Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Antipenko E.A.

Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Head of the Department of Neurology, Psychiatry and Narcology ofAadditional ProfessionalEeducation Faculty, DSc

Specific features of rehabilitation potential in adult patients with cerebral palsy

Year: 2019, volume 15 Issue: №1 Pages: 187-190
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Shulyndin A.V., Antipenko Е.А.
Organization: Privolzhskiy Research Medical University
Summary:

Objective: to determine the specific features of rehabilitation potential in adult patients with cerebral palsy (CP). Material and Methods. Fifty patients with a confirmed diagnosis of cerebral palsy established in childhood were studied. Level of development of gross motor skills according to GMFCS classification was evaluated in all patients; functions were assessed using the International Classification of Functioning (ICF, version 2.1a, clinical form). Results: In patients with level 2 GMFCS, dysfunctions of muscle tone, muscle strength, implementation and capacity for raising and transferring objects of moderate and severe degree (p<0.05) were more common. The frequency of restricted implementation of precise manual movements is comparable in patients with GMFCS levels 1 and 2 Restricted non- assisted walking was significantly more common in patients with 2nd functional level. The moderately significant positive impact of personal mobility assistive products is more common among level 2 patients, while the importance of communication tools was greater for level 1 GMFCS patients. Conclusion. In adult patients with cerebral palsy it is necessary to assess the rehabilitation potential using ICF. Indicators of activity and participation are of key importance to the rehabilitation potential of adult cerebral palsy patients and should be considered in terms of the possibility of full or partial recovery to a level at which the performance of a certain task will meet the needs of the patient.

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Тhe efficiency of complex treatment of different variants of myasthenia gravis

Year: 2018, volume 14 Issue: №1 Pages: 145-148
Heading: Neurology Article type: Original article
Authors: Lapshina O.V., Antipenko Е.А., Gustov A.V.
Organization: Privolzhskiy Research Medical University
Summary:

The aim: to evaluate the effect of complex restorative treatment on clinical manifestations and the state of oxidative homeostasis in patients with different variants of myasthenia gravis. Material and Methods. The analysis of indicators of biochemiluminescence, muscle strength according to the scales QMGS and MG-ADL, instrumental methods of research (ENMG and respiratory function) before and after treatment in 117 patients with myasthenia gravis is carried out. For comparative analysis of independent samples was used Mann — Whitney U-test, and for paired comparisons was used the Wilcoxon test. Results. The dynamics of oxidative homeostasis, clinical picture, indicators of instrumental methods of research (ENMG, respiratory function) in patients with myasthenia gravis, without thymoma and underwent thymectomy on the background of complex treatment with the use of antioxidant therapy is presented. In all studied groups against the background of complex treatment with application of antioxidant therapy increase in activity of antioxidant protection of organism and decrease in activity of free radical oxidation that correlates with clinical improvement in all groups of patients is noted. Conclusion. The use of antioxidant therapy in complex rehabilitation of patients with myasthenia gravis is pathogenetically justified, especially in patients without thymoma.

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