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REVIEW ARTICLE
Feasibility and effectiveness of repetitive gait training early after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Jonas Schröder, Steven Truijen, Tamaya Van Criekinge, Wim Saeys
Background: Pre-clinical evidence suggests a period early after stroke during which the brain is most receptive to rehabilitation, if it is provided as high-dose motor training. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of repetitive gait training within the first 3 months post-stroke and the effects on gait-specific outcomes. Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Rehab Data and PEDr ...
Pages: 78-88
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Feasibility and effectiveness of repetitive gait training early after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Jonas Schröder, Steven Truijen, Tamaya Van Criekinge, Wim Saeys
Background: Pre-clinical evidence suggests a period early after stroke during which the brain is most receptive to rehabilitation, if it is provided as high-dose motor training. Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of repetitive gait training within the first 3 months post-stroke and the effects on gait-specific outcomes. Methods: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Rehab Data and PEDr ...
Pages: 78-88
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Clinical practice guidelines for the management of brain tumours: A rehabilitation perspective
Woo-Jin Kim, Klara Novotna, Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan
Objective: To critically appraise published clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for brain tumours, and to synthesize evidence-based recommendations from a rehabilitation perspective. Methods: A comprehensive literature search included: health science databases, CPG clearinghouse/developer websites, and grey literature up to March 2018. All brain tumour CPGs that reported systematic methods for e ...
Pages: 89-96
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Effects of mechanical inspiration and expiration exercise on velopharyngeal incompetence in subacute stroke patients
Kyung Won Jang, Sook Joung Lee , Sang Beom Kim, Kyeong Woo Lee, Jong Hwa Lee, Jin Gee Park
Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effects of mechanical inspiration and expiration exercise using mechanical cough assist on velopharyngeal incompetence in patients with subacute stroke. Design: Pilot, randomized controlled study. Setting: University-based rehabilitation centre. Subjects: Thirty-six patients with subacute stroke diagnosed with velopharyngeal incompetence by videofluoros ...
Pages: 97-102
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation improves wrist dorsiflexion and upper limb function in patients with early-phase stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Yu Zheng, Mao Mao, Yinghui Cao, Xiao Lu
Objectives: To investigate the effectiveness of contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation (CCFES) on the recovery of active wrist dorsiflexion and upper limb function in patients with early-phase stroke (<15 days post-stroke). Methods: Patients in the CCFES group were treated with routine rehabilitation combined with CCFES, while those in the conventional neuromuscular electri ...
Pages: 103-108
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Does electromyographic biofeedback improve exercise effects in hemiplegic patients? A pilot randomized controlled trial
Selcan Arpa, Suheda Ozcakir
Objective: The aim of this pilot randomized study was to assess the efficacy potential of an electromyo-graphic biofeedback-assisted exercise programme on clinical and functional outcomes of hemiplegic patients in comparison with sham electromyogra-phic biofeedback. Patients and methods: Thirty-four patients with hemiplegia were randomized into 2 groups. Both groups participated in an inpatient r ...
Pages: 109-112
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Manually assisted body-weight supported locomotor training does not re-establish walking in non-walking subjects with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury: A randomized clinical trial
Anu Piira, Anne M. Lannem, Marit Sørensen, Thomas Glott, Raymond Knutsen, Lone Jørgensen, Knut Gjesdal, Nils Hjeltnes, Synnøve F. Knutsen
Objective: To assess the effects of manually assisted body-weight supported locomotor training in subjects with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Design: Randomized controlled clinical trial. Subjects: Twenty subjects with American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale grades C or D and > 2 years post-injury. Methods: Random allocation to 60 days of body-weight supported locomotor ...
Pages: 113-119
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ORIGINAL REPORT
System complexities affecting recovery after a minor transport-related injury: The need for a person-centred approach
Stella Samoborec, Darshini Ayton, Rasa Ruseckaite, Gary Winbolt, Sue M. Evans
Objective: To understand clients’ experiences of the recovery journey through the compensation system and to identify areas and strategies for quality improvement. Methods: A qualitative study of 23 participants with physical or mental disabilities caused by traffic accidents, which occurred, on average, 4 years ago. Purposive sampling of long-term recovery clients who made a compensation claim ...
Pages: 120-126
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Comparison of short- and mid-term outcomes of Italian- and German-speaking patients after an interdisciplinary pain management programme in Switzerland: A prospective cohort study
Thomas Benz, Susanne Lehmann, Roberto Brioschi, Achim Elfering, André Aeschlimann, Felix Angst
Objective: To quantify and compare the course of health-related quality of life of immigrant native Italian-speaking and German-speaking patients before and after an interdisciplinary pain programme. Design: Prospective cohort study with 1–12 month follow-up. Subjects: Fibromyalgia, generalized widespread pain, and chronic non-specific back pain patients (Italian-speaking n = 96, German-sp ...
Pages: 127-135
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Early physical and psycho-educational rehabilitation in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting: A randomized controlled trial
Ida Elisabeth Højskov , Philips Moons, Ingrid Egerod, Peter Skov Olsen, Lau Caspar Thygesen , Niels Viggo Hansen, Søren La Cour, Krisitna Hindhede Bech, Britt Borregaard, Christian Gluud, Per Winkel, Jane Lindschou, Selina Kikkenborg Berg
Objectives: Rehabilitation of patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been widely studied; however, research into early rehabilitation after CABG is sparse. The aim of this trial was to assess the impact of early rehabilitation, compared with usual care in patients following CABG. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Patients: A total of 326 patients treated with CABG. Met ...
Pages: 136-143
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Sex differences in the gait kinematics of patients with Down syndrome: A preliminary report
Matteo Zago, Claudia Condoluci, Massimiliano Pau, Manuela Galli
Objective: Sex-specific medicine requires understanding of the specific therapeutic needs and patho-physiology of men and women. In these terms, we investigated sex-related differences in the gait kinematics of patients with Down syndrome. Design: Retrospective observational cohort study. Subjects: A sample of 230 patients (103 females) aged 7–50 years underwent a standard gait-analysis test ...
Pages: 144-146
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COMMENTARY
European Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine: Commentary on “Two perspectives on the social response to disability”
Angela McNamara, Brigitte Perrouin-Verbe, Jerome Bickenbach
Pages: 147-148
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