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Reliability of the Berg Balance Scale and Balance Master Limits of Stability Tests for Individuals with Brain Injury

Reliability of the Berg Balance Scale and Balance Master Limits of Stability Tests for Individuals with Brain Injury Newstead, Ann H ABSTRACT Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of 2 measurement tools used to examine balance in persons with brain injury. Methods: Five participants (ages 20-32) were recruited from […]

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Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles of pharmacology and drug therapy

Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles of pharmacology and drug therapy Flynn, Edward J ABSTRACT Pharmacology is the study of interactions between chemicals and living tissue and provides the rational basis for therapeutics. In order to deliver the appropriate amount of drug for a reasonable length of time to achieve desired beneficial effects while minimizing adverse effects, […]

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President’s Report

President’s Report Riolo, Lisa John Updike has said, “The cold has the philosophical value of reminding men that the universe does not love us.”1 Although his essay appears to protest the bitterness of cold winter temperatures, Updike actually unveils the benefits of cold weather as it brings us indoors to seek companionship, creativity, and personal […]

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Depressive disorders following stroke: Diagnostic and pharmacotherapeutic considerations

Depressive disorders following stroke: Diagnostic and pharmacotherapeutic considerations Schleifer, Steven J ABSTRACT Rehabilitation following stroke is often complicated by the presence of clinical depressive disorders, with a prevalence as high as 40%. Such disorders, which may be more common in patients with left prefrontal lesions, may emerge gradually during the months after stroke and may […]

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President’s Report

President’s Report Riolo, Lisa SECTION BUSINESS As you read this issue of Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, the news of the devastating tsunami that has caused such tragedy in Southeast Asia seems like old news. But as I write this message to you in preparation of publishing this issue, the news is still horrifically current. […]

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Combined Functional Task Practice and Dynamic High Intensity Resistance Training Promotes Recovery of Upper-extremity Motor Function in Post-stroke Hemiparesis: A Case Study

Combined Functional Task Practice and Dynamic High Intensity Resistance Training Promotes Recovery of Upper-extremity Motor Function in Post-stroke Hemiparesis: A Case Study Patten, Carolynn ABSTRACT Background and Purpose. Weakness is a significant impairment in persons with post-stroke hemiparesis, yet traditional clinical perspectives caution against strengthening in neurological populations. Significant correlations between weakness and functional movement […]

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The Effect of Different Training Parameters

Locomotor Training with Body Weight Support after Stroke: The Effect of Different Training Parameters Fulk, George D ABSTRACT Background and Purpose: There is growing evidence that body weight support (BWS) gait training appears to be an effective intervention for enhancing locomotor recovery after stroke. The most effective training methods for implementing this intervention have not […]