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REVIEW ARTICLE
What is covered by ”cancer rehabilitation” in PubMed? A review of randomized controlled trials 1990–2011
Sævar Berg Gudbergsson, Alv A. Dahl, Jon Håvard Loge, Lene Thorsen , Line M. Oldervoll , Ellen K. Grov
Objective: This focused review examines randomized controlled studies included by the term “cancer rehabilitation” in PubMed. The research questions concern the type of interventions performed and their methodological quality. Design: Using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms: neoplasm AND rehabilitation, all articles with randomized controlled studies that included adult cancer patient ...
Pages: 97-106
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REVIEW ARTICLE
What is covered by ”cancer rehabilitation” in PubMed? A review of randomized controlled trials 1990–2011
Sævar Berg Gudbergsson, Alv A. Dahl, Jon Håvard Loge, Lene Thorsen , Line M. Oldervoll , Ellen K. Grov
Objective: This focused review examines randomized controlled studies included by the term “cancer rehabilitation” in PubMed. The research questions concern the type of interventions performed and their methodological quality. Design: Using the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms: neoplasm AND rehabilitation, all articles with randomized controlled studies that included adult cancer patient ...
Pages: 97-106
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Factors shaping the delivery of acute inpatient stroke therapy: A narrative synthesis
Elizabeth Taylor , Christopher McKevitt, Fiona Jones
Objective: To investigate factors shaping the delivery of acute inpatient stroke therapy (i.e. occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy). Data sources: A systematic search using electronic databases: AMED, CINAHL, Medline, Web of Knowledge and EMBASE. Study selection: Qualitative studies (n = 31) investigating delivery of inpatient stroke therapy, publis ...
Pages: 107-119
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Factors predicting the total medical costs associated with first-ever ischeamic stroke patients transferred to the rehabilitation ward
Chien-Min Chen , Chia-Hao Chang, Hung-Chih Hsu, Chu-Hsu Lin , Kai-Hua Chen
Objective: To investigate the predictors of total medical costs for first-ever ischaemic stroke patients transferred to the rehabilitation ward from the acute ward. Patients: A total of 311 first-ever ischaemic stroke patients (mean age 68.9 (standard deviation (SD) 12.2) years). Methods: Data, including common complications and medical events, from July 2002 to June 2012 were collected retrospe ...
Pages: 120-125
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Stride frequency and length adjustment in post-stroke individuals: Influence on the margins of stability
Laura Hak, Han Houdijk, Peter van der Wurff , Maarten R. Prins , Peter J. Beek, Jaap H. van Dieën
Objective: To investigate whether post-stroke participants can walk at different combinations of stride frequency and stride length and how these adaptations affect the backward and medio-lateral margins of stability. Setting: Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN). Participants: Ten post-stroke individuals. Intervention: Six trials of 2 min walking on a treadmill at different co ...
Pages: 126-132
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Injury of the corticoreticular pathway in subarachnoid haemorrhage after rupture of a cerebral artery aneurysm
Sung Ho Jang, Byung Yeon Choi , Seong Ho Kim, Chul Hoon Chang, Young Jin Jung , Sang Seok Yeo
Objective: Several studies have reported on injury of the corticoreticular pathway in patients with stroke and traumatic brain injury. However, little is known about injury of the corticoreticular pathway in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage. The aim of the current study was to investigate corticoreticular pathway injury in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage. Design: Comparative study. ...
Pages: 133-137
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Assessment of abdominal muscle function in individuals with motor-complete spinal cord injury above T6 in response to transcranial magnetic stimulation
Anna Bjerkefors, Jordan W. Squair, Romeo Chua , Tania Lam, Zhen Chen, Mark G. Carpenter
Objective: To use transcranial magnetic stimulation and electromyography to assess the potential for preserved function in the abdominal muscles in individuals classified with motor-complete spinal cord injury above T6. Subjects: Five individuals with spinal cord injury (C5–T3) and 5 able-bodied individuals. Methods: Transcranial magnetic stimulation was delivered over the abdominal region of ...
Pages: 138-146
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Functional effects of botulinum toxin type-A treatment and subsequent stretching of spastic calf muscles: A study in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia
Mark de Niet, Susanne T. de Bot, Bart P.C. van de Warrenburg , Vivian Weerdesteyn, Alexander C. Geurts
Objective: Although calf muscle spasticity is often treated with botulinum toxin type-A, the effects on balance and gait are ambiguous. Hereditary spastic paraplegia is characterized by progressive spasticity and relatively mild muscle weakness of the lower limbs. It is therefore a good model to evaluate the functional effects of botulinum toxin type-A. Design: Explorative pre-post intervention s ...
Pages: 147-153
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Hand grip fatigability in persons with multiple sclerosis according to hand dominance and disease progression
Deborah Severijns, Ilse Lamers, Lore Kerkhofs, Peter Feys
Background: Hand grip strength in both the dominant and non-dominant hands is often used to assess upper limb impairment. Excessive hand grip fatigability is another important measure, as fatigability may also influence activities of daily living. Objective: To investigate to what extent hand grip fatigability in multiple sclerosis is dependent on hand dominance, muscle strength and disease prog ...
Pages: 154-160
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Quality of life of adult men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the Netherlands: Implications for care
Robert F. Pangalila, Geertrudis A.M. van den Bos, Bart Bartels , Michael P. Bergen, Mike J. Kampelmacher, Henk J. Stam, Marij E. Roebroeck
Objective: To assess quality of life of adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the Netherlands and to identify domains and major problems influencing quality of life. Design: Cross-sectional. Subjects: Seventy-nine men aged ≥ 20 years with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Methods: The Medical Outcome Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), World Health Organization Quality of Life – BREF (WH ...
Pages: 161-166
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Cost-effectiveness of early interventions for non-specific low back pain: A randomized controlled study investigating medical yoga, exercise therapy and self-care advice
Emmanuel Aboagye , Malin Lohela Karlsson , Jan Hagberg, Irene Jensen
Objective: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of medical yoga as an early intervention compared with evidence-based exercise therapy and self-care advice for non-specific low back pain. Design: Randomized controlled trial with a cost-effectiveness analysis. Subjects: A total of 159 participants randomized into the medical yoga group (n = 52), the exercise therapy group (n =R ...
Pages: 167-173
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Rehabilitation provided to patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A comparison of three different rheumatology clinics in Austria, Sweden and the UK from the perspectives of patients and health professionals
Birgit Prodinger, Mwidimi Ndosi, Ulla Nordenskiöld, Tanja Stamm, Gert Persson, Ingrid Andreasson , Åsa Lundgren-Nilsson
Objective: To explore patients’ and health professionals’ views of outpatient rehabilitation services for patients with rheumatoid arthritis in 3 different rheumatology sites across Europe. Methods: A qualitative multi-method study was conducted with patients and health professionals in Vienna (Austria), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Leeds (UK). Data collection was carried out during focus groups wi ...
Pages: 174-182
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Switch from abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) to incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin®) botulinum toxin formulation: A review of 257 cases
Donald G. Grosset, Elaine G. Tyrrell , Katherine A. Grosset
Objective: To explore the dose equivalence ratio and treatment costs for abobotulinumtoxinA and incobotulinumtoxinA for patients with focal dystonias. Design: Patient chart review. Subjects/Patients: Adult patients with blepharospasm (n = 19), cervical dystonia (n = 122), hemifacial spasm (n = 91) or segmental/generalized dystonia (n = 19) at a n ...
Pages: 183-186
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CASE REPORT
Impaired motor control due to proprioceptive sensory loss in a patient with cerebral infarction localized to the postcentral gyrus
Hiroyuki Kato, Masahiro Izumiyama
Objective: Most rehabilitative interventions following stroke emphasize the improvement of motor deficits but rarely address sensory function and sensorimotor control. We report here a case of cerebral infarction localized to the postcentral gyrus that presented with severe impairment of motor control due to profound proprioceptive sensory loss. We attempted to demonstrate the mechanism for the mo ...
Pages: 187-190
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