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Venous malformations: Clinical course and management of vascular birthmark clinic cases
ConclusionsGiven the frequent association of VM with other vascular lesions, considerable morbidity, and specialised treatment, a multidisciplinary approach to their management in childhood is important and should include dermatology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, haematology, paediatric surgery, physiotherapy and social services.
Source: Australasian Journal of Dermatology - October 22, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Michelle Y McRae, Susan Adams, John Pereira,, Kurosh Parsi, Orli Wargon Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
[Correspondence] Physical activity for people with disabilities
One of the main factors that James Rimmer and Alexandre Marques do not consider in their Comment on physical activity for people with disabilities (July 21, p 193) is the fact that many physiotherapists, general practitioners, and sport trainers are not prepared to advise on physical activity in individuals with comorbidities unless they have a doctor's letter to indicate what is safe for them to undertake. Cardiac disease is an exception, much work having been done by the British Heart Foundation.
Source: LANCET - October 19, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Charles SB Galasko Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Clinical trial registration in physiotherapy journals: recommendations from the International Society of Physiotherapy Journal Editors
Clinical trial registration involves placing the protocol for a clinical trial on a free, publicly available and electronically searchable register. Registration is considered to be prospective if the protocol is registered before the trial commences (i.e., before the first participant is enrolled). Prospective registration has several potential advantages. It could help avoid trials being duplicated unnecessarily and it could allow people with health problems to identify trials in which they might participate. Perhaps more importantly, however, it tackles two big problems in clinical research: selective reporting and publication bias.
Source: Physiotherapy - October 19, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Physical Activity in Students of the Medical University of Silesia in Poland.
CONCLUSIONS:/b>There was a largest group of medical students who, despite being aware of PA benefits, did not meet the recommended level of PA. Physiotherapy students are well-trained and qualified to promote healthy habits and encourage individuals to undertake regular physical activity. PMID: 23086407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - October 19, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Dabrowska-Galas M, Plinta R, Dabrowska J, Skrzypulec-Plinta V Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Undetected Pectoralis Major Tendon Rupture in a Patient Referred to a Physical Therapist in a Combat Environment: A Case Report.
DISCUSSION:/b>Successful management of this patient depended upon analysis of the history and physical examination findings by the physical therapist to form an accurate diagnosis. In addition, timely medical evacuation and referral to an orthopedic surgeon for surgical management were coordinated in a combat environment. Completion of a progressive rehabilitation program following pectoralis major tendon repair also contributed to this patient's full recovery and return to duty. Had the physical therapist only followed the initial referral request, given this patient's military duties and sports and recreational activi...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 19, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Hoppes CW, Ross MD, Moore JH Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Ankle Joint Mobilization Affects Postoperative Pain Through Peripheral and Central Adenosine A1 Receptors.
CONCLUSIONS:/b>This study demonstrated the involvement of the adenosinergic system in the antihyperalgesic effect of AJM in a rodent model of pain and provides a possible mechanism basis for AJM-induced relief of acute pain. PMID: 23086409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - October 19, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Martins DF, Mazzardo-Martins L, Cidral-Filho FJ, Santos AR, Stramosk J Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
The Hypothesis-Oriented Pediatric-Focused Algorithm: A Framework for Clinical Reasoning in Pediatric Physical Therapist Practice.
Abstract Pediatric physical therapist practice presents unique challenges to the clinical reasoning processes of novice clinicians and student physical therapists. The purpose of this article is to present the Hypothesis Oriented Pediatric Focused Algorithm (HOP-FA), a clinical framework designed to the guide clinical reasoning process in pediatric physical therapist practice. The HOP-FA provides a systematic, step-wise guide to the patient/client management process wherein the therapist is asked to consider various factors and issues that may impact the clinical reasoning process for a particular child and family....
Source: Physical Therapy - October 19, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kenyon LK Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Rheumatoid arthritis and falls: the influence of disease activity
Conclusion. The strongest correlation with falls was evident for patient-reported outcomes. Pain seems to be the common ground of these parameters. At the same time, disease activity influences pain. The results suggest an increased attention towards the risk of falling with patients of higher levels of disease activity or pain, and physio- or ergotherapeutical interventions as needed.
Source: Rheumatology - October 18, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Bohler, C., Radner, H., Ernst, M., Binder, A., Stamm, T., Aletaha, D., Smolen, J. S., Koller, M. Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis CLINICAL SCIENCE Source Type: research
Cancer-Related Lymphedema Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Impact: A Review [REVIEW ARTICLES]
Conclusion Research into causes, prevention, and effect on QOL of LE and information on LE in cancers other than breast is needed. Consensus on definitions and measurement, increased patient and provider awareness of signs and symptoms, and proper and prompt treatment/access, including psychosocial support, are needed to better understand, prevent, and treat LE.
Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology - October 18, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Paskett, Dean, Oliveri, Harrop Tags: Quality of Life REVIEW ARTICLES Source Type: research
Efficacy of manual therapy treatments for people with cervicogenic dizziness and pain: protocol of a randomised controlled trial
DiscussionThis paper describes the methods for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of two manual therapy techniques in the treatment of people with cervicogenic dizziness for which there is limited established evidence-based treatment.Trial registrationACTRN12611000073909
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - October 18, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Susan ReidDarren RivettMichael KatekarRobin Callister Source Type: research
Research culture development in the workplace – The key to professional success
Contemporary health professionals desire a clinical workplace and workforce in which there is excellence in the quality of care, innovation in practice, productivity and promotion of public health. Increasingly, health professionals are determined and committed to fully populating their evidence base for practice and to increasing the percentage of the profession engaged in research on a regular basis. In the UK for example, the Department of Health is funding, on an annual basis, studentships in research masters or doctoral programmes and clinical lectureships with the overall aim of developing and growing substantially c...
Source: Manual Therapy - October 17, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Ann P. Moore, Gwendolen Jull Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Physical activity level, leisure activities and related quality of life 1 year after lumbar decompression or total hip arthroplasty
Conclusion Despite being equally physically active and engaged in leisure activities, LDS patients did not achieve a quality of life comparable to that of THA patients 1 year postoperatively. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ArticlePages 1-7DOI 10.1007/s00586-012-2535-1Authors Nanna Rolving, Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus, DenmarkKirstine H. Obling, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus, DenmarkFinn B. Christensen, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Aarhus University Hospital, Nørrebrogad...
Source: European Spine Journal - October 17, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: European Spine Journal Source Type: research
Is there a need for cervical collar usage post anterior cervical decompression and fusion using interbody cages? A randomized controlled pilot trial.
Abstract Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a common surgical intervention for radiculopathy resulting from degenerative cervical spine conditions. Post-surgical cervical collar use is believed to reduce post-operative pain, provide the patient with a sense of security during activities of daily living and even reduce rates of non-fusion. This prospective randomized controlled pilot trial investigates trial design feasibility in relation to prospective physical, functional, and quality of life-related outcomes of patients undergoing ACDF with interbody cage, with (n = 17) and without (n = 16)...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 17, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Abbott A, Halvorsen M, Dedering A Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Sjögren-Larsson syndrome: Importance of early diagnosis and aggressive physiotherapy.
We describe a case of a 5-year-old boy with SLS diagnosed clinically based on congenital ichythosis, quadriplegia, and mental retardation. The child responded well to emollients and antihistamines. His quadriplegia was managed by aggressive physiotherapy and mental retardation by stimulation techniques. After a 3-year follow up, significant improvement was seen in his motor and mental disability. This case highlights the importance of clinical diagnosis and early intervention for such a disabling disorder. PMID: 23031378 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Dermatol Online J - October 16, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Kathuria S, Arora S, Ramesh V Tags: Dermatol Online J Source Type: research
Determinants of health-related quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease: a path analysis
Conclusions Health-related quality of life in PD is associated with self-care limitations, mobility limitations, self-reported history of falls and disease duration. Understanding how these factors are inter-related may assist clinicians focus their assessments and develop strategies that aim to minimize the negative functional and social sequelae of this debilitating disease. Content Type Journal ArticlePages 1-11DOI 10.1007/s11136-012-0289-1Authors Sze-Ee Soh, Physiotherapy Department, The Alfred, 55 Commercial Road, PO Box 315, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC 3181, AustraliaJennifer L. McGinley, Physioth...
Source: Quality of Life Research - October 16, 2012 Category: Health Management Tags: Quality of Life Research Source Type: research
Osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral head.
Abstract The patient was a 16-year-old adolescent male who was referred to an orthopaedic surgeon by his pediatrician for a chief complaint of persistent right shoulder pain and crepitus that limited his ability to participate in sporting activities. The patient's progressively worsening right shoulder pain and crepitus, despite no history of injury, was a concern. Therefore, conventional radiographs were completed, which demonstrated an area of radiolucency involving the humeral head. Due to concern for intra-articular pathology, a magnetic resonance arthrogram was ordered, which demonstrated findings consistent w...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 11, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lunden JB, Legrand AB Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
Distal fibula fracture diagnosed with ultrasound imaging.
Abstract The patient was a 31-year-old man serving in a military special forces unit at a remote location. He presented to a physical therapist with a chief complaint of worsening right lateral ankle pain that limited his ability to bear weight. Because the patient met the Ottawa ankle rules and there was concern for a fracture, radiographs were indicated. However, the nearest facility with radiographic capabilities was only available through air medical evacuation. Therefore, the physical therapist assessed the patient's ankle with an onsite portable ultrasound imaging unit, which demonstrated cortical irregularit...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 11, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Kardouni JR Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
IFOMPT 2012: A Rendez-Vous of Hands and Minds.
Abstract Since its founding in Montreal, Canada in 1974, the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) has been providing orthopaedic and manual therapists from around the world with the highest-quality learning opportunities through a conference held every 4 years. In 2012, IFOMPT is partnering with The International Private Practitioners Association (IPPA) to host this prestigious event in Quebec City, Canada. As more than 51% of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association membership is working in private practice, this adds even greater value to this quadrennial event. This con...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 11, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Werstine R, Chesworth BM Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
October 2012 book reviews.
Abstract JOSPT offers invited reviews of current titles. The October 2012 column includes 5 reviews of the following books: Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain: A Case-Based Approach; Kinesiology Taping: Fundamentals; Therapeutic Exercise: From Theory to Practice; Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Diagnosis: Spine and Temporomandibular Joints; and Pocket Orthopaedics: Evidence-Based Survival Guide.J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2012;42(10):888-891. PMID: 23023270 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Physical Therapy - October 11, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Sutton G, Kahl AB, Torres E, Biller ME, Baldwin F Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
Effects of an acute, outpatient physiotherapy exercise program following pediatric heart or lung transplantation
Abstract This prospective interventional study investigated the impact of a three‐month, ambulatory HA or HB, semi‐individualized, PT‐prescribed exercise program following pediatric HTx or LTx. SMW distance, strength, and flexibility were assessed at start and completion of the program and one yr after enrollment. Subjects received either an HB or HA exercise program three times per week. The cohort demonstrated clinically and statistically significant improvements in SMW distances at three months (425.7 ± 109.4–500.6 ± 93.6 m, p < 0.001) and at one yr (528.5 ± 66.6 m, p = 0.001), although ther...
Source: Pediatric Transplantation - October 11, 2012 Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: R. D. Deliva, A. Hassall, C. Manlhiot, M. Solomon, B. W. McCrindle, A. I. Dipchand Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Challenges in demonstrating the effectiveness of multidisciplinary treatment on quality of life, participation and health care utilisation in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomised controlled trial
This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary intervention with aftercare (MD) compared to aerobic exercise (AE) and usual care (UC) in recently diagnosed patients with fibromyalgia (FM). In a Zelen-like design, eligible patients from the outpatient rheumatology clinics of three medical centres in the South of the Netherlands were consecutively recruited and pre-randomised to MD (n = 108), AE (n = 47) or UC (n = 48). MD consisted of a 12-week course of sociotherapy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy and creative arts therapy (three half days per week), followed by five aftercare meetings i...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - October 10, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clinical Rheumatology Source Type: research
[In search of the ideal surgical treatment for Lymphedema. Report of 2nd European Conference on Supermicrosurgery (Barcelona - March 2012).]
Abstract Since more than 50years, many surgeons all around the world try to find the perfect surgical technique to treat limb lymphedemas. Decongestive physiotherapy associated with the use of a compressive garment has been the primary choice for lymphedema treatment. Many different surgical techniques have been developed, however, to date, there is no consensus on surgical procedure. Most surgical experts of lymphedema met in the second European Conference on supermicrosurgery, organized on March 1st and 2nd 2012, in San Pau Hospital, Barcelona. Together they tried to clarify these different options and ideally a ...
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - October 10, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Rausky J, Robert N, Binder JP, Revol M Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research
Anti-inflammatory effect of low-intensity laser on the healing of third-degree burn wounds in rats
This study was approved by the Ethics Committee, in which 36 adult male rats were selected and suffered the induction of third-degree burn injury. These rats were divided as follows: group 1—control (treated with silver sulfadiazine), group 2—received energy density of 3 J/cm2, and group 3—received energy density of 6 J/cm2. All animals daily received an occlusive bandage with silver sulfadiazine and 8 % papain. The laser therapy was performed alternatively three times a week. The animals were evaluated on the 3rd, 7th, 14th, and 21st days after the initial lesion and euthanized for the macroscopi...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - October 9, 2012 Category: Laser Surgery Tags: Lasers in Medical Science Source Type: research
Translation and Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Lower Extremity Functional Scale Into a Brazilian Portuguese Version and Validation on Patients With Knee Injuries.
CONCLUSION: The translation of the LEFS into a Brazilian Portuguese version was successful in preserving the semantic and measurement properties of the original version and was shown to be a valid and reliable tool to be used on the Brazilian population with knee injuries.J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, Epub 9 October 2012. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.4101. PMID: 23047028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - October 9, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Metsavaht L, Leporace G, Riberto M, Sposito MM, Del Castillo LN, Oliveira LP, Batista LA Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
An Implementation Protocol for Non Invasive Ventilation Prescription: The Physiotherapist Role in an Italian Hospital.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study has demonstrated that a) a PT can play a key role in the respiratory care management of patients with chronic RD and sleep breathing disorders with NM diseases requiring higher time consumption, b) the inclusion of PT in NIV/CPAP-MP reduces the time spent by other health professionals. The cost effectiveness of this management needs to be verified in larger clinical trial settings. PMID: 23051649 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Respiratory Care - October 8, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Simonelli C, Paneroni M, Vitacca M Tags: Respir Care Source Type: research
Walking during body-weight-supported treadmill training and acute responses to varying walking speed and body-weight support in ambulatory patients post-stroke.
The objective was therefore to investigate if and how kinematic walking characteristics are different between overground walking and treadmill walking with BWS in ambulatory patients post-stroke, and the acute response of altering walking speed and percent BWS during treadmill walking with BWS. A cross-sectional repeated-measures design was used. Ambulating patients post-stroke walked in slow, preferred, and fast walking speed overground and at comparable speeds on the treadmill with 20% and 40% BWS. Kinematic walking characteristics were obtained using a kinematic sensor attached over the lower back. Forty-four patients c...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 8, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Aaslund MK, Helbostad JL, Moe-Nilssen R Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Perceived value of stroke outcome measures across the post-acute care continuum: A qualitative case study.
Abstract Connecting the continuum of post-acute care stroke services may be important for easing patients' transition between settings and facilitating recovery and community reintegration. The use of outcome measures is suggested as one means of connecting the continuum. The purpose of this qualitative case study is to describe administrators' and physiotherapists' perceived value of an outcomes program across the post-acute care stroke continuum at a rehabilitation hospital. Data were collected through individual interviews and focus groups with 18 participants. Three themes emerged on the value of the outcomes p...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 8, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Danzl MM, Hunter EG Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
The intra- and inter-rater reliability of the tragus wall distance (TWD) measurement in non-pathological participants ages 18-34.
Conclusions: TWD measurement has high intra-rater reliability. TWD measurement of a single patient by multiple raters is not supported. PMID: 23039018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 8, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Shipe NK, Billek-Sawhney B, Canter TA, Meals DJ, Nestler JM, Stumpff JL Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Effects of 5 % weight loss through diet or diet plus exercise on cardiovascular parameters of obese: a randomized clinical trial
Conclusion A 5 % weight loss improves lipid profile and reduces inflammation in obese individuals. Endothelial function did not change significantly. Weight loss has a significant impact on these cardiovascular risk factors, and this is independent of physical training. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Original ContributionPages 1-8DOI 10.1007/s00394-012-0450-1Authors Ana Paula Trussardi Fayh, Endocrine Unit, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, BrazilAndré Luiz Lopes, Exercise Research Laboratory, School of Physical Education,...
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - October 6, 2012 Category: Nutrition Tags: European Journal of Nutrition Source Type: research
Randomised controlled trials of yoga interventions for women with breast cancer: a systematic literature review
Conclusion Results from the few RCTs suggest there is moderate to good evidence that yoga may be a useful practice for women recovering from breast cancer treatments. Large-scale RCTs using objective measures and patient-reported outcomes with long-term follow-up are needed to substantiate whether the benefits are true and sustainable. Content Type Journal ArticleCategory Review ArticlePages 1-10DOI 10.1007/s00520-012-1611-8Authors H. Harder, Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C), Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RX UKL. Parlour...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - October 5, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Supportive Care in Cancer Source Type: research
Decreasing unnecessary utilization in acute bronchiolitis care: Results from the value in inpatient pediatrics network
CONCLUSIONS:Benchmarking within a voluntary pediatric hospitalist collaborative facilitated decreased utilization of bronchodilators and chest physiotherapy in bronchiolitis. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2012; © 2012 Society of Hospital Medicine
Source: Journal of Hospital Medicine - October 5, 2012 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Shawn Ralston, Matthew Garber, Steve Narang, Mark Shen, Brian Pate, John Pope, Michele Lossius, Trina Croland, Jeff Bennett, Jennifer Jewell, Scott Krugman, Elizabeth Robbins, Joanne Nazif, Sheila Liewehr, Ansley Miller, Michelle Marks, Rita Pappas, Jeana Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Protective factors in patients aged over 65 with stroke treated by physiotherapy, showing cognitive impairment, in the Valencia Community. Protection Study in Older People (EPACV)
DiscussionOur research aims to analyze the perception of caregivers, their difficulties to work, and the influence of family function. Moreover, it aims to register the perception of the patients with stroke sequel over the care received and whether they feel protected in their family environment.
Source: BioMed Central - October 5, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Vicente Gil-GuillenConcepcion Carratala-MunueraJuan Carlos Andres OrtegaDomingo Orozco-BeltranJosé Martínez RiberaAvelino Pereira ExpósitoPablo Martínez CánovasEduardo Payá MoraEmilio Mayoral AzofraAntonio Fernández GiménezAdriana Lopez-PinedaPatr Source Type: research
[Bilateral acetabulum fracture after suffering sport trauma.]
Abstract This case study describes a 37-year-old male who suffered a bilateral transverse acetabulum fracture with a fracture of the posterior wall and a double-sided dorsal hip dislocation in combination with a left-sided femoral head fracture (Pipkin IV) while skiing in a "fun park". The accurate diagnosis and presurgical planning was made by means of a computed tomography (CT) scan and a subsequent 3D reconstruction. After a primarily executed shielded repositioning of the bilateral hip dislocationearly secondary and anatomical reconstruction of the double-sided acetabulum fracture was possible using the Kocher-...
Source: Der Unfallchirurg - October 4, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Trost P, Kollersbeck C, Pelitz M, Walcher T, Genelin F Tags: Unfallchirurg Source Type: research
Exercise Adherence Interventions for Adults With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain.
This article focuses on exercise adherence interventions among adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Which, if any, approaches foster exercise adherence among adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain? PMID: 23043147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Crandall S, Howlett S, Keysor JJ Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Work Reintegration for Veterans With Mental Disorders: A Systematic Literature Reviewto Inform Research.
CONCLUSIONS:/b>This comprehensive literature review found limited knowledge about how to integrate people with mental disorders into a new workplace following a prolonged absence (over one year). Even more limited knowledge was found for Veterans. The results informed the next steps for our research team, to enhance successful reintegration of Veterans with mental disorders into the civilian workplace. PMID: 23043148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Vantil L, Fikretoglu D, Pranger T, Patten S, Wang J, Wong M, Zamorski M, Loisel P, Corbiére M, Shields N, Thompson J, Pedlar D Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Physical Therapist Management of Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices: Key Considerationsfor the Acute Care Physical Therapist.
This article provides an overview of the utilization of ventricular assist devices (VADs), reviews the common features of VADs and management of VAD recipients, discusses clinical considerations in the rehabilitation process, and describes the role of the acute care physical therapist in the care of VAD recipients. With over 5 million individuals in the United States suffering from heart failure (HF), and with a limited ability to manage the progressive and debilitating nature of HF, VADs are becoming more common place. In order to prescribe a comprehensive and effective plan of care, the physical therapist needs to unders...
Source: Physical Therapy - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Wells CL Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Describing the clinical reasoning process: Application of a model of enablement to a pediatric case.
Discussion: Reflection using the ICF model as a framework to discuss clinical reasoning can highlight important factors contributing to effective patient management. PMID: 23035766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Furze J, Nelson K, O'Hare M, Ortner A, Threlkeld AJ, Jensen GM Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Preoperative education addressing postoperative pain in total joint arthroplasty: Review of content and educational delivery methods.
Conclusions: Preoperative education centered on a biomedical model of anatomy and pathoanatomy as well as procedural information has limited effect in reducing postoperative pain after THA and TKA surgeries. Preoperative educational sessions that aim to increase patient knowledge of pain science may be more effective in managing postoperative pain. PMID: 23035767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Louw A, Diener I, Butler DS, Puentedura EJ Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Correlation between the 8-repetition maximum test and isokinetic dynamometry in the measurement of muscle strength of the knee extensors: A concurrent validity study.
Abstract The 8-repetition maximum test has the potential to be a feasible, cost-effective method of measuring muscle strength for clinicians. The purpose of this study was to investigate the concurrent validity of the 8-repetition maximum test in the measurement of muscle strength by comparing the 8-repetition maximum test to the gold standard of isokinetic dynamometry. Thirty participants (15 males and 15 females, mean age = 23.2 years [standard deviation = 1.0]) underwent 8-repetition maximum testing and isokinetic dynamometry testing of the knee extensors (at 60, 120, and 240 degrees per second) on two s...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 4, 2012 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Taylor JD, Fletcher JP Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Effectiveness of different exercises and stretching physiotherapy on pain and movement in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions:A proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation intervention protocol combined with aerobic exercise showed a better outcome than a classic stretching protocol after four months. PMID: 23036842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Rehabilitation - October 4, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Moyano FR, Valenza M, Martin LM, Caballero YC, Gonzalez-Jimenez E, Demet GV Tags: Clin Rehabil Source Type: research
Precision cut lung slices as an efficient tool for in vitro lung physio-pharmacotoxicology studies.
Abstract 1. We review the specific approaches for lung tissue slices preparation and incubation systems and the research application fields in which lung slices proved to be a very efficient alternative to animal experimentation for biomechanical, physiological, pharmacological and toxicological approaches. 2. Focus is made on air-liquid interface dynamic organ culture systems that allow direct tissue exposure to complex aerosol and that best mimic in vivo lung tissue physiology. 3. A compilation of research applications in the fields of vascular and airway reactivity, mucociliary transport, polyamine trans...
Source: Xenobiotica - October 3, 2012 Category: Research Authors: Morin JP, Baste JM, Gay A, Crochemore C, Corbière C, Monteil C Tags: Xenobiotica Source Type: research
Participant perceptions of a novel physiotherapy approach ("Blue Prescription") for increasing levels of physical activity in people with multiple sclerosis: a qualitative study following intervention.
Conclusion: A novel approach (Blue Prescription) which facilitates engagement in higher levels of desirable physical activity was perceived by participants to be supportive, motivating and enabling. This approach might be particularly useful for people with multiple sclerosis ready to adopt new health-related behaviours. For future studies, this approach requires further refinement, particularly with regards to methods of communication and evaluation. [Box: see text]. PMID: 23030504 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - October 3, 2012 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Smith CM, Hale LA, Mulligan HF, Treharne GJ Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
The effect of continuous ultrasound on chronic non-specific low back pain: a single blind placebo-controlled randomized trial
Conclusions: The study showed that adding continuous US to a semi supervised exercise program significantly improved function, lumbar ROM and endurance time. Further studies including a third group of only exercise and no US can establish the possible effects of placebo US.Trial registrationNTR2251
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - October 2, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Safoora EbadiNoureddin Nakhostin AnsariSoofia NaghdiShohre JalaeiMirmostafa SadatHosein BagheriMaurits vanTulderNicholas HenschkeEhsan Fallah Source Type: research
Scapular-focused treatment in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: a randomized clinical trial
Abstract The purpose of this clinical trial is to compare the effectiveness of a scapular-focused treatment with a control therapy in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. Therefore, a randomized clinical trial with a blinded assessor was used in 22 patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. The primary outcome measures included self-reported shoulder disability and pain. Next, patients were evaluated regarding scapular positioning and shoulder muscle strength. The scapular-focused treatment included stretching and scapular motor control training. The control therapy included stretching, muscle fric...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - October 1, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clinical Rheumatology Source Type: research
Time invested in the global respiratory care of Cystic fibrosis paediatrics patients
ConclusionIn our cohort, CF patients spent an average of nearly 20 hours a week in respiratory therapy, within a wide range of between 8 hours to almost 36 hours a week. PA consumes almost half of the time. Physicians have to take into consideration the burden of the treatment, in order to optimise the therapy.
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - October 1, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: G.M. Hafen, Y. Kernen, Q.M. Halleux Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required by occupational therapist and physiotherapist beginning practitioners in work‐related practice: A systematic review
ConclusionFindings from this systematic review provided credible evidence about attributes required by occupational therapists and physiotherapists but not including new graduates, in work‐related practice. However, due to low evidence levels findings will need to be applied with caution. More rigorous research is needed to evaluate occupational therapy and physiotherapy workplace interventions to guide practice and to assist occupational therapists and physiotherapists promote the effectiveness of their services.
Source: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal - October 1, 2012 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kerry Adam, Susan Peters, Lucy Chipchase Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
[Osteoporotic fractures of the pelvis].
Abstract The incidence of osteoporotic pelvic fractures is rapidly increasing. Following low energy trauma fractures are frequently classified as pelvic girdle fractures. Based on the pelvic expert group database of the German Trauma Society the estimated rate of osteoporotic pelvic ring fractures is about 51%. In cases of fractured pubic rami standard X-ray in anterior-posterior, inlet and outlet views should be carried out by computed tomography (CT) scanning to identify fractures of the sacrum. Only if pain persists and no fracture is evident with CT is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated. Therapy should ...
Source: Der Chirurg - October 1, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: Böhme J, Höch A, Josten C Tags: Chirurg Source Type: research
[Postoperative management of hip and knee endoprostheses].
Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis is often accompanied by massive destruction of the smaller and larger joints even with early therapy using antirheumatic drugs. In these cases total joint arthroplasty is the only surgical option, especially for the knee and hip joint. Knowledge of the specific disease-related postoperative characteristics is a prerequisite for the successful treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. As dislocation of the arthroplastic joint does not occur more often in rheumatoid arthritis, the risk of periprosthetic infection is increased due to the use of biologicals. Therefore, a perioperati...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie - October 1, 2012 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Seitz S, Rüther W Tags: Z Rheumatol Source Type: research