Luíza Silva Vernier, João Dartora, Juliana Herbert, Silvio César Cazella, Daniela Centenaro Levandowski
BACKGROUND: It is necessary to ensure functional diagnosis and auditory rehabilitation as part of a continuous and inseparable follow-up process that begins with Neonatal Hearing Screening to achieve the expected outcome in children with hearing loss. Different software controls the data of this process, adopting different strategies and involving the technology for this. However, there is no specific model available in the literature for analyzing the quality of the software aimed at recording and monitoring data from Neonatal Hearing Screening...
March 23, 2021: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Mitchell Selhorst, Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, Laura Schmitt, Jessica Hoehn
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the addition of a brief psychologically-informed video to traditional physical therapy influenced function (primary aim), pain, and psychological beliefs (secondary aims) among adolescents with patellofemoral pain (PFP). DESIGN: Double-blind randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient physical therapy clinics of a single pediatric hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Sixty-six adolescents with PFP (14...
April 7, 2021: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Xiao-Jun Yin, Yuan-Jiao Wang, Xiao-Di Ding, Tian-Ming Shi
AIMS: This pilot study aimed to evaluate the effects of motor imagery training on lower limb motor function of stroke patients. BACKGROUND: Motor imagery training has played an important role in rehabilitation outcomes of stroke patients. METHODS: In this pilot randomized controlled trial 32 stroke patients were randomly divided into experimental and control groups from January to June 2017. Patients in both groups received conventional neuro-rehabilitation five times a week in 3-h segments for 6 weeks...
April 10, 2021: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Amer I Aladin, David Whellan, Robert J Mentz, Amy M Pastva, M Benjamin Nelson, Peter Brubaker, Pamela Duncan, Gordon Reeves, Paul Rosenberg, Dalane W Kitzman
BACKGROUND: Older patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) have severely impaired physical function (PF) and quality of life (QOL). However, relationships between impairments in PF and QOL are unknown but are relevant to clinical practice and trial design. METHODS: We assessed 202 consecutive patients hospitalized with ADHF in the multicenter Rehabilitation Therapy in Older Acute HF Patients (REHAB-HF) Trial. PF measures included Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) and 6-min walk distance (6MWD)...
April 10, 2021: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lisa Scarton, Luciana E Hebert, R Turner Goins, Jason G Umans, Luohua Jiang, Ashley Comiford, Sixia Chen, Ashley White, Tara Ritter, Spero M Manson
PURPOSE: Little is known about the association of psychosocial factors with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among American Indians with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study described functional social support, emotional support, coping, resilience, post-traumatic stress disorder, and HRQoL, among American Indians by diabetes status and, among those with diabetes, examined the association of these factors with HRQoL. METHODS: Using data from the Cherokee Nation Health Survey collected between 2017 and 2019, we evaluated differences in each measure of interest according to diabetes status, using t-test and Chi-squared tests of association...
April 10, 2021: Quality of Life Research
Fan Yang, Sebastian Leon-Giraldo, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra
PURPOSE: We assessed the validity of the EQ-5D instrument; explored correlations between area of residence's conflict intensity and individual health-related quality of life (HRQoL); and identified factors associated with HRQoL in a conflict-affected population in Colombia. METHODS: We conducted a household survey among residents of the Meta province, collecting longitudinal information about HRQoL (EQ-5D-3L instrument), health, demographic and socio-economic indicators, for years 2014 (pre-2016 peace accord), 2018 (post-peace accord) and 2019 (follow-up)...
April 10, 2021: Quality of Life Research
Mustafa Ayna, Fatih Karayürek, Søren Jepsen, Marie Emmert, Yahya Acil, Jörg Wiltfang, Aydin Gülses
The aim of the current study was to document the long-term clinical results of the use of two prosthetic techniques for the rehabilitation of completely edentulous maxillae according to the "All-on-Four" concept: Fixed, screw-retained prosthesis mounted on a chrome-molybdenum framework with (1) metal-ceramic veneers and (2) Acrylic prosthesis with acrylic resin prosthetic teeth. A total of 34 patients were assigned to subgroups according to their own preference of the superstructure type (ceramics [n: 17] or acrylic resin [n: 17])...
April 10, 2021: Odontology
Kyung-Suk Suh, Suk Kyun Hong, Kwangpyo Hong, Eui Soo Han, Su Young Hong, Sanggyun Suh, Jeong-Moo Lee, YoungRok Choi, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee
Minimally invasive approaches, including laparoscopic procedures, have increasingly been applied in surgery due to their advantages such as reduced surgical trauma, a better quality of life, shorter hospital stay, and less postoperative morbidity compared with open surgeries.(1) Minimally invasive approaches in liver transplantation (LT) may have similar advantages for the recipients, including less pain and a shorter hospital stay, which could facilitate rehabilitation.
April 10, 2021: Liver Transplantation
Hongyun Wang, Yuling Xie, Longfei Guan, Kenneth Elkin, Junjie Xiao
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a major cause of mortality worldwide, which are mainly driven by factors such as aging, sedentary lifestyle, and excess alcohol use. Exercise targets several molecules and protects hearts against many of these physiological and pathological stimuli. Accordingly, it is widely recognized as an effective therapeutic strategy for CVD. To investigate the molecular mechanism of exercise in cardiac protection, we identify and describe several crucial targets identified from exercised hearts...
April 9, 2021: NPJ Regenerative Medicine
John J Fraser, Rachel Koldenhoven, Jay Hertel
CONTEXT: Tibial nerve impairment and reduced plantarflexion, hallux flexion, and lesser toe flexion strength have been observed in individuals with recent lateral ankle sprain (LAS) and chronic ankle instability (CAI). Diminished plantar intrinsic foot muscles (IFMs) size and contraction are a likely consequence. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of ankle injury on IFM size at rest and during contraction in young adults with and without LAS and CAI. SETTING: Laboratory...
April 9, 2021: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Sergio Jiménez-Rubio, José Luis Estévez Rodríguez, Archit Navandar
CONTEXT: The high rates of adductor injuries and reinjuries in soccer have suggested that the current rehabilitation programs may be insufficient; therefore, there is a need to create prevention and reconditioning programs to prepare athletes for the specific demands of the sport. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to validate a rehab and reconditioning program (RRP) for adductor injuries through a panel of experts and determine the effectiveness of this program through its application in professional soccer...
April 9, 2021: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Pavlos Angelopoulos, Konstantinos Mylonas, Elias Tsepis, Evdokia Billis, Nikolaos Vaitsis, Konstantinos Fousekis
CONTEXT: Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), tissue flossing, and kinesiology taping are increasingly popular treatments among athletes for improving functional performance, despite limited evidence for their efficacy. OBJECTIVE: Previous research regarding the efficacy of soft tissues and neuromuscular techniques on improving functional capacity of shoulder joints in athletes has yielded conflicting results. We examined the immediate and short-term effects of IASTM, flossing, and kinesiology taping on the functional capacities of amateur athletes' shoulders...
April 9, 2021: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Tian Renton, Brian Petersen, Sidney Kennedy
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a scoping review that (1) describes what is known about the relationship between athletic identity and sport-related injury outcomes and (2) describes the relationship that an injury (as an exposure) has on athletic identity (as an outcome) in athletes. DESIGN: Scoping review. PARTICIPANTS: A total of n=1852 athletes from various sport backgrounds and levels of competition. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary measure used within the studies identified was the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale...
April 9, 2021: BMJ Open
Karen Pondofe, Guilherme A F Fregonezi, Ozana Brito, Mario Emilio Dourado Júnior, Rodrigo Torres-Castro, Vanessa R Resqueti
INTRODUCTION: This study aims to investigate the effects of an optimal home-based respiratory care protocol in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a randomised, blinded controlled trial involving patients diagnosed with ALS, both sexes, age between 18 and 80 years. Patients will be randomly allocated into the conventional respiratory care (CRC) group and the optimised respiratory care home-based (ORC) group. Primary outcomes will be peak cough flow, the number of exacerbations and ALS Functional Rating Scale Revised...
April 9, 2021: BMJ Open
Tim Gabbett, Igor Sancho, Bart Dingenen, Richard W Willy
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April 9, 2021: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Ramesh C Srinivasan, Bassem T Elhassan, Thomas W Wright
Rotator cuff pathology is the most common shoulder condition for which patients seek treatment. Schmidt et al covered the relevant anatomy, natural history, nonsurgical and surgical treatment, biological augmentation, and postoperative rehabilitation in their comprehensive review published in 2015. This current review builds upon the last update, discussing the most recent evidence-based medicine regarding rotator cuff repair: primary repair, revision repair, and reconstructive techniques for superior capsular reconstruction, subacromial balloon spacers, tendon transfer options (pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi, and lower trapezius), and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty...
April 6, 2021: Journal of Hand Surgery
O Mohamed Fathy Kamal, L Monleón Llorente, L Garvin Ocampos
Tay-Sachs disease, or GM2 gangliosidosis, is a congenital and neurodegenerative disease caused by the absence or deficiency of the essential enzyme B-hexosaminidase. The timing of the development of neurological manifestations and their severity depend on the mutation, time since disease onset and the patient's characteristics. The disease impairs quality of life and increases mortality. In the most aggressive forms, life expectancy is 3 years. Despite various clinical trials and ongoing research, there is currently no cure for Tay-Sachs disease...
April 6, 2021: Rehabilitación
Sarah A Wall, Qiuhong Zhao, Sumithira Vasu, Ashley Rosko
Many hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients require rehabilitation due to deconditioning following intensive conditioning regimens and immune reconstitution. HCT recipients are preferentially discharged to home to avoid the risk of exposure to healthcare-associated infection in a rehabilitation facility (RF), with a caregiver who has been provided specific education about the complexity of post-HCT care. This study was conducted to determine the incidence of discharge to an RF following HCT, identify pre-HCT and peri-HCT risk factors for discharge to an RF, and estimate the effect of discharge disposition on overall survival (OS)...
April 2021: Transplantation and cellular therapy
Junya Aizawa, Kenji Hirohata, Shunsuke Ohji, Takehiro Ohmi, Sho Mitomo, Hideyuki Koga, Kazuyoshi Yagishita
BACKGROUND: When planning rehabilitation and conditioning for performance enhancement and a return to sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, identifying the elements of physical function associated with single-leg hop is important. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between single-leg hop distances in three directions and knee extensor and flexor strengths at 6 months after reconstruction. METHODS: Participants were 47 patients taking part in training sessions for sports involving cutting, pivoting, and jump-landing 6 months after reconstruction using a hamstring tendon...
April 9, 2021: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Xin Xue, Xue-Ming Jin, Kai-Liang Luo, Xin-Hao Liu, Li Zhang, Jun Hu
BACKGROUND: Statistics show that every year, 5.4 million people in the world suffer a stroke. Post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI) is one of the most common complications after stroke with a rate of 75%, which leads to decreased functions for independent living and reduced quality of life (QOL). Exercise training has been reported to be useful to improve the cognitive functions of post-stroke patients. Yijinjing, a traditional Chinese Qigong exercise characterized by an integration of mind and body in moderate exercise intensity, can improve cognitive functions of PSCI patients...
April 9, 2021: Trials
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