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Gait disturbances and movement restrictions occur frequently in Parkinson's disease. Patient-centered monitoring with objective aids in the patient's daily life, supports and promotes therapy decisions made by physicians and patients. Technical, sensor-based monitoring has the potential to generate objective target parameters at any point in time during therapy (patient journey), representing the state of health and its progression, and to make this information available to physicians and patients via telemedical data management. In this study, the gait analysis system "Mobile GaitLab Home 2.0", consisting of sensors for gait data acquisition, a smartphone application for study participants (Mobile GaitLab app) and a web portal for physicians (Mobile GaitLab portal) is used for data collection. The research question is divided into three sub-objectives: First, the study explores and tests how technically generated parameters of sensor-based gait analysis can map the symptom "bradykinesis". The second goal is the explorative investigation of how a tele-health service support with low-threshold access to medical professionals, can be integrated into the care process. The third goal is the implementation evaluation of the technological developments. Here, it is examined to determine the extent to which the implementation of gait data and patient feedback (PROMs) in the patient-centered care process within the framework of clinical decision support contributes to early gait-associated therapy optimization and thus improves the general health of patients and how initial indications of positive care effects for patients can be derived. During a 60-day observation phase, study participants use the gait analysis system, which records their gait pattern throughout the day and collects data via the Mobile GaitLab app. Study participants are asked to perform standardized gait tests in the home environment several times a day, in addition to continuous measurements during the awake phase. Frequency of data collection is controlled by Mobile GaitLab Home 2.0 and can be flexibly adjusted to the study participant's health status and therapy. The Mobile GaitLab app uses questionnaires to record data on gait safety, activity, general well-being, and events relevant to the disease. An evaluation of these data (PROMs) and the results from the gait analyses, are visualized for the study participants via the Mobile GaitLab app.
The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) (Bioness Inc. Valencia, CA) Touch Screen is an FDA approved device comprised of an interactive touchscreen and diverse program options to challenge patients through the use of visual motor activities, visual and auditory processing, cognitive skills, and endurance training. The purpose of this study is to enroll a small group of adults currently undergoing inpatient rehabilitation, who were admitted for an acute neurological event and present with an acute neurological visual field impairment. The primary objective is to compare any increase in visual field awareness using a prescribed regimen consisting of conventional vision exercises compared with a regimen using BITS touch screen technology. Participants will be alternately assigned into "A" and "B" groups upon enrollment. The control group "A" will be prescribed conventional (table top, pen and paper) vision interventions provided by an occupational therapist and will receive pre- and post- assessment of visual field awareness. Treatment group "B" will include a prescribed regimen with use of BITS touch screen technology. Group B participants will receive the same pre- and post- assessment of visual field awareness as Group A participants. The hypothesis is that incorporation of the BITS touch screen technology, being more interactive, will result in better outcomes for visual field awareness. This is an unblinded quasi-randomized control trial that will determine best treatment intervention for visual field impairment. Safety will be measured by the number of reported adverse events. The study period will include 6 sessions per participant, conducted at one site, with the objective of enrolling at least 30 participants to have 15 participants in each study group.
To assess the long-term safety and tolerability of XEN496 in pediatric subjects with KCNQ2 developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (KCNQ2-DEE) who had participated in the primary study (XPF-009-301).
A Multi-Center, Phase II, Randomized, Double-Blind, Prospective, Active Placebo-Controlled Trial of Sub-Anesthetic Intravenous Infusion of Ketamine to Treat Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia in Subjects with Parkinson's Disease.
Robot-assisted gait training (RAGT) improves the gait ability of children with cerebral palsy, and can provide treatment plans and guidelines through changed records of various gait variables. There is a lack of concrete explanations or arguments for gait speed, weight support ratio, support force, joint angle, etc. that can be set in the RAGT system, and intervention intensity for an appropriate intervention program has not been presented. Therefore, in this study, we would like to suggest clinically effective interventions for children with cerebral palsy in the second stage of the gross motor function classification system (GMFCS) by identifying gait variables according to differences in gait speed during RAGT.
The purpose of this study is to establish the feasibility of a 4-week lower extremity telerehabilitation protocol with aims to improve lower extremity function and compare its effectiveness to a 4-week attention-controlled education program on lower extremity clinical outcomes, quality of life, and healthcare resources utilization among community dwelling adults with stroke across Canada.
Rehabilitation technology is more and more implemented in conventional therapy to increase the dosage of therapy and/or increase patient's motivation towards therapy. In orthopedic as well as neurological rehabilitation it is important to exercise with enough intensity and repetitions to improve functional performance in activities of daily life, and consequently quality of life. At the moment, not all (rehabilitation) technologies are adapted towards the wishes and needs of both patients and therapists for everyday use in the clinical setting. Also, not all technologies are fit for independent use by the patients. Researcher of PXL have developed a Kinect-based system (i.e. i-ACT) for rehabilitation and performed supervised research with i-ACT in neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and older adults. Within this research, patients will exercise with i-ACT under supervision of their therapist during weekdays, but in the weekends they will be motivated by the medical staff to perform their exercises with i-ACT. The medical staff will be present for safety reasons, but the patient is asked to use and exercise with i-ACT as independent as possible. The aim of this research is to explore to which extend i-ACT is suitable for semi-independent use by patients in orthopedic or neurological rehabilitation.
The objective of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic and functional gains of a myoelectric elbow-wrist-hand orthosis for adult individuals with upper limb impairments using repeated measures studies that combines both gross motion and quantitative function outcome measures.
Fute (Flupentixol) combined with MARTAs (Multiple-Acting Receptor Targeted Antipsychotics) drugs has its clinical efficacy toward positive symptoms and might reduce the metabolic syndrome-related factors in patients. This study is the first clinical trial to explore the treatment of patients with flupentixol combined with MARTAs. However, due to research limitations, the number of patients who participated in the clinical trial is small, and it depends on subsequent larger-scale clinical trials for more in-depth verification.
Reaching active aging makes it important to implement new methods affecting the biological age of a person. Biochemical parameters of a blood test are aging biomarkers that are ones of the most accessible for testing. We know that, with age, there is increase in levels of LDL, triglycerides, homocysteine and other biomarkers relating the body state. Methods of extracorporeal hemocorrection showed good results in this area. For instance, the use of plasmapheresis is very effective during prophylaxis, treatment and rehabilitation after various diseases/injuries. The main effects of plasmapheresis are related to removal of endo- and exotoxins, including products of lipid peroxidation, and to draining effect as a result of a heavy flow of interstitial fluid containing products of pathometabolism into the blood stream within concentration gradient (by "dynamic equilibrium" in concentration of different substances in intracellular, interstitial and intravascular compartments). These effects are also related to release of receptors, their sensitization to their own neurohumoral regulation mechanisms, to insulin, in particular (as consequences, lower glucose tolerance, lower substrate glycation).