Mathieu Carrière, Jean-Baptiste Prudentos, Aude Lecigne, Adrien Laran, Caroline T Nguyen, Florent Destruhaut, Adrien Naveau
The purpose of this clinical report was to describe the use of a piezographic impression associated with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) for teeth set-up and of digital tools for neuro-musculo-kinetic analyses. An edentulous patient with hemiglossectomy and heavily resorbed mandible consulted for complete denture rehabilitation to improve their masticatory function and speech. Master casts, wax rims and piezographic impression were scanned for digital prosthetic work. Two digital try-ins were performed to respect the neutral zone: try-in 1 with posterior crossbite and try-in 2 without crossbite...
March 26, 2023: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Tanya Chandra, Rohit Aggarwal
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are autoimmune disorders characterized by symmetric proximal muscle weakness and chronic inflammation, with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. The current standard of care includes traditional immunosuppressive pharmacotherapies; however, some patients cannot tolerate or do not adequately respond to these therapies, highlighting the need for alternative treatments for refractory disease. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) is a naturally sourced mixture of adrenocorticotropic hormone analogs and other pituitary peptides that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration since 1952 for use in patients with two subgroups of IIMs, dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM)...
March 26, 2023: Rheumatology and Therapy
K Jones, M R Backhouse, J Bruce
BACKGROUND: Offloading devices improve healing of diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs) but they can limit mobilisation. Rehabilitation during or after removal of these devices may promote physical activity in a population at risk of poor health outcomes for which inactivity is a reversible risk factor. METHODS: This systematic review examined the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions to promote physical activity during and/or after wearing an offloading device to treat diabetes-related foot ulcers...
March 25, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Ludovica Palladino, Ilaria Ruotolo, Anna Berardi, Alessandra Carlizza, Giovanni Galeoto
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a pathological condition that provokes the loss of one or more body functions due to an injury to the spinal cord as a result of trauma or disease. Hydrotherapy plays a key role in the rehabilitation of neurological patients due to the properties of water environments. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of hydrotherapy in patients who suffer from SCIs. METHODS: We searched 5 different databases: CINAHL, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and PEDro for studies to include...
March 25, 2023: Spinal Cord
Jiacheng Wu, Zhongyi Wang, Na Zhang, Bo Dong, Haiyang Yu
A clinical and laboratory workflow for the digital design and fabrication of zirconia crowns and polyetheretherketone removable partial dentures for complete arch rehabilitation is described. The definitive crowns and polyetheretherketone framework can be delivered simultaneously because of the digital design and milling fabrication with retentive areas, guide planes, and rest seats in high-translucency zirconia crowns. The workflow helps simplify clinical and laboratory procedures and reduces patient visits and chairside time...
March 23, 2023: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Taylor Pigott, Allison McPeak, Amanda de Chastelain, Marilena M DeMayo, Nivez Rasic, Laura Rayner, Melanie Noel, Jillian Vinall Miller, Ashley D Harris
Intensive interdisciplinary pain treatments (IIPT) have been developed to treat youth with unmanaged chronic pain and functional disability. Dysregulation of metabolites gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate are thought to play a role in the chronification of pain due to imbalances in inhibition and excitation in adults. Using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), we investigated the effect of IIPT on GABA and Glx (glutamate + glutamine) in 2 pain-related brain regions: the left posterior insula (LPI) and the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)...
March 23, 2023: Journal of Pain
Yi Tang, Duo Hao, Chengbing Cao, Ping Shi, Hongliu Yu, Xiaowei Luan, Fanfu Fang
BACKGROUND: Exoskeletons have become an important tool to help patients with upper extremity motor dysfunction in rehabilitation training and life assistance. In the study of the upper limb exoskeleton, the human glenohumeral joint will produce accompanying movement during the movement of the shoulder joint. This phenomenon causes a positional deviation between the shoulder joint and the exoskeleton, which affects the accuracy of exoskeleton-assisted human movement and the wearing comfort...
March 2023: Medical Engineering & Physics
Davis C Thomas, David Briss, Paul Emile Rossouw, Shankar Iyer
Over the past several decades, the science of restorative/reconstructive dentistry and orthodontics has evolved tremendously, following sound principles passed down from robust literature and scientific rationale. These principles have been solid and instrumental in enhancing dentistry, from a single tooth restoration to complex full-mouth rehabilitations. However, it must be noted that some of the principles and philosophies followed over these decades have been questioned based on the advances in science, technology, and evidence-based medicine...
April 2023: Dental Clinics of North America
S Omedes, J L Crespo-Picazo, D García-Párraga, M Sole
The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) has been selected as sentinel species by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) descriptor 10 in relation to marine litter. In this, and other protected species, there is a need to develop conservative pollution biomarkers equally informative of chemical exposures to those traditionally carried out in metabolic organs, such as the liver. With this aim, plasma from turtles undergoing rehabilitation at the Fundació Oceanogràfic rescue centre (Arca del Mar) were selected and tested for B-esterase measurements...
March 23, 2023: Science of the Total Environment
Jasmine L Mirdamadi, Jing Xu, Karla M Arevalo-Alas, Liana K Kam, Michael R Borich
OBJECTIVE: To investigate state-dependent interhemispheric inhibition (IHI) in chronic stroke survivors compared to neurotypical older adult controls, and test whether abnormal IHI modulation was associated with upper extremity motor behavior. METHODS: Dual-coil transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) measured IHI bi-directionally, between non-lesioned and lesioned motor cortex (M1) in two activity states: (1) at rest and (2) during contralateral isometric hand muscle contraction...
March 9, 2023: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Rachel K Straub, Christopher M Powers
OBJECTIVE: To identify strength-related risk factors of ACL injury by conducting a scoping review of the peer-reviewed literature. METHODS: PubMed and EBSCO host (CINAHL Complete, MEDLINE Complete, SPORTDiscus) were searched from inception to August 2022. Prospective studies that examined strength strength-related risk factors for ACL injury (primary and secondary) were included. PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews guided data charting/extraction. RESULTS: 17 studies were included (eight primary ACL injury, nine secondary ACL injury)...
March 20, 2023: Physical Therapy in Sport
Yee Kiu Chan, Yuk Ming Tang, Long Teng
BACKGROUND: With the rapid development of the metaverse and the problem of non-attendance in traditional rehabilitation, virtual reality in telerehabilitation has become increasingly vital in modern medicine. However, research on determining predictors that influence the public's behavioral intention to adopt VR-based telerehabilitation has not been extensively studied. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to propose a new research model with a comparative analysis on understanding factors affecting the public's behavioral intention to adopt VR in telerehabilitation for different user groups...
March 18, 2023: International Journal of Medical Informatics
James B Tracy, Jocelyn F Hafer, Thomas A Buckley, Jessica L Allen, Hendrik Reimann, Jeremy R Crenshaw
BACKGROUND: Understanding individual limb contributions to standing postural control is valuable when evaluating populations with asymmetric function (e.g., stroke, amputations). We propose a method of quantifying three contributions to controlling the net anteroposterior center of pressure (CoP) during quiet standing: CoP moving under left and right limbs and weight shifting between the two limbs. RESEARCH QUESTION: Can these contributions to standing postural control be quantified from CoP trajectories in neurotypical adults? METHODS: Instantaneous contributions can be negative or larger than one, and integrated contributions sum to equal one...
March 21, 2023: Gait & Posture
Katharina Hüfner, Piotr Tymoszuk, Sabina Sahanic, Anna Luger, Anna Boehm, Alex Pizzini, Christoph Schwabl, Sabine Koppelstätter, Katharina Kurz, Malte Asshoff, Birgit Mosheimer-Feistritzer, Bernhard Pfeifer, Verena Rass, Andrea Schroll, Sarah Iglseder, Alexander Egger, Ewald Wöll, Günter Weiss, Raimund Helbok, Gerlig Widmann, Thomas Sonnweber, Ivan Tancevski, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger, Judith Löffler-Ragg
OBJECTIVE: Subjective illness perception (IP) can differ from physician's clinical assessment results. Herein, we explored patient's IP during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recovery. METHODS: Participants of the prospective observation CovILD study ( NCT04416100) with persistent somatic symptoms or cardiopulmonary findings one year after COVID-19 were analyzed (n = 74). Explanatory variables included demographic and comorbidity, COVID-19 course and one-year follow-up data of persistent somatic symptoms, physical performance, lung function testing, chest computed tomography and trans-thoracic echocardiography...
March 17, 2023: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Annika Svahn Ekdahl, Annelie Gutke, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Kaisa Mannerkorpi
BACKGROUND: Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy may result in activity limitations and thus a negative impact on the individual woman's everyday life. Women's expectations when they seek physical therapy because of PGP are not yet known. OBJECTIVE: To explore pregnant women's lived experience of PGP and what needs and expectations they express prior to a physical therapy consultation. METHODS: A qualitative study using a descriptive phenomenological method...
March 17, 2023: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Xiangxiang Tang, Jin Huang, Wenyan Wang, Xiaoping Su, Zepeng Yu
AIM: To test the contributions of self-efficacy, resilience, social support, and negative moods (i.e., anxiety, depression) to patient activation among persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two participants with SCI were recruited from the spinal surgery department at a large general hospital. During the period before discharge after surgery, standardized self-assessment questionnaires were used to collect data on patient activation, self-efficacy, resilience, social support, anxiety, depression, demographics (age, gender, education, marital status), and disease-related information (etiologies, level of injury, American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale score)...
March 25, 2023: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
Jaclyn T Mauch, Dennis S Kao, Janna L Friedly, Yusha Liu
OBJECTIVE: Nerve pain frequently develops following amputations and peripheral nerve injuries. Two innovative surgical techniques, targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) and regenerative peripheral nerve interfaces (RPNI), are rapidly gaining popularity as alternatives to traditional nerve management, but their effectiveness is unclear. LITERATURE SURVEY: A review of literature pertaining to TMR and RPNI pain results was conducted. PubMed and MEDLINE electronic databases were queried...
March 25, 2023: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Zunera Arshad, Muhammad Rehan, Tariq Iqbal, Usman Waheed, Hirza Zafar, Sehrish Pervaiz, Qurat-Ul Ain, Muhammad Shais Khan, Muhammad Hassaan Tariq
The primary goal of the rehabilitation services offered to patients with lower limb burns is to enhance gait function. Exercise on a treadmill and conventional overground gait training are the two most widespread gait-training methods. Numerous studies have been published in the literature that claim treadmill training helps people walk more easily. Therefore, it would be intriguing to investigate whether treadmill gait training affects the progress made by post-lower limb burn patients compared to traditional overground gait training...
March 25, 2023: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
Hua Ye, Shengyun Liu, Jian Xu, Kexia Chai, Dongyi He, Yongfei Fang, Qibing Xie, Huaxiang Liu, Ying Liu, Bingzhu Hua, Jiankang Hu, Zhiyi Zhang, Mingxuan Zhou, Dongbao Zhao, Yan Li, Zhenyu Jiang, Meimei Wang, Jingyang Li, Zhuoli Zhang, Xiaomei Li, Yang Li, Erwei Sun, Liqi Bi, Wei Wei, Ning Tie, Lan He, Xiangyang Huang, Yan Zhang, Qingchun Huang, Xiaofei Wang, Xiangyuan Liu, Jing Li, Yin Su
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work is to verify the non-inferior efficacy and safety of CMAB008 compared with innovator infliximab in rheumatoid arthritis patients combined with methotrexate. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blinded, parallel, positive control design, multicenter study, with a stable dose of methotrexate. Patients were enrolled randomly with a ratio of 1:1 to receive intravenously CMAB008 3 mg/kg or innovator infliximab 3 mg/kg at weeks 0, 2, 6, 14, 22 and 30...
March 25, 2023: Rheumatology and Therapy
Elisabetta Tonet, Andrea Raisi, Silvia Zagnoni, Giorgio Chiaranda, Rita Pavasini, Francesco Vitali, Federico Gibiino, Roberta Campana, Alberto Boccadoro, Antonella Scala, Luca Canovi, Veronica Amantea, Camilla Matese, Maria Letizia Berloni, Tommaso Piva, Valentina Zerbini, Laura Sofia Cardelli, Giovanni Pasanisi, Gianni Mazzoni, Gianni Casella, Giovanni Grazzi, Gianluca Campo
BACKGROUND: Traditional cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is effective in improving physical performance and prognosis after myocardial infarction (MI). Anyway, it is not consistently recommended to older adults, and its attendance rate is low. Previous studies suggested that alternative, early and tailored exercise interventions are feasible and effective in improving physical performance in older MI patients. Anyway, the demonstration that they are associated also with a significant reduction of hard endpoints is lacking...
March 25, 2023: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
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