Improving Hand Functional Use in Subjects with Multiple Sclerosis Using a Musical Keyboard: A Randomized Controlled Trial

DiscussionPlaying a musical keyboard seems a valid method to train the functional use of hands in subjects with multiple sclerosis. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley &Sons, Ltd.
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(Kessler Foundation) Two Kessler Foundation scientists received grants from the New Jersey Health Foundation. Vikram Shenoy Handiru, PhD, received a one-year $35,000 award for his project titled, 'Targeted Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Improving the Hand Dexterity in Stroke Patients.' Katie Lancaster, PhD, received a one-year $35,000 award for her project titled: 'A Social Emotion Regulation Intervention in Multiple Sclerosis.'
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This article synthesized resources that reported aerobic and resistance training guidelines for people with multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson disease. Systematic searches yielded 25 eligible resources from electronic databases and Web sites or textbooks of major organizations. Data were extracted (exercise frequency, intensity, time, and type) and synthesized into three sets of recommendations. Exercise guidelines for multiple sclerosis consistently recommended 2–3 d/wk of aerobic training (10–30 mins at moderate intensity) and 2–3 d/wk of resistance training (1–3 sets between 8 and 15 repet...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research
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We present a novel method that extends current CLSM approaches by introducing a fast reliable and accurate way for computing disconnectomes, i.e. identifying damaged or lesioned connections. We introduce a new algorithm that finds the maximally disconnected subgraph containing regions and region pairs with the greatest shared connectivity loss. After normalizing a stroke patient's segmented MRI lesion into template space, probability weighted structural connectivity matrices are constructed from shortest paths found in white matter voxel graphs of 210 subjects from the Human Connectome Project. Percent connectivity loss ma...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: WBV training can be effective for improving balance and gait speed in the elderly. The intervention is also effective in improving walking performance following stroke and in patients with knee osteoarthrosis. However, no effect was found on gait quality in the elderly or on balance in stroke and multiple sclerosis patients. The results are too heterogenous in COPD to conclude on the effect of the treatment.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Intrathecal baclofen is a simple technique with good results for improving the quality of life of patients with spasticity. PMID: 31208871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurocirugia - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurocirugia (Astur) Source Type: research
Cotard delusion is a nihilistic delusion that presents as denial of self-existence and is a rare neuropsychiatric phenomenon associated with diverse neurologic or psychiatric disorders [1]. Various case reports and case series have indicated associations between Cotard delusion and neurologic or psychiatric diseases; these include depression, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson ’s disease [1]. However, there have been few reports of Cotard delusion in epilepsy patients [2].
Source: Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Central drop foot is a common problem in patients with stroke or multiple sclerosis (MS). For decades, it has been treated with orthotic devices, keeping the ankle in a fixed position. It has been shown recent...
Source: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
AbstractCurcumin is widely consumed in Asia either as turmeric directly or as one of the culinary ingredients in food recipes. The benefits of curcumin in different organ systems have been reported extensively in several neurological diseases and cancer. Curcumin has got its global recognition because of its strong antioxidant, anti ‐inflammatory, anti‐cancer, and antimicrobial activities. Additionally, it is used in diabetes and arthritis as well as in hepatic, renal, and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, there is growing attention on usage of curcumin to prevent or delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. This...
Source: BioFactors - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: By paying special consideration to a Middle Eastern context, we aimed at illustrating the possibilities that TMS could bring for clinicians and patients in this nationally prioritized research field. PMID: 31173309 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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