Rehab Centers: Parallel Alterations of Functional Connectivity During Execution and Imagination After Motor Imagery Learning.

Parallel Alterations of Functional Connectivity during Execution and Imagination after Motor Imagery Learning.

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PLoS One. 2012; 7(5): e36052
Zhang H, Xu L, Zhang R, Hui M, Long Z, Zhao X, Yao L

Neural substrates underlying motor learning have been widely investigated with neuroimaging technologies. Investigations have illustrated the critical regions of motor learning and further revealed parallel alterations of functional activation during imagination and execution after learning. However, little is known about the functional connectivity associated with motor learning, especially motor imagery learning, although benefits from functional connectivity analysis attract more attention to the related explorations. We explored whether motor imagery (MI) and motor execution (ME) shared parallel alterations of functional connectivity after MI learning.Graph theory analysis, which is widely used in functional connectivity exploration, was performed on the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data of MI and ME tasks before and after 14 days of consecutive MI learning. The control group had no learning. Two measures, connectivity degree and interregional connectivity, were calculated and further assessed at a statistical level. Two interesting results were obtained: (1) The connectivity degree of the right posterior parietal lobe decreased in both MI and ME tasks after MI learning in the experimental group; (2) The parallel alterations of interregional connectivity related to the right posterior parietal lobe occurred in the supplementary motor area for both tasks.THESE COMPUTATIONAL RESULTS MAY PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INSIGHTS: (1) The establishment of motor schema through MI learning may induce the significant decrease of connectivity degree in the posterior parietal lobe; (2) The decreased interregional connectivity between the supplementary motor area and the right posterior parietal lobe in post-test implicates the dissociation between motor learning and task performing. These findings and explanations further revealed the neural substrates underpinning MI learning and supported that the potential value of MI learning in motor function rehabilitation and motor skill learning deserves more attention and further investigation.
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Comparison of effectiveness of supervised exercise program and cyriax physiotherapy in patients with tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis): a randomized clinical trial.

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ScientificWorldJournal. 2012; 2012: 939645
Viswas R, Ramachandran R, Korde Anantkumar P

Objective. To compare the effectiveness of supervised exercise program and Cyriax physiotherapy in the treatment of tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Design. Randomized clinical trial. Setting. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre. Subjects. This study was carried out with 20 patients, who had tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Intervention. Group A (n = 10) had received supervised exercise program. Group B (n = 10) was treated with Cyriax physiotherapy. All patients received three treatment sessions per week for four weeks (12 treatment sessions). Outcome measures. Pain was evaluated using a visual analogue scale (VAS), and functional status was evaluated by completion of the Tennis Elbow Function Scale (TEFS) which were recorded at base line and at the end of fourth week. Results. Both the supervised exercise program and Cyriax physiotherapy were found to be significantly effective in reduction of pain and in the improvement of functional status. The supervised exercise programme resulted in greater improvement in comparison to those who received Cyriax physiotherapy. Conclusion. The results of this clinical trial demonstrate that the supervised exercise program may be the first treatment choice for therapist in managing tennis elbow.
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Endodontic treatment and esthetic management of a primary double tooth with direct composite using silicone buildup guide.

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Contemp Clin Dent. 2012 Apr; 3(Suppl 1): S92-5
Kulkarni VK, Ragavendra TR, Deshmukh J, Vanka A, Duddu MK, Patil AK

Gemination and fusion are morphological dental anomalies, characterized by the formation of a clinically wide tooth. Gemination occurs when one tooth bud tries to divide, while fusion occurs if two buds unite. The terms double teeth, double formation, conjoined teeth, geminifusion, vicinifusion and dental twinning are often used to describe fusion and gemination. Double teeth are associated with clinical problems such as poor esthetics, spacing problems and caries susceptibility. Management of such cases requires a comprehensive knowledge of the clinical entity as well as the problems associated with it. This report presents a case of primary double tooth in a 6-year-old boy involving maxillary left central incisor. The anomalous tooth was carious and pulpally involved. This was treated conservatively by endodontic treatment and esthetic rehabilitation was done with direct composite restoration using a silicone buildup guide. The treated tooth was followed up until exfoliation.
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Aesthetic and functional management of a patient with Cornelia de Lange syndrome.

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Contemp Clin Dent. 2012 Apr; 3(Suppl 1): S86-91
Johns DA, Bhonsale DL, Shivashanker VY, Johns M

Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a syndrome of multiple congenital anomalies. The genetic and molecular bases of these lesions are not clear. It is divided into three types based on the severity of the anomaly. Dental findings revealed contracted maxilla, malaligned teeth, multiple impacted and missing teeth. This article describes the successful management of upper central incisor with lateral opening in the apical third on the mesial surface of the root along with aesthetic and functional rehabilitation.
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CRC Health Group Reports Improved Clinical Excellence Across Network of

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CUPERTINO, CA, May 22, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — CRC Health Group, the nation's largest provider of addiction treatment and related behavioral health care services, is reporting improved clinical excellence across its network of facilities based …
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New cancer treatment center coming to Marshall County

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(WAAY) – Cancer patients in the Marshall County area will soon have a new, state of the art facility to meet their treatment needs. Marshall Medical Centers has announced a new free standing cancer center will be built at 11491 Highway 431 in …
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'Condition of Delhi's street children hasn't improved'

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The main problem that we have to face in rehabilitation of the children that come to the CWC is the lack of political will towards addressing the root causes for the plight of these children, such as lack of employment facilities for the parents and …


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