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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339847/telephone-delivered-exercise-advice-and-behavior-change-support-by-physical-therapists-for-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis-protocol-for-the-telecare-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rana S Hinman, Belinda J Lawford, Penny K Campbell, Andrew M Briggs, Janette Gale, Caroline Bills, Simon D French, Jessica Kasza, Andrew Forbes, Anthony Harris, Stephen J Bunker, Clare M Delany, Kim L Bennell
Background.: Exercise and physical activity are a core component of knee osteoarthritis (OA) care, yet access to physical therapists is limited for many people. Telephone service delivery models may increase access. Objective.: Determine the effectiveness of incorporating exercise advice and behaviour change support by physical therapists into an existing Australian nurse-led musculoskeletal telephone service for adults with knee OA. Design.: Randomized controlled trial with nested qualitative studies...
March 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329240/effect-of-breathing-oxygen-enriched-air-on-exercise-performance-in-patients-with-precapillary-pulmonary-hypertension-randomized-sham-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Silvia Ulrich, Elisabeth D Hasler, Stéphanie Saxer, Michael Furian, Séverine Müller-Mottet, Stephan Keusch, Konrad E Bloch
Aims: The purpose of the current trial was to test the hypothesis that breathing oxygen-enriched air increases exercise performance of patients with pulmonary arterial or chronic thrombo-embolic pulmonary hypertension (PAH/CTEPH) and to investigate involved mechanisms. Methods and results: Twenty-two patients with PAH/CTEPH, eight women, means ± SD 61 ± 14 years, resting mPAP 35 ± 9mmHg, PaO2 ambient air >7.3 kPa, underwent four bicycle ergospirometries to exhaustion on different days, while breathing oxygen-enriched (FiO2 0...
March 11, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327186/clinical-behavioural-and-pharmacogenomic-factors-influencing-the-response-to-levothyroxine-therapy-in-patients-with-primary-hypothyroidism-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Rosie Dew, Onyebuchi Okosieme, Colin Dayan, Vinay Eligar, Ishrat Khan, Salman Razvi, Simon Pearce, Scott Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal thyroid hormone therapy including under-replacement and over-replacement is common amongst patients with hypothyroidism. This is a significant health concern as affected patients are at risk of adverse cardiovascular or metabolic consequences. Despite a growing body of evidence on the effects of various factors on thyroid hormone replacement, a systematic appraisal of the evidence is lacking. This review aims to appraise and quantify the extent to which clinical, behavioural and pharmacogenomic factors affect levothyroxine therapy in patients with primary hypothyroidism...
March 21, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327054/effects-of-low-frequency-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-and-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-upper-extremity-motor-recovery-in-the-early-period-after-stroke-a-preliminary-study
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Aliye Tosun, Sabiha Türe, Ayhan Askin, Engin Ugur Yardimci, Secil Umit Demirdal, Tülay Kurt Incesu, Ozgur Tosun, Hikmet Kocyigit, Galip Akhan, Fazıl Mustafa Gelal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on upper extremity motor function in patients with acute/subacute ischemic stroke. METHODS: Twenty-five ischemic acute/subacute stroke subjects were enrolled in this randomized controlled trial. Experimental group 1 received low frequency (LF) rTMS to the primary motor cortex of the unaffected side + physical therapy (PT) including activities to improve strength, flexibility, transfers, posture, balance, coordination, and activities of daily living, mainly focusing on upper limb movements; experimental group 2 received the same protocol combined with NMES to hand extensor muscles; and the control group received only PT...
March 22, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320331/a-multi-component-cognitive-behavioural-intervention-for-the-treatment-of-fear-of-falling-after-hip-fracture-fit-hip-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Maaike N Scheffers-Barnhoorn, Jolanda C M van Haastregt, Jos M G A Schols, Gertrudis I J M Kempen, Romke van Balen, Jan H M Visschedijk, Wilbert B van den Hout, Eve M Dumas, Wilco P Achterberg, Monica van Eijk
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture is a common injury in the geriatric population. Despite surgical repair and subsequent rehabilitation programmes, functional recovery is often limited, particularly in individuals with multi-morbidity. This leads to high care dependency and subsequent use of healthcare services. Fear of falling has a negative influence on recovery after hip fracture, due to avoidance of activity and subsequent restriction in mobility. Although fear of falling is highly prevalent after hip fracture, no structured treatment programme is currently available...
March 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298187/icanadapt-early-protocol-randomised-controlled-trial-rct-of-clinician-supervised-transdiagnostic-internet-delivered-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-icbt-for-depression-and-or-anxiety-in-early-stage-cancer-survivors-vs-treatment-as-usual
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M J Murphy, J M Newby, P Butow, L Kirsten, K Allison, S Loughnan, M A Price, J Shaw, H Shepherd, J Smith, G Andrews
BACKGROUND: This RCT with two parallel arms will evaluate the efficacy of an internet-delivered transdiagnostic cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) intervention for the treatment of clinical depression and/or anxiety in early stage cancer survivors. METHODS/DESIGN: Early stage cancer survivors will be recruited via the research arm of a not-for-profit clinical research unit and randomised to an intervention (iCBT) group or a 'treatment as usual' (TAU) control group...
March 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294068/cognitive-impacts-of-estrogen-treatment-in-androgen-deprived-males-what-needs-to-be-resolved
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Erik Wibowo
BACKGROUND: Many prostate cancer (PCa) patients are on androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as part of their cancer treatments but ADT may cause cognitive impairments. ADT depletes men of both androgen and estrogen. Whether estradiol supplementation can improve cognitive impairments in patients on ADT is understudied. OBJECTIVE: To summarize data on the effects of estradiol treatment on cognitive function of androgen-deprived genetic male populations (PCa patients and male-to-female transsexuals) and castrated male animals...
March 13, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291412/the-role-of-physical-therapy-and-rehabilitation-after-lumbar-fusion-surgery-for-degenerative-disease-a-systematic-review
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Marcella Madera, Jeremy Brady, Sylvia Deily, Trent McGinty, Lee Moroz, Devender Singh, George Tipton, Eeric Truumees
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic and comprehensive review of the existing literature regarding postfusion rehabilitation. METHODS Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, the authors conducted an exhaustive review of multiple electronic databases. Potential articles were screened using inclusion/exclusion criteria. Two authors independently analyzed these studies using predefined data fields, including study quality indicators such as level of evidence and availability of accepted patient-reported outcomes measures...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287054/effects-and-feasibility-of-an-exercise-intervention-for-individuals-living-with-dementia-in-nursing-homes-study-protocol
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Lindsey Brett, Victoria Traynor, Paul Stapley, Shahla Meedya
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, there are an estimated 35.6 million individuals living with dementia. It is important that non-pharmacological therapies are utilized to help manage the symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, as they are the recommended first approach in best practice guidelines. METHODS: This protocol outlines a randomized controlled trial with a qualitative component which evaluated the effects and feasibility of a physical therapist-led physical exercise intervention on agitation of individuals living with dementia in nursing homes...
March 13, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286968/a-12-week-interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-trial-in-patients-with-gliomas-a-feasibility-study
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Anders Hansen, Karen Søgaard, Lisbeth Rosenbek Minet, Jens Ole Jarden
PURPOSE: This report aims to assess the safety and feasibility of using an interdisciplinary rehabilitation intervention for a future randomized controlled trial in patients with gliomas in the initial treatment phase. METHOD: We conducted an outpatient two-part rehabilitation intervention that involved six weeks of therapeutic supervised training (part one) and six weeks of unsupervised training in a local gym following a training protocol (part two). RESULTS: Predefined feasibility objectives of safety (100%), consent rate (>80%), drop-out (<20%), adherence (>80%) and patient satisfaction (>80%) was achieved at part one...
March 12, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277471/twenty-four-hour-voiding-diaries-versus-3-day-voiding-diaries-a-clinical-comparison
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Caroline Elmer, Amber Murphy, John O Elliott, Nicole M Book
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if 24-hour versus 3-day voiding diary affects medical decision making for women with urinary incontinence. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients presenting to the OhioHealth Urogynecology Physician group for urinary incontinence from 2009 to 2011. Practice protocol includes patient completion of a 3-day voiding diary before their appointment. Diagnostic and treatment plans were extracted based on the initial patient encounter and 3-day voiding diary...
March 9, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276853/worsening-of-rest-activity-circadian-rhythm-and-quality-of-life-in-female-breast-cancer-patients-along-progression-of-chemotherapy-cycles
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Armiya Sultan, Vivek Choudhary, Arti Parganiha
Chemotherapy and its associated side effects can induce the disruption of circadian rest-activity rhythm and may have negative consequences on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of cancer patients. In the current study, repeated-measures cross-sectional design was implemented to determine the status of circadian rest-activity rhythm and to assess the HRQoL of newly diagnosed female breast cancer patients those were planned to receive six cycles of chemotherapy. Rest activity and HRQoL were assessed in twenty-five patients during chemotherapy cycles 1st (C1), 3rd (C3), and 6th (C6) immediately after they reported to the outdoor ward of the Regional Cancer Center, Pt...
February 16, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276061/implementing-a-pain-self-management-protocol-in-home-care-a-cluster-randomized-pragmatic-trial
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M Carrington Reid, Charles R Henderson, Melissa A Trachtenberg, Katherine L Beissner, Eileen Bach, Yolanda Barrón, Sridevi Sridharan, Christopher M Murtaugh
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral pain self-management (CBPSM) protocol delivered by physical therapists (PTs) for use by older adults with activity-limiting pain receiving home care. DESIGN: A randomized pragmatic trial comparing delivery of the intervention plus usual care with usual care alone. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 55 and older admitted with orders for physical therapy who endorsed activity-limiting pain and reported pain scores of 3 or greater on a scale from 0 to 10 (N = 588)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269235/patient-emulator-a-tool-for-testing-mechanical-ventilation-therapies
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Nikolaos Karamolegkos, Antonio Albanese, Fernando Isaza, Nicolas W Chbat
Several modes of mechanical ventilation are clinically available. The differences among them in terms of efficacy and patient outcomes are not clear yet. Testing and comparison of mechanical ventilation modes via human or animal trials is a very challenging and costly process. In this paper, we present the patient emulator (PE), a novel system that can be used as a platform for in-silico testing of mechanical ventilation therapies. The system is based on a large-scale integrated mathematical model of the human cardiopulmonary system interfaced with a physical ventilator via a controlled piston-cylinder actuator...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266553/experimental-evaluation-of-kidney-regeneration-by-organ-scaffold-recellularization
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Andrea Remuzzi, Marina Figliuzzi, Barbara Bonandrini, Sara Silvani, Nadia Azzollini, Roberta Nossa, Ariela Benigni, Giuseppe Remuzzi
The rising number of patients needing renal replacement therapy, alongside the significant clinical and economic limitations of current therapies, creates an imperative need for new strategies to treat kidney diseases. Kidney bioengineering through the production of acellular scaffolds and recellularization with stem cells is one potential strategy. While protocols for obtaining organ scaffolds have been developed successfully, scaffold recellularization is more challenging. We evaluated the potential of in vivo and in vitro kidney scaffold recellularization procedures...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264720/improving-and-sustaining-delivery-of-cpt-for-ptsd-in-mental-health-systems-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, Erin P Finley, Norman Shields, Joan Cook, Rachel Haine-Schlagel, James F Burgess, Linda Dimeff, Kelly Koerner, Michael Suvak, Cassidy A Gutner, David Gagnon, Tasoula Masina, Matthew Beristianos, Kera Mallard, Vanessa Ramirez, Candice Monson
BACKGROUND: Large-scale implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) such as cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder can have a tremendous impact on mental and physical health, healthcare utilization, and quality of life. While many mental health systems (MHS) have invested heavily in programs to implement EBPs, few eligible patients receive EBPs in routine care settings, and clinicians do not appear to deliver the full treatment protocol to many of their patients...
March 6, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264692/a-three-component-cognitive-behavioural-lifestyle-program-for-preconceptional-weight-loss-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-a-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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G Jiskoot, S H Benneheij, A Beerthuizen, J E de Niet, C de Klerk, R Timman, J J Busschbach, J S E Laven
BACKGROUND: Obesity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) negatively affects all clinical features, and a 5 to 10% weight loss has shown promising results on reproductive, metabolic and psychological level. Incorporating a healthy diet, increasing physical activity and changing dysfunctional thought patterns in women with PCOS are key points in losing weight. The biggest challenge in weight management programs is to achieve a reasonable and sustainable weight loss. The aim of this study is to explore whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) by a mental health professional, working in a multidisciplinary team with a dietician and a physical therapist (a three-component intervention), is more effective for weight loss in the long term, within 12 months...
March 6, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254636/land-plus-aquatic-therapy-versus-land-based-rehabilitation-alone-for-the-treatment-of-balance-dysfunction-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-study-with-6-month-follow-up
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Grazia Palamara, Francesco Gotti, Roberto Maestri, Rossana Bera, Roberto Gargantini, Fabiola Bossio, Ilaria Zivi, Daniele Volpe, Davide Ferrazzoli, Giuseppe Frazzitta
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether a specific land-based physical intervention with the inclusion of aquatic therapy is more effective than land-based rehabilitation alone for the treatment of balance dysfunction in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). To test the effect of these rehabilitative approaches after a 6-month follow-up period. DESIGN: Randomized controlled study with 6-month follow-up. SETTING: Department of Parkinson's Disease and Brain Injury Rehabilitation of the 'Moriggia-Pelascini' Hospital - Gravedona ed Uniti (CO, Italy)...
February 27, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248854/instantaneous-responses-to-high-frequency-chest-wall-oscillation-in-patients-with-acute-pneumonic-respiratory-failure-receiving-mechanical-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ming-Lung Chuang, Yi-Ling Chou, Chai-Yuan Lee, Shih-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal intubation and prolonged immobilization of patients receiving mechanical ventilation may reduce expectoration function. High-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) may ameliorate airway secretion movement; however, the instantaneous changes in patients' cardiopulmonary responses are unknown. Moreover, HFCWO may influence ventilator settings by the vigorous oscillation. The aim of this study was to investigate these issues. METHODS: Seventy-three patients (52 men) aged 71...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236558/dosimetry-applications-in-gate-monte-carlo-toolkit
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Panagiotis Papadimitroulas
PURPOSE: Monte Carlo (MC) simulations are a well-established method for studying physical processes in medical physics. The purpose of this review is to present GATE dosimetry applications on diagnostic and therapeutic simulated protocols. There is a significant need for accurate quantification of the absorbed dose in several specific applications such as preclinical and pediatric studies. METHODS: GATE is an open-source MC toolkit for simulating imaging, radiotherapy (RT) and dosimetry applications in a user-friendly environment, which is well validated and widely accepted by the scientific community...
February 21, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
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