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Rupert M Pearse, Tom E Abbott, Richard Haslop, Tahania Ahmad, Brennan C Kahan, Claudia Filipini, Andrew Rhodes, Marco Ranieri
BACKGROUND: Over 300 million patients undergo surgery worldwide each year. Postoperative morbidity - particularly respiratory complications - are most frequent and severe among high-risk patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. However, standard treatments, like physiotherapy or supplemental oxygen, often fail to prevent these. Preliminary research suggests that prophylactic continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) can reduce the risk of postoperative respiratory complications...
October 20, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
M Moutzouri, N Gleeson, E Billis, E Tsepis, I Panoutsopoulou, J Gliatis
PURPOSE: Despite the high incidence of falls in patients with OA, few studies have explored whether falls risk is affected after patients undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Therefore, the aim of this systematic review was to identify the extent of the effects of TKA on balance and incidence of falls by critically reviewing the available literature. METHODS: A systematic review of published literature sources was conducted up to March 2014. All studies assessing balance and incidence of falls after TKA (without physiotherapeutic intervention) were included...
October 19, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Carolina Fernández-Lao, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Noelia Galiano-Castillo, Elena Caro-Morán, Lourdes Díaz-Rodríguez, Manuel Arroyo-Morales
BACKGROUND: Mobile learning (m-learning) has becoming very popular in education due to the rapidly advancing technology in our society. The potentials of the mobile applications should be used to enhance the education process. Few mobile applications have been designed to complement the study of physical therapy skills for physiotherapy students. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a mobile application, as a supplement to traditional learning, is useful for physiotherapy students in the acquisition of palpation and ultrasound skills in the shoulder area...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Education
J C Hill, E K Afolabi, M Lewis, K M Dunn, E Roddy, D A van der Windt, N E Foster
OBJECTIVES: The STarT Back Tool has good predictive performance for non-specific low back pain in primary care. We therefore aimed to investigate whether a modified STarT Back Tool predicted outcome with a broader group of musculoskeletal patients, and assessed the consequences of using existing risk-group cut-points across different pain regions. SETTING: Secondary analysis of prospective data from 2 cohorts: (1) outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy services (PhysioDirect trial n=1887) and (2) musculoskeletal primary-secondary care interface services (SAMBA study n=1082)...
October 14, 2016: BMJ Open
Emer McGowan, Emma Stokes
BACKGROUND: Health service reform, physiotherapy graduate unemployment, and the impending introduction of state regulation mean that physiotherapists in Ireland today are facing many challenges. Leadership is needed to ensure that the profession will be able to adapt to the demands and inevitable changes ahead. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the perceptions of physiotherapists in Ireland of leadership and leadership characteristics, and to explore their participation in leadership development training...
October 13, 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Teresa Iacono, Kellie Stagg, Natalie Pearce, Alana Hulme Chambers
BACKGROUND: Uptake of e-health, the use of information communication technologies (ICT) for health service delivery, in allied health appears to be lagging behind other health care areas, despite offering the potential to address problems with service access by rural and remote Australians. The aim of the study was to conduct a scoping review of studies into the application of or attitudes towards ehealth amongst allied health professionals conducted in Australia. METHODS: Studies meeting inclusion criteria published from January 2004 to June 2015 were reviewed...
October 4, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
Emilija Stojanović, Vladimir Ristić, Daniel Travis McMaster, Zoran Milanović
BACKGROUND: Plyometric training is an effective method to prevent knee injuries in female athletes; however, the effects of plyometric training on jump performance in female athletes is unclear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to determine the effectiveness of plyometric training on vertical jump (VJ) performance of amateur, collegiate and elite female athletes. METHODS: Six electronic databases were searched (PubMed, MEDLINE, ERIC, Google Scholar, SCIndex and ScienceDirect)...
October 4, 2016: Sports Medicine
Cheryl Anderson, Robert L Grant, Michael V Hurley
BACKGROUND: People with neurological disabilities (pwND) face many barriers to undertaking physical activity. One option for exercise alongside formal physiotherapy is local fitness facilities but accessibility is often found wanting and gyms are seen as unwelcoming to pwND. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this exploratory study was to investigate the perceptions of fitness facility managers with respect to exercise for pwND in a gym environment. The aim was to identify potential barriers to provision by the fitness industry for pwND...
September 16, 2016: Disability and Health Journal
Ana Paula Limongi Richardelli Veloso, Karla Garcez Cusmanich
Background: Obesity can affect the thorax, diaphragm, and alterations in respiratory function even if the lungs are within normality. The respiratory compliance is very reduced by the increase in fat mass. Aim: To evaluate the effect of the physical therapeutic respiratory exercises on the thoracoabdominal mobility of obese individuals in pre-bariatric surgery. Methods: Cross-sectional and descriptive study, which used the cirtometry (axillary, xiphoid and abdominal) to evaluate the mobility of 74 individuals, 27 men and 47 women, in pre-bariatric surgery, assisted by the team EMAD, after eight weeks of physiotherapy, following a protocol of exercises, reevaluating and compared the measures pre and post intervention...
2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Vincent Tiffreau, François Kopciuch, André Thevenon, François Rannou, Eric Hachulla, Philippe Thoumie
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medium-term functional impact and effect on quality of life of a standardized rehabilitation programme in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: Design: a multicentre, randomized, controlled trial. - Setting: four university hospitals in France. - Participants: 20 patients suffering from polymyositis and dermatomyositis. - Interventions: the intervention group participated in a four-week standardized, hospital-based rehabilitation programme and then a personalized, self-managed, home-based rehabilitation programme...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Laetitia Houx, Hélène Saudreau, Philippe Galien, Christelle Pons, Marion Roquet, Ronan Garlantezec, Sylvain Brochard
OBJECTIVE: A better understanding of the perception of the rehabilitative and medical care's by persons with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families may help in providing better adherence to these cares. The main objective of this study was to assess overall satisfaction, self-perception of effectiveness and tolerance of the rehabilitative and medical cares in individuals with CP. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. A total of 950 questionnaires were sent to French Britain children and adults with CP...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Nicolas Roche
OPINION/FEEDBACK/INTRODUCTION: Stroke is the greatest cause of morbidity in industrialised countries and the third cause of mortality (50,000 deaths per year). The annual incidence is around 300 per 100,000 inhabitants, equivalent to 150,000 new cases each year in France. Around half of survivors are left with some disability as a result of multiple impairments including motor impairments with a loss of strength, stereotyped movements, and changes in muscle tone and limitations in activities...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Aurelie Vouilloz, François Luthi
OBJECTIVE: A lower limb amputation is a major event for a patient with many questions arising for him and his family. Individual and environmental factors could influence patient's quality of life and adaptation to amputation. Most of the time brochures concern post operative care after limb amputation (surgery type, stump medical care, prosthetics…). Rehabilitation is often only briefly dealt with these brochures. OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY: (1) To write a brochure specifically concerning rehabilitation for lower limb amputees...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Alexis Schnitzler, Aurelie Diebold, Bernard Parratte, Laurent Tliba, Francois Genêt, Philippe Denormandie
OBJECTIVE: Almost 10% of older adults in nursing homes have a fixed flexion deformity of the fingers (claw hand). Such contractures have important functional consequences, often leading to hygiene difficulties. Medical treatment (such as botulinum toxin injections, physiotherapy or positioning) is not always effective and surgery is often not possible in such fragile patients. Microinvasive tenotomy with a large needle could be a useful alternative because it can be carried out in an ambulatory setting under local anaesthesia...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Christina Driver, Bridie Kean, Florin Oprescu, Geoff P Lovell
PURPOSE: To systematically review and analyze the literature exploring the knowledge, behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs of physiotherapists towards the use of psychological interventions in their practice. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted, of articles published between January 1996 and February 2016, using selected electronic databases followed by crosschecking of reference and citation lists. Articles were selected on the basis of the research reported relating to knowledge, behaviors, attitudes or beliefs of physiotherapists towards using a number of different psychological interventions...
September 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi, Morteza Taghipour, Elham Jannati, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Fatemeh Rajabzadeh
BACKGROUND: Measurement of lumbar spine range of motion (ROM) is often considered to be an essential component of lumbar spine physiotherapy and orthopedic assessment. The measurement can be carried out through various instruments such as inclinometers, goniometers, and etc. Recent smartphones have been equipped with accelerometers and magnetometers, which, through specific software applications (apps) can be used for inclinometric functions. PURPOSE: The main purpose was to investigate the reliability and validity of an iPhone(®) app (TiltMeter(©) -advanced level and inclinometer) for measuring standing lumbar spine flexion-extension ROM in asymptomatic subjects...
2016: PeerJ
D R Griffin, E J Dickenson, J O'Donnell, R Agricola, T Awan, M Beck, J C Clohisy, H P Dijkstra, E Falvey, M Gimpel, R S Hinman, P Hölmich, A Kassarjian, H D Martin, R Martin, R C Mather, M J Philippon, M P Reiman, A Takla, K Thorborg, S Walker, A Weir, K L Bennell
The 2016 Warwick Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome was convened to build an international, multidisciplinary consensus on the diagnosis and management of patients with FAI syndrome. 22 panel members and 1 patient from 9 countries and 5 different specialties participated in a 1-day consensus meeting on 29 June 2016. Prior to the meeting, 6 questions were agreed on, and recent relevant systematic reviews and seminal literature were circulated. Panel members gave presentations on the topics of the agreed questions at Sports Hip 2016, an open meeting held in the UK on 27-29 June...
October 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Esther Maas, Christopher Maher, Anne Moseley, Renske Annevelink, Jurgen Jagersma, Raymond Ostelo
BACKGROUND: The relationship between trial funding and methodological quality, the conduct and reporting of trials has been investigated in several medical disciplines, but remains unclear in musculoskeletal physical therapy trials. The aim of this study was to determine the association between funding and research team composition, sample size, quality, and journal impact factor of randomized controlled trial reports in musculoskeletal physical therapy. METHODS: A survey of 210 trial reports in musculoskeletal physical therapy, which were randomly selected from those published in 2011-2013 and indexed on the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), is performed...
September 12, 2016: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
A Fehrenbach, T Werner, A Demirci, P K Zahn, C Grüneberg
OBJECTIVE: Respiratory physiotherapy is an integral part of the care of patients in intensive care units (ICU) after cardiac surgery. One of the most commonly used techniques in ICU to prevent pulmonary complications are mechanical vibrations, which can be applied with a tool called Vibrax.The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Vibrax (mechanical vibrations) on the arterial blood gases of patients in ICU during the 1. or 2. day after cardiac surgery. METHODS: A randomized controlled pilot study was conducted with 23 patients...
September 2016: Pneumologie
E H Coulter, A N McLean, J P Hasler, D B Allan, A McFadyen, L Paul
STUDY DESIGN: A pilot randomised controlled trial. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness and participant satisfaction of web-based physiotherapy in people with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Community patients of a national spinal injury unit in a university teaching hospital, Scotland, UK. METHODS: Twenty-four participants were recruited and randomised to receive 8 weeks of web-based physiotherapy (intervention), twice per week, or usual care (control)...
September 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
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