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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658518/stabilometric-indicators-as-an-element-of-verifying-rehabilitation-of-patients-before-and-after-reconstruction-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament
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Katarzyna Ogrodzka-Ciechanowicz, Dorota Czechowska, Wiesław Chwała, Jakub Ślusarski, Artur Gądek
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate effectiveness of rehabilitation in patients before and after rACL, based on stabilographic indicators. METHODS: The research group was comprised of 31 men aged 20-57 with anterior cruciate ligament injury, qualified for reconstruction surgery. A measurement of static stabilometric indicators and muscle strength was taken twice for each patient - before surgery and after 6 months. To assess stabilographic indicators the stabilographic platform was used and to asses muscle strength a dynamometer was used...
2018: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613979/anterior-chamber-sulfur-hexafluoride-sf6-injection-for-the-management-of-post-surgery-hypotony-in-glaucoma-patients
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Stratos V Gotzaridis, Dimitra M Portaliou, Vasiliki A Mela, Paraskevi Xanthopoulou, George D Kymionis
PURPOSE: To describe a new technique involving the injection of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) gas in the anterior chamber for the management of hypotony in patients with previous glaucoma surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven patients were included in this prospective case series. All patients had advanced glaucoma that was managed surgically either by trabeculectomy (6 patients) or Ahmed valve (1 patient). All patients presented with intraocular pressure (IOP) less than 7▒mm Ηg, shallow anterior chamber and ultrasound images of choroidal detachment and ciliary body detachment...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600688/early-robot-assisted-gait-retraining-in-non-ambulatory-patients-with-stroke-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andreas Mayr, Ellen Quirbach, Alessandro Picelli, Markus Kofler, Nicola Smania, Leopold Saltuari
BACKGROUND: Restoration of walking function is a primary concern of neurorehabilitation with respect to the aspired social and vocational reintegration. To date, the best practice for improving gait early after stroke is still object of debate. On one hand, repetitive task-specific approaches with higher intensities of walking have been observed to result in greater improvements of gait after stroke. Conversely there is some evidence that conventional gait training would be more effective for facilitating walking ability after stroke...
March 29, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578461/comparison-of-isometric-cervical-flexor-and-isometric-cervical-extensor-system-exercises-on-patients-with-neuromuscular-imbalance-and-cervical-crossed-syndrome-associated-forward-head-posture
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Jaejin Lee, Dohyeon Kim, Kyunghoon Yu, Youngki Cho, Joshua H You
BACKGROUND: Isometric cervical flexor system exercise (ICF) and isometric cervical extensor system exercise (ICE) are cervical stabilization techniques that have been used to restore cervical crossed syndrome (CCS)-associated forward head posture. However, the therapeutic effects and underlying motor control mechanisms remain elusive. PURPOSE: The purpose of present study was investigating the concurrent therapeutic effects of ICF and ICE on muscle size, muscle imbalance ratio, and muscle recruitment sequence using ultrasound imaging and electromyography...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526059/restoration-of-sagittal-balance-in-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Melvin C Makhni, Jamal N Shillingford, Joseph L Laratta, Seung-Jae Hyun, Yongjung J Kim
The prevalence of patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) has been reported as high as 68%. ASD often leads to significant pain and disability. Recent emphasis has been placed on sagittal plane balance and restoring normal sagittal alignment with regards to the three dimensional deformity of ASD. Optimal sagittal alignment has been known to increase spinal biomechanical efficiency, reduce energy expenditure by maintaining a stable posture with improved load absorption, influence better bony union, and help to decelerate adjacent segment deterioration...
March 2018: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498893/the-essential-properties-of-yoga-questionnaire-epyq-psychometric-properties
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Crystal L Park, A Rani Elwy, Meghan Maiya, Andrew J Sarkin, Kristen E Riley, Susan V Eisen, Ian Gutierrez, Lucy Finkelstein-Fox, Sharon Y Lee, Danielle Casteel, Tosca Braun, Erik J Groessl
Yoga interventions are heterogeneous and vary along multiple dimensions. These dimensions may affect mental and physical health outcomes in different ways or through different mechanisms. However, most studies of the effects of yoga on health do not adequately describe or quantify the components of the interventions being implemented. This lack of detail prevents researchers from making comparisons across studies and limits our understanding of the relative effects of different aspects of yoga interventions...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419338/bridging-body-and-mind-considerations-for-trauma-informed-yoga
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Lauren Justice, Christiane Brems, Karrie Ehlers
Individuals who suffer from trauma-related symptoms are a unique population that could benefit from the mind-body practice of yoga-or have their symptoms reactivated by it, depending on the type of yoga. Trauma-informed yoga (TIY), that is, yoga adapted to the unique needs of individuals working to overcome trauma, may ameliorate symptoms by creating a safe, tailored practice for students to learn how to respond, rather than react, to symptoms and circumstances. Yoga not thus adapted, on the other hand, may increase reactivity and activate symptoms such as hyperarousal or dissociation...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417779/-correlation-analysis-between-position-of-head-cervical-curvature-classification-and-balance-of-cervical-spine-through-lateral-plain-radiograph-measurement
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Kuan Wang, Zhen Deng, Hui-Hao Wang, Zheng-Yan Li, Wen-Xin Niu, Bo Chen, Ming-Cai Zhang, Wei-An Yuan, Hong-Sheng Zhan
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between position of head, cervical curvature type and associated cervical balance parameters in a neutral looking-forward posture. METHODS: Cervical lateral X-rays of 60 patients with cervical spondylosis were selected from January to December 2015. There were 22 males and 38 females with an average age of (35.5±10.9) years old. The measured parameters included cervical curvature type, McGregor slope, C2 lower end plate slope, T1 slope, center of gravity to C7 sagittal vertical offset (CG-C7 SVA), and C2 to C7 sagittal vertical offset (C2-C7 SVA)...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387250/an-underestimated-cause-of-chronic-cough-the-protracted-bacterial-bronchitis
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REVIEW
Paola Di Filippo, Alessandra Scaparrotta, Marianna Immacolata Petrosino, Marina Attanasi, Sabrina Di Pillo, Francesco Chiarelli, Angelika Mohn
Chronic cough in childhood is associated with a high morbidity and decreased quality of life. Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) seems to be the second most common cause of chronic cough in children under 6 years of age. Its main clinical feature is represented by wet cough that worsens when changing posture and improves after the introduction of antibiotics. Currently, the mainstay of PBB treatment is a 2-week therapy with a high dose of antibiotics, such as co-amoxiclav, to eradicate the infection and restore epithelial integrity...
January 2018: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343650/decoder-calibration-with-ultra-small-current-sample-set-for-intracortical-brain-machine-interface
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Peng Zhang, Xuan Ma, Luyao Chen, Jin Zhou, Changyong Wang, Wei Li, Jiping He
OBJECTIVE: Intracortical brain-machine interfaces (iBMIs) aim to restore efficient communication and movement ability for paralyzed patients. However, frequent recalibration is required for consistency and reliability, and every recalibration will require relatively large most current sample set. The aim in this study is to develop an effective decoder calibration method that can achieve good performance while minimizing recalibration time. APPROACH: Two rhesus macaques implanted with intracortical microelectrode arrays were trained separately on movement and sensory paradigm...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327661/evaluations-of-the-tongue-and-hyoid-bone-positions-and-pharyngeal-airway-dimensions-after-maxillary-protraction-treatment
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Dong-Min Hwang, Ji-Yeon Lee, Yoon Jeong Choi, Chung-Ju Hwang
Objective To assess changes in the tongue and hyoid bone positions and airway dimensions after maxillary protraction using lateral cephalograms. Methods Lateral cephalograms were obtained before (C0) and after (C1) an observation period for untreated children with skeletal Class I malocclusion and before (T0), immediately after (T1), and one year after (T2) maxillary protraction in children with skeletal Class III malocclusion. Cephalometric measurements were compared between the time points in both patient groups...
January 12, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311614/closed-loop-control-of-trunk-posture-improves-locomotion-through-the-regulation-of-leg-proprioceptive-feedback-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Eduardo Martin Moraud, Joachim von Zitzewitz, Jenifer Miehlbradt, Sophie Wurth, Emanuele Formento, Jack DiGiovanna, Marco Capogrosso, Grégoire Courtine, Silvestro Micera
After spinal cord injury (SCI), sensory feedback circuits critically contribute to leg motor execution. Compelled by the importance to engage these circuits during gait rehabilitation, assistive robotics and training protocols have primarily focused on guiding leg movements to reinforce sensory feedback. Despite the importance of trunk postural dynamics on gait and balance, trunk assistance has comparatively received little attention. Typically, trunk movements are either constrained within bodyweight support systems, or manually adjusted by therapists...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248848/the-coupled-effects-of-crouch-gait-and-patella-alta-on-tibiofemoral-and-patellofemoral-cartilage-loading-in-children
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Scott C E Brandon, Darryl G Thelen, Colin R Smith, Tom F Novacheck, Michael H Schwartz, Rachel L Lenhart
BACKGROUND: Elevated tibiofemoral and patellofemoral loading in children who exhibit crouch gait may contribute to skeletal deformities, pain, and cessation of walking ability. Surgical procedures used to treat crouch frequently correct knee extensor insufficiency by advancing the patella. However, there is little quantitative understanding of how the magnitudes of crouch and patellofemoral correction affect cartilage loading in gait. METHODS: We used a computational musculoskeletal model to simulate the gait of twenty typically developing children and fifteen cerebral palsy patients who exhibited mild, moderate, and severe crouch...
February 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202845/robotic-assisted-gait-as-a-tool-for-rehabilitation-of-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ledycnarf J Holanda, Patrícia M M Silva, Thiago C Amorim, Matheus O Lacerda, Camila R Simão, Edgard Morya
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is characterized by a total or partial deficit of sensory and motor pathways. Impairments of this injury compromise muscle recruitment and motor planning, thus reducing functional capacity. SCI patients commonly present psychological, intestinal, urinary, osteomioarticular, tegumentary, cardiorespiratory and neural alterations that aggravate in chronic phase. One of the neurorehabilitation goals is the restoration of these abilities by favoring improvement in the quality of life and functional independence...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156052/primary-adrenal-insufficiency-managing-mineralocorticoid-replacement-therapy
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Daniela Esposito, Daniela Pasquali, Gudmundur Johannsson
Context: Mineralocorticoid (MC) replacement therapy in patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) was introduced more than 60 years ago. Still, there are limited data on how MC substitution should be optimized, because MC dosing regimens have only been systematically investigated in a few studies. We review the management of current standard MC replacement therapy in PAI and its plausible impact on outcome. Design: Using PubMed, we conducted a systematic review of the literature from 1939 to 2017, with the following keywords: adrenal insufficiency, MC deficiency, aldosterone, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and heart failure...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150315/surgical-options-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-compression-fractures-complicated-with-spinal-deformity-and-neurologic-deficit
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Kalliopi Alpantaki, Michael Dohm, Panagiotis Korovessis, Alexander G Hadjipavlou
INTRODUCTION: This paper describes surgical options for Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) with acute flexible or chronic rigid kyphosis, and pseudarthrosis complicated with pain and neurologic deficit. METHODS: This study has two components. a) A prospective clinical study of surgical treatment of 31 patients (age: 69±11 years) with either acute flexible or progressive pseudarthrotic kyphosis manifested with severe pain or neurological deficit between 2010 and 2014...
February 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055463/improvement-of-postural-control-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-after-a-single-session-of-ball-throwing-exercise
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Alexander S Aruin, Mohan Ganesan, Yunju Lee
BACKGROUND: Deficit in balance control is a common and often an initial disabling symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS). We investigated the role of short-term training in improvement of anticipatory postural adjustments (APAs) and its effect on subsequent control of posture in individuals with MS. METHODS: A pre-post feasibility study involved eight individuals with relapsing-remitting MS who participated in the laboratory tests before and after a single training session consisting of throwing a medicine ball...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054302/monitoring-the-biomechanical-and-physiological-effects-of-postural-changes-during-leisure-chair-sitting
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Peter R Worsley, Dan Rebolledo, Sally Webb, Silvia Caggiari, Dan L Bader
BACKGROUND: Individuals with limited mobility can spend prolonged periods in leisure chairs, increasing their risk of developing a seated acquired pressure ulcer. The present study aims to use objective measures of posture and tissue viability to identify the associated risks of leisure chair related pressure ulcers. METHODS: Healthy participants (n = 13) were recruited to sit on a leisure chair with either a viscoelastic foam or air cushion. Participants were asked to adopt four different postures for a period of 10 min followed by a 10 min refractory period...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032054/role-of-ethanolic-extract-of-bacopa-monnieri-against-1-methyl-4-phenyl-1-2-3-6-tetrahydropyridine-mptp-induced-mice-model-via-inhibition-of-apoptotic-pathways-of-dopaminergic-neurons
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Babita Singh, Shivani Pandey, Satyndra Kumar Yadav, Rajesh Verma, Surya Pratap Singh, Abbas Ali Mahdi
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease which causes rigidity, resting tremor and postural instability. The neuroprotective effects of an ethanolic extract of Bacopa monnieri (BM) were evaluated in a Parkinsonian mice model induced by the MPTP. The present study investigates the mechanisms of neuroprotection elicited by BM, an herb traditionally recognized by the Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. An ethanolic extract of BM was co-treated with the MPTP induced mouse model of PD and was shown to significantly rescue the motor behaviour (Rotarod, Grip Strength and Foot Printing test)...
October 12, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974411/posterior-vertebral-column-resection-through-unilateral-osteotomy-approach-for-old-lumbar-fracture-combined-with-kummell-disease
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Hui Wang, Wenyuan Ding
BACKGROUND: Kummell disease is a clinical syndrome characterized by minor spinal trauma with a symptom-free period from months to years, followed by progressive painful kyphosis. Many surgical options for Kummell disease have been reported in the previous literature; however, no study has mentioned the surgical strategy for patients whose fractured vertebrae were severely compressed and only a slice of superior and inferior end plate was left. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we report the case of a 69-year-old woman who suffered persistent severe back pain since she slipped and fell 1 year before medical consult...
January 2018: World Neurosurgery
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