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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effectiveness of non-surgical interventions for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy: a systematic review
Mitchell Simpson, Tania Pizzari, Tim Cook, Stuart Wildman, Jeremy Lewis
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of non--surgical interventions for rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy. Data sources: Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials, PEDro and SPORTDiscus from inception to March 2018, and accompanying reference lists. Peer-reviewed randomized clinical trials of non-surgical interventions for adults with rotator cuff calcific tendinopathy we ...
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Self-administered, home-based, upper limb practice in stroke patients: A systematic review
Yih Wong, Louise Ada, Rongrong Wang, Grethe Månum, Birgitta Langhammer
Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of self-administered, home-based, upper limb practice in improving upper limb activity after stroke. To compare structured home-based practice vs non-structured home-based practice. Methods: Databases were searched for randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials using a pre-defined search strategy. Data were extracted from 15 studies involving 788 ...
Pages: 1-13
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Commentary on: Outcomes of amputation due to long-standing therapy-resistant complex regional pain syndrome type I
Marc Russo, Peter Georgius, Willem Volschenk, Danielle Santarelli
Missing (Letter)
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Cerebral infarct site and affected vascular territory as factors in breathing weakness in patients with subacute stroke
Esther Duarte, Monique Messaggi-Sartor, Jennifer Grau-Sánchez, Cindry Ramírez-Fuentes, Natàlia Neira, Anna Guillén-Solà, Dolores Sánchez-Rodríguez, Xavier Duran, Roser Boza, Ester Marco
Objective: A better understanding of factors influencing breathing weakness in stroke survivors would help in planning rehabilitation therapies. The main objective of this study was to determine whether the location of cerebral infarct is associated with breathing weakness in patients with subacute stroke. Design: Cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort. Patients: Consecutive patients a ...
Pages: 1-7
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Determinants of physical activity in young wheelchair-user with spina bifida
Manon A. T. Bloemen, Tim Takken, Janke F. de Groot, Cas L.J.J Kruitwagen, Rosanne A. Rook, Rita H.J.G. van den Berg-Emons, Frank J.G. Backx
Objective: To explore associations between physical activity and peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak), age, sex, and Hoffer classification in young wheelchair-users with spina bifida. Design: Exploratory study. Subjects: Fifty-three dutch children (age 5–19 years) with spina bifida who use a manual wheelchair. Methods: For the dependent variable physical activity, data from 2 physical activity monito ...
Pages: 1-7
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Corrigendum to Fear of movement in patients attending cardiac rehabilitation: A validation study
Paul Keessen, Iris den Uijl, Bart Visser, Hendrika van den Berg-Emons, Corine H.M. Latour, Madoka Sunamura, Harald T. Jorstad, Gerben ter Riet, Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer, Roderik A. Kraaijgenhagen, Nienke ter Hoeve
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Benchmarking length of stay for inpatient stroke rehabilitation without adversely affecting functional outcomes
Anne Durand, Line D'Amours, Annie Giroux, Maryse Pelletier, Jean Leblond, Carol L. Richards
Objective: To evaluate the effects of introducing the practice of targeting a discharge date for patients admitted to an inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit on process and patient outcomes. Design: Comparison of retrospective (control group n = 69) and prospective (experimental group n = 60) patients. Methods: Rehabilitation professionals assessed both groups at admission and discharge ...
Pages: 1-10
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Impact of post-radiotherapy exercise on women with breast cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Qian Shen, Hongchun Yang
To determine the effect of post-radiotherapy exercise on quality of life, fatigue, pain, depression, and other outcomes for women with breast cancer. Medline, Embase, Scopus, and Cochrane electronic databases were searched (up to August 2019) for relevant studies. Studies were included if they were randomized controlled trials of the effect of post-radiotherapy exercise on the above outcomes in w ...
Pages: 1-7
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Effects of exercise training on physical activity in heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy devices or implantable cardioverter defibrillators
Hidetoshi Yanagi, Harumi Konishi, Saori Yamada, Kazufumi Kitagaki, Michio Nakanishi, Taku Harada, Masahiro Kohzuki
Objective: This study elucidated the effects of exercise training on physical activity, 6-min walk distance, and all-cause hospitalization rates in patients with chronic heart failure, and evaluated factors contributing to changes in physical activity. Design: Prospective cohort observational study. Patients and methods: Patients (n =62) who completed an exercise training programme after impla ...
Pages: 1-7
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Effect of treating elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum toxin injection and adjunctive casting on hemiparetic gait parameters: A prospective case series
Supun Kotteduwa Jayawarden, Ryan Sandarage, Jordan Farag, Carl Ganzert, Paul Winston, Patricia Mills, Rajiv Reebye
Objective: To investigate changes in hemiparetic gait parameters after treatment of elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) injection and adjunctive casting. Design: Prospective case series. Subjects: Ten participants with spasticity secondary to acquired brain injury (8 stroke, 2 traumatic brain injury). Interventions: Participants received BoNT injections for their spastic el ...
Pages: 1-7
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BOOK REVIEW
Book Review: Pain Care Essentials and Innovations
Gunilla Brodda Jansen
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation in persons with multiple trauma: A systematic review
Reem Al Hanna, Bhasker Amatya, L. Eduardo Cofré Lizama, Mary P. Galea, Fary Khan
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in improving functional and psychological outcomes in person with multiple trauma. Date sources: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using medical and health science electronic databases up to February 2019. Data extraction: Two independent reviewers selected studies, extracted data and assessed study quali ...
Pages: 1-9
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Cross-diagnostic scale-banking using rasch analysis: Developing a common reference metric for generic and health condition-specific scales in people with rheumatoid arthritis and stroke
Birgit Prodinger, Ayşe A. Küçükdeveci, Sehim Kutlay, Atilla H. Elhan, Svend Kreiner, Alan Tennant
Objectives: To develop a common reference metric of functioning, incorporating generic and health condition-specific disability instruments, and to test whether this reference metric is invariant across 2 health conditions. Design: Psychometric study using secondary data analysis. Firstly, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Linking Rules were used to exa ...
Pages: 1-10
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