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ORIGINAL REPORT
Early brain imaging predictors of post-stroke spasticity
Songjin Ri, Stefanie Glaess-Leistner, Jörg Wissel
Background: Post-stroke spasticity is a major factor disturbing rehabilitation and functional recovery in stroke survivors. Clinical predictors of post-stroke spasticity have often been discussed, but brain image predictors for spasticity have been insufficiently researched. The aim of this study was to use magnetic resonance imaging data to identify early brain imaging predictors for potential de ...
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Newsletter (March 2021)
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Recovery of arm function during acute to chronic stage of stroke quantified by kinematics
Netha Hussain, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen, Margit Alt Murphy
Objective: To quantify the longitudinal changes in upper limb kinematics within the first year after stroke and to identify the factors that are associated with these changes. Methods: A total of 66 individuals with stroke from the Stroke Arm Longitudinal Study at the University of Gothenburg (SALGOT) cohort were included if they were able to perform the target-to-target task. Data from a virtua ...
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Predictors for self-reported feeling of depression three months after stroke: A longitudinal cohort study
Janina Kaarre, Tamar Abzhandadze, Katharina S. Sunnerhagen
Objective: Depression and impaired cognition are common consequences of stroke. The aim of this study was to determine whether cognitive impairment 36–48 h post-stroke could predict self-reported feeling of depression 3 months post-stroke. Design: A longitudinal, cohort study. Patients: Patients aged ≥ 18 years at stroke onset. Methods: Cognition was screened using the Montreal Cognitive ...
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Early brain imaging predictors of post-stroke spasticity
Songjin Ri, Stefanie Glaess-Leistner, Jörg Wissel
Background: Post-stroke spasticity is a major factor disturbing rehabilitation and functional recovery in stroke survivors. Clinical predictors of post-stroke spasticity have often been discussed, but brain image predictors for spasticity have been insufficiently researched. The aim of this study was to use magnetic resonance imaging data to identify early brain imaging predictors for potential de ...
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Comparison of use of plaster casting versus elastic bandage following carpal tunnel release: a randomized controlled study
Johannes Svegard, Astrid Nordvall Persson, Christina Zetterlund, Björn Alkner
Objective: To compare the effects of two postoperative regimens following carpal tunnel release; plaster casting and elastic bandaging. Design: A randomized controlled study. Patients: Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and planned surgical carpal tunnel release were invited to participate. Methods: A total of 94 patients were randomized to either plaster casting or elastic bandaging to be u ...
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Long-term perceived disabilities up to 10 years after transient ischaemic attack
Jenni Andersson, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Ann Sörlin, Gustaf Magaard, Xiaolei Hu
Background: The long-term impact of transient ischaemic attack is largely unknown. Objectives: To assess the long-term perceived impact of transient ischaemic attack and explore the influence of sex and age on these perceptions; and to evaluate the relationships between activities of daily living, participation and overall recovery, and the other domains of the Stroke Impact Scale 3.0 (SIS). Me ...
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Describing community-based rehabilitation services in Indonesia by using The International Classification of Service Organization in Rehabilitation 2.0
Boya Nugraha, Irma Ruslina Defi, Riri Prima Yolanda, Melda Warliani, Vitriana Biben, Jennie Jennie, Husnul Mubarak, Nilla Mayasari, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Objective: Describing rehabilitation services in a standardized way is a challenge. The International Classification of Service Organizations in Rehabil-itation (ICSO-R) 2.0 was published for this purpose. The ICSO-R was criticized for being tested mainly in high-income countries, and because the testing in lower-income countries did not include community-based rehabilitation services. Therefore, ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Effect of tai chi on glycaemic control, lipid metabolism and body composition in adults with type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis and systematic review
Shuai Guo, Ying Xu, Jiawei Qin, Yannan Chen, Yue You, Jing Tao, Zhizhen Liu, Jia Huang
Objective: The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effects of tai chi on metabolic control and body composition indicators in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis of existing literature. Methods: Electronic resource databases were searched to collect eligible studies. Two reviewers selected studies and independently evaluated method-ol ...
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Effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on the recovery of people with COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit: A narrative review
Louise C. Burgess, Lalitha Venugopalan, James Badger, Tamsyn Street, Gad Alon, Jonathan C. Jarvis, Thomas W. Wainwright, Tamara Everington, Paul Taylor, Ian D. Swain
The rehabilitation of patients with COVID-19 after prolonged treatment in the intensive care unit is often complex and challenging. Patients may develop a myriad of long-term multiorgan impairments, affecting the respiratory, cardiac, neurological, digestive and musculoskeletal systems. Skeletal muscle dysfunction of respiratory and limb muscles, commonly referred to as intensive care unit acquire ...
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Rehabilitation in patients with lymphoma: An overview of Systematic Reviews
Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan, Thomas E. Lew, Michael Dickinson
Objective: To evaluate existing evidence from published systematic reviews for the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions in patients with lymphoma. Data sources: A comprehensive literature search was conducted using medical/health science databases up to 1 October 2020. Bibliographies of pertinent articles, journals and grey literature were searched. Data extraction and synthesis: Tw ...
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Explore combined use of transcranial direct current stimulation and cognitive training on executive function after stroke
Yuan-Wen Liu, Zhong-Hua Chen, Jing Luo, Ming-Yu Yin, Li-Li LI, Yu-De Yang, Hai-Qing Zheng, Zhen-Hong Liang, Xi-Quan Hu
Objective: To explore the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training on executive function and activities of daily living performance among stroke patients. Methods: A total of 50 subjects were enrolled and randomly allocated into 2 groups of 25 each. The real-transcranial direct current stimulation group was simultaneously subjected to transcranial direct ...
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Effect of a comprehensive eRehabilitation intervention alongside conventional stroke rehabilitation on disability and health-related quality of life: A pre–post comparison
Berber Brouns, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Arend J. de Kloet , Sietske J. Tamminga, Gerard Volker, Monique A.M. Berger , Marta Fiocco, Paulien H. Goossens, Thea P. M. Vliet Vlieland, Jorit J. L. Meesters
Objective: To compare the effect on disability and quality of life, of conventional rehabilitation (control group) with individualized, tailored eRehabilitation intervention alongside conventional rehabilitation (Fast@home; intervention group), for people with stroke. Methods: Pre–post design. The intervention comprised cognitive (Braingymmer®) and physical (Telerevalidatie®/Physitrack®) exe ...
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SPECIAL REPORT
Five years after development of the national disability, health and rehabilitation plan for Ukraine: Achievements and challenges
Volodymyr Golyk, Oksana Syvak, Klemen Grabljevec, Piotr Tederko, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Boya Nugraha
In 2015, technical consultation to support development of the National Disability, Health and Rehabilitation Plan in Ukraine was carried out by the Rehabilitation Advisory Team of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Recommendations for actions and projects to improve rehabilitation services within the healthcare system in Ukraine were developed, proposed and implemen ...
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