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RIOSA earns certification for brain-injury rehab
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio (RIOSA) has been awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for disease-specific care in brain injury rehabilitation. “By choosing to have The Joint Commission evaluate our brain injury program, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis. The Joint Commission certification provides a framework to take our hospital to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Scott Butcher, CEO of…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2012 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Aldridge Source Type: research
Pain clinics in Dublin, Marion received tainted drug suspected in fungal meningitis outbreak
State and local health officials are trying to reach patients who received spinal injections of steroids from four pain and rehabilitation clinics – including one in Dublin and two in Marion – because they received batches of the drugs recalled because they may be tainted with a fungus linked to a meningitis outbreak, the Ohio Department of Health said Friday. Ortho-Spine Rehabilitation Center Inc., 7211 Sawmill Road, and Marion-based BKC Pain Specialists and Marion Pain Clinic received batches…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2012 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: research
What Circumstances Prompt a Workplace Discussion in Medical Evaluations for Back Pain?
Conclusions: Workplace discussions are facilitated by a patient-centered orientation and by efforts to establish patient engagement and rapport, but workplace discussions are no more frequent among patients with the most significant workplace concerns. Screening questionnaires and other assessment tools may be helpful to foster workplace discussions to overcome possible barriers for returning to work. Content Type Journal ArticlePages 1-10DOI 10.1007/s10926-012-9392-yAuthors William S. Shaw, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, 71 Frankland Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USAEdward H. Chin, Harvard School of ...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - October 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Usefulness of a handheld nebulizer in cough test to screen for silent aspiration
In conclusion, the handheld nebulizer was useful in the cough test to screen for SA. Furthermore, satisfactory reproducibility was shown. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-5DOI 10.1007/s10266-012-0085-yAuthors Yoko Wakasugi, Osaka University Dental Hospital, Suita, Osaka, JapanHaruka Tohara, Dysphagia Rehabilitation, Nihon University, Tokyo, JapanAyako Nakane, Gerodontology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, JapanShino Murata, Gerodontology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, JapanShinya Mikushi, Gerodontology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, JapanChiaki Sus...
Source: Odontology - October 5, 2012 Category: Dentistry Tags: Odontology Source Type: research
The Functional Dexterity Test: Test–retest reliability analysis and up-to date reference norms
Abstract: Study design: Clinical measurement.Introduction: Among the available tests for fine finger dexterity, the Functional Dexterity Test (FDT) has been indicated as a valid instrument to measure outcome in different conditions.Purpose of the study: To analyze test–retest reliability, to study the influence of gender, age and hand dominance on the FDT score, and to collect reference norms for adult and elderly age-groups.Methods: Test–retest reliability was calculated with the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) and Standard Error of Measurement (SEM) in a subgroup of 324 healthy volunteers. An enlarged sample...
Source: Journal of Hand Therapy - October 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Francesco Sartorio, Elisabetta Bravini, Stefano Vercelli, Giorgio Ferriero, Giuseppe Plebani, Calogero Foti, Franco Franchignoni Tags: Scientific/Clinical Articles Source Type: research
Is walking faster or walking farther more important to persons with chronic stroke?
Conclusions: Individual preferences for walking faster versus walking farther by persons with chronic stroke should be considered by clinicians when making decisions for rehabilitation. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23035811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Combs SA, Van Puymbroeck M, Altenburger PA, Miller KK, Dierks TA, Schmid AA Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Feasibility of a nursing rehabilitation guideline for patients with stroke: evaluating the use by nurses.
Conclusion: The guideline provides nurses with an important means for evidence based care for patients with stroke. The guideline was feasible for nurses to use but various challenges need ongoing attention when planning implementation. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23035834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hafsteinsdóttir TB, Varekamp R, Rensink M, van Linge R, Lindeman E, Schuurmans M, On behalf of the Rehabilitation Guideline Stroke Working Group Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Leaving a spinal unit and returning to the wider community: an interpretative phenomenological analysis.
Conclusions: The results indicated that the spinal unit may not adequately equip the recovering person with SCI for life in the real world. Individuals with SCI returning to the community remained hopeful of recovery of function and or cure; this focus, particularly on physical rehabilitation, potentially reduced their availability for other forms of community reintegration such as work and leisure activities. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23035858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nunnerley J, Hay-Smith E, Dean S Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Decompressive hemicraniectomy following malignant middle cerebral artery infarctions: a mixed methods exploration of carer experience and level of burden.
Conclusion: Carers will benefit from information, support and care. In addition, problem solving skills are essential in managing the myriad difficulties that arise in the aftermath of stroke. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23035881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: McKenna A, Wilson FC, Caldwell S, Curran D, Nagaria J, Convery F, Storey L Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Toward attenuating the impact of arm positions on electromyography pattern-recognition based motion classification in transradial amputees
Conclusions: The performance of EMG pattern-recognition based method in classifying movements strongly depends on arm positions. This dependency is a little stronger in intact arm than in amputated arm, which suggests that the investigations associated with practical use of a myoelectric prosthesis should use the limb amputees as subjects instead of using able-body subjects. The two-stage cascade classifier mode with ACC-MMG for limb position identification and EMG for limb motion classification may be a promising way to reduce the effect of limb position variation on classification performance.
Source: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation - October 5, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Yanjuan GengPing ZhouGuanglin Li Source Type: research
Protective factors in patients aged over 65 with stroke treated by physiotherapy, showing cognitive impairment, in the Valencia Community. Protection Study in Older People (EPACV)
DiscussionOur research aims to analyze the perception of caregivers, their difficulties to work, and the influence of family function. Moreover, it aims to register the perception of the patients with stroke sequel over the care received and whether they feel protected in their family environment.
Source: BioMed Central - October 5, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Vicente Gil-GuillenConcepcion Carratala-MunueraJuan Carlos Andres OrtegaDomingo Orozco-BeltranJosé Martínez RiberaAvelino Pereira ExpósitoPablo Martínez CánovasEduardo Payá MoraEmilio Mayoral AzofraAntonio Fernández GiménezAdriana Lopez-PinedaPatr Source Type: research
Visualizing the third dimension in virtual training environments for neurologically impaired persons: Beneficial or disruptive?
Conclusion: Despite the performance benefits of stereoscopy, our findings illustrate the non-triviality of choices of using stereoscopy, and the type of graphic environment implemented. These choices should be made with the task and target group, and even the individual patient in mind.
Source: BioMed Central - October 5, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Wouter M van den HoogenPeter FeysIlse LamersKarin ConinxSofie NotelaersLore KerkhofsWijnand A IJsselsteijn Source Type: research
Factors associated with supracricoid laryngectomy functional outcomes
ConclusionPatients who undergo an SCPL require extensive rehabilitation after surgery. Those who have undergone multiple cancer interventions and have more extensive surgery may be at risk for poorer outcomes. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2012
Source: Head and Neck - October 5, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniel R. Clayburgh, Donna J. Graville, Andrew D. Palmer, Joshua S. Schindler Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Lactation, bone strength and reduced risk of bone fractures: reply to comment by Cure-Cure et al.
Content Type Journal ArticleCategory LetterPages 1-1DOI 10.1007/s00198-012-2152-1Authors P. K. Wiklund, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, P0 Box 35, 40014 Jyväskyla, FinlandL. Xu, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, P0 Box 35, 40014 Jyväskyla, FinlandT. Mikkola, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, P0 Box 35, 40014 Jyväskyla, FinlandA. Lyytikäinen, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, P0 Box 35, 40014 Jyväskyla, FinlandE. Munukka, Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, P0 Box 35, 40014 Jyväskyla, FinlandS. M...
Source: Osteoporosis International - October 4, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Osteoporosis International Source Type: research
Improvement in function after spinal cord injury: the black-box entitled rehabilitation.
Abstract Rehabilitation can be referred to as a "black box" because little is known about what specific interventions comprise the rehabilitation process, including patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). Despite that rehabilitation professionals can "see" daily what rehabilitation looks like, the contribution of each intervention to the final outcome of rehabilitation remains unclear. Moreover, there is only limited evidence supporting the efficacy of those interventions. To determine the efficacy of these interventions with respect to the outcome of rehabilitation and general functional improvement, we need appro...
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - October 4, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: van Hedel H Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
[Bilateral acetabulum fracture after suffering sport trauma.]
Abstract This case study describes a 37-year-old male who suffered a bilateral transverse acetabulum fracture with a fracture of the posterior wall and a double-sided dorsal hip dislocation in combination with a left-sided femoral head fracture (Pipkin IV) while skiing in a "fun park". The accurate diagnosis and presurgical planning was made by means of a computed tomography (CT) scan and a subsequent 3D reconstruction. After a primarily executed shielded repositioning of the bilateral hip dislocationearly secondary and anatomical reconstruction of the double-sided acetabulum fracture was possible using the Kocher-...
Source: Der Unfallchirurg - October 4, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Trost P, Kollersbeck C, Pelitz M, Walcher T, Genelin F Tags: Unfallchirurg Source Type: research
[Spinal deformity in Parkinson's disease : A treatment proposal.]
[Spinal deformity in Parkinson's disease : A treatment proposal.] Unfallchirurg. 2012 Oct 4; Authors: Sutter P, Forster T, Külling F Abstract Spinal deformities in Parkinson's disease are difficult to treat but with good indications, spinal surgery is a better treatment option taking into account all factors that accompany Parkinson's disease. Despite greater operational time and cost expenditure with a long rehabilitation period, long stretch segmental fusion is preferable to short stretch segment fusion due to the lower revision rate. An adequate postoperative rehabilitation and good patient care is esse...
Source: Der Unfallchirurg - October 4, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Sutter P, Forster T, Külling F Tags: Unfallchirurg Source Type: research
Postacute Rehabilitation Care for Hip Fracture: Who Gets the Most Care?
ConclusionSeveral demographic and geographic disparities in PARC use were identified. Future research should confirm these findings and further elucidate factors that contribute to the observed disparities.
Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - October 4, 2012 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Janet K. Freburger, George M. Holmes, Li‐Jung E. Ku Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Physical Therapist Management of Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices: Key Considerationsfor the Acute Care Physical Therapist.
This article provides an overview of the utilization of ventricular assist devices (VADs), reviews the common features of VADs and management of VAD recipients, discusses clinical considerations in the rehabilitation process, and describes the role of the acute care physical therapist in the care of VAD recipients. With over 5 million individuals in the United States suffering from heart failure (HF), and with a limited ability to manage the progressive and debilitating nature of HF, VADs are becoming more common place. In order to prescribe a comprehensive and effective plan of care, the physical therapist needs to unders...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wells CL Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Preoperative education addressing postoperative pain in total joint arthroplasty: Review of content and educational delivery methods.
Conclusions: Preoperative education centered on a biomedical model of anatomy and pathoanatomy as well as procedural information has limited effect in reducing postoperative pain after THA and TKA surgeries. Preoperative educational sessions that aim to increase patient knowledge of pain science may be more effective in managing postoperative pain. PMID: 23035767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Louw A, Diener I, Butler DS, Puentedura EJ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Is patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis an under-recognised outcome of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A narrative literature review.
Abstract Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) osteoarthritis (OA) is a prevalent disease capable of being a potent source of knee symptoms. Although anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction (ACLR) are well-established risk factors for the development of tibiofemoral joint OA, PFJ OA after ACL reconstruction has gone largely unrecognised. This is despite the high prevalence of anterior knee pain after ACLR, which can reduce the capacity for physical activity and quality of life. The susceptibility of the PFJ to degenerative change after ACLR may have implications for current rehabilitation strategies. This r...
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - October 4, 2012 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Culvenor AG, Cook JL, Collins NJ, Crossley KM Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
A 6-month follow-up after constraint-induced movement therapy with and without transfer package for patients with hemiparesis after stroke: a pilot quasi-randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:Our results confirmed the long-term effects of the transfer package in constraint-induced movement therapy. PMID: 23036841 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 4, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Takebayashi T, Koyama T, Amano S, Hanada K, Tabusadani M, Hosomi M, Marumoto K, Takahashi K, Domen K Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Effectiveness of different exercises and stretching physiotherapy on pain and movement in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:A proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation intervention protocol combined with aerobic exercise showed a better outcome than a classic stretching protocol after four months. PMID: 23036842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 4, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Moyano FR, Valenza M, Martin LM, Caballero YC, Gonzalez-Jimenez E, Demet GV Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Amyoplasia: a case report of an old woman.
Conclusions: A high age can be achieved with amyoplasia although the disability increases due to a gradual deterioration of muscular force. The personal experiences of the woman suggest that her active and creative attitude towards her disability may have contributed to the quality of her life. This may encourage people with amyoplasia and their care givers. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23033810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 4, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Riemer G, Steen U Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Randomized controlled trial of a self-management intervention in persons with spinal cord injury: design of the HABITS (Healthy Active Behavioural IntervenTion in SCI) study.
Conclusion: This is the first RCT on self-management in people with chronic spinal cord injury. This trial will provide knowledge on the effects of a self-management intervention on physical active lifestyle in persons with a long-term SCI. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23033846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 4, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kooijmans H, Post MW, van der Woude LH, de Groot S, Stam HJ, Bussmann JB Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
The experience of amputation and prosthesis use for adults: a metasynthesis.
Conclusions: The findings provide a base from which to make suggestions regarding the provision of health rehabilitation services for this population. It is recommended that such services make greater use of psychological interventions and education, include patients' social support networks, use psychotherapy to support and develop positive coping strategies, and facilitate peer support from those who have already made positive adjustments to amputation and prosthesis use. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23033871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 4, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Murray CD, Forshaw MJ Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
The independence of deficits in position sense and visually guided reaching following stroke
Background: Several studies have found correlations between proprioception and visuomotor function during stroke recovery, however two more recent studies have found no correlation. Unfortunately, most of the studies to date have been conducted with clinical assessments of sensation that are observer-based and have poor reliability. We have recently developed new tests to assess position sense and motor function using robotic technology. The present study was conducted to reassess the relationship between position sense and upper limb movement following stroke. Methods: We assessed position sense and motor performance of 1...
Source: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation - October 4, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sean DukelowTroy HerterStephen BaggStephen Scott Source Type: research
Upper extremity rehabilitation of stroke: Facilitation of corticospinal excitability using virtual mirror paradigm
Conclusion: Corticospinal excitability was facilitated to a greater extent in the virtual mirror paradigm than in the real mirror and in intermittent visual feedback than in the continuous visual feedback, in both groups. This provides neurophysiological evidence supporting the application of the virtual mirror paradigm using various visual modulation technologies to upper extremity rehabilitation in stroke patients.
Source: BioMed Central - October 4, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Youn Joo KangHae Kyung ParkHyun Jung KimSoo Jung ImJeunghun KuSangwoo ChoSun I KimEun Sook Park Source Type: research
[Original Articles] Fatigue in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease: Association With Thyroid Axis Hormones and Cortisol
Conclusions In coronary artery disease patients, increased thyroid hormone concentrations are associated with decreased physical fatigue and decreased exertion fatigue, and increased cortisol concentrations with decreased mental fatigue. Exercise capacity is not associated with endocrine factors.
Source: Psychosomatic Medicine - October 4, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bunevicius, A., Gintauskiene, V., Podlipskyte, A., Zaliunas, R., Brozaitiene, J., Prange, A. J., Bunevicius, R. Tags: Endocrinology, Exercise, Coronary Artery Disease Original Articles Source Type: research
Effects of an Enjoyable Nurse-Led Intervention to Promote Movement in Poststroke Inpatients
It is important to have the stroke survivors move as soon as possible to improve disability as well as related problems such as fatigue, sleep, and depression. However, there were few reports on a movement intervention for the inpatients who were in the rehabilitation unit just after taking acute care. An enjoyable intervention was developed that promoted movement focusing on plegic limbs and looked more like a game or a play; the game was designed to be a group activity that could be led by nurses. Twenty participants participated in 30- to 40-min sessions, 3 times a week for 2 weeks. Functional status (cognitive, motor, ...
Source: Clinical Nursing Research - October 4, 2012 Category: Nursing Authors: Kim, I. Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
How do Older Employees with Health Problems Remain Productive at Work?: A Qualitative Study
Conclusions The influence that health can have on productivity depends on the individuals’ unique imbalance and personal disposition. Helpful a priori work place characteristics and personal well-being should be promoted so that a balance between demands and resources can be found in times of poor health. Content Type Journal ArticlePages 1-10DOI 10.1007/s10926-012-9390-0Authors Fenna Leijten, Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The NetherlandsSwenneke van den Heuvel, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Hoofddorp, The Neth...
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation Source Type: research
A. Toomingas, S. E. Mathiassen, and E. W. Tornqvist (eds): Occupational Physiology
Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Book ReviewPages 1-1DOI 10.1007/s10926-012-9394-9Authors Bruce A. Barron, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA Journal Journal of Occupational RehabilitationOnline ISSN 1573-3688Print ISSN 1053-0487
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Liver–Intestine-Cadherin Is a Sensitive Marker of Intestinal Differentiation During Barrett’s Carcinogenesis
Conclusions LI-cadherin is a sensitive marker of intestinal metaplasia and can be helpful for early histologic diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus; it is, however, not significantly different between BE with and without IEN, and cannot be used to distinguish between these. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-7DOI 10.1007/s10620-012-2425-8Authors Anna Mokrowiecka, Department of Digestive Tract Diseases, Medical University of Lodz, Str. Kopcinskiego 22, 90-153 Lodz, PolandSarah Zonnur, Institute of Pathology, Klinikum Bayreuth, Preuschwitzer Str. 101, 95445 Bayreuth, GermanyLot...
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - October 3, 2012 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Digestive Diseases and Sciences Source Type: research
Comparison between the C5 or C6-Cz electrode assembly and C3 or C4-Cz assembly for transcranial electric motor activation of muscular response of the contralateral facial nerve
Conclusion We concluded that the C5 or C6-Cz assembly was similar to C3 or C4-Cz in obtaining a multisynaptic response in the contralateral mentalis muscle, although it required less intensive stimulation than the C3 or C4- Cz assembly. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Technical NotePages 1-7DOI 10.1007/s00701-012-1505-zAuthors Silvia Mazzali Verst, Post-Graduation Department, São Paulo Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, BrazilTae Mo Chung, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Hospital, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilAndrea Caivano Sucena, Mar...
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica - October 3, 2012 Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Neurochirurgica Source Type: research
Lifestyle Risk Factors Associated with Arm Swelling Among Women with Breast Cancer
Conclusions In our patient cohort, many common exposures that have been reported to be risk factors did not prove to have a significant predictive relationship for incident arm swelling. This study supports the recommendation that breast cancer patients who have had axillary surgery should avoid sauna use. The results do not confirm the need for other restrictions that may interfere with the quality of life in women with breast cancer. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Breast OncologyPages 1-8DOI 10.1245/s10434-012-2631-9Authors Shayna L. Showalter, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylva...
Source: Annals of Surgical Oncology - October 3, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Annals of Surgical Oncology Source Type: research
Challenges in interfacing between forensic and general mental health: A Japanese perspective.
This article highlights the characteristics of forensic mental health services in Japan, with special emphasis on outpatient treatment of offenders with mental disorders, and discusses the potential implications of the Japanese experience in view of Western trends. The literature suggests that forensic patients tend to be left behind by the overall psychiatric reforms in developed countries. The recent law reform on forensic mental health in Japan is intended to be compatible with the contemporary ideas of psychiatry, such as normalization and community-based care. The primary objective of the new legislation is to provide...
Source: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry - October 3, 2012 Category: Medical Law Authors: Nakatani Y Tags: Int J Law Psychiatry Source Type: research
Surgical Therapy for Necrotizing Pneumonia and Lung Gangrene.
Conclusion Necrotizing pulmonary infections are infrequent but are life-threatening disease entities. Patients often present with severe comorbidity and chronic disorders causing immunodeficiency. If initial medical therapy fails surgery offers a reasonable therapeutic approach. Aim of surgical therapy is resection of all gangrenous lung parenchyma and effective drainage of pleural empyema. Then recovery is feasible in up to 80%. PMID: 23034873 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon - October 3, 2012 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Schweigert M, Dubecz A, Beron M, Ofner D, Stein HJ Tags: Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
Effects of a single session of whole body vibration on ankle plantarflexion spasticity and gait performance in patients with chronic stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion:These results suggest that a single session of whole body vibration training can reduce ankle plantarflexion spasticity in chronic stroke patients, thereby potentially increasing ambulatory capacity. PMID: 23035004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chan KS, Liu CW, Chen TW, Weng MC, Huang MH, Chen CH Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Comparison of the therapeutic effects of ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injection and dry needling in rotator cuff disease: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:Autologous platelet-rich plasma injections lead to a progressive reduction in the pain and disability when compared to dry needling. This benefit is certainly still present at six months after treatment. These findings suggest that treatment with platelet-rich plasma injections is safe and useful for rotator cuff disease. PMID: 23035005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rha DW, Park GY, Kim YK, Kim MT, Lee SC Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Short-term effects of interferential current electro-massage in adults with chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:In individuals with chronic non-specific low back pain, interferential current electro-massage achieved a significantly greater improvement in disability, pain and quality of life in comparison to superficial massage after 20 treatment sessions. PMID: 23035006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lara-Palomo IC, Aguilar-Ferrándiz ME, Matarán-Peñarrocha GA, Saavedra-Hernández M, Granero-Molina J, Fernández-Sola C, Castro-Sánchez AM Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Participant perceptions of a novel physiotherapy approach ("Blue Prescription") for increasing levels of physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis: a qualitative study following intervention.
Conclusion: A novel approach (Blue Prescription) which facilitates engagement in higher levels of desirable physical activity was perceived by participants to be supportive, motivating and enabling. This approach might be particularly useful for people with multiple sclerosis ready to adopt new health-related behaviours. For future studies, this approach requires further refinement, particularly with regards to methods of communication and evaluation. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23030504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Smith CM, Hale LA, Mulligan HF, Treharne GJ Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Fundamental questions before recording or measuring functioning and disability.
Conclusions: Considering these basic questions is a pre-requisite to meaningful recording and measurement of functioning and disability. Future challenges include: incorporating environmental factors into measurement; setting thresholds on the disability spectrum; and combining the views of the person concerned with those of various professionals. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23030525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Madden R, Fortune N, Cheeseman D, Mpofu E, Bundy A Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Active LifestyLe Rehabilitation Interventions in aging Spinal Cord injury (ALLRISC): a multicentre research program.
Conclusion: ALLRISC aims to provide evidence-based preventive components of a rehabilitation aftercare system that preserves functioning in aging persons with SCI. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23030594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: van der Woude LH, de Groot S, Postema K, Bussmann JB, Janssen TW, ALLRISC, Post MW Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Several new modalities for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction may be helpful but should not be performed to the exclusion of range-of-motion, strengthening, and functional exercises. Accelerated rehabilitation does not appear to be harmful but further investigation of rehabilitation timing is warranted. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic Level II. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. PMID: 23032584 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume - October 3, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Kruse LM, Gray B, Wright RW Tags: J Bone Joint Surg Am Source Type: research
What Do We Really Know About Rehabilitation After ACL Reconstruction?: Commentary on an article by L.M. Kruse, MD, et al.: "Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. A Systematic Review".
PMID: 23032598 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume - October 3, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD Tags: J Bone Joint Surg Am Source Type: research
ICU-acquired weakness: what is preventing its rehabilitation in critically ill patients?
Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) is a problem for critical care patients and is exacerbated by barriers against rehabilitation; Eddy Fan and Christie Lee discuss the risk factors for ICUAW, as well as the benefits of early mobility.
Source: BMC Medicine - October 3, 2012 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Christie LeeEddy Fan Source Type: research
Healthy younger and older adults control foot placement to avoid small obstacles during gait primarily by modulating step width
Conclusions: Some healthy older subjects choose to actively avoid small obstacles that do not substantially perturb their gait by modulating step width and, to a lesser extent, step length. It is not clear if this obstacle avoidance strategy is appropriate and beneficial or overcautious and maladaptive, as it results in fewer obstacles encountered at a consequence of a less efficient gait pattern that has been shown to indicate increased fall risk. Further research is needed on the appropriateness of strategy selection when the environmental demands and/or task requirements have multiple possible completion strategies with...
Source: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Brian Schulz Source Type: research
Body Composition and Survival in Stable Coronary Heart Disease Impact of Lean Mass Index and Body Fat in the “Obesity Paradox”
ConclusionsIn patients with stable CHD, both LMI and BF predict mortality, with mortality particularly high in those with Low LMI/Low BF and lowest in those with High LMI/High BF. Determination of optimal body composition in primary and secondary CHD prevention is needed.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - October 2, 2012 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Osteoarthritis 2012 year in review: rehabilitation and outcomes
Conclusion: The current research focus on non-pharmacological and non-surgical treatments for hip and/or knee OA, when combined in systematic reviews, is improving the available evidence to identify best practice treatment. Education, exercise and weight loss are effective in the long term and supported as cost-effective first-line treatments.
Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - October 2, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Authors: E.M. Roos, C.B. Juhl Tags: Year in Review Source Type: research