Read by QxMD icon Read

Elderly and Physiotherapy

Yu Parfenov, M Vasilevskaya, S Parfenov, K Sapozhnikov, A Kovalenko, V Zaplutanov
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of cytoflavin and bioflavin therapy on the dynamics of clinical and psychophysiological status of patients with Osteochondrosis. 150 patients with osteochondrosis of a backbone were investigated. The patients were divided into two groups using method of randomization: the main group - 75 patients - and control group -75 patients. All patients received a standard treatment (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, myorelaxants, chondroprotectors, as well as physiotherapy)...
October 2018: Georgian Medical News
Stefano Masiero, Irene Maghini, Maria Eleonora Mantovani, Leila Bakdounes, Kostas Koutsikos, Alessandra Del Felice, Patrizio Sale
Many authors showed that aquatic physiotherapy could improve quality of life and reduce postural instability and risk of falling in elderly subjects. The aim of this research was to explore if the thermal aquatic environment is a suitable place for rehabilitative training in person with Parkinson disease (PwP) with results comparable to the standard physiotherapy. A retrospective study was conducted on a database of 14 persons with Parkinson who were admitted to a thermal aquatic rehabilitation to undergo treatments made to improve gait and balance impairments...
November 5, 2018: International Journal of Biometeorology
Matthias Hans Belau, Oliver Razum, Judith Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Since chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MD) cause considerable costs for the German health care system, service providers and policy makers need information on the use of the different health care services. On the basis of Andersen's behavioral model, the article provides predictors of ambulatory medical care utilization in the fields of general medicine, orthopaedics and physiotherapy relevant to chronic MD in the 65- to 79-year-old population affected by arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoporosis in Germany...
October 17, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
Jing Li, Chun-Na Lan, Ying Kong, Song-Shan Feng, Tao Huang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex disease that affects articular joints and may cause disability. The incidence of OA is extremely high. Most elderly people have the symptoms of osteoarthritis. The physiotherapy of OA is time consuming, and the chances of full recovery from OA are very minimal. The most effective way of fighting OA is early diagnosis and early intervention. Liquid biopsy has become a popular noninvasive test. To find the blood gene expression signature for OA, we reanalyzed the publicly available blood gene expression profiles of 106 patients with OA and 33 control samples using an automatic computational pipeline based on advanced feature selection methods...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
Ehsan Zarei, Adeleh Nikkhah, Behrouz Pouragha
Background: Physiotherapy services constitute a principle part of health care systems, and interest in their use has increased in the recent decades. This study was conducted to investigate the utilization and OOP payment for physiotherapy services in public hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted using the data of physiotherapy department of three public hospitals. The study sample included 6528 patients who had received 7257 episodes of care...
2018: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Aynur Demirel, Muzeyyen Oz, Ozlem Ulger
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is one of the major musculoskeletal problems seen in elderly, and it's the fifth common cause for hospitalization. OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study has determined whether minimal invasive techniques or physiotherapy methods are effective for decreasing pain and improving functions in the geriatric population. METHODS: A retrospective design was used in this study. Sixty-one patients aged ⩾ 65, who were referred to physiotherapy enrolled in the study...
August 10, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Kenji Doma, Andrea Grant, Jodie Morris
BACKGROUND: Several studies have examined the effects of balance training in elderly individuals following total knee arthroplasty (TKA), although findings appear to be equivocal. OBJECTIVES: This systematic review and meta-analysis examined the effects of balance training on walking capacity, balance-specific performance and other functional outcome measures in elderly individuals following TKA. METHODS: Data sources: Pubmed, PEDro, Cinahl, SportDiscus, Scopus...
October 2018: Sports Medicine
Christian Kammerlander, Daniel Pfeufer, Leonard Adolf Lisitano, Stefan Mehaffey, Wolfgang Böcker, Carl Neuerburg
BACKGROUND: For elderly trauma patients, a basic goal is early mobilization, as immobilization can trigger various complications, such as venous thromboembolism, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and pressure ulcers. Although partial weight-bearing has been shown to significantly increase mortality compared with unrestricted weight-bearing, it remains a frequent recommendation of aftercare following lower-extremity fracture fixation. METHODS: An insole force sensor was used to measure true postoperative weight-bearing by patients ≥75 years of age treated for hip fracture compared with patients 18 to 40 years of age treated for ankle fracture...
June 6, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Shyam Kumar, Ulhas Sonar, Iqbal Singh
The incidence of fragility fractures of the humerus is increasing worldwide. Although clinicians are aware of fractures of hips and wrists, fractures of the shoulder and elbow do not receive much attention. A considerable proportion of the elderly population (estimated at 10-24%) is dependent on walking aids. A well-functioning and pain-free shoulder and elbow is essential for use of these aids. The impact of loss of mobility in the elderly is well known, hence the overall impact of these fractures on the individual can be considerable...
March 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Claudia Sommer, Christian Geber, Peter Young, Raimund Forst, Frank Birklein, Benedikt Schoser
BACKGROUND: Polyneuropathies (peripheral neuropathies) are the most common type of disorder of the peripheral nervous system in adults, and specifically in the elderly, with an estimated prevalence of 5-8%, depending on age. The options for treatment depend on the cause, which should therefore be identified as precisely as possible by an appropriate diagnostic evaluation. METHODS: This review is based on the current guidelines and on large-scale cohort studies and randomized, controlled trials published from 2000 to 2017, with an emphasis on non-hereditary types of polyneuropathy, that were retrieved by a selective search in PubMed...
February 9, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Veronika Wegener, Axel Stäbler, Volkmar Jansson, Christof Birkenmaier, Bernd Wegener
Burner or stinger syndrome is a rare sports injury caused by direct or indirect trauma during high-speed or contact sports mainly in young athletes. It affects peripheral nerves, plexus trunks or spinal nerve roots, causing paralysis, paresthesia and pain. We report the case of a 57-year-old male athlete suffering from burner syndrome related to a lumbar nerve root. He presented with prolonged pain and partial paralysis of the right leg after a skewed landing during the long jump. He was initially misdiagnosed since the first magnet resonance imaging was normal whereas electromyography showed denervation...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Pain
Trish Tillson, Maheswaran Rohan, Peter J Larmer
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the discharge destination for older adults can be predicted using functional mobility as measured by the Modified Elderly Mobility Scale (MEMS), associated with demographic and primary reason for admission variables. METHODS: A retrospective cohort population audit of 257 patients admitted and discharged from four tertiary older adult rehabilitation wards in a three-month period. A number of predictor variables were considered alongside the discharge destination...
March 2018: Australasian Journal on Ageing
Margaret Maxwell, Karen Semple, Sarah Wane, Andrew Elders, Edward Duncan, Purva Abhyankar, Joyce Wilkinson, Douglas Tincello, Eileen Calveley, Mary MacFarlane, Doreen McClurg, Karen Guerrero, Helen Mason, Suzanne Hagen
BACKGROUND: Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is estimated to affect 41%-50% of women aged over 40. Findings from the multi-centre randomised controlled "Pelvic Organ Prolapse PhysiotherapY" (POPPY) trial showed that individualised pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) was effective in reducing symptoms of prolapse, improved quality of life and showed clear potential to be cost-effective. However, provision of PFMT for prolapse continues to vary across the UK, with limited numbers of women's health physiotherapists specialising in its delivery...
December 22, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
Jéssica Maria Ribeiro Bacha, Gisele Cristine Vieira Gomes, Tatiana Beline de Freitas, Larissa Alamino Pereira Viveiro, Keyte Guedes da Silva, Géssika Costa Bueno, Eliana Maria Varise, Camila Torriani-Pasin, Angélica Castilho Alonso, Natalia Mariana Silva Luna, Júlia Maria D'Andrea Greve, José Eduardo Pompeu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of Kinect Adventures games versus conventional physiotherapy to improve postural control (PC), gait, cardiorespiratory fitness, and cognition of the elderly. In addition, we evaluated the safety, acceptability, and adherence to the interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was a randomized clinical trial in which 46 elderly individuals were selected, mean age 69.3 (5.34) years. Participants were allocated to the Kinect Adventures Training Group (KATG) or the Conventional Physical Therapy Group (CPTG), 23 individuals in each group...
February 2018: Games for Health
Duccio Conti, Piercarlo Ballo, Laura Salucci, Enrico Benvenuti, Lorena Metrangolo, Riccardo Barucci, Chiara Giulietti, Sante Giardini, Rossana Boccalini, Giovanni Maria Santoro, Armando Sarti
BACKGROUND: Strategies aimed at favouring functional recovery after surgery for hip fracture may be of clinical importance. AIMS: To test the clinical utility of a recovery room (RR) in terms of postoperative walking performance in an elderly population submitted to hip fracture surgery. METHODS: Postoperative walking performance at rollator was assessed in 242 consecutive orthogeriatric patients able to follow the institutional physiotherapy protocol starting on day 1 after hip surgery...
August 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
Joanna Kowalska, Justyna Mazurek, Natalia Kubasik, Joanna Rymaszewska
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of physiotherapy in nursing home patients with comorbid dementia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 88 patients, including 48 people with dementia and 40 people without dementia. Before and after physiotherapy, the Mini Mental State Examination and Barthel Index were used. RESULTS: Elderly patients without dementia achieved a greater improvement in functional status...
November 30, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Janine Gronewold, Christian Dahlmann, Marcus Jäger, Dirk M Hermann
BACKGROUND: As a consequence of demographic changes, hospitals are confronted with increasing numbers of elderly patients, who are at high risk of adverse events during hospitalization. Geriatric risk screening followed by comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and treatment has been requested by geriatric societies and task forces to identify patients at risk. Since empirical evidence on factors predisposing to adverse hospital events is scarce, we now prospectively evaluated implications of geriatric risk screening followed by CGA in a university hospital department of orthopedics and trauma surgery...
2017: PloS One
Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Akachukwu Nwosu, Canice Chukwudi Anyachukwu, Georgian C Ibeneme, Muideen O Bakare, Gerhard Fortwengel, Dnyanesh Limaye
OBJECTIVE: To determine the burden and factors associated with post-stroke depression in East central Nigeria. METHOD: We carried out this cross-sectional study of 50 stroke survivors (mean age=54.8 ± 8.8 years), at the physiotherapy Department of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu. Data were collected using Becks Depression Inventory , it was analyzed using Z-scores, Chi-square test and univariate logistic regression. RESULTS: PSD was more common in females (45...
September 2017: African Health Sciences
N Hawi, D Ratuszny, E Liodakis, M Omar, C Krettek, R Meller
In contrast to shoulder dislocations in younger patients, anterior shoulder dislocation in the elderly is often associated with concomitant injuries to the rotator cuff and fractures. There is also frequent involvement of the brachial plexus or peripheral nerves. After closed reduction and a short period of immobilization, physiotherapy should be performed to restore mobility and strength. The evaluation of the rotator cuff is essential for further treatment decisions. The majority of patients are classically treated conservatively...
February 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
Malkesh D Shah, Chirag S Kapoor, Rishit J Soni, Jagdish J Patwa, Paresh P Golwala
INTRODUCTION: Pertrochanteric fractures are most frequent factures of the proximal femur, accounts for nearly 50% of all proximal femur fractures and are most devastating and also a major cause of disability in elderly. The aim and objective of this study was to evaluate the role of proximal femoral locking compression plate in unstable proximal femur fractures. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 20 cases were included in our study (M:F - 16:4), who suffered proximal femur fracture due to various modalities and all of them were operated using proximal femoral locking compression plate...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"