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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350300/the-relationship-between-gait-variability-and-cognitive-functions-differs-between-fallers-and-non-fallers-in-ms
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Alon Kalron, Roy Aloni, Mark Dolev, Lior Frid, Uri Givon, Shay Menascu
The objective of the study was to determine if cognitive function is associated with step time variability in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). The study included 355 PwMS (218 women), average age 41.1 (SD = 13.5), disease duration 5.9 (SD = 7.3) years, and a median expanded disability status scale score of 2.5. We separately analyzed the sample group of fallers and non-fallers based on their fall history. Gait variability was measured by an electronic walkway and all participants completed a computerized cognitive test battery designed to evaluate multiple cognitive domains...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349881/speech-and-language-therapists-perspectives-of-therapeutic-alliance-construction-and-maintenance-in-aphasia-rehabilitation-post-stroke
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Michelle Lawton, Karen Sage, Gillian Haddock, Paul Conroy, Laura Serrant
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic alliance refers to the interactional and relational processes operating during therapeutic interventions. It has been shown to be a strong determinant of treatment efficacy in psychotherapy, and evidence is emerging from a range of healthcare and medical disciplines to suggest that the construct of therapeutic alliance may in fact be a variable component of treatment outcome, engagement and satisfaction. Although this construct appears to be highly relevant to aphasia rehabilitation, no research to date has attempted to explore this phenomenon and thus consider its potential utility as a mechanism for change...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348859/the-effect-of-systematic-lower-limb-rehabilitation-training-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-lumbar-fusion-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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Si-Kai Liu, Yan-Li Song, Wen-Yuan Ding, Da-Long Yang, Lei Ma, Si-Dong Yang
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of systematic lower-limb rehabilitation training in elderly patients undergoing lumbar fusion surgery due to serious degenerative intervertebral disc diseases. Results: At the 1st week after surgery, clinical rehabilitation effect in intervention group was better regarding lower-limb muscle strength, lower-limb DVT, VAS score, and ODI, as compared with control group (all p < 0.05). During the first two weeks after surgery, satisfaction rate in intervention group was higher than that in control group...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345403/improving-patient-adherence-to-secondary-prevention-medications-6-months-after-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-observational-cohort-study
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D B Brieger, C Chow, J Gullick, K Hyun, M D'Souza, T Briffa
BACKGROUND: Most patients are recommended secondary prevention pharmacotherapies following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). AIMS: To identify predictors of adherence at 6 months and strategies to improve adherence to these therapies. Design and methods Patients in the CONCORDANCE registry who were discharged on evidence-based medications were stratified into those receiving ≥75% ('adherent') or <75% ('non-adherent') of indicated medications at 6 months. Baseline characteristics, hospital and post-discharge care were compared between groups...
January 18, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343994/calibration-and-validation-of-an-item-bank-for-measuring-general-physical-function-of-patients-in-medical-rehabilitation-settings
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Karon F Cook, Michael A Kallen, Deanna Hayes, Daniel Deutscher, Julie M Fritz, Mark W Werneke, Jerome E Mioduski
Objective: The objective of this study was to report the item response theory (IRT) calibration of an 18-item bank to measure general physical function (GPF) in a wide range of conditions and evaluate the validity of the derived scores. Methods: All 18 items were administered to a large sample of patients (n=2337) who responded to the items in the context of their outpatient rehabilitation care. The responses, collected 1997- 2000, were modeled using the graded response model, an IRT model appropriate for items with two or more response options...
2018: Patient related Outcome Measures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343448/optimizing-the-dose-of-local-infiltration-analgesia-and-gabapentin-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-single-blind-trial-in-128-patients
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Maurik H M van Haagen, Hennie Verburg, Brechtje Hesseling, Lauri Coors, Nick T van Dasselaar, Pim N J Langendijk, Nina M C Mathijssen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Effective analgesia is essential for postoperative recovery and rehabilitation in TKA. The challenge of analgesic regimes is to obtain adequate pain relief and maximum muscle control to mobilize and rehabilitate patients early. However, the optimal dose and best composition are not known. We hypothesized that there would be no differences in reported postoperative pain on the day of the TKA surgery as well as the first day after surgery when different combinations of ropivacain for LIA and gabapentin are given...
January 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342097/time-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy-device-for-monitoring-muscle-oxidative-metabolism-custom-probe-and-in-vivo-applications
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Rebecca Re, Ileana Pirovano, Davide Contini, Lorenzo Spinelli, Alessandro Torricelli
Measurement of muscle oxidative metabolism is of interest for monitoring the training status in athletes and the rehabilitation process in patients. Time domain near infrared spectroscopy (TD NIRS) is an optical technique that allows the non-invasive measurement of the hemodynamic parameters in muscular tissue: concentrations of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin, total hemoglobin content, and tissue oxygen saturation. In this paper, we present a novel TD NIRS medical device for muscle oxidative metabolism. A custom-printed 3D probe, able to host optical elements for signal acquisition from muscle, was develop for TD NIRS in vivo measurements...
January 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338942/international-consensus-icon-on-treatment-of-m%C3%A3-ni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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J Nevoux, M Barbara, J Dornhoffer, W Gibson, T Kitahara, V Darrouzet
OBJECTIVE: To present the international consensus for recommendations for Ménière's disease (MD) treatment. METHODS: Based on a literature review and report of 4 experts from 4 continents, the recommendations have been presented during the 21st IFOS congress in Paris, in June 2017 and are presented in this work. RESULTS: The recommendation is to change the lifestyle, to use the vestibular rehabilitation in the intercritic period and to propose psychotherapy...
January 12, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336846/sex-differences-in-prevalence-of-emergency-department-patient-substance-use
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Robert D Cannon, Gillian A Beauchamp, Paige Roth, Jennifer Stephens, David B Burmeister, David M Richardson, Alanna M Balbi, Tennessee D Park, Stephen W Dusza, Marna Rayl Greenberg
PURPOSE: Substance use and misuse is prevalent in emergency department (ED) populations. While the prevalence of substance use and misuse is reported, sex-specific trends in ED populations have not been documented. We set out to determine the sex-specific prevalence of ED patient substance use during this current epidemic. METHODS: A retrospective electronic data abstraction tool, developed for quality-improvement purposes, was used to assess ED visits in 3 hospitals in northeastern Pennsylvania...
January 11, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336209/effects-of-treadmill-training-combined-with-serotonergic-interventions-on-spasticity-after-contusive-spinal-cord-injury
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Youngjae Ryu, Toru Ogata, Motoshi Nagao, Yasuhiro Sawada, Ryohei Nishimura, Naoki Fujita
Spasticity usually emerges during the course of recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI). While medications and physical rehabilitation are prescribed to alleviate spastic symptoms, the insufficiency of their effects remains an important problem to be addressed. Given the challenges associated with increasing the dose of medication, we supposed that a combination therapy with medication and physical rehabilitation can be effective. Therefore, we examined the effects of treadmill training (TMT) along with serotonergic medication using a spastic rat model after contusive injury...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327603/a-qualitative-investigation-into-the-patient-centered-goal-setting-practices-of-allied-health-clinicians-working-in-rehabilitation
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Lisa J Cameron, Lisa M Somerville, Catherine E Naismith, Dina Watterson, Valentina Maric, Natasha A Lannin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the ways clinicians engage rehabilitation patients in patient-centered goal setting and identify factors influencing the goal-setting process. DESIGN: Ethnographic study utilizing observed practice-thematic analysis. SETTING: Four rehabilitation wards of a large metropolitan hospital in Melbourne, Australia. SUBJECTS: Participants included 17 rehabilitation patients, 18 allied health clinicians and one family member...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324457/successful-first-gait-of-a-child-with-hip-disarticulation-prosthesis-a-case-report
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Hitomi Hara, Teruya Kawamoto, Naomasa Fukase, Etsuko Katayama, Toshiyuki Takemori, Shuichi Fujiwara, Yoshitada Sakai, Kotaro Nishida, Ryosuke Kuroda, Toshihiro Akisue
An infant boy underwent hip disarticulation for infantile fibrosarcoma immediately after birth. His rehabilitation began when he was 4 months old and involved training with his left (residual) leg. He could stand with support at 12 months. His initial prosthesis fitting was performed at the age of 13 months. He could stand and walk with support at 15 months of age and could walk with no additional support and go up and down stairs at 2 years. A single-axis prosthetic knee joint was introduced at the age of 2 years 3 months...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323122/effect-of-rhythmic-auditory-cueing-on-parkinsonian-gait-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shashank Ghai, Ishan Ghai, Gerd Schmitz, Alfred O Effenberg
The use of rhythmic auditory cueing to enhance gait performance in parkinsonian patients' is an emerging area of interest. Different theories and underlying neurophysiological mechanisms have been suggested for ascertaining the enhancement in motor performance. However, a consensus as to its effects based on characteristics of effective stimuli, and training dosage is still not reached. A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to analyze the effects of different auditory feedbacks on gait and postural performance in patients affected by Parkinson's disease...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321822/pursuing-meaningful-end-points-for-stem-cell-therapy-assessment-in-ischemic-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Maria Dorobantu, Nicoleta-Monica Popa-Fotea, Mihaela Popa, Iulia Rusu, Miruna Mihaela Micheu
Despite optimal interventional and medical therapy, ischemic heart disease is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although not included in standard of care rehabilitation, stem cell therapy (SCT) could be a solution for prompting cardiac regeneration. Multiple studies have been published from the beginning of SCT until now, but overall no unanimous conclusion could be drawn in part due to the lack of appropriate end-points. In order to appreciate the impact of SCT, multiple markers from different categories should be considered: Structural, biological, functional, physiological, but also major adverse cardiac events or quality of life...
December 26, 2017: World Journal of Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321099/non-specific-low-back-pain
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Jean-François Chenot, Bernhard Greitemann, Bernd Kladny, Frank Petzke, Michael Pfingsten, Susanne Gabriele Schorr
BACKGROUND: For many years, low back pain has been both the leading cause of days lost from work and the leading indication for medical rehabilitation. The goal of the German Disease Management Guideline (NDMG) on nonspecific low back pain is to improve the treatment of patients with this condition. METHODS: The current update of the NDMG on non-specific low back pain is based on articles retrieved by a systematic search of the literature for systematic reviews...
December 25, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319404/gender-differences-in-utilization-of-specialized-heart-failure-clinics
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Lusine Abrahamyan, Yeva Sahakyan, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Murray Krahn, Valeria E Rac
BACKGROUND: Although heart failure (HF) prevalence is equally high among men and women, observed differences in the provision of care are still not fully understood. We sought to evaluate gender differences in patient profiles, diagnostic testing, medication prescription, and referrals in specialized multidisciplinary ambulatory HF clinics in Ontario. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical chart abstraction was conducted first by randomly selecting 9 (out of 34) HF clinics in Ontario, and then by randomly selecting 100 patient records in each clinic...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318381/-evaluation-of-the-medical-treatment-situation-of-the-visually-impaired-significant-differences-between-young-and-old
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M Oeverhaus, H Hirche, J Esser, A Eckstein, B Schaperdoth-Gerlings
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with irreversible visual impairment need individual visual rehabilitation to regain or improve reading ability and mobility. To analyze the prescription of low vision aids (LVA) and their relation to age, we performed a retrospective chart analysis of our specialized low vision outpatient clinic. METHODS: Patient charts of all patients who attended our low vision outpatient clinic from 2014-2016 were analyzed with respect to the diagnosis, visual acuity, magnification needs, age and prescribed or used LVA...
January 9, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318177/injury-recurrence-among-high-school-athletes-in-the-united-states-a-decade-of-patterns-and-trends-2005-2006-through-2015-2016
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K Linnea Welton, Matthew J Kraeutler, Lauren A Pierpoint, Justin H Bartley, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
Background: As participation in high school athletics increases, so does the number of adolescents experiencing sports-related injury. Understanding injury patterns is an important component to developing and evaluating prevention and rehabilitation programs. Purpose: To analyze recurrent injury rates and patterns among high school athletes, to compare recurrent injuries with new injuries, and to evaluate injury trends over time. Study Design: Descriptive epidemiology study...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318082/a-review-of-a-workers-compensation-database-2003-to-2013-patient-factors-influencing-return-to-work-and-cumulative-financial-claims-after-rotator-cuff-repair-in-geriatric-workers-compensation-cases
#19
Edward Shields, Caroline Thirukumaran, Katia Noyes, Ilya Voloshin
Background: Workers' compensation status is associated with poor outcomes after rotator cuff repair surgery. The purpose of this study was to analyze a database of geriatric workers' compensation patients after surgical repair of the rotator cuff and identify both medical and nonmedical patient factors that influence the time it takes for them to return to work at full duty, including a comparison of arthroscopic and open techniques. Methods: An all workers' compensation database was queried for rotator cuff claims that were surgically managed using arthroscopic, open, or both approaches from 2003 to 2013 in patients aged ≥60...
December 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317917/assessing-appropriateness-of-drug-therapy-in-older-persons-development-and-application-of-a-medication-assessment-tool-for-long-term-management-of-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Marise Gauci, Francesca Wirth, Liberato Camilleri, Lilian M Azzopardi, Anthony Serracino-Inglott
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is highly prevalent in older persons and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Assessing appropriateness of drug therapy in AF may be facilitated by application of medication assessment tools (MATs). Objective: To develop, psychometrically evaluate and apply an innovative MAT for the long-term management of AF with particular relevance to older persons. Methods: Key recommendations from clinical practice guidelines for the long-term management of AF were selected and review criteria defining appropriate drug therapy were constructed as a 'qualifying statement' followed by a 'standard'...
October 2017: Pharmacy Practice
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