Validity and Reliability of Skill-Related Fitness Tests for Wheelchair-Using Youth with Spina Bifida

To determine content validity of the Muscle Power Sprint Test (MPST) and construct validity and reliability of the MPST, 10x5 Meter Sprint Test (10x5MST), slalom test and one stroke push test (1SPT) in wheelchair-using youth with spina bifida (SB).
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn this review, we examine the current literature to address the epidemiology of catheters for managing neurogenic bladder. We will address the epidemiology of conditions associated with neurogenic bladder, including multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, Parkinson ’s disease, stroke, and spina bifida. Rates of utilization of various catheter strategies, including indwelling urethral catheter, suprapubic catheter, and intermittent catheterization rates will be reviewed. Lastly, we examine the cost considerations between and within each type of strategy.Recent FindingsManagement strategies fo...
Source: Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Expectant mothers are quite familiar with the importance of ensuring they get enough folic acid to help prevent birth defects like spina bifida, but it turns out that there’s another group who can benefit greatly from this vitamin: adults with hypertension. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The high rate of muscle-invasive bladder cancer and aggressive patterns justify neuro-urological follow-up, even before 15 years of neurogenic bladder. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: 4. PMID: 29174817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
People may require long-term urinary catheterisation for a number of reasons, such as: urinary retention (incomplete emptying of the bladder) caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) or prostate tumour; reduced bladder contractility; or urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) not amenable to toileting or other method of management. People with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, dementia, stroke, spina bifida, and spinal cord injury may be susceptible to these problems.
Source: International Journal of Nursing Studies - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) – Cochrane Review Summary Source Type: research
Spinal cord transection is a radical but effective treatment for highly selective cases of symptomatic spinal re-tethering in paraplegic spina bifida patients. Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome involving a dysregulated sympathetic discharge reflex commonly seen following cervical and high thoracic spinal cord injury leading to a disconnect between autonomic pathways above and below the lesion that can lead to severe complications including uncontrolled hypertension, bradycardia, stroke, and potentially death.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Spinal cord transection is a radical but effective treatment for highly selective cases of symptomatic spinal retethering in paraplegic spina bifida patients. Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threatening syndrome involving a dysregulated sympathetic discharge reflex commonly seen following cervical and high thoracic spinal cord injury, leading to a disconnect between autonomic pathways above and below the lesion that can lead to severe complications including uncontrolled hypertension, bradycardia, stroke, and potentially death.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
If you happen to be waiting in line at the supermarket with Kennedy Grace Cheshire, you’ll likely leave the store with a whole new group of friends. This outgoing five-year-old can’t resist introducing herself to her fellow shoppers — and then introducing them to each other. “She’s never met a stranger,” says her mother, Amber. Kennedy, who lives in Texas, brought that playful attitude to the East Coast last year when she and her family arrived at Boston Children’s Hospital for evaluation and treatment. At age two, she had been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1), a genetic co...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Edward Smith moyamoya Moyamoya Disease Program Source Type: news
Abstract The introduction of mandatory fortification of grains with folate in 1998 in the United States resulted in 767 fewer spina bifida cases annually and a cost savings of $603 million per year. However, far more significant medical cost savings result from preventing common diseases, including myocardial infarction, stroke, dementia and osteoporosis. A cost‐effectiveness analysis showed a gain of 266,649 quality‐adjusted life‐years and $3.6 billion saved annually, mainly due to the reduction of cardiac infarction. The recommended folate intake in Japan is 240 µg//d whereas it is 400 µg/...
Source: Congenital Anomalies - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Invited Review Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In the first year of operation, the community rehabilitation service made a significant impact on outcomes for individuals with a neurological condition. Further research is required to identify appropriate measures of activities of daily living and quality of life that reflect person-centred rehabilitation outcomes for restoring function, maximizing function, or preparing for functional decline. Implications for Rehabilitation Self-identified goals are an important guide for achievement of meaningful outcomes for individuals with a neurological condition. Person-centred outcome measures are required to evalua...
Source: Rural Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Amy Schumer said in her humorous acceptance speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards: "I'm like 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a dick whenever I want, and that's the truth." The line, like many in her speech, is obviously very funny. But the humor is directed at a misperception that is not so funny. With our society's superficial focus on youth and appearance, we have emphasized all the wrong reasons for maintaining a healthy body weight, which has nothing to do with "catching dick." We are sold the idea that remaining slim is primarily important as a means of attracting the opposite sex,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
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