharon L Bober, Christopher J Recklitis, Alexis L Michaud, Alexi A Wright
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction is a distressing long-term effect after gynecological cancer and affects the majority of survivors for years after the completion of therapy. Despite its prevalence, treatment-related sexual dysfunction is underrecognized and undertreated for survivors. Thus, the aim of this study was to develop and test a brief psychoeducational intervention for managing sexual dysfunction for women who have undergone treatment for ovarian cancer (OC). METHODS: Forty-six OC survivors with documented, treatment-related sexual dysfunction received a single half-day group intervention that included sexual health education and rehabilitation training, relaxation and cognitive behavioral therapy skills to address sexual symptoms, and a single tailored booster telephone call 4 weeks after the group...
September 7, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879007/investigating-the-impact-of-feedback-update-interval-on-the-efficacy-of-restorative-brain-computer-interfaces
#18
Sam Darvishi, Michael C Ridding, Brenton Hordacre, Derek Abbott, Mathias Baumert
Restorative brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) have been proposed to enhance stroke rehabilitation. Restorative BCIs are able to close the sensorimotor loop by rewarding motor imagery (MI) with sensory feedback. Despite the promising results from early studies, reaching clinically significant outcomes in a timely fashion is yet to be achieved. This lack of efficacy may be due to suboptimal feedback provision. To the best of our knowledge, the optimal feedback update interval (FUI) during MI remains unexplored...
August 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878534/endoscopic-management-of-posterior-ankle-impingement-syndrome-a-case-report
#19
Jayant Kumar, Maninder S Singh, Suparna Tandon
Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) is a clinical condition characterized by pain in the posterior aspect of ankle on performing activities requiring extreme plantar flexion. The impinging lesion could be bony and/or soft tissue. The operative treatment aims at removing the impinging lesion either by open or endoscopic surgery. The later has been shown to have benefits of early return to sports, better cosmesis, less wound complications. We report a case of a 19 year old footballer with PAIS secondary to Os Trigonum...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853296/art-participation-for-psychosocial-wellbeing-during-stroke-rehabilitation-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
#20
Jacqui H Morris, Chris Kelly, Sara Joice, Thilo Kroll, Gillian Mead, Peter Donnan, Madalina Toma, Brian Williams
PURPOSE: To examine the feasibility of undertaking a pragmatic single-blind randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a visual arts participation programme to evaluate effects on survivor wellbeing within stroke rehabilitation. METHODS: Stroke survivors receiving in-patient rehabilitation were randomised to receive eight art participation sessions (n = 41) or usual care (n = 40). Recruitment, retention, preference for art participation and change in selected outcomes were evaluated at end of intervention outcome assessment and three-month follow-up...
August 30, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
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