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Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation improves wrist dorsiflexion and upper limb function in patients with early-phase stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Objectives: To investigate the effectiveness of contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation (CCFES) on the recovery of active wrist dorsiflexion and upper limb function in patients with early-phase stroke (<15 days post-stroke). Methods: Patients in the CCFES group were treated with routine rehabilitation combined with CCFES, while those in the conventional neuromuscular electri ...
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Sex differences in the gait kinematics of patients with down syndrome: A preliminary report
Objective: Sex-specific medicine requires understanding of the specific therapeutic needs and patho-physiology of men and women. In these terms, we investigated sex-related differences in the gait kinematics of patients with Down syndrome. Design: Retrospective observational cohort study. Subjects: A sample of 230 patients (103 females) aged 7–50 years underwent a standard gait-analysis test ...
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Feasibility and effectiveness of repetitive gait training early after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Background: Pre-clinical evidence suggests a period early after stroke during which the brain is most receptive to rehabilitation, if it is provided as high-dose motor training. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of repetitive gait training within the first 3 months post-stroke and the effects on gait-specific outcomes. Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Rehab Data and PEDr ...
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Clinical practice guidelines for the management of brain tumours: A rehabilitation perspective
Objective: To critically appraise published clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for brain tumours, and to synthesize evidence-based recommendations from a rehabilitation perspective. Methods: A comprehensive literature search included: health science databases, CPG clearinghouse/developer websites, and grey literature up to March 2018. All brain tumour CPGs that reported systematic methods for e ...
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Early physical and psycho-educational rehabilitation in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting: A randomized controlled trial
Objectives: Rehabilitation of patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been widely studied; however, research into early rehabilitation after CABG is sparse. The aim of this trial was to assess the impact of early rehabilitation, compared with usual care in patients following CABG. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Patients: A total of 326 patients treated with CABG. Met ...
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Manually assisted body-weight supported locomotor training does not re-establish walking in non-walking subjects with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial
Objective: To assess the effects of manually assisted body-weight supported locomotor training in subjects with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Design: Randomized controlled clinical trial. Subjects: Twenty subjects with American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grades C or D and > 2 years post-injury. Methods: Random allocation to 60 days of body-weight supported locomotor ...
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Effects of mechanical inspiration and expiration exercise on velopharyngeal incompetence in subacute stroke patients
Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effects of mechanical inspiration and expiration exercise using mechanical cough assist on velopharyngeal incompetence in patients with subacute stroke. Design: Pilot, randomized controlled study. Setting: University-based rehabilitation centre. Subjects: Thirty-six patients with subacute stroke diagnosed with velopharyngeal incompetence by videofluoros ...
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System complexities affecting recovery after a minor transport-related injury: The need for a person-centred approach
Objective: To understand clients’ experiences of the recovery journey through the compensation system and to identify areas and strategies for quality improvement. Methods: A qualitative study of 23 participants with physical or mental disabilities caused by traffic accidents, which occurred, on average, 4 years ago. Purposive sampling of long-term recovery clients who made a compensation claim ...
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