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Objective: To evaluate evidence from published systematic reviews of clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in stroke population.
Methods: The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched for systematic reviews up to 15 January 2019. Three authors independently screened the reviews and assessed the methodologica ...
Objective: Muscle atrophy is frequent in critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality and long-lasting alteration in quality of life. Muscle ultrasound has not been clearly validated in intensive care unit patients. The aim of this study was to compare the level of agreement between ultrasound and computed tomography scan for the measurement of quadriceps muscle thickness.
Objective: To investigate costs and quality-adjusted life years of rehabilitation combined with abobotulinumtoxinA (aboBoNT-A; Dysport®) (rehab/aboBoNT-A) vs rehabilitation alone (rehab) in post-stroke spasticity in Italy.
Design: Based on both Italian National Health Service and societal perspectives, a 2-year cost-utility analysis model was performed.
Subject/patients: The cost-utility analys ...
Objective: To explore the use of applied cognitive strategy behaviours during performance of daily activities in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Design: Quantitative cross-sectional design.
Methods: A total of 190 persons living at home with non-dementing Parkinson’s disease were videotaped while performing a self-chosen activity in their natural environment. The videotaped performance was ...
Objective: To examine the effect of motion-controlled commercial video games compared with traditional occupational and physiotherapy methods for hand and arm function in persons of all ages with cerebral palsy.
Data sources: A systematic literature search was conducted in Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, OTseeker and PEDro for randomized controlled trials ...
Objective: To report the rates of persons returning home within one year following dysvascular major amputation of the lower limb in the Netherlands, and to identify factors associated with returning home directly after hospital admission and after discharge to care facilities.
Design: Retrospective cohort study.
Patients: Dysvascular major amputation of the lower limb, n = 382, mean age 71. ...
Objective: Acute geriatric care (geriatric early rehabilitative treatment) and sub-acute (inpatient) geriatric rehabilitation are delivered to geriatric patients in Germany after hip fracture. The aim of this study was to compare patients’ outcomes after hip fracture between 3 German federal states (Hesse, Bavaria, and Baden-Wuerttemberg) that nearly exclusively offered 1 of the 2 geriatric care ...
Background: Evaluation of outcome after intensive cognitive rehabilitation early after brain injury is complicated due to the ongoing biological recovery process.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Attention Process Training early after acquired brain injury through time-series measurement with statistical process control.
Design: Randomized controlled trial.
Method: Patients with acquired ...
Objective: To investigate whether a range of previously identified biopsychosocial risk factors were associated with poorer health-related quality of life after transport-related injuries.
Methods: This study involved 1,574 participants who sustained a transport-related injury, claimed compensation through the Victorian compensation scheme (in the Australian state of Victoria), and contributed to ...