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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/29135277/somato-visceral-effects-in-the-treatment-of-dysmenorrhea-neuromuscular-manual-therapy-and-standard-pharmacological-treatment
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Giovanni Barassi, Rosa Grazia Bellomo, Annamaria Porreca, Piera Attilia Di Felice, Loris Prosperi, Raoul Saggini
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to verify whether neuromuscular therapy (NMT) or pharmacology therapy (PT) is more effective for reducing symptoms in women affected by primary dysmenorrhea and the effects associated with each treatment. DESIGN: A controlled, randomized, single-blind clinical trial within the framework of the chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation of the University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara. The study was conducted on a sample of 60 women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131734/yoga-therapy-in-japan
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Keishin Kimura
This perspective piece gives an overview of the current situation of yoga therapy in Japan today. Traditional yoga in Japan suffered a serious setback in 1995 with a nerve gas terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway, which was carried out by a cult that recruited members through yoga classes. But with the increase in popularity with modern forms of yoga such as Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga and hot yoga in the West, the general public in Japan today is forgetting its aversion to yoga and considers it to be something that can contribute to good health...
November 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122267/effects-of-traditional-chinese-exercises-on-the-rehabilitation-of-limb-function-among-stroke-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Li Ge, Qing-Xiang Zheng, Yan-Tan Liao, Jing-Yu Tan, Qiu-Lin Xie, Mikael Rask
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review literature about the rehabilitative effects of traditional Chinese exercises (TCEs) on limb function among patients with stroke. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Twelve electronic databases were searched from their inceptions to February 2017, including PudMed, The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBase, Science Direct, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Allied and Complementary Medicine, Chinese Scientific Journal Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Biomedical Literature Database and WanFang Data...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119957/-the-psychological-security-in-the-framework-of-the-system-of-factors-responsible-for-the-effectiveness-of-spa-and-health-resort-based-rehabilitation
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T M Krasnyanskaya, V G Tylets
AIM: The present work was designed to address the problem of ensuring the psychological security in the framework of organization of the rehabilitative treatment based at the spa and health resort facilities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We undertook the questionnaire study for which 650 subjects were recruited among those attending spa and health resort facilities of the cities of Essentuki and Kislovodsk. The participants were asked to estimate the level of their personal security and the quality of the provided means for the rehabilitative treatment and general health improvement...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116441/validation-of-the-toronto-psoriatic-arthritis-screen-ii-topas-ii-questionnaire-in-a-turkish-population
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Mehmet Tuncay Duruöz, Canan Şanal Toprak, Fırat Ulutatar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the TOPAS II questionnaire validation in a Turkish population. METHODS: The Turkish translation of ToPAS II was sent to us by the developer authors of the original index. Subjects were recruited from dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and rheumatology outpatient clinics. All patients' demographic parameters and ToPAS II questionnaire results were recorded. After patients completed the questionnaire they were assessed by a rheumatologist according to a standard protocol which includes a complete history, detailed physical examination, laboratory tests and CASPAR criteria...
November 7, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110448/cochrane-rehabilitation-corners-in-the-european-journal-of-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine
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Stefano Negrini, Carlotte Kiekens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110447/evidence-based-position-paper-on-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-prm-professional-practice-for-ageing-people-with-disabilities-the-european-prm-position-uems-prm-section
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Aydan Oral, Christina-Anastasia Rapidi, Jiri Votava, Nikolaos Roussos, Xanthi Michail, Jolanta Kujawa, Stefano Negrini, Enrique Varela Donoso, Nicolas Christodoulou
Ageing people with disabilities (APwDs) are faced with challenges of ageing which is straightforwardly related to disability that adds to the burden related to their early-onset disability. The aim of the paper is to improve Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) physicians' professional practice for APwDs (as a distinct group from those who are disabled due to the ageing process) in order to promote their functioning properties and to reduce activity limitations and/or participation restrictions. A systematic review of the literature and a Consensus procedure by means of a Delphi process have been performed involving the delegates of all European countries represented in the UEMS PRM Section...
October 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099162/musculoskeletal-ultrasound-threatening-physical-and-rehabilitation-medicine-a-prime-caution-regarding-foxes
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Levent Özçakar, Timur Ekiz, Gülümser Aydin, Kamal Mezian, Murat Kara, Eda Gürçay, Franco Franchignoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098677/traditional-chinese-medicine-tcm-therapy
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Li-Jun Xiao, Ran Tao
Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) has been utilized in China for more than 2,000 years, and it has been practiced in treatment of substance addiction and non-substance addictions. TCM have efficacy in the rehabilitation of abnormal physical problems induced by chronic drug use, including improving immune function, increasing working memory, and protecting against neurological disorders. Given that TCM is potentially effective in the prevention of relapse, it has been suggested that TCM may be the ideal choice in the future for the treatment of opiate addiction...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094773/availability-of-prostate-cancer-exercise-rehabilitation-resources-and-practice-patterns-in-belgium-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
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R Bultijnck, B Van Ruymbeke, S Everaert, H Bagué, E Rammant, S Rimbaut, V Fonteyne, N Lumen, K Decaestecker, P Ost
Exercise is recommended for prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with androgen deprivation therapy. The goal of the study was to assess the availability of hospital-based rehabilitation resources and national practice patterns for PCa in Belgium. A questionnaire was conducted with rehabilitation physical therapists in all Belgian hospital with urology and rehabilitation departments. Practice patterns were compared with the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. PCa prevalence data were obtained from the Belgian Cancer Registry and attitude of physicians towards physical activity was documented...
November 2, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089683/ganglion-impar-block-in-patients-with-chronic-coccydynia
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Nitesh Gonnade, Neeraj Mehta, Pushpinder Singh Khera, Dewesh Kumar, Rengarajan Rajagopal, Pramod Kumar Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Coccydynia refers to pain in the terminal segment of the spinecaused by abnormal sitting and standing posture. Coccydynia is usually managed conservatively, however in nonresponsive patients, ganglion impar block is used as a good alternate modality for pain relief. This article studies the effect of ganglion impar block in coccydynia patients who were not relieved by conservative management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was carried out at the pain clinic in the departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Radiology in a tertiary centre in India...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068571/location-of-the-ischemic-focus-in-rehabilitated-stroke-patients-with-impairment-of-executive-functions
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Agnieszka M Jankowska, Robert Klimkiewicz, Anna Kubsik, Paulina Klimkiewicz, Janusz Śmigielski, Marta Woldańska-Okońska
BACKGROUND: Executive dysfunctions are part of the clinical symptoms of a stroke and can inhibit the process of rehabilitation. Patients with impaired executive functions may manifest aggression, impulsiveness, impaired thinking and planning. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the effect of the ischemic focus location on the effectiveness of physiotherapy in improving the executive functions in patients after stroke. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety patients after unilateral ischemic cerebral stroke were studied...
August 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059649/-the-overall-assessment-of-psychological-well-being-of-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-after-the-application-of-physical-therapy-part-2
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Anna Kubsik-Gidlewska, Robert Klimkiewicz, Paulina Klimkiewicz, Katarzyna Janczewska, Agnieszka Jankowska, Tomasz Nowakowski, Marta Woldańska-Okońska
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, which results a progressive disability. The disease reduces the quality of life of patients, changes the general health perceptions, and also limits performing social roles because of emotional problems. THE AIM: Evaluation of the impact of the methods of rehabilitation to improve the mental health of patients with multiple sclerosis, and also to change individual parameters included in the overall assessment of mental health...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031349/aging-with-grace-dignity-and-courage-a-mission-for-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation
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EDITORIAL
Santos F Martinez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024755/performance-of-pediatric-rehabilitation-medicine-candidates-on-the-subspecialty-board-certification-examination-from-2003-to-2015
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Sherilyn W Driscoll, Teresa L Massagli, Mary A McMahon, Mikaela M Raddatz, David W Pruitt, Kevin P Murphy
BACKGROUND: Pediatric rehabilitation medicine (PRM) physicians enter the field via several pathways. It is unknown whether different training pathways impact performance on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) PRM Examination and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Examination. OBJECTIVES: To describe the examination performance of candidates on the ABPMR PRM Examination according to their type of training (physiatrists with a clinical PRM focus, accredited or unaccredited fellowship training, separate pediatric and physical medicine and rehabilitation residencies, or combined pediatrics/physical medicine and rehabilitation residencies) and to compare candidates' performance on the PRM Examination with their initial ABPMR certification and MOC Examinations...
October 10, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022737/implementation-of-an-integrative-medicine-treatment-program-at-a-veterans-health-administration-residential-mental-health-facility
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Melinda A Gaddy
A 4-week interdisciplinary integrative medicine program was recently added to the core treatment offerings for veterans participating in the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Program at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The new integrative medicine program teaches veterans about using meditative practices, nutrition, creative expression, tai chi, hatha yoga, sensory and breathing techniques, and lifestyle changes to enhance well-being. The groups are run by professionals from a variety of disciplines including recreation therapy, art therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and nutrition...
October 12, 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016981/prevalence-of-polysubstance-abuse-and-dual-diagnosis-in-patients-admitted-to-alcohol-rehabilitation-units-for-alcohol-related-problems-in-italy-changes-in-15-years
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A Zambon, C Airoldi, G Corrao, M Cibin, D Agostini, F Aliotta, M Movalli, F Biondini, P Bizzi, G Zucchi, G Cerizza, A Dattola, A Marmora, G Vittadini, F Girardi, L Liberto, I M Hinnenthal, A Jaretti Sodano, P Vizzuso, E Majolino, D Mioni, L Pedretti, P Ranaletti, M Forghieri, G Spolaor, I Giorgi
Aims: Alcohol abuse has long been known as a disease with social and economic burden to society. Given the complex nature of alcohol treatment, it is worthwhile to examine the change over time of patients admitted to residential alcohol abuse rehabilitation units. Methods: The data were collected from two Italian projects on alcoholics performed in the mid-1990s (ASSALT) and in 2009 (CORRAL), respectively. Categorical variables were considered in terms of absolute and relative frequencies...
September 13, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994623/exploring-functional-outcomes-and-allied-health-staffing-levels-in-an-inpatient-paediatric-rehabilitation-unit
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Penelope J Ireland, Amanda Francis, Shani Jackman, Kim McLennan
PURPOSE: This study provides data from a paediatric tertiary hospital on the length of stay, functional improvement and allied health workload for children and adolescents on active inpatient rehabilitation programs. METHODS: An audit was conducted of records of patients managed through an inpatient rehabilitation program at a 359 bed tertiary children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia between December 2014 and December 2015. Data relating to diagnosis, length of stay, functional change, occasions of allied health service and hours of patient attributable allied health professional time were collected...
October 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988103/opioid-tapering-in-patients-with-prescription-opioid-use-disorder-a-retrospective-study
#20
Kehua Zhou, Peng Jia, Swati Bhargava, Yong Zhang, Taslima Reza, Yuan Bo Peng, Gary G Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Opioid use disorder (OUD) refers to a maladaptive pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. OUD causes, and vice versa, misuses and abuse of opioid medications. Clinicians face daily challenges to treat patients with prescription opioid use disorder. An evidence-based management for people who are already addicted to opioids has been identified as the national priority in the US; however, options are limited in clinical practices...
October 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
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