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ORIGINAL REPORT
Effect of treating elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum toxin injection and adjunctive casting on hemiparetic gait parameters: A prospective case series
Supun Kotteduwa Jayawarden, Ryan Sandarage, Jordan Farag, Carl Ganzert, Paul Winston, Patricia Mills, Rajiv Reebye
Objective: To investigate changes in hemiparetic gait parameters after treatment of elbow flexor spasticity with botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) injection and adjunctive casting. Design: Prospective case series. Subjects: Ten participants with spasticity secondary to acquired brain injury (8 stroke, 2 traumatic brain injury). Interventions: Participants received BoNT injections for their spastic el ...
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Cross-diagnostic scale-banking using rasch analysis: Developing a common reference metric for generic and health condition-specific scales in people with rheumatoid arthritis and stroke
Birgit Prodinger, Ayşe A. Küçükdeveci, Sehim Kutlay, Atilla H. Elhan, Svend Kreiner, Alan Tennant
Objectives: To develop a common reference metric of functioning, incorporating generic and health condition-specific disability instruments, and to test whether this reference metric is invariant across 2 health conditions. Design: Psychometric study using secondary data analysis. Firstly, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Linking Rules were used to exa ...
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ORIGINAL REPORT
Potential cost savings for selected non-pharmacological treatment strategies for patients with Alzheimer’s 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 ...
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Multidisciplinary rehabilitation in persons with multiple trauma: A systematic review
Reem Al Hanna, Bhasker Amatya, L. Eduardo Cofré Lizama, Mary P. Galea, Fary Khan
Objective: To determine the effectiveness of multidisciplinary rehabilitation in improving functional and psychological outcomes in person with multiple trauma. Date sources: A comprehensive literature review was conducted using medical and health science electronic databases up to February 2019. Data extraction: Two independent reviewers selected studies, extracted data and assessed study quali ...
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BOOK REVIEW
Bookreview
Gunilla Brodda Jansen
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