Taewoong Jeong, Yijung Chung
BACKGROUND: Patients with stroke depend on visual information due to balance deficits. Therefore, it is believed that appropriate visual deprivation training could have an impact on improving balance abilities. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of balance training performed in visual deprivation and feedback conditions on balance in stroke survivors. METHODS: The 39 participants were randomly assigned to either the Visual Deprivation Group (VDG; n = 13), the Visual Feedback Group (VFG; n = 13), or the Control Group (CG; n = 13)...
May 10, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Shoko Kimoto, Yasuo Naito, Takashi Nishikawa
BACKGROUND: Patients with cerebrovascular disorders (CVDs) tend to exhibit impulsive behaviour without controlling their movements, leading to difficulty in performing activities of daily living and an increased risk of accidents. This hastiness, termed 'pacing impairment', has been studied but is not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To experimentally examine the kinetic features of pacing impairment by focusing on changes in speed and investigating neuropsychological substrates...
April 17, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Alejandro García-Rudolph, Mark Andrew Wright, Emilien Amar Devilleneuve, Eulalia Castillo, Eloy Opisso, Elena Hernandez-Pena
BACKGROUND: Most studies focus on the risk factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers (PUs) during acute phase or community care for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to i) compare clinical and demographic characteristics of inpatients after SCI with PUs acquired during rehabilitation vs inpatients without PUs and ii) evaluate an existing PU risk assessment tool iii) identify first PU predictors. METHODS: Individuals (n = 1,135) admitted between 2008 and 2022 to a rehabilitation institution within 60 days after SCI were included...
April 16, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Félix-Antoine Savoie, Simon Benoit, Eléonor Riesco, Andréanne Tanguay
BACKGROUND: Adapted boxing can help improve the physical functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD). Whether these benefits persist longitudinally is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the impact of a community-based adapted boxing program on the physical functioning and HRQoL of individuals with PD over 1-1.5 years. METHODS: Twenty-six individuals with PD agreed to share their results on tests administered upon enrollment in the program (PRE) and ∼431 days later (POST)...
April 13, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Lei Dai, Wanying Zhang, Huihuang Zhang, Linjie Fang, Jianer Chen, Xiang Li, Hong Yu, Jianfei Song, Shishi Chen, Beisi Zheng, Yujia Zhang, Zhongyi Li
BACKGROUND: The therapeutic effect and mechanism of robot-assisted upper limb training (RT) combined with intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) for stroke patients are unclear. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in brain activation after combination therapy and RT alone using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to two groups (iTBS + RT Group, n = 18, and RT Group, n = 18)...
April 13, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Bo-Ye Ni, Hua-Ping Jin, Wei Wu
BACKGROUND: Stroke patients often experience difficulty swallowing. OBJECTIVE: To assist in the improvement of dysphagia symptoms by introducing a novel approach to the treatment of patients with post-stroke aspiration. METHODS: A total of 60 patients with post-stroke aspiration were enrolled and divided into an experimental group (n = 30) and a control group (n = 30). The control group received standard treatment, sham intraoral stimulation, and the Masako maneuver, while the experimental group was administered standard treatment, deep pharyngeal electrical stimulation (DPES), and a modified Masako maneuver...
April 11, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Arianna Pavan, Alessio Fasano, Laura Cortellini, Stefania Lattanzi, Dionysia Papadopoulou, Sabina Insalaco, Marco Germanotta, Irene Aprile
BACKGROUND: Many authors have emphasized the need for individualized treatments in rehabilitation, but no tailored robotic rehabilitation protocol for stroke patients has been established yet. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a robot-mediated upper limb rehabilitation protocol based on clinical assessment for customized treatment of stroke patients. METHODS: Clinical data from 81 patients with subacute stroke, undergoing an upper limb robot-mediated rehabilitation, were analyzed retrospectively...
March 5, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Giovanni Morone, Alessandro Antonio Princi, Marco Iosa, Rebecca Montemurro, Irene Ciancarelli, Paola Coiro, Danilo Lisi, Riccardo Savo, Matteo Notturno Granieri, Domenico De Angelis, Marco Tramontano
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in stroke rehabilitation, challenges in upper limb motor recovery and postural stability persist, negatively affecting overall well-being. Arm slings and shoulder braces have been proposed to address these issues, but their efficacy in promoting postural stability remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: This pilot randomized controlled study aimed to evaluate the impact of a new shoulder brace (N1-Neurosling) on trunk postural stability during walking, pain, and upper limb muscle strength in chronic stroke survivors...
March 4, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Jie Yan, Fubing Zha, Juan Zhou, Jing Zhou, Jingpu Zhao, Qingfang Zhang, Jianjun Long, Dianrui Hou, Zhenhua Song, Yulong Wang
BACKGROUND: Patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (pDOC) pose significant challenges to healthcare workers due to their severe motor impairments and limited interaction with the environment. Non-invasive brain stimulation such as high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation (HD-tDCS) and music stimulation show promise in awakening this population. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we present a protocol aiming at investigating the efficacy of combined HD-tDCS and music stimulation in awakening patients with pDOC through a single-blind, randomized controlled trial...
March 2, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Gary O Vargas, Stephanie Neaves, Tri Pham, Mu Huang, Ahmad Fawzi Turki, Chaowei Wang, Kathleen R Bell, Shannon B Juengst, Rong Zhang, Ming Li, Simon Driver, Khosrow Behbehani, Linda S Hynan, Kan Ding
BACKGROUND: Individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (msTBI) have reported a lack of motivation, lack of time, and fatigue as perceived barriers to exercise. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of an exercise program on self-reported health-related symptoms and quality of life in persons 45-years and older with msTBI. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of a prospective community-based 12-week exercise program of 20 adults, age 45-80 years, with msTBI...
March 2, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Claudio Cordani, Battel Irene
BACKGROUND: Evidence on acute stroke management is continuously growing. Stroke units are often associated with better access to high-level evidence-based practices, but even there, recommendations can be inconsistently delivered to patients with stroke. Implementation interventions are strategies designed to improve the application of evidence-based care. OBJECTIVE: To provide a commentary on the Cochrane Review by Lynch et al. on the effects of implementation interventions on adherence to evidence-based recommendations by health professionals working in acute stroke units...
February 28, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Bo Wang, Minjun Yan, Congyu Liu, Zhijun Yang, Xingchao Wang, Fu Zhao, Zhenmin Wang, Peng Li, Ying Wang, Shiwei Li, Gemingtian Liu, Pinan Liu
BACKGROUND: NF2-schwannomatosis (NF2) is an autosomal dominant disorder prone to hearing loss. Auditory brainstem implants (ABIs) offer a promising solution for hearing rehabilitation in NF2. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize existing literature on ABI implantation in NF2, focusing on audiological outcomes and ABI-related complications. METHODS: The systematic review followed PRISMA guidelines and was registered in the PROSPERO database (CRD42022362155)...
February 27, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Daniela Ramos-Usuga, Antonio Jimenez-Marin, Alberto Cabrera-Zubizarreta, Itziar Benito-Sanchez, Diego Rivera, Endika Martínez-Gutiérrez, Elena Panera, Victoria Boado, Fermín Labayen, Jesus M Cortes, Juan C Arango-Lasprilla
BACKGROUND: Multiple Organ failure (MOF) is one of the main causes of admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of patients infected with COVID-19 and can cause short- and long-term neurological deficits. OBJECTIVE: To compare the cognitive functioning and functional brain connectivity at 6-12 months after discharge in two groups of individuals with MOF, one due to COVID-19 and the other due to another cause (MOF-group), with a group of Healthy Controls (HC). METHODS: Thirty-six participants, 12 from each group, underwent a neuropsychological and neuroimaging assessment at both time-points...
February 23, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Seyedeh Saeideh Babazadeh-Zavieh, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Nastaran Ghotbi, Soofia Naghdi, Seyed Mohammad Jafar Haeri
BACKGROUND: The positive contribution of dry needling (DN) in conjunction with exercise therapy for patients with stroke and spasticity remains uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of DN combined with exercise therapy on wrist flexor spasticity and motor function in patients with stroke. METHODS: Twenty-four participants with stroke were randomly assigned to either the DN and exercise therapy group or the DN alone group. Assessments were conducted at baseline, after the 4th treatment session, and 3 weeks post-treatment...
February 23, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Tianqi Wei, Xiangyang Ge, Lingfeng Lu, Jing Li, Panpan Xu, Qinfeng Wu
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February 16, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Katja Appelin, Lena-Karin Erlandsson, Jan Lexell, Eva Månsson Lexell
BACKGROUND: People with late effects of polio (LEoP) may need rehabilitation to manage everyday life but knowledge of the benefits of interdisciplinary rehabilitation is limited. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in performance and satisfaction with performance of activities among people with LEoP following interdisciplinary rehabilitation. METHODS: A pre-post retrospective study based on data on 102 participants with LEoP from a rehabilitation clinic...
February 2, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Chuan Hu, Xin Wang, Tongliang Pan
BACKGROUND: No study has yet demonstrated the effect of lower limb gait rehabilitation robot treatment combined with acupuncture on stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of acupuncture combined with lower limb gait rehabilitation robot on walking function in patients with hemiplegia after stroke. METHODS: Fifty-six patients with hemiplegia after stroke were enrolled and randomly divided into two groups. The control group received regular rehabilitation training and acupuncture therapy; the intervention group was additionally trained by AiWalker-I lower limb gait robot...
January 30, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Márcia Gonçalves E Silva Targino da Costa, Péricles de Andrade Maranhão-Filho, Izabella Costa Santos, Ronir Raggio Luiz
BACKGROUND: Facial nerve dysfunction can be a devastating trouble for post-parotidectomy patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess rehabilitation outcomes concerning patients with post-parotidectomy facial nerve dysfunction, comparing benign versus malignant neoplasms. METHODS: Prospective study enrolling adults who underwent parotidectomy with facial nerve sparing between 2016 and 2020. The Modified Sunnybrook System (mS-FGS) was used for facial assessments...
January 30, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Ricardo Pires Maciel, Bruna Samantha Marchi, Henrique da Silva da Silveira, Giovana Pascoali Rodovanski, Aicha Al-Rob, Rodrigo Souza, Marcelo Fernandes Costa, Cristiane Aparecida Moran, Antonio Carlos Sobieranski
BACKGROUND: Premature newborns have a higher risk of abnormal visual development and visual impairment. OBJECTIVE: To develop a computational methodology to help assess functional vision in premature infants by tracking iris distances. METHODS: This experimental study was carried out with children up to two years old. A pattern of image capture with the visual stimulus was proposed to evaluate visual functions of vertical and horizontal visual tracking, visual field, vestibulo-ocular reflex, and fixation...
January 30, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
Sujin Hwang, Chiang-Soon Song
BACKGROUND: Electrical stimulation techniques are widely utilized for rehabilitation management in individuals with stroke patients. OBJECTIVES: This review aims to summarize the rehabilitative effects of electrical stimulation therapy on gait performance in stroke patients. METHODS: This review included randomized controlled trials (RCT) investigating the therapeutic effects of electrical stimulation in stroke patients throughout five databases...
January 29, 2024: NeuroRehabilitation
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