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European expert consensus on improving patient selection for the management of disabling spasticity with intrathecal baclofen and/or botulinum toxin type A
Bo Biering-Sørensen, Valerie L. Stevenson, Djamel Bensmail, Klemen Grabljevec, Mercedes Martínez Moreno, Elke Pucks-Faes, Joerg Wissel, Mauro Zampolini
Objective: To develop an algorithm for the selection of adults with disabling spasticity for treatment with intrathecal baclofen (ITB) and/or botulinum toxin type A (BoNT A). Methods: A European Advisory Board of 4 neurologists and 4 rehabilitation specialists performed a literature review on ITB and BoNT A treatment for disabling spasticity. An online survey was sent to 125 physicians and 13 non ...
Comparing Attention Process Training and Activity-based Attention Training after acquired brain injury. A randomized controlled study
Kristina Sargénius Landahl , Kristian Borg, Marie-Louise Schults, Aniko Bartfai
Objectives: To compare the effects of 2 interventions for attention deficits in people with acquired brain injury, Attention Process Training (APT) and Activity--based Attention Training (ABAT), on activity and participation. Design: Randomized controlled study. Patients: The study included 51 patients in out-patient rehabilitation 4–12 months after stroke or traumatic brain injury. Method ...
Within-subject variation in the Cognitive Timed Up and Go test as an explanatory variable in fall risk in patients with parkinson’s disease
Sergio Sebastiá-Amat, Juan Tortosa-Martínez, Miguel García-Jaén, Basilio Pueo
Objective: To explore the use of within-subject variation in the Cognitive Timed Up and Go test (Cognitive TUGwsv) as an explanatory variable in fall risk in the Parkinson’s disease population. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: Fifty-three patients with Parkinson’s disease completed 3 trials of the Cognitive TUGwsv. Within-subject variation was calculated using the standard deviation o ...
Lower limb amputation for chronic pain and/or functional impairment
Evelyne Linden, Koen Peers, Carlotte Kiekens
Objective: To evaluate the impact of a lower limb amputation for chronic pain and/or functional impairment on pain and participation in daily living activities and to assess the use of prostheses. To improve decision-making for this controversial treatment. Design: Survey. Setting: University hospital. Subjects: Patients who had an amputation of a lower limb for chronic pain and/or functional ...
Does gender affect the outcomes of patients in program of managed care for acute myocardial infarction
Katarzyna Wilkosz, Maciej T. Wybraniec, Marcin Wita, Joanna Fluder, Monika Malta, Jarosław Chmurawa, Andrzej Kubicjus, Krystian Wita
Background: There is increasing evidence that cardiac rehabilitation and regular follow-ups are associated with reduced mortality and morbidity. A programme of Managed Care for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction was developed in Poland (MC-AMI; in Polish, KOS-zawał), based on current scientific evidence. However, there is a lack of data on possible improvement in long-term prognosis among ...