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REVIEW ARTICLE
Long-term clinical outcomes in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) outbreaks after hospitalisation or ICU admission: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Hassaan Ahmed, Kajal Patel, Darren C. Greenwood, Stephen Halpin, Penny Lewthwaite, Abayomi Salawu, Lorna Eyre, Andrew Breen, Rory O’Connor, Anthony Jones, Manoj Sivan
Objective: To determine long-term clinical outcomes in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infections after hospitalization or intensive care unit admission. Data sources: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, and PsycINFO were searched. Study selection: Original studies reporting clinical outcomes of adult SARS and MERS sur ...
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Newsletter (May 2020)
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Effectiveness of radiotherapy to prevent recurrence of heterotopic ossification in patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic head injury: A retrospective case-controlled study
Thibaud Honore, Marjorie Salga, Amandine Grelier, Philippe Denormandie, Guillaume Genet, Alain Labib, Isabelle Bonan, Francois Genet
Objective: To evaluate recurrence and early post-operative complications (sepsis) following surgical excision combined with radiotherapy for trouble-some hip heterotopic ossification in patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Design: Retrospective case-control study. Setting: Data relating to patients with spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury who underwent surgical e ...
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Site and size of lesion predict post-stroke spasticity: A retrospective magnetic resonance imaging study
Songjin Ri, Anatol Kivi, Peter P. Urban, Thomas Wolf, Jörg Wissel
Objective: Clinical parameters for prediction of post-stroke spasticity are well established. This report introduces 2 brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters (infarct volume and topographic distribution) as post-stroke spasticity predictors. Methods: Topographic and volumetric data from brain MRI for 98 patients with ischaemic stroke with spasticity, prevalent within the first 5 days a ...
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Preoperative physical factors that predict stair-climbing ability at one month after total knee arthroplasty
Sook Joung Lee , Bo Ryun Kim, Sang Rim Kim, Eun Young Han, Kwang Woo Nam, So Young Lee, Yong Geun Park, Jong Hyun Kim
Objective: To identify preoperative physical performance factors that predict stair-climbing ability at one month after total knee arthroplasty. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: University-based rehabilitation centre. Subjects: Eighty-four patients who underwent a primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Methods: Before and one month post-operation, the patients completed physical ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Long-term clinical outcomes in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) outbreaks after hospitalisation or ICU admission: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Hassaan Ahmed, Kajal Patel, Darren C. Greenwood, Stephen Halpin, Penny Lewthwaite, Abayomi Salawu, Lorna Eyre, Andrew Breen, Rory O’Connor, Anthony Jones, Manoj Sivan
Objective: To determine long-term clinical outcomes in survivors of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infections after hospitalization or intensive care unit admission. Data sources: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, and PsycINFO were searched. Study selection: Original studies reporting clinical outcomes of adult SARS and MERS sur ...
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Reliability and validity of the long-distance corridor walk among stroke survivors
Shamay S.M. Ng, Tai-Wa Liu, Jack C. Y. Chan, Irene C. W. Chan, Judy C. L. Chu, Henry C. H. Poon, Ashley L. Y. Poon, Cynthia Y.Y. Lai, Mimi M.Y. Tse
Objective: To identify the psychometric properties of the Long-Distance Corridor Walk (LDCW) among community-dwelling stroke survivors. Design: Cross-sectional. Subjects: Twenty-five stroke survivors and 25 healthy older adults. Methods: The LDCW was administered to the 25 stroke survivors on 2 separate days with a 7-day interval. Fugl-Meyer Assessment for the Lower Extremities (FMA-LE), meas ...
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SPECIAL REPORT
Vision and strategy for healthcare: Competence is a necessity
Antti Malmivaara
Well-designed, evidence-based vision and strategy are fundamental requirements for successful healthcare. This paper reviews previous comprehensive healthcare strategies (Institute of Medicine statement, Value-based healthcare, and Triple aim strategy) published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presents an alternative proposal for healthcare vision and Well-designed, evidence-based vision ...
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Comparative analysis of power, work and muscle activation during weight-stack and iso-inertial flywheel resistance exercise in young adults with cerebral palsy
Ferdinand von Walden, Emma Hjalmarsson, Mikael Reimeringer, Ola Kvist, Peter C. Raffalt, Eva Pontén, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo
Introduction: The development of efficient resistance exercise protocols to counteract muscle dysfunction in cerebral palsy is warranted. Whether individuals with cerebral palsy are able to perform iso-inertial resistance (flywheel) exercise in a comparable manner to typically developed subjects has never been experimentally tested. Design: A comparative, controlled study. Subjects: Eight young ...
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SPECIAL REPORT
The role of botulinum toxin in multimodal treatment of spasticity in ambulatory children with spastic cerebral palsy: Extensive evaluation of a cost-effectiveness trial
Johannes B.J Bussmann, Robert F. Pangalila, Henk J. Stam, Fabienne Schasfoort
A cost-effectiveness trial (the Space Bop study) on the added value of botulinum toxin injections (BoNT-A) in the leg muscles, as part of a multimodal intervention for ambulatory children with spastic cerebral palsy in the context of a single distinct cycle of care was performed recently by our group. For a broad set of effect outcomes, we found that BoNT-A had no added value if children received ...
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Quality of life of adults with chronic spinal cord injury in mainland China: A cross-sectional study
Fengshui Chang, Haixia Xie, Qi Zhang, Mei Sun, Yuhui Yang, Gang Chen, Huifang Wang, Chengyue Li, Jun Lu
Objective: To evaluate the quality of life of patients with chronic spinal cord injury in mainland China. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A total of 247 adults ≥ 1 year post-SCI in mainland China. Methods: The World Health Organization (WHO) Quality of Life Scale Brief Version (WHOQOL-BREF) and the add-on modules on disability-related QoL (WHOQOL-DIS) were used to assess quality o ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effects of Tai Chi on essential hypertension and related risk factors: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Yuanyuan Guan, Yang Hao, Yun Guan, Hongwu Wang
Background: Physical exercise is an important part of hypertension management. The impact of different training styles and durations of tai chi on essential hypertension has not been evaluated to date. Objective: To analyse the influence of tai chi on blood pressure and related risk factors in patients with essential hypertension. Methods: A systematic review to assess the existing literature on ...
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Level of physical activity is positively correlated with perceived impact on life 12 months after stroke: A cross-sectional study
Peta Cook, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, Hanna C. Persson
Objectives: To examine the relationship between, and impact of, level of physical activity and perceived impact on life at 12 months post-stroke. Design: Cross-sectional study. Subjects: A total of 73 participants with first-time stroke included in the Stroke Arm Longitudinal study at the University of Gothenburg (SALGOT study), Sweden. Methods: Perceived impact of stroke was assessed with the ...
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