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Fisioter. Mov. (Online) ; 35: e35101, 2022. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1364858

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Abstract Introduction: The negative impact of prolonged immobilization results a physical decline during hospitalization in patients with acute brain injury. Objective: To investigate the benefits of early exercises on the mobility of patients with acute brain injury assisted at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Methods: This is a prospective, single-blind, controlled clinical trial. A total of 303 patients were assessed. Due to eligibility criteria, exercise protocol was applied in 58 participants, 32 with brain injury caused by traumatic event and 26 with brain injury caused by cerebrovascular event. Exercise began 24 hours after patients' admission at the ICU. Participants were submitted to passive and active mobilization protocols, performed according to level of sedation, consciousness and collaboration. Statistical analysis was conducted with repeated measures analysis of variance. Significance was set at 5%. Results: The group of patients with traumatic brain injuries was younger (p = 0.001) and with more men (p = 0.025) than the group of patients with clinical events. Most exercise sessions were performed in sedated patients. By the end of the protocol, participants with traumatic and clinical brain injury were able to do sitting and standing exercises. Both groups were similar on ICU discharge (p = 0.290). The clinical group presented better improvement on level of consciousness than the traumatic group (p = 0.005). Conclusion: Participants with an acute brain injury presented at the time of discharge from the ICU good mobility and improvement in the level of consciousness.


Resumo Introdução: O impacto negativo da imobilização prolongada resulta em declínio funcional durante a hospitalização em pacientes com lesão cerebral aguda. Objetivo: Investigar os benefícios dos exercícios precoces na mobilidade dos pacientes com lesão cerebral aguda atendidos em uma Unidade de Terapia Intensiva (UTI). Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo clínico prospectivo, controlado e cego. Foram avaliados 303 pacientes. Devido aos critérios de elegibilidade, o protocolo de exercício foi aplicado em 58 participantes, 32 com lesão cerebral causada por evento traumático e 26 com lesão cerebral causada por evento cerebrovascular. O exercício começou 24 horas após a admissão dos pacientes na UTI. Os participantes foram submetidos a protocolos de mobilização passiva e ativa, realizados de acordo com o nível de sedação, consciência e colaboração. A análise estatística foi realizada com análise de medidas repetidas de variância. A significância foi estabelecida em 5%. Resultados: O grupo de pacientes com lesão cerebral traumática foi mais jovem (p = 0,001) e com mais homens (p = 0,025) do que o grupo de pacientes com eventos clínicos. A maioria das sessões de exercícios foi realizada em pacientes sedados. Ao final do protocolo, os participantes com lesão cerebral traumática e clínica foram capazes de fazer exercícios de sentar e ficar em pé. Ambos os grupos foram semelhantes na alta da UTI (p = 0,290). O grupo clínico apresentou melhor ganho no nível de consciência do que o grupo traumático (p = 0,005). Conclusão: Os participantes com lesão cerebral aguda apresentaram no momento da alta da UTI boa mobilidade e melhora do nível de consciência.


Subject(s)
Humans , Neurological Rehabilitation , Brain Injuries, Traumatic , Exercise , Immobilization , Intensive Care Units
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An. bras. dermatol ; 96(6): 721-725, Nov.-Dec. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1355630

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Abstract Cast immobilization is used in the management of various injuries of joints and/or limbs. A variety of nail disorders have been reported in association with cast immobilization of the forearm and wrist among a limited number of patients so far. The mechanism was not clearly identified in some of these cases. Here, the authors report two patients with nail disorders appeared after the removal of immobilization cast of forearm and wrist and review the literature.


Subject(s)
Humans , Forearm , Nail Diseases/etiology , Wrist , Immobilization/adverse effects
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Enferm. foco (Brasília) ; 12(4): 832-837, dez. 2021.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1353504

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Objetivo: Apresentar o protocolo de um estudo que procura desenvolver uma escala para avaliação do desconforto provocado pela imobilização nas vítimas de trauma e um modelo de maca eficaz na imobilização da vítima de trauma em desenvolvimento. Método: Realizar-se-ão quatro estudos sequenciais: Estudo descritivo, exploratório de abordagem quantitativa para avaliar o grau de desconforto provocado pela imobilização na maca de vácuo e/ou plano duro; Estudo psicométrico para construir e validar um instrumento que permita avaliar o desconforto provocado pela imobilização na maca de vácuo e plano duro; Construção da ImoConfort Mattress para imobilização e transporte de vítimas; e Ensaio clínico randomizado para avaliar a eficácia da ImoConfort Mattress quanto ao conforto, imobilização, aquecimento e controlo da trepidação/vibração provocada pelo transporte. Considerações finais: A criação de um instrumento que monitorize o desconforto durante o socorro e transporte com imobilização, contribuirá para melhorar o tratamento implementado às vítimas de trauma. Espera-se que a ImoConfort Mattress contribua para a melhoria da qualidade da assistência clínica durante o socorro extra-hospitalar. (AU)


Objective: To present the protocol of a study that seeks to develop a scale to assess the discomfort caused by immobilisation in trauma victims and an effective mattress model for immobilization of trauma victims, in desenvolviment. Methods: Four sequential studies will be carried out: Descriptive, exploratory quantitative approach study to assess the degree of discomfort caused by the vacuum mattress splint and/or spine board; Psychometric study to construct and validate an instrument to assess the discomfort caused by immobilization on vacuum mattress splint and/or spine board; Construction of the ImoConfort Mattress for immobilization and transportation of victims; Randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of the mattress in terms of comfort, immobilization, rewarming and control of trepidation/vibration caused by transportation. Final considerations: The creation of an instrument to monitor discomfort during rescue and transport with immobilisation will help to improve all the treatment implemented for trauma victims. The construction of ImoConfort Mattress will improve the quality of clinical care during out-of-hospital rescue. (AU)


Objetivo: Presentar el protocolo de un estudio que pretende desarrollar una escala para evaluar las molestias causadas por la inmovilización en las víctimas de trauma y un modelo de una camilla efectiva para la inmovilización de la víctima de trauma en desenvolvimiento. Métodos: Se llevarán a cabo cuatro estudios secuenciales: Estudio descriptivo y exploratorio del enfoque cuantitativo para evaluar el grado de incomodidad causado por la camilla de vacío y/o plano duro; Estudio psicométrico para construir y validar un instrumento para evaluar la incomodidad causada por la inmovilización; Construcción del ImoConfort Mattress para la inmovilización y el transporte de las víctimas; Ensayo clínico aleatorio para evaluar la eficacia de la camilla respecto a la comodidad, la inmovilización, el calentamiento y el control de las trepidaciones/vibraciones causadas por el transporte. Consideraciones finales: La creación de un instrumento para monitorizar la incomodidad durante el rescate y el transporte con inmovilización contribuirá a mejorar todo el tratamiento aplicado a las víctimas de trauma. La construcción del ImoConfort Mattress mejorará la calidad de la atención clínica durante la ayuda extrahospitalaria. (AU)


Subject(s)
Wounds and Injuries , Prehospital Care , Patient Comfort , Immobilization
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Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1353490

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RESUMO: A Artrogripose Múltipla Congênita (AMC) é uma síndrome rara, que representa um grupo de condições congênitas caracterizado por contraturas articulares em duas ou mais articulações, não progressivas, geralmente simétricas, de etiologia desconhecida e que pode estar associada a outras malformações, como viscerais e neurológicas. Apresenta-mos dois casos isolados com achados característicos de AMC, atendidos em ambulatório de pediatria de alto risco de uma cidade do Oeste do Paraná. Caso 1: lactente, sexo feminino, 14 dias de vida, com redução dos movimentos fetais referidos pela mãe, apresentando malformações envolvendo somente os membros, visualizadas logo após o nasci-mento. Caso 2: lactente, sexo masculino, quatro meses de vida, com diagnóstico de hipocinesia fetal ao ultrassom obstétrico de 23 semanas, ao nascimento apresenta contraturas dos membros e disfunção do sistema nervoso cen-tral. O diagnóstico da artrogripose é complexo e essencialmente clínico, sendo necessária uma anamnese meticulosa, contemplando uma avaliação da gestação, via de parto, história familiar e um exame físico minucioso, classificando quais os tipos de contraturas, membros envolvidos, presença de musculatura alterada e de alterações neurológicas, a fim de diferenciar a AMC das outras síndromes que também cursam com contraturas articulares. O seguimento e tratamento dos lactentes com artrogripose devem ocorrer em acompanhamento multidisciplinar devido às variadas manifestações que a doença pode apresentar e à característica de recidiva ao longo dos anos. (AU)


ABSTRACTArthrogryposis Multiple Congenita (AMC) is a rare syndrome that represents a group of congenital conditions character-ized by joint contractures in two or more joints, non-progressive, usually symmetrical, of unknown etiology and which may be associated with other malformations, such as visceral and neurological. We present two isolated cases with characteristic features of AMC, seen in a high-risk pediatrics outpatient clinic in a city in western Paraná. Case 1: infant, female, 14 days old, with reduced fetal movements reported by the mother, presenting malformations involving only the limbs, seen immediately after birth. Case 2: infant, male, four months old, diagnosed with fetal hypokinesia on 23-week obstetric ultrasound, at birth, presents limb contractures and central nervous system dysfunction. The diagnosis of ar-throgryposis is complex and essentially clinical, requiring a meticulous anamnesis, including an assessment of pregnan-cy, delivery, family history and a thorough physical examination, classifying what types of contractures, involved limbs, presence of altered musculature and neurological changes to differentiate AMC from other syndromes that also have joint contractures. The aftercare and treatment of infants with arthrogryposis must occur in multidisciplinary follow-up due to the varied manifestations that the disease may present and the characteristic of recurrence over the years. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Infant , Arthrogryposis , Congenital Abnormalities , Contracture , Extremities , Integrality in Health , Immobilization
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Geriatr., Gerontol. Aging (Impr.) ; 14(3): 181-188, 30-09-2020.
Article in English, Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1127747

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OBJETIVO: Descrever a percepção da equipe multiprofissional sobre o uso da contenção mecânica em idosos. METODOLOGIA: Pesquisa qualitativa realizada com 58 profissionais da área da saúde em duas Instituições de Longa Permanência para Idosos localizadas no estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Utilizou-se entrevista semiestruturada, com análise temática do conteúdo. O período de coleta de dados foi de novembro de 2017 a junho de 2018. RESULTADOS: Foram identificadas 21 unidades de registro, organizadas em três categorias: percepção da equipe sobre as consequências e riscos do uso da contenção mecânica: o paradoxo da segurança do paciente; implicações na decisão da contenção mecânica de idosos; e estratégias para conter e não conter. CONCLUSÕES: Os achados refletem a necessidade de capacitação dos profissionais no que tange às estratégias de cuidado alternativas, livres de contenção, como parte da promoção de uma cultura de cuidado que respeite o direito à liberdade e a dignidade das pessoas, especialmente as mais vulneráveis.


OBJECTIVE: To describe the perception of a multidisciplinary team on the use of physical restraint in older adults. METHODS: Qualitative research conducted with 58 health professionals in two long term care facilities for older adults located in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Semi-structured interviews were further analyzed using thematic content analysis. The data was collected from November 2017 to June 2018. RESULTS: Twenty-one initial codes were identified and organized in three categories: team perception of the consequences and risks of a physical restraint (the patient's safety paradox); implications of the decision of physical restraint of the older adults; and strategies to restrain and not restrain. CONCLUSIONS: The results reinforce the need for training of professionals on restraint-free alternatives of care, as part promoting a culture of care that respects the right to freedom and the dignity of people ­ especially the most vulnerable ones.


Subject(s)
Humans , Aged , Restraint, Physical , Health of Institutionalized Elderly , Geriatric Nursing/organization & administration , Immobilization , Brazil , Attitude of Health Personnel , Homes for the Aged/organization & administration
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Lima; Perú. Presidencia de Consejo de Ministros; 20200700. 3 p.
Non-conventional in Spanish | MINSAPERU, LILACS, MINSAPERU | ID: biblio-1116805

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El Decreto contiene las acciones diferenciadas en relación a las medidas de inmovilización en algunos departamentos y provincias de nuestro país, en razón a los altos índices de contagio y propagación del COVID-19.


Subject(s)
Emergency Watch , Decrees , COVID-19 , Immobilization
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Semina cienc. biol. saude ; 41(2): 229-238, jun./dez. 2020. Tab, Ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1224439

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Introdução: a síndrome de imobilidade (SI) é definida por critérios clínicos específicos, a saber, presença dos dois critérios maiores, declínio cognitivo e múltiplas contraturas e pelo menos dois dos menores, disfagia, afasia, lesão por pressão e dupla incontinência, tendo indicação de cuidados paliativos desde o momento de sua identificação. Objetivo: determinar a prevalência da SI em pacientes em atendimento domiciliar e verificar a inclusão destes em cuidados paliativos. Métodos: estudo documental, descritivo-exploratório e retrospectivo, coletados do prontuário dos pacientes do Serviço de Atendimento Domiciliar de Curitiba, no período de 1 a 31 de julho de 2018, totalizando 566 pacientes. Critérios de inclusão: idade igual ou superior a 18 anos, estar em atendimento domiciliar, apresentar critérios para SI. Critérios de exclusão: dados incompletos que impeçam a caracterização da SI. Foi utilizado o teste de associação de qui-quadrado e o teste da ANOVA. Considerou-se o p ≤ 0,05 com significância estatística. Resultados: 56 (9,9%) apresentaram critérios para SI. A ocorrência da SI no sexo feminino foi de 13,1% e no masculino 6,1%, com significância estatística (p=0,0218). A média de idade de 72,43. Quanto aos critérios menores, n=56 (100%) tinham dupla incontinência, n=48 (83,9%) disfagia, n=41 (73,2%) afasia e n=31 (55,4%) lesões por pressão. Dos pacientes com SI, 44,46% estavam em cuidados paliativos. Conclusão: a SI foi associada ao sexo feminino, a média de idade foi 72,43 anos. A prevalência foi de 9,9%, dos quais somente 44,46% estavam em cuidados paliativos, o que nos aponta que o atendimento domiciliar não está ofertando aos seus pacientes o melhor atendimento possível. Palavras-chave: Imobilização. Cuidados paliativos. Serviços de assistência domiciliar.(AU)


Introduction: the immobility syndrome (IS) is defined by specific clinical criteria, namely, presence of the two major criteria, cognitive decline and multiple contractures and at least two of the smallest, dysphagia, aphasia, pressure injury and double incontinence and indicates palliative care from the moment of its identification. Objective: to determine the prevalence of IS in patients in home care and to verify their inclusion in palliative care. Methods: this is a documentary, descriptiveexploratory and retrospective study, collected from patients' records of the Home Care Service of Curitiba, from 1 to 31 July 2018, totaling 566 patients. Inclusion criteria: age equal to or greater than 18 years, being in home care, presenting criteria for IS. Exclusion criteria: incomplete data that prevent the characterization of the IS. The chi-square association test and the ANOVA test were used. The p ≤ 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: n=56 (9.9%) presented criteria for IS. The occurrence of IS in the female sex was 13.1% and in the male, 6.1%, with statistical significance (p=0.0218). The mean age was 72.43. Regarding the minor criteria n=56 (100%) had double incontinence, n=48 (83.9%) dysphagia, n=41 (73.2%) aphasia, and n=31 (55.4%) pressure injuries. Of the patients with IS 44.46% were in palliative care. Conclusion: IS was associated with females, mean age was 72.43 years. The prevalence was 9.9%, of which only 44.46% were in palliative care, which indicates that home care is not offering its patients the best care possible. Keywords: Immobilization. Palliative care. Home care services.(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Palliative Care , Immobilization , Patients , Analysis of Variance , Pressure Ulcer
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Rev. bras. ortop ; 55(3): 383-385, May-June 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138022

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Abstract Fractures of the radial head account for over 50% of all fractures of the forearm. Broberg and Morrey (modification of the Mason classification) classify them in four types. Type 1 fractures are non-displaced or minimally displaced, considered stable and without mechanical joint blockage. In this type of fracture, a non-operative management with a short period of immobilization leads to a good clinical result without adverse outcomes. Clinically relevant associated lesions are not common. Because of this, arthritis of the radiocapitellar and ulnohumeral joint after the non-displaced radial head fracture is uncommon. This case report presents a young patient diagnosed with isolated non-displaced radial head fracture, that evolved 8 months later, to global arthritis of the elbow.


Resumo As fraturas da cabeça radial representam mais de 50% de todas as fraturas do antebraço. Broberg e Morrey (modificação da classificação de Mason) as classificam em quatro tipos. As fraturas do tipo 1 são aquelas não deslocadas ou minimamente deslocadas, consideradas estáveis e sem bloqueio mecânico das articulações. Nesse tipo de fratura, um manejo não operatório com um curto período de imobilização permite bom resultado clínico sem desfechos adversos. Lesões associadas clinicamente relevantes não são comuns. Por esse motivo, a artrite da articulação radiocapitelar e ulnoumeral após a fratura da cabeça do rádio não deslocada é incomum. Este relato de caso apresenta um paciente jovem com diagnóstico de fratura isolada da cabeça radial não deslocada que evoluiu, 8 meses depois, para artrite global do cotovelo.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Osteoarthritis , Arthritis , Radius Fractures , Wounds and Injuries , Elbow , Fractures, Bone , Forearm , Immobilization
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Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1177643

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A simultaneous double dislocation (both proximal [PIP] and distal [DIP] interphalangeal joints) of a triphalangeal finger is a rare entity. The most common hand affected is the right hand. In the case of a closed triple dislocation (metacarpophalangeal [MCP], PIP and DIP joints); there are only two cases in the literature revised. In this case, we report an open triple dislocation in the index finger of the left-hand of a 54-year-old man treated by closed reduction and 3 weeks of immobilization followed by active mobilization with satisfactory results.


La luxación simultánea de las articulaciones interfalángicas proximal (IFP) y distal (IFD) de un dedo de tres articulaciones es una rara entidad. La mano que es afectada con más frecuencia es la derecha. Con relación a una triple luxación cerrada (articulación metacarpofalángica [MCF], IFP e IFD), sólo hay descritos dos casos en la literatura revisada. En este caso, describimos una triple luxación abierta del segundo dedo de la mano en un varón de 54 años de edad tratada mediante reducción cerrada,e inmovilización durante 3 semanas seguida de movilización activa supervisada, con resultado final satisfactorio.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Wounds and Injuries/complications , Joint Dislocations/surgery , Joint Dislocations/etiology , Finger Injuries/surgery , Finger Injuries/etiology , Closed Fracture Reduction/methods , Joint Dislocations/diagnostic imaging , Finger Injuries/diagnostic imaging , Finger Joint , Immobilization
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-811247

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Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological sleep disorder characterized by an urge to move the legs or arms and is associated with discomfort and paresthesia in the legs. RLS is diagnosed based on the clinical symptoms, and polysomnography is performed to quantify the periodic limb movements during sleep or in patients who undergo the suggested immobilization test. Determining the cause of RLS is important for accurately diagnosing and evaluating this condition. The treatment of RLS varies according to the etiology, severity, and frequency of the patients' symptoms. Accurate identification and treatment of the cause of RLS are important in patients with secondary RLS. Iron supplementation could be useful in patients with uremia, iron deficiency, and for RLS during pregnancy. Dopamine agonists have been used as the first-line treatment for primary RLS. On the other hand, augmentation is a known adverse effect associated with the long-term use of dopamine agonists. Therefore, recent treatment guidelines recommend the administration of anticonvulsants, such as pregabalin and gabapentin, to treat RLS. Iron, opioids, or benzodiazepines may be useful in patients refractory to anticonvulsants or dopamine agonists. RLS is a chronic condition. Therefore, it is essential to establish a long-term treatment plan, considering both the efficacy and adverse effects of therapeutic agents used in patients.


Subject(s)
Analgesics, Opioid , Anticonvulsants , Arm , Benzodiazepines , Diagnosis , Dopamine Agonists , Extremities , Hand , Humans , Immobilization , Iron , Leg , Paresthesia , Polysomnography , Pregabalin , Pregnancy , Restless Legs Syndrome , Sleep Wake Disorders , Uremia
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Gac. méd. espirit ; 21(3): 30-39, sept.-dic. 2019. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1090441

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RESUMEN Fundamento: Dentro de los grandes síndromes geriátricos, la inmovilidad es una de las más graves consecuencias de las enfermedades que puede sufrir el anciano. Objetivo: Caracterizar el comportamiento del síndrome de inmovilidad en los adultos mayores del Grupo Básico de Trabajo n.o 1 del policlínico Bernardo Posse de San Miguel del Padrón. Metodología: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo, retrospectivo, en 145 pacientes con síndrome de inmovilidad, de una población de 160 ancianos desde enero de 2015 a diciembre del 2017. Se determinó el tipo de inmovilidad, y las causas principales, así como las complicaciones. Resultados: El síndrome predominó en pacientes femeninos en edades altas de la vida. El tipo de inmovilidad más frecuente fue la larvada y las causas más frecuentes fueron las enfermedades osteomioarticulares, las infecciones, el cáncer y el síndrome del cuidador. Las complicaciones que predominaron fueron a nivel de los sistemas digestivo, respiratorio, cardiovascular y la piel. Conclusiones: El riesgo de presentar algún tipo de inmovilidad aumenta con la edad y el sexo femenino es más susceptible a este. La inmovilidad es una entidad sindromática que deteriora de manera significativa la calidad de vida de los adultos mayores ya que el anciano inmovilizado es un paciente de alto riesgo para la aparición de complicaciones.


ABSTRACT Background: Within the great geriatric syndromes, immobility is one of the most serious consequences of the diseases that the elderly can suffer. Objective: To characterize the behavior of the immobility syndrome in the elderly from the Basic Working Group No. 1 at Bernardo Posse polyclinic in San Miguel del Padrón. Methodology: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out in 145 patients with immobility syndrome, from a population of 160 elderly people, from January 2015 to December 2017. The type of immobility was determined, as well as the main causes, as well as complications. Results: The syndrome predominated in female patients at high ages of life. The most frequent type of immobility was larvae and the most frequent causes were osteomyoarticular diseases, infections, and cancer also the caregiver syndrome. The predominated complications were at the level of the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular and skin systems. Conclusions: The risk of presenting some type of immobility increases with age, and the female sex is more susceptible to it. Immobility is a syndromic disease that significantly deteriorates the quality of life of elderly, since the immobilized elderly person is a high-risk patient for complications.


Subject(s)
Risk Factors , Frail Elderly , Health Risk Behaviors , Geriatrics , Immobilization , Disabled Persons , Homebound Persons , Mobility Limitation
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Med. UIS ; 32(3): 49-54, Sep.-Dec. 2019. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1114976

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Resumen La luxación temporomandibular es infrecuente, pero genera gran repercusión en el esqueleto facial. En ocasiones el cuadro clínico inicial es inespecífico y puede confundirse con otras patologías si no se tiene un adecuado conocimiento del tema, o se realiza una anamnesis incorrecta. Este artículo presenta el caso de una paciente que consultó al servicio de urgencias por disartria y desviación de la comisura labial hacia la izquierda, asociado a dolor severo y parestesia en hemicara derecha. No obstante, al ingreso la paciente refirió síntomas ambiguos, que para el médico evaluador sugirieron una causa neurológica. Durante la observación se solicitó valoración por servicio de cirugía plástica, se logró orientación de la anamnesis y examen físico, obteniendo una impresión diagnóstica de luxación de articulación temporomandibular derecha, confirmada por imagenología, y por ende un tratamiento oportuno con reducción e inmovilización en el servicio de urgencias. MÉD.UIS.2019;32(3):49-54


Abstract The temporomandibular joint dislocation is uncommon, but it causes a great repercussion on the facial skeleton. Occasionally, the initial symptoms can be unspecific and confuse with other pathologies if there are not an adequate knowledge of the topic and the anamnesis is incorrect. This article presents a clinical case of a patient with dysarthria and left deviation of the labial commissure, associated with severe pain and paresthesia in the right side of the face. Nevertheless, the patient initially referred ambiguous symptoms, suggesting a neurological cause. During observation in the emergency room, plastic surgery service valorated the patient, with subsequent orientation of the anamnesis and physical examination, achieving a satisfactory management of the acute dislocation. MÉD.UIS.2019;32(3):49-54


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adult , Temporomandibular Joint Disorders , Joint Dislocations , Pain , Paresthesia , Pathology , Physical Examination , Printing , Skeleton , Surgery, Plastic , Temporomandibular Joint , Dysarthria , Face , Immobilization , Medical History Taking
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 41: 30-36, sept. 2019. graf, tab, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1053564

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Background: Yarrowia lipolytica is a nonconventional, dimorphic yeast with multiple biotechnological applications. Considering the size of Y. lipolytica cells and a plethora of its morphological forms (spherical cells or hyphae and pseudohyphae), it is highly difficult to select a suitable carrier for this useful microorganism. Bacterial cellulose (BC) is currently considered one of the most promising immobilization carriers. In the current study, the usefulness of oil- and emulsion-modified BCs as a carrier for Y. lipolytica immobilization was investigated. Static and agitated cultures were conducted in media supplemented with oil or emulsion to improve carrier porosity. Results: It was found that the application of oil- and emulsion-modified BCs correlated with significantly higher efficiency of Y. lipolytica immobilization and hence higher yield than the yield achieved with an unmodified carrier. Increased efficiency of immobilization correlated with BC porosity-related parameters, which, in turn, depended on the size of oil droplets introduced into the culture medium. Moreover, changes in porosity-related parameters caused by the addition of oil or emulsion to the medium were observed when the cultures were conducted only under static conditions and not under agitated conditions. Conclusion: The application of oil- and emulsion-modified BCs as carriers significantly increased the efficiency of Y. lipolytica immobilization as compared to unmodified BC. The addition of oil or emulsion to the culture medium can be a simple but effective method to modify the porosity of BC-based carriers.


Subject(s)
Cellulose/metabolism , Yarrowia/metabolism , Immobilization , Polymers , Yeasts , Biotechnology , Plant Oils , Porosity , Yarrowia/chemistry , Nanostructures , Emulsions
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Prensa méd. argent ; 105(4): 174-176, jun 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1026796

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One of the newest areas of using the potential of a microbial association of kefir grains is obtaining a biodegradable film. The research was aimed at creating a packaging material with new properties of suppressing the development of concomitant microflora in dried berries and fruits.


Subject(s)
Biodegradation, Environmental , Survival Rate , Food Packaging/methods , Microbiota , Kefir/microbiology , Immobilization
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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 62: e19180504, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1055407

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Abstract The aim of this work is to evaluate the performance of upflow anaerobic fixed bed reactors filled with espresso coffee capsules to treat sanitary sewage. Three reactors (R1, R2 and R3) were constructed in blue PVC pipes measuring 30 cm height and 150 mm diameter and filled with coffee capsules made of aluminum and plastic. The sewage from the pre-treatment phase of the wastewater treatment plant of the Federal University of Lavras fed the system. Temperature, pH, alkalinity and volatile acids concentration, COD, TS, TVS and TSS of the influent and effluent were analyzed to evaluate the reactors performances. Statistics tests were run in the software Statistica 10. Changes occurred in the organic loading rates caused two different operating phases, one at an OLR of 2.1 kg COD m-3d-1 and another at 4.0 kg COD m-3d-1. The average temperature during the monitoring period was 18°C. In spite of the operating conditions variations, the reactors showed satisfactory performances, presenting COD efficiency removals up to 80% in both phases. The capsules characteristics were similar to other materials used as support. Hence, it is possible to utilize coffee capsules as support material in anaerobic reactors, providing satisfactory pollutants removal efficiencies.


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Domestic Effluents , Biomass , Equipment Reuse , Efficiency , Anaerobiosis , Immobilization
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Article in English | AIM, AIM | ID: biblio-1270121

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As people age, they accumulate medical conditions. Geriatric giants comprise a group of conditions that lead to significant mortality and morbidity and contribute to the complexity in treating geriatric patients. They are common and rarely occur in isolation. The 5 Is of geriatric giants are: iatrogenesis, immobility, instability, incontinence and impaired cognition. Consequences for the patient and their caregivers include loss of functional independence, institutionalisation and caregiver burnout. Primary care practitioners are often the first port of call for geriatric patients in South Africa and by asking a few key questions and performing a thorough examination; these conditions can be recognised early. Whilst there are often limitations to cure, the main aim is to maintain the older adult's functional independence as much as possible, and by following an organised management approach to each of these conditions, the quality of life of patients can be improved


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Health Services for the Aged , Iatrogenic Disease , Immobilization , Musculoskeletal Diseases , South Africa , Urinary Incontinence
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-771633

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The clinical treatment of joint contracture due to immobilization remains difficult. The pathological changes of muscle tissue caused by immobilization-induced joint contracture include disuse skeletal muscle atrophy and skeletal muscle tissue fibrosis. The proteolytic pathways involved in disuse muscle atrophy include the ubiquitin-proteasome-dependent pathway, caspase system pathway, matrix metalloproteinase pathway, Ca-dependent pathway and autophagy-lysosomal pathway. The important biological processes involved in skeletal muscle fibrosis include intermuscular connective tissue thickening caused by transforming growth factor-β1 and an anaerobic environment within the skeletal muscle leading to the induction of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α. This article reviews the progress made in understanding the pathological processes involved in immobilization-induced muscle contracture and the currently available treatments. Understanding the mechanisms involved in immobilization-induced contracture of muscle tissue should facilitate the development of more effective treatment measures for the different mechanisms in the future.


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Atrophy , Autophagy , Calcium , Metabolism , Caspases , Metabolism , Connective Tissue , Metabolism , Pathology , Contracture , Metabolism , Pathology , Therapeutics , Fibrosis , Humans , Immobilization , Joints , Lysosomes , Metabolism , Matrix Metalloproteinases , Metabolism , Muscle, Skeletal , Metabolism , Pathology , Proteasome Endopeptidase Complex , Metabolism , Proteolysis , Signal Transduction , Physiology , Transforming Growth Factor beta1 , Metabolism , Ubiquitin , Metabolism
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Journal of Bone Metabolism ; : 241-246, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785908

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BACKGROUND: Bone marrow oedema (BMO) in children/adolescents is a rare clinical condition without an etiologic cause. It is associated with typical increased signal intensity on T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) and an increase in bone turnover in which vitamin D plays a pivotal role. No treatment guidelines for these young patients are to date available.METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in a pediatric setting of 13 patients with diagnosis of primary BMO of the foot on the basis of clinical and radiological findings. Data collection included sex, age, patient history, symptoms at presentation, clinical examination, laboratory bone turnover markers, vitamin D levels, MRI, treatment, and outcome.RESULTS: Vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency was found in 76.9% of cases. All patients were treated with adequate vitamin D daily intake, a short course of analgesic therapy, physical therapy, avoiding detrimental feet and ankle immobilization. All fully recovered in 3-month lag period.CONCLUSIONS: Our data highlight that environmental factors, such as underestimated articular or bone microtraumatisms, as well as joint hyper mobility, in a bone turnover milieu of vitamin D deficiency could be the cause of this clinical conditions. Adequate vitamin D supplementation, associated with physical and analgesic therapy, is crucial in the management of BMO.


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Adolescent , Ankle , Bone Marrow , Bone Remodeling , Child , Data Collection , Diagnosis , Foot , Humans , Immobilization , Joints , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Retrospective Studies , Vitamin D Deficiency , Vitamin D , Vitamins
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Experimental Neurobiology ; : 670-678, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785790

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In the present study, the productions of antinociception induced by acute and chronic immobilization stress were compared in several animal pain models. In the acute immobilization stress model (up to 1 hr immobilization), the antinociception was produced in writhing, tail-flick, and formalin-induced pain models. In chronic immobilization stress experiment, the mouse was enforced into immobilization for 1 hr/day for 3, 7, or 14 days, then analgesic tests were performed. The antinociceptive effect was gradually reduced after 3, 7 and 14 days of immobilization stress. To delineate the molecular mechanism involved in the antinociceptive tolerance development in the chronic stress model, the expressions of some signal molecules in dorsal root ganglia (DRG), spinal cord, hippocampus, and the hypothalamus were observed in acute and chronic immobilization models. The COX-2 in DRG, p-JNK, p-AMPKα1, and p-mTOR in the spinal cord, p-P38 in the hippocampus, and p-AMPKα1 in the hypothalamus were elevated in acute immobilization stress, but were reduced gradually after 3, 7 and 14 days of immobilization stress. Our results suggest that the chronic immobilization stress causes development of tolerance to the antinociception induced by acute immobilization stress. In addition, the COX-2 in DRG, p-JNK, p-AMPKα1, and p-mTOR in the spinal cord, p-P38 in the hippocampus, and p-AMPKα1 in the hypothalamus may play important roles in the regulation of antinociception induced by acute immobilization stress and the tolerance development induced by chronic immobilization stress.


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Animals , Diagnosis-Related Groups , Ganglia, Spinal , Hippocampus , Hypothalamus , Immobilization , Mice , Spinal Cord
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