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We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of NeuroRehabilitation (NRE) (Volume 48, Issue 4) is out now.

The issue has 15 articles, listed below, including highlighted in the Editors’ Choice section are two papers, both of which are freely available for you to read, download and share, plus the new article in our openly available Cochrane Corners section. The full content list can be accessed below or can be found here. Also included below is news of NRE's latest Journal Impact Factor and an outline of the most viewed recent content.


Editors’ Choice

Featured articles from this themed issue that are freely available online:

Narrative review of clinical practice guidelines for treating people with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury – Review Article, Open Access
Gerber, Lynn H. | Deshpande, Rati | Moosvi, Ali | Zafonte, Ross | Bushnik, Tamara | Garfinkel, Steven | Cai, Cindy

What’s going on following acute COVID-19? Clinical characteristics of patients in an out-patient rehabilitation program – Research Article, Openly Available
Albu, Sergiu | Zozaya, Nicolás Rivas | Murillo, Narda | García-Molina, Alberto | Chacón, Cristian Andrés Figueroa | Kumru, Hatice


In This Issue: Cochrane Corner #21

Are pharmacological treatments for familial amyloid polyneuropathy effective and safe? – A cochrane review summary with commentary

This commentary is to discuss the Cochrane Systematic Review “Pharmacological treatment for familial amyloid polyneuropathy” by F. Magrinelli et al., the direct supervision of Cochrane Neuromuscular Group, from a rehabilitation perspective. This Cochrane Corner is produced in agreement with Neurorehabilitation by Cochrane Rehabilitation. View the openly available Cochrane Corner article here.


What is the future for immersive virtual reality in memory rehabilitation? A systematic review
Plechatá, Adéla | Nekovářová, Tereza | Fajnerová, Iveta

Distance-limited walk tests post-stroke: A systematic review of measurement propertiesOpen Access
Cheng, Darren Kai-Young | Dagenais, Matthieu | Alsbury-Nealy, Kyla | Legasto, Jean Michelle | Scodras, Stephanie | Aravind, Gayatri | Takhar, Pam | Salbach, Nancy Margaret

Effects of respiratory muscle training on cough function in neurological disorders: A systematic review with meta-analysis
He, Yi | Zhao, Chen | Liu, Yong

Sleep-related breathing disorders associated with intrathecal baclofen therapy to treat patients with cerebral palsy: A cohort study and discussion
Mohon, Ricky T. | Sawyer, Kim | Pickett, Kaci | Bothwell, Samantha | Brinton, John T. | Sobremonte-King, Michelle | DelRosso, Lourdes M.

Effect of robotic exoskeleton gait training during acute stroke on functional ambulationOpen Access
Karunakaran, Kiran K. | Gute, Sharon | Ames, Gregory R. | Chervin, Kathleen | Dandola, Christina M. | Nolan, Karen J.

Post-stroke gait training practices in a low resource setting: a cross-sectional survey among Indian physiotherapists
Gururaj, Sanjana | Natarajan, Manikandan | Balasubramanian, Chitralakshmi K. | Solomon, John M.

Eccentric training effects for patients with post-stroke hemiparesis on strength and speed gait: A randomized controlled trial
Lattouf, Nisrine Abdelnour | Tomb, Roland | Assi, Ayman | Maynard, Luc | Mesure, Serge

Development of a prediction model for ascent and descent staircase independence during the sub-acute rehabilitation phase in individuals post-stroke
Rudomin, Guy | Keren, Ofer | Katz Leurer, Michal

Upper limbs cycle ergometer increases muscle strength, trunk control and independence of acute stroke subjects: A randomized clinical trial
da Rosa Pinheiro, Douglas Rafael | Cabeleira, Maria Eduarda Parcianello | da Campo, Luigi Antonio | Gattino, Laís Andrielli Ferreira | de Souza, Kellen Sábio | dos Santos Burg, Laura | et al.

Functional outcomes following inpatient rehabilitation of Guillain-Barré syndrome patients: Intravenous immunoglobulins versus plasma exchange
Bondi, Moshe | Engel-Haber, Einat | Wolff, Julie | Grosman-Rimon, Liza | Bloch, Ayala | Zeilig, Gabi

Does music therapy affect the global cognitive function of patients with dementia? A meta-analysis
Bian, Xiaoyi | Wang, Yuanli | Zhao, Xiaohu | Zhang, Zhihua | Ding, Chengbiao

Evaluation of quality of life in individuals with chronic stroke who underwent aquatic exercises: A case series
Carrasco, Aline Cristina | Silva, Mariana Felipe | Dela Bela, Laís Faganello | Paixão, Luana | Pelegrinelli, Alexandre Roberto Marcondes | Dias, Josilainne Marcelino | et al.


Most Read NRE Articles in May 2021

Listing articles published only in 2020 & 2021 so you can read the most popular recent content.

Effects of physical therapy interventions on balance ability in people with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review (Review Article in Vol.46, Iss.4, 2020) – Openly Available
Alashram, Anas R. | Annino, Giuseppe | Raju, Manikandan | Padua, Elvira

What’s going on following acute COVID-19? Clinical characteristics of patients in an out-patient rehabilitation program (Review Article in Vol.48, Iss.4, 2021) – Openly Available
Albu, Sergiu | Zozaya, Nicolás Rivas | Murillo, Narda | García-Molina, Alberto | Chacón, Cristian Andrés Figueroa | Kumru, Hatice

Neurorehabilitation of Persistent Sport-Related Post-Concussion Syndrome (Research Article in Vol.46, Iss.2, 2020) – Openly Available
Conder, Alanna | Conder, Robert | Friesen, Christopher.

Effects of therapeutic instrumental music performance and motor imagery on chronic post-stroke cognition and affect: A randomized controlled trial (Cochrane Corner in Vol.48, Iss.2, 2021) – Openly Available
Haire, Catherine M. | Vuong, Veronica | Tremblay, Luc | Patterson, Kara K. | Chen, Joyce L. | Thaut, Michael H.

Cognitive training interventions for dementia and mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease – A cochrane review summary with commentaryl (Research Article in Vol.48, Iss.3, 2021) – Openly Available
Loetscher, Tobias

Post-traumatic cephalalgia (Research Article in Vol.47, Iss.3, 2020) – Openly Available
Dwyer, Brigid | Zasler, Nathan


Impact Factor News

NRE Impact Factor: 2.138

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Image Credit: Journal Citation Reports

NRE has a new Journal Impact Factor of 2.138 according to the just-released 2020 Journal Citation Reports (Source: Clarivate, 2021), which is an increase of almost 30% from the previous value. The number of citations to papers published in NRE continues to grow and the journal ranks #42 out of 68 journals in the Rehabilitation category of Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE).

We thank our authors, reviewers and readers for the continuing success of NRE.


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