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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308949/a-comparison-of-two-manual-physical-therapy-approaches-and-electrotherapy-modalities-for-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-three-arm-clinical-trial
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Ebru Kaya Mutlu, Ersin Ercin, Arzu Razak Ozdıncler, Nadir Ones
A broad spectrum of physical therapy exercise programs provides symptom relief and functional benefit for patients with knee OA. Manual physical therapy, including tailored exercise programs provide relatively higher level benefit that persists to one year. It is currently unknown if there are important differences in the effects of different manual physical therapy techniques for patients with knee OA and there are virtually no studies comparing manual physical therapy and electrotherapy modalities. The aim of the study was to compare long-term results between three treatment groups (mobilization with movements [MWMs], passive joint mobilization [PJM], and electrotherapy) to determine which treatment is most effective in patients with knee OA...
January 8, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249723/medical-machines-as-symbols-of-science-promoting-electrotherapy-in-victorian-canada
#2
Vivien Hamilton
This article tackles a common assumption in the historiography of medical technology, that new medical instruments in the nineteenth century were universally seen as symbols of the scientific nature of medical practice. The article examines the strategies used by Jenny Trout, the first woman in Canada licensed to practice medicine, and J. Adams, a homeopathic physician, to advertise electrotherapy to the residents of Toronto in the 1870s and 1880s. While electrotherapy involved complex electrical technology, the doctors in this study did not draw attention to their instruments as proof of the legitimacy of their practice...
2017: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228289/clinical-practice-guideline-for-physical-therapy-assessment-and-treatment-in-patients-with-nonspecific-neck-pain
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Jasper D Bier, Wendy G M Scholten-Peeters, J Bart Staal, Jan Pool, Maurits W van Tulder, Emmylou Beekman, Jesper Knoop, Guus Meerhoff, Arianne P Verhagen
The Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) issued a clinical practice guideline for physical therapists that addresses the assessment and treatment of patients with nonspecific neck pain, including cervical radiculopathy, in Dutch primary care. Recommendations were based on a review of published systematic reviews.During the intake, the patient is screened for serious pathologies and corresponding patterns. Patients with cervical radiculopathy can be included or excluded through corresponding signs and symptoms and possibly diagnostic tests (Spurling test, traction/distraction test, and Upper Limb Tension Test)...
December 4, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193078/termination-of-reentrant-atrial-tachycardia-via-optogenetic-stimulation-with-optimized-spatial-targeting-insights-from-computational-models
#4
Patrick M Boyle, Michael J Murphy, Thomas V Karathanos, Sohail Zahid, Robert C Blake, Natalia A Trayanova
Optogenetics has emerged as a potential alternative to electrotherapy for treating arrhythmia, but feasibility studies have been limited to ventricular defibrillation via epicardial light application. Here, we assess the efficacy of optogenetic atrial tachycardia (AT) termination in human hearts using a strategy that targets for illumination specific regions identified in an automated manner. In three patient-specific models reconstructed from late gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, we simulated channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) expression via gene delivery...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140840/high-voltage-electrical-stimulation-versus-ultrasound-in-the-treatment-of-pressure-ulcers
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Pinar Bora Karsli, Eda Gurcay, Ozgur Zeliha Karaahmet, Aytul Cakci
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the efficacy of high-voltage electrical stimulation (HVES) with ultrasound (US) in treating Stage II through Stage IV pressure ulcers (PrUs)* of hospitalized patients. DESIGN: This study was designed as a prospective, controlled trial in which patients were randomly assigned to 2 groups. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTINGS: A total of 27 patients (22 male, 5 female) hospitalized for neurologic rehabilitation in the Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with Stage II through Stage IV PrUs were included in this study...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136617/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-an-implanted-pacemaker-after-80-years-of-age-in-a-4-year-follow-up
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Krystyna Krzemień-Wolska, Andrzej Tomasik, Celina Wojciechowska, Karolina Barańska-Pawełczak, Ewa Nowalany-Kozielska, Wojciech Jacheć
BACKGROUND: The controversy over electrotherapy for patients aged >80 years occurs already at the stage of qualification for this treatment type and concerns optimal device selection, the implantation strategy, and the overall benefit from pacemaker therapy. The group also has a considerable number of cardiovascular risk factors, and the data from the literature on the impact of the pacing mode on the remote prognosis of this group are ambiguous. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of the risk factors for death among patients with implanted pacemakers >80 years of age in a 4-year follow-up...
November 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122535/limited-output-transcranial-electrical-stimulation-lotes-2017-engineering-principles-regulatory-statutes-and-industry-standards-for-wellness-over-the-counter-or-prescription-devices-with-low-risk
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Marom Bikson, Bhaskar Paneri, Andoni Mourdoukoutas, Zeinab Esmaeilpour, Bashar W Badran, Robin Azzam, Devin Adair, Abhishek Datta, Xiao Hui Fang, Brett Wingeier, Daniel Chao, Miguel Alonso-Alonso, Kiwon Lee, Helena Knotkova, Adam J Woods, David Hagedorn, Doug Jeffery, James Giordano, William J Tyler
We present device standards for low-power non-invasive electrical brain stimulation devices classified as limited output transcranial electrical stimulation (tES). Emerging applications of limited output tES to modulate brain function span techniques to stimulate brain or nerve structures, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and transcranial pulsed current stimulation (tPCS), have engendered discussion on how access to technology should be regulated...
October 17, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119963/-what-physiotherapeutic-method-for-the-treatment-of-post-mastectomy-lymphedema-is-the-most-effective
#8
T I Grushina
We have undertaken the search for the publications of interest in the following databases: Scopus, Web of Science, MedLine, The Cochrane Library, CyberLeninka, and Russian science citation index. In addition, we evaluated the effectiveness of the physical agents and procedures having different mechanisms of action of the known factors responsible for the development of post-mastectomy lymphedema. Such agents and procedures include self-massage, manual lymphatic drainage, therapeutic physical exercises, compression bandaging, wearing elastic compression garments, Kinesio Tex taping, pneumatic compression, ultrasonic, electrostatic, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, microcurrent and low-intensity laser therapy...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111849/does-taping-in-addition-to-physiotherapy-improve-the-outcomes-in-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Ismail Saracoglu, Yusuf Emuk, Ferruh Taspinar
BACKGROUND: Taping is used with or without other interventions for many purposes, especially to manage pain and improve functional activity in patients with shoulder pain. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to determine whether any taping technique in addition to physiotherapy care is more effective than physiotherapy care alone in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS: A systematic search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, MEDLINE (EBSCO), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), CINAHL (EBSCO), PUBMED, AMED, EMBASE (OVID), The Kinesio Kinesio® Taping Method, Kinesio® Tex Tape UK and International websites ( www...
November 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065895/associations-between-community-based-physiotherapy-for-musculoskeletal-injury-and-health-related-quality-of-life-eq-5d-a-multi-centre-retrospective-analysis
#10
Nick Caplan, H Robson, A Robson, G Barry, G Wilkes
BACKGROUND: Community-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy is used to improve function and health related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this retrospective, multi-centre observational study was to determine the association between community-based physiotherapy management for musculoskeletal disorders and changes in HRQoL. METHODS: Four thousand one hundred twelve patients' data were included in the study. Patients were included if they received a single period of treatment for a musculoskeletal injury or disorder...
October 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968232/the-effect-of-kinesio%C3%A2-taping-on-pain-functionality-mobility-and-endurance-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Fahri Köroğlu, Tuğba Kuru Çolak, M Gülden Polat
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is one of the most important causes of morbidity. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Kinesio® taping on pain, functionality, mobility and endurance in chronic low back pain treatment. METHODS: Patients with chronic low back pain were randomly divided into three groups. Therapeutic ultrasound, hot packs, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation were applied to each group for ten sessions during two weeks, and therapeutic exercises were applied in the clinic under physiotherapist supervision starting from the sixth session...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962828/quality-of-musculoskeletal-trials-methodological-quality-and-statistical-reporting-of-physical-therapy-randomized-controlled-trials-relevant-to-musculoskeletal-conditions
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Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Anne M Moseley, Christopher G Maher, Dafne Port Nascimento, Lucíola da Cunha Menezes Costa, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the methodological quality and statistical reporting of reports of trials indexed on the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) classified in the musculoskeletal subdiscipline, and to analyse the characteristics of the trials that can predict trial report quality. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study based on a collection of randomised controlled. We randomly selected 19% of trial reports coded as "musculoskeletal" from the PEDro database. Methodological quality was assessed using the PEDro scale...
September 26, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870799/cranial-electrotherapy-stimulation-for-the-management-of-depression-anxiety-sleep-disturbance-and-pain-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-preliminary-study
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Sriram Yennurajalingam, Duck-Hee Kang, Wen-Jen Hwu, Nikhil S Padhye, Charles Masino, Seyedeh S Dibaj, Diane D Liu, Janet L Williams, Zhanni Lu, Eduardo Bruera
CONTEXT: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) is a safe modulation of brain activity for treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, and pain. However, there are no published studies in patients with advanced cancer (ACP). OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to determine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a 4-week CES intervention on depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pain scores. Concurrent salivary biomarker studies were conducted. METHODS: In this one group open label pre- and post-intervention study with a 4-week CES intervention, ACP's with one or more of four moderate intensity (≥3/10) ESAS symptoms (depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pain) were eligible...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832093/-heart-without-smoke-educational-campaign-the-role-of-patient-education-in-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease
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Zbigniew Siudak, Agata Krawczyk-Ożóg, Iwona Twarda, Iwona Franczak, Renata Rajtar-Salwa, Stanisław Bartuś, Jacek Godlewski, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: Nicotine addiction is the strongest factor in the increase of the risk of recurrent ischemic events. AIM: The aim of the study was to analyze the effectiveness of smoking cessation educational program in the population of patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction within the "Heart without smoke" campaign. METHODS: In this study, we included 100 consecutive patients, active smokers, hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (STEMI or NSTEMI) at the Center for Invasive Cardiology, Angiology and Electrotherapy in Pińczów, Poland in the period from January to December 2015 (12 months)...
August 23, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813550/drug-free-interventions-to-reduce-pain-or-opioid-consumption-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Dario Tedesco, Davide Gori, Karishma R Desai, Steven Asch, Ian R Carroll, Catherine Curtin, Kathryn M McDonald, Maria P Fantini, Tina Hernandez-Boussard
Importance: There is increased interest in nonpharmacological treatments to reduce pain after total knee arthroplasty. Yet, little consensus supports the effectiveness of these interventions. Objective: To systematically review and meta-analyze evidence of nonpharmacological interventions for postoperative pain management after total knee arthroplasty. Data Sources: Database searches of MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE (OVID), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science (ISI database), Physiotherapy Evidence (PEDRO) database, and ClinicalTrials...
October 18, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739019/the-effect-of-2-different-exercise-programs-on-pain-intensity-and-muscle-dimensions-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Narjess Nabavi, Mohammad A Mohseni Bandpei, Zahra Mosallanezhad, Mahdi Rahgozar, Shapour Jaberzadeh
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of 2 exercise programs combined with electrotherapy on pain intensity and lumbar stabilizer muscles dimensions in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain. METHODS: A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed with 41 patients with chronic LBP. Participants were randomly allocated into 2 groups: an experimental group (n = 20) received stabilization exercises plus electrotherapy, and a control group (n = 21) received routine exercises plus electrotherapy...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654620/evidence-based-medicine-wound-management
#17
Christine M Jones, Alexis T Rothermel, Donald R Mackay
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the basic science of chronic wounds. 2. Discuss the general and local factors that should be considered in any patient with a chronic wound. 3. Discuss the rationale of converting a chronic wound into an acute wound. 4. Describe techniques used to prepare chronic wounds. 5. Discuss the appropriate use of different dressings presented in this article. 6. Discuss the pros and cons of the adjuncts to wound healing discussed in this article...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653315/effectiveness-of-medtronic-carelink-express-system-in-identifying-patients-with-high-energy-electrotherapy-devices-requiring-clinically-significant-intervention
#18
Marcin Grabowski, Sabina Sadecka, Andrzej Cacko, Marcin Michalak, Leszek Blicharz, Paweł Balsam, Grzegorz Opolski
BACKGROUND: The number of patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy and defibrillator (CRT-D) is growing. This results in high workloads for centers performing standard controls (SC) of these systems. Medtronic CareLink Express (MCLE) is a solution enabling remote controls (RC) of implantable devices. In cases of detecting arrhythmias or device malfunctioning, it automatically generates alarms transmitted to the controlling physician...
June 27, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557964/sex-differences-in-venous-stenosis-and-occlusion-in-patients-with-endocardial-leads
#19
Krzysztof Boczar, Maciej Dębski, Andrzej Ząbek, Kazimierz Haberka, Agnieszka Sławuta, Jacek Lelakowski, Barbara Małecka
Venous stenosis and occlusion (VSO) in the presence of endocardial leads constitute one of the complications of permanent cardiac pacing. At present there are no scientific reports on the influence of sex on the incidence of VSO. AIM: The aim of the study was to examine the influence of sex on the incidence of VSO in patients with earlier implanted endocardial leads in a single-center retrospective analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The material consists of 284 records of consecutive patients admitted to hospital to undergo electrotherapy procedures...
May 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529544/complementary-and-alternative-interventions-for-fatigue-management-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
#20
Gang-Zhu Xu, Yan-Feng Li, Mao-De Wang, Dong-Yuan Cao
BACKGROUND: We systematically reviewed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative interventions for fatigue after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: We searched multiple online sources including ClinicalTrials.gov, the Cochrane Library database, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, the Web of Science, AMED, PsychINFO, Toxline, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, PEDro, PsycBite, and the World Health Organization (WHO) trial registry, in addition to hand searching of grey literature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
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