Using Noninvasive Calibrated Cuff Plethysmography To Observe The Effects Of Cold-Water Immersion On Arterial Compliance, 2023 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Using Noninvasive Calibrated Cuff Plethysmography To Observe The Effects Of Cold-Water Immersion On Arterial Compliance, Rita M. Grigorian
Biomedical Engineering: Graduate Reports and Projects
As the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases continues to exponentially grow in populations across the globe, the necessity of determining underlying factors, effective methods of diagnoses, and universally available preventive measures also grows. Early detection of endothelial dysfunction, a proven precursor of cardiovascular diseases, can be extremely impactful in encouraging preventative measures and early intervention before medical conditions become chronic. In recent years, ice plunging, a form of cryotherapy involving full body immersion in cold water, has gained popularity within circles of fitness and health practitioners, gaining the interest of people of all backgrounds. Certain parallels observed between the human physiological …
Providing Optimal Resident Sleep Hygiene In Assisted Living Communities; Opportunities For Design And Operation Teams To Collaborate And Share Their Unique Knowledge, 2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Providing Optimal Resident Sleep Hygiene In Assisted Living Communities; Opportunities For Design And Operation Teams To Collaborate And Share Their Unique Knowledge, Beverly Bj Miller
Architecture Masters of Science Program: Theses
Research is emerging relating sleep hygiene to disease pathogenesis including Parkinson's, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and increased cardiovascular risk. The application of circadian science as it relates to human wellness has intensified as a result. The quality of sleep significantly impacts the wellness of residents living in long term care, however sleep hygiene research is lacking in assisted living (AL) communities.
The thesis question inquires; How can operation and design teams collaborate to optimize sleep health for residents in assisted living communities? The research methodology utilized a two-phase process. Phase I identified three AL communities as test sites, providing case studies …
Design Guidelines For Homeless Shelter And Resource Center Site Plans, 2023 Utah State University
Design Guidelines For Homeless Shelter And Resource Center Site Plans, Samuel Johnson
All Graduate Reports and Creative Projects, Fall 2023 to Present
Homelessness is one of the most pressing humanitarian issues facing the country today. Lack of affordable housing, among many other complicating factors, have led to many cities scrambling to find both short-, middle-, and long-term solutions to the issue. The Covid-19 pandemic added a disruption in services, critical record-keeping, and data-gathering, which has further confounded experts looking for an effective path forward. As it stands, there is a significant gap in academic research addressing best practices for shelter site design, particularly as it relates to landscape. The role of landscape and greenspace within and around a shelter is not well …
Preliminary Validation Of The Conditioned Assessment Of Speech Production In Spanish, 2023 Florida International University
Preliminary Validation Of The Conditioned Assessment Of Speech Production In Spanish, Alliete R. Alfano, Tan Li
Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
Purpose: This study focused on the preliminary concurrent validity between the CASP and CASP-S to answer the following questions: (1) Do obtained scores on the CASP-S correlate to the CASP? (2) Do the two assessments categorize children with and without hearing loss similarly in terms of vocal development?
Method: Eighteen Spanish-English bilingual children (12-43 months) participated in this study; 12 had typical hearing; 6 had severe-to-profound hearing loss. During the study, the clinician modeled specified vocalizations over Zoom for the parent to repeat, then the parent imitated the vocalization for the child to repeat. Approximately a week later, the CASP-S …
Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections For Refractory Abdominal Dystonia: A Case Report, 2023 University of Michigan
Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections For Refractory Abdominal Dystonia: A Case Report, William J. Naber Ii, Jodi M. Wilhelm, Kurt A. Kuhlman, Gabriel Howard
Graduate Medical Education Research Journal
Background: A 58-year-old male with chronic bilateral treatment resistant abdominal spasms secondary complications of ascites/ alcoholic cirrhosis. Spasms would occur 4-5 times/day, lasting minutes to hours despite a 2-year course of therapeutic and pharmacological interventions. Due to treatment refraction, 6 uniformly spaced botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections were placed per side, using electromyography for audible intramuscular syringe placement confirmation, while visual confirmation was made via ultrasound. During the initial trial, 6 evenly spaced injections were performed bilaterally, uniformly distributing 80U/side. Injections began bilaterally just medial to the junction of the inferior rib cage border/ anterior axillary line and progressed …
Integrating Glenohumeral Range Of Motion With Dynamic Postural Control For Early Detection Of Elbow Injury Risk In Collegiate Baseball Pitchers: A Preliminary Prospective Case Series, 2023 Chapman University
Integrating Glenohumeral Range Of Motion With Dynamic Postural Control For Early Detection Of Elbow Injury Risk In Collegiate Baseball Pitchers: A Preliminary Prospective Case Series, Brent A. Harper, Luke J. Bailey, Mikayla N. Jones, Joseph Bradley
Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research
Introduction: Medial elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries are common in baseball with increased surgical incidence in pitchers. There is no consensus on which modifiable injury risk metrics or performance screening tools to use to identify at risk collegiate baseball pitchers. Current literature on UCL injury risk has focused on local passive glenohumeral rotational motion with limited forays into more global movement patterns. The aim of this study was to assess possible relationships involving UCL injuries and modifiable local and global motor control performance risk factors. Material and Methods: An observational single cohort case series involving 15 collegiate …
Cardiac Rehabilitation In Abu Dhabi: A Retrospective Investigation Of Program Delivery, Participants, And Factors Associated With Program Completion Utilizing A Hospital Registry, 2023 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Specialist Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Inpatient Therapies and Rehabilitation Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Cardiac Rehabilitation In Abu Dhabi: A Retrospective Investigation Of Program Delivery, Participants, And Factors Associated With Program Completion Utilizing A Hospital Registry, Aaron Heisey Thrush
Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
Objectives: Investigations into the provision of cardiac rehabilitation from the Arabian Gulf countries are rare, despite suffering from an unusually high prevalence of cardiovascular disease. This study reports patient and program characteristics from an exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation program in Abu Dhabi, and factors associated with program completion. Methods: Data was drawn from the institution’s cardiac rehabilitation registry, populated from the electronic medical record of patients enrolled in the hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation program, from 2015 to 2022. The program was administered by physical therapist and nurse specialists and guided by individualized exercise parameters. Completion of the program was defined as attendance …
Flexibility For Intensity Dosing In Lingual Resistance Exercises: A Large Randomized Clinical Trial In Typically Aging Adults As Proof Of Principle, Sarah Szynkiewicz, Teresa Drulia, Lindsay Griffin, Rachel Mulheren, Kelsey Murray, Theresa Lee, Erin Kamarunas
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders - Faculty Scholarship
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of intensity dosing during tongue exercise on tongue pressure generation, adherence, and perceived effort.
Design: This was a five-site, prospective, randomized clinical trial. Outcome measures were obtained across multiple baselines, biweekly during exercise, and 4-weeks post-intervention.
Setting: The general community at each study site. Participants: Typically aging adults between 55–82 years of age with no history of neurological or swallowing disorders. Eighty-four volunteers completed the study.
Interventions: Participants were randomly assigned to one of four exercise groups: (a) maximum intensity/no biofeedback, (b) progressive intensity/no bio- feedback, (c) maximum intensity/biofeedback, …
Spinal Cord Injury: Tissue Bridge Influence On Neurophysiology And Functional Recovery, 2023 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Spinal Cord Injury: Tissue Bridge Influence On Neurophysiology And Functional Recovery, Alyssa I. Canales, Marylu Cabello
Introduction: Spinal cord injuries affect about 300,000 individuals in the United States and cause varying degrees of motor and sensory impairment. The standard of care for those with a spinal cord injury typically involves traditional rehabilitation. Unfortunately, over a year of rehabilitation is often required to achieve meaningful improvements in motor or sensory function. In order to improve rehabilitative efforts for those with spinal cord injury, it is critical to identify biomarkers that could serve as indicators for those who would respond to standard rehabilitation efforts.
Objective: Following spinal cord injury, edema forms around the area of injury in the …
Trends In Length Of Stay: Experience From A Tertiary Care Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit In Saudi Arabia., 2023 King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Trends In Length Of Stay: Experience From A Tertiary Care Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit In Saudi Arabia., Sami Ullah, Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi, Waqas Sami, Amara Ilyas, Sherif Samir Abdelmaksoud Tantawy, Sarah Samir Abdulakarim Alqatari, Hasan Shacfe, Colleen Ann Wunderlich
Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
Background: Pediatric rehabilitation units offer unique challenges due to complex rehabilitation needs of children based on their age group and diagnosis. Length of stay (LOS) is an indirect measure of hospital cost and efficiency of a clinical service and it is important to determine the factors affecting LOS in hospitalized children undergoing inpatient rehabilitation. Methods: Record of 350 children (males: 222, female: 128) who underwent inpatient pediatric rehabilitation program at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh Saudi Arabia during 2011 to 2018 were reviewed. Diagnoses were categorized into cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, non-traumatic brain injury and others. …
The Level Of Functionality Of The Affected Upper Limb In Stroke Patients Depends On The Type Of Therapy Used And The Lateralization Of The Subjects' Body - A Randomized Observational Study., 2023 Military Institute of Medicine - National Research Institute, Warsaw
The Level Of Functionality Of The Affected Upper Limb In Stroke Patients Depends On The Type Of Therapy Used And The Lateralization Of The Subjects' Body - A Randomized Observational Study., Anna Olczak, Marcin Dornowski
Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity
Introduction: Impairment of the functions of the upper limb and hand is a major problem in stroke patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate various therapies in terms of their influence on changes in the activity of the affected, dominant, and non-dominant upper limb in patients after ischemic stroke. Material/Methods: This is a randomized, double-blinded study. The research was carried out in a rehabilitation clinic on a group of 60 stroke patients who were randomly assigned to groups differing in the rehabilitation program. The study group had physiotherapy based on the NDT Bobath concept and the control group …
Programa De Atividade Física Via Telemonitoramento E Capacidade De Exercício Em Pacientes Pediátricos Submetidos A Transplante Renal: Dados Preliminares, 2023 Universidade Federal de Ciências de Saúde de Porto Alegre
Programa De Atividade Física Via Telemonitoramento E Capacidade De Exercício Em Pacientes Pediátricos Submetidos A Transplante Renal: Dados Preliminares, Ana Clara Sobotyk Santos
AMNET XX Conferencia Internacional
Objetivo: avaliar os efeitos de um programa de atividade física via telemonitoramento na capacidade funcional (Shuttle Walk Test – SWT) em pacientes pediátricos após transplante (Tx) renal.
Método: ensaio clínico randomizado em crianças acompanhadas ambulatorialmente em hospital referência no Rio Grande do Sul. O treinamento foi realizado via telemonitoramento, 2 vezes por semana durante 6 semanas. Os pacientes foram randomizados (via software) em GI - treinamento com faixas elásticas; e GC - orientações e exercícios ventilatórios. O pesquisador que realiza as avaliações está cegado.
Resultados: amostra preliminar de 21 pacientes (9 no GI e 12 no GC). A idade média …
Association Of Fall-Related Injuries And Different Diagnoses In Older Adults Of Ontario: A Machine Learning Approach, Sorour Rostampour
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among older adults in Canada. This study aimed to identify the most informative diagnostic categories associated with fall-related injuries (FRIs) using three machine learning algorithms: decision tree, random forest, and extreme gradient boosting tree (XGBoost). Secondary data from two Ontario health administrative databases (NACRS, DAD) covering the period 2006-2015 were analyzed. Older adults (aged ≥ 65 years) who sought treatment for FRIs in emergency departments (ED) or hospitals, as indicated by Canadian version of the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10-CA) codes for falls …
Early Mobilization In Critical Care: A Benchmark Study, 2023 University of Texas at Tyler
Early Mobilization In Critical Care: A Benchmark Study, Monica Paige Voelkel
MSN Capstone Projects
Critically ill patients often have complex injuries to multiple organ systems creating barriers to mobilization and a decrease in functional status (Bergbower et al., 2020). Early mobilization (EM) in hospitalized patients has shown to improve patient outcomes and decrease length of stay (LOS) (Bergbower et al., 2020). The link between EM and LOS is one that warrants further investigation with the PICOT question: In critically ill patients (P), how does early mobilization (I), compared to standard mobility (C) improve patient outcomes (O) over a three-month period (T)? The purpose of this paper is to discuss the rationale for the benchmark …
Accommodated Gymnastics Program For Atypically Developing Children, 2023 Nova Southeastern University
Accommodated Gymnastics Program For Atypically Developing Children, Ashtin Callahan
Department of Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Capstone Projects
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Educating On The Impact Of Gravitational Insecurity In Children With Sensory Processing Disorder, 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Educating On The Impact Of Gravitational Insecurity In Children With Sensory Processing Disorder, Amber Pierce, Lisa Griggs-Stapleton, Elizabeth Mcbride
Summer 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium
Gravitational insecurity impacts 15-21% of children with sensory processing disorder, yet little to no research is available on the topic. Therefore, a program was created to provide education to therapists and therapy students in order to better provide education on the topic to others.
Similarity Of Prosody Between Speech And Singing: A Methodological Study, 2023 Bowling Green State University
Similarity Of Prosody Between Speech And Singing: A Methodological Study, Jessica Stewart, Ronald Scherer, Geoffrey Stephenson
Background: People with neurogenic communication disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Aphasia have language and speech abilities that are characterized by disturbances in speech prosody: abnormal variations of the intonation, stress, and duration of speech. Singing has been used as a therapeutic approach to help regulate and normalize prosody; however, little is known about how to best use the prosody of singing to meet the speech needs of different neuro pathologies. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify how the spoken and musical prosody of simple songs compare on measures of intensity, intonation, and duration as well as …
Effects Of Static Versus Dynamic Cupping On Ankle Dorsiflexion, 2023 Northern Michigan University
Effects Of Static Versus Dynamic Cupping On Ankle Dorsiflexion, Alexandria N. Schaub
All NMU Master's Theses
PURPOSE: Cupping therapy involves lifting and separating fascial tissue to facilitate stretching and promote blood flow. Although cupping is a common treatment modality for pain, studies are inconsistent in regards to whether cupping improves other outcomes, like range of motion. Possessing a limited range of motion can lead to musculoskeletal injury. The aim of this research is to determine the acute effect of different methods of cupping therapy on ankle dorsiflexion. METHODS: A total of 35 healthy adults (age: 22.1±4.52 years) with an average ankle ROM of 34.68±4.22° at baseline were included in the study. Participants were randomly …
Functional Outcomes Of The Graduated Length Prosthetic Protocol For Bilateral Transfemoral Amputee Prosthetic Rehabilitation, 2023 Concordia University St. Paul
Functional Outcomes Of The Graduated Length Prosthetic Protocol For Bilateral Transfemoral Amputee Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Mackenzie Pipes
Master of Science in Kinesiology
The aim of this paper was to evaluate the functional outcomes of the Graduated Length Prosthetic Protocol (GLPP) in individuals with bilateral transfemoral amputations. The GLPP is a rehabilitation program designed to facilitate a successful transition to full-length prostheses, enhance independence, and improve functional outcomes for bilateral transfemoral amputees. This study utilized a prospective design to assess the effectiveness of the GLPP compared to traditional rehabilitation strategies.
Literature was reviewed to determine the current limitations in research regarding bilateral transfemoral amputee prosthetic rehabilitation. The Concordia University St. Paul online library was utilized to obtain access to current published research. Studies …
Aerobic Exercise Terhadap Peningkatan Endurance Pada Pasien Penyakit Jantung Koroner Dengan Pemeriksaan 6mwt : Studi Kasus, 2023 Politeknik Kesehatan Hermina
Aerobic Exercise Terhadap Peningkatan Endurance Pada Pasien Penyakit Jantung Koroner Dengan Pemeriksaan 6mwt : Studi Kasus, Dela Fariha Fuadi, Andrew Wijaya Saputra, Nabilla Nur Awaliah Dzatikhulwani
Jurnal Fisioterapi Terapan Indonesia or Indonesian Journal of Applied Physiotherapy
Background: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a condition in which the heart's blood vessels (coronary arteries) are blocked by fat deposits. Based on data from Riskesdas (2018) it is revealed that cases of heart and blood vessel disease in Indonesia are increasing every year, increasing the mortality rate. This is due to the presence of risk factors that support the emergence of coronary heart disease. Objective: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the evaluation of aerobic exercise to increase endurance in patients with coronary heart disease by examining 6MWT. Method: This research is in the form of a …