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Articles in August
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Prevalence of spasticity and below-level neuropathic pain related to spinal cord injury level and damage to the lower spinal segments
Bengt Skoog, Karl-Erik Jakobsson
Objective: To evaluate spasticity and below-level spinal cord injury neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury in patients with, or without, damage to the lumbar spinal cord and roots. Design/patients: Chart review of 269 patients with spinal cord injury from segments C1 to T11. Methods: Patients were interviewed concerning leg spasticity and below-level spinal cord injury neuropathic pain in t ...
Articles in July
SPECIAL REPORT
Speech-language pathologists´ role in the multi-disciplinary management and rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19
Bijoyaa Mohapatra, Ranjini Mohan
Respiratory and neurological complications in patients in various stages of COVID-19 emphasize the role of speech-language pathologists in the assessment and management of swallowing and communication deficits in these patients. The speech-language pathologist works within a multidisciplinary team to identify these deficits, and aims to improve swallowing, nutrition, hydration, speech, and quality ...
Articles in June
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Clinicians´ initial experiences of transition to online interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation during the covid-19 pandemic
Vera A. Baadjou, Marlies den Hollander, Thijs van Meulenbroek, Jeanine A. Verbunt, Inge Timmers
Objective: Public health legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in forced transitioning to the use of remote care in order to continue the provision of pain rehabilitation worldwide. The objective of this study was to gain insight into clinicians´ initial experiences with the provision of interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation via videoconferencing. Design: Observational, cross-se ...
CASE REPORT
Arm numbness at 45 degrees abduction: A case report of thoracic outlet syndrome post brachial neuritis
Jamie L. Fleet, Srinivasan Harish, James Bain, Steven K. Baker
Objective: To describe a case of nerve kinking correlating with surgical findings in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome in a patient with history of brachial neuritis. Thoracic outlet syndrome and brachial neuritis are briefly reviewed. Case report: A 32-year-old woman with a history of bilateral brachial neuritis presented with paraesthesias in her hand when abducting her shoulder to 45° or h ...
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Manual therapy effectively decreases the frequency of joint bleeding improves joint health and reduces pain in hemophilic elbow arthropathy: A prospective cohort study
Raúl Pérez-Llanes, Elena Donoso-úbeda, Javier Meroño-Gallut, José Antonio López-Pina, Rubén Cuesta-Barriuso
Objective: To verify the safety and effectiveness of manual therapy intervention using fascial therapy in adult patients with haemophilic elbow arthropathy. Methods: Prospective cohort study. A total of 28 patients with haemophilic elbow arthropathy was recruited in 3 cities in Spain. Patients received onefascial therapy session per week for 3 weeks. The dependent variables were: frequency of joi ...
Articles in May
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Multidisciplinary treatment for hypermobile adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain
Thijs van Meulenbroek, Arnoud E. A. Conijn, Ivan P. J. Huijnen, Raoul H. H. Engelbert, Jeanine A. Verbunt
Background: To determine whether adolescents with generalized hypermobility spectrum disorder/hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (G-HSD/hEDS) show changes in the level of disability, physical functioning, perceived harmfulness and pain intensity after completing multidisciplinary rehabilitation treatment. Methods: Pre-test post-test design. Fourteen adole-scents with G-HSD/hEDS participated. The ...
CASE REPORT
Effects of aerobic and flexibility training on physiological and psychosocial function in a patient with anaplastic oligodendroglioma: A case report
Brent M. Peterson, Daniel Y.K. Shackelford, Jessica M. Brown, Alyse P. Brennecke, Reid Hayward
Objective: Diagnoses of anaplastic oligodendrogliomas are rare. For cancer rehabilitation practitioners, anaplastic oligodendroglioma may impact on the development and maintenance of prescriptive exercise. Exercise interventions for healthy individuals and cancer patients have been shown to increase functional capacity, psychosocial functioning, and aspects of cognitive function. However, there is ...
Articles in March
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Evaluation of a supervised physical activity programme for cancer survivors: From treatment to triathlon
Rudi Frankinouille, Greetje Vanhoutte, Gaëtane Stassijns, Carmen De Coster, Ella Roelant, Marika Rasschaert, Jan Gielen, Sevilay Altintas, Marc Peeters
Objective: It is recommended that cancer survivors incorporate physical activity into their daily lives after in-hospital rehabilitation. However, there is a lack of training programmes focusing on the specific needs of cancer survivors. TriaGO! – an 8-month intervention study of aerobic endurance training for cancer survivors was therefore examined. The training programme aims to meet the parti ...
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Traumatic brain injury caused by work accidents: How can occupational and vocational recovery be achieved?
Paola Perini, Margherita Caristi, Elisabetta Mondin, Maria Rosaria Matarrese, Giovanni Cortese, Alessandro Giustini, Ilaria Cannella, Alessia Pinzello, Paolo Fogar
Issues connected with the reintegration of individuals affected by severe brain injury are numerous and complex. Extensive data indicate the effectiveness of treatments based on an holistic approach, which integrates medical interventions with social programmes and offers continuity, leading to the rapid achievement of independent living outcomes and return to work. In Italy, extensive resources a ...
Articles in February
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Is intervention to prevent falls necessary in prior polio patients?
Katarina Skough Vreede, Lisbet Broman, Kristian Borg
Objective: To investigate whether intervention to prevent falls is necessary in prior polio patients, by identifying the frequency, circumstances and consequences of falls among patients in Sweden with prior polio. Subjects: Patients with prior polio diagnosis. Methods: A falls history questionnaire was completed by patients with prior polio visiting the outpatient clinic at the Department of ...
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Serial analysis of cardiopulmonary fitness and echocardiography in patients with Fabry disease undergoing enzyme replacement therapy
Sheng-Hui Tuan, Pao-Chin Chiu, I-hsiu Liou, Wen-Hsien Lu, Hung-Ya Huang, Shin-Yi Wu, Guan-bo Chen, Ko-Long Lin
Objective: Fabry disease, a rare X-linked disorder, can lead to exercise intolerance. In Taiwan, the cardiac variant of Fabry disease has a significantly higher prevalence than the classic variant. The cardiac variant of Fabry disease primarily involves the heart. Enzyme replacement therapy has been used to treat both variants. We aimed to study the impact of enzyme replacement therapy on exercise ...
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Analgesia by sacral surface electrical stimulation for primary dysmenorrhoea
Mieko Yokozuka, Mayumi Nagai, Rieko Katsura, Kayoko Kenmyo
Objective: To evaluate the effects of analgesia by sacral surface electrical stimulation on lower abdominal pain in women with primary dysmenorrhoea. Design: Explorative study. Participants: Eleven female university students, who regularly experience difficulty in their university work due to menstrual pain, or who use analgesics for more than one day each month, were recruited. Methods: Sacral ...
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The effectiveness of a novel sleep clinical pathway in an inpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitation cohort: A pilot randomized controlled trial
Jason Hsu, Kirk Kee, Andrew Perkins, Alex Gorelik , Jeremy Goldin, Louisa Ng
Objective: Sleep disturbance in hospital is common. This pilot randomized controlled trial assessed a sleep clinical pathway compared with standard care in improving sleep quality, engagement in therapy and length of stay in musculoskeletal inpatient rehabilitation. Methods: Participants (n = 51) were randomized to standard care (“control”, n = 29) or sleep clinical pathway (“interv ...
Articles in January
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Serotonin syndrome mimicking intrathecal baclofen withdrawal in a patient with hereditary spastic paraparesis
Nicolas Goffin, Virginie Nguyen, Michèle Fostier, Thierry Gustin, Thierry Deltombe
Context: Serotonin syndrome is a drug-induced condition related to an increased level of serotonin in the brain, which may induce neuromuscular, auto-nomic and mental symptoms. Case report: A 40-year-old woman with hereditary spastic paraparesis (Strumpell-Lorrain disease) with an implanted intrathecal baclofen pump for severe spasticity. Two days after starting a medication known to inhibit ser ...
Articles in December
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E-survey of current international physiotherapy practice for children with ataxia following surgical resection of posterior fossa tumour
Helen Hartley, Bernie Carter, Lisa Bunn, Barry Pizer, Steven Lane, Ram Kumar, Elizabeth Cassidy
Objective: To determine current international practice regarding physiotherapy input for children with ataxia following surgery for posterior fossa tumour. Design: An e-survey covering the following domains: participant demographics, treatment/intervention, virtual training, intensity/timing of treatment, and aims and outcomes of physiotherapy management. Participants: Physiotherapists involved ...
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Retrospective analysis of functional and tracheostomy (decannulation) outcomes in patients with brain injury in a hyper-acute rehabilitation unit
Lin Cheng, Kay Mitton, Krystyna Walton, Manoj Sivan
Objectives: Hyper-Acute Rehabilitation Units (HARUs) provide multidisciplinary rehabilitation to patients with acute neurological injuries. This includes managing patients with tracheostomies. This is the first study of its kind to examine clinical outcomes in patients with brain injury and tracheostomy managed in a HARU. Methods: Retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes in tracheostomy patien ...
CASE REPORT
Prosthesis to enable a patient with above-elbow amputation to resume hunting
Laurent Théfenne, Bénédicte Guérin, Arnaud Jouvion, Hélène Bisseriex, Bertrand Touré, Janyce Cantu, Thomas Trappier, Maxime Obrecht, Gratiane De Brier
Background: Creating a custom prosthetic device is challenging. The requirements of the patient’s life must be taken into consideration when manufacturing the device. After having met the requirements for an autonomous daily life, adjustments can be made for recreational activities. Subject and methods: A 67-year-old patient with an above-elbow amputation following a hunting accident want ...
CASE REPORT
Successful treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome with intrathecal baclofen
Saul Geffen, Nick Chiang
Intrathecal baclofen therapy is a recognized treatment for severe spasticity. We report here a case of stiff person syndrome in Australia, treated with intrathecal baclofen followed by a rehabilitation programme with substantial clinical and functional improvements. A 59-year-old woman diagnosed with stiff person syndrome had become hoist-dependent and required full care due to severe spasticity o ...
Articles in November
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Dysarthria consequent to cervical spinal cord injury and recurrent laryngeal nerve damage: A case report
Bijoyaa Mohapatra, Nachiekta Rout
Objective: To assess and describe the involvement of all speech subsystems, including respiration, phonation, articulation, resonance, and prosody, in an individual with cervical spinal cord injury. Methods: Detailed speech and voice assessment was performed that included Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment, cranial nerve examination, voice (perceptual and instrumental) and nasometric evaluation, and ...
Articles in October
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Feasibility of whole body vibration therapy in individuals with dystonic or spastic dystonic cerebral palsy: A pilot study
Tamis W. Pin , Penelope B. Butler, Sheila Purves , Nathan Chi-Kwong Poon
Objective: To examine the feasibility and practicality of whole body vibration therapy for individuals with dystonic or spastic dystonic cerebral palsy. Design: Pilot study. Subjects: Children and adults with dystonic or spastic dystonic cerebral palsy. Methods: Study participants received total body vibration therapy when standing still on a vibration platform for 3 bouts, duration 3-min, of v ...
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Identifying sub-acute rehabilitation needs among individuals after transient ischaemic attack using rehab-compass as a simple screening tool in the outpatient clinic
Gustaf Magaard, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Ann Sörlin, Fredrik Öhberg, Stina Berggren, Emma Grollmuss, Xiaolei Hu
Objective: To evaluate comprehensive unmet rehabilitation needs by using a novel graphic screening tool, Rehab-Compass, among individuals in the sub-acute stage after first-ever transient ischaemic attack. Methods: A pilot prospective cohort study investigated 47 individuals with first-ever transient ischaemic attack in an outpatient clinic setting. By using Rehab-Compass, based on well-validated ...
CASE REPORT
Sacral insufficiency fracture in patients with spinal cord injury: A report of 2 unusual cases and Review of literature
Kappaganthu Venkatesh Prasanna, Nijanth M. Raj, Siddeshwar Patil
Objective: Sacral insufficiency fractures should be considered in differential diagnosis as a cause of autonomic dysreflexia and other vague symptoms in patients with spinal cord injury. Setting: The Supra Regional Tertiary Centre, Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries, Oswestry, UK. Method: Outpatient clinic review of 2 patients with long-standing spinal cord injury presenting with vague symptoms ...
Articles in July
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Biopsychosocial rehabilitation treatment Exposure in Vivo for patients with painful diabetic neuropathy: Development of a treatment protocol
Charlotte C.M. van Laake-Geelen , Rob J.E.M. Smeets, Thijs van Meulenbroek, Marlies den Hollander, Marielle E.J.B. Goossens, Jeanine A. Verbunt
Objective: Painful diabetic neuropathy is associated with low quality of life, depression and anxiety. Patients are limited in their performance of activities of daily living due to fears related to their condition. Treatment modalities are needed to help patients cope with their pain and pain-related disability. Exposure in vivo is an effective treatment in other chronic pain syndromes, increasin ...
Articles in May
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Preoperative physical therapy results in shorter length of stay and discharge disposition following total knee arthroplasty: A retrospective study
Sheldon R. Garrison, Kelly Schenider, Maharaj Singh, Jennifer Pogodzinski
Objective: Total knee arthroplasty is an effective surgical approach used to treat arthritis and knee trauma. Its utilization has grown, as has the accompanying financial impact, resulting in an equal need to advance physical therapy practice. One emerging approach improving patient outcomes and reducing cost is the inclusion of a preoperative physical therapy visit. The aim of this study was to q ...
Articles in April
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Sense of control: Patients experiences of multimodel pain rehabilitation and its impact in their everyday lives
Anke Samulowitz, Pia Nordström, Malin Wiklund, Nenad Stankovic, Gunnel Hensing
Objective: Long-lasting pain is a challenge for patients’ everyday lives. The aim of this study was to examine how women and men who have participated in multimodal pain rehabilitation experience its impact in their everyday lives. Patients and methods: Individual semi-structured interviews with 5 women and 3 men who had participated in multimodal pain rehabilitation at a clinic in Sweden, ana ...
Articles in March
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Chronic kidney disease is associated with physical impairment
Hideaki Ishikawa, Takashi Hibino, Yoshifumi Moriyama
Background: Physical impairment or frailty due to sarcopaenia is common in patients with chronic kidney disease and those receiving dialysis. This study examined the association between muscle weakness and kidney function in Japanese patients with chronic kidney disease. Methods: A total of 23 stable outpatients were enrolled in the study. Several indices were used to assess muscle function; hand ...
Articles in January
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Effect of trunk muscle strengthening on gait pattern and falls in parkinson´s disease
Emma Bestaven, Etienne Guillaud, Mathieu De Sèze, Aupy Jerome, Pierre Burbaud, Jean-René Cazalets, Dominique Guehl
Background: The course of Parkinson's disease is characterized by gait disturbance and falls, which affect patients' quality of life and engender high healthcare costs. These factors are not greatly improved by levodopa therapy or deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nuclei. Indeed, the symptoms may even worsen with these treatment. Physiotherapy may be the most appropriate treatment to reduc ...
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Optimizing cardiac rehabilitation
Nienke ter Hoeve
No abstract available
Articles in December
CASE REPORT
Analysis of gait during independent and paired walking in adults with an intellectual disability: A case report.
Guillaume Fumery, Vincent Fourcassié, Pierre Moretto and Véronique Bourg
Objective: Gait rehabilitation is a major concern for adults with an intellectual disability or a neuropsychological disorder. This study evaluated a collective task exercise that could complement an individual rehabilitation routine in such individuals. The movements of 3 individuals (2 patients and 1 healthy individual) were measured while walking alone and in pairs. The recovery rate, amplitude ...
REVIEW ARTICLE
CD34+ stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis: a treatment and rehabilitation algorithm
Anna Kubsik-Gidlewska, Kamil Klupiński, Marek Krochmalski, Jakub Krochmalski, Paulina Klimkiewicz, Marta Woldańska-Okońska
Osteoarthritis is a group of multiple overlapping pathological conditions that cause destruction of articular cartilage and other structures of the joint. It is a progressive disease that leads to limitations of physical activity. New forms of treatment are therefore sought to alleviate the clinical symptoms of osteoarthritis and avoid surgery. Stem cell based therapy is an emerging field in ortho ...
Articles in November
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Limited adherence to growth hormone replacement in patients with traumatic brain injury
Kirstie C. Lithgow, Chantel Debert, Gregory A. Kline
Background: Growth hormone deficiency is a recognized consequence of traumatic brain injury. The aim of this study was to determine adherence to human growth hormone therapy among patients with traumatic brain injury compared with patients with hypothalamic or pituitary disease. Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients with traumatic brain injury referred for growth hormone stimulation ...
REVIEW ARTICLE
Prevalence of review studies published in rehabilitation journals during the last decade
Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Laimi
Objective: To compare the number of review papers published in rehabilitation journals during recent years with the number published a decade ago. Methods: PubMed search for review papers publi-shed in 7 major rehabilitation journals in 2005–2007 and 2015–2017. Results: Of the 940 review papers identified, 659 were published in 2015–2017, and 281 in 2005–2007. Two journals: Disability a ...
Articles in September
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Effects of instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization on ankle range of motion and triceps surae pressure pain sensitivity
Corrie Myburgh, Are Hammern, Peter Mannfjord, Eleanor Boyle
Background: Within the practice of physical medicine, instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) is increasing in popularity. However, the intervention is still in its infancy and important clinical issues require elucidation; among these are the effects on asymptomatic individuals. Methods: Twenty healthy males were allocated randomly to either 3 minutes of high-pressure IASTM or activ ...
CASE REPORT
A case of dorsal scapular neuropathy in a young amateur boxer
Tony Farrell, Muiris Kennedy and Conor O'Brien
Neuropathies of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint are a well-documented cause of pain and weakness in sports people. Repetitive or excessive traction on the nerve supplying the affected muscle is believed to be the primary mechanism. We describe a case of this phenomenon in a young amateur boxer which has never been described in the literature previously. We document our hypothesis on the ...
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Improving the management of post-stroke spasticity: Time for ACTION
Gerry CHRISTOFI, BSc(Hons), BM BCh, PhD, Stephen ASHFORD, BSc, MSc, PhD, Jonathan BIRNS, BSc, MBBS, PhD, Catherine DALTON, MD, Lynsay DUKE, BSc, MA(PED), Claire MADSEN, MSc and Sohail SALAM, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Hons) Anatomy
Objective: To identify barriers to appropriate referral and treatment for patients with spasticity and present solutions that address these in a pragmatic way. Methods: Using the findings of interviews conducted with UK healthcare professionals on the management of post-stroke spasticity, a consensus meeting was held involving 7 UK spasticity experts. The panel identified barriers to timely iden ...
Articles in May
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Safety and Outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection
Hafiz Muhammad Imran, Arlene Gaw, Loren Stabile, Nishant R. Shah, Gaurav Choudhary, Wen-Chih Wu
Objective: To evaluate the safety and outcomes of aerobic and resistance training in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation after spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Methods: Eleven patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection at 2 academic centres were studied retrospectively during cardiac rehabilitation from July 2013 to September 2017. Patients underwent maximal effort exercis ...
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