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Heterotopic ossification: A review
Luc Vanden Bossche A1 and Guy Vanderstraeten A1
Heterotopic ossification is defined as the presence of lamellar bone at locations where bone normally does not exist. The condition must be distinguished from metastatic calcifications, which mainly occur in hypercalcaemia, and dystrophic calcifications in tumours. It is a frequent complication following central nervous system disorders (brain injuries, tumours, encephalitis, spinal cord lesions), ...
Pages: 129-136
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Summary of the WHO collaborating centre for neurotrauma task force on mild traumatic brain injury
Lena Holm A1, A2, J David Cassidy A3, Linda J. Carroll A4, Jörgen Borg A5
This report aims to summarize the key findings of a recent, systematic review of the literature performed by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Neurotrauma Task Force on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury published in a supplement of the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine (1). The Task Force performed a comprehensive search and critical review of the literature published between 1980 and 2002 to ass ...
Pages: 137-141
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Walking in postpoliomyelitis syndrome: The relationships between time‐scored tests, walking in daily life and perceived mobility problems
Herwin L. D. Horemans A1, A2, Johannes B. J. Bussmann A2, Anita Beelen A3, Henk J. Stam A2, Frans Nollet A3
Objective: To compare walking test results with walking in daily life, and to investigate the relationships between walking tests, walking activity in daily life, and perceived mobility problems in patients with post-poliomyelitis syndrome.Subjects: Twenty-four ambulant patients with post-poliomyelitis syndrome.Methods: Walking tests were performed at self-preferred and maxima ...
Pages: 142-146
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Cognitive functioning in post‐polio patients with and without general fatigue
Gunilla Östlund A1, A3, Kristian Borg A1, A3, Åke Wahlin A2, A4
Objective and design: This study examined 2 main hypotheses. First, whether patients with post-polio suffering from general fatigue (n=10) demonstrate cognitive deficits compared with patients with post-polio without general fatigue (n=10). Secondly, by systematically varied test order administration we examined whether such differences varied as a function of increasing cogni ...
Pages: 147-151
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Psychosocial differences as predictors for recovery from chronic low back pain following manipulation, stabilizing exercises and physician consultation or physician consultation alone
Markku Riipinen A1, Leena Niemistö A1, Karl‐August Lindgren A1, Heikki Hurri A1
Objective: Three psychosocial profile groups are introduced in the Multidimensional Pain Inventory for chronic pain patients. Patients with the dysfunctional profile have shown a more favourable outcome after multidisciplinary treatments, due to the suggested effects of specific psychosocial treatment elements. In this study we explored, among patients with chronic low back pain, whether th ...
Pages: 152-158
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Recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis: A 1-year observational study of correlations between health‐related quality of life and clinical/laboratory data
Ingrid Thyberg A1, A2, Thomas Skogh A1, A3, Ursula A. M. Hass A4, Björn Gerdle A5, A6
Objective: To analyse correlations within and between clinical/laboratory assessments and health-related quality of life variables for recent-onset rheumatoid arthritis at the time of diagnosis and 12 months later.Methods: A total of 297 patients with recent-onset (?12 months) rheumatoid arthritis were included at diagnosis and followed up for 12 months. Clinical/laboratory assessmen ...
Pages: 159-165
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Assessment of capacity for myoelectric control: A new Rasch‐built measure of prosthetic hand control
Liselotte M. Hermansson A1, A2, Anne G. Fisher A3, Birgitta Bernspång A3, Ann‐Christin Eliasson A2
Objective: To report the results from a Rasch rating scale analysis of the Assessment of Capacity for Myoelectric Control (ACMC) implemented to evaluate internal scale validity, person response validity, separation reliability, targeting and responsiveness of the measures over time.Design: Longitudinal data (18 months) from a prospective study of development of capacity for myoelectr ...
Pages: 166-171
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Influence of modified work on return to work for employees on sick leave due to musculoskeletal complaints
Miranda van Duijn A1, Freek Lötters A1, Alex Burdorf A1
Objective: To determine which individual and work-related factors are associated with performing modified work and to evaluate the influence of modified work on the duration of sick leave and health-related outcomes among employees with musculoskeletal complaints.Study design: A prospective study with 12 months follow-up.Methods: In this prospective study a total of 164 employ ...
Pages: 172-179
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Impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions 6 and 12 months after breast cancer operation
Anne Kärki A1, A2, Riitta Simonen A3, Esko Mälkiä A1, James Selfe A4
Objective: To describe the impairments of upper body and limbs, activity limitations and participation restrictions 6 and 12 months after operation for breast cancer and to examine the impact of impairments on activity limitations.Design: A prospective survey 6 and 12 months after operation.Patients: Ninety-six breast cancer patients.Methods: A questionnaire for assessi ...
Pages: 180-188
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Comparison of disordered swallowing patterns in patients with recurrent cortical/subcortical stroke and first‐time brainstem stroke
Der‐Sheng Han A1, Yeun‐Chung Chang A2, Chih‐Huei Lu A3, Tyng‐Guey Wang A1
Objective: To describe the disordered swallowing patterns in recurrent cortical/subcortical stroke and first-time brainstem stroke.Design: A retrospective study.Subjects: Forty-seven consecutive patients, 28 with recurrent cortical/subcortical stroke and 19 with first-time brainstem stroke, referred for dysphagic evaluation to the rehabilitation department of a medical centre. ...
Pages: 189-191
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