Medial Epicondyle Fracture Leading to Snapping Elbow With Ulnar Neuropathy
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research

Ultrasound Approach to a Communicating Meniscal Root Tear and Potential Orthobiologic Considerations
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research

Authors' Response to the Letter to the Editor on “An Obvious and Potentially Neglected Cause of Buttock Pain: Gluteus Maximus Dysfunction”
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Comments on “An Obvious and Potentially Neglected Cause of Buttock Pain: Gluteus Maximus Dysfunction”
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

From A to D: A Unique Case Report of Recovery After Longitudinal Myelitis Related to Lupus
Longitudinal myelitis secondary to an acute flare of systemic lupus erythematosus has been reported in the literature. There have been few published cases of complete functional recovery in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus–related longitudinal myelitis (systemic lupus erythematosus–related longitudinal myelitis). Of those cases, none have described in detail the rehabilitation course of treatment. In the current case, intensive rehabilitation was coupled with aggressive pharmaceutical treatment resulting in almost full functional recovery. A 23-yr-old African American woman with a history of systemic ...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Resident Education of Ultrasound-Guided Procedures: A Homemade Practice Model Pilot Study
In conclusion, residents demonstrated improvement in ultrasound-guided procedural skills and reported increased comfort performing these procedures after training on the agar model. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: RFS Section Source Type: research

The “Nuts and Bolts” of Evidence-Based Physiatry: Core Competencies for Trainees and Clinicians
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Evidence-Based Physiatry Source Type: research

Creation and Initial Validation of a Picture-Based Version of the Limitations of Activity Domain of the SF-36
Those with limited language comprehension or literacy face problems completing written questionnaires evaluating their health or physical status on which treatment plans are based. This brief report describes how a picture-based version of the 10 items in the limitations of activities section of the short form 36 health survey questionnaire (SF-36) was developed iteratively and then piloted. Study participants were 101 community-living volunteers (58 female and 43 male volunteers aged 18–93 yrs) educated to postsecondary level (52), high school grades 10–12 (44), and grade 9 or less (5). They first completed th...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Trends in Graduate Medical Education and Subspecialization Amid Changing Demographics
With an aging and growing US population, American healthcare faces an impending physician shortage. This is important for the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, because physiatrists’ skills in managing chronic conditions and functional outcomes are especially relevant to an older population. The present study was designed to better understand the future physical medicine and rehabilitation workforce, by recording and analyzing the quantities of Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education–accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation graduate medical education programs and positions between...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Education & Administration Source Type: research

Exercise Interventions for Individuals With Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews
Fall prevention requires a multifaceted approach that should include individual risk assessment and intervention strategies. Exercise interventions may mitigate most risk factors for falls (eg, balance impairment, gait impairment, and muscle weakness). Numerous systematic reviews or meta-analyses have assessed the effectiveness of exercise interventions among people with various types of neurological disorders; however, the evidence obtained has not been synthesized into an overview. Therefore, the present systematic review assessed systematic reviews of exercise intervention for fall prevention among people with neurologi...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Hyperbaric Oxygen Improves Functional Recovery of the Injured Spinal Cord by Inhibiting Inflammation and Glial Scar Formation
Conclusions Hyperbaric oxygen effectively promotes the recovery of spinal cord injury by inhibiting inflammation and glial scar formation. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Trunk and Head Control During Walking in Patients With Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction: Effect of Lower Limb Somatosensory Input
Conclusions Patients with unilateral vestibular hypofunction seemed to rely more on lower limb somatosensory input for trunk control especially in the medio-lateral direction compared with healthy controls. Lower head sway and head-trunk correlation may suggest a more independent and successful head control strategy in patients. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Bilateral Quadriceps Muscle Strength and Pain Correlate With Gait Speed and Gait Endurance Early After Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Cross-sectional Study
Conclusions Quadriceps muscle strength of both knees and knee pain were important factors correlated with gait function early after total knee arthroplasty. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Making Patients Fit for Surgery: Introducing a Four Pillar Multimodal Prehabilitation Program in Colorectal Cancer
This study investigated feasibility and safety of a prehabilitation program for colorectal cancer. Methods Multimodal prehabilitation was offered to patients eligible for participation and they were assigned to an intervention or control group by program availability. The prehabilitation program consisted of the following four interventions: in-hospital high-intensity endurance and strength training, high-protein nutrition and supplements, smoking cessation, and psychological support. Program attendance, patient satisfaction, adverse events, and functional capacity were determined. Results Fifty patients participated...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Cognitive Characteristics Associated With Device Adoption, Skill Retention, and Early Withdrawal From a Study of an Advanced Upper Limb Prosthesis
Conclusions Frontally-mediated cognitive skills may influence the successful adoption of the DEKA Arm. The DEKA Arm configurations at higher amputation levels (e.g., shoulder) appear to be more strongly associated with prosthetic skill retention than users’ cognitive status. This may be due to noncognitive user demands (e.g., device weight) statistically masking the discrete influence of cognitive status on skill retention at higher configuration levels. Neuropsychological assessment warrants consideration as a valuable tool in rehabilitation settings to assist in functional device candidacy evaluations. (Source: A...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Time Effect of Intra-articular Injection With Triamcinolone Hexacetonide and Its Correlations: A Case-Control Prospective 12-Month Study
Objective The aim of the study was to assess the time effect of intra-articular injection with triamcinolone hexacetonide in rheumatic patients. Design A prospective case-control study with patients submitted to one intra-articular injection with triamcinolone hexacetonide. Patients were followed monthly (12 mos) for pain and swelling. Results Two hundred sixty-two joints were assessed in 158 patients with mean ± SD age of 60 ± 13.7 yrs. Remission was observed at 3, 6, and 12 mos in 142 (54.19%), 111 (42.36%), and 105 (40.07%) joints, respectively. The mean ± SD time effect were 8 ± 4.0 ...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Gait Variability in Women With Hip Osteoarthritis Before and After Total Hip Replacement: A Prospective Cohort Study
Conclusion Gait variability improved after total hip arthroplasty due to improved hip function. However, trunk variability was insufficient compared with that in healthy individuals. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Head Motion Predicts Transient Loss of Consciousness in Human Head Trauma: A Case-Control Study of Mixed Martial Artists
Conclusions Rotational head acceleration, particularly in the axial plane, is strongly associated with transient loss of consciousness. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Does a Web-Based Exercise Programming System Improve Home Exercise Adherence for People With Musculoskeletal Conditions?: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions A web-based exercise programming system improved home exercise adherence and confidence in ability to undertake exercise, although the clinical relevance of the results needs to be established. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Gait Velocity and Joint Power Generation After Stroke: Contribution of Strength and Balance
Conclusions Ankle plantar flexor and hip flexor strength had the largest contribution to gait velocity. Future research may wish to refocus strength assessment and treatment to target the ankle plantar flexors and hip flexors. To Claim CME Credits Complete the self-assessment activity and evaluation online at http://www.physiatry.org/JournalCME CME Objectives Upon completion of this article, the reader should be able to: (1) Differentiate the contribution that lower limb strength of each muscle group has on gait velocity after stroke; (2) Appraise the relationship between isometric strength and joint power generati...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: CME Article . 2019 Series . Number 10 Source Type: research

Empowering Physiatrists in Training to the Peer-Review Process
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - September 20, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Isolated Teres Minor Injury in a Dragon Boat Racer
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research

Spontaneous Bilateral Iliopsoas Tendon Tears
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research

Reply to Letter to the Editor Regarding Paganoni S. “Evidence-Based Physiatry: Managing Low Back Pain Wisely.”: Am J Phys Med Rehabil: 2018;97:855
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding Paganoni S. “Evidence-Based Physiatry: Managing Low Back Pain Wisely.”: Am J Phys Med Rehabil: 2018;97:855
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Intractable Central Pain in a Patient With Diffuse Glioma
Central neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat and, subsequently, cause a great amount of disability and distress to patients, which limits quality of life. Common etiologies include the following: stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, infection, vasculitis, and malignancy. This case is a description of an 18-yr-old male patient diagnosed with a grade IV diffuse glioma who experienced severe neuropathic pain refractory to first-line treatment options including the following: gabapentinoids, tricyclic antidepressants, and selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. The patient remained on high-...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections for Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Within Postsurgical Scar
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Video Gallery Source Type: research

A Novel Pharyngeal Clearance Maneuver for Initial Tracheostomy Tube Cuff Deflation in High Cervical Tetraplegia
This report presents a novel technique termed the pharyngeal clearance maneuver, which uses a modified application of the mechanical insufflation-exsufflation device to mobilize “secretion burden” at the portion of the trachea above the tracheostomy cuff during cuff deflation. Utilization of this strategy may reduce the risk of aspiration, infection, and respiratory compromise for patients with high cervical spinal cord injury in the acute rehabilitation setting. It is of particular benefit for those whose cuffs are being deflated for the first time and who may have large secretion volumes above the cuff. It ca...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Effects of Elastic Therapeutic Taping on Joint Position Sense of the Ankle in Stroke Survivors
Impairments in ankle joint position sense along with muscle weakness greatly affect the recovery of balance among stroke survivors. Elastic therapeutic taping has been studied in musculoskeletal conditions of the ankle to improve joint position sense and its effects in stroke are not known. The aims of the study were to investigate the differences in joint position sense between paretic and nonparetic ankles and to examine the effects of elastic therapeutic taping on joint position sense of the paretic ankle in stroke survivors. Sixteen chronic stroke survivors participated in a 2-day protocol of ankle elastic therapeutic ...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputation: An Update from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense
In conclusion, this clinical practice guideline used the best available evidence from the past 10 yrs to provide key management recommendations to enhance the quality and consistency of rehabilitation care for persons with lower limb amputation. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Analysis & Perspective Source Type: research

Painful Foot Disorders in the Geriatric Population: A Narrative Review
Painful foot disorders are highly prevalent among older adults causing a significant impact on mobility, function, and risk of falls. Despite its significance, foot pain is often interpreted as a normal part of aging and relatively ignored by health care providers as well as by the older people themselves. Accurate diagnosis of the cause of foot pain is possible for most cases via clinical evaluation without a costly workup. Clinicians should consider, not only musculoskeletal pathologies but also vascular and neurological disorders in older patients with foot pain. Fortunately, most patients improve with physiatric, nonop...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Literature Review Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Immediately Affects Achilles Tendon Structure and Widespread Pressure Pain Thresholds in Healthy People: A Repeated-Measures Observational Study
This study aimed to investigate the effect of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in healthy participants (i.e., no Achilles tendon pain or pathology). Design This study examined the effect of three bouts of weekly extracorporeal shockwave therapy for 3 wks in 13 healthy participants. Outcomes measures assessed were as follows: (a) Achilles tendon structure, quantified using ultrasound tissue characterization (before and 3 hrs after extracorporeal shockwave therapy), (b) pressure pain thresholds, over the Achilles tendon and common extensor tendon origin (before, immediately after, and 3 hrs after extracorporeal shockwave ...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Outcomes of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation of Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Subsequent Stroke
Conclusions Patients with left ventricular assist device implantation and subsequent stroke demonstrate functional gains during acute inpatient rehabilitation programs. A large percent of patients required transfer to acute care. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Lifestyle Risk Behaviors Among Stroke Survivors With and Without Diabetes
Conclusions Prevalence of select lifestyle risk behaviors exceeds 50% in adults with stroke but is higher in adults with diabetes compared with adults without diabetes. Effective interventions, community programs, and healthcare policy are needed to promote lifestyle management in adults with stroke, particularly among those with diabetes. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Ventilatory Support via Mouthpiece to Facilitate Ambulation
Objective The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of noninvasive ventilatory assistance/support via mouthpiece to improve performance in 6-min walk tests for individuals with severe restrictive ventilatory disorders. Design Each subject performed the 6-min walk test breathing spontaneously and again while using mouthpiece noninvasive ventilatory assistance/support at full ventilatory support. Oxyhemoglobin saturation (O2 sat), heart rate, Borg scale, distance walked, and ambulation duration were recorded. Results Eighteen patients using nocturnal nasal noninvasive ventilatory assistance/support, median (i...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Immersive Virtual Reality Mirror Therapy for Upper Limb Recovery After Stroke: A Pilot Study
Conclusions Four weeks of immersive virtual reality mirror therapy was well-tolerated by chronic stroke patients. Our findings support further clinical trials of immersive virtual reality technologies and visually enhanced mirror therapies for stroke survivors. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

A Controlled Clinical Trial on the Effects of Exercise on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women With Multiple Sclerosis
Conclusions Six months of exercise provided benefits on lower urinary tract symptoms and quality of life in women with multiple sclerosis. Electrical stimulation potentiated the improvement on perineal musculature and quality of life. This trial was registered prospectively with the Clinical Trials Register, ID: BR-287q65 (http://www.ensaiosclinicos.gov.br/rg/RBR-287q65/). (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Motor Action Execution in Reaction-Time Movements: Magnetoencephalographic Study
Conclusions Both primary motor and somato sensory cortices participated in the movement execution and in the prediction of sensory consequences of movement. Cutaneous stimulation facilitated cortical activation during motor field after reaction-time movements, implying the applicability of cutaneous stimulation in motor rehabilitation. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Impact of Ankle-Foot Orthosis on Gait Efficiency in Ambulatory Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusions Children with cerebral palsy using ankle-foot orthoses had improved stride length and dorsiflexion angle during gait in a pooled meta-analyses of cohort studies and clinical trials. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Short-Term Effects of Steroid Injection, Kinesio Taping, or Both on Pain, Grip Strength, and Functionality of Patients With Lateral Epicondylitis: A Single-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusion In the treatment of lateral epicondylitis, KT alone was found to be as effective as steroid injection alone. However, co-administration of steroid injection and KT is more effective compared with each treatment alone. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Differences in Measures of Strength and Dynamic Balance Among Individuals With Lower-Limb Loss Classified as Functional Level K3 Versus K4
Objective For individuals with lower-limb loss, functional mobility (ie, K-level) classification can be subjective. Performance-based outcome measures improve the objectivity of K-level assignment; therefore, this study aimed to determine differences in functional strength– and dynamic balance–based outcome measures performance between K3- and K4-classified adults with lower-limb loss. Design Prosthetists used subjective information and prosthetic componentry to determine K-levels before outcome measures testing for adults with a unilateral transtibial (n = 50) or transfemoral amputation (n = 17). Outcome ...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research

Subtle Motor Signs in Children With Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury
Conclusions The study highlights the importance of examining subtle motor signs including overflow during clinical evaluation of chronic pediatric traumatic brain injury and establishes the clinical utility of the PANESS as a measure sensitive to chronic subtle motor signs in this population. To Claim CME Credits Complete the self-assessment activity and evaluation online at http://www.physiatry.org/JournalCME CME Objectives Upon completion of this article, the reader should be able to: (1) Define subtle motor signs including motor overflow; (2) Identify subtle motor signs such as motor overflow during clinical eva...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - August 17, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles: CME Article . 2019 Series . Number 9 Source Type: research

Avulsion Injury Mimicking Malignancy on Imaging
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research

Bicipitoradial Bursitis: A Diagnostic Dilemma
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research

Coccydynia in a Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis: Enthesitis or Structural Disorder?
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided Perisutural Botulinum Toxin Injection for Chronic Migraine Headache: Initial Report With Technical Description
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Use of Opioid Analgesics in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain and Knee Osteoarthritis
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Diagnostic Approach to Traumatic Axonal Injury of the Optic Radiation in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
We describe a diffusion tensor tractography–based diagnostic approach to traumatic axonal injury of the optic radiation in a patient who showed visual field defect after mild traumatic brain injury. A 43-yr-old female patient experienced head trauma during a motor vehicle accident. After the head trauma, she noticed visual disturbance. Peripheral field defects were detected in both eyes on the Humphrey visual field test. After diffusion tensor tractography–based reconstruction of the optic radiation, We determined the fractional anisotropy and fiber number of each whole optic radiation. Four regions of interest...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

The Use of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Specifically Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation After Stroke
No abstract available (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Evidence-Based Physiatry Source Type: research

Assessment of Usability and Task Load Demand Using a Robot-Assisted Transfer Device Compared With a Hoyer Advance for Dependent Wheelchair Transfers
Conclusions Compared with the Hoyer, participants favored Strong Arm for transfer usability and task load demand. However, further Strong Arm developments are needed. (Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - July 19, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research