upper extremity

Summary

Summary: The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Effect of constraint-induced movement therapy on upper extremity function 3 to 9 months after stroke: the EXCITE randomized clinical trial
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    JAMA 296:2095-104. 2006
  2. ncbi Chronic upper extremity pain and co-occurring symptoms in a general population
    Christina Gummesson
    Hassleholm Kristianstad Hospitals, Kristianstad University, Lund, Sweden
    Arthritis Rheum 49:697-702. 2003
  3. ncbi Effects of a workplace physical exercise intervention on the intensity of headache and neck and shoulder symptoms and upper extremity muscular strength of office workers: a cluster randomized controlled cross-over trial
    Tuulikki Sjögren
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35, FIN 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Pain 116:119-28. 2005
  4. ncbi Upper limb asymmetries in the matching of proprioceptive versus visual targets
    Daniel J Goble
    Division of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 1402 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2013, USA
    J Neurophysiol 99:3063-74. 2008
  5. ncbi The influence of age and physical activity on upper limb proprioceptive ability
    Diane E Adamo
    Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 17:272-93. 2009
  6. ncbi Epidemiologic surveillance of upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders in the working population
    Yves Roquelaure
    Laboratory of Ergonomics and Occupational Health, CHU, Angers, France
    Arthritis Rheum 55:765-78. 2006
  7. ncbi Lymphedema after breast cancer: incidence, risk factors, and effect on upper body function
    Sandra C Hayes
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 26:3536-42. 2008
  8. ncbi Exercises for paretic upper limb after stroke: a combined virtual-reality and telemedicine approach
    Lamberto Piron
    1IRCCS San Camillo Hospital Venezia, Venezia, Italy
    J Rehabil Med 41:1016-102. 2009
  9. ncbi Do human bipeds use quadrupedal coordination?
    Volker Dietz
    ParaCare, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Neurosci 25:462-7. 2002
  10. pmc Active range of motion predicts upper extremity function 3 months after stroke
    Justin A Beebe
    Washington University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Stroke 40:1772-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications280 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Effect of constraint-induced movement therapy on upper extremity function 3 to 9 months after stroke: the EXCITE randomized clinical trial
    Steven L Wolf
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    JAMA 296:2095-104. 2006
    ..suggest that a 2-week program of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) for patients more than 1 year after stroke who maintain some hand and wrist movement can improve upper extremity function that persists for at least 1 year.
  2. ncbi Chronic upper extremity pain and co-occurring symptoms in a general population
    Christina Gummesson
    Hassleholm Kristianstad Hospitals, Kristianstad University, Lund, Sweden
    Arthritis Rheum 49:697-702. 2003
    To estimate the prevalence of self reported chronic upper extremity pain associated with physical impairment in a general population, and its co-occurrence with chronic upper extremity numbness or tingling and chronic pain at other ..
  3. ncbi Effects of a workplace physical exercise intervention on the intensity of headache and neck and shoulder symptoms and upper extremity muscular strength of office workers: a cluster randomized controlled cross-over trial
    Tuulikki Sjögren
    Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, P O Box 35, FIN 40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland
    Pain 116:119-28. 2005
    ..1) (P=0.001) or 4% (95% CI 1-6). The intervention had no effect on the intensity of shoulder symptoms or the flexion strength of the upper extremities. Specific exercise may be clinically important to alleviate headache and neck symptoms...
  4. ncbi Upper limb asymmetries in the matching of proprioceptive versus visual targets
    Daniel J Goble
    Division of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 1402 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2013, USA
    J Neurophysiol 99:3063-74. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi The influence of age and physical activity on upper limb proprioceptive ability
    Diane E Adamo
    Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 17:272-93. 2009
    ..Performing tasks specific to the upper limbs may reduce age-related declines in proprioception...
  6. ncbi Epidemiologic surveillance of upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders in the working population
    Yves Roquelaure
    Laboratory of Ergonomics and Occupational Health, CHU, Angers, France
    Arthritis Rheum 55:765-78. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi Lymphedema after breast cancer: incidence, risk factors, and effect on upper body function
    Sandra C Hayes
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 26:3536-42. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi Exercises for paretic upper limb after stroke: a combined virtual-reality and telemedicine approach
    Lamberto Piron
    1IRCCS San Camillo Hospital Venezia, Venezia, Italy
    J Rehabil Med 41:1016-102. 2009
    ..Telerehabilitation enables a remotely controlled programme to be used to treat motor deficits in post-stroke patients. The effects of this telerehabilitation approach were compared with traditional motor rehabilitation methods...
  9. ncbi Do human bipeds use quadrupedal coordination?
    Volker Dietz
    ParaCare, Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, University Hospital Balgrist, Forchstrasse 340, 8008 Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Neurosci 25:462-7. 2002
    ..The persistence of such movement control has consequences for rehabilitation and the applicability of animal research to human patients with spinal cord injury...
  10. pmc Active range of motion predicts upper extremity function 3 months after stroke
    Justin A Beebe
    Washington University, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Stroke 40:1772-9. 2009
    After stroke, 80% of patients experience acute paresis of the upper extremity and only approximately one-third achieve full functional recovery...
  11. ncbi Feasibility of iterative learning control mediated by functional electrical stimulation for reaching after stroke
    A M Hughes
    School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 23:559-68. 2009
    ....
  12. ncbi Effectiveness of botulinum toxin A for upper and lower limb spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a summary of evidence
    Marissa Barlaan Lukban
    Department of Pediatrics and Neurosciences, University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
    J Neural Transm 116:319-31. 2009
    ....
  13. ncbi Task-specific training: evidence for and translation to clinical practice
    Isobel J Hubbard
    Acute Stroke Unit, John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Newcastle, and The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    Occup Ther Int 16:175-89. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi Mirror neurons: action observation treatment as a tool in stroke rehabilitation
    M Franceschini
    Department of Neurorehabilitation, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 46:517-23. 2010
    ..The observation of actions performed by others activate in an observer the same neural structures (including mirror neurons) as when he/she actually performs the same actions...
  15. ncbi Rat models of upper extremity impairment in stroke
    Jeffrey A Kleim
    Department of Neuroscience, McKnight Brain Institute, 100 South Newell Drive, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    ILAR J 48:374-84. 2007
    Stroke remains the leading cause of adult disability, with upper extremity motor impairments being the most prominent functional deficit in surviving stroke victims...
  16. ncbi Telerehabilitation using a virtual environment improves upper extremity function in patients with stroke
    Maureen K Holden
    Department of Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 15:36-42. 2007
    ..Results of the clinical study on subjects with stroke showed significant improvements in upper extremity function following 30 1-h VE treatment sessions as measured by three standard clinical tests: Fugl-Meyer test ..
  17. ncbi Reliability and limits of agreement of circumferential, water displacement, and optoelectronic volumetry in the measurement of upper limb lymphedema
    T Deltombe
    Department of Physical Medicine, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires de Mont Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium
    Lymphology 40:26-34. 2007
    ..Additionally, the limits of agreement must be taken into account when determining the response of a patient to treatment...
  18. ncbi Indocyanine green-enhanced lymphography for upper extremity lymphedema: a novel severity staging system using dermal backflow patterns
    Takumi Yamamoto
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Plast Reconstr Surg 128:941-7. 2011
    ..Indocyanine green lymphography is becoming a method of choice for evaluation of lymphedema...
  19. ncbi Goal attainment scaling in the evaluation of treatment of upper limb spasticity with botulinum toxin: a secondary analysis from a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial
    Lynne Turner-Stokes
    King s College London School of Medicine, London, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ, United Kingdom
    J Rehabil Med 42:81-9. 2010
    ..To examine goal attainment scaling for evaluation of treatment for upper limb post-stroke spasticity with botulinum toxin-A...
  20. ncbi ''Playstation eyetoy games'' improve upper extremity-related motor functioning in subacute stroke: a randomized controlled clinical trial
    G Yavuzer
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 44:237-44. 2008
    To evaluate the effects of ''Playstation EyeToy Games'' on upper extremity motor recovery and upper extremity-related motor functioning of patients with subacute stroke.
  21. ncbi Repetitive, negligible force reaching in rats induces pathological overloading of upper extremity bones
    Ann E Barr
    Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 18:2023-32. 2003
    ..These findings indicate pathological overloading leading to inflammation and subsequent bone resorption...
  22. ncbi Motor assessment of upper extremity function and its relation with fatigue, cognitive function and quality of life in multiple sclerosis patients
    Nuray Yozbatiran
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
    J Neurol Sci 246:117-22. 2006
    The aim of this study was to assess the motor function of upper extremity and its relation with fatigue, cognitive function and quality of life in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients.
  23. pmc A functional threshold for long-term use of hand and arm function can be determined: predictions from a computational model and supporting data from the Extremity Constraint-Induced Therapy Evaluation (EXCITE) Trial
    Nicolas Schweighofer
    Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the School of Dentistry, and Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Phys Ther 89:1327-36. 2009
    ..A previous neurocomputational model predicted that if the dose of therapy is sufficient to bring performance above a certain threshold, training can be stopped...
  24. ncbi Age-related differences in upper limb proprioceptive acuity
    Diane E Adamo
    University of Michigan, Division of Kinesiology, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2213, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:1297-309. 2007
    ..This novel matching paradigm provided a sensitive means of manipulating the demands of the task and may be an effective method for as sessing both cognitive and sensorimotor declines associated with aging...
  25. ncbi Gender adjustment or stratification in discerning upper extremity musculoskeletal disorder risk?
    Barbara Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington, United States
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:113-26. 2009
    ..The aim was to explore whether "adjustment" for gender masks important exposure differences between men and women in a study of rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and work exposures...
  26. ncbi Priming the motor system enhances the effects of upper limb therapy in chronic stroke
    Cathy M Stinear
    Movement Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain 131:1381-90. 2008
    ..We speculate that APBT may have facilitated plastic reorganization in the brain in response to motor therapy. The utility of APBT as an adjuvant to physical therapy warrants further consideration...
  27. ncbi Prognostic indicators for non-recovery of non-traumatic complaints at arm, neck and shoulder in general practice--6 months follow-up
    A Feleus
    Department of General Practice, Room Ff 320, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:169-76. 2007
    ..To identify predictors of non-recovery in non-traumatic complaints at the arm, neck and shoulder in general practice 6 months after the first consultation...
  28. ncbi Classification systems for upper-limb musculoskeletal disorders in workers: a review of the literature
    Dwayne Van Eerd
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, ON M5G 2E9, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:925-36. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide a review of the available classification systems and to describe the similarities and differences in the structure of these systems...
  29. ncbi Robot-assisted therapy for long-term upper-limb impairment after stroke
    Albert C Lo
    Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Brown University, Providence, RI 02909, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:1772-83. 2010
    ..Effective rehabilitative therapies are needed for patients with long-term deficits after stroke...
  30. ncbi Robotic-assisted rehabilitation of the upper limb after acute stroke
    Stefano Masiero
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Padova, School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:142-9. 2007
    ..To investigate whether early therapy with a novel robotic device can reduce motor impairment and enhance functional recovery of poststroke patients with hemiparetic and hemiplegic upper limb...
  31. ncbi Rapid motor responses are appropriately tuned to the metrics of a visuospatial task
    J Andrew Pruszynski
    Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Neurophysiol 100:224-38. 2008
    ..Taken together, these results illustrate the flexibility of long-latency rapid responses and emphasize their similarity to later voluntary responses...
  32. ncbi Electromechanical and robot-assisted arm training for improving generic activities of daily living, arm function, and arm muscle strength after stroke
    Jan Mehrholz
    Sektion Therapiewissenschaften, SRH Fachhochschule für Gesundheit Gera gGmbH, 07548 Gera, Germany
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD006876. 2012
    ..Electromechanical and robot-assisted arm training devices are used in rehabilitation, and might help to improve arm function after stroke...
  33. pmc Prediction of upper limb muscle activity from motor cortical discharge during reaching
    Eric A Pohlmeyer
    Biomedical Engineering Department, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Neural Eng 4:369-79. 2007
    ..We are exploring the use of these predictions as control signals for neuromuscular electrical stimulation in quadriplegic patients...
  34. ncbi Feasibility of distractive auditory stimuli on upper extremity training in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Gerene S Bauldoff
    Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH, USA
    J Cardiopulm Rehabil 25:50-5. 2005
    To determine the feasibility of distractive auditory stimuli (DAS) used during an upper extremity training (UET) program on perceived dyspnea, functional performance, and health-related quality of life...
  35. ncbi Upper limb asymmetries in the utilization of proprioceptive feedback
    Daniel J Goble
    Motor Control Laboratory, Division of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 401 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2214, USA
    Exp Brain Res 168:307-11. 2006
    ....
  36. ncbi Dynamic proprioceptive target matching behavior in the upper limb: effects of speed, task difficulty and arm/hemisphere asymmetries
    Daniel J Goble
    University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology, 1402 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 2013, USA
    Behav Brain Res 200:7-14. 2009
    ..Overall, these results demonstrate that dynamic proprioceptive feedback-matching performance is influenced by several factors including peak speed, task difficulty and limb preference...
  37. ncbi Time course analysis of the effects of botulinum toxin type a on elbow spasticity based on biomechanic and electromyographic parameters
    Hsin Min Lee
    Department of Physical Therapy, I Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:692-9. 2008
    To quantify changes of elbow spasticity over time after botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injection in the upper extremity of stroke patients.
  38. ncbi Self-reported productivity loss among workers with upper extremity disorders
    Kari Pekka Martimo
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu, Helsinki, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:301-8. 2009
    b>Upper extremity disorders (UED) are prevalent in working populations. This study investigates the prevalence, magnitude, and associated factors of on-the-job productivity loss among workers with UED.
  39. ncbi Interventions to promote upper limb recovery in stroke survivors with severe paresis: a systematic review
    Kathryn Hayward
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, School of Public Health Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville 4811, Australia corrected
    Disabil Rehabil 32:1973-86. 2010
    ..To investigate the effect of interventions that promote upper limb (UL) recovery in stroke survivors with severe paresis...
  40. ncbi The influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer users
    Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist
    School of Technology and Health, The Royal Institute of Technology, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:689-702. 2009
    ..To assess the influence of working conditions and individual factors on the incidence of neck and upper limb symptoms among professional computer users...
  41. ncbi Sensitivity and specificity of 3-phase bone scintigraphy in the diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome of the upper extremity
    Nicole Wüppenhorst
    Departments of Pain Management daggerDiagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, BG Kliniken Bergmannsheil Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
    Clin J Pain 26:182-9. 2010
    ..Altered periarticular bone metabolism can be detected by 3-phase bone scintigraphy (TPBS). Although frequently examining the diagnostic efficacy of TPBS is debatable...
  42. pmc Impact of early applied upper limb stimulation: the EXPLICIT-stroke programme design
    Gert Kwakkel
    Dept Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Neurol 8:49. 2008
    ....
  43. ncbi Treatment of upper extremity spasticity in stroke patients by focal neuronal or neuromuscular blockade: a systematic review of the literature
    A A van Kuijk
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijimegen, The Netherlands
    J Rehabil Med 34:51-61. 2002
    ....
  44. ncbi Management of shoulder and proximal upper limb spasticity using botulinum toxin and concurrent therapy interventions: a preliminary analysis of goals and outcomes
    Stephen Ashford
    Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital and Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, King s College London, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 31:220-6. 2009
    ..To explore the role of Botulinum Toxin type A (BoNT-A) in the management of the spastic hemiplegic shoulder and identify the common achievable goals for treatment...
  45. ncbi Arm studio to intensify the upper limb rehabilitation after stroke: concept, acceptance, utilization and preliminary clinical results
    R Buschfort
    Klinik am Stein, Zentrum für NeuroGeriatrie und Rehabilitationsmedizin, Olsberg, Germany
    J Rehabil Med 42:310-4. 2010
    ..In line with a distal bilateral approach, the equipment comprised 4 workstations, 1 finger trainer, and 3 machines for bilateral training of selected distal and proximal movements...
  46. ncbi Rehabilitation of reaching and grasping function in severe hemiplegic patients using functional electrical stimulation therapy
    T Adam Thrasher
    Department of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204 6015, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 22:706-14. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to establish the efficacy of a therapeutic intervention based on functional electrical stimulation (FES) therapy to improve reaching and grasping function after severe hemiplegia due to stroke...
  47. ncbi Development of the upper-body dressing scale for a buttoned shirt: a preliminary correlational study
    Makoto Suzuki
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Kawasaki Municipal Tama Hospital, Kawasaki, Japan
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:740-9. 2008
    ....
  48. ncbi Muscle activation and perceived loading during rehabilitation exercises: comparison of dumbbells and elastic resistance
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Phys Ther 90:538-49. 2010
    ..Although resistance exercises with heavy weights yield high levels of muscle activation, the efficacy of more user-friendly forms of exercise needs to be examined...
  49. ncbi Correlation between upper limb functional ability and structural hand impairment in an early rheumatoid population
    J Adams
    School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants, UK
    Clin Rehabil 18:405-13. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi A clinical prediction score for upper extremity deep venous thrombosis
    Joel Constans
    CHU Bordeaux and Bordeaux II University, Vascular and Internal Medicine Unit, Bordeaux, France
    Thromb Haemost 99:202-7. 2008
    It was the objective of this study to design a clinical prediction score for the diagnosis of upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT)...
  51. ncbi Hybrid power-assisted functional electrical stimulation to improve hemiparetic upper-extremity function
    Yukihiro Hara
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Japan
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:977-85. 2006
    ..The effect on spastic hemiparesis of a hybrid therapy consisting of functional electrical stimulation and block therapy was examined...
  52. pmc Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation for upper extremity hemiplegia: an early-phase randomized clinical trial in subacute stroke patients
    Jayme S Knutson
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:239-46. 2012
    ..Contralaterally controlled functional electrical stimulation (CCFES) is an experimental treatment intended to improve hand function after stroke...
  53. ncbi Quantitative assessment of limb position sense following stroke
    Sean P Dukelow
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 24:178-87. 2010
    Impairment of position sense of the upper extremity (UE) may impede activities of daily living and limit motor gains after stroke...
  54. ncbi Favoring the risk-benefit balance for upper extremity transplantation--the Pittsburgh Protocol
    Vijay S Gorantla
    Pittsburgh Reconstructive Transplantation Program, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Hand Clin 27:511-20, ix-x. 2011
    b>Upper extremity transplantation is an innovative reconstructive strategy with potential of immediate clinical application and the most near-term pay-off for select amputees, allowing reintegration into employment and society...
  55. ncbi Upper-body morbidity after breast cancer: incidence and evidence for evaluation, prevention, and management within a prospective surveillance model of care
    Sandra C Hayes
    Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health, Brisbane, Australia
    Cancer 118:2237-49. 2012
    ....
  56. ncbi Wii-based movement therapy to promote improved upper extremity function post-stroke: a pilot study
    Marie R Mouawad
    Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    J Rehabil Med 43:527-33. 2011
    ..Virtual-reality is increasingly used to improve rehabilitation outcomes. The Nintendo Wii offers an in-expensive alternative to more complex systems...
  57. ncbi Psychometric comparisons of 4 measures for assessing upper-extremity function in people with stroke
    Jau Hong Lin
    Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Phys Ther 89:840-50. 2009
    ..Functional limitation of the upper extremities is common in patients with stroke. An upper-extremity measure with sound psychometric properties is indispensable for clinical and research use...
  58. ncbi Cortical plasticity following nerve transfer in the upper extremity
    Dimitri J Anastakis
    Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto, 399 Bathurst Street, East Wing 2, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 2S8
    Hand Clin 24:425-44, vi-vii. 2008
    ..Cortical plasticity and its manipulation may one day become important contributors to improve functional outcome following nerve transfer...
  59. pmc Upper extremity improvements in chronic stroke: coupled bilateral load training
    James H Cauraugh
    Motor Behavior Laboratory, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 27:17-25. 2009
    ..e., bilateral movements and EMG-triggered neuromuscular stimulation) and resistive load (mass) on upper extremity motor recovery in chronic stroke.
  60. ncbi Nationwide survey of juvenile muscular atrophy of distal upper extremity (Hirayama disease) in Japan
    Kunio Tashiro
    Department of Neurology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
    Amyotroph Lateral Scler 7:38-45. 2006
    Juvenile muscular atrophy of the distal upper extremity (JMADUE, Hirayama disease) was first reported in 1959 as 'juvenile muscular atrophy of unilateral upper extremity'...
  61. ncbi Upper extremity disorders in the workplace: costs and outcomes beyond the first return to work
    Marjorie L Baldwin
    W P Carey School of Business, School of Health Management and Policy, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 16:303-23. 2006
    ..Cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremities (CTD) have become increasingly important in workers' compensation caseloads over the last two decades. Relative to occupational back pain, CTD have been much less studied...
  62. ncbi Hand dominance in upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders
    Rahman Shiri
    Musculoskeletal Center, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, and Department of Health and Functional Capacity, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
    J Rheumatol 34:1076-82. 2007
    To investigate the role of hand dominance in common upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMSD) in a population study.
  63. ncbi Precision of measurements of physical workload during standardised manual handling. Part II: Inclinometry of head, upper back, neck and upper arms
    G A Hansson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, SE 221 85 Lund, Sweden
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:125-36. 2006
    ..The contribution of the measurement procedure per se to the between-days variability, i.e., the imprecision of the method, was small: less than 2 degrees for angles and 3% for angular velocity...
  64. ncbi Variability in mechanical exposure within and between individuals performing a highly constrained industrial work task
    Svend Erik Mathiassen
    School of Technology and Society, Malmo University, Sweden
    Ergonomics 46:800-24. 2003
    ....
  65. ncbi Upper extremity ischemia treated with tissue repair cells from adult bone marrow
    Anthony J Comerota
    Jobst Vascular Center, The Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA
    J Vasc Surg 52:723-9. 2010
    Unreconstructable critical ischemia with gangrene of the upper extremity is rarely due to atherosclerosis alone, and few treatment options exist...
  66. ncbi A model of the upper extremity for simulating musculoskeletal surgery and analyzing neuromuscular control
    Katherine R S Holzbaur
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Ann Biomed Eng 33:829-40. 2005
    ..We have developed a model of the upper extremity that includes 15 degrees of freedom representing the shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, thumb, and index finger,..
  67. ncbi Musculoskeletal symptoms in relation to work exposures at call centre companies in Sweden
    Kerstin Norman
    National Institute for Working Life, Department for Work and Health, Stockholm, Sweden
    Work 30:201-14. 2008
    ..Comparisons were made between internal and external CCs. An internal CC is a department or separate unit within a larger company with another main core business, while an external CC is a free-standing company...
  68. ncbi Effects of unsupported upper extremity exercise training in patients with COPD: a randomized clinical trial
    Stefania Costi
    Department of Oncology, University of Modena, Modena, Italy
    Chest 136:387-95. 2009
    Current guidelines on pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) recommend upper extremity exercise training (UEET) in patients with COPD. However, the literature still questions the effectiveness of systematic UEET in this population...
  69. ncbi Neural plasticity and bilateral movements: A rehabilitation approach for chronic stroke
    James H Cauraugh
    Motor Behavior Laboratory, P O Box 118206, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 75:309-20. 2005
    ..This review proposes that noteworthy upper extremity gains toward motor recovery evolve from activity-dependent intervention based on theoretical motor control ..
  70. ncbi Efficacy of a child-friendly form of constraint-induced movement therapy in hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a randomized control trial
    Jeanne R Charles
    Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:635-42. 2006
    ..Children in the treatment group demonstrated improved movement efficiency and dexterity of the involved upper extremity, which were sustained through the 6-month evaluation period, as measured by the Jebsen-Taylor Test of Hand ..
  71. ncbi DASH questionnaire for the analysis of musculoskeletal symptoms in industry workers: a validity and reliability study
    Ali Kitis
    School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale University, Kuspinar Mah 1291 1 Sok No 7 5, Ceylan Apt, 20020 Denizli, Turkey
    Appl Ergon 40:251-5. 2009
    ..Also we aimed to investigate whether the DASH can be used as a standardized questionnaire to evaluate the work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in upper extremity in industrial settings and epidemiological studies.
  72. ncbi The co-ordination of bimanual rapid aiming movements following stroke
    D K Rose
    North Florida South Georgia Veterans Health System, Gainesville, FL 32608 1197, USA
    Clin Rehabil 19:452-62. 2005
    ..To determine the role of anticipatory and movement control processes for the coordination of bimanual target aiming in individuals post stroke...
  73. pmc Estimating minimal clinically important differences of upper-extremity measures early after stroke
    Catherine E Lang
    Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63108, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1693-700. 2008
    ..To estimate minimal clinically important difference (MCID) values of several upper-extremity measures early after stroke...
  74. ncbi Virtual reality and motor rehabilitation of the upper limb after stroke: a generation of progress?
    Lucia Francesca Lucca
    RAN Research in Advanced Neuro rehabilitation, S Anna Institute, IT 88900 Crotone, Italy
    J Rehabil Med 41:1003-100. 2009
    ..To review the rationale, criteria of application, potentialities and limits of the available procedures for upper limb rehabilitation in virtual reality setups...
  75. ncbi Neuroelectric source imaging of steady-state movement-related cortical potentials in human upper extremity amputees with and without phantom limb pain
    Anke Karl
    Biopsychology Unit, University of Technology Dresden, Zellescher Weg 17, 01062 Dresden, Germany
    Pain 110:90-102. 2004
    ....
  76. ncbi Accuracy of diagnostic tests for clinically suspected upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: a systematic review
    M Di Nisio
    Department of Medicine and Aging, Centre for Aging Sciences Ce S I, University G d Annunzio Foundation, Chieti, Italy
    J Thromb Haemost 8:684-92. 2010
    The best available test for the diagnosis of upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT) is contrast venography...
  77. ncbi Cervical epidural anesthesia for combined neck and upper extremity procedure: a pilot study
    Pavel Michalek
    Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Na Homolce Hospital, Roentgenova 2, Prague 5, 15021 Czech Republic
    Anesth Analg 99:1833-6, table of contents. 2004
    ..a total parathyroidectomy with parathyroid gland implantation into the forearm (a combined neck and upper extremity procedure) under cervical epidural anesthesia (CEA) at C6-7 level using ropivacaine...
  78. ncbi Complete 3D kinematics of upper extremity functional tasks
    Carolien J van Andel
    MOVE Institute for Human Movement Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gait Posture 27:120-7. 2008
    b>Upper extremity (UX) movement analysis by means of 3D kinematics has the potential to become an important clinical evaluation method...
  79. ncbi Soluble IL-1RII and IL-18 are associated with incipient upper extremity soft tissue disorders
    Martti Rechardt
    Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
    Cytokine 54:149-53. 2011
    Previous studies suggest a role for IL-1β in the pathophysiology of upper extremity soft tissue disorders (UESTDs)...
  80. pmc Is workstyle a mediating factor for pain in the upper extremity over time?
    Eline M Meijer
    Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, P O Box 22700, 1100 DE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Occup Rehabil 18:262-6. 2008
    b>Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders influence workers' quality of life. Workstyle may be one factor to deal with in workers with pain in the upper extremity...
  81. ncbi Construct validity and reliability of the disability of arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire for upper extremity complaints in rheumatoid arthritis
    Eric E J Raven
    Orthopaedic Research Center Amsterdam, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Rheumatol 35:2334-8. 2008
    ..of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire is a tool for measuring physical function and symptoms of the upper extremity. Although widely used, it is not validated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  82. ncbi Role of magnetic resonance imaging in entrapment and compressive neuropathy--what, where, and how to see the peripheral nerves on the musculoskeletal magnetic resonance image: part 2. Upper extremity
    Sungjun Kim
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 134, Shinchondong, Seodaemun Ku, 120 752 Seoul, South Korea
    Eur Radiol 17:509-22. 2007
    ..The common sites of nerve entrapment of the upper extremity are as follows: the brachial plexus of the thoracic outlet; axillary nerve of the quadrilateral space; radial ..
  83. pmc Feasibility of EMG-based neural network controller for an upper extremity neuroprosthesis
    Juan Gabriel Hincapie
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 17:80-90. 2009
    ..voluntary control sufficient to predict appropriate stimulation levels for several paralyzed muscles in the upper extremity. The ANN was trained with activation data obtained from simulations using a musculoskeletal model of the arm ..
  84. ncbi Randomized trial of constraint-induced movement therapy and bimanual training on activity outcomes for children with congenital hemiplegia
    Leanne Sakzewski
    Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Dev Med Child Neurol 53:313-20. 2011
    ..To determine if constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is more effective than bimanual training (BIM) in improving upper limb activity outcomes for children with congenital hemiplegia in a matched-pairs randomized trial...
  85. ncbi Correlation between risk factors and musculoskeletal disorders among classical musicians
    Y Kaufman-Cohen
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Tel Aviv University, PO Box 39040 Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Occup Med (Lond) 61:90-5. 2011
    ..These disorders in musicians are designated as playing related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMD)...
  86. pmc Upper extremity dynamics during Lofstrand crutch-assisted gait in children with myelomeningocele
    Brooke A Slavens
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:S165-71. 2007
    ..The upper extremity model incorporates recommendations by the International Society of Biomechanics.
  87. ncbi Electromyographic patterns of upper extremity muscles during sitting pivot transfers performed by individuals with spinal cord injury
    Dany Gagnon
    Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal, Montreal Rehabilitation Institute, Montreal, Canada
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:509-20. 2009
    Although substantial upper extremity (U/E) muscular efforts are required when individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) perform sitting pivot transfers, little is known about the electromyographic (EMG) activation patterns of key ..
  88. ncbi Symptoms of neck, shoulder, forearms, and hands: a cohort study among computer office workers in Sudan
    Shahla M Eltayeb
    Department of Epidemiology and Caphri Research School, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Clin J Pain 27:275-81. 2011
    ..The study investigates the relationship between work-related physical and psychosocial characteristics and symptoms of the arms, neck, and shoulders in an African economically developed worksite...
  89. ncbi Can quality of movement be measured? Rasch analysis and inter-rater reliability of the Motor Evaluation Scale for Upper Extremity in Stroke Patients (MESUPES)
    Ann Van de Winckel
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Clin Rehabil 20:871-84. 2006
    ..Therefore a new scale, the Motor Evaluation Scale for Upper Extremity in Stroke Patients (MESUPES), was developed, comprising 22 items pertaining to arm and hand performance...
  90. ncbi Functional electrical stimulation (FES) may modify the poor prognosis of stroke survivors with severe motor loss of the upper extremity: a preliminary study
    Gad Alon
    Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:627-36. 2008
    ....
  91. pmc Neurological principles and rehabilitation of action disorders: computation, anatomy, and physiology (CAP) model
    Scott H Frey
    1University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:6S-20S. 2011
    ..This chapter outlines the basic computational, anatomical, and physiological (CAP) principles underlying upper-limb actions, such as reaching for a cup and grasping it or picking up a key, inserting it into a lock, and turning it...
  92. ncbi Constraint induced movement therapy: efficacy in a Turkish stroke patient population and evaluation by a new outcome measurement tool
    N Dursun
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kocaeli University Faculty of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 45:165-70. 2009
    ..e. Kocaeli Functional Evaluation Test (KFET)...
  93. ncbi Upper extremity deep venous thrombosis: interventional management
    Albert A Nemcek
    Northwestern University Medical School, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Department of Radiology, Chicago, IL, USA
    Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 7:86-90. 2004
    b>Upper extremity deep venous thrombosis, previously thought to be a relatively innocuous disorder in comparison to lower extremity deep venous thrombosis, has recently begun to receive the attention it merits...
  94. ncbi Neuroprosthetics of the upper extremity--clinical application in spinal cord injury and future perspectives
    R Rupp
    Stiftung Orthopädische Universitätsklinik, Forschung Abteilung Orthopädie II, Heidelberg
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 49:93-8. 2004
    ..For these particular patients who still possess residual functions, modular, "naturally" controllable systems for supporting these functions are needed rather than complex systems to substitute them...
  95. ncbi Post-thrombotic syndrome, functional disability and quality of life after upper extremity deep venous thrombosis in adults
    Susan R Kahn
    McGill University, Department of Medicine, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Thromb Haemost 93:499-502. 2005
    The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) after upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT) has not been well characterized...
  96. ncbi Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis: clinical and treatment characteristics
    O Karabay
    Department of Heart and Vascular Surgery, Izmir Dokuz Eylul Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
    J Int Med Res 32:429-35. 2004
    We aimed to evaluate patients with upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) in terms of the risk factors, symptoms, clinical course, diagnostic approaches and treatment outcome...
  97. ncbi The effect of pitching biomechanics on the upper extremity in youth and adolescent baseball pitchers
    J T Davis
    Southern Illinois Orthopaedic Clinic, Carbondale, Illinois, USA
    Am J Sports Med 37:1484-91. 2009
    Increased pitch counts have been linked to increased complaints of shoulder and elbow pain in youth baseball pitchers. Improper pitching mechanics have not been shown to adversely affect the upper extremity in youth pitchers.
  98. ncbi Characterizing resolution of catheter-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis
    Mark A Jones
    Utah Vascular Center, Provo, Utah, USA
    J Vasc Surg 51:108-13. 2010
    Catheter-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (CAUEDVT) is well known; however, resolution rates and factors affecting resolution of CAUEDVT are not well characterized...
  99. ncbi Risk of musculoskeletal disorders among females and males in repetitive/constrained work
    Catarina Nordander
    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden
    Ergonomics 52:1226-39. 2009
    ..It confirms that repetitive/constrained work is harmful not only in industrial but also in office and non-office/non-industrial settings. The reported data can be used for comparison with future studies...
  100. ncbi Systematic review of the effectiveness of mirror therapy in upper extremity function
    Daniëlle Ezendam
    Center for Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Disabil Rehabil 31:2135-49. 2009
    This review gives an overview of the current state of research regarding the effectiveness of mirror therapy in upper extremity function.
  101. ncbi Effects of upper extremity neural mobilization on thermal pain sensitivity: a sham-controlled study in asymptomatic participants
    Jason M Beneciuk
    Department of Physical Therapy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610 0154, USA
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 39:428-38. 2009
    ..A single-blinded, quasi-experimental, within- and between-sessions assessment...

Research Grants81

  1. Use of Interactive Gaming for Enhanced Function after Spinal Cord Injury
    BEATRICE JENNY KIRATLI; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..regimen that will increase patients'adherence to their rehabilitation exercises and to 2) improve upper extremity conditioning and shoulder function in order to improve and maintain physical status, self-care activities, ..
  2. Neural Representation of Reach-to-Grasp for Cortical FES Neuroprostheses
    Abidemi Bolu Ajiboye; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Advancements towards this end resulting from the proposed work could significantly improve the quality of life and care of Veterans that is expected after one experiences an impairment resulting in severe paralysis. ..
  3. Intra vs. extracortical command signals to restore six dimensional hand movements
    DAWN MARIE TAYLOR; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  4. Palmitate Metabolism and Insulin Resistance
    CRAIG LAWRENCE KIEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The proposed study will examine biochemical and molecular mechanisms for how a high saturated fat diet versus a low saturated fat/high monounsaturated fat diet alters the action of the hormone, insulin, in skeletal muscle. ..
  5. Biomarker of Tissue Tolerance and Behavior in a Rat Model of WMSD
    Mary F Barbe; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Attenuation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Limb Auto- and Allografts
    GEOFFROY COURCELLE SISK; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..S., with nearly 70% of TAs involving the upper extremity (UE);UE loss also occurs due to cancer and congenital disease and has consequences including lifelong ..
  7. Neural Substrates of Oral Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease
    EMILY KATE PRINE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This suggests that oral motor and upper extremity deficits in PD are mediated by different underlying neural pathologies...
  8. Let-7 miRNA control of heart development
    Cathy J Hatcher; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The types of molecules being studied in this project are ideal candidate targets for such novel approaches to treat individuals with congenital heart defects. ..
  9. Virtual reality system for cancer patients'shoulder pain and psychosocial impact
    Grigore C Burdea; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..non-medication analgesia for women with chronic shoulder pain following breast surgery;2) improves their upper extremity strength/range of movement;and 3) improves their emotive state and quality of life...
  10. Hands-Free Assistive Reading Technology for Persons with Disabilities
    IRENE SANDRA SCHIPPER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: An automatic page turner would be particularly beneficial to people with limited upper extremity function caused by neurological impairment, musculoskeletal problems, and generalized weakness...
  11. Concurrent Upper/Lower Extremity SCI Exercise with Stimulation
    LEE BARNETT; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..FES-augmented recumbent stepper that elicits lower extremity involvement through electrical stimulation while upper extremity involvement is volitionally controlled by the client...
  12. Mechanisms of Hand Dysfunction following Hemodialysis Fistula Creation
    Salvatore T Scali; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of a multidisciplinary collaborative group of clinicians, scientists, and statisticias to create a hand and upper extremity functional outcomes registry at the University of Florida...
  13. Arm Motor Rehabilitation, Entertainment and Cognition System for the Elderly
    Grigore C Burdea; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): It is hypothesized that for elderly post-stroke patients improving upper extremity coordination, as well as strengthening its muscles may be accomplished simultaneously with cognitive training, and ..
  14. STATIC AND DYNAMIC ORGANIZATION OF PRIMATE MOTOR CORTEX
    John P Donoghue; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Such signals could allow people with paralysis to regain complex functions like reach and grasp through robotic limbs that could operate usefully across a range of contexts. ..
  15. Neural Interface and Control Design to Restore Sensation in Amputees
    MATTHEW ANTHONY SCHIEFER; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION Rationale: The standard upper extremity prosthesis has been a cable-based system in which cables attached to the prosthesis wrap around the back to the contralateral shoulder...
  16. Developing a brain-machine interface for an ankle robot
    Larry Forrester; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Based on our prior experience using the same approach to train BCI control for the upper extremity, we expect that reconstruction of ankle movements from the EEG signals will yield correlations and signal-to-..
  17. Motion-Specific Toy Controllers for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation in Children
    Joseph J Crisco; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  18. Sensor Network for Monitoring Real-world Arm Activity of Rehabilitation Patients
    Gitendra Uswatte; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..When paired with virtual therapist software running on a laptop in patients'home, this tool, in addition, might be incorporated into existing therapies to directly reinforce everyday use of the impaired arm. ..
  19. A Biomimetic Prehensile Digit for Upper-Limb Prostheses
    BRADLEY D VEATCH; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The technology purposefully addresses needs within the United States and in developing countries for technologically and economically appropriate options that help users participate and contribute to their families and society. ..
  20. Soft Tissue Compression Risk in Rotator Cuff Disease Development
    PAULA MARIE LUDEWIG; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..is to develop and test the effectiveness of biomechanically-based rehabilitation strategies for improving upper extremity function and reducing pain and disability in persons with shoulder pathologies...
  21. Virtual Occupational Therapy Assistant (VOTA)
    Richard J Adams; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..proposed application is a high-fidelity computer-generated environment in which a patient's real-world upper extremity (UE) pose is mirrored by their virtual character...
  22. Gestural Interfaces and Robotics for Rehabilitation
    CORINNA E LATHAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop robot-based content to target upper extremity movement therapy goals and evaluate the clinical efficacy of the CosmoBot Robotics System as a therapy intervention for ..
  23. Improving the performance of elbow reconstruction
    Timothy M Wright; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Our goal is to explain the locations and mechanisms of failure, thereby suggesting solutions to improve the efficacy of this treatment. ..
  24. Arm Motor Rehabilitation, Entertainment and Cognition System for the Elderly
    Grigore C Burdea; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..with elderly stroke survivors residents in skilled nursin facilities (SNFs) will: 1) improve and maintain upper extremity uni-manual and bimanual function, reach, strength and ADL independence;2) improve and maintain cognition (..
  25. Brain Stimulation- aided Stroke Rehabilitation: Neural Mechanisms of Recovery
    Ela B Plow; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  26. Evolution of Learned Nonuse in Stroke Hemiparesis
    VICTOR WILLIAM MARK; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The therapy's principal value is for improving the spontaneous use of the paretic upper extremity in the real-life setting when the limb has sufficient movement ability to complete daily living tasks...
  27. Early Detection and Treatment of Lymphedema in Women with Breast Cancer
    Alphonse G Taghian; Fiscal Year: 2013
    Lymphedema, a swelling of the upper extremity due to an accumulation of protein rich interstitial fluid, significantly impacts the quality of life of patients who develop this complication following their treatment for breast cancer...
  28. Hemispheric Dominance for Ipsilesional Movement
    Kathleen Y Haaland; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Recent experimental protocols designed to rehabilitate the hemiparetic upper extremity including, reduced gravity training, constraint induced movement therapy, robot-assisted therapy, and ..
  29. Body Worn EMG Controlling of Assistive Robotic Arm for Stroke Rehabilitation
    GARY D HAVEY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In phase II, the myoelectric control system will be fully integrated with the assistive robot for implementing improved stroke rehabilitation and tested on a patient population. ..
  30. Enhanced Tendon Healing through Growth Factor and Cell Therapies
    Stavros Thomopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Tendon and ligament injuries represent almost half of these injuries. In the upper extremity, flexor tendon wounds to the hand often require surgical reconstruction and lead to prolonged disability...
  31. Development of Novel Upper Extremity Outcome Measures Using 3D-Vision Technology
    Jay Han; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary objective of this proposal is to develop a novel upper extremity outcome measure for clinical trials in neuromuscular diseases (NMDs)...
  32. Rotator Cuff Degeneration and Repair
    Stavros Thomopoulos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..condition that leads to significant shoulder pain, muscle atrophy, and tendon rupture, severely limiting upper extremity function...
  33. Predicting Skeletal Stability of Endoprostheses for Above Elbow Amputees
    Kent N Bachus; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..However, nearly 60% of the 270,000 patients with amputations of the upper extremity reject the use of exoprostheses because of issues such as poor fit, difficulties with training, limited ..
  34. Development of an anti-bias caster system
    TODD HARGRODER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..manual wheelchair users (MWU) report symptoms of repetitive strain injury (RSI) related to the demand on the upper extremity during propulsion and transferring tasks...
  35. ATTENTION AND TACTILE PROCESSING IN SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX
    Steven S Hsiao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Providing realistic perception of inputs from a prosthetic arm is a major challenge. In these studies we will determine whether electrical stimulation can be used to produce the percepts of object size and shape. ..
  36. Preparation of a Monograph on Targeted Reinnervation
    TODD ALAN KUIKEN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Our goal is to engender excitement about the possibilities of targeted reinnervation so that more individuals with amputation can benefit from this technology. ..
  37. Contralaterally Controlled FES for Chronic Arm/Hand Hemiplegia: Single-Site RCT
    Jayme S Knutson; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Approximately 75% of the over 750,000 strokes that occur annually in the United States cause some degree of upper extremity paralysis...
  38. Development of the CopyCat FES System to Improve Hand Recovery After Stroke
    MARILYN J HAMILTON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Approximately 75% of the nearly 800,000 strokes that occur annually in the United States cause some degree of upper extremity paralysis...
  39. Thumb CMC Biomechanics and Early OA Progression
    Joseph J Crisco; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Loss of thumb function alone imparts a 40%-50% impairment to the upper extremity due to its central role in nearly all grasp and handling tasks...
  40. Neural-Enabled Prosthesis with Sensorimotor Integration
    Ranu Jung; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..prosthetic system that uses electrodes implanted within the fascicles of peripheral nerves to provide upper extremity amputees with sensory feedback and active volitional control of the prosthesis...
  41. EMG-Based Multi-Joint Control of Dexterous Prosthetic Limbs
    CHRISTOPHER LEE PULLIAM; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Upper extremity amputations can cause a great deal of functional impairment in individuals living with major upper limb loss...
  42. Phase 2/3 of Covered Cheatham Platinum Stent for Aortic Wall Injury
    RICHARD ELLIOT RINGEL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The three illness categories include: 1) Level of upper extremity blood pressure, 2) Degree of upper to lower extremity pressure difference, and 3) Severity of aortic wall ..
  43. Wrist/Grasp Muscle Activity Patterns for EMG-neural Interface Prosthesis Control
    LAUREN HART SMITH; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will evaluate the performance of this hybrid controller in healthy subjects both offline and using online functional tests in a virtual environment. ..
  44. A Pooled Longitudinal Analysis of Workplace Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    David M Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..abstract_text> ..
  45. SMART Mounts: independent positioning of mounted devices by people with severe di
    DIANNE GOODWIN; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..It enables independent repositioning of devices by a person with little or no upper extremity function-from their bed or a wheelchair...
  46. Heart-Brain Retraining: Forced Aerobic exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation
    SUSAN MARIE LINDER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..exercise intervention, PD patients exhibit significant improvements in global motor functioning, fine motor upper extremity function, cognition and olfaction...
  47. Enabling forelimb function with agonist drug and epidural stimulation in SCI
    Daniel Lu; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will include extensive testing of spinal rats to guide our strategy to test for upper extremity improvement in human SCI subjects...
  48. A Novel Adjunct to Physical Training to Improve Motor Recovery Following Stroke
    Michael P Kilgard; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Further, recovery of function in animals that received VNS paired with training must maintain at least 90% of those gains for at least five weeks in the absence of subsequent training. ..
  49. Rehabilitative Training Effects on Corticofugal Plasticity after Cortical Damage
    STEPHANIE CHRISTINE JEFFERSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This will be investigated using a rodent model of upper extremity impairment after ischemic cortical lesions of distinct regions of the motor cortex...
  50. Muscle function and compensation following rotator cuff tear in older adults
    MEGHAN ELISE VIDT; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The outcomes of this work will provide further understanding of the mechanism of injury in older adults with a rotator cuff tear. This information may have a substantial impact as the US population continues to age. ..
  51. Thrombopoietin: A novel regulator of bone healing
    Melissa A Kacena; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..applicant): Achieving bone union can be difficult in all aspects of orthopaedics including spine, trauma, and upper extremity surgery...
  52. Development of an Alternative Manual Drive System for Wheelchair Mobility
    Michael Bayne; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  53. The Lymphedema and Gynecologic Cancer (LEG) Study: Incidence, Risk Factors, and
    Richard R Barakat; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Although some data exist on this condition, the preponderance of research has focused on the area of upper extremity lymphedema following breast cancer surgery...
  54. Propulsion Mechanics Variability and Shoulder Pain in Manual Wheelchair Users
    Jacob J Sosnoff; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..can be developed to prevent or minimize the effect of pain on function and reduce the risk of long-term upper extremity disability...
  55. Robot therapy for rehabilitation of hand movement after stroke
    Peter S Lum; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We believe this direct interaction with patients in the context of a structured research protocol is a key factor that wil motivate students to pursue doctoral level research careers in rehabilitation. ..
  56. An intramedullary device for less invasive surgical fixation of wrist fractures.
    Edward Diao; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..distal radius is one of the most common sites of bone fracture and is the most common fracture site in the upper extremity, accounting for approximately 10% of all fractures in adults...
  57. A Patient-Driven Rehabilitation System to Improve Upper Limb Amputee Outcomes
    RAHUL REDDY KALIKI; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..independently with statistically significant improvements in real-time decoding accuracies and on the upper extremity functionality measures...
  58. Video Motion Analysis of Repetitive Exertions
    Robert G Radwin; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries are common in hand intensive work involving highly repetitive motions and exertions...
  59. Combined brain and peripheral nerve stimulation to enhance beneficial effects of
    Adriana B Conforto; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Equipment and facilities are available at the MIC institution that will provide full support to this proposal. ..
  60. A Music-Based Rehabilitation Device for Training and Assessing Hand Function
    Nizan Friedman; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..health because it will increase the accessibility and lower the costs of rehabilitation therapy for the upper extremity. This will provide a pathway to a better life for millions of U...
  61. PHYSICAL CONTRIBUTORS TO THROWING INJURIES: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
    JOSEPH BRIAN MYERS; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..While intrinsic factors are thought to be culprits for throwing related upper extremity injury, their contribution to injury have not been demonstrated in a prospective study...
  62. SMART Mounts: Accessible robotic mounts for independent positioning of devices by
    DIANNE GOODWIN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It enables independent repositioning of devices by a person with little or no upper extremity function-from their bed or a wheelchair...
  63. A Low-Cost Upper-Extremity Prosthesis for Under-Served Populations
    BRADLEY VEATCH; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  64. Primate Model of Stroke and Recovery in Aging
    Tara Moore; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..with older animals with small, focal unilateral lesions in the area of the motor cortex that controls the upper extremity provides a unique opportunity to not only develop coordination and strength tools to assess impairment and ..
  65. Effect of tool design on hand pain in dental practiioners
    David M Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Dentists and dental hygienists are at increased risk for the development of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis...
  66. Restoring upper limb movement sense to amputees;a move towards natural control o
    Paul Marasco; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Furthermore, our lines of investigation into neural interfaces and cognitive mechanisms of sensory feedback could provide far reaching scientific insight into challenges arising from sensory integration issues in many different fields. ..
  67. A Next-Generation Split Hook Prehensor with Enhanced Grasp Functionality
    BRADLEY D VEATCH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The device is designed to delight users, improving their quality of life by helping them become or remain productive members of society through renewed self-sufficiency, sense of purpose, and personal dignity. ..
  68. Changes in Control of Movement Timing and Stability With Muscle Fatigue
    JONATHAN DINGWELL; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Thirty healthy young adults will perform an upper extremity low-load continuous work task similar to sawing for 5 minutes in time with a metronome...
  69. The Role of the Cortex in Discoordination After Stroke
    Julius Dewald; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..as dynamic information on cortical plasticity in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke undergoing an upper extremity physical intervention...
  70. Symmetrical walking enhanced neuroplasticity post-stroke
    JAMES STINEAR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..These gains would enhance stroke survivor's physical and social well being. ..
  71. A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MUSKULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
    Laura Punnett; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..The specific aims of this investigation are: (1) to estimate the 24-month cumulative incidence of upper extremity soft tissue disorders as a function of exposure; (2) to estimate the magnitude of the selection bias ..
  72. Field Measures of Functional Tasks for CIT Intervention
    Paolo Bonato; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..They will remotely monitor functional upper limb use outside the clinic in the homes and in the community of patients undergoing CIT. ..
  73. EMG propagation in planar muscles for prosthesis control
    Todd Kuiken; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Anatomical manipulations to enhance surface EMG signal independence will also be tested with the subject-specific models. ..
  74. COMPUTER-WORKSTATION/NETWORK-SERVER TO LINK NIH INVESTIG
    WILLIAM RYMER; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ....
  75. CASE CROSSOVER STUDY OF OCCUPATIONAL HAND INJURIES
    Murray Mittleman; Fiscal Year: 2000
    DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from the Investigator's Abstract) Occupational upper extremity trauma is an extremely common, yet under-studied problem with few published case-control studies in the literature. In 1996 there were 1...
  76. Biomechanical Effects of Industrial Eccentric Exertions
    Robert Radwin; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  77. Characterization of Endpoint Mechanical Actions of Thumb Muscles
    Joseph D Towles; Fiscal Year: 2011
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Project Summary Upper extremity compression neuropathy of the median or ulnar nerve in the veteran population is one of the most frequently encountered disorders seen by hand surgeons...
  78. Implanted Neuroprosthesis for Restoring Arm and Hand Function after Stroke
    Jayme Knutson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..of implementing the system in stroke survivors and to evaluate the effect of the neuroprosthesis on upper extremity motor impairment and activity limitation...
  79. Collaborative Study:Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders
    David Rempel; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..there is a substantial body of epidemiologic data linking various workplace factors to the development of upper extremity MSDs, the dose-response relationships between biomechanical factors and specific disorders are not well ..
  80. NIAMS Muiltidisciplinary Clinical Research Center in...
    Richard Deyo; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..of Washington proposes a Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center devoted to the study of spine and upper extremity disorders...
  81. BIOMECHANICS OF THE UE IN WHEELCHAIR PROPULSION
    Kai Nan An; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..2 million Americans rely on wheelchairs for mobility, and this number is increasing. Even though upper extremity (UE) musculoskeletal problems are common among wheelchair users, the scientific literature on the ..