• Short-term opioid use increases the positivity of emotional experiences

    26 days ago - By News Medical

    The human opioid system contributes to the regulation of emotions, pleasure and pain. Opioids are strong analgesics. In addition to effectively relieving pain, external opioids may improve mood and reduce negative emotions.
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  • Effects of Short-Term Daily Community Walk Aide Use on Children With Unilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy

    Effects of Short-Term Daily Community Walk Aide Use on Children With Unilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy

    26 days ago - By Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Purpose:
    To determine the effects of functional electrical stimulation on the main impairments affecting gait in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy.
    Methods:
    A 20-week, multiple single-subject A-B-A design included a 6-week pre-FES phase, an 8-week FES phase, and a 6-week post-FES phase. Twelve children, aged 5 to 16 years, wore an FES device daily for 8 weeks. Weekly measures included ankle range of motion, selective motor control, dorsiflexion and plantar flexion strength, gastrocnemius spasticity, single-limb balance, Observational Gait Scale score, and self-reported toe...
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