Comparison of the effects of treadmill and vibration training in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A randomized controlled trial.
Authors: Durgut E, Cahid Orengul A, Algun ZC Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of treadmill training (TT) and whole body vibration training (WBVT) on attention, severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and impairment of executive function behaviors, and quality of life in children with ADHD. METHODS: Thirty children (7-11 years of age) with ADHD were randomly assigned to either the 'TT' group or the 'WBVT in addition to TT' group (TT + WBVT). Both groups received TT for 8 weeks (3 days/week). The TT + WBWT group also received WBVT for 15 min...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of dynamic guidance-tubing short foot gait exercise on muscle activity and navicular movement in people with flexible flatfeet.
CONCLUSIONS: The result of this study provides a clinical implication for training MLA supporter muscles in individuals with flat feet. The overactive muscle must be inhibited first, then facilitation and strengthening are followed respectively. PMID: 32741785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

A population study on the epidemiology and outcome of brain injuries in intensive care.
CONCLUSION: Trends as described in the study emphasize the importance of continuous evaluation of TBI epidemiology and outcome in different countries. PMID: 32741786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Influence of vestibular rehabilitation on the recovery of all vestibular receptor organs in patients with unilateral vestibular hypofunction.
CONCLUSIONS: Vestibular rehabilitation has a positive effect on the recovery of all vestibular receptor organs and it should be used in patients with IOD. PMID: 32741787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The effect of additional neuromuscular electrical stimulation applied to erector spinae muscles on functional capacity, balance and mobility in post stroke patients.
Authors: Bilek F, Deniz G, Ercan Z, Cetisli Korkmaz N, Alkan G Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of neuromuscular electric stimulation applied to the erector spinae on balance, motor function and functional capacity in patients with stroke in a randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Sixty patients with stroke were recruited and randomly distributed into two groups: control group and neuromuscular electric stimulation group. All participants underwent conventional physical therapy five times a week for six weeks. The neuromuscular electric stimulation group received addition...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Te.M.P.O., an app for using temporal musical mismatch in post stroke neurorehabilitation: A preliminary randomized controlled study.
CONCLUSION: The temporal negative mismatch-based therapy performed with the Te.M.P.O. application could be useful in improving the disability and the quality of life in stroke survivors in a sub-acute phase. PMID: 32741789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Impact of smart force feedback rehabilitation robot training on upper limb motor function in subacute stage of stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: Both RRT and traditional occupational therapy training are useful for the recovery of upper limb motor function and daily life ability in the sub-acute stage of stroke. PMID: 32741790 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The clinical correlates of participation levels in people with multiple sclerosis.
Authors: Allataifeh E, Khalil H, AlMhdawi K, Al-Shorman A, Hawamdeh Z, El-Salem K, Bumin G Abstract BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a huge impact on patients and affects their ability to participate in meaningful activities. OBJECTIVE: To identify motor and non-motor factors that are associated with the participation level in instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), leisure, social and religious activities in people with MS. METHOD: This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 110 individuals with MS. The used outcome measures are: Arabic version of the Activity Card Sort, Berg Balance Scale,...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

What can virtual reality offer to stroke patients? A narrative review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: The studies confirmed the effectiveness of various forms of VR treatment in the alleviation of psychological and behavioral problems and psychiatric disorders. There is a shortage of VR-based technological solutions that would, besides physical rehabilitation, offer stroke patients therapeutic tools to alleviate psychological disturbance and improve the patient's mood and motivation. Such solutions will most likely become a field of intensive research in the coming years. PMID: 32741792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - August 5, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Neurocognitive outcomes in adults following cerebral hypoxia: A systematic literature review.
CONCLUSIONS: Future studies should consider the use of standardised assessment protocols, which include measures of premorbid functioning and performance validity. PMID: 32716324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Development and validation of the standing balance assessment for individuals with spinal cord injury (SBASCI) - A new outcome measure.
CONCLUSION: SBASCI is a valid and reliable scale to measure the standing balance of individuals with SCI. Further studies are required to establish other psychometric properties. PMID: 32716325 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of lidocaine iontophoresis combined with exercise intervention on gait and  spasticity in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Lidocaine iontophoresis combined with exercises was effective in improving gait spatiotemporal parameters and reducing spasticity in children with CP. PMID: 32716326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Benefits of emotion-based training for the rehabilitation of stroke patients: A scoping review.
CONCLUSION: Rehabilitation specialists are encouraged to obtain a broad understanding of therapeutic situations and their possible impacts on a given environment. PMID: 32716327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Differences in stroke rehabilitation motor and cognitive randomized controlled trials by world region: Number, sample size, and  methodological quality.
CONCLUSIONS: Efforts should be directed towards improving methodological quality and increasing sample sizes of stroke rehabilitation-related studies. PMID: 32716328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Psychological intervention for partners post-stroke: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: The study suggested that perceptions of relationship continuity can be improved by therapy, and that such an improvement might have a beneficial impact in terms of relationship quality and psychological wellbeing. The intervention is currently being further developed and evaluated. PMID: 32716329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Factors related to interrupted inpatient stroke rehabilitation due to acute care transfer or death.
CONCLUSION: Feeding tube, anemia and old age were identified as independent predictors of interrupted stroke rehabilitation due to acute care transfer or death. Interventions to reduce severe complications should be implemented in order to prevent interruption of rehabilitation process and to reduce the patient transfer rate. PMID: 32716330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Is systemic administration of local anesthetic agents effective for relieving neuropathic pain? A cochrane review summary with commentary.
CONCLUSIONS: Systemic administration of local anesthetics is not supported by scientific evidence for pain relief as well as for functional improvement. PMID: 32716331 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 29, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Introduction to the thematic issue on stress, pain and the brain.
Authors: Goldberg G, Eapen B, Kamen L PMID: 32675422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The man who used to shrug - one man's lived experience of TBI.
CONCLUSIONS: A relational approach must be key to TBI rehabilitation. PMID: 32675423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Anxiety, depression, and quality of life among subgroups of individuals with acquired brain injury: The role of anxiety sensitivity and experiential avoidance.
The objectives of this observational cohort study were to 1) cluster individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) into subgroups according to their level of anxiety sensitivity (AS) and experiential avoidance (EA), and 2) compare subgroups with respect to anxiety, depression, and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Individuals were recruited from an ABI outpatient clinic in Ontario, Canada and completed comprehensive psychosocial questionnaires. A two-step cluster analysis was performed to identify unique subgroups based on the clustering variables Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI) and Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AA...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Coping strategies and personality traits among individuals with brain injury and depressive symptoms.
The objective of this observational cohort study was to compare coping strategies and personality traits among individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI), based on their level of depression symptoms. METHODS: Participants were recruited from an ABI outpatient clinic in Ontario, Canada. Participants were selected using the following inclusion criteria: 1) diagnosed with an ABI, 2) 18 years of age, and 3) able to read and write in English. Individuals completed the Patient Health Questionnaire 9-item (PHQ-9), Acceptance and Action Questionnaire, Anxiety Sensitivity Index, Adult Dispositional Hope Scale, Big Five Invent...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Predictors of neurobehavioral symptom reporting in a community based sample with mild traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSION: Psychological factors and level of societal participation predicted increased NBS as compared with injury severity and time since injury. PMID: 32675426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Recovering social participation - experience with a relational group intervention for traumatic brain injury patients.
CONCLUSION: As determined by clinical observations and patient reports, the group intervention for social participation has proven to be beneficial. The participants report gaining more understanding of and insight into social situations, nonverbal and verbal communication, as well as affective interactive experience. Practicing social skills in a group situation is inherently self-motivating and encourages a constructive, positive impetus toward greater social participation. Based on our experience with this approach, it appears that this experiential form of group intervention is an effective bridge between structured co...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

A test of the fear avoidance model to predict chronic pain outcomes in a polytrauma sample.
CONCLUSIONS: This study represents the first attempt to examine a complex, theoretical model of pain in a comorbid pain and TBI sample. Findings revealed a strong relationship between this model and pain-related disability that outperforms pain intensity ratings. This model could be used to guide better treatment for comorbid pain and TBI. PMID: 32675428 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Which interventions are effective in preventing falls in people with multiple sclerosis? A Cochrane Review summary with commentary.
CONCLUSIONS: The evidence for any falls prevention interventions in people with MS is sparse and uncertain, and more robust studies are needed. PMID: 32675429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - July 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Efficacy of osteopathic manipulative treatment on postural control in Parkinsonian patients with Pisa syndrome: A pilot randomized placebo-controlled trial.
DISCUSSION: Among PD-PS patients, MIRT plus OMT showed preliminary evidence of postural control and TLF improvement, compared to the control group. PMID: 32538880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Melatonin and dopamine serum level associations with the motor, cognitive, and sleep dysfunctions in patients with Parkinson's disease: A cross-sectional research study.
CONCLUSIONS: Melatonin serum level would serve as a potential biomarker in understanding the PD pathogenesis, and consider the melatonin serum level in the future study related to PD besides to the dopamine serum level. PMID: 32538881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of innovative hip-knee-ankle interlimb coordinated robot training on ambulation, cardiopulmonary function, depression, and fall confidence in acute hemiplegia.
Authors: Park C, Oh-Park M, Dohle C, Bialek A, Friel K, Edwards D, Krebs HI, You JSH Abstract BACKGROUND: While Walkbot-assisted locomotor training (WLT) provided ample evidence on balance and gait improvements, the therapeutic effects on cardiopulmonary and psychological elements as well as fall confidence are unknown in stroke survivors. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to compare the effects of Walkbot locomotor training (WLT) with conventional locomotor training (CLT) on balance and gait, cardiopulmonary and psychological functions and fall confidence in acute hemiparetic stroke. METHODS: Fourteen pat...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Does the right or left hemisphere involvement affect the swallowing in patients with hemiplegia?
CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first study to investigate whether water swallowing performance, deep cervical flexor muscle endurance, and maximum phonation time were affected in right handed patients with unilateral strokes that damaged the right or left hemispheres. In the light of the findings of the study, it was thought that swallowing should be evaluated in detail especially in hemiplegic patients with right hemisphere involvement. There is a need for studies examining the results of swallowing rehabilitation on right or left hemisphere in the hemiplegic individuals. PMID: 32538883 [PubMed - as supplied by publis...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Does self-awareness influence caregiver burden?
Authors: Rubin E, Klonoff P, Perumparaichallai K Abstract BACKGROUND: Caregiver burden is experienced by a significant number of caregivers of survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). It is known that self-awareness can impact functioning following ABI. However, the impact of self-awareness on caregiver burden has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between self-awareness and caregiver burden following ABI. METHODS: We studied 57 patient-caregiver pairs up to 28 years post-discharge from a post-acute comprehensive holistic milieu-oriented neurorehabilitation program. The Mayo-P...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Is cell-based therapy more efficacious for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease than placebo or no treatment? - A Cochrane review summary with commentary.
CONCLUSIONS: The available evidence does not support the use of bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells to treat people with ALS/MND. PMID: 32538885 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Development and proof of concept of immersive virtual reality system to evaluate near and far space neglect in individuals after stroke: A brief report.
CONCLUSIONS: Our proof of concept study indicated the possibility of applying an evaluation system that separates far and near space neglect using iVR. PMID: 32508332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Analyzing the effects of PDSAFEx ™ on the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease: A retrospective study.
Analyzing the effects of PDSAFEx™ on the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease: A retrospective study. NeuroRehabilitation. 2020 May 30;: Authors: Sangarapillai K, Norman BM, Almeida QJ Abstract BACKGROUND: The cardinal motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease (PD) include, postural instability, bradykinesia, tremor and rigidity. The overall Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS-III) indicates, the gold-standard treatment for PD (dopaminergic-therapy) is very effective in improving these symptoms. However, recent research indicated that 2 of the 4 cardinal symptoms of PD (balance and tremo...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Characteristics of proactive balance and gait performance in subacute stroke patients demonstrating varying reactive balance capacity: A research study.
CONCLUSIONS: The moderate correlations between reactive and proactive balance control suggest the recruitment of different neural mechanisms for these two operations, highlighting the importance of assessing and treating reactive balance in clinics. PMID: 32508334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Association between postural patterns of spastic upper extremity and functional independence after TBI and Stroke.
CONCLUSIONS: The postural pattern of the upper limb after a brain injury is related to the patient's functional independence. Specifically, Pattern I tend to co-occur with low independence. PMID: 32508335 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Physical therapy modalities in neurological disorders at developmental age. Assessment of the methodological value of research papers.
CONCLUSION: 1. The evidence showing the effectiveness of the use of physical therapy modalities is mainly of low quality. 2. The Jadad scale is a valuable tool to assess the quality of research, although it does not always reflect the real value in the case children participate in studies. 3. The analyzed studies show that physical therapy modalities are effective in the treatment of children and adolescents with neurological disorders. PMID: 32508336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of physical therapy interventions on balance ability in people with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: The evidence about the effects of the physical therapy interventions in improving the balance ability post-TBI was limited. Further randomized controlled trials strongly warranted to understand the role of physical therapy in patients with TBI who complain from balance deficits. PMID: 32508337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The effects of hemiplegic shoulder pain on upper extremity motor function and proprioception.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of HSP on upper extremity motor function and proprioception. METHODS: A hundred and twenty-two patients with hemiplegia were included in this study. The patients' shoulder pain was evaluated by Visual Analog Scale. According to pain scores, patients were divided into two groups as group with HSP (Group 1, n = 76) and group without HSP (Group 2, n = 46). Upper extremity motor function level and proprioception were assessed by using Fugl Meyer Motor Function Scale and the Laser-pointer Assisted Angle Reproduction Test for the 45°, 60° and 90° of shoulder fle...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Robot-assisted gait training promotes brain reorganization after stroke: A randomized controlled pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate that RAGT can facilitate reorganization in the intact superior temporal, cingulate, and postcentral gyri. Furthermore, early start of RAGT can accelerate bi-hemispheric reorganization in the motor-related brain regions. PMID: 32508339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

The medical avatar and its role in neurorehabilitation and neuroplasticity: A review.
Authors: Mann J Abstract BACKGROUND: One of the most interesting emerging medical devices is the medical avatar- a digital representation of the patient that can be used toward myriad ends, the full potential of which remains to be explored. Medical avatars have been instantiated as telemedical tools used to establish a representation of the patient in tele-space, upon which data about the patient's health can be represented and goals and progress can be visually tracked. Manipulation of the medical avatar has also been explored as a means of increasing motivation and inducing neural plasticity. OBJECTIVE: The ...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Combined effects of backward treadmill training and botulinum toxin type A therapy on gait and balance in patients with chronic stroke: A pilot, single-blind, randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Greater improvement in gait and balance was noted after BTT than after FTT as an adjunct to botulinum toxin therapy in patients with chronic stroke. PMID: 32508341 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation improves severe upper limb paresis in early acute phase stroke survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggested beneficial effects of rPMS on severe UE paresis during early acute phase of stroke. PMID: 32508342 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - June 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Are pharmacological interventions clinically useful to treat emotionalism after  stroke? A cochrane review update summary with commentary.
CONCLUSIONS: The available data suggest that antidepressants may reduce the frequency and severity of crying or laughing episodes in stroke survivors with emotionalism. PMID: 32333559 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 27, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Factors affecting cognition and emotion in  patients with traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Duration of LOC and lesion location are main parameters affecting executive function, everyday memory, and emotion in neuropsychological outcomes following TBI, suggesting that these parameters need to be considered for cognitive rehabilitation interventions. PMID: 32310194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Building the bond: Predictors of the alliance in neurorehabilitation.
DISCUSSION: High levels of depression, however, may be a challenge, and clinicians may need to tailor their clinical skills to ensure a good therapeutic relationship with such patients. To promote engagement, clinicians may also need to provide additional support to patients with lower levels of education, working memory, and episodic memory impairment. PMID: 32310195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Upper limb recovery in early acute phase stroke survivors by coupled EMG-triggered and cyclic neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
CONCLUSIONS: The present study suggested beneficial effects of coupled NMES on UE paresis during early acute phase of stroke. PMID: 32310196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effect of task-oriented circuit training on motor and cognitive performance in patients with multiple sclerosis: A single-blinded randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS: TOCT is quite effective to improve balance and walking in patients with MS. However, further studies are needed to determine the effect of TOCT on cognitive performance. PMID: 32310197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Time course of cognitive training in Parkinson disease.
CONCLUSION: Optimal training duration was relatively short and the IPD group demonstrated the most gain, indicating that cognitive training should be tailored to individual needs. PMID: 32250326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

A systematic review of the impact of obesity on stroke inpatient rehabilitation functional outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: No conclusions could be drawn regarding whether the functional outcome of adults undergoing inpatient stroke rehabilitation differ between individuals with and without obesity. PMID: 32250327 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: NeuroRehabilitation)
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of dynamic core-postural chain stabilization on diaphragm movement, abdominal muscle thickness, and postural control in patients with subacute stroke: A randomized control trial.
Authors: Yoon HS, Cha YJ, You JSH Abstract BACKGROUND: Neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) and Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS)-based exercise is effective for improving core stability and postural control in stroke patients. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of DNS and conventional NDT exercises on diaphragm movement, abdominal muscle thickness, and postural control in stroke patients. METHODS: The participants were randomly allocated into DNS (n = 16) and NDT (n = 15) for 30 minutes each per day, 3 days a week for 4 weeks. Diaphragm movement and abdominal muscle thickness were determined u...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - April 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research