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Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution is sometimes stated as 1-2 years, but others disagree citing longer time frames. There is no harm to visual acuity. The SN nystagmus is usually intermittent, high frequency of small or low amplitude. It is “…variably disconjugate or disjunctive, greater in the abducting eye, and may have a vertical component.” Amblyopia and strabismus may coexist with SN. The head bobbing is irregular may have both vertical and horizontal components. Torticollis occurs as the child moves the head to try to obtain better visual acuity. The differential diagnosis of torticollis can be reviewed here. The differential diagnosis of SN includes ophthalmic problems such as congenital (infantile) nystagmus (a review can be found here), refractive disorders and retinal diseases, and problems of the central nervous system such as optic chiasm gliomas, diencephal...
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, Chávez-Santacruz D, Palacios-Ceña D Abstract PURPOSE: To report on the preliminary aquatic physical therapy core sets for children and youth with neurological disorders using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-children and youth version. METHODS: A formal and structured consensus process was developed, integrating the findings of preparatory studies: a systematic literature review, expert survey with 69 participants, and a qualitative study with 43 participants. RESULTS: Five preliminary aquatic physical therapy core sets were described: a Comprehensive...
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Sitting abilities at 6 months' adjusted age are associated with prematurity risk factors. Cognitive and language scores differ significantly between sitters and nonsitters. PMID: 31225830 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Therapists do not incorporate sufficient strategies for goal-oriented interventions, comprehensive parent education, and optimum environmental enrichment. PMID: 31225829 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Pediatr Phys Ther Source Type: research
Conclusion: The concomitant use of nicotine and areca indicates that betel quid addiction includes a significant component of nicotine dependence. However, the additional activities of areca, including the muscarinic effects of arecoline, indicate that potential cessation therapies should optimally address other factors as well. PMID: 31220988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Authors: Li X, Chu S, Liu Y, Chen N Abstract Rhubarb is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine; it has been used in China for thousands of years. Rhubarb anthraquinones are the major medicinal ingredients derived from rhubarb including emodin, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol, rhein, physcion, and danthron. These different anthraquinone derivatives alone or in combination play a therapeutic role in central nervous system diseases (CNSD), such as cerebral ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, Alzheimer's disease, depression, and others. We review the experimental studies on thes...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Etienne Brain, Philippe Caillet, Nienke de Glas, Laura Biganzoli, Karis Cheng, Lissandra Dal Lago, Hans WildiersAbstractHER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC) affects older women nearly as frequently as younger ones. Many older patients have cardiovascular comorbidity and risk greater toxicity from therapy. Treatment therefore requires careful consideration, especially since trials include few patients over 65 and so provide limited guidance. A multidisciplinary task force of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology cond...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: Genomics, Proteomics &BioinformaticsAuthor(s): Ran Tao, Zhicheng Fu, Lijun XiaoAbstractMajor depressive disorder (MDD) is the most common nonfatal disease burden worldwide. Systemic chronic low-grade inflammation has been reported to be associated with MDD progression by affecting monoaminergic and glutamatergic neurotransmission. However, whether various proinflammatory cytokines are abnormally elevated before the first episode of depression is still largely unclear. Here, we evaluated 184 adolescent patients who were experiencing their first episode of depressive...
Source: Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research
In neurorehabilitation, praxis embodies establishing a goal, planning, taking action, analyzing the impact of the action, revising the plan, and reacting accordingly until the desired outcome is achieved. That is an apt metaphor for physical therapy, whether planning a single intervention for a patient, establishing a plan of care, or managing the trajectory of a career. Through reflections on goals, plans, and actions, this lecture presents challenges to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to achieve praxis when providing rehabilitation and wellness services. Through reflections on the needs of patients...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Acute Care Lecture Source Type: research
Conclusions: In one academic medical center, patients on prolonged MCS engaged in PT sessions that included ambulation outside of the intensive care unit and outdoors with infrequent adverse events. Effectiveness of PT sessions was not evaluated.
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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