Malcolm E Burnett

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BACKGROUND Sideways reaching with the unaffected arm while seated is a component of everyday activities and can be a challenging task early after stroke. Kinematic analysis of a lateral reach task may provide potential rehabilitation strategies. OBJECTIVE The authors examined the difference between people with stroke and healthy controls in the movement(More)
Tetrathiomolybdate (choline salt; ATN-224), a specific, high-affinity copper binder, is currently being evaluated in several phase II cancer trials. ATN-224 inhibits CuZn superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) leading to antiangiogenic and antitumour effects. The pharmacodynamics of tetrathiomolybdate has been followed by tracking ceruloplasmin (Cp), a biomarker for(More)
OBJECTIVES To test parameters needed for the design of a larger trial including the following: 1) identifying eligible participants, recruitment, and retention rates; 2) the feasibility and acceptability of delivering functional electrical stimulation (FES) to the gluteus maximus and quadriceps femoris for acute stroke patients in a hospital rehabilitation(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Healthy individuals have a top-down coordination pattern when turning while walking; they first rotate the head, then the shoulders, the pelvis and, finally, the feet. The aim of this study was to compare spatial and temporal characteristics of head and trunk rotation in sitting between people early after stroke and healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Standardized outcome measures with high clinical utility are of paramount importance for clinical practice. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine interrater and intrarater reliability, construct validity, discriminant ability, and smallest detectable differences of the sit-to-stand test (STS), Timed "Up & Go" Test (TUG), and bed(More)
Background Foot structure is often classified into flat foot, neutral and high arch type based on the variability of the Medial Longitudinal Arch (MLA). To date, the literature provided contrasting evidence on the age when MLA development stabilises in children. The influence of footwear on MLA development is also unknown. Aim This study aims to (i) clarify(More)
Self-report underpins our understanding of falls among people with Parkinson's (PwP) as they largely happen unwitnessed at home. In this qualitative study, we used an ethnographic approach to investigate which in-home sensors, in which locations, could gather useful data about fall risk. Over six weeks, we observed five independently mobile PwP at high risk(More)
BACKGROUND Ill-fitting shoes have been implicated as a risk factor for falls but research to date has focused on people with arthritis, diabetes and the general older population; little is known about people with neurological conditions. This survey for people with stroke and Parkinson's explored people's choice of indoor and outdoor footwear, foot problems(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Trunk control is impaired after stroke but little is known about how changes in posture relate to other deficits. We examined spinal postural alignment in people with chronic stroke and explored the relationship between postural alignment and clinical measures. METHODS Twenty-one subjects with stroke and 22 age-matched healthy(More)