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Does inspiration efficiency influence the stability limits of the trunk in patients with chronic low back pain?
Regina Finta, Krisztina Boda, Edit Nagy, Tamás Bender
Objective: To determine the effects of diaphragm-strengthening training on the stability limits of the trunk and inspiratory function in patients with low back pain. Design: A randomized comparative trial including a diaphragm training group that took part in conventional training together with diaphragm strengthening, and a control group that took part in conventional training only. Both groups ...
Efficacy of Myoelectric Bracing in Moderately Impaired Stroke: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
Stephen Page, Christine Griffin, Susan White
Background: Repetitive, task-specific practice (RTP) increases functioning of the paretic upper extremity and decreases upper extremity motor impairment. One method to increase participation in RTP is an upper extremity myoelectric device, called the “Myomo”, which uses surface electromyography signals to assist with active movement of the moderately impaired hemiplegic upper extremity. Obje ...
Effect of acute transcranial magnetic stimulation on intracellular signalling in human skeletal muscle
Ferdinand von Walden, Eva-Karin Gidlund, Chang Liu, Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Jessica Norrbom, Nils von Wachenfelt, Henrik Kjellgren, Carl Johan Sundberg, Eva Pontén, Björn Alkner
Objective: To investigate the potential of an acute bout of transcranial electrical stimulation to induce anabolic signalling. Design: Experimental intervention on healthy subjects. Subjects: Ten healthy subjects, 5 women and 5 men (mean age (standard deviation (SD) 32 years (SD 4)). Methods: The quadriceps muscle was stimulated at a frequency of 10 Hz for 10 s, followed by 20 s of rest, repea ...
Description of orthotic properties and effects evaluation of ankle-foot orthoses in non-spastic calf muscle weakness
Niels F.J. Waterval, Merel-Anne Brehm, Jaap Harlaar, Frans Nollet
Objective: To describe the orthotic properties and evaluate the effects of ankle-foot orthoses for calf muscle weakness in persons with non-spastic neuromuscular disorders compared with shoes-only. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: Thirty-four persons who used ankle-foot orthoses for non-spastic calf muscle weakness. Methods: The following orthotic properties were measured: ankle-foot o ...
Reliability of standardized ultrasound measurements of quadriceps muscle thickness in neurological critically ill patients: a comparison to computed tomography measures.
Charline Tourel, Laetitia Burnol, Julien Lanoiselé, Serge Molliex, Magalie Viallon, Pierre Croisille, Jerome Morel
Objective: Muscle atrophy is frequent in critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality and long-lasting alteration in quality of life. Muscle ultrasound has not been clearly validated in intensive care unit patients. The aim of this study was to compare the level of agreement between ultrasound and computed tomography scan for the measurement of quadriceps muscle thickness. D ...
AbobotulinumtoxinA and rehabilitation vs rehabilitation alone in post-stroke spasticity: A cost-utility analysis
Carlo Lazzaro, Alessio Baricich, Alessandro Picelli, Patrizia Maria Caglioni, Marco Ratti, Andrea Santamato
Objective: To investigate costs and quality-adjusted life years of rehabilitation combined with abobotulinumtoxinA (aboBoNT-A; Dysport®) (rehab/aboBoNT-A) vs rehabilitation alone (rehab) in post-stroke spasticity in Italy. Design: Based on both Italian National Health Service and societal perspectives, a 2-year cost-utility analysis model was performed. Subject/patients: The cost-utility analys ...
Acute care models for hip fracture treatment vs post-acute rehabilitation services in older adults after hip fracture: A comparative claims data analysis from Germany
Clemens Becker, Kilian Rapp, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Claudia Schulz, Hans-Helmut König, Gisela Büchele
Objective: Acute geriatric care (geriatric early rehabilitative treatment) and sub-acute (inpatient) geriatric rehabilitation are delivered to geriatric patients in Germany after hip fracture. The aim of this study was to compare patients’ outcomes after hip fracture between 3 German federal states (Hesse, Bavaria, and Baden-Wuerttemberg) that nearly exclusively offered 1 of the 2 geriatric care ...
Biopsychosocial factors associated with poor health-related quality of life after minor to moderate transport-related injuries: Insights into the Victorian compensable population
Stella Samoborec, Pamela Simpson, Rasa Ruseckaite, Darshini Ayton, Susan M. Evans
Objective: To investigate whether a range of previously identified biopsychosocial risk factors were associated with poorer health-related quality of life after transport-related injuries. Methods: This study involved 1,574 participants who sustained a transport-related injury, claimed compensation through the Victorian compensation scheme (in the Australian state of Victoria), and contributed to ...