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Rehabilitation in patients with lymphoma: an overview of Systematic Reviews
Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan, Thomas E. Lew, Michael Dickinson
Objective: To evaluate existing evidence from published systematic reviews for the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions in patients with lymphoma. Data sources: A comprehensive literature search was conducted using medical/health science databases up to 1 October 2020. Bibliographies of pertinent articles, journals and grey literature were searched. Data extraction and synthesis: Two ...
Long-term perceived disabilities up to 10 years after transient ischaemic attack
Jenni Andersson, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Ann Sörlin, Gustaf Magaard, Xiaolei Hu
Background: The long-term impact of transient ischaemic attack is largely unknown. Objectives: To assess the long-term perceived impact of transient ischaemic attack and explore the influence of sex and age on these perceptions; and to evaluate the relationships between activities of daily living, participation and overall recovery, and the other domains of the Stroke Impact Scale 3.0 (SIS). Me ...
Relationship between gait profile score and clinical assessments of gait in post-stroke patients
Matteo Bigoni, Veronica Cimolin, Luca Vismara, Andrea Gianmaria Tarantino, Daniela Clerici, Silvia Baudo, Manuela Galli, Alessandro Mauro
Background: Instrumental assessment of gait pattern in hemiparetic post-stroke patients can be difficult. The Gait Profile Score, together with Gait Variable Scores, was recently validated as a quality measure for gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy. However, use of the Gait Profile Score has not been compared with that of clinical scales in post-stroke patients. Objective: The aims of ...
Guided exercises with or without joint-mobilization or no treatment in patients with subacromial pain syndrome
Anna Eliason, Marita Harringe, Björn Engström, Suzanne Werner
Background: Graded resistance training is the recommended treatment for patients with subacromial pain syndrome. It is debated whether adding joint mobilization will improve the outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of guided exercises with or without joint mobilization, compared with controls who did not receive any treatment. Methods: A 3-armed controlled trial in ...
Effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the recovery of people with COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit: A narrative review
Louise C. Burgess, Lalitha Venugopalan, James Badger, Tamsyn Street, Gad Alon, Jonathan C. Jarvis, Thomas W. Wainwright, Tamara Everington, Paul Taylor, Ian D. Swain
The rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19 after prolonged treatment in the intensive care unit is often complex and challenging. Patients may develop a myriad of long-term multi-organ impairments, affecting the respiratory, cardiac, neurological, digestive and musculoskeletal systems. Skeletal muscle dysfunction of respiratory and limb muscles, commonly referred to as intensive care unit acquir ...
Describing community-based rehabilitation services in Indonesia by using The International Classification of Service Organization in Rehabilitation 2.0
Boya Nugraha, Irma Ruslina Defi, Riri Prima Yolanda, Melda Warliani, Vitriiana Biben, Jennie Jennie, Husnul Mubarak, Nilla Mayasari, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Objective: Describing rehabilitation services in a standardized way is a challenge. The International Classification of Service Organizations in Rehabil-itation (ICSO-R) 2.0 was published for this purpose. The ICSO-R was criticized for being tested mainly in high-income countries, and because the testing in lower-income countries did not include community-based rehabilitation services. Therefore, ...
Early brain imaging predictors of post-stroke spasticity
Songjin Ri, Stefanie Glaess-Leistner, Jörg Wissel
Background: Post-stroke spasticity is a major factor disturbing rehabilitation and functional recovery in stroke survivors. Clinical predictors of post-stroke spasticity have often been discussed, but brain image predictors for spasticity have been insufficiently researched. The aim of this study was to use magnetic resonance imaging data to identify early brain imaging predictors for potential de ...
Fatigue in relation to long-term participation outcome in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage survivors
Elisabeth Anne de Vries, Wendy Boerboom, Rita H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons, Fop van Kooten, Gerard M. Ribbers, Majanka H. Heijenbrok-Kal
Objective: To examine the association of fatigue with long-term participation in aneurysmal sub-arachnoid haemorrhage survivors. Design: Cohort study, 4 years post-onset. Subjects: A total of 59 patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage Methods: Participation performance was assessed with the Sickness Impact Profile-68, participation autonomy and problem experience with the Impact on P ...
Effect of tai chi on glycaemic control, lipid metabolism and body composition in adults with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis and systematic review
Shuai Guo, Ying Xu, Jiawei Qin, Yannan Chen, Yue You, Jing Tao, Zhizhen Liu, Jia Huang
Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effects of tai chi on metabolic control and body composition indicators in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis of existing literature. Methods: Electronic resource databases were searched to collect eligible studies. Two reviewers selected studies and independently evaluated methodolo ...
Predictive validity of general work ability assessments in the context of sickness insurance
Christian Ståhl, Nadine Karlsson, Björn Gerdle, Jan Sandqvist
Objective: The activity ability assessment is a Swedish method for assessing general work ability, based on self-reports combined with an examination by specially trained physicians, and, if needed, extended assessments by occupational therapists, physiotherapists and/or psychologists. The aim of this study was to analyse the predictive validity of the activity ability assessment in relation to fu ...
Physical activity with person-centred guidance supported by a digital platform for persons with chronic widespread pain: A randomized controlled trial.
Sofia Juhlin, Anna Bergenheim, Inger Gjertsson, Anette Larsson, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of a person-centred intervention, including advice on physical activity, for improving pain intensity, physical activity, and other health-related outcomes in persons with chronic widespread pain, when delivered with digital eHealth support compared with standard telephone follow-up. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Individuals with chronic ...
Feasibility and reliability of a web-based smartphone application for joint position measurement
Bharadwaj Ravi, Manak Kapoor, Darren Player
Objective: Measurement of joint angles is usually performed using a simple goniometer, which can often be time-consuming and inaccurate, however smartphones can measure angles, this technology could be used to measure joint position. Studies of smartphone applications for this purpose lack consistency and homogeneity. The aim of the current study is to analyse the reliability and accuracy of 3 ine ...
Effectiveness of exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Xianrong Liang, Zhujiang Tan, Guojun Yun, Jianguo Cao, Jinggang Wang, Qing Liu, Turong Chen
Objective: The results of previous research into exercise interventions for children with cerebral palsy are inconsistent. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of such exercise interventions. Design: Meta-analysis. Methods: Systematic searches of the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases for randomized controlled trials involving exercise interventions for children with c ...