Demystifying spasticity in primary care.

CONCLUSION: Managing spasticity might be unfamiliar to many practitioners. It is important for physicians to understand spasticity and the potential treatment options available to improve quality of life. The current review provides concise information on the clinical relevance of spasticity in primary care and how to assess and manage it effectively and efficiently in those with chronic neurologic conditions. PMID: 31604736 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Family Physician Medecin de Famille Canadien - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Can Fam Physician Source Type: research

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We report a case of a young male with no prior genitourinary history who presents to an emergency department with sudden onset gross hematuria, clot retention, and right-sided flank pain. On evaluation, he was found to have a renal artery aneurysm bleeding into his collecting system and underwent renal artery embolization and rapid resolution of his hematuria. Renal vascular pathology should be considered in the differential diagnosis and timely diagnosis of this condition is imperative as surgical interventions have proven to be life-saving. PMID: 32065873 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
Authors: Tabakin AL, Farber NJ, Barone J Abstract Testicular torsion is a common pediatric emergency. Predisposing factors and other risk factors for testicular torsion have not been fully elucidated. This case report highlights teenage brothers who each experienced right-sided testicular torsion at nearly the same age, just 1 year apart. Because of their parents' urgency in seeking medical attention, the affected testicles in both patients were salvaged. We also review the current literature in regards to etiology, inheritance, and patient and parental education. PMID: 32065872 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The use of RGP prior to ureteral stent placement for an obstructing ureteral stone with concomitant UTI was not associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes in our retrospective series. While these findings support the safety of RGP in this setting, prospective trials are warranted. PMID: 32065871 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: BTX-A treatment using either a trigone-sparing or trigone-including injection template resulted in significant, but not location-dependent, improvement in IC/BPS symptom scores at 30 and 90 day points post-procedure with no significant difference in post-treatment complication profiles. PMID: 32065870 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Can J Urol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Based on the literature assessed, the Timed Up and Go is clinically applicable and reliable across multiple populations. The Timed Up and Go has a wide variety of clinical use making it a diverse measure that should be considered when choosing an outcome an activity based outcome measure. However, there are some limitations in the validity of the utilization of the Timed Up and Go to some populations due to a lack of data and/or poor choice of comparison outcome measures when assessing validity. Additional research is needed for young to middle aged adults. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Outcome measures are ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Christophe Duret1,2*, Anne-Gaëlle Grosmaire1 and Hermano Igo Krebs3,4,5,6,7,8 1Centre de Rééducation Fonctionnelle Les Trois Soleils, Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation, Unité de Neurorééducation, Boissise-Le-Roi, France 2Centre Hospitalier Sud Francilien, Neurologie, Corbeil-Essonnes, France 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States 4Department of Neurology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, United States 5Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fujita Health University, Nago...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article discusses the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with each of the most common etiologies of upper extremity spasticity.
Source: Hand Clinics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
This article discusses the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with each of the most common causes of upper extremity spasticity.
Source: Hand Clinics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first large study of a general EPW user population using a seating classification. Significant differences were found between diagnostic groups; nevertheless, there was also high diversity within each group. The differences in provision and the equipment costs across diagnostic groups can be used to improve service planning. Implications for Rehabilitation At a service planning level, knowledge of a population's diagnostic group and age distribution can be used to inform decisions about the number of required EPWs and equipment costs and specialised seating (including review) clinics. At a user lev...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
Robotics has the power to completely reshape the landscape of healthcare both in its structure and its operation. Here, you find my own list about the most relevant companies and start-ups on the healthcare robotics market. With robotics for the sustainability of healthcare As I outlined in my open letter to regulators, the long-term sustainability of healthcare systems could be solved by automation powered by digital health technologies, such as artificial intelligence, 3D-printing or robotics. The latter could take over monotonous work from healthcare workers, which would allow them to focus more on patients and to have ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Robotics GC1 google Health Healthcare Innovation pharma robot companion surgical robot Source Type: blogs
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