The Montreal Cognitive Assessment detects cognitive deficits that go unnoticed during clinical observation in the acute phase after stroke
CONCLUSIONS: The MoCA detects more cognitive deficits than clinical impression alone, emphasizing the importance of standard screening for cognitive impairments in acute stroke patients. Ultimately, systematic screening may enhance discharge planning and improve long-term outcomes.PMID:38615342 | DOI:10.1080/02699052.2024.2341039 (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - April 14, 2024 Category: Neurology Authors: Annemarie P M Stiekema Lara W A Vreven River S O Hummel Anne S Mott Sasha J G M Verrijt Rachel Chin Kwie Joe Nakhar í A S Alberto Pawan K Ravindran Chiara Thommes Anouk van der Kwaak Julie Staals Caroline M van Heugten Source Type: research

Perspectives of people with myasthenia gravis on physical activity and experience of physical activity advice from health professionals in the Australian context: a qualitative study
CONCLUSION: People with MG have unique barriers and enablers to physical activity engagement that clinicians should consider when providing physical activity behaviour change support to this population.PMID:38613411 | DOI:10.1080/09638288.2024.2338877 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - April 13, 2024 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tahlia Alsop Marianna Cassimatis Katrina L Williams Sjaan R Gomersall Source Type: research

Physical performance tests have excellent reliability in frail and non-frail patients with prostate cancer
CONCLUSIONS: The 2MWT, TUG, and FTSST showed excellent reliability in frail and non-frail older adults with PC which can be used to assess physical performance.PMID:38613370 | DOI:10.1080/09638288.2024.2340703 (Source: Disability and Rehabilitation)
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - April 13, 2024 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Özlem Feyzioğlu Selvi Din çer Ay şem Ecem Özdemir Özgül Öztürk Source Type: research

Bioelectrical impedance phase angle and nutritional status in children with intestinal failure on prolonged parenteral nutrition
CONCLUSION: Children with IF using prolonged PN showed lower W/A and H/A compared to the control group, but without significant difference between the PhA of children with IF compared to controls.PMID:38614136 | DOI:10.1016/j.jped.2023.12.006 (Source: Jornal de Pediatria)
Source: Jornal de Pediatria - April 13, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Vict ória A Alves Juliana M Giesta Vera L Bosa Helena A S Goldani Source Type: research

Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Intrathecal Morphine or Intercostal Levobupivacaine in Lung Cancer Patients after Major Lung Resection Surgery by Videothoracoscopy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: ITM can be considered an adequate and satisfactory regional technique for the control of acute postoperative pain in VATS, compatible with the multimodal rehabilitation and early discharge protocols used in these types of surgeries.PMID:38610735 | DOI:10.3390/jcm13071972 (Source: Cancer Control)
Source: Cancer Control - April 13, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Silvia Gonz ález-Santos Borja Mugabure Manuel Granell Borja Aguinagalde Iker J L ópez Ainhoa Aginaga Inmaculada Zubelzu Haritz Iraeta Jon Zabaleta Jose Miguel Izquierdo Nuria Gonz ález-Jorrín Cristina Sarasqueta Alejandro Herreros-Pomares Source Type: research

Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Intrathecal Morphine or Intercostal Levobupivacaine in Lung Cancer Patients after Major Lung Resection Surgery by Videothoracoscopy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: ITM can be considered an adequate and satisfactory regional technique for the control of acute postoperative pain in VATS, compatible with the multimodal rehabilitation and early discharge protocols used in these types of surgeries.PMID:38610735 | DOI:10.3390/jcm13071972 (Source: Clinical Lung Cancer)
Source: Clinical Lung Cancer - April 13, 2024 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Silvia Gonz ález-Santos Borja Mugabure Manuel Granell Borja Aguinagalde Iker J L ópez Ainhoa Aginaga Inmaculada Zubelzu Haritz Iraeta Jon Zabaleta Jose Miguel Izquierdo Nuria Gonz ález-Jorrín Cristina Sarasqueta Alejandro Herreros-Pomares Source Type: research

Social Isolation/loneliness and Mobility Disability Among Older Adults
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review was to investigate how mobility disabilities are related to the current problems of social isolation and loneliness among older adults. Additionally, this review aimed to suggest important perspectives that should be considered in the field of rehabilitation when considering preventive strategies for social isolation and loneliness among older adults.Recent FindingsSocial isolation and loneliness lead to major health problems and serious socioeconomic issues. Therefore, the establishment of strategies to understand the mechanisms of social isolation and loneliness and to ...
Source: Current Geriatrics Reports - April 13, 2024 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Applying exercise capacity and physical activity as single vs. composite endpoints for trials of cardiac rehabilitation interventions: Rationale, use-case, and a blueprint method for sample size calculation.
To conceptualise a composite primary endpoint for parallel-group RCTs of exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation interventions, and to explore its application and statistical efficiency. (Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - April 13, 2024 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Anna Eleonora Carrozzo, Veronique Cornelissen, Arne C. Bathke, Jomme Claes, Josef Niebauer, Georg Zimmermann, Gunnar Treff, Stefan Tino Kulnik Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Sensors, Vol. 24, Pages 2496: Ubiquitous Gait Analysis through Footstep-Induced Floor Vibrations
Noh Quantitative analysis of human gait is critical for the early discovery, progressive tracking, and rehabilitation of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and cerebral palsy. Gait analysis typically involves estimating gait characteristics, such as spatiotemporal gait parameters and gait health indicators (e.g., step time, length, symmetry, and balance). Traditional methods of gait analysis involve the use of cameras, wearables, and force plates but are limited in operational requirements when applied in daily life, such as direct line-of-sight, carrying devi...
Source: Sensors - April 13, 2024 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Yiwen Dong Hae Young Noh Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 21, Pages 475: Addressing the Rehabilitation Needs of Women Experiencing Infertility in Ethiopia: Time for Action
In conclusion, it is essential to strengthen the policies around infertility, incorporate rehabilitation services in fertility care, and view infertility as a disabling condition for women who experience it in Ethiopia. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Bilen Mekonnen Araya Maria P. Velez Kassahun Alemu Gelaye Silke Dyer Heather M. Aldersey Tags: Article Source Type: research

The effect of physical therapy and mechanical stimulation on dysfunction of lower extremities after total pelvic exenteration in cervical carcinoma patient with rectovesicovaginal fistula induced by radiotherapy: a case report
ConclusionStandardized physical therapy demonstrates the effect on postoperative complications after total pelvic exenteration and pelvic lymphadenectomy. This supports the necessity of multidisciplinary cooperation and early physiotherapy intervention. Further research is needed to determine the causes of thrombosis after standardized intervention, and more randomized controlled trials are needed to investigate the efficacy of physical therapy after total pelvic exenteration. (Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports)
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - April 13, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

User opinions about connected pressure detection systems to prevent wheelchair-related pressure injuries: an exploratory cross-sectional survey
In conclusion, pressure detecting systems were perceived as useful to prevent pressure injuries by both manual and power wheelchair users. Work is needed to inform potential users of the existence of such systems.PMID:38607290 | DOI:10.1080/10400435.2024.2335944 (Source: Assistive Technology)
Source: Assistive Technology - April 12, 2024 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Elise A Dupitier Antoine P Perrier Pascal Lafor êt Samuel D Pouplin Source Type: research

Different montages of transcranial direct current stimulation on postural stability in chronic low back pain patients: A randomized sham-controlled study
CONCLUSION: Based on the results, both a-tDCS and c-tDCS over the DLPFC had positive effects on postural control during cognitive postural tasks in CLBP patients with HPA.PMID:38607747 | DOI:10.3233/BMR-230229 (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 12, 2024 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Mona Masoudi Fatemeh Ehsani Rozita Hedayati Mona Ramezani Shapour Jaberzadeh Source Type: research

Effects of anti-osteoporosis treatment in elderly patients with osteoporosis and lumbar discectomy and fusion
CONCLUSION: In elderly patients with LIF and osteoporosis, anti-osteoporosis therapy could reduce bone resorption and thus facilitate fusion. Anti-osteoporosis medication tends to enhance radiological, functional, and fusion short-term outcomes.PMID:38607748 | DOI:10.3233/BMR-230381 (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 12, 2024 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tao Shi Fenyong Shou Qun Xia Tao Zhang Donghui Teng Wanli Jing Qiang Zhou Source Type: research

Assessment of lower limb proprioception after fibula free flap harvest: A pilot study
CONCLUSION: The study revealed that the patients exhibited proprioceptive disturbances in both lower limbs at postoperative month 1. The proprioceptive function gradually improved over time, with a gradual decrease in donor site complications.PMID:38607749 | DOI:10.3233/BMR-230436 (Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - April 12, 2024 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Nannan Zhang Jianmin Chen Zhiyong Wang Jun Ni Source Type: research