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Return to work assessments

Christopher W Mangieri, Jason C McCartt, Matthew A Strode, John E Lowry, Prasad M Balakrishna
BACKGROUND: As hepatic surgery has become safer and more commonly performed, the extent of hepatic resections has increased. When there is not enough expected hepatic reserve to facilitate primary resection of hepatic tumors, a clinical adjunct to facilitating primary resection is portal vein embolization (PVE). PVE allows the hepatic remnant to increase to an appropriate size prior to resection via hepatocyte regeneration; however, PVE is not always successful in facilitating adequate regeneration...
October 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Eliana de Andrade Trotta, Fernanda Cristina Scarpa, Michel George El Halal, José Roberto Goldim, Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perceptions of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians of their participation in the decision-making process surrounding life support limitation in terminally ill pediatric patients, with comparisons by professional category. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary public university hospital with the participation of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians. The MacArthur Admission Experience Survey Voice Scale was used to assess and quantify the perceptions of professionals who assisted 17 pediatric patients with life support limitation within 24 hours after the outcome of each patient was determined...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Chongru He, Xiaokang He, Wenwen Tong, Wei Zheng, Tianfang Zhang, Jinzhu Zhao, Weidong Xu
Although total hip replacement (THR) has been proven to be effective, the effect of THR on employment in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in Chinese population is still unknown. We aimed to demonstrate whether or not patients with AS returned to work following THR and factors associated with the work ability after THR. We performed a retrospective study including a total number of 128 AS patients undergoing THR between 2009 and 2013. Presurgery and postsurgery data including disease state, work status, type of job, and time of resuming work were collected...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
Wen Lun Yuan, Christine Lange, Camille Schwartz, Christophe Martin, Claire Chabanet, Blandine de Lauzon-Guillain, Sophie Nicklaus
BACKGROUND: Taste is a strong determinant of food intake. Previous research has suggested that early taste exposures could influence preferences and later eating behavior, but little is known about the factors related to this. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe infants' exposure to sweetness and fattiness and to examine whether maternal and infant characteristics and feeding practices are related to these exposures in participants from the OPALINE [Observatoire des Préférences Alimentaires du Nourrisson et de l'Enfant (Observatory of Infant and Child Food Preferences)] cohort study...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Nutrition
Adam D LaMotte, Casey T Taft, Robin P Weatherill, Melynda D Casement, Suzannah K Creech, William P Milberg, Catherine B Fortier, Regina E McGlinchey
Objective: This study investigated sleep problems and physical pain as moderators of the relationship between PTSD symptoms and aggression among returning veterans. Prior research has demonstrated associations between PTSD symptoms and aggression, but little work has sought to identify moderators of this relationship. Sleep problems and physical pain are both common clinical problems among veterans and have theoretical links to aggression. Method: Participants were 103 returning service members and veterans recruited from the greater Boston area and enrolled in the VA Translational Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Stress Disorders (TRACTS)...
August 15, 2016: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
M Schuler, M Lukasczik, H Laterveer, F Weilbach, M Presl, M Presl, J Knörzer, S Neuderth
Objectives: The MBO(®) Kompakt-Neurowoche is offered as a work-related medical rehabilitation measure (based on allocation by a physician) following a regular neurological rehabilitation program with a duration of 7 days. Program access, process, and outcomes were examined in terms of a formative evaluation. Method: Pre-post-questionnaire data from 5 data points were used: start of regular rehabilitation (T0); start of work-related rehabilitation (T1); end of work-related rehabilitation (T2); 6-months follow-up (T3); 12-months follow-up (T4)...
October 2016: Die Rehabilitation
Jenny Brouwer, Rosalie Fleurbaaij, Johanna M W Hazes, Radboud J E M Dolhain, Joop S E Laven
Objective - Subfertility is frequently encountered amongst female rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and has been associated with disease activity and anti-rheumatic drugs. However, little is known about the results of the fertility work-up in these women. Our aim was to study the outcome of fertility assessments in subfertile women with RA. Methods - A cross-sectional study was performed in a nationwide cohort of female RA patients who were pregnant or were trying to conceive between 2002 and 2010 (PARA study)...
October 9, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
Loreto Lollo, Andreas Grabinsky
BACKGROUND: Acute lower extremity compartment syndrome (CS) is a condition that untreated causes irreversible nerve and muscle ischemia. Treatment by decompression fasciotomy without delay prevents permanent disability. The use of intracompartmental pressure (iCP) measurement in uncertain situations aids in diagnosis of severe leg pain. As an infrequent complication of lower extremity trauma, consequences of CS include chronic pain, nerve injury, and contractures. The purpose of this study was to observe the clinical and functional outcomes for patients with lower extremity CS after fasciotomy...
July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
Ian Shrier, Andreas Serner, Arnlaug Wangensteen, Russell J Steele, Adam Weir
OBJECTIVES: Different individuals may make different return to play (RTP) decisions due to different risk assessments or risk tolerances. Our objectives were to determine the feasibility of eliciting reinjury risk assessments with Bayesian methods, and risk tolerance with questionnaires, from clinicians and athletes in a real-world RTP setting. DESIGN: Feasibility study with a descriptive prospective case-series. METHODS: We recruited the athlete, sport physician and physiotherapist caring for an athlete ("triplet") within on-going groin and hamstring injury studies...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Bethann Mangel Pflugeisen, Stacie Rebar, Anne Reedy, Roslyn Pierce, Paul J Amoroso
BACKGROUND: As patient satisfaction scores become increasingly relevant in today's health care market, we sought to evaluate satisfaction of the unique subset of patients enrolling in clinical trials in a research facility embedded within a community hospital system. METHODS: We developed and deployed a patient satisfaction survey tailored to clinical trial patients who consented to and/or completed a clinical trial in our research institute in the prior year. The survey was distributed to 222 patients...
October 6, 2016: Trials
Hassan Alnaeem, Salah Aldekhayel, Johnathan Kanevsky, Omar Fouda Neel
PURPOSE: The optimal management of undisplaced scaphoid fractures remains controversial. A systematic review was conducted to assess the outcomes of acute, undisplaced scaphoid fractures managed with cast immobilization versus percutaneous or miniopen screw fixation in terms of time to return to work (RTW), time to union, and morbidity. METHODS: PubMed MEDLINE, Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS, and Cochrane electronic databases were searched over the period 1974 to 2015...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
Shankar Ganesh, Deepak Chhabra, Nitika Kumari
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown that farming is associated with many agricultural workers experiencing low back pain (LBP). The rehabilitation of these workers should facilitate their functioning, activities and level of participation in an adequate way. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to identify the health components associated with LBP and to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions in returning agricultural workers with LBP to their vocation using the International Classification of Function (ICF) -based tools...
September 27, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
Elena Fiabane, Eleonora Ferraris, Paola Ranalletti, Debora Conti, Ines Giorgi, Marcella Ottonello, Piergiorgio Argentero
INTRODUCTION: Substance dependence problems are considered to be a relevant issue for a large proportion of the working population and represent a huge health and occupational cost. However, few studies have examined the return to work after addiction problems. AIMS: This exploratory follow-up study aims to evaluate the return to work, in terms of employment outcomes, perceived work environment and physical and mental health of patients who have completed an addiction rehabilitation program and an employment and social intervention...
2016: La Medicina del Lavoro
Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi, Morteza Taghipour, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Mohammad Ali Sanjari, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Abbas Ali Keshtkar
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common condition in adults and can impose a heavy burden on both the individual and society. It is defined as displacement of disc components beyond the intervertebral disc space. Various conservative treatments have been recommended for the treatment of LDH and physical therapy plays a major role in the management of patients. Therapeutic exercise is effective for relieving pain and improving function in individuals with symptomatic LDH...
September 27, 2016: BMJ Open
Monica Baciu, Audrey Acher, Louise Kauffmann, Emilie Cousin, Claire Boilley, Thomas Hueber, Pierre Badin, Pascal Perrier, Diandra Fabre, Assia Jaillard, Olivier Detante, Dominique Perennou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficiency of Visual Feedback (VF) on language recovery and plasticity in three chronic non-fluent aphasic patients. VF is based on language-action interaction, thus, language skills are improved by rehabilitation strategies based on execution and observation of motor actions. VF is an ultrasound system coupled with video images, allowing patients to 'see their own lips and tongue at work' during speech and improve their awareness of their lingual and labial movements and their ability to coordinate and combine phonemes and syllables...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Chantal Plomb-Holmes, Roger Hilfiker, François Lüthi
OBJECTIVE: To measure if a decision-supportive tool based on the WORRK model, developed to predict non-return to work (nRTW) after orthopaedic trauma, improves the allocation to various vocational pathways according to patients' "nRTW" risk, for use in clinical practice. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Randomized-controlled trial using vocational inpatients after orthopaedic trauma (n=280). In the intervention group, the nRTW risk estimated using the WORRK tool was given to the clinician team before allocation of the vocational pathway, while in the control group it was not...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Etienne Savard
OBJECTIVE: Dysimmune encephalitis are neurologic diseases that are more and more diagnosed. Most of patients are young and active. Cognitive and behavior troubles can delay the diagnosis and can cause disability. Functional outcome is not routinely assessed. The aim of this study is to describe the activities and participation several months after the onset. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four cases have been handled in the same multidisciplinary rehabilitation unit...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Bertrand Glize, Manon Mauclere, Pierre-Alain Joseph, Igor Sibon, Patrick Dehail
OBJECTIVE: Access to a specialized rehabilitation is limited for most of post stroke patients who are often transferred in non-specialized rehabilitation hospitals. We have set up a multidisciplinary mobile team working in these hospitals. The aim of this pilot study was to describe the contribution of our mobile team specialized in post acute care of stroke. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We collected the changes in the management of rehabilitation for 31 patients hospitalized in non-specialized rehabilitation hospital referred to our mobile team...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Marie-France Coutu, Valérie Albert, Marie-Elise Labrecque
OBJECTIVE/INTRODUCTION: The Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire adapted for Work Disability (IPQR-WD) is an adaptation of Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised: the most used and most comprehensive tool for measuring illness perceptions. Evaluating representations is crucial, since it is a main determinant of return to work in cases of persistent pain due to musculoskeletal disorders. OBJECTIVE: This study aim at facilitating systematic assessment of work disability representations by assessing the usability of the Web platform and the usefulness of automatic interpretation of the results...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Soumaya Boudokhane, Hichem Ben Brahim, Aymen Haj Salah, Houda Migaou, Anis Jellad, Zohra Ben Salah Frih
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors influencing long-term functional and professional outcomes in patients post severe traumatic brain injury (STBI). MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: A descriptive analytical transversal and cross-sectional study involving patients with STBI dated more than 1 year and managed in rehabilitation department on an outpatient basis. Described parameters were: coma duration, post-traumatic amnesia duration (PTA), duration of hospitalization in intensive care unit, rehabilitation delay management, brain imaging findings, motor impairment, neuropsychological impairment assessed with Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-Revised (NRS-R), functional outcomes assessed with Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and disability assessed with Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS)...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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