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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441343/construct-validity-of-the-movement-assessment-battery-for-children-second-edition-test-in-preschool-children-with-respect-to-age-and-gender
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Jakub Kokštejn, Martin Musálek, James J Tufano
Background: The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-second edition (MABC-2) Age Band 1 is widely used to identify preschoolers with motor difficulties. Despite unsatisfactory construct validity of the original three-factor model, MABC-2 (manual dexterity, aiming and catching, and balance), previous research has not considered possible age and gender differences throughout the entire preschool period. Aim: The aim of this study was to verify the construct validity of the MABC-2 Age Band 1 in a population of Czech preschoolers with respect to age and gender...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433722/advances-in-interventional-pulmonology
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REVIEW
Alastair J Moore, Rachel M Mercer, Ali I Musani
Much has changed since the last review of interventional pulmonology (IP) published in this Clinics series. The rate of development of new techniques and their complexities require IP physicians to be constantly maintaining and updating their skill set. International agreed training pathways help ensure that the interventionalists of the present and future have the required knowledge of anatomy, manual dexterity, and clinical judgment to keep up with the continuing advances that are constantly expanding IP's diagnostic and therapeutic boundaries...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423680/changes-in-upper-extremity-function-adl-and-hrqol-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-after-the-first-chemotherapy-cycle-with-oxaliplatin-a-prospective-single-center-observational-study
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Ami Tabata, Masashi Kanai, Takahiro Horimatsu, Tadao Tsuboyama, Kanae Matsushima, Toshihiro Kato
PURPOSE: Oxaliplatin, an important chemotherapeutic agent in colorectal cancer, causes chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), for which prophylactic or therapeutic interventions are lacking. We aimed to investigate changes in upper extremities, activities of daily living (ADL), and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) parameters after the first chemotherapy cycle. METHODS: Thirty-eight colorectal cancer patients scheduled to receive the leucovorin, 5'-fluorouracil, oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) therapy or the capecitabine, oxaliplatin (CAPOX) therapy, participated...
February 8, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420360/effectiveness-of-a-single-session-of-dual-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-in-combination-with-upper-limb-robotic-assisted-rehabilitation-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-double-blind-cross-over-study
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Stéphanie Dehem, Maxime Gilliaux, Thierry Lejeune, Emmanuelle Delaunois, Paul Mbonda, Yves Vandermeeren, Christine Detrembleur, Gaëtan Stoquart
The impact of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is controversial in the neurorehabilitation literature. It has been suggested that tDCS should be combined with other therapy to improve their efficacy. To assess the effectiveness of a single session of upper limb robotic-assisted therapy (RAT) combined with real or sham-tDCS in chronic stroke patients. Twenty-one hemiparetic chronic stroke patients were included in a randomized, controlled, cross-over double-blind study. Each patient underwent two sessions 7 days apart in a randomized order: (a) 20 min of real dual-tDCS associated with RAT (REAL+RAT) and (b) 20 min of sham dual-tDCS associated with RAT (SHAM+RAT)...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405175/assessment-of-dexterity-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-functional-dexterity-test-in-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
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Francesco Sartorio, Stefano Vercelli, Elisabetta Bravini, Anna Zanetta, Serena Bargeri, Fabrizio Pisano, Giorgio Ferriero
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (STC) is centered on the symptoms. However, patients also show an impairment of sensorimotor functions, but the relationship between STC and manual dexterity has never been investigated. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the correlation between manual dexterity and severity of the STC. Another objective was the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical battery including provocative tests (Phalen, Tinel) and Functional Dexterity Test (FDT)...
February 1, 2018: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390585/combined-treatment-of-botulinumtoxin-and-robot-assisted-rehabilitation-therapy-on-poststroke-upper-limb-spasticity-a-case-report
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So Young Lee, Young Tae Jeon, Bo Ryun Kim, Eun Young Han
RATIONALE: Spasticity is a major complication after stroke, and botulinumtoxin A (BoNT-A) injection is commonly used to manage focal spasticity. However, it is uncertain whether BoNT-A can improve voluntary motor control or activities of daily living function of paretic upper limbs. This study investigated whether BoNT-A injection combined with robot-assisted upper limb therapy improves voluntary motor control or functions of upper limbs after stroke. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two subacute stroke patients were transferred to the Department of Rehabilitation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357453/motor-unit-discharge-characteristics-and-walking-performance-of-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Awad M Almuklass, Leah Davis, Landon D Hamilton, Taian Martins Vieira, Alberto Botter, Roger M Enoka
Walking performance of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) is strongly influenced by the activation signals received by lower leg muscles. We examined the associations between force steadiness and motor unit discharge characteristics of lower leg muscles during submaximal isometric contractions with tests of walking performance and disability status in individuals who self-reported walking difficulties due to MS. We expected worse walking performance would be associated with weaker plantar flexor muscles, worse force steadiness, and slower motor unit discharge times...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357373/internal-and-external-cooling-methods-and-their-effect-on-body-temperature-thermal-perception-and-dexterity
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Matthew J Maley, Geoffrey M Minett, Aaron J E Bach, Stephanie A Zietek, Kelly L Stewart, Ian B Stewart
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare a range of cooling methods possibly utilised by occupational workers, focusing on their effect on body temperature, perception and manual dexterity. METHODS: Ten male participants completed eight trials involving 30 min of seated rest followed by 30 min of cooling or control of no cooling (CON) (34°C, 58% relative humidity). The cooling methods utilised were: ice cooling vest (CV0), phase change cooling vest melting at 14°C (CV14), evaporative cooling vest (CVEV), arm immersion in 10°C water (AI), portable water-perfused suit (WPS), heliox inhalation (HE) and ice slushy ingestion (SL)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356073/national-population-based-cohort-study-found-that-visual-motor-integration-was-commonly-affected-in-extremely-preterm-born-children-at-6-5-years
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Jenny Bolk, Ylva Fredriksson Kaul, Lena Hellström-Westas, Karin Stjernqvist, Nelly Padilla, Fredrik Serenius, Kerstin Hellgren, Ulrika Åden
AIM: This study aimed to explain the relationship between visual-motor integration abilities and extremely preterm birth, by exploring the influence of perinatal variables, cognition, manual dexterity and ophthalmological outcomes. METHODS: This was part of the population-based national Extremely Preterm Infant Study in Sweden (EXPRESS) study. We studied 355 children, born at a gestational age of less than 27 weeks from April 2004 to March 2007, and 364 term-born controls...
January 21, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339015/ambicor-2-piece-inflatable-penile-prosthesis-who-and-how
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George A Abdelsayed, Laurence A Levine
BACKGROUND: Currently the Ambicor is the only 2-piece inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) available in the United States. By eliminating the separate reservoir, this provides certain advantages for patient and surgeon. Nevertheless, it composes a small percentage of all IPPs implanted in the United States. AIM: To detail the surgical technique for implantation, describe the ideal patient candidates best suited for the Ambicor, and discuss the most common and some rare complications with a review of the available published literature in combination with our clinical experience...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339004/differential-activation-of-brain-areas-in-children-with-developmental-coordination-disorder-during-tasks-of-manual-dexterity-an-ale-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
I Fuelscher, K Caeyenberghs, P G Enticott, J Williams, J Lum, C Hyde
Recent neuroimaging studies have reported atypical neural activation in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) during tasks assessing manual dexterity. However, small sample sizes and subtle differences in task parameters have led to inconsistent findings, rendering interpretation difficult. The aim of the present meta-analysis was to quantitatively summarize this body of evidence using activation likelihood estimation (ALE) analysis to identify reliable regions of differential neural activation in children with DCD, compared to age-matched controls...
January 12, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322488/difficulties-with-fine-motor-skills-and-cognitive-impairment-in-an-elderly-population-the-progetto-veneto-anziani
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Chiara Curreri, Caterina Trevisan, Pamela Carrer, Silvia Facchini, Valter Giantin, Stefania Maggi, Marianna Noale, Marina De Rui, Egle Perissinotto, Sabina Zambon, Gaetano Crepaldi, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate dysfunction in fine motor skills in a cohort of older Italian adults, identifying their prevalence and usefulness as indicators and predictors of cognitive impairment. DESIGN: Population-based longitudinal study with mean follow-up of 4.4 years. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Older men and women enrolled in the Progetto Veneto Anziani (Pro.V.A.) (N = 2,361); 1,243 subjects who were cognitively intact at baseline were selected for longitudinal analyses...
January 11, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315368/treatment-with-the-neutralizing-antibody-against-repulsive-guidance-molecule-a-promotes-recovery-from-impaired-manual-dexterity-in-a-primate-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Hiroshi Nakagawa, Taihei Ninomiya, Toshihide Yamashita, Masahiko Takada
Axons in the mature mammalian central nervous system have only a limited capacity to grow/regenerate after injury, and spontaneous recovery of motor functions is therefore not greatly expected in spinal cord injury (SCI). To promote functional recovery after SCI, it is critical that corticospinal tract (CST) fibers reconnect properly with target spinal neurons through enhanced axonal growth/regeneration. Here, we applied antibody treatment against repulsive guidance molecule-a (RGMa) to a monkey model of SCI...
January 5, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303031/the-relationship-between-hand-function-and-overlapping-motor-representations-of-the-hands-in-the-contralesional-hemisphere-in-unilateral-spastic-cerebral-palsy
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Michelle Marneweck, Hsing-Ching Kuo, Ana R P Smorenburg, Claudio L Ferre, Veronique H Flamand, Disha Gupta, Jason B Carmel, Yannick Bleyenheuft, Andrew M Gordon, Kathleen M Friel
BACKGROUND: In many children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP), the corticospinal tract to the affected hand atypically originates in the hemisphere ipsilateral to the affected hand. Such ipsilateral connectivity is on average a predictor of poor hand function. However, there is high variability in hand function in these children, which might be explained by the complexity of motor representations of both hands in the contralesional hemisphere. OBJECTIVE: To measure the link between hand function and the size and excitability of motor representations of both hands, and their overlap, in the contralesional hemisphere of children with USCP...
January 1, 2018: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287994/exploring-the-existence-of-better-hands-for-manipulation-than-the-human-hand-based-on-hand-proportions
#15
Di Hu, Cai-Hua Xiong, Ming-Jin Liu
Human exhibits the most dexterous manual manipulation among the anthropoids. The sophisticated dexterity of human hand has been linked to its distinctive morphology compared to the nonhuman anthropoids. The human hand is derived from the ancestral hands after longtime evolution. However, there are more possible morphologies that the hands could take during the evolutionary process. It remains unknown whether better hands for manipulation than the human hand exist among these possible hands. To answer the question, the relationship between the manipulative capability and hand morphology need to be investigated in the region of more possible hands...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287180/neurocognitive-and-physical-functioning-in-the-seveso-women-s-health-study
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Jennifer Ames, Marcella Warner, Paolo Brambilla, Paolo Mocarelli, William A Satariano, Brenda Eskenazi
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is neurotoxic in animals but few studies have investigated its effects on the human brain. Related dioxin-like compounds have been linked to poorer cognitive and motor function in older adults, with effects more pronounced in women, perhaps due to the loss of neuro-protective estrogen in menopause. On 10 July 1976, a chemical explosion in Seveso, Italy, resulted in one of the highest known residential exposures to TCDD. In 1996, we initiated the Seveso Women's Health Study, a retrospective cohort study of the health of the women who were newborn to 40 years old in 1976...
December 26, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280732/combining-robotic-training-and-inactivation-of-the-healthy-hemisphere-restores-pre-stroke-motor-patterns-in-mice
#17
Cristina Spalletti, Claudia Alia, Stefano Lai, Alessandro Panarese, Sara Conti, Silvestro Micera, Matteo Caleo
Focal cortical stroke often leads to persistent motor deficits, prompting the need for more effective interventions. The efficacy of rehabilitation can be increased by 'plasticity-stimulating' treatments that enhance experience-dependent modifications in spared areas. Transcallosal pathways represent a promising therapeutic target, but their role in post-stroke recovery remains controversial. Here, we demonstrate that the contralesional cortex exerts an enhanced interhemispheric inhibition over the perilesional tissue after focal cortical stroke in mouse forelimb motor cortex...
December 27, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278998/neurocognitive-and-fine-motor-deficits-in-asymptomatic-adolescents-during-the-subacute-period-after-concussion
#18
Richard J Servatius, Kevin M Spiegler, Justin D Handy, Kevin C H Pang, Jack W Tsao, Catherine A Mazzola
Adolescents are at high risk for sustaining concussions. There is considerable controversy regarding the sensitivity of neurocognitive tests to detect and track dysfunction in the aftermath of concussion. Two neurocognitive test batteries were compared during the subacute phase of recovery from concussion to determine sensitivity to concussion. Adolescents (ages 11-17 years) with a concussion diagnosis (8 males, 7 females, 9-69 days after injury) were recruited through a concussion clinic and compared to community non-concussed volunteers (11 males, 3 females)...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276499/usability-of-videogame-based-dexterity-training-in-the-early-rehabilitation-phase-of-stroke-patients-a-pilot-study
#19
Tim Vanbellingen, Suzanne J Filius, Thomas Nyffeler, Erwin E H van Wegen
Background: Approximately 70-80% of stroke survivors have limited activities of daily living, mainly due to dexterous problems. Videogame-based training (VBT) along with virtual reality seems to be beneficial to train upper limb function. Objective: To evaluate the usability of VBT using the Leap Motion Controller (LMC) to train fine manual dexterity in the early rehabilitation phase of stroke patients as an add-on to conventional therapy. Additionally, this study aimed to estimate the feasibility and potential efficacy of the VBT...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274767/development-of-corticospinal-motor-excitability-and-cortical-silent-period-from-mid-childhood-to-adulthood-a-navigated-tms-study
#20
Laura Säisänen, Petro Julkunen, Timo Lakka, Virpi Lindi, Mervi Könönen, Sara Määttä
OBJECTIVES: We characterized the maturation of the excitability of the motor cortex and corticospinal tract from childhood to adulthood using electric field (EF) navigated TMS and correlated the results with manual dexterity. METHODS: Both hemispheres of healthy right-handed children (6-9 years, n=10), preadolescents (10-12 years, n=13), adolescents (14-17 years, n=12) and young adults (22-34 years, n=12) of both genders were examined. The optimal cortical representation site and resting motor threshold (rMT) were determined for the abductor pollicis brevis muscle...
December 20, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
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