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María Esther Urrutia Aguilar, Efrén Raúl Ponce Rosas, Silvia Ortiz León, Laura Peñaloza Ochoa, Rosalinda Guevara Guzmán
Objective: To identify and compare the predictive agents associated with medical students´ academic performance that are undertaking cellular biology and human histology, as well as those physiotherapists that take molecular, cellular and tissue biology. Methods: An academic follow up was carried out during school. Tools on previous knowledge, vocation, psychological and confrontational means were applied at the beginning of the school year; and the last two were applied two more times afterwards...
2017: Gaceta Médica de México
Aline Dos Santos Machado, Ruy Camargo Pires-Neto, Maurício Tatsch Ximenes Carvalho, Janice Cristina Soares, Dannuey Machado Cardoso, Isabella Martins de Albuquerque
Objective: To evaluate the effects that passive cycling exercise, in combination with conventional physical therapy, have on peripheral muscle strength, duration of mechanical ventilation, and length of hospital stay in critically ill patients admitted to the ICU of a tertiary care university hospital. Methods: This was a randomized clinical trial involving 38 patients (≥ 18 years of age) on mechanical ventilation who were randomly divided into two groups: control (n = 16), receiving conventional physical therapy; and intervention (n = 22), receiving conventional physical therapy and engaging in passive cycling exercise five days per week...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
Marcela Muñoz-Torrico, Adrian Rendon, Rosella Centis, Lia D'Ambrosio, Zhenia Fuentes, Carlos Torres-Duque, Fernanda Mello, Margareth Dalcolmo, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Antonio Spanevello, Giovanni Battista Migliori
The role of tuberculosis as a public health care priority and the availability of diagnostic tools to evaluate functional status (spirometry, plethysmography, and DLCO determination), arterial blood gases, capacity to perform exercise, lesions (chest X-ray and CT), and quality of life justify the effort to consider what needs to be done when patients have completed their treatment. To our knowledge, no review has ever evaluated this topic in a comprehensive manner. Our objective was to review the available evidence on this topic and draw conclusions regarding the future role of the "post-tuberculosis treatment" phase, which will potentially affect several million cases every year...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
Josélia Jucirema Jarschel de Oliveira, Alexandre Coutinho Teixeira de Freitas, Andréa Adriana de Almeida
Background: Respiratory physiotherapy plays an important role preventing complications in bariatric surgery. Aim: To assess the effects of out-patient physiotherapy during post-operative period through respiratory pressures and functional capacity in individuals submitted to bariatric surgery. Method: A prospective longitudinal and controlled study was done in adults with body mass index (BMI) equal or greater than 40 kg/m², who have been submitted to bariatric surgery...
2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
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
Nara Fernanda Braz da Silva Leal, Harley Francisco de Oliveira, Hélio Humberto Angotti Carrara
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the effect of physical therapy on the range of motion of the shoulders and perimetry of the upper limbs in women treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer. METHODS: a total of 35 participants were randomized into two groups, with 18 in the control group (CG) and 17 in the study group (SG). Both of the groups underwent three evaluations to assess the range of motion of the shoulders and perimetry of the upper limbs, and the study group underwent supervised physical therapy for the upper limbs...
August 15, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Shanlley Cristina da Silva Fernandes, Rafaella Souza Dos Santos, Erica Albanez Giovanetti, Corinne Taniguchi, Cilene Saghabi de Medeiros Silva, Raquel Afonso Caserta Eid, Karina Tavares Timenetsky, Denise Carnieli-Cazati
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the vital capacity after two chest therapy techniques in patients undergoing abdominal surgical. METHODS: A prospective randomized study carried out with patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit after abdominal surgery. We checked vital capacity, muscular strength using the Medical Research Council scale, and functionality with the Functional Independence Measure the first time the patient was breathing spontaneously (D1), and also upon discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (Ddis)...
April 2016: Einstein
Fabio Pitta
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March 2015: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Marisa C Mancini, Jefferson R Cardoso, Rosana F Sampaio, Lucíola C M Costa, Cristina M N Cabral, Leonardo O P Costa
Systematic reviews aim to summarize all evidence using very rigorous methods in order to address a specific research question with less bias as possible. Systematic reviews are widely used in the field of physical therapy, however not all reviews have good quality. This tutorial aims to guide authors of the Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy on how systematic reviews should be conducted and reported in order to be accepted for publication. It is expected that this tutorial will help authors of systematic reviews as well as journal editors and reviewers on how to conduct, report, critically appraise and interpret this type of study design...
November 2014: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Elder Dos Santos Cavalcante, Rosmeiri Magario, César Augusto Conforti, Gerson Cipriano Júnior, Ross Arena, Antonio Carlos C Carvalho, Enio Buffolo, Bráulio Luna Filho
Background: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a standard surgical option for patients with diffuse and significant arterial plaque. This procedure, however, is not free of postoperative complications, especially pulmonary and cognitive disorders. Objective: This study aimed at comparing the impact of two different physiotherapy treatment approaches on pulmonary and cognitive function of patients undergoing CABG. Methods: Neuropsychological and pulmonary function tests were applied, prior to and following CABG, to 39 patients randomized into two groups as follows: Group 1 (control) - 20 patients underwent one physiotherapy session daily; and Group 2 (intensive physiotherapy) - 19 patients underwent three physiotherapy sessions daily during the recovery phase at the hospital...
November 2014: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
Renan K C Teixeira, Vitor N Yamaki, Nara M Botelho, Renato C Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Quotations in Brazilian journals are mainly obtained from national articles (articles from Brazilian journals); thus, it is essential to determine how frequently these articles reference Brazilian journals. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to verify how frequently national papers are cited in the references of three Brazilian physical therapy journals. METHOD: All references for articles published in Fisioterapia em Movimento, Fisioterapia e Pesquisa and Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia between 2010 and 2012 were evaluated...
January 2014: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Bruno T Saragiotto, Lucíola C M Costa, Ronaldo F Oliveira, Alexandre D Lopes, Anne M Moseley, Leonardo O P Costa
BACKGROUND: While the research design of articles published in medical journals and in some physical therapy journals has already been evaluated, this has not been investigated in Brazilian physical therapy journals. Objective : To describe the research design used in all articles published in Brazilian scientific journals that are freely available, have high Qualis rankings, and are relevant to physical therapy over a 7-year period. METHOD: We extracted the bibliometric data, research design, research type (human or animal), and clinical area for all articles published...
January 2014: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
Abraham Samuel Babu, Sundar Kumar Veluswamy, Pratiksha Tilak Rao, Arun G Maiya
BACKGROUND: Clinical trial registration has become an important part of editorial policies of various biomedical journals, including a few physical therapy journals. However, the extent to which editorial boards enforce the need for trial registration varies across journals. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify editorial policies and reporting of trial registration details in MEDLINE-indexed English-language physical therapy journals. DESIGN: This study was carried out using a cross-sectional design...
January 2014: Physical Therapy
Leonardo O P Costa, Christopher G Maher, Anne M Moseley, Catherine Sherrington, Robert D Herbert, Mark R Elkins
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May 2010: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
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