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Volume 1, 2018

Articles in November
Limited adherence to growth hormone replacement in patients with traumatic brain injury
Kirstie C. Lithgow, Chantel Debert, Gregory A. Kline
Background: Growth hormone deficiency is a recognized consequence of traumatic brain injury. The aim of this study was to determine adherence to human growth hormone therapy among patients with traumatic brain injury compared with patients with hypothalamic or pituitary disease. Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients with traumatic brain injury referred for growth hormone stimulation ...
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Prevalence of review studies published in rehabilitation journals during the last decade
Mikhail Saltychev, Katri Laimi
Objective: To compare the number of review papers published in rehabilitation journals during recent years with the number published a decade ago. Methods: PubMed search for review papers publi-shed in 7 major rehabilitation journals in 2005–2007 and 2015–2017. Results: Of the 940 review papers identified, 659 were published in 2015–2017, and 281 in 2005–2007. Two journals: Disability a ...
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Articles in September
Effects of instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization on ankle range of motion and triceps surae pressure pain sensitivity
Corrie Myburgh, Are Hammern, Peter Mannfjord, Eleanor Boyle
Background: Within the practice of physical medicine, instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) is increasing in popularity. However, the intervention is still in its infancy and important clinical issues require elucidation; among these are the effects on asymptomatic individuals. Methods: Twenty healthy males were allocated randomly to either 3 minutes of high-pressure IASTM or activ ...
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A case of dorsal scapular neuropathy in a young amateur boxer
Tony Farrell, Muiris Kennedy and Conor O'Brien
Neuropathies of the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint are a well-documented cause of pain and weakness in sports people. Repetitive or excessive traction on the nerve supplying the affected muscle is believed to be the primary mechanism. We describe a case of this phenomenon in a young amateur boxer which has never been described in the literature previously. We document our hypothesis on the ...
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Improving the management of post-stroke spasticity: Time for ACTION
Gerry CHRISTOFI, BSc(Hons), BM BCh, PhD, Stephen ASHFORD, BSc, MSc, PhD, Jonathan BIRNS, BSc, MBBS, PhD, Catherine DALTON, MD, Lynsay DUKE, BSc, MA(PED), Claire MADSEN, MSc and Sohail SALAM, MBBS, MRCS, MSc (Hons) Anatomy
Objective: To identify barriers to appropriate referral and treatment for patients with spasticity and present solutions that address these in a pragmatic way. Methods: Using the findings of interviews conducted with UK healthcare professionals on the management of post-stroke spasticity, a consensus meeting was held involving 7 UK spasticity experts. The panel identified barriers to timely iden ...
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Articles in May
Safety and Outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection
Hafiz Muhammad Imran, Arlene Gaw, Loren Stabile, Nishant R. Shah, Gaurav Choudhary, Wen-Chih Wu
Objective: To evaluate the safety and outcomes of aerobic and resistance training in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation after spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Methods: Eleven patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection at 2 academic centres were studied retrospectively during cardiac rehabilitation from July 2013 to September 2017. Patients underwent maximal effort exercis ...
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