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Elevated serum levels of high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and its association with disease activity and quality of life
This study was carried out to determine the serum levels of high mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to evaluate its correlation with disease activity and quality of life. According to our knowledge, it is the first trial evaluating HMGB1 levels in AS. Serum samples of 30 patients (18 males and 12 females) with AS and 29 healthy controls (HC) (15 females and 14 males) were collected. HMGB1 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, activity of disease was assessed according to the Bath AS Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), and functional status of patients...
Source: Rheumatology International - November 9, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology International Source Type: research
Mental Practice is Modifiable: Changes in Perspective Maintenance and Vividness Post-Stroke
This exploratory study investigated effects of a mental practice (MP) intervention on imagery vividness and perspective maintenance in post-stroke subjects. Additionally, the relationship between internal and external imagery vividness and kinesthetic imagery was examined. Data were drawn from 17 persons participating in a RCT investigating the effects of perspective use during MP on post-stroke recovery. The Vividness of Movement Imagery Questionnaire-2 (VMIQ-2) and a self-report perspective rating scale were used to examine changes in vividness and perspective maintenance, respectively. Findings indicate improvements in ...
Source: Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity - November 9, 2012 Category: Sports Medicine Tags: motor imagery rehabilitation stroke recovery Source Type: research
Alexithymic and somatisation scores in patients with temporomandibular pain disorder correlate with deficits in facial emotion recognition
Summary Current studies suggest dysfunctional emotional processing as a key factor in the aetiology of temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Investigating facial emotion recognition (FER) may offer an elegant and reliable way to study emotional processing in patients with TMD. Twenty patients with TMD and the same number of age‐, sex‐ and education‐matched controls were measured with the Facially Expressed Emotion Labelling (FEEL) test, the 26‐item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS‐26), the Screening for Somatoform Symptoms (SOMS‐2a), the German Pain Questionnaire and the 21‐item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HA...
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - November 9, 2012 Category: Dentistry Authors: J. Haas, P. Eichhammer, H. C. Traue, H. Hoffmann, M. Behr, T. Crönlein, C. Pieh, V. Busch Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Abstract Rates of return to pre-injury sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are less than might be expected from standard outcome measures and there appears to be a rapid decline in sporting participation after two to three years. There are many factors that influence whether an individual will return to sport following this type of surgery. They include not only surgical details and rehabilitation, but also social and psychological factors, as well as demographic characteristics. Age is of particular importance with older patients being less likely to resume their pre-injury sport...
Source: International Orthopaedics - November 9, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: International Orthopaedics Source Type: research
A genome-wide sib-pair linkage analysis of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine
Abstract Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine (OPLL) is a common musculoskeletal disease among people after middle age. The OPLL presents with serious neurological abnormalities due to compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots. The OPLL is caused by genetic and environment factors; however, its etiology and pathogenesis still remain to be elucidated. To determine the susceptibility loci for OPLL, we performed a genome-wide linkage study using 214 affected sib-pairs of Japanese. In stratification analyses for definite cervical OPLL, we found loci with suggestive linkage on 1p2...
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism - November 9, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism Source Type: research
A scoping review on occupational and self identity after a brain injury.
Conclusions: Research indicates there are extensive changes to identity after a brain injury and this impacts returning to previous occupations. This knowledge can further our understanding of returning to occupations after a brain injury and the impact on occupational identity. PMID: 23142915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Work - November 9, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Bryson-Campbell M, Shaw L, O'Brien J, Holmes J, Magalhaes L Tags: Work Source Type: research
Does a falling level of activity predict disability development in community-dwelling elderly people?
Conclusion:Community-dwelling elderly people who report decreased physical activity have a higher risk to develop disability at one-year follow-up. PMID: 23144225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Vermeulen J, Spreeuwenberg MD, Daniëls R, Neyens JC, Van Rossum E, De Witte LP Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Fall risk six weeks from onset of stroke and the ability of the Prediction of Falls in Rehabilitation Settings Tool and motor function to predict falls.
Conclusion:Although Predict FIRST has the ability to predict falls in people with recent onset of stroke, there is some underestimation of fall risk. PMID: 23144226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nyström A, Hellström K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Evaluating use and outcomes of mobility technology: A multiple stakeholder analysis.
Conclusions: The conceptual fit model and factors related to self-management of MT represent new knowledge and provide a framework for stakeholder-based evaluation of MT outcomes. Implications for MT assessment, service delivery, outcomes research, and interventions are discussed. PMID: 23137189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hammel J, Southall K, Jutai J, Finlayson M, Kashindi G, Fok D Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
A cross-sectional study comparing strength profile of dorsal and palmar flexor muscles of the wrist in epicondylitis and healthy men.
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Both palmar flexor force and palmar/dorsal ratio in eccentric exercise were significantly higher in patients. This finding indicates a muscular imbalance in patients underlying the epicondylitis condition. Additionally, former patients fatigued earlier. Findings indicate that muscle imbalances and fatigability might be related to lateral epicondylitis. This information may be useful in the design and monitoring of programs intended for lateral epicondylitis rehabilitation. More studies are necessary to conclude if these differences are cause or consequence of the epicondyliti...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Unyó C, Chalet J, Rojas-Martínez M, Pujol E, Müller B, Garrita R, Mañanas MA Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Psychiatric disorders in patients suffering from an acute cerebrovascular accident or traumatic injury, and their effects on rehabilitation: an observational study.
CONCLUSION: History of psychiatric disorders is the most relevant factor associated with psychopathology in patients with an acute cerebrovascular accident or traumatic injury, followed by lower total FIM scores, and type of pathologic event. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The presence of psychiatric disorders may potentially influence the rehabilitation process and outcomes; thus their recognition and management are key factors during a rehabilitation program. PMID: 23138676 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Meroni R, Beghi E, Beghi M, Brambilla G, Cerri C, Perin C, Peroni F, Cornaggia CM Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Is walking in daily life a moderate intensity activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
CONCLUSION:The majority of patients with moderate-very severe COPD walk more than 30 minutes/day; however this does not mean that they are physically active, since less than 1/4 of their time spent walking can be considered as moderate-intensity activity. Clinical rehabilitation impact. Moderate-intensity physical activity in patients with COPD is more reduced than previously known. There is a clear need to increase their daily physical activity and lead a higher proportion of this population to comply with the minimum recommendations. PMID: 23138677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Vitorasso R, Camillo CA, Cavalheri V, Aparecida Hernandes N, Cortez Verceze A, Sant'anna T, Ferreira Monteiro F, Ramos EM, Pitta F Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in music students-associated musculoskeletal signs.
CONCLUSION:Musicians presented with more pain regions and a higher amount of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Further studies evaluating the clinical relevance and their role in the development of PRMD are warranted. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT.Screening of musicians for musculoskeletal dysfunction may identify those musicians at increased risk. Early treatment may prevent PRMD in musicians. Additional research is needed to confirm our hypothesis. PMID: 23138678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Steinmetz A, Möller H, Seidel W, Rigotti T Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Balance and walking involvement in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy: a pilot study on the effects of custom lower limb orthoses.
CONCLUSION: This pilot study shows that in FSHD patients' custom lower limb orthoses (foot-orthoses and ankle-foot-orthoses); evaluated by using a multidimensional approach, improve walking, balance and QoL. Clinical Rehabilitation Impact. These preliminary results suggest that custom lower limb orthoses could reduce the risk of falling with a positive effect on our patients' safety. Our results should encourage the scientific community to do efficacy study on this hot topic. PMID: 23138679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - November 9, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Aprile I, Bordieri C, Gilardi A, Lainieri Milazzo M, Russo G, De Santis F, Frusciante R, Iannaccone E, Erra C, Ricci E, Padua L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Shape of growth plate of proximal femur in children and its significance in the aetiology of slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Conclusions The change of shape of the proximal femoral growth plate from pleated to more spherical is one of the risk factors for the incidence of SCFE in children ten years old and older. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original PaperPages 1-8DOI 10.1007/s00264-012-1699-yAuthors Grzegorz Kandzierski, Children’s Orthopaedic Clinic and Rehabilitation Department, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, PolandŁukasz Matuszewski, Children’s Orthopaedic Clinic and Rehabilitation Department, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, PolandAnna Wójcik, Children’s Orthopaedic Clinic and Rehabili...
Source: International Orthopaedics - November 8, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: International Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Three cases of IgG4-related orbital inflammation presented as unilateral pseudotumor and review of the literature
We report here three cases of IgG4-related orbital inflammation that presented as unilateral pseudotumors. The patients all were men, with an age range of 65–75 years. The patients had been pointed out unilateral intra-orbital masses, and histopathological examinations revealed marked accumulation of IgG4-positive plasma cells (IgG4/IgG ratio: 51.1–71.6 %) with fibrosis. But storiform fibrosis was seen in only one case, and no obliterative phlebitis was seen. The serum levels of IgG4 were increased to 178–670 mg/dL. The masses had well-defined homogeneous signal intensities, and they were hypo-int...
Source: Rheumatology International - November 8, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology International Source Type: research
Why not use your own body weight to prevent falls? A randomized, controlled trial of balance therapy to prevent falls and fractures for elderly people who can stand on one leg for ≤15 s
Conclusions Dynamic flamingo exercise prevents falls but no significant difference was demonstrated in fracture prevention in elderly women with poor balance. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-11DOI 10.1007/s00776-012-0328-3Authors Keizo Sakamoto, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Showa University School of Medicine, 1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 142-8666 JapanNaoto Endo, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Niigata University School of Medicine, 1-757 Asahimachi Street, Chuou-ku, Niigata, Niigata, JapanAtsushi Harada, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, ...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Science - November 8, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Journal of Orthopaedic Science Source Type: research
The effect of dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled trial
The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that dry needling is more effective than sham dry needling in the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). This was a prospective, double-blinded, randomized-controlled study conducted in an outpatient clinic. Thirty-nine subjects with established myofascial trigger points were randomized into two groups: study group (N = 22) and placebo group (N = 17). Dry needling was applied using acupuncture needles, and sham dry needling was applied in the placebo group. The treatment was composed of six sessions which were performed in 4 weeks; the first four ...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - November 8, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clinical Rheumatology Source Type: research
Influence of age on tooth autotransplantation with complete root formation
Summary The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors with age in the long‐term prognosis of autotransplantation of teeth with complete root formation at dental clinics. Participating dentists were asked to provide information on transplantations they had undertaken from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 2010. Data on a total of 708 teeth from 637 patients were collected. The data were screened to exclude patients who were under 25 or 70 years of age and over, those who were smokers or whose smoking habits were unknown, those whose transplanted teeth had incomplete root formation or multiple roots and those with few...
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - November 8, 2012 Category: Dentistry Authors: K. Yoshino, N. Kariya, D. Namura, I. Noji, K. Mitsuhashi, H. Kimura, A. Fukuda, I. Kikukawa, T. Hayashi, N. Yamazaki, M. Kimura, K. Tsukiyama, K. Yamamoto, A. Fukuyama, D. Hidaka, J. Shinoda, H. Mibu, Y. Shimakura, A. Saito, S. Ikumi, K. Umehara, F. Kamei Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Vertebral rotation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis calculated by radiograph and back surface analysis-based methods: correlation between the Raimondi method and rasterstereography
Conclusions Rasterstereographic evaluation of VR shows a good correlation with the Raimondi method, thereby confirming the possibility to use this non-invasive method for deformity assessment in AIS patients. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-5DOI 10.1007/s00586-012-2564-9Authors Massimiliano Mangone, Biomechanics and Movement Analysis Laboratory, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Rome, ItalyPaolo Raimondi, Faculty of Sport Science, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, ItalyMarco Paoloni, Biomech...
Source: European Spine Journal - November 8, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: European Spine Journal Source Type: research
Re-emergence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Nightmares With Nursing Home Admission: Treatment With Prazosin
This report highlights the importance of considering posttraumatic stress disorder in nursing home residents with a history of emotional trauma, and understanding how to address these symptoms pharmacologically and nonpharmacologically.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - November 8, 2012 Category: Health Management Authors: Kim G. Johnson, Jules Rosen Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Primary prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma: A cost audit and cost-utility analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric abusive head trauma is very expensive, and on a conservative estimate the costs of acute hospitalization represent no more than 4% of lifetime direct costs. If shaken baby prevention programs are effective, there is likely to be a strong economic argument for their implementation. This study also provides robust data for future cost-benefit analysis in the field of abusive head trauma prevention. PMID: 23141137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Child Abuse and Neglect - November 8, 2012 Category: Child Development Authors: Friedman J, Reed P, Sharplin P, Kelly P Tags: Child Abuse Negl Source Type: research
Gender differences among older drivers in a comprehensive driving evaluation.
Abstract Research studies typically consider older drivers as a homogenous group and do not report on the influence of gender on driving performance. Prior studies report that females are over-represented in crashes compared to males, caused by errors of yielding, gap acceptance, and speed regulation, all of which are assessed in a comprehensive driving evaluation (CDE). In a sample of 294 community dwelling older drivers, we examined and compared specific and total driving errors of both genders, and determined predictors of gender-specific driving errors and pass/fail outcomes who completed a CDE assessed by a ce...
Source: Accident; Analysis and Prevention. - November 8, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Classen S, Wang Y, Crizzle AM, Winter SM, Lanford DN Tags: Accid Anal Prev Source Type: research
Cancer Rehabilitation Evaluation System (CARES) and CARES-SF Now Publicly Available [CORRESPONDENCE]
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - November 8, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ganz Tags: Combined Modality CORRESPONDENCE Source Type: research
Parents' actions, challenges, and needs while
enabling participation of children with a physical
disability: a scoping review
Conclusions: This study indicates that parents apply a broad range of strategies to support participation oftheir children. They experience many challenges, especially as a result of constraints in thesocial and physical environments. However, this review also shows that little is known aboutneeds of parents in facilitating participation. As Family-centered service (FCS) philosophy isall about the needs of the child and the family, it is essential to further investigate the needsof the parents and to understand if and to what extent they wish to be supported in enablingtheir childs participation in daily life.
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Latest articles - November 8, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Barbara PiškurAnna BeurskensMarian JongmansMarjolijn KetelaarMeghan NortonChristina FringsHelena HemmingssonRob Smeets Source Type: research
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) reduces structural and functional losses of quadriceps muscle and improves health status in patients with knee osteoarthritis
In conclusion, OA patients have decreased strength, muscle thickness, and fascicle length in the knee extensor musculature compared to control subjects. NMES training appears to offset the changes in quadriceps structure and function, as well as improve the health status in patients with knee OA. © 2012 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Research - November 8, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Marco Aurélio Vaz, Bruno Manfredini Baroni, Jeam Marcel Geremia, Fábio Juner Lanferdini, Alexandre Mayer, Adamantios Arampatzis, Walter Herzog Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Efficacy and safety of loop diuretic therapy in acute decompensated heart failure: a clinical review
Abstract Intravenous loop diuretics are widely used to treat the symptoms and signs of fluid overload in acute heart failure (AHF). Although diuretic therapy is widely used and strongly recommended by most recent clinical guidelines, prospective studies and randomized clinical trials are lacking and so reliable evidence is missing about the best therapy in terms of doses and methods of administration. In addition, clinical efficacy and safety outcomes are often affected by the presence of contrasting evidence. The efficacy of loop diuretics is impaired by diuretic resistance characterized by a decreased diur...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - November 7, 2012 Category: Cardiology Tags: Heart Failure Reviews Source Type: research
Pulmonary rehabilitation and acute exacerbations of COPD
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine , November 2012, Vol. 6, No. 5, Pages 523-531.
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - November 7, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: article Source Type: research
UA Study: Self-Imagination Can Enhance Memory
A UA study has found that self-imagination - the practice of imagining something from a personal perspective - can boost memory in both memory-impaired individuals and those with normal memory function. The researchers, from the UA department of psychology, believe their findings could have important applications for memory rehabilitation.
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - November 7, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexis Blue Source Type: research
Relationships Between Dimensions of Disability Experienced by Adults Living with HIV: A Structural Equation Model Analysis
Abstract As individuals age with HIV it is increasingly important to consider the health-related consequences of HIV and multiple morbidities, known as disability. We assessed relationships between four dimensions of disability among adults living with HIV. We conducted a structural equation modeling analysis using data from 913 participants in the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Cohort Study to determine relationships between four latent variables of disability in the Episodic Disability Framework: physical symptoms and impairments, mental health symptoms and impairments, difficulties with day-to-day activitie...
Source: AIDS and Behavior - November 6, 2012 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: AIDS and Behavior Source Type: research
Change in flatfoot of preschool-aged children: a 1-year follow-up study
Conclusion: The 1-year follow-up found that some preschool-aged children with flatfoot may develop normal feet, while children with normal feet may begin to experience the signs. Relevant factors affecting flatfoot in preschool-aged children continue to require further clarification. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-6DOI 10.1007/s00431-012-1884-4Authors Kun-Chung Chen, Physical Therapy Room, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, No.110, Sec. 1, Jianguo N. Rd., Taichung City, 402 TaiwanLi-Chen Tung, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liou Ying C...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - November 6, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Tags: European Journal of Pediatrics Source Type: research
The influence of femoral tunnel position in single-bundle ACL reconstruction on functional outcomes and return to sports
Conclusion The clinical relevance of this study is that tunnel positioning along AM footprint and high AM position represented by tunnel projection along Blumensaat’s line is associated with early return to sports on previous Tegner level and better functional outcome in athletes. Level of evidence III. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory KneePages 1-7DOI 10.1007/s00167-012-2288-8Authors Tiago Lazzaretti Fernandes, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clínicas, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, 333 Dr. Ovídio Pires de Campos, 05403-010 São Paulo...
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - November 6, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy Source Type: research
Development, Reliability, and Validation of an Infant Mammalian Penetration–Aspiration Scale
Abstract A penetration–aspiration scale exists for assessing airway protection in adult videofluoroscopy and fiberoptic endoscopic swallowing studies; however, no such scale exists for animal models. The aim of this study was threefold: (1) develop a penetration–aspiration scale (PAS) for infant mammals, (2) test the scale’s intra- and interrater reliabilities, and (3) validate the use of the scale for distinguishing between abnormal and normal animals. After discussion and reviewing many videos, the result was a 7-point infant mammal PAS. Reliability was tested by having five judges score 90 swallows ...
Source: Dysphagia - November 6, 2012 Category: Speech Therapy Tags: Dysphagia Source Type: research
Vestibular rehabilitation using the Nintendo® Wii Balance Board - a user-friendly alternative for central nervous compensation.
Conclusion: The Nintendo® Wii Balance Board is a cost-effective and user-friendly alternative to other popular frequently used systems that aid vestibular compensation, particularly in elderly patients. In addition, further treatment in the home environment is possible. Objective: This cohort study was designed to investigate the impact of the Nintendo® Wii Balance Board as a visual compensation device after acute vestibular neuritis. Methods: Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups. Group A (n = 37) performed customized exercises with the Nintendo® Wii Balance Board. Group B (n = 34) performed on...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - November 6, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sparrer I, Duong Dinh TA, Ilgner J, Westhofen M Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
The influence of electromyographic biofeedback therapy on knee extension following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial
Used in the early phase of rehabilitation following human anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, Electromyographic Biofeedback therapy for the vastus medialis muscle can show improved strength and knee extension range.
Source: BioMed Central - November 6, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Franz ChristanellChristian HoserReinhard HuberChristian FinkHannu Luomajoki Source Type: research
Attrition rates, reasons, and predictive factors in supportive care and palliative oncology clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS:The attrition rate was high in supportive care/palliative oncology clinical trials, and was associated with various patient characteristics and a high baseline symptom burden. These findings have implications for future clinical trial design including eligibility criteria and sample size calculation. Cancer 2012. © 2012 American Cancer Society.
Source: Cancer - November 6, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Hui, Isabella Glitza, Gary Chisholm, Sriram Yennu, Eduardo Bruera Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Ultrasound-guided refilling of an intrathecal baclofen pump—a case report
Conclusion Localisation of the access ports of ITB pumps by ultrasonography proved to be a feasible and easy technique for refilling the drug reservoir in patients with excessive weight gain and abundant subcutaneous fat after ITB therapy. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Case ReportPages 1-3DOI 10.1007/s00381-012-1953-zAuthors Tsui-Fen Yang, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No. 201, Section 2, Shih-Pai Road, Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 11217, Republic of ChinaJia-Chi Wang, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Taipei Veteran...
Source: Child's Nervous System - November 5, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Child's Nervous System Source Type: research
Absence of the SLC22A12 gene mutation in Turkish population with primary gout disease
Abstract The aim of the study was to examine whether SLC22A12 gene mutations might be influenced in primary gout disease. We included 32 patients with diagnosis of primary gout disease and 100 healthy volunteers. DNA was purified from peripheral blood, and all exons of the SLC22A12 gene were sequenced. We did not find any mutations in the SLC22A12 gene in all of the patients, but found 5 polymorphisms in exons 1 (g.T258C, g.C246T), 2 (g.C1246T) and 8 (g.T8011C) and in intron 9 (g.C8577T). However, we have not found any significant differences in the frequency of the individual genotypes between patients with...
Source: Rheumatology International - November 5, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology International Source Type: research
Health Care Guide: Take 5 - Allan Spooner
Columbia St. Mary’s named Allan Spooner president of the health care system’s hospital division last week. The division includes Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute and Columbia St. Mary’s Women’s Hospital. Spooner has more than 18 years of experience in health care leadership, including his most recent role as president and chief executive officer at the Rose de Lima Campus of Dignity Health’s St. Rose…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 5, 2012 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Kass Source Type: research
The comprehensibility of health education programs: Questionnaire development and results in patients with chronic musculoskeletal diseases
Conclusion: The COHEP can be used to evaluate health education programs, since it measures an important proximal outcome.Practice implications: An analysis of patient-perceived comprehensibility can help providers adapt education sessions better to the health literacy of patients.
Source: Patient Education and Counseling - November 5, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Erik Farin, Michaela Nagl, Antje Ullrich Tags: Assessment Source Type: research
Marital formation in individuals with work-related permanent impairment
Conclusions: Our findings underscore the importance of examining the social and interpersonal consequences of work injury, factors not currently addressed by the occupational rehabilitation system.
Source: Disability and Health Journal - November 5, 2012 Category: Disability Authors: Heather Scott-Marshall, Emile Tompa, Qing Liao, Miao Fang Tags: Research Papers Source Type: research
Reading Performance After Vision Rehabilitation of Subjects With Homonymous Visual Field Defects
Conclusions: VRT improved visual fields in parafoveal areas, which are most relevant for reading. This finding cannot be explained by changes in eye movement behavior. Because of a significant association between improvements of parafoveal vision and reading speed, we propose that patients with homonymous visual field defects who have reading deficits may benefit from visual stimulation by training.
Source: PM and R - November 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Carolin Gall, Bernhard A. Sabel Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Electrodiagnosis of Brachial Plexopathies and Proximal Upper Extremity Neuropathies
This article describes the normal anatomy of the brachial plexus and its major terminal branches, as well as the major causes and clinical presentations of lesions of these structures. An approach to electrodiagnosis of brachial plexopathies and proximal upper extremity neuropathies is provided, with an emphasis on those nerve conduction studies and portions of the needle examination, which permit localization of lesions to specific trunks, cords, and terminal branches. The importance of specific sensory nerve conduction studies for differentiating plexopathies from radiculopathies and mononeuropathies is emphasized.
Source: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - November 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zachary Simmons Source Type: research
Short-term effects of spinal thrust joint manipulation in patients with chronic neck pain: a randomized clinical trial.
Conclusions:In patients with chronic mechanical neck pain, manipulation of the cervical and thoracic spine leads to a greater reduction in disability at one week than after manipulation of the cervical spine alone, whereas changes in pain and range of motion are not affected differently. PMID: 23129812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Saavedra-Hernández M, Arroyo-Morales M, Cantarero-Villanueva I, Fernández-Lao C, Castro-Sánchez AM, Puentedura EJ, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Long-term benefits of the Memory-Link programme in a case of amnesia.
Conclusions:Results from ecologically valid measures of memory functioning demonstrated robust maintenance of independent commercial smartphone use over an 18-month period, with increases observed in independence, confidence and real-life memory functioning. The findings further suggest poor cross-device generalizability. PMID: 23129813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Savage KR, Svoboda E Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
A randomized controlled trial of surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied early after acute stroke: effects on wrist pain, spasticity and contractures.
Conclusion:Surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation reduces pain in stroke patients with a non-functional arm. There was some evidence that treatment with electrical stimulation was beneficial in reducing contractures. Treatment had no effect on spasticity. PMID: 23129814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Malhotra S, Rosewilliam S, Hermens H, Roffe C, Jones P, Pandyan AD Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Effects of motor imagery training on balance and gait abilities in post-stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:Gait training with motor imagery training improves the balance and gait abilities of chronic stroke patients significantly better than gait training alone. PMID: 23129815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - November 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Cho HY, Kim JS, Lee GC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Memory Deficit Associated with Worse Functional Trajectories in Older Adults in Low‐Vision Rehabilitation for Macular Disease
ConclusionOf older adults receiving LVR for macular disease, those with memory deficits experienced worse functional trajectories in their ability to perform specific visually mediated tasks. A brief memory screen may help explain variability in rehabilitation outcomes and identify individuals who might require special accommodations.
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - November 5, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Heather E. Whitson, Diane Whitaker, Linda L. Sanders, Guy G. Potter, Scott W. Cousins, Deidra Ansah, Eleanor McConnell, Carl F. Pieper, Lawrence Landerman, David C. Steffens, Harvey J. Cohen Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Outcome Following Secondary Autogenous Bone Grafting Before and After Canine Eruption in Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate.
Conclusions : We suggest that SABG should be planned in accordance with the canine angle, crown and root development, the eruption position of the cleft-adjacent canine, and the timing of added mechanical stress in the alveolar cleft, considering the bone formation in the alveolar cleft. PMID: 23126313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - November 5, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Nishihara K, Nozoe E, Maeda A, Hirahara N, Okawachi T, Miyawaki S, Nakamura N Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research
EFFECTS ON BODY COMPOSITION OF DIFFERENT SHORT-TERM REHABILITATION PROGRAMS IN LONG-STAY HOSPITALIZED ELDERLY WOMEN.
Conclusions: Although all treatments increased cardiorespiratory performance, and KT and ES ameliorated muscle force, the proposed short-term exercise programs had poor effects on body composition. This suggests that longer programs, maybe combined with a tailored dietary intervention, should be administered to improve body composition in rehabilitating institutionalized elderly people. PMID: 23128937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - November 5, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Maggioni MA, Cè E, Giordano G, Bertoli S, Battezzati A, Veicsteinas A, Merati G Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research