The therapeutic role of motor imagery during the chronic phase after total knee arthroplasty: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUD: There is now ample evidence that motor imagery contributes to enhance motor learning and promote motor recovery in patients with motor disorders. Whether motor imagery practice is likely to facilitate mobility in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis, at 6-months after total knee arthroplasty, remains unknown. AIM: This trial was designed to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of implementing motor imagery into the classical course of physical therapy at 6-months after total knee arthroplasty. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. POPULATION: Twenty-four patients with uni...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Moukarzel M, Guillot A, Di Rienzo F, Hoyek N Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A novel summary kinematic index for postural characterization in subjects with Parkinson's disease.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder characterized, among other symptoms, by a significant modified posture. Although a detailed assessment of postural abnormalities can be performed using quantitative movement analysis, the output of such procedure might be not suitable for a routine clinical use due to its intrinsic complexity. However, synthetic measures may facilitate the interpretation of kinematic data for physicians and thus make such tools fully exploitable in daily practice. AIM: According to these considerations, the aim of the present study is to prop...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Arippa F, Pau M, Cimolin V, Stocchi F, Goffredo M, Franceschini M, Condoluci C, Depandis MF, Galli M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of functional electrical stimulation plus body weight-supported treadmill training for gait rehabilitation in patients with poststroke-a retrospective case-matched study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) plus body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) provide effective gait training for poststroke patients with abnormal gait. These features promote a successful active motor relearning of ambulation in stroke survivors. AIM: This is a retrospective study to assess the effect of FES plus BWSTT for gait rehabilitation in patients poststroke. DESIGN: A retrospective case-matched study. SETTING: Participants were recruited from a rehabilitation department in an acute university-affiliated hospital. POPULATION: Ninety patients poststr...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bao X, Luo JN, Shao YC, Tang ZQ, Liu HY, Liu H, Tan JW Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on muscle spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy: meta-analysis and systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: MAS grade as primary outcome was significantly improved after ESWT compared to that in the control group (mean difference [MD]: -0.62; 95% confidence interval [CI]: -1.52 to -0.18). ROM after ESWT was also significantly improved compared to that in the control groups (MD: 18.01; 95% CI: 6.11 to 29.91). Baropodometric measures showed significantly increases in foot contact area during gait (SMD: 29.00; 95% CI: 11.08 to 46.92), but not significantly in peak pressure under the heel (MD: 15.12; 95% CI: -1.85 to 32.10)immediately after ESWT. No serious side effects were observed in any patient after ESWT. ESWT may ...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kim HJ, Park JW, Nam K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Using virtual reality-based training to improve cognitive function, instrumental activities of daily living and neural efficiency in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial.
This study investigated the effects of 12 weeks of VR-based physical and cognitive training on cognitive function, brain activation and IADL and compared the VR intervention with combined physical and cognitive training. DESIGN: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Communities and day care centers in Taipei, Taiwan. POPULATION: Older adults with mild cognitive impairment. METHODS: Thirty-four community-dwelling older adults with MCI were randomized into either a VR-based physical and cognitive training (VR) group or a combined physical and cognitive training (CPC) group for 36 sessions...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Liao YY, Tseng HY, Lin YJ, Wang CJ, Hsu WC Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Stepping training with external feedback relating to lower limb support ability effectively improved complex motor activity in ambulatory patients with stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Lower limb support ability is important for steady and efficient mobility, but previous data commonly involved training during double stance positions, with or without external feedback, using a complex and costly machine. AIM: To compare the effects of stepping training with or without external feedback in relation to the lower limb support ability of the affected limb on the functional ability necessary for independence in individuals with stroke. DESIGN: A single-blinded, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary rehabilitation centres. POPULATION: Ambulatory partic...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Phonthee S, Amatachaya P, Sooknuan T, Amatachaya S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Specifying clinical assessment schedules for the European framework of rehabilitation service types: the perspective of the physical and rehabilitation medicine section and board of the European Union of medical specialists.
CONCLUSIONS: To kick-off the implementation of these CLASs, UEMS PRM plans demonstration projects in at least one rehabilitation facility in each delegate country that exemplifies the rehabilitation service types of the European Framework which exist in the respective country. The demonstration projects are intended to orient service providers and clinicians to the CLASs and illustrate how the CLASs can be implemented. PMID: 31583877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - October 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Selb M, Zampolini M, Delargy M, Kiekens C, Stucki G, Study Group CLINICAL ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A multimodal training with visual biofeedback in subacute stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The multimodal biofeedback training was not statistically superior to usual care, showing only a positive trend in favor of the experimental group on locomotion recovery. Patients initially not able to walk might be the best candidates for such a training. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The multimodal biofeedback training is a task- specific, repetitive and intensive training requiring a minimal supervision, which might result in a lower staff to patient ratio if organized in group sessions. Therefore, it can represent a good alternative for early stroke rehabilitation. PMID: 31556542 [PubMed - as s...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 26, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ambrosini E, Peri E, Nava C, Longoni L, Monticone M, Pedrocchi A, Ferriero G, Ferrante S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Scan, see and inject: no need to palpate, imagine or narrate.
uml;zçakar L Abstract PMID: 31556543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 26, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kaymak B, Kara M, Gürçay E, Aydin G, Özçakar L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

From movement to action: a new framework for cerebral palsy.
Abstract The interpretation of Cerebral Palsy (CP) is closely linked to points of view that are no longer acceptable: - the idea that it is primarily a motor problem (posture and movement disorder), - the idea that it is only a central (cerebral) pathology, - the idea that it is a non-progressive disease (fixed encephalopathy). Actually, the problems that contribute to producing the CP clinical picture are several and complex. First of all, building of the action, starting from subject motivation, through motor imagery and subsequent project elaboration. Sequentially, executive planning, disorder often hidden unde...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ferrari A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Quality management in medical rehabilitative care by the German statutory pension insurance scheme.
r T Abstract This paper aims to provide an insight into the quality management approach for medical rehabilitation services of the German statutory pension insurance scheme. In the 1990s, the German statutory pension insurance scheme initiated a quality management programme in rehabilitation, which is subject to continuous development. The main objective of implementing quality management in reha- bilitative care was quality control and quality improvement. To achieve these goals, five main tools for quality measurements were applied: a classification of therapeutic services, standards of rehabilitative interventi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zeisberger M, Nowik D, Beck L, Märtin S, Beckmann U, Meyer T Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Evidence of chronic stroke rehabilitation interventions in activities and participation outcomes: systematic review of meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials.
Bernabeu M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disabilities worldwide. A great deal of meta-analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) address rehabilitation in chronic stroke, several of them with focus on activities and participation, considered critical outcomes of successful rehabilitation. Nevertheless, substantial heterogeneity might exist between studies, the reported associations may be causal, but they might also be flawed, as inherent study biases such as residual confounding and selective reporting of positive results may exaggerate the effect of interventions in chronic ...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: García-Rudolph A, Laxe S, Saurí J, Opisso E, Tormos JM, Bernabeu M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Risk factors for long-term care after hemiplegia from cancer-related brain surgery: a pilot study for new prediction model.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Hemiplegia is a worldwide-represented neurological condition leading to long-term disability. The most common cause of hemiplegia is stroke; 25% to 50% of stroke survivors require some assistance after hospital discharge; approximately half of them become dependent, while only 14% achieve full recovery of activities of daily living (ADL). Cancer and cancer-related surgery are other causes of hemiplegia and rehabilitation in cancer patients has been recognized as important factor in order to help maintaining quality of life as long as possible. Many studies have been done in order to assess a r...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zancan A, Rodigari A, Gigli Berzolari F, Borrelli P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The Belgian national guideline on low back pain and radicular pain: key roles for rehabilitation, assessment of rehabilitation potential and the PRM specialist.
Abstract Low back pain (LBP) and radicular pain are very common health problems. They are rarely caused by serious underlying pathology and will usually recover spontaneously in time. In about one third of the cases however, the pain and functional impairment will persist one year after onset, being responsible for high health care costs and work absence. The management of LBP and radicular pain should focus therefore on excluding signs and symptoms of serious underlying pathology, on an active approach and on the prevention of chronicity. In 2017 the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) published a guidelin...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Van Wambeke P, Desomer A, Jonckheer P, Depreitere B Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The pivotal role for the multidisciplinary approach at all phases and at all levels in the national pathway for the management of low back pain and radicular pain in Belgium.
CONCLUSIONS: Essential building elements were identified from literature and established pathways and were successfully integrated in a Belgian national low back pain and radicular pain pathway using an integrative consensus approach. The pathways are consultable at www.lowbackpain.kce.be. PMID: 31556511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 23, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Depreitere B, Jonckheer P, Desomer A, Vav Wambeke P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Functioning is becoming a global outcome and health indicator for medicine: does this strengthen or weaken its role of main rehabilitation unifying narrative?
Abstract PMID: 31515979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 13, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Kiekens C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Pillow preferences of people with neck pain and known spinal degeneration: a pilot randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Well-powered studies to truly detect pillow impact on waking symptoms and sleep quality require 400+ symptomatic subjects. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: It has previously been reported that using a latex or polyester pillow significantly improves waking cervical symptoms in the general population. This pilot study did not replicate these results in people with known cervical spine degeneration. PMID: 31489809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gordon SJ, Grimmer KA, Buttner P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Preoperative respiratory muscle endurance training improves ventilatory capacity and prevents pulmonary postoperative complications after lung surgery: a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative RMET improved respiratory muscle endurance and decreased pulmonary postoperative complications after surgery for NSCLC. These positive results obtained after RMET may help improve the perioperative course for such patients. These results should be confirmed in larger randomized controlled trials, including higher number of patients especially with altered respiratory muscle function. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Low-cost and easy to perform, RMET training could serve as complementary tool to usual chest physical therapy, before lung resection surgery. PMID: 31489810 [PubMed - as suppl...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Laurent H, Aubreton S, Galvaing G, Pereira B, Merle P, Richard R, Costes F, Filaire M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Reduction in respiratory exacerbation rate in patients with severe bilateral cerebral palsy following daily PEP-mask therapy: a retrospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: Daily PEP-mask therapy reduces frequency of respiratory exacerbations in patients with severe bilateral CP. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: PEP-mask is a valuable rehabilitative tool in severe CP patients with frequent respiratory exacerbations. PMID: 31489811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Di Pede C, Colombo E, Duso M, Conte D, Marcon V, Vianello A, Masiero S, Martinuzzi A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The minimal clinically important difference of the prosthesis evaluation questionnaire-mobility scale in people undergoing lower-limb prosthetic rehabilitation training.
CONCLUSIONS: The PEQ-MS showed a high ability to detect change over time (responsiveness).The above MCID value - derived from a triangulation of distribution - (MDC) and anchor-based methods - represents a minimal level of change (perceived as important by the patient) in mobility of people with LLA undergoing prosthetic rehabilitation training. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The peq-ms is a widely used and analysed outcome measure. the present study calculated - in a sample of people with lla undergoing prosthetic training - both the MDC and MCID of the PEQ-MS, showing the high responsiveness of this tool. These val...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - September 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Franchignoni F, Ferriero G, Giordano A, Monticone M, Grioni G, Burger H Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Are the cumulated ambulation score and risk assessment and prediction tool useful for predicting discharge destination and length of stay following total knee arthroplasty?
es BM Abstract BACKGROUND: Postoperative management of patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is continually changing. Costs related to TKA are driven by implant cost, operating room cost, hospital length of stay (LOS), and rehabilitation approach. Discharges to rehabilitation centers have declined significantly in recent years. AIM: We evaluated the usefulness of the Cumulated Ambulation Score (CAS) and Risk Assessment and Prediction Tool (RAPT) to predict discharge destination and estimate hospital LOS of patients undergoing TKA. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: University hos...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 22, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gkagkalis G, Pereira LC, Fleury N, Luthi F, Lécureux E, Jolles BM Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Coping, stress and negative psychological outcomes in parents of children admitted to a pediatric neurorehabilitation care unit.
CONCLUSIONS: This study sought to develop more understanding of the relationship among parenting stress, coping, and anxiety or depressive symptoms in parent of children hospitalized in a pediatric neurorehabilitation care unit. We suggest that examining parents may increase our understanding of the interplay between child and parent functioning in families with children admitted for the first time to a pediatric neurorehabilitation care unit. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Identify these predictors might help professionals to develop screening procedures to identify parent at high risk for anxiety or depression, and...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 9, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Craig F, Savino R, Scoditti S, Lucarelli E, Fanizza I, De Rinaldis M, Gennaro L, Simone M, Russo L, Trabacca A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Lower Tinetti scores can support an early diagnosis of spatial neglect in post stroke patients.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Neglect represents a severe complication of stroke, which impairs patients' daily activities. An early diagnosis of neglect is fundamental for management decisions. AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of the Tinetti Test as an outcome of spatial neglect in post stroke patients. DESIGN: Observational retrospective data analysis. SETTING: Rehabilitation hospital. POPULATION: Cohort of post stoke adults admitted in our Rehabilitation Unit. METHODS: One hundred and sixty stroke patients were evaluated between the 1st of January 2015 and the 31st of Dec...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - July 5, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Colombo P, Taveggia G, Chiesa D, Penati R, Tiboni M, De Armas L, Casale R Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of kinesiotaping on hemiplegic hand in patients with upper limb post-stroke spasticity: a randomized controlled pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Kinesiotaping could provide some benefits in reducing spasticity and in improving motor performance on the affected hand in patients with subacute stroke. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Kinesiotaping could be a choice for clinical practitioners to use for effectively managing post-stroke spasticity. PMID: 31199103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 13, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Huang YC, Chen PC, Tso HH, Yang YC, Ho TL, Leong CP Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Predictive models for the six-minute walk test considering the walking course and physical activity level.
es AJ Abstract BACKGROUND: In recent decades, space limitations in the clinical environment have forced health professionals to administer the six-minute walk test (6MWT) using a 20-m or even a 10-m course. However, course length and physical activity level (PAL) affect the test outcomes. AIM: To develop a reference equation for the 6MWT that takes into account the effects of course length and PAL on the walking distance. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. POPULATION: Two hundred fifteen healthy adults. METHODS: All subjects performed...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Almeida VP, Ferreira AS, Guimarães FS, Papathanasiou J, Lopes AJ Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Can we reduce the risk of adverse effects in selective neurolysis of the motor branches of musculocutaneous nerve? Evidence-based anatomy approach to the rescue of patients with muscle spasticity.
Abstract PMID: 31189306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Sirico F, Zappia M, Di Meglio F, Castaldo C, Nurzynska D Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

A systematic review of outcome measures in initial rehabilitation of individuals with newly acquired spinal cord injury: providing evidence for clinical practice guidelines.
CONCLUSIONS: In the field of initial SCI rehabilitation, scientifically sound assessments covering different aspects of the bio-psychosocial model of the ICF are available. According to COSMIN, validation studies struggled with quality, whereas observational studies and systematic studies performed well. The review results support the evidence-based selection of outcome measures for assessing the initial rehabilitation of patients with acute and subacute SCI. These results represent an update for recommendations for clinical guidelines on standardized rehabilitation outcome documentation. PMID: 31165605 [PubMed - as s...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tomaschek R, Gemperli A, Rupp R, Geng V, Scheel-Sailer A, Guideline Development Group "Ergebniserhebung" Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Pain, disability and adherence to home exercises in patients with chronic neck pain: long term effects of phone surveillance. A randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with chronic neck pain, the positive effects of phone surveillance on the neck disability and adherence to home exercises still persist 6 months after the suspension of the support. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: This knowledge can be useful for physicians to plan home rehabilitation of neck pain patients. PMID: 31165606 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Gialanella B, Comini L, Olivares A, Gelmini E, Ubertini E, Grioni G Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Right as well as left unilateral spatial neglect influences rehabilitation outcomes and its recovery is important for determining discharge destination in subacute stroke patients.
CONCLUSIONS: CBS is more useful than SIAS-M for prediction of functional outcomes in patients with both left and right hemisphere damages. Improvement of USN is important for returning home. Cognitive impairment may interfere with recovery of USN. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Improvements of USN are important for planning the rehabilitation goal and determination of discharge destination. PMID: 31134787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 27, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tsujimoto K, Mizuno K, Kobayashi Y, Tanuma A, Liu M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effectiveness of movement and body awareness therapies in patients with fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic review and meta-analysis shows positive results in favour of movement and body awareness therapies as adjunct treatment to usual care in patients who suffer from fibromyalgia. Further work in identifying the mechanism of action by which body awareness therapies benefit outcomes should be undertaken. PMID: 31106558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bravo C, Skjaerven LH, Guitard Sein-Echaluce L, Catalan-Matamoros D Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Intensive upper limb therapy including a robotic device after surgically repaired brachial plexus injury: a case study.
Abstract PMID: 31106559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Duret C, Goubier JN, Renaudin A, Legrand C, Drouard P, Grosmaire AG, Koeppel T Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Appropriateness of clinical criteria for the use of symptomatic slow-acting drug for osteoarthritis (SYSADOA). A Delphi method consensus initiative among experts in Italy.
CONCLUSIONS: Results from the Italian consensus on appropriateness of OA therapies in osteoarthritis seems to be in line with the stepwise approach proposed by the ESCEO algorithm, where crystalline glucosamine sulphate shows greater clinical efficacy than other glucosamine-based formulations, according to several independent meta-analyses. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: This study may be used as a practical reference tool to help Italian physicians treat osteoarthritis patients using SYSADOA. PMID: 31106560 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bernetti A, Mangone M, Villani C, Alviti F, Valeo M, Grassi MC, Migliore A, Viora U, Adriani E, Quirino N, Fioravanti A, Paoloni M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Phrenic nerve palsy in patients with neuralgic amyotrophy: case series study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) is a relatively uncommon syndrome causing brachial nerves dysfunction. However, it can also affect other nerves including phrenic nerve, which is often misdiagnosed. CASE REPORT: To determine the incidence and characteristics of phrenic nerve palsy in patients with NA in our population, we analyzed the records of all patients with phrenic nerve palsy and/or NA at the University Hospital and the county hospital within the last 10 years. We found that totally, seven patients were confirmed to have NA and phrenic nerve palsy. All of them are male of average age 51.9...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Dai Y, Patel A, Bierner SM Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of a task-based biofeedback training program on improving sensorimotor function in neuropathic hands in diabetic patients: a randomized controlled trial.
This study investigated the effects of task-based biofeedback training compared with home-based programs on sensorimotor function and quality of life (QoL) in diabetic patients with neuropathic hands. SETTING: Outpatient clinic at a university hospital. POPULATION: Thirty-eight patients with diabetic hand neuropathy whose sensorimotor functions were impaired based on screening with a pinch-holding-up activity (PHUA) test. METHODS: Participants were randomly assigned to either a computerized evaluation and re-education biofeedback (CERB) (n=20) or a home-based (tendon gliding exercise in conjunction with resi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kuo LC, Yang CJ, Lin CF, Jou IM, Yang YC, Yeh CH, Lin CC, Hsu HY Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

RE: Is it time to start applying high-intensity interval training in stroke rehabilitation?
Abstract PMID: 31058476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Munari D, Picelli A, Smania N Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Optimising the real-world impact of rehabilitation reviews: increasing the relevance and usability of systematic reviews in rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: Moving towards theory-based, mixed methods reviews which involve stakeholders may be a critical first step in supporting uptake of review findings into rehabilitation practice. Doing so also has the potential to support advances in knowledge and practice in rehabilitation through theory development, as well as creating the context for evidence-based practice. PMID: 30990002 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kayes NM, Martin RA, Bright FA, Kersten P, Pollock A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The human risks of bias in medical and rehabilitation research and practice: the 8 I's.
CONCLUSIONS: The human beings' liability to biased thinking and all categories of HRoB should be recognized in clinical and rehabilitation practice and research, and use the best verified means to reduce the HRoB. More research is needed, particularly on how to reduce HRoB in medical practice and quantitative clinical research. These actions should be considered congruent to those aiming to increase the validity of the scientific method. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The human risk of bias should be considered in assessment of evidence from clinical epidemiology as well as in clinical praxis. PMID: 30990003 [Pu...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Malmivaara A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

How to use the ICF as a reference system for comparative evaluation and standardised reporting of rehabilitation interventions.
The objective of this paper is to present recommendations that Cochrane Rehabilitation could adopt for using the ICF in rehabilitation studies by: 1) defining the functioning categories to be included in a rehabilitation study, 2) specifying selected functioning categories and selecting suitable data collection instruments, 3) examining aspects of functioning that have been documented in a study, 4) reporting functioning data collected with various data collection instruments, and 5) communicating results in an accessible, meaningful and easily understandable way. The authors provide examples of concrete studies that under...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Stucki G, Pollock A, Engkasan JP, Selb M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Methodological problems in rehabilitation research. Report from a cochrane rehabilitation methodology meeting.
Abstract PMID: 30990005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Levack WM, Malmivaara A, Meyer T, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Mapping the primary outcomes reported in cochrane systematic reviews regarding stroke with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) domains: current trend and future recommendations.
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of the primary outcomes selected by the Cochrane Stroke Review Group in their CSRs could not be classified into the ICF domains of functioning. Death and recurrence of vascular events remains the major outcome of interest. In rehabilitation related interventions, activity and participation domain is the functioning domain most commonly used. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The systematic use of patients-centred ICF-based outcomes in CSRs could help the application of evidence in clinical decision making. PMID: 30961345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Phys...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Engkasan J, Ahmad-Fauzi A, Sabirin S, Chai CC, Abdul-Malek IZ, Liguori S, Moretti A, Gimigliano F Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Compared to what? An analysis of the management of control groups in cochrane reviews in neurorehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: Further work is needed to develop: standardised ways to categorise control conditions in rehabilitation trials; more guidance on reporting criteria for control groups in rehabilitation trials; and agreed methods for managing different control types in one meta-analysis. PMID: 30961346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Levack WM, Martin RA, Graham F, Hay-Smith EJ Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Characteristics that affect score reliability in the Berg Balance Scale: a meta-analytic reliability generalization study.
CONCLUSIONS: The alpha coefficient and intra- and inter-rater agreement for Berg Balance Scale scores was very satisfactory. Several characteristics of the studies were statistically associated to the alpha coefficient and with intra-rater reliability. PMID: 30955319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Meseguer-Henarejos AB, Rubio-Aparicio M, López-Pina JA, Carles-Hernández R, Gómez-Conesa A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Issues of comorbidity in clinical guidelines and systematic reviews from a rehabilitation perspective.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a clear-cut need to address comorbidities both in systematic reviews and clinical guidelines. Systematic reviews should consider co-/multimorbidities in their exclusion/inclusion criteria, should extract data on comorbidities from the original studies, and address the topic of pre-specified subgroup analyses. However, the theoretical and empirical basis for the inclusion of comorbidities issues in systematic reviews has to be further developed both in epidemiological and clinical studies. PMID: 30947491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Meyer T, Wulff K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Use of multi-attribute decision-making to inform prioritisation of cochrane review topics relevant to rehabilitation.
DISCUSSION: Although the ANZMUSC prioritisation project is not yet complete nor shown to be successful, it may offer a useful road-map for developing a transparent method of prioritising which research topics to pursue, in a way that could be easily implemented and updated. PMID: 30947492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Taylor WJ, Green SE Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The Consensus on Exercise Reporting Template (CERT) in a systematic review of exercise-based rehabilitation effectiveness: completeness of reporting, rater agreement, and utility.
CONCLUSIONS: Completeness of reporting was poor for this example of a rehabilitation exercise intervention, and equally poor in both trial arms. Inter-rater agreement of completeness of reporting was also poor. Using a data extraction tool with poor rater- agreement may add unnecessary burden in a review. However, using a data extraction tool that enables assessment of intervention homogeneity has benefits in making decisions about which data to pool or not. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Researchers reporting clinical trials must pay more attention to completeness of rehabilitation exercise reporting. PMID: 309...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Hay-Smith EJ, Englas K, Dumoulin C, Ferreira CH, Frawley H, Weatherall M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cochrane overviews: how can we optimise their impact on evidence-based rehabilitation?
CONCLUSIONS: Cochrane overviews have the potential to play a key role in knowledge translation and therefore to be useful in supporting evidence-based rehabilitation practice. However, current overviews relating to rehabilitation differ in methods, approaches and intended impact, and sometimes fall short of promoting easy access to key information for beneficiaries. Future Cochrane overviews should address topics of importance to key beneficiaries and clearly outline potential pathways to impact in order to have a potential beneficial impact on evidence-based rehabilitation and to improve rehabilitation outcomes. PMID...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Pollock A, van Wijck F Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cochrane rehabilitation: 2018 annual report.
Abstract Cochrane Rehabilitation in his second year has strength his bridging role between Cochrane and rehabilitation. The results of this second year are presented in this report. PMID: 30938139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 1, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Arienti C, Engkasan JP, Gimigliano F, Grubisic F, Howe T, Ilieva E, Lazzarini S, Levack WM, Malmivaara A, Meyer T, Oral A, Patrini M, Pollet J, Rathore FA, Kiekens C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Give me a kiss! An integrative rehabilitative training program with motor imagery and mirror therapy for recovery of facial palsy.
CONCLUSIONS: The integrated use of MT and MI is efficacious in the rehabilitation of FNP, improving facial physical function. Further studies are needed to determine the predictive factors of the recovery of facial mimic. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The ability of patients with unilateral facial paralysis to recognize and appropriately judge facial expressions and perceive the judgments of others remains underexplored. The likelihood of recovering near-normal facial-function after grade VI facial paralysis is low. Procedures, such as the immediate repair of the facial nerve with an interposed donor graft, might im...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Paolucci T, Cardarola A, Colonnelli P, Ferracuti G, Gonnella R, Murgia M, Santilli V, Paoloni M, Bernetti A, Agostini F, Mangone M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of afferent electrical stimulation with mirror therapy on motor function, balance, and gait in chronic stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: When solely mirror therapy is applied for a long period of time, spatial perception and attention to the damaged side may decrease, and the effect of mirror therapy may be limited. To overcome this limitation, it has recently been suggested that the combination of mirror therapy with mirror treatment is effective. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of afferent electrical stimulation with mirror therapy on motor function, balance, and gait in chronic stroke survivors. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation center. POPULATION: Th...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lee DG, Lee GC Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Comparison of the effects of short-duration wrist joint splinting combined with physical therapy and physical therapy alone on the management of patients with lateral epicondylitis: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Using wrist joint splinting in addition to physical therapy for a short duration is effective for improving pain intensity. The evidence from this study indicates that wrist joint splinting and physical therapy may also be effective for improving wrist ROM and grip strength in the treatment of patients with lateral epicondylitis, although more research is need in this area. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Wrist joint splinting is an effective intervention that can be applied in clinical rehabilitation practices for people with lateral epicondylitis. PMID: 30916527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] ...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 21, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kachanathu SJ, Alenazi AM, Hafez AR, Algarni AD, Alsubiheen AM Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research