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Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - November 23, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Departments Source Type: research
The article, Graham JE, Karmarkar AM, Ottenbacher KJ. Small sample research designs for evidence-based rehabilitation: issues and methods. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2012;93:S111-6, was mistakenly published online as an uncorrected proof in May 2012. The article was embargoed to publish as a special communication with all other content for the August 2012 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation supplemental issue (August 2012; Vol 93, No. 8, Suppl 2). In an attempt to remove the article from online publication and remedy the publishing error, the publisher erroneously retracted the article. The authors in no way precip...
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - November 23, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Departments Source Type: research
The Authors Respond: Some Comments on Peak Testing, Validity, and Prediction of Maximal Values
We thank the authors for their letter, their interest in our recent article, and their comments on our research. In response, we would like to underline some important issues relating to the distinction between peak and maximal effort, the nature of test validity, and the appropriate method of handling submaximal test data.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - November 23, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Roy J. Shephard, Angeline Nsenga Leunkeu, Said Ahmaide Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Does the Six-Minute Walk Test Measure Aerobic Capacity in Persons With Cerebral Palsy?
We read with interest the study on the reproducibility and validity of the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) classified in Gross Motor Function Classification System levels I and II by Nsenga Leunkeu et al. We agree with the authors' rationale for undertaking the study: it is important to determine reliability and validity of the 6MWT because inexpensive and clinically applicable field exercise tests are needed to assess cardiopulmonary fitness in persons with CP. Therefore, we compliment the authors on undertaking this study. However, it is our opinion that the authors wrongly interpreted the ...
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - November 23, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Jorrit Slaman, Annet Dallmeijer, Rita van den Berg-Emons Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Update on the Role of Muscle in the Genesis and Management of Knee Osteoarthritis
This updated review outlines the influence of muscle activity on knee joint loading, describes the deficits in muscle function observed in people with knee osteoarthritis, and summarizes available evidence pertaining to the role of muscle in the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis. The review also focuses on whether muscle deficits can be modified in knee osteoarthritis and whether improvements in muscle function lead to improved symptoms and joint structure. The review concludes with a discussion of exercise prescription for muscle rehabilitation in knee osteoarthritis.
Source: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America - November 23, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Kim L. Bennell, Tim V. Wrigley, Michael A. Hunt, Boon-Whatt Lim, Rana S. Hinman Source Type: research
Effectiveness of Acute Geriatric Unit Care Using Acute Care for Elders Components: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
ConclusionAcute geriatric unit care, based on all or part of the ACE model and introduced during the acute phase of older adults' illness or injury, improves patient‐ and system‐level outcomes.
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - November 23, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Mary T. Fox, Malini Persaud, Ilo Maimets, Kelly O'Brien, Dina Brooks, Deborah Tregunno, Ellen Schraa Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
Resistance and Balance Training Improves Functional Capacity in Very Old Participants Attending Cardiac Rehabilitation After Coronary Bypass Surgery
ConclusionThere were significant improvements in all measured variables in very old adults participating in CR soon after CABG. With additional functional exercise training, participants randomized to IG improved significantly more than those randomized to CG on 6‐MWD, TUG time, and relative workload.
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - November 23, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: John C. Busch, Dorothea Lillou, Godehard Wittig, Petra Bartsch, Detlev Willemsen, Neil Oldridge, Birna Bjarnason‐Wehrens Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
Changes in Activities of Daily Living, Nutrient Intake, and Systemic Inflammation in Elderly Adults Receiving Recuperative Care
ConclusionProtein intake and inflammation are significantly correlated with functional recovery for aging individuals undergoing recuperative care and rehabilitation. Future studies should investigate whether combined interventions that target these factors improve recovery during hospitalization for this population.
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - November 23, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Richard A. Dennis, Larry E. Johnson, Paula K. Roberson, Muhannad Heif, Melinda M. Bopp, Kimberly K. Garner, Kalpana P. Padala, Prasad R. Padala, Patricia M. Dubbert, Dennis H. Sullivan Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
Which chronic obstructive pulmonary disease care recommendations have low implementation and why? A pilot study
Conclusions: This study provides justification for a larger observational study to test the hypothesis that pulmonary rehabilitation referral is low in suitable COPD patients, and closer investigation of the reasons for this evidence-practice gap.
Source: BMC Research Notes - November 23, 2012 Category: Research Authors: Kylie JohnstonKaren Grimmer-SomersMary YoungRal AnticPeter Frith Source Type: research
Geriatric Dizziness: Evolving Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches for the Emergency Department
Dizziness affects one in five people over the age of 65 years and is associated with substantial healthcare costs. Serious causes of dizziness are found in 20% of patients over 50 years. The approach to the patient with dizziness is challenging as physical exam and diagnostic tests have suboptimal sensitivities. The risk of vascular events is higher in the first 30 days than after, suggesting some missed diagnoses. Medications and vestibular rehabilitation may serve as treatment options for dizziness, but data on their efficacy in older patients is lacking.
Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - November 22, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Alexander X. Lo, Caroline N. Harada Source Type: research
Conservative management of recurrent lumbar disk herniation with epidural fibrosis: a case report
Conclusion: This case report describes chiropractic management including spinal manipulative therapy and rehabilitation exercises and subsequent objective and subjective functional and symptomatic improvement.
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine - November 22, 2012 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Aaron B. Welk, Destiny N. Werdehausen, Norman W. Kettner Tags: Topics in diagnostic imaging Source Type: research
Essential motion of metacarpophalangeal joints during activities of daily living
Conclusion: The data obtained in this study on MCP joint motions that are required to perform activities may be beneficial in setting ROM goals for patients with finger MCP joint impairment.Level of evidence: NA.
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - November 22, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hiroyuki Hayashi, Hideki Shimizu Tags: Scientific/Clinical Articles Source Type: research
Effects of a dynamic stability approach in conservative intervention of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb: A retrospective study
Abstract: Study design: Retrospective cohort.Introduction: Conservative intervention of carpometacarpal joint (CMC) thumb pain, caused by osteoarthritis and ligament laxity, is frequently seen in hand therapy. Traditional intervention for pain and disability reduction includes orthoses, exercises, and joint protection education. The literature on conservative management is unclear which design or program of exercises create an effective result. Results of a conservative dynamic stability interventional model for thumb pain are presented as a design which positively effects pain and disability.Purpose of the study: The purp...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - November 22, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Virginia H. O'Brien, M. Russell Giveans Tags: Scientific/Clinical Articles Source Type: research
Clinical commentary in response to “The impact of flexor tendon rehabilitation restrictions on individuals' independence with daily activities: Implications for hand therapists”
The rehabilitation of a patient with a flexor tendon injury necessitates a careful approach based on principles of anatomy, biomechanics, wound healing, and patient values and expectations. In addition to prioritizing these complex and interrelated factors, the authors of the current study advocate activity modification based on perspectives of patients 6–12 months after flexor tendon repair and rehabilitation. Clinical interpretation of this article will be pursued through review of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF), discussion of self-report outcome measures to facilitate ...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - November 22, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rebecca Lynn von der Heyde Tags: Scientific/Clinical Articles Source Type: research
Transtibial Amputee Joint Motion has Increased Attractor Divergence During Walking Compared to Non-Amputee Gait.
Abstract The amputation and subsequent prosthetic rehabilitation of a lower leg affects gait. Dynamical systems theory would predict the use of a prosthetic device should alter the functional attractor dynamics to which the system self-organizes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the largest Lyapunov exponent (a nonlinear tool for assessing attractor dynamics) for amputee gait compared to healthy non-amputee individuals. Fourteen unilateral, transtibial amputees and fourteen healthy, non-amputee individuals ambulated on a treadmill at preferred, self-selected walking speed. Our results showed that...
Source: Annals of Biomedical Engineering - November 22, 2012 Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Wurdeman SR, Myers SA, Stergiou N Tags: Ann Biomed Eng Source Type: research
A randomised controlled trial to improve general practitioners' services in cancer rehabilitation: Effects on general practitioners' proactivity and on patients' participation in rehabilitation activities.
In this study we aim to test the effects of a complex intervention designed to improve general practitioners' (GPs) involvement in cancer rehabilitation. Outcomes were proactive contacts to patients by their GP reported by the patients and GPs, respectively, and patients' participation in rehabilitation activities. Methods. Cluster randomised controlled trial. All general practices in Denmark were randomised to an intervention group or to a control group (usual procedures). Patients were subsequently allocated to the intervention or the control group based on randomisation status of their GP. Between May 2008 and February ...
Source: Acta Oncologica - November 22, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bergholdt SH, Søndergaard J, Larsen PV, Holm LV, Kragstrup J, Hansen DG Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
The Effect of Core and Epitendinous Suture Modifications on Repair of Intrasynovial Flexor Tendons in an In Vivo Canine Model
Conclusions: In an in vivo model, current modifications to suture techniques for intrasynovial flexor tendon repair demonstrated significant improvements in gap formation and rupture compared with a similar technique using shorter purchase lengths and shallower purchase depth. Clinical relevance: Suggested repair modifications for the treatment of zone II flexor tendon transections demonstrate improvements in gap formation and tendon rupture in vivo.
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - November 21, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: Duretti T. Fufa, Daniel A. Osei, Ryan P. Calfee, Matthew J. Silva, Stavros Thomopoulos, Richard H. Gelberman Tags: Scientific Articles Source Type: research
Influence of implant number on the biomechanical behaviour of mandibular implant-retained/supported overdentures: A three-dimensional finite element analysis
Conclusions and clinical significance Single-implant-retained mandibular overdentures do not show damaging strain concentration in the bone around the only implant and may be a cost-effective treatment option for edentulous patients. A third implant can be placed between the original two when patients rehabilitated by two-implant overdentures report constant and obvious denture rotation around the fulcrum line.
Source: Journal of Dentistry - November 21, 2012 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Patient-oriented rehabilitation in the management of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: A Pa-O approach may be more beneficial in terms of pain and disability improvement in the short-term follow-up in suffers from CMNP. However, the occurrence of a performance-bias due to the increased level of attention from physicians to patients in Pa-O group, cannot be ruled-out. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: A Pa-O approach should be considered for CMNP also in an outpatient facility. Key words: Neck pain - Rehabilitation - Exercise - Randomized controlled trial. PMID: 23172400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Paoloni M, Tavernese E, Cacchio A, Tattoli M, Melis L, Ronconi R, Santilli V Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
A transversal multicenter study assessing functioning, disability and environmental factors with the comprehensive ICF core set for low back pain in Brazil.
Conclusion. The comprehensive ICF core sets for low back pain can be used to describe the living experience of such individuals, although efforts to make it operational and enhance the reproducibility of the results are needed to warrant its reliable routine use. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: This study highlights the importance of a complete assessment of chronic low back pain and demonstrate the need for multidisciplinary approach. PMID: 23172401 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Riberto M, Chiappetta LM, Lopes KA, Battistella LR Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Effects of treadmill training with partial body weight support and the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation method on hemiparetic gait: a comparative study.
CONCLUSION: Improvement in motor function and in gait symmetry was observed for both groups, suggesting similarity of interventions. However, the sample size should be carefully considered in generalizing the results to other populations. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The results showed some equivalence between these two approaches with regard to motor recovery, functionality and temporal symmetry of hemiparetic gait, suggesting that the cost-effectiveness of each treatment may have a important role in this choice. PMID: 23172402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ribeiro T, Britto H, Oliveira D, Silva E, Galvão E, Lindquist A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Sony PlayStation EyeToy elicits higher levels of movement than the Nintendo Wii: implications for stroke rehabilitation.
CONCLUSION: Both consoles rated high for usability, enjoyment and satisfaction highlighting their suitability for a range of individuals in stroke rehabilitation. EyeToy provides increased movement and movement intensity. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Both consoles are suitable for use in stroke rehabilitation however this information can be helpful to clinicians while selecting a gaming console according to the type and intensity of movements that he/she aims to encourage during therapy. PMID: 23172403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Neil A, Ens S, Pelletier R, Jarus T, Rand D Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Motor strategies and bilateral transfer in sensorimotor learning of patients with subacute stroke and healthy subjects. A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION:Bilateral transfer was observed from high to low skilled hand. Learning was not due to a mere sequence repetition, but on a strategy chosen on the basis of the previous performance. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACTThe affected hand of patients with subacute stroke may benefit from sensorimotor learning occurred with the un-affected hand. PMID: 23172404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Iosa M, Morone G, Ragaglini MR, Fusco A, Paolucci S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Effect of supervision on ultrasonographic measurements. A blinded randomized cross-over study.
CONCLUSION: Supervision during measurements of novice sonographers is crucial and their data should otherwise be interpreted attentively. PMID: 23172405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ozçakar L, Kara M, Tekin L, Karanfil Y, Esen E, Utku B, Can Güven S, Cağlayan G, Youssefi A, Pitruzzella M, Ciocchetti E, Açikel C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Differential trajectory of functional recovery and determinants for first time stroke survivors by using a LCGA approach: a hospital based analysis over a 1-year period.
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that diverse functional recovery clusters persisted and serum albumin concentration at admission was a critical assessment factor. CLINICAL REHABILITATION: Such information could be useful for identifying the different rehabilitation needs of varying trajectory groups and for effectively improving functional ability among the ischemic stroke population. PMID: 23172406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Huang HC, Chang CH, Lee TH, Chang YJ, Ryu SJ, Chang TY, Huang KL, Liu CH, Chang HJ Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Energy metabolism during activity-promoting video games practice in subjects with spinal cord injury: evidences for health promotion.
CONCLUSION: These considerable results suggest that physical exertion during APVG practice in subjects with SCI could contribute to health promotion as well as caloric balance control, especially when boxing is considered. This can be safely achieved at home with regular activity. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT:These findings substantiate the potential for novel exercise modalities to counteract deconditioning due to inactivity in subjects with SCI by promoting physical activity through implementation of APVG exercise programs. PMID: 23172407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gaffurini P, Bissolotti L, Calza S, Calabretto C, Orizio C, Gobbo M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Validation of the ICF core set for neuromuscular diseases.
CONCLUSION: The NMD Core Set, as well as a measurement based on this Core Set, can contribute to a better understanding of the consequences of NMDs and can also serve as a basis for clinical practice, research, social security systems, and educational programs. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The newly developed NMD Core Set can be a basis for enhancing the development of rehabilitation interventions and improving overall health care for patients with a NMD. PMID: 23172408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bos I, Stallinga HA, Middel B, Kuks JB, Wynia K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Effect of low-level laser therapy on pain, quality of life and sleep in patients with fibromyalgia: study protocol for a double-blinded randomized controlled trial
Background: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been widely used as adjuvant strategy for treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The light-tissue interaction (photobiostimulation) promotes analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and improves tissue healing, which could justify the recommendation of this therapy for patients with fibromyalgia, leading to an improvement in pain and possibly minimizing social impact related to this disease. The present study proposes to evaluate the effect of LLLT on tender points in patients with fibromyalgia, correlating this outcome with quality of life and sleep. Methods: One hundred and ...
Source: Trials - November 21, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Paulo de CarvalhoErnesto Leal-JuniorAna AlvesCaroline RamboLuciana SampaioClaudia OliveiraRegiane AlbertiniLuis Oliveira Source Type: research
Benefit of multiple sessions of perilesional repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for an effective rehabilitation of visuospatial function
In this study, we tested the effects of seventy consecutive sessions of perilesional high‐frequency (10 Hz) repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of chronic neglect deficits in a well‐established feline model of visuospatial neglect. Under identical rTMS parameters and visuospatial testing regimes, half of the subjects improved in visuospatial orienting performance. The other half experienced either none or extremely moderate ameliorations in the neglected hemispace and displayed transient patterns of maladaptive visuospatial behavior. Detailed analyses suggest that lesion location and e...
Source: European Journal of Neuroscience - November 21, 2012 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Linda Afifi, R. Jarrett Rushmore, Antoni Valero‐Cabré Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Return to pre-injury health status and function 12 months after hospitalisation for sport and active recreation related orthopaedic injury
Conclusions At 12 months post injury, most participants reported large reductions in physical health and reduced function. This information is important for furthering our understanding of the burden of sport and active recreation injury and setting priorities for treatment and rehabilitation.
Source: Injury Prevention - November 21, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Andrew, N. E., Wolfe, R., Cameron, P., Richardson, M., Page, R., Bucknill, A., Gabbe, B. J. Tags: Epidemiologic studies Original articles Source Type: research
Effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on adaptation of multi-digit forces to object mass distribution for whole-hand manipulation
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that, although CTS did not affect patients' ability to perform our manipulation task, it interfered with the modulation of specific grasp control variables. This phenomenon might be indicative of a lower degree of flexibility of the sensorimotor system in CTS to adapt to grasp task conditions.
Source: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation - November 21, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Wei ZhangJamie JohnstonMark RossBrandon CoakleyElizabeth GleasonAmylou DueckMarco Santello Source Type: research
Effects of exercise training started within 2 weeks after acute myocardial infarction on myocardial perfusion and left ventricular function: a gated SPECT imaging study
Conclusions: Six months of exercise training early after STEMI reduces stress-induced ischaemia and improves LV wall motion and thickness. Exercise-induced changes in myocardial perfusion and function were associated with the absence of unfavourable LV remodelling and with the improvement of cardiovascular functional capacity.
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November 21, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Giallauria, F., Acampa, W., Ricci, F., Vitelli, A., Maresca, L., Mancini, M., Grieco, A., Gallicchio, R., Xhoxhi, E., Spinelli, L., Cuocolo, A., Vigorito, C. Tags: Original scientific papers Source Type: research
Six-minute walking test but not ejection fraction predicts mortality in elderly patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation following coronary artery bypass grafting
Conclusions: Our results indicate that both EF ≥ 50% and 6MWT ≥ 300 m independently protect against mortality in CABG patients before CR. However, their protective role is age dependent. In fact, EF ≥ 50% is protective in adults but not in elderly while 6MWT ≥ 300 m is protective in elderly but not in adult patients.
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November 21, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Cacciatore, F., Abete, P., Mazzella, F., Furgi, G., Nicolino, A., Longobardi, G., Testa, G., Langellotto, A., Infante, T., Napoli, C., Ferrara, N., Rengo, F. Tags: Original scientific papers Source Type: research
Cardiac rehabilitation decreases plasma pentraxin 3 in patients with cardiovascular diseases
Conclusions: Plasma PTX3, an inflammatory marker, which was quite different from CRP and SAA, decreased during cardiac rehabilitation with an improvement of exercise capacity in patients with cardiovascular diseases.
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November 21, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Fukuda, T., Kurano, M., Iida, H., Takano, H., Tanaka, T., Yamamoto, Y., Ikeda, K., Nagasaki, M., Monzen, K., Uno, K., Kato, M., Shiga, T., Maemura, K., Masuda, N., Yamashita, H., Hirata, Y., Nagai, R., Nakajima, T. Tags: Original scientific papers Source Type: research
Short-term effect of motivational interviewing on clinical and psychological outcomes and health-related quality of life in cardiac rehabilitation patients with poor motivation in Hong Kong: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: The short-term effectiveness of MI on clinical outcomes and health-related quality of life in poorly motivated cardiac rehabilitation patients is limited. MI, however, was shown to increase anxiety levels of patients during the study period (3 months). More evidence is needed to better understand this phenomenon in the future studies.
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November 21, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chair, S. Y., Chan, S. W.-C., Thompson, D. R., Leung, K.-P., Ng, S. K.-C., Choi, K. C. Tags: Original scientific paper Source Type: research
Randomized trial of an internet-based computer-tailored expert system for physical activity in patients with heart disease
Conclusions: Patients with CHD using an internet-based activity prescription with online coaching were more physically active at follow up than those receiving usual care. Use of the CardioFit program could extend the reach of rehabilitation and secondary-prevention services.
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November 21, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Reid, R. D., Morrin, L. I., Beaton, L. J., Papadakis, S., Kocourek, J., McDonnell, L., D'Angelo, M. E. S., Tulloch, H., Suskin, N., Unsworth, K., Blanchard, C., Pipe, A. L. Tags: Original scientific paper Source Type: research
Importance of characteristics and modalities of physical activity and exercise in the management of cardiovascular health in individuals with cardiovascular disease (Part III)
The beneficial effect of exercise training and exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation on symptom-free exercise capacity, cardiovascular and skeletal muscle function, quality of life, general healthy lifestyle, and reduction of depressive symptoms and psychosocial stress is nowadays well recognized. However, it remains largely obscure, which characteristics of physical activity (PA) and exercise training frequency, intensity, time (duration), type (mode), and volume (dose: intensity x duration) of exercise – are the most effective. The present paper, therefore, will deal with these exercise characteristics in the manag...
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November 21, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Vanhees, L., Rauch, B., Piepoli, M., van Buuren, F., Takken, T., Borjesson, M., Bjarnason-Wehrens, B., Doherty, P., Dugmore, D., Halle, M., (on behalf of the writing group of the EACPR) Tags: Review Source Type: research
Heart rate variability to assess ventilatory thresholds: reliable in cardiac disease?
Conclusions: SD and Poincaré plot methods lead to substantial inaccuracy in HR estimates. The time-varying HRV analysis led to strong correlation coefficients and low limits of agreement. Therefore, this method may be a promising, low-cost tool for non-invasive assessment of the ventilatory thresholds in cardiac disease.
Source: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology - November 21, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Mourot, L., Tordi, N., Bouhaddi, M., Teffaha, D., Monpere, C., Regnard, J. Tags: Original scientific paper Source Type: research
The effects of a rhythm and music-based therapy program and therapeutic riding in late recovery phase following stroke: a study protocol for a three-armed randomized controlled trial
This study will ascertain whether any of the two intervention programs can improve overall health status and functioning in the late phase of stroke. A positive outcome would increase the scientific basis for the use of such interventions in the late phase after stroke.Trial registrationClinical Trials.gov Identifier: NCT01372059
Source: BMC Neurology - November 21, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Lina Bunketorp KällÅsa Lundgren-NilssonChristian BlomstrandMarcela PeknaMilos PeknyMichael Nilsson Source Type: research
Abstract 602: Determinants of Elevated Blood pressure with Water Immersion [Poster Session II]
Conclusion; In conclusion, these results of the present study suggests that arterial stiffening may contribute to elevated BP with water immersion, but not BRS or venous volume.
Source: Hypertension - November 20, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Kawano, H., Mineta, M., Gando, Y., Asaka, M., Higuchi, M. Tags: Poster Session II Source Type: research
Speech rehabilitation during the first year after total laryngectomy
ConclusionsSpeech improves considerably between 6 months and 1 year after total laryngectomy. Nonattendance of rehabilitation is associated with a worse functional outcome in speech rehabilitation. Head Neck, 2012
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Susanne Singer, Dorit Wollbrück, Andreas Dietz, Juliane Schock, Friedemann Pabst, Hans‐Joachim Vogel, Jens Oeken, Annett Sandner, Sven Koscielny, Karl Hormes, Kerstin Breitenstein, Heike Richter, Andreas Deckelmann, Sarah Cook, Michael Fuchs, Sylvia Me Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Treating Chemobrain: Rehabilitation Therapies Emerge
Source: JNCI - November 20, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: McNeil, C. Tags: News Source Type: research
Health Status and Depression Remission in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: Patient-Reported Outcomes From the SADHART-CHF Trial [Original Articles]
Conclusions— Patients with heart failure whose depressive symptoms remitted had significantly greater improvement in physical function, social function, and quality of life.
Source: Circulation: Heart Failure - November 20, 2012 Category: Cardiology Authors: Xiong, G. L., Fiuzat, M., Kuchibhatla, M., Krishnan, R., O'Connor, C. M., Jiang, W., on behalf of the SADHART-CHF Investigators Tags: Congestive, Behavioral/psychosocial - treatment, Exercise/exercise testing/rehabilitation Original Articles Source Type: research
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment for the fixation of implant prosthesis in oncology patients irradiated
Conclusion: The treatment resulted in several benefits such as improving his chewing efficiency, swallowing and speech, less denture trauma on the mucosa and improving his self‐esteem.
Source: Gerodontology - November 20, 2012 Category: Dentistry Authors: Marcelo C. Goiato, Daniela M. dos Santos, Aldiéris A. Pesqueira, Marcela F. Haddad, Idelmo R. Garcia, Eder R. Biasoli, Amália Moreno Source Type: research
Direct restorative treatment of anterior weared teeth after re‐establishment of occlusal vertical dimension: a case report
Conclusion: This article presents an anterior direct rehabilitation approach not only as an alternative option, but also as viable and less expensive treatment option with an optimally aesthetic and functional result.
Source: Gerodontology - November 20, 2012 Category: Dentistry Authors: Maria M.C. Humel, Jessica M.F.K. Takahashi, Luis A.M.S. Paulillo, Marcelo F. Mesquita, Luis R.M. Martins Source Type: research
Evaluation of a fast‐track programme for patients undergoing liver resection
Conclusion:Fast‐track principles for perioperative care were introduced successfully and are safe after liver resection. Routine discharge 2 days after laparoscopic resection and 4–5 days after open liver resection may be feasible. Copyright © 2012 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Source: British Journal of Surgery - November 20, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: N. A. Schultz, P. N. Larsen, B. Klarskov, L. M. Plum, H. J. Frederiksen, B. M. Christensen, H. Kehlet, J. G. Hillingsø Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Contemporary perioperative care strategies
Conclusion:Multidisciplinary management of perioperative patient care has improved outcomes. Copyright © 2012 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Source: British Journal of Surgery - November 20, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: M. Adamina, O. Gié, N. Demartines, F. Ris Tags: Review Source Type: research
Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (FITNET) is an effective treatment for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome
Study design Design: Randomised controlled trial. Allocation: Computer generated blocked allocation. Blinding: Investigators and participants were not blinded. Study question Setting: Two outpatient clinics in Holland (paediatric hospital and treatment coordinating centre) receiving nationwide referrals. Patients: 135 adolescents aged 12–18 years with chronic fatigue symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) definition). Intervention: Adolescents were randomised to two groups to receive: newly developed computer-based FITNET programme (containing cognitive behavioural modules, e-consults and a separa...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice - November 20, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Crawley, E. M. Tags: Clinical trials (epidemiology), Drugs: CNS (not psychiatric), Infection (neurology), Neuromuscular disease, Adolescent health, Child and adolescent psychiatry (paedatrics), Child health, Rheumatology Structured abstracts of sentinel articles: Picket Source Type: research
An overview of drug therapies used in the treatment of dystonia and spasticity in children
Introduction Spasticity is defined clinically as ‘a motor disorder characterised by a velocity-dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes (muscle tone) with exaggerated tendon acts resulting from hyperexcitability of the stretch reflex, as one component of the upper motor neuron syndrome’.1 Spasticity is a common feature of cerebral palsy (CP) as well as spinal cord and traumatic brain injury. The most common cause of spasticity in childhood is CP which affects between 2 and 3 of every 1000 live births in industrialised countries.2 Other causes of spasticity include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury,...
Source: Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice - November 20, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tickner, N., Apps, J. R., Keady, S., Sutcliffe, A. G. Tags: Eye Diseases, Cerebral palsy, Other rehabilitative therapies, Drugs: CNS (not psychiatric), Hydrocephalus, Neurological injury, Ophthalmology, Child health, Physiotherapy, Rheumatology, Dentistry and oral medicine, Physiotherapy, Trauma, Metabolic disorde Source Type: research