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ORIGINAL REPORT
Practice patterns for spasticity management with phenol neurolysis
Jay Karri, Manuel F. Mas, Gerard E. Francisco, Sheng Li
Objective: To present practice patterns for phenol neurolysis procedures conducted for spasticity management. Design: A retrospective review of 185 persons with spasticity who underwent phenol neurolysis procedures (n = 293) at an academic rehabilitation hospital and clinic. Patient demographics, concomitant spasticity treatments, and procedure relevant information were collected. Re ...
Pages: 482-488
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Robotic devices and brain-machine interfaces for hand rehabilitation post-stroke
Alistair C. McConnell, Renan C. Moioli, Fabricio L. Brasil, Marta Vallejo, David W. Corne, Patricia A. Vargas, Adam A. Stokes
Objective: To review the state of the art of robotic-aided hand physiotherapy for post-stroke rehabilitation, including the use of brain-machine interfaces. Each patient has a unique clinical history and, in response to personalized treatment needs, research into individualized and at-home treatment options has expanded rapidly in recent years. This has resulted in the development of many devices ...
Pages: 449-460
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SPECIAL REPORT
Assessment and treatment of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: Guidance from the Mont-Godinne interdisciplinary group
Thierry Deltombe, Delphine Wautier, Philippe De Cloedt, Michèle Fostier, Thierry Gustin
Objective: To present interdisciplinary practical guidance for the assessment and treatment of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke. Results: Clinical examination and diagnostic nerve block with anaesthetics determine the relative role of the factors leading to spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: calf spasticity, triceps surae - Achilles tendon complex shortening and dorsiflexor muscles weakn ...
Pages: 461-468
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SPECIAL REPORT
Evaluation of the topic lists used in two world Congresses (2015 and 2016) in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Boya Nugraha, Tatjana Paternostro-Sluga, Othmar Schuhfried, Gerold Stucki, Franco Franchignoni, Lydia Abdul Latif, Julia Patrick Engkasan, Zaliha Omar, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Background: Evaluation of the initial list of proposed abstract topics for Congresses of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) was needed in order to ensure its feasibility for use in future congress announcements and invitations for abstract submission. Methods: The initial proposals were based on 5 main areas of PRM research: biosciences in rehabilitation, biomedical rehabilitation science ...
Pages: 469-474
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Neuronavigated high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for chronic post-stroke dysphagia: A randomized controlled study
Ivy K.Y. Cheng, Karen M.K. Chan, Chun-sing Wong, Leonard S.W. Li, Karen M.Y. Chiu, Raymond T.F. Cheung, Edwin M.L. Yiu
Objective: There are potential benefits of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in improving swallowing functions after stroke; however, few studies have been performed in the chronic stroke population. This study aims to distil the key effects of rTMS on swallowing functions and swallowing-related quality of life. Methods: Twenty-two participants with chronic post-stroke dysphagia ...
Pages: 475-481
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Practice patterns for spasticity management with phenol neurolysis
Jay Karri, Manuel F. Mas, Gerard E. Francisco, Sheng Li
Objective: To present practice patterns for phenol neurolysis procedures conducted for spasticity management. Design: A retrospective review of 185 persons with spasticity who underwent phenol neurolysis procedures (n = 293) at an academic rehabilitation hospital and clinic. Patient demographics, concomitant spasticity treatments, and procedure relevant information were collected. Re ...
Pages: 482-488
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Chronic pain, depression and quality of life in individuals with spinal cord injury: Mediating role of participation
Rachel Müller , Gunther Landmann, Markus Béchir, Timo Hinrichs, Ursina Arnet, Xavier Jordan , Martin W.G. Brinkhof
Objective: To test the hypotheses that: (i) pain is associated with depressive symptoms and quality of life; and (ii) participation restriction, satisfaction, and frequency mediate these relationships. Design: Population-based, cross-sectional study. Subjects/patients: Community-dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury (n = 1,549). Methods: Hypotheses were tested in individuals ...
Pages: 489-496
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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for severely fatigued multiple sclerosis patients: A waiting list controlled study
Alexandra E.W. Hoogerwerf, Yvonne Bol, Jill Lobbestael, Raymond Hupperts, Caroline M. van Heugten
Background: Fatigue is the most common symptom in multiple sclerosis. Evidence-based treatment options are scarce. Objective: To study the feasibility and potential effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in severely fatigued multiple sclerosis patients. Methods: Non-randomized pilot study with a wai-ting list control period including 59 multiple sclerosis patients with severe fat ...
Pages: 497-504
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Low to moderate relationships between gait and postural responses in Parkinson disease
Ellen N. Sutter, Katie J. Seidler, Ryan P. Duncan, Gammon M. Earhart, Marie E. McNeely
Objective: To evaluate the relationship between spatiotemporal parameters of forward and backward gait and quality of compensatory stepping responses in forward and backward directions in people with Parkinson’s disease with and without freezing of gait. Design: Cross-sectional analysis. Subjects: A total of 111 individuals with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. Methods: Forward ...
Pages: 505-511
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Epidemiological study of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in Eastern China
Yu Zheng, Yini Dang, Xiaojun Wu, Yan Yang, Jan D. Reinhardt, Chengqi He , Mansang Wong
Objective: Previous epidemiological studies of adole-scent idiopathic scoliosis in mainland China have had diverse results. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the epidemiology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis based on a representative sample city, Wuxi, in eastern China. Methods: Primary and secondary school students aged 10–16 years were enrolled in the study. Physic ...
Pages: 512-519
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Factors related to successful return to work following multidisciplinary rehabilitation
Halimah Awang, Lih Yoong Tan, Norma Mansor, Phattrawan Tongkumchum, Mayuening Eso
Objective: To examine factors associated with successful return to work among participants in a Social Security Organisation Return To Work programme. Methods: Secondary data for 9,850 participants were obtained from the Social Security Organisation Return To Work database. The dependent variable was the Return To Work programme outcome, successful return to employment (same employer or different ...
Pages: 520-520
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