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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087827/neuropsychological-outcome-following-frontal-lobectomy-for-pharmacoresistant-epilepsy-in-adults
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Robyn M Busch, Darlene P Floden, Lisa Ferguson, Shamseldeen Mahmoud, Audrina Mullane, Stephen Jones, Lara Jehi, William Bingaman, Imad M Najm
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective cohort study characterized cognitive and motor outcomes in a large sample of adults who underwent frontal lobe resections for treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsy. METHODS: Ninety patients who underwent unilateral frontal lobe resection for epilepsy (42 language-dominant hemisphere/48 nondominant hemisphere) between 1989 and 2014 completed comprehensive preoperative and postoperative neuropsychological evaluations that included measures of verbal and nonverbal intellectual functioning, attention/working memory, processing speed, language, executive functioning, verbal and visual memory, and motor functioning...
January 13, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071977/effect-of-touch-screen-tablet-use-on-fine-motor-development-of-young-children
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Ling-Yi Lin, Rong-Ju Cherng, Yung-Jung Chen
AIM: To investigate the effects of touch-screen tablet use on the fine motor development of preschool children without developmental delay. METHODS: 40 children who used a touch-screen tablet more 60 minutes per week for at least 1 month received a 24-week home fine motor activity program using a touch-screen-tablet. 40 children matched for age (mean = 61.0 months) and sex who did not meet the criteria for previous tablet use received a 24-week program consisting of manual play activities...
January 10, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032336/systematic-review-of-mirror-therapy-compared-with-conventional-rehabilitation-in-upper-extremity-function-in-stroke-survivors
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David Pérez-Cruzado, Jose Antonio Merchán-Baeza, Manuel González-Sánchez, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas
BACKGROUND/AIM: Stroke is a leading cause of disability in developed countries. One of the most widespread techniques in clinical practice is mirror therapy (MT). To determine the effectiveness of MT over other methods of intervention in the recovery of upper limb function in people who have had a stroke. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted. The search string was established based on the last systematic review about MT that dated from 2009: "upper extremity" OR "upper limb "AND "mirror therapy" AND stroke...
December 29, 2016: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981610/assessment-of-behavior-and-space-use-before-and-after-forelimb-amputation-in-a-zoo-housed-chimpanzee-pan-troglodytes
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Mabel Y L Ang, Marisa A Shender, Stephen R Ross
Primates possess great manual dexterity, and their limbs are integral to many aspects of normal functioning (e.g., climbing, feeding). As such, the loss of a limb carries the risk of significant disability and potentially harmful impairment of species-typical functioning. Limb loss is known to occur in some wild primate populations due to entanglement in hunting snares, but can also occur in captive settings due to injury that necessitates therapeutic amputation. In this study, we conducted a detailed evaluation of the behavior, travel, and space use expressed by a female zoo-housed chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) before and following surgical amputation of her right forelimb...
December 15, 2016: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956820/in-vivo-measurements-of-humeral-movement-during-posterior-glenohumeral-mobilizations
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Nancy R Talbott And, Dexter W Witt
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to quantify in vivo posterior translational movements occurring in the glenohumeral joint during posterior mobilizations and to determine the intratester reliability of those posterior translational movements. METHODS: Twenty-eight individuals (17 females, 11 males) participated in this study. One physical therapist utilized a Kaltenborn approach to apply three grades of posterior humeral mobilization. A hand held dynamometer was used to quantify the force used during each grade of mobilization...
December 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933492/comparative-analysis-of-speech-impairment-and-upper-limb-motor-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Jan Rusz, Tereza Tykalová, Radim Krupička, Kateřina Zárubová, Michal Novotný, Robert Jech, Zoltán Szabó, Evžen Růžička
It is currently unknown whether speech and limb motor effectors in Parkinson's disease (PD) are controlled by similar underlying brain processes. Based on computerized objective analysis, the aim of this study was to evaluate potential correlation between speech and mechanical tests of upper limb motor function. Speech and upper limb motor tests were performed in 22 PD patients and 22 healthy controls. Quantitative acoustic analyses of eight key speech dimensions of hypokinetic dysarthria, including quality of voice, sequential motion rates, consonant articulation, vowel articulation, average loudness, loudness variability, pitch variability, and number of pauses, were performed...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917570/handwriting-difficulties-of-children-with-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-type-1a
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Daniel Kunovsky, Reinie Cordier, Paula Bray, Joshua Burns
Hand weakness and impaired manual dexterity have been reported in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A). This early onset of upper limb involvement might explain frequent clinical referrals for assessment and treatment of impaired handwriting performance. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of CMT1A on handwriting speed and legibility, and identify demographic, anthropometric and physical measures that might relate to handwriting performance. Handwriting speed (Handwriting Speed Test), handwriting legibility (Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting-Cursive) and hand strength (hand-held dynamometry of tip pinch, lateral pinch and grip) were assessed in 30 children with CMT1A (aged 8-17 years) and 30 age- and sex-matched controls...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903951/a-management-algorithm-for-retained-rectal-foreign-bodies
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Shamir O Cawich, Dexter A Thomas, Fawwaz Mohammed, Nahmorah J Bobb, Dorothy Williams, Vijay Naraynsingh
Few authors have proposed therapeutic protocols to manage retained rectal foreign bodies (RFBs). All patients with retained RFBs in hospitals across Trinidad and Tobago over 5 years were identified. Hospital records were retrieved and manually reviewed to extract the following data: demographics, history, foreign body retrieved, clinical signs at presentation, management strategy, duration of hospitalization, and morbidity and mortality. There were 10 patients with RFBs over the study period. The annual incidence of this phenomenon was 0...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861302/steerable-robot-assisted-micromanipulation-in-the-middle-ear-preliminary-feasibility-evaluation
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Rashid Yasin, Brendan P O'Connell, Haoran Yu, Jacob B Hunter, George B Wanna, Alejandro Rivas, Nabil Simaan
HYPOTHESIS: The use of a robotic manipulator with a dexterously orientable gripper will expand the ability of middle ear surgeons to perform precise tasks and access otherwise challenging anatomic regions. BACKGROUND: Middle ear surgery presents unique challenges because of the constrained operative space and limited access to certain anatomic regions. METHODS: A custom-designed robot with a sideways-reaching gripper was used to evaluate feasibility of manipulation tasks in different middle-ear anatomical zones...
November 17, 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811155/olfaction-is-related-to-motor-function-in-older-adults
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Qu Tian, Susan M Resnick, Stephanie A Studenski
BACKGROUND: Among older adults, both olfaction and motor function predict future cognitive decline and dementia, suggesting potential shared causal pathways. However, it is not known whether olfactory and motor function are independently related in late life. METHODS: We assessed cross-sectional associations of olfaction with motor and cognitive function, using concurrent data on olfactory function, mobility, balance, fine motor function, manual dexterity, and cognition in 163 Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging participants aged 60 and older without common neurological diseases (n = 114 with available cognitive data)...
November 3, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806698/perceived-ability-to-perform-daily-hand-activities-after-stroke-and-associated-factors-a-cross-sectional-study
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Elisabeth Ekstrand, Lars Rylander, Jan Lexell, Christina Brogårdh
BACKGROUND: Despite that disability of the upper extremity is common after stroke, there is limited knowledge how it influences self-perceived ability to perform daily hand activities. The aim of this study was to describe which daily hand activities that persons with mild to moderate impairments of the upper extremity after stroke perceive difficult to perform and to evaluate how several potential factors are associated with the self-perceived performance. METHODS: Seventy-five persons (72 % male) with mild to moderate impairments of the upper extremity after stroke (4 to 116 months) participated...
November 2, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793071/self-training-to-improve-ue-function-at-the-chronic-stage-post-stroke-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Debbie Rand, Harold Weingarden, Ronit Weiss, Anat Yacoby, Shlomit Reif, Rachel Malka, David Andrew Shiller, Gabi Zeilig
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: On-going practice and use of the weaker upper extremity (UE) are important for maintaining and improving function in individuals with chronic stroke. The effectiveness of two self-training programs for UE function and daily-use was compared. METHODS: In this pilot, single-blinded clinical trial, individuals with chronic stroke were randomized to video-games or traditional self-training (1-hour/day, 6-times/week, 5 weeks). Assessments were performed pre-intervention (an average of two assessments), post-intervention, and at 4-week follow-up...
October 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766732/kinematic-and-experimental-investigation-of-manual-resection-tools-for-transurethral-bladder-tumor-resection
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Nima Sarli, Tracy Marien, Christopher R Mitchell, Giuseppe Del Giudice, Mary S Dietrich, S Duke Herrell, Nabil Simaan
BACKGROUND: Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors (TURBT) is a challenging procedure partly due to resectoscope limitations. To date, manual resection performance has not been fully characterized. This work characterizes manual resection performance in the bladder while analyzing the effect of resection location on accuracy. METHODS: Kinematic simulations are used to assess kinematic measures of resection dexterity. An experimental protocol for manual resection accuracy assessment is developed...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744268/growing-up-with-down-syndrome-development-from-6-months-to-10-7-years
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Jan Pieter Marchal, Heleen Maurice-Stam, Bregje A Houtzager, Susanne L Rutgers van Rozenburg-Marres, Kim J Oostrom, Martha A Grootenhuis, A S Paul van Trotsenburg
BACKGROUND: We analysed developmental outcomes from a clinical trial early in life and its follow-up at 10.7 years in 123 children with Down syndrome. AIMS: To determine 1) strengths and weaknesses in adaptive functioning and motor skills at 10.7 years, and 2) prognostic value of early-life characteristics (early developmental outcomes, parental and child characteristics, and comorbidity) for later intelligence, adaptive functioning and motor skills. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: We used standardized assessments of mental and motor development at ages 6, 12 and 24 months, and of intelligence, adaptive functioning and motor skills at 10...
December 2016: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743633/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-japanese-version-of-the-toronto-extremity-salvage-score-tess-for-patients-with-malignant-musculoskeletal-tumors-in-the-upper-extremities
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Toru Akiyama, Kosuke Uehara, Koichi Ogura, Yusuke Shinoda, Shintaro Iwata, Kazuo Saita, Yoshikazu Tanzawa, Fumihiko Nakatani, Tsukasa Yonemoto, Hirotaka Kawano, Aileen M Davis, Akira Kawai
BACKGROUND: The Toronto Extremity Salvage Score (TESS) is a widely used disease-specific patient-completed questionnaire for the assessment of physical function in patients with musculoskeletal tumors; however, there had not been the validated Japanese version of the TESS. The aim of this study was to validate the Japanese version of the TESS in patients with musculoskeletal tumors in the upper extremity. METHODS: After developing a Japanese version of the TESS, the questionnaire was administered to 53 patients to examine its reliability and validity in comparison with the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scoring system and Short Form-36 (SF-36)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733748/motor-coordination-impairment-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-pilot-study-using-movement-assessment-battery-for-children-2-checklist
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Giulia Purpura, Francesca Fulceri, Vittoria Puglisi, Patrizia Masoni, Annarita Contaldo
BACKGROUND: Some research suggests that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience diverse motor difficulties that appear closely related to the severity of symptomatology, including repetitive behaviors. Therefore, motor assessment in ASD has crucial relevance in order to plan a specific intervention. The aim of this study is to assess and describe the motor functioning in school-aged children with ASD and to evaluate the relationship between their motor profile and clinical features...
October 12, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733004/microsurgical-training-with-the-three-step-approach
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Emilio Trignano, Nefer Fallico, Gino Zingone, Luca Andrea Dessy, Gian Vittorio Campus
Background Microsurgery is very challenging, requiring a high degree of dexterity and manual skills that should be fully trained outside of the operating room. Common microsurgery courses usually follow a stepwise training approach beginning practice on nonliving models and proceeding with live rats. However, training on live rats raises certain issues, including ethical concerns as well as the associated costs. As such, there is an increasing drive toward alternative models. The current article describes a three-step training approach (latex glove-endovascular prosthesis-human placenta), which aims to prepare trainees for the clinical direct application...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726751/high-resolution-mr-imaging-and-us-anatomy-of-the-thumb
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Udit Rawat, Jennifer L Pierce, Scott Evans, A Bobby Chhabra, Nicholas C Nacey
Despite having many unique anatomic features relative to the other digits, the thumb has received little attention in the radiology literature. The thumb, with its opposable and prehensile abilities, enables fine manual dexterity. However, most radiologists have little familiarity with the structures that allow these dynamic movements, other than their recognition of the role of the ulnar collateral ligament in the setting of gamekeeper injury. High-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) imaging allows optimal assessment of the intricate soft-tissue anatomy of the thumb, which enables thumb flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699480/regional-cerebellar-volumetric-correlates-of-manual-motor-and-cognitive-function
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Vincent Koppelmans, Yoo Young Hoogendam, Sarah Hirsiger, Susan Mérillat, Lutz Jäncke, Rachael D Seidler
Cerebellar volume declines with aging. Few studies have investigated age differences in regional cerebellar volume (RCV) and their association with motor and cognitive function. In 213 healthy older adults, we investigated the association of age with motor skills, cognition and RCV. Subsequently, we studied the association of RCV with motor skills and cognition. RCVs were derived from T1-weighted MRI scans using the automated SUIT segmentation method and clustered using principal component analysis (PCA). Motor skill (manual dexterity, tapping speed, bimanual visuomotor coordination, grip force) and cognition (mental rotation, verbal memory, inhibition, mental flexibility) were assessed...
October 3, 2016: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697550/the-cold-driver-cold-stress-while-driving-results-in-dangerous-behavior
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Drew M Morris, June J Pilcher
Cool vehicle cabin temperatures can induce short-term non-hypothermic cold stress. The current study created a cold condition to examine the impact of cold stress on driving behavior. Forty-four participants drove a high-fidelity driving simulator during a thermal neutral or local torso cooled condition. Participants performed additional tasks to assess attention, psychomotor vigilance, and manual dexterity. Skin temperature was significantly lower in the cold condition while internal temperature was unaffected...
October 2016: Biological Psychology
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