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Frossard Laurent - - 2010
The purpose of this proof-of-concept study was to determine the relevance of direct measurements to monitor the load applied on the osseointegrated fixation of transfemoral amputees during static load bearing exercises. The objectives were (A) to introduce an apparatus using a three-dimensional load transducer, (B) to present a range of ...
Dalichau S - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an outpatient medical rehabilitation (OMR) mainly composed of exercise therapy and sports for patients with asbestosis. Following the model of Hamburg the OMR focuses on keeping up lasting effects. METHODS: In the frame of a pre-experimental study 104 ...
McWilliams D J - - 2009
Our objective was to assess the impact of an outpatient physiotherapy-led rehabilitation programme on exercise capacity and anxiety and depression scores in a cohort of adult intensive care survivors. In a prospective study in a teaching hospital, 38 general intensive care survivors following hospital discharge underwent an established physiotherapy-led outpatient ...
Müller Lionel - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To assess exercise capacity and left ventricular function using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) among patients with chronic heart failure randomized to a residential rehabilitation programme at baseline and six years after participation. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study. SETTING: Residential cardiac rehabilitation centre and community hospital. INTERVENTION: One month of intensive ...
Colizzi Lucio L RAN - Research on Advanced, Neuro-rehabilitation, S. Anna Institute, Via Siris, IT-88900 Crotone, - - 2009
To describe the ARAMIS (Automatic Recovery Arm Motility Integrated System) project, a concept robot applicable in the neuro-rehabilitation of the paretic upper limb after stroke. Methods, results and conclusion: The rationale and engineering of a state-of-the-art, hardware/software integrated robot system, its mechanics, ergonomics, electric/electronics features providing control, safety and suitability ...
Salhi Bihiyga - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation programs improve exercise tolerance, muscle strength, and dyspnea in patients with COPD. The aim of the study was to assess prospectively the effectiveness and feasibility of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with restrictive lung diseases. METHODS: In a prospective, nonrandomized, noncontrolled study, patients with an established diagnosis of ...
Burkow-Heikkinen Lori - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability around the world. The aim of this paper is to introduce the medical community to the importance and benefit of using the expertise available through personal trainers. METHODS: A qualified personal trainer should have ...
Toufan M - - 2009
This cross-sectional study was performed in patients following coronary interventions, to evaluate the effect of cardiac rehabilitation on functional capacity, maximum heart rate on exercise and serum lipid profiles. Consecutive patients after coronary artery intervention randomly referred to cardiac rehabilitation. All patients underwent based exercise tolerance test to define exercise ...
Fern?ndez Alejandro Mu?oz - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and usefulness of a home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients with very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who receive long-term treatment with oxygen. METHODS: A randomized prospective study that included 50 patients with very severe COPD undergoing long-term treatment with oxygen. At the start ...
Zealear David L - - 2009
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Bilateral stimulation of the posterior cricoarytenoid (PCA) muscles offers a physiologic approach to rehabilitate ventilation to a normal level in case of bilateral laryngeal paralysis. The objective was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new generation stimulator in restoring glottal opening, ventilation, and exercise tolerance. STUDY DESIGN: ...
Galvin Rose - - 2009
The study aimed to examine the experience of inpatient physiotherapy intervention delivered after stroke in Ireland from two different perspectives: that of the person with stroke and that of the physiotherapist. A qualitative study was conducted involving semi-structured interviews with 10 people with stroke and two focus groups with 10 ...
Macchi Claudio - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Promoting an active lifestyle through an appropriate physical exercise prescription is one of the major targets of cardiac rehabilitation. However, information on the effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation in promoting lifestyle changes in elderly patients is still scant. DESIGN: In 131 patients over the age of 65 yrs (86 men, ...
Abresch R Ted - - 2009
This paper summarizes the current state of knowledge regarding exercise and neuromuscular diseases/disorders (NMDs) and reviews salient studies in the literature. Unfortunately, there is inadequate evidence in much of the NMDs to make specific recommendations regarding exercise prescriptions. This review focuses on the role of exercise in a few of ...
Robinson Helen J - - 2011
A prospective single blinded randomised controlled trial within a university hospital NHS Trust was undertaken to determine if fast tracking low risk cardiac rehabilitation patients, under the supervision of an exercise instructor, is superior in the medium term to conventional service delivery. 100 low risk cardiac rehabilitation patients were randomised ...
Goldshtrom Yigal - - 2010
Patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI) often present with a multiplicity of dysfunctions making rehabilitation challenging. Patients who have taken part in studies of rehabilitation exercises that incorporated monotonous timed auditory cues (using a metronome) following cerebrovascular events demonstrated improvement in gait and motor functions. The purpose of ...
Bongi Susanna Maddali - - 2009
Rehabilitation may contribute to the management of systemic sclerosis (SSc) dealing with disabilities due to hand involvement. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a rehabilitation programme based on the combination of connective tissue massage and Mc Mennell joint manipulation specifically conceived for SSc patients' hands. ...
Mezzani Alessandro - - 2009
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a methodology that has profoundly affected the approach to patients' functional evaluation, linking performance and physiological parameters to the underlying metabolic substratum and providing highly reproducible exercise capacity descriptors. This study provides professionals with an up-to-date review of the rationale sustaining the use of CPET ...
Hirsch M A - - 2009
For many years, exercise was not a recommended rehabilitation strategy for persons with a diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Since it was believed that exercise had no measurable effect on PD, or might worsen the underlying pathology, it was to be avoided. A rich vein of bench and translational ...
Beling Janna J California State University, Northridge, Department of Physical - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the therapeutic effects of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) and pulmonary rehabilitation on levels of dyspnea during functional activities in patients with diffuse emphysema. Fifteen subjects who had undergone LVRS participated in this study. A visual analog scale (VAS) Activity Dyspnea Scales ...
Magnusson Måns - - 2009
A sudden unilateral loss or impairment of vestibular function causes vertigo, dizziness, and impaired postural function. In most occasions, everyday activities supported or not by vestibular rehabilitation programs will promote a compensation and the symptoms subside. As the compensatory process requires sensory input, matching performed motor activity, both motor learning ...
Tassorelli Cristina - - 2009
Bilateral deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) is an efficacious therapeutic option in the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD). The procedure may be however associated with functional impairment of different types and intensity. In this paper we describe the functional impairments detected in a group of ...
Giorgino Toni - - 2009
Conductive elastomers are a novel strain sensing technology which can be unobtrusively embedded into a garment's fabric, allowing a new type of sensorized cloths for motion analysis. A possible application for this technology is remote monitoring and control of motor rehabilitation exercises. The present work describes a sensorized shirt for ...
Laurent Mourot - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation programs involving immersed exercises are more and more frequently used, with severe cardiac patients as well. DESIGN: This study investigated whether a rehabilitation program including water-based exercises has additional effects on the cardiovascular system compared with a traditional land-based training in heart disease patients. METHODS: Twenty-four male stable ...
Dalgas U - - 2009
The use of physical exercise programmes in the rehabilitation of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been a controversial issue for many years. During the last decade, however, evidence from a number of studies has suggested that exercise is a safe and efficient way to induce improvements in a number ...
Kelln Brent M - - 2009
Range of motion (ROM) exercises are accepted as being an essential part of post-operative knee rehabilitation but there is little research to support this treatment. Our purpose was to determine whether a specific early, active ROM intervention using a bicycle ergometer equipped with an adjustable pedal arm offered measurable benefit ...
Risberg M A - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify changes in clinical outcome and lower extremity biomechanics during walking and hopping in ACL-injured subjects before and after a 20-session neuromuscular and strength training programme. Pre and post experimental design. Outpatient clinic, primary care. 32 subjects with unilateral ACL injury, mean 60 ...
Everett Bronwyn - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Despite the established benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) in improving health outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease, adherence to regular physical activity at recommended levels remains suboptimal. Self-efficacy has been shown to be an important mediator of health behaviour, including exercise. OBJECTIVES: To assess the psychometric properties of Bandura's ...
Giorgino T - - 2009
The aim of this study was to provide a description of a newly-developed remote rehabilitation system that can be employed both at home and in the hospital, supporting motor rehabilitation for post-stroke patients with upper-limb impairment. A garment, which embeds kinesthetic sensors made of a piezoresitive polymer, is provided with ...
Puente-Maestu L - - 2009
The endurance time during constant high work-rate exercise (t(LIM)) is used to assess exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and as an outcome measure for pulmonary rehabilitation. Our study was designed to establish the minimum clinically important difference for the t(LIM). t(LIM) was measured in 105 patients ...
Reinold Michael M - - 2009
The biomechanical analysis of rehabilitation exercises has led to more scientifically based rehabilitation programs. Several investigators have sought to quantify the biomechanics and electromyographic data of common rehabilitation exercises in an attempt to fully understand their clinical indications and usefulness. Furthermore, the effect of pathology on normal shoulder biomechanics has ...
Morris Jacqui H - - 2009
There is now good empirical evidence of physical and functional benefits for individuals with stroke from long-term engagement in a range of physical activities. However, long-term participation of stroke survivors in physical activity after rehabilitation is low, and maximum benefits are not being achieved. This article reviews relevant literature and ...
Soicher, Judith Eileen
In chronically ill adults, involvement in physical activity is associated with reduced mortality and better quality of life. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise training within a pulmonary rehabilitation program leads to improvements in dyspnea, exercise capacity and quality of life measured immediately after the program. These gains diminish ...
Scalvini Simonetta - - 2009
We evaluated the feasibility of a home-based rehabilitation programme, which was designed to resemble an in-hospital rehabilitation programme. Patients who underwent cardiac surgery (EuroSCORE 0-10) followed a one-month home rehabilitation programme supervised by a nurse-tutor and a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy was performed at home with calisthenic exercises and bicycle-ergometer tests. Patients ...
Busch Clemens - - 2009
We have developed a tele-rehabilitation application for training cardiac patients. It uses a modified ergometer bicycle with a set of wireless sensors. While the patient is exercising, the ECG, blood pressure and oxygen-saturation are monitored constantly and automatically. If sensor values exceed pre-defined thresholds, the patient receives an alarm. As ...
Budnick Karen - - 2009
PURPOSE: Current cardiac rehabilitation (CR) evidence was systematically evaluated to identify program components that may yield improvements in physiological and psychosocial outcomes in women. METHODS: A search was conducted in the electronic databases: MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Sport Discus and Cochrane Library. Search terms included women, heart disease, exercise therapy, ...
Batson Glenna - - 2009
Proprioception is a topic of interest within the larger scope of dance pedagogy, science, and rehabilitation. As the science of proprioception changes, approaches to proprioceptive training also change. Thus, proprioceptive training in dance medicine has expanded to include balance protocols. A key concept within these protocols for treatment of lower ...
Rogante Marco - - 2009
A total of 50 patients (affected by traumatic brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis) were treated for one month using a rehabilitation protocol. Rehabilitation could be monitored using a Portable Unit (PU) which could be installed in a patient's home allowing the measurement of kinetic and kinematic variables during exercise. ...
Dunn Susan L - - 2009
PURPOSE: Hopelessness has been associated with a higher risk of fatal and nonfatal coronary heart disease, yet very few studies have examined hopelessness after a cardiac event. This investigation examined hopelessness as an independent predictor of participation in a hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation exercise program. METHODS: A total of 207 patients ...
Wilson F Colin - - 2009
PURPOSE: Members of a regional inter-disciplinary neuro-rehabilitation service took part in simulation exercises aimed at providing insights into the lived experience of those with a neurodisability. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the impact of training on reflective clinical practice. METHOD: A sample of 78 professionals working within ...
Fan Sarah - - 2009
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the clinical outcomes and adverse events among patients with implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) in cardiac rehabilitation programs. METHODS: Data were compared for 42 consecutive patients with ICDs and 42 control patients matched by age, gender, and left ventricular ejection fraction without ICDs and enrolled ...
Lin Chung-Wei Christine - - 2009
There is little scientific evidence to support the usual practice of providing outpatient rehabilitation to patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery (TKR) immediately after discharge from the orthopaedic ward. It is hypothesised that the lack of clinical benefit is due to the low exercise intensity tolerated at this time, with ...
Mattila Jussi J VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere, Finland. - - 2009
Cardiac rehabilitation programs are traditionally carried out in hospitals and health centers under the direct personal supervision of mentoring clinicians. Patient barriers, such as time constraints and distance from treatment centers, have lead to poor uptake of programs among eligible patients. To overcome these barriers, home-based care models have been ...
Franklin B - - 2009
The use of exercise testing has expanded greatly to help guide decisions about medical management and prognosis in a broad spectrum of patients. Numerous epidemiological studies in people with and without documented coronary artery disease have identified a low level of cardiorespiratory fitness as an independent risk factor for all-cause ...
Egger Evelyne - - 2008
BACKGROUND: To study whether symptoms of depression and anxiety would affect changes in exercise capacity and body mass index (BMI) during rehabilitation. DESIGN: Comprehensive cardiac outpatient rehabilitation intervention program. METHODS: We investigated exercise capacity, BMI, and symptoms of depression and anxiety before and after cardiac rehabilitation in 114 patients with ...
Hara Yukihiro - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence, factors, and effects of antiplatelet and anticoagulant agents on sub-acute and chronic ischemic stroke patients during the rehabilitation phase for rates of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) from the perspective for rehabilitation medicine. In this study of 272 patients undergoing rehabilitation ...
Moseley Anne M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: to compare the effects of two different exercise programmes after hip fracture. DESIGN: assessor-blinded randomised controlled trial. SETTING: hospital rehabilitation units, with continued intervention at home. SUBJECTS: 160 people with surgical fixation for hip fracture transferred to inpatient rehabilitation. METHOD: in addition to other rehabilitation strategies, the intervention group ...
Pasqua Franco - - 2009
Most outcomes do not deeply express the degree of disability in patients with respiratory failure (RF) following inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation (IPR). The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of an IPR in patients with confirmed COPD and RF using functional independence measure (FIM) that determines the degree ...
Boyer F C - - 2008
Dizziness and balance disorders are frequent complaints in the general population. Vestibular rehabilitation exercises have been shown to be efficient in controlled studies, provided that a precise, individual diagnosis has previously been made. Depending on the pathology, a subject with a peripheral vestibular pathology can benefit from manoeuvres aiming at ...
Kuhn John E - - 2009
A systematic review of the literature was performed to evaluate the role of exercise in treating rotator cuff impingement and to synthesize a standard evidence-based rehabilitation protocol. Eleven randomized, controlled trials (level 1 and 2) evaluating the effect of exercise in the treatment of impingement were identified. Data regarding demographics, ...
Ownsworth Tamara L - - 2008
Most research investigating the efficacy of neurorehabilitation has focused upon pre- versus post-intervention functioning, which is important for evidence-based practice but overlooks the therapeutic process. Therefore, this qualitative study aimed to investigate a participant's perspective of experiences in therapy throughout an awareness rehabilitation intervention. The participant(CP), a young male with ...
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