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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101565/use-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-to-preserve-the-thickness-of-abdominal-and-chest-muscles-of-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ana M Dall' Acqua, Amanda Sachetti, Laura J Santos, Fernando A Lemos, Tanara Bianchi, Wagner S Naue, Alexandre S Dias, Graciele Sbruzzi, Silvia R R Vieira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation combined with conventional physical therapy on muscle thickness in critically ill patients. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized controlled trial. PATIENTS: Twenty-five patients participated in the study. METHODS: Patients on mechanical ventilation for 24-48 h were randomized to an intervention group (neuromuscular electrical stimulation + conventional physical therapy) or a conventional group (sham neuromuscular electrical stimulation + conventional physical therapy)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098631/after-the-fall-the-tapestry-of-disturbance-and-recovery
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Nalini M Nadkarni
On July 3, 2015, Nalini Nadkarni, a world-renowned ecologist who had been studying the biologic processes of ecosystem disturbance and recovery, sustained a catastrophic 50-foot free-fall from the top of the rainforest canopy to the forest floor at her remote field research site. She lost consciousness in shock and sustained life-threatening injuries. Her accompanying students hiked out, radio-called 911, and the Harborview Medical Center (Seattle) Medivac team arrived 4 hours later to rescue her. Her prognosis was extremely grim; her family gathered in anticipation of her death as she underwent four operations during her 10 days in the ICU...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050920/elderly-fall-risk-prediction-based-on-a-physiological-profile-approach-using-artificial-neural-networks
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Jafar Razmara, Mohammad Hassan Zaboli
Falls play a critical role in older people's life as it is an important source of morbidity and mortality in elders. In this article, elders fall risk is predicted based on a physiological profile approach using a multilayer neural network with back-propagation learning algorithm. The personal physiological profile of 200 elders was collected through a questionnaire and used as the experimental data for learning and testing the neural network. The profile contains a series of simple factors putting elders at risk for falls such as vision abilities, muscle forces, and some other daily activities and grouped into two sets: psychological factors and public factors...
November 1, 2016: Health Informatics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048504/th-c-204-00-medical-physics-workshop-an-update-on-the-journal-s-improvement-activities-and-guidance-on-writing-and-reviewing-papers
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Jeffrey Williamson
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048316/th-c-204-03-writing-good-scientific-papers-and-responding-to-critiques
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M Goodsitt
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047524/su-f-p-05-initial-experience-with-an-independent-certification-program-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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T Solberg, J Robar, T Gevaert, M Todorovic, J Howe
PURPOSE: The ASTRO document "Safety is no accident: A FRAMEWORK FOR QUALITY RADIATION ONCOLOGY AND CARE" recommends external reviews of specialized modalities. The purpose of this presentation is to describe the implementation of such a program for Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body radiation Therapy (SBRT). METHODS: The margin of error for SRS and SBRT delivery is significantly smaller than that of conventional radiotherapy and therefore requires special attention and diligence...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046896/th-c-204-01-vision-for-medical-physics-and-status-of-current-initiatives
#7
J Williamson
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046238/th-c-204-02-improving-manuscript-quality-via-structured-reviews-enhanced-scientific-category-taxonomy-and-outreach
#8
S Das
In this presentation, the Editors will outline our vision for the future of Medical Physics and review recent work-in-progress initiatives to implement this vision. Finally, we will close with guidance to authors on how to write a good Medical Physics paper. A major focus will be the transition to a new publisher in 2017 following a more than 40-year association with American Institute of Physics Publishing (AIPP). Vision for Medical Physics and status of current initiatives: Jeff Williamson, Editor-in-Chief The broad vision of Medical Physics is "to continue the Journal's tradition of publishing the very best science that propels our discipline forward and improves our contribution to patient care...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043721/effect-of-daily-use-of-electronic-checklist-on-physical-rehabilitation-consultations-in-critically-ill-patients
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Rashid Ali, Patrick J Cornelius, Vitaly Herasevich, Ognjen Gajic, Rahul Kashyap
RATIONALE: In intensive care unit (ICU) practice, great emphasis is placed on the functional stabilization of the major organ systems, sometimes at the expense of physical rehabilitation. Checklists have shown to be an effective tool for standardizing care models. Our aim was to the study the effect of the use of an electronic checklist on occupational therapy/physical therapy (OT-PT) consults in critically ill patients. METHODS: A retrospective observational study of all adults admitted for the first time in an academic medical ICU in year 2014 was conducted...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034489/health-promotion-wellness-and-prevention-in-hand-therapy-a%C3%A2-survey-study
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Ann M Lucado, David W Taylor, Deborah M Wendland, Brian Connors
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. INTRODUCTION: Noncommunicable diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disease are associated with increased complications and cost of health care. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To describe beliefs and extent to which hand therapists include health promotion, wellness, and prevention (HPWP) in practice and to elucidate barriers to the incorporation of HPWP. METHODS: A 38-question survey evaluating hand therapists' beliefs, practice of HPWP, and barriers was sent to American Society of Hand Therapists members...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982486/the-effect-of-laughter-therapy-on-the-quality-of-life-of-nursing-home-residents
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Nilgün Kuru, Gülümser Kublay
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To carry out laughter therapy and evaluate its effect on the quality of life of nursing home residents. BACKGROUND: By improving the quality of life of residents living in nursing homes and allowing them to have a healthier existence, their lives can be extended. Therefore, interventions impacting the quality of life of older adults are of critical importance. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design. METHOD: The study was conducted between March 2 and May 25, 2015...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921633/healthcare-resources-are-inadequate-to-address-the-burden-of-illness-among-hiv-infected-male-prisoners-in-malaysia
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Joseph Bick, Gabriel Culbert, Haider A Al-Darraji, Clayton Koh, Veena Pillai, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Frederick Altice
Purpose Criminalization of drug use in Malaysia has concentrated people who inject drugs (PWID) and people living with HIV into prisons where health services are minimal and HIV-related mortality is high. Few studies have comprehensively assessed the complex health needs of this population. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach From October 2012 through March 2013, 221 sequentially selected HIV-infected male prisoners underwent a comprehensive health assessment that included a structured history, physical examination, and clinically indicated diagnostic studies...
December 19, 2016: International Journal of Prisoner Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904234/allocation-of-rehabilitation-services-for-older-adults-in-the-ontario-home-care-system
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Joshua J Armstrong, Joanie Sims-Gould, Paul Stolee
Background: Physiotherapy and occupational therapy services can play a critical role in maintaining or improving the physical functioning, quality of life, and overall independence of older home care clients. Despite their importance, however, there is limited understanding of the factors that influence how rehabilitation services are allocated to older home care clients. The aim of this pilot study was to develop a preliminary understanding of the factors that influence decisions to allocate rehabilitation therapy services to older clients in the Ontario home care system, as perceived by three stakeholder groups...
2016: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881152/fitness-and-mobility-training-in-patients-with-intensive-care-unit-acquired-muscle-weakness-fitonicu-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jan Mehrholz, Simone Thomas, Jane H Burridge, André Schmidt, Bettina Scheffler, Ralph Schellin, Stefan Rückriem, Daniel Meißner, Katja Mehrholz, Wolfgang Sauter, Ulf Bodechtel, Bernhard Elsner
BACKGROUND: Critical illness myopathy (CIM) and polyneuropathy (CIP) are a common complication of critical illness. Both cause intensive-care-unit-acquired (ICU-acquired) muscle weakness (ICUAW) which increases morbidity and delays rehabilitation and recovery of activities of daily living such as walking ability. Focused physical rehabilitation of people with ICUAW is, therefore, of great importance at both an individual and a societal level. A recent systematic Cochrane review found no randomised controlled trials (RCT), and thus no supporting evidence, for physical rehabilitation interventions for people with defined CIP and CIM to improve activities of daily living...
November 24, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857275/the-interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-care-team-and-the-role-of-physical-therapy-in-survivor-exercise
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Margaret L McNeely, Naomi Dolgoy, Mona Onazi, Kirsten Suderman
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation professionals offer expertise in functional assessment, treatment of impairments and functional limitations, and disability prevention. To optimize recovery, and often prior to participating in community-based exercise programming, survivors may need rehabilitation services from a range of healthcare professionals, including physiatrists, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and speech, occupational, and physical therapists. OBJECTIVES: Survivors with physical impairments and functional limitations may benefit from interdisciplinary rehabilitation and physical therapy, including tailored therapeutic exercise interventions...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855474/-utilization-of-physical-therapy-services-in-germany-from-2004-until-2014-analysis-of-statutory-health-insurance-data
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C Kopkow, T Lange, J Schmitt, T Petzold
Background: Both at the national and international levels, direct access for patients to physical therapy services is currently under debate. Direct access for patients seeking physical therapy care might reduce waiting time and costs, and thus be of benefit for patients and health insurance companies. To critically evaluate this situation, reliable and valid data are needed, but currently lacking. The aim of this study is to evaluate the health care situation for physical therapy services included in the catalogue of remedies from 2004 up to 2014 in Germany...
November 17, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851839/diagnosis-treatment-and-clinical-management-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-the-contemporary-era-a-review
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Bradley A Maron, Nazzareno Galiè
Importance: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by severe remodeling of the distal pulmonary arteries, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and right ventricular dysfunction that promotes heart failure. Once regarded as largely untreatable, evidence-based decision making now guides clinical management of PAH and improves outcomes. However, misconceptions regarding the approach to PAH in the modern era are common and associated with substandard clinical care. Observations: The clinical profile of PAH has changed substantially since its original description...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832565/safety-of-nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-smokers-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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A Kerr, J T McVey, A M Wood, Fmp Van Haren
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a common first-line treatment to prevent nicotine withdrawal in smokers. However, available literature reports conflicting results regarding its efficacy and safety in critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between NRT in smokers in the intensive care unit (ICU) and outcomes. This case-control study was conducted in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital ICU. Over a period of five years, 126 active smokers who received transdermal NRT were matched to 126 active smokers who did not receive NRT...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800591/unmet-needs-and-current-and-future-approaches-for-osteoporotic-patients-at-high-risk-of-hip-fracture
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REVIEW
Serge Ferrari, Jean-Yves Reginster, Maria Luisa Brandi, John A Kanis, Jean-Pierre Devogelaer, Jean-Marc Kaufman, Jean-Marc Féron, Andreas Kurth, René Rizzoli
: This review provides a critical analysis of currently available approaches to increase bone mass, structure and strength through drug therapy and of possible direct intra-osseous interventions for the management of patients at imminent risk of hip fracture. PURPOSE: Osteoporotic hip fractures represent a particularly high burden in morbidity-, mortality- and health care-related costs. There are challenges and unmet needs in the early prevention of hip fractures, opening the perspective of new developments for the management of osteoporotic patients at imminent and/or at very high risk of hip fracture...
December 2016: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759596/picu-up-impact-of-a-quality-improvement-intervention-to-promote-early-mobilization-in-critically-ill-children
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Beth Wieczorek, Judith Ascenzi, Yun Kim, Hallie Lenker, Caroline Potter, Nehal J Shata, Lauren Mitchell, Catherine Haut, Ivor Berkowitz, Frank Pidcock, Jeannine Hoch, Connie Malamed, Tamara Kravitz, Sapna R Kudchadkar
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and feasibility of an early mobilization program in a PICU. DESIGN: Observational, pre-post design. SETTING: PICU in a tertiary academic hospital in the United States. PATIENTS: Critically ill pediatric patients admitted to the PICU. INTERVENTION: This quality improvement project involved a usual-care baseline phase, followed by a quality improvement phase that implemented a multicomponent, interdisciplinary, and tiered activity plan to promote early mobilization of critically ill children...
December 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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