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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810999/case-report-on-the-use-of-a-custom-myoelectric-elbow-wrist-hand-orthosis-for-the-remediation-of-upper-extremity-paresis-and-loss-of-function-in-chronic-stroke
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Stefanie Dunaway, D Brianna Dezsi, Jessica Perkins, Daniel Tran, Jonathan Naft
INTRODUCTION: This case study describes the application of a commercially available, custom myoelectric elbow-wrist-hand orthosis (MEWHO), on a veteran diagnosed with chronic stroke with residual left hemiparesis. The MEWHO provides powered active assistance for elbow flexion/extension and 3 jaw chuck grip. It is a noninvasive orthosis that is driven by the user's electromyographic signal. Experience with the MEWHO and associated outcomes are reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The participant completed 21 outpatient occupational therapy sessions that incorporated the use of a custom MEWHO without grasp capability into traditional occupational therapy interventions...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810281/-hyponatremia-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Heiner Mönig, Alexander Arlt
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality seen in hospitalized patients, with up to 30 % having a plasma sodium concentration below 135 mmol/l. It is now clear that the clinical problem extends beyond the neurological symptoms, which can be explained by intracerebral osmotic fluid shifts and brain edema. Instead, chronic hyponatremia is associated with impaired gait stability and an increased risk of bone fragility fractures. Moreover, hyponatremia has been demonstrated to be an indicator of poor prognosis in a variety of conditions...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806980/factors-influencing-outcomes-after-medial-hamstring-lengthening-with-semitendinosus-transfer-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy
#3
Ki Hyuk Sung, Jaebong Lee, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Byung Chae Cho, Seung Jun Moon, Jaeyoung Kim, Moon Seok Park
BACKGROUND: Although several studies have investigated the outcomes after distal hamstring lengthening (DHL), no study has undertaken an approach that included all or most of the important factors that could influence the results. This study was performed to evaluate the outcomes after DHL and analyze the factors that influence the improvement and serial change in knee motion after surgery in patients with cerebral palsy (CP), using a linear mixed model (LMM). METHODS: The study included 314 ambulatory CP patients (594 limbs) with spsastic diplegia who were followed up after undergoing DHL as part of a single-event multilevel surgery and who underwent preoperative and postoperative 3-dimensional (3D) gait analyses...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806590/how-multi-segmental-patterns-deviate-in-spastic-diplegia-from-typical-developed
#4
Matteo Zago, Chiarella Sforza, Alessia Bona, Veronica Cimolin, Pier Francesco Costici, Claudia Condoluci, Manuela Galli
BACKGROUND: The relationship between gait features and coordination in children with Cerebral Palsy is not sufficiently analyzed yet. Principal Component Analysis can help in understanding motion patterns decomposing movement into its fundamental components (Principal Movements). This study aims at quantitatively characterizing the functional connections between multi-joint gait patterns in Cerebral Palsy. METHODS: 65 children with spastic diplegia aged 10.6 (SD 3...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806237/botulinum-toxin-use-in-rehabilitation-clinics-a-survey-to-highlight-differences-and-similarities
#5
Rajiv Singh
Spasticity is a complex condition and its management is multifaceted, involving physical therapies as well as interventions with botulinum toxin. There is currently no standard for best practice and also wide variation in spasticity service set-ups and the background of clinicians involved in treatment. This could potentially cause large differences in practice. The aim of this survey was to attempt to identify some of the common elements of service delivery as well as highlight any significant variations in service models...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805760/-mapping-of-motor-points-in-the-flexor-muscles-of-the-arm-for-the-optimization-of-botulinum-toxin-injections-in-treatment-of-spasticity
#6
A P Kovalenko, V K Misikov, K A Sinelnikov, A N Karimov
AIM: To study the location and verification of motor points (MP) of the upper limbs for targeting botulinum toxin (BT) type A injections in the treatment of spasticity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty healthy people were examined. Using electromyography a complete study of the muscles of the upper limbs was conducted. RESULTS: Anatomical localization of MP was performed. The location of MP is identical and does not depend on sex, age and the dominant limb...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805237/adult-spasticity-international-registry-study-methodology-and-baseline-patient-health-care-provider-and-caregiver-characteristics
#7
Gerard E Francisco, Daniel S Bandari, Ganesh Bavikatte, Wolfgang H Jost, Aubrey Manack Adams, Joan Largent, Alberto Esquenazi
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to determine the utilization patterns and effectiveness of onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®) for treatment of spasticity in clinical practice. DESIGN: An international, multicentre, prospective, observational study at selected sites in North America, Europe, and Asia. PATIENTS: Adult patients with newly diagnosed or established focal spasticity, including those who had previously received treatment with onabotulinum-toxin A...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805078/occurrence-and-predictive-factors-of-heterotopic-ossification-in-severe-acquired-brain-injured-patients-during-rehabilitation-stay-cross-sectional-survey
#8
Stefano Bargellesi, Luisa Cavasin, Federico Scarponi, Antonio De Tanti, Donatella Bonaiuti, Michelangelo Bartolo, Paolo Boldrini, Anna Estraneo
OBJECTIVES: To report occurrence and identify patient's features and risk factors of heterotopic ossifications in patients with severe acquired brain injury in intensive rehabilitation centres. DESIGN: Multicentre cross-sectional survey. SETTING: A total of 48 severe acquired brain injury rehabilitation institutes. PARTICIPANTS: Traumatic and non-traumatic severe brain-injured patients ( N = 689) in rehabilitation centres on 28 May 2016...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804557/motor-neuron-degeneration-following-glycine-mediated-excitotoxicity-induces-spastic-paralysis-after-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rabbit
#9
Li Wang, Sen Li, Yuan Liu, Dong-Liang Feng, Long Jiang, Zai-Yun Long, Ya-Min Wu
Spinal cord ischemia and reperfusion (SCIR) injury is the major cause of a wide range of complications, including neural degeneration and devastating paraplegia. Decrease of inhibitory neurotransmitters and increase of excitory neurotransmitters are the major cause for the excitotoxicity of neurons. However, no study has reported the temporal loss of motor neuron in the ventral horn of spinal cord area following SCIR-induced spastic paralysis, not even the mechanism under it. In the present study, we found that the rabbits were mainly spastic paralyzed after spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804474/a-longitudinal-electromyography-study-of-complex-movements-in-poststroke-therapy-1-heterogeneous-changes-despite-consistent-improvements-in-clinical-assessments
#10
Negin Hesam-Shariati, Terry Trinh, Angelica G Thompson-Butel, Christine T Shiner, Penelope A McNulty
Poststroke weakness on the more-affected side may arise from reduced corticospinal drive, disuse muscle atrophy, spasticity, and abnormal coordination. This study investigated changes in muscle activation patterns to understand therapy-induced improvements in motor-function in chronic stroke compared to clinical assessments and to identify the effect of motor-function level on muscle activation changes. Electromyography (EMG) was recorded from five upper limb muscles on the more-affected side of 24 patients during early and late therapy sessions of an intensive 14-day program of Wii-based Movement Therapy (WMT) and for a subset of 13 patients at 6-month follow-up...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799099/metachromatic-leukodystrophy-mld-a-pakistani-family-with-novel-arsa-gene-mutation
#11
Muhammad Aiman Shahzad, Saba Khaliq, Ali Amar, Saqib Mahmood
A deficiency of the enzyme arylsulfatase A (ARSA) causes a progressive neurodegenerative lysosomal storage disease known as metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). Diagnosis is based on the onset of neurological symptoms, presence of gait abnormalities, spasticity, decreased muscle stretch reflexes and neuro-radiological evidence of demyelination. The purpose of the present study was to identify any mutation in the candidate ARSA gene in a family of late infantile MLD patients. The diagnosis of suspected MLD patients was confirmed by a MRI report and low ARSA enzymatic activity in leukocytes...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795657/body-system-effects-of-a-multi-modal-training-program-targeting-chronic-motor-complete-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury
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Katie Gant, Kathleen Nagle, Rachel Cowan, Edelle Field-Fote, Mark Nash, Jochen Kressler, Christine K Thomas, Mabelin Castellanos, Eva Widerstrom-Noga, Kimberly D Anderson
The safety and efficacy of pharmacologic and cellular transplantation strategies are currently being evaluated in people with spinal cord injury. In studies of people with chronic spinal cord injuries, it is thought that functional recovery will be best achieved when drug or cell therapies are combined with rehabilitation protocols. However, any functional recovery due to the therapy may be confounded by the conditioned state of the body and by training-induced effects on neuroplasticity. For this reason, we sought to investigate the effects of a multi-modal training program on several body systems...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795229/spatial-characteristics-of-jaw-movements-during-chewing-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-pilot-study
#13
Ignatius S B Nip, Erin M Wilson, Lucia Kearney
This study compared jaw motion between children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their typically-developing (TD) peers during chewing. The jaw movements of 11 children with spastic CP (GMFCS levels II-V) all of whom were exclusively oral feeders with no reported clinical issues with feeding [mean age = 7.49 (2.30) years; 7 males, 4 females] and 11 age- and sex-matched TD peers [mean age = 7.54 (2.35) years] were recorded using optical motion capture. Participants chewed five trials of three different consistencies, including puree, mechanical soft, and solid...
August 9, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794150/peripheral-neuropathy-in-complex-inherited-diseases-an-approach-to-diagnosis
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Alexander M Rossor, Aisling S Carr, Helen Devine, Hoskote Chandrashekar, Ana Lara Pelayo-Negro, Davide Pareyson, Michael E Shy, Steven S Scherer, Mary M Reilly
Peripheral neuropathy is a common finding in patients with complex inherited neurological diseases and may be subclinical or a major component of the phenotype. This review aims to provide a clinical approach to the diagnosis of this complex group of patients by addressing key questions including the predominant neurological syndrome associated with the neuropathy, for example, spasticity, the type of neuropathy and the other neurological and non-neurological features of the syndrome. Priority is given to the diagnosis of treatable conditions...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792585/centrally-mediated-late-motor-recovery-after-botulinum-toxin-injection-case-reports-and-a-review-of-current-evidence
#15
Manuel F Mas, Sheng Li, Gerard E Francisco
OBJECTIVE: Botulinum neurotoxin is commonly utilized in neurorehabilitation as a treatment for focal spasticity. Clinical experience has yielded observations of late motor recovery after intramuscular injection of botulinum neurotoxin, that are not readily explained by the classical mechanism of action of the neurotoxin in controlling spasticity. These findings have triggered speculation regarding a botulinum neurotoxin mediated effect at the central level after peripheral intervention...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777934/mutations-in-trappc12-manifest-in-progressive-childhood-encephalopathy-and-golgi-dysfunction
#16
Miroslav P Milev, Megan E Grout, Djenann Saint-Dic, Yong-Han Hank Cheng, Ian A Glass, Christopher J Hale, David S Hanna, Michael O Dorschner, Keshika Prematilake, Avraham Shaag, Orly Elpeleg, Michael Sacher, Dan Doherty, Simon Edvardson
Progressive childhood encephalopathy is an etiologically heterogeneous condition characterized by progressive central nervous system dysfunction in association with a broad range of morbidity and mortality. The causes of encephalopathy can be either non-genetic or genetic. Identifying the genetic causes and dissecting the underlying mechanisms are critical to understanding brain development and improving treatments. Here, we report that variants in TRAPPC12 result in progressive childhood encephalopathy. Three individuals from two unrelated families have either a homozygous deleterious variant (c...
August 3, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776460/upper-limb-function-kinematic-analysis-and-dystonia-assessment-in-children-with-spastic-diplegic-cerebral-palsy-and-periventricular-leukomalacia
#17
Roser Pons, Athanasios Vanezis, Helen Skouteli, Antigoni Papavasiliou, Magda Tziomaki, Dimitris Syrengelas, Nikolaos Darras
Assessment of upper limb function, kinematic analysis, and dystonia in patients with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and periventricular leukomalacia. Seven children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and 8 controls underwent upper limb kinematics. Movement duration, average and maximum linear velocity, index of curvature, index of dystonia, and target accuracy and stability were analyzed. In the patients with spastic diplegia, Gross Motor Function and Manual Ability Classification Systems were determined, and spasticity and dystonia were rated using the Modified Ashworth and the Burke-Fahn-Marsden Dystonia scales respectively...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776279/asparagine-synthetase-deficiency-report-of-a-novel-mutation-and-review-of-literature
#18
Neerja Gupta, Vishal Vishnu Tewari, Manoj Kumar, Nitika Langeh, Aditi Gupta, Pallavi Mishra, Punit Kaur, Vedam Ramprasad, Sakthivel Murugan, Reema Kumar, Manisha Jana, Madhulika Kabra
Asparagine synthetase deficiency is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by a defect in ASNS, a gene encoding asparagine synthetase. It manifests with a severe neurological phenotype manifesting as severe developmental delay, congenital microcephaly, spasticity and refractory seizures. To date, nineteen patients from twelve unrelated families have been identified. Majority of the mutations are missense and nonsense mutations in homozygous or compound heterozygous state. We add another case from India which harbored a novel homozygous missense variation in exon 11 and compare the current case with previously reported cases...
August 3, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774242/adductor-tenotomy-combined-with-palmar-capsulodesis-for-spastic-thumb-in-palm-deformity-in-cerebral-palsy-description-of-a-surgical-technique-and-clinical-results
#19
García Luis-Alejandro, Gómez Bárbara
BACKGROUND: Spastic thumb deformity in cerebral palsy significantly impedes hand function. Flexion-adduction forces across the first ray is the result from imbalance between intrinsic and extrinsic muscles. Multiples surgeries have been devised for the treatment of this condition such as contracture release and by tendon transfers for balancing the muscles forces. We report the results of a less demanding surgical technique, intended to avoid hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joint previously described in other series...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771137/the-duffy-null-genotype-is-associated-with-a-lower-level-of-ccl2-leukocytes-and-neutrophil-count-but-not-with-the-clinical-outcome-of-htlv-1-infection
#20
Maria Clara Fernandes da Silva-Malta, Camila Campos Sales, Jacqueline Cronemberger Guimarães, Poliane de Cássia Gonçalves, Daniel Gonçalves Chaves, Hadassa Campos Santos, Alexandre da Costa Pereira, João Gabriel Ribas, Anna Bárbara de Freitas Carneiro-Proietti, Marina Lobato Martins
PURPOSE: Chemokines are important in the immune response against viral infections, and may play a role in human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) pathogenesis. Polymorphisms in the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokines (DARC), such as rs12075 (A>G; FY*B>FY*A) and rs281477 (-46T>C; GATA-1 box) may influence circulating concentrations of proinflammatory chemokines. We investigate whether Duffy genotypes influence the HTLV-1 proviral load (PVL) level, HTLV-1 infection outcome and chemokine concentrations in HTLV-1 asymptomatic carriers (AC=162), HAM/TSP patients (HAM=135) and seronegative individuals (SN=71)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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