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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 wer ...
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. Rooks, 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: 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 monitors were anal ...
Effects of electromechanically assisted gait trainer with Exowalk® in patients with chronic stroke: A randomized controlled trial
Yeon-Gyo Nam, Jin Woo Park, Ho Jun Lee, Ki Yeun Nam, Myong Ryol Choi, Chang Seon Yu, Liguo Zhu, Xu Zhang, Jin Won Lee, Bum Sun Kwon
Objective: To assess the effect on walking ability of electromechanically assisted gait training with a gait trainer (Exowalk®) for patients with chronic stroke. Design: Randomized controlled trial. Subjects: Forty patients with hemiplegia after stroke. Methods: Patients were randomly assigned to control and experimental groups. The control group underwent physical therapist-assisted gait tra ...
Potential cost savings for selected non-pharmacological treatment strategies for patients with Alzheimers disease in Finland
Ari Rosenvall, Lauri Sääksvuori, Harriet Finne-Soveri, Ismo Linnosmaa, Antti Malmivaara
Objective: To compare the costs and monetary benefits of non-pharmacological interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s disease in real-world settings. Methods: A systematic review was performed to determine the most effective treatment strategies for being able to stay at home for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Care-management, family support, and multidisciplinary rehabilitation were i ...
Feasibility and validity of ambulant biofeedback devices to improve weight-bearing compliance in trauma patients with lower extremity fractures: A narrative review
Eline M. Jagtenberg, Pishtiwan H. S. Kalmet , Maartje A. P. de Krom, Taco J. Blokhuis, Henk A.M. Seelen, Martijn Poeze
Background: Ambulant biofeedback devices can be used to provide real-time feedback for trauma patients on weight-bearing regimes. The devices also enable prescribing clinicians to monitor and train patients’ level of weight-bearing. However, there is limited evidence regarding the feasibility of use of such devices in controlling weight-bearing, and their full potential remains to be elucidated. ...
Joint position sense of lower extremities is impaired in children with developmental coordination disorder and correlates with balance function
Fu-Chen Chen, Chien-Yu Pan, Chia-Hua Chu, Chia-Liang Tsai
Objective: To determine the joint position sense of the lower extremities and its relationship with motor function in children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and typically developing (TD) children. Methods: A total of 56 participants were recruited; 28 children with DCD (age 10.86±1.07 years; 13 females, 15 males) and 28 TD children (age 10.96±1.18 years; 12 females, 16 males). ...
Post-stroke health-related quality of life at 3 and 12 months and predictors of change in a Danish and Arctic Norwegian Region
Guri Heiberg, Oddgeir Friborg, Synne Garder Pedersen, Gyrd Thrane, Henriette Holm Stabel, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Audny Anke
Objectives: To investigate changes in health-related quality of life between 3- and 12-months post-stroke in a north Norwegian and a Danish region that organize their rehabilitation services differently, and to identi-fy clinically relevant predictors of change. Design: Prospective multicentre cohort study. Subjects: In total, 304 patients with first-ever stroke (male sex 59%, mean age 68.7 yea ...
Perceived environmental barriers for people with spinal cord injury in Germany and their influence on quality of life
Andrea Bökel, Marie-Luise Dierks, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Norbert Weidner, Veronika Geng, Yorck-Bernhard Kalke, Thomas Liebscher, Frank-Rainer Abel, Christian Sturm
Objective: The German Spinal Cord Injury Survey is part of the International Spinal Cord Injury Survey, which aims to collect data about the life experience of persons with spinal cord injury worldwide. This paper reports on the perceived environmental barriers of the German study population and their associations with quality of life. Design: Cross-sectional explorative observational study using ...
Outcomes of amputation due to long-standing therapy-resistant complex regional pain syndrome type I
Jan H.B. Geertzen, Jelmer Scheper, Ernst Schrier, Pieter U. Dijkstra
Objective: To assess long-term outcomes of amputation in patients with long-standing therapy-resistant complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I). Design: Partly cross-sectional, partly longitudinal study. Subjects: Patients’ who had amputation of a limb due to long-standing, therapy-resistant CRPS-I, at the University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands, between May 2000 and Septem ...
Rehabilitative of COVID-19 patients with acute lower extremity Ischemia and amputation
Luigia Brugliera, Alfio Spina, Paola Castellazzi, Paolo Cimino, Pietro Arcuri, Maria Grazia Deriu, Chiara Zanetta, Sara Monica Angelone, Jody Filippo Capitanio, Federica Alemanno, Carlo Meloni, Giuseppe D'Angelo, Elise Houdayer, Jubin Abutalebi, Pietro Mortini, Sandro Iannaccone
Objective: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and rehabilitation management of patients who undergo amputation for COVID-19-associated coagulopathy. Methods: Clinical and laboratory data for 3 patients were analysed and their rehabilitative management discussed. Results: The medical records of 3 patients who had undergone amputation due to acute lower extremity ischaemia and who were prov ...