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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29914805/physiotherapy-education-is-a-good-financial-investment-up-to-a-certain-level-of-student-debt-an-inter-professional-economic-analysis
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Richard K Shields, Shauna Dudley-Javoroski
QUESTIONS: What is the economic value of a physiotherapy career relative to other healthcare professions? Is the graduate debt reported for physiotherapy manageable according to recommended salary-weighted debt service ratio benchmarks? DESIGN: Net present value (NPV) is an economic modelling approach that compares costs and benefits of an investment such as healthcare education. An economic analysis using the NPV approach was conducted and reported in US dollars for the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892929/effect-of-early-mobilization-on-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-on-the-esophagus
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Masatoshi Hanada, Kengo Kanetaka, Shigekazu Hidaka, Ken Taniguchi, Masato Oikawa, Shuntaro Sato, Susumu Eguchi, Ryo Kozu
BACKGROUND: Esophagectomy performed via thoracotomy is associated with a high rate of postoperative pulmonary complications. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery at the esophagus (VATS-E) can reduce the rate of postoperative pulmonary complications. VATS-E is being increasingly implemented owing to its benefits. This procedure makes early patient mobilization possible, because there is minimal thoracic wall invasion, and thus, less postoperative pain. This study aimed to identify the efficacy of early mobilization in patients undergoing VATS-E...
April 2018: Esophagus: Official Journal of the Japan Esophageal Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29868698/effectiveness-of-allied-health-clinical-supervision-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-supervisees
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Marcus J Gardner, Carol McKinstry, Byron Perrin
OBJECTIVE: Clinical supervision (CS) is widely used by allied health (AH) professionals, although with limited supporting research evidence. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of CS for AH professionals in a regional health setting and to investigate differences in CS perceptions between AH disciplines. METHODS: Within a participatory action research project, a quantitative cross-sectional survey was distributed to AH professionals at a regional Australian health service...
2018: Journal of Allied Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29845924/-i-left-the-museum-somewhat-changed-visual-arts-and-health-ethics-education
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Clare Delany, Heather Gaunt
A common goal of ethics education is to equip students who later become health practitioners to not only know about the ethical principles guiding their practice, but to also autonomously recognize when and how these principles might apply and assist these future practitioners in providing care for patients and families. This article aims to contribute to discussions about ethics education pedagogy and teaching, by presenting and evaluating the use of the visual arts as an educational approach designed to facilitate students' moral imagination and independent critical thinking about ethics in clinical practice...
July 2018: Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics: CQ: the International Journal of Healthcare Ethics Committees
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770560/how-nurses-restore-and-maintain-mobility-in-hospitalised-older-people-an-integrative-literature-review
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Stephanie Constantin, Sherry Dahlke
AIM: The aim of this integrative review of the literature was to evaluate and summarise current research about how nurses maintain and improve hospitalised older peoples' mobility levels. BACKGROUND: Older persons make up the majority of healthcare recipients, and they are at risk to experience significant decline in their mobility once hospitalised. This can result in longer hospitalisations or nursing home admissions. Currently, it is not well understood how nurses maintain and restore mobility of hospitalised older persons...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757774/can-telerehabilitation-games-lead-to-functional-improvement-of-upper-extremities-in-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Imre Cikajlo, Alma Hukić, Irena Dolinšek, Dejana Zajc, Mateja Vesel, Tatjana Krizmanič, Bojan Blažica, Anton Biasizzo, Franc Novak, Karmen Peterlin Potisk
Parkinson's disease (PD) is treated by medication, less with deep brain stimulation and physiotherapy. Different opinions on the clinical meaningfulness of the physiotherapy or recommended intensive physiotherapy were found. Our objectives were to design intensive target-based physiotherapy for upper extremities suitable for telerehabilitation services and examine the clinical meaningfulness of the exergaming at an unchanged medication plan. A telerehabilitation exergaming system using the Kinect sensor was developed; 28 patients with PD participated in the study...
May 4, 2018: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755166/knowledge-attitudes-and-practice-of-in-patient-physiotherapists-in-ontario-regarding-patients-who-are-super-morbidly-obese
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Claire Rinne, Carina Orschel, Brittany Semkowich, Lisa Ventola, Daniel DeBruyne, Jaimie Coleman, Patricia Fox, Katey Knott, Susan B Jaglal
Purpose: This article describes the knowledge, attitudes, and practice of in-patient physiotherapists in Ontario regarding the treatment of patients who are super-morbidly obese (SMO; i.e., those whose BMI is >50). Method: A 62-item questionnaire was developed to assess demographics, sources of knowledge, current practice, and attitudes such as confidence, willingness, and the perceived effectiveness of treatment. It was distributed electronically using FluidSurveys. All physiotherapists working in a clinical role with adults in an in-patient setting in Ontario were eligible to participate...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736264/clinical-management-of-friedreich-s-ataxia-a-report-of-two-cases
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Yannis Dionyssiotis, Athina Kapsokoulou, Anna Danopoulou, Maria Kokolaki, Athina Vadalouka
Introduction: Friedreich's ataxia (FDRA) is the most common autosomal recessive, early-onset ataxia. FDRA is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that mainly affects the posterior (dorsal) columns of the spinal cord resulting in sensory ataxia. It manifests in initial symptoms of poor coordination and gait disturbance. Case presentation: We present two cases, a brother (54 years old) and sister (56 years old), with FDRA that are chronically institutionalized for incomplete quadriplegia without spasticity...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726287/disability-concentration-and-access-to-rehabilitation-services-a-pilot-spatial-assessment-applying-geographic-information-system-analysis
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Fengsong Gao, Michele Foster, Yan Liu
PURPOSE: Due to geographical disparities, many people with profound or severe disabilities experience considerable delays in rehabilitation treatment, resulting in threats to quality of life. This pilot study aims to identify areas in Greater Brisbane, Australia, with a higher concentration of people with profound or severe disabilities and to evaluate access to rehabilitation services in these areas. METHODS: Data came from the 2016 Australian Census of Population and Housing and the National Health Services Directory...
May 4, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721463/trapeziometacarpal-joint-osteoarthritis-a-prospective-trial-on-two-widespread-conservative-therapies
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Lorenzo Rocchi, Antonio Merolli, Laura Giordani, Caterina Albensi, Calogero Foti
Introduction: The trapeziometacarpal (TMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA) is at the origin of important secondary functional disability to pinch as well as a painful grip. Several conservative therapies are often considered in the early stages of TMC OA to decrease pain, recover function and slow the evolution of OA. They include massage therapy, heat applications, stretching of the first web span and assisted mobilization of the TMC joint. However, as with other arthritic joints, many physicians often suggest administering intra-articular corticosteroids...
October 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682278/complaints-about-chiropractors-osteopaths-and-physiotherapists-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-health-performance-and-conduct-concerns
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Anna T Ryan, Lay San Too, Marie M Bismark
Background: Recent media reports have highlighted the risks to patients that may occur when practitioners in the chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy professions provide services in an unethical or unsafe manner. Yet research on complaints about chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists is limited. Our aim was to understand differences in the frequency and nature of formal complaints about practitioners in these professions in order to inform improvements in professional regulation and education...
2018: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675114/a-comparative-study-of-conventional-physiotherapy-versus-robot-assisted-gait-training-associated-to-physiotherapy-in-individuals-with-ataxia-after-stroke
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Marcia Belas Dos Santos, Clarissa Barros de Oliveira, Arly Dos Santos, Cristhiane Garabello Pires, Viviana Dylewski, Ricardo Mario Arida
Objectives: To assess the influence of RAGT on balance, coordination, and functional independence in activities of daily living of chronic stroke survivors with ataxia at least one year of injury. Methods: It was a randomized controlled trial. The patients were allocated to either therapist-assisted gait training (TAGT) or robotic-assisted gait training (RAGT). Both groups received 3 weekly sessions of physiotherapy with an estimated duration of 60 minutes each and prescribed home exercises...
2018: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673386/risk-factors-and-short-term-outcomes-of-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-vats-lobectomy
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Paula J Agostini, Sebastian T Lugg, Kerry Adams, Tom Smith, Maninder S Kalkat, Pala B Rajesh, Richard S Steyn, Babu Naidu, Alison Rushton, Ehab Bishay
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are associated with poor outcomes following thoracotomy and lung resection. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lobectomy is now frequently utilised as an alternative to thoracotomy, however patients remain at risk for development of PPC. There is little known of the short-term outcome associated with PPC following VATS lobectomy and if there are any potential risk factors that could be modified to prevent PPC development; our study aimed to investigate this...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29645400/evaluation-of-a-new-chest-physiotherapy-technique-in-dogs-with-airway-fluid-accumulation-hospitalized-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Céline Pouzot-Nevoret, Isabelle Goy-Thollot, Didier Billet, Anthony Barthélemy, Maïlys Blesch, Aurélie Pin, Kate Hopper
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, benefits, and adverse effects of prolonged slow expiration (PSE) and assisted cough (AC) as chest physiotherapy (CP) techniques in dogs with airway fluid accumulation. DESIGN: Prospective interventional study. SETTINGS: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Intervention group of 30 client-owned dogs and retrospective control group of 71 client-owned dogs. INTERVENTIONS: PSE was performed on dogs with evidence of airway fluid accumulation, identified based on physical examination and thoracic radiographs...
May 2018: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642755/successful-treatment-of-ventricular-arrhythmic-storm-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-and-catheter-ablation-in-a-patient-with-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Nihat Firat Sipahi, Arash Mehdiani, Diyar Saeed, Udo Boeken, Hisaki Makimoto, Artur Lichtenberg, Hannan Dalyanoglu
INTRODUCTION: Ventricular arrhythmias are common in patients with advanced heart failure, which may also persist after sufficient intensive therapy for heart failure even with a left ventricular assist device. Although most ventricular arrhythmias have no hemodynamic relevance during left ventricular assist device support, some patients suffer from right ventricular decompensation due to ventricular arrhythmias resulting in severe hemodynamic deterioration and poor clinical outcomes. METHODS: We describe herein an left ventricular assist device patient with refractory ventricular arrhythmic storm early after left ventricular assist device implantation...
June 2018: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629196/a-comprehensive-protocol-for-physiokinesis-therapy-and-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy
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Alessandro Bertani, Paolo Ferrari, Danilo Terzo, Emanuele Russo, Gaetano Burgio, Lavinia De Monte, Francesco Raffaele, Andrea Droghetti, Roberto Crisci
Background: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has recently been adopted as the gold standard surgical option for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is being progressively adopted in thoracic surgery to improve the postoperative outcomes. Even if the benefits of ERAS are universally accepted, to date a standardized and uniform approach has not been described in the medical literature. The Italian VATS group has recently proposed to include in the VATS lobectomy database a structured protocol for ERAS...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600688/early-robot-assisted-gait-retraining-in-non-ambulatory-patients-with-stroke-a-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andreas Mayr, Ellen Quirbach, Alessandro Picelli, Markus Kofler, Nicola Smania, Leopold Saltuari
BACKGROUND: Restoration of walking function is a primary concern of neurorehabilitation with respect to the aspired social and vocational reintegration. To date, the best practice for improving gait early after stroke is still object of debate. On one hand, repetitive task-specific approaches with higher intensities of walking have been observed to result in greater improvements of gait after stroke. Conversely there is some evidence that conventional gait training would be more effective for facilitating walking ability after stroke...
March 29, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594754/improvement-in-gait-pattern-after-knee-arthroplasty-followed-by-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-physiotherapy
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Joanna Jaczewska-Bogacka, Artur Stolarczyk
The aim of the study was to assess the influence of a physiotherapy program based on proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) on kinematic gait pattern after total knee arthroplasty. This comparative study included two groups of patients qualified for total surgical knee joint replacement due to osteoarthritis: a study group and a control group, either consisting of 28 patients of a matched age range of 55-90 years. Following surgery, 4 days after standard postoperative rehabilitation, the study patients were subjected to a 3-week-long therapist-assisted rehabilitation based on PNF principles (10 sessions of 75 min each), whereas control patients were discharged with instructions on how to exercise in the home setting...
March 29, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532587/an-audit-of-the-utilization-of-physiotherapy-assistants-in-the-musculoskeletal-outpatients-setting-within-a-primary-care-physiotherapy-service
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Panos Sarigiovannis, Steve Cropper
BACKGROUND: Physiotherapy assistants account for approximately 20% of the physiotherapy workforce across a community health service in North Staffordshire. Although their job descriptions state that the post is primarily clinical, their role depends heavily on the qualified physiotherapists and how they utilize their clinical skills. METHODS: An audit of the physiotherapy assistants' tasks was carried out to reveal whether the physiotherapy assistants' time spent on clinical tasks complied with their job descriptions...
March 13, 2018: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528538/the-timing-and-extent-of-acute-physiotherapy-involvement-following-lung-transplantation-an-observational-study
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Benjamin James Tarrant, Anne Holland, Caitlin Le Maitre, Rebecca Robinson, Monique Corbett, Janet Bondarenko, Brenda Button, Bruce Thompson, Greg Snell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Physiotherapy "standard care" for the acute post lung transplant recipient has not yet been documented. We aimed to analyse how soon patients commence exercise and how much time is dedicated to this during physiotherapy sessions acutely post lung transplantation. METHODS: Prospective observational study of bilateral sequential and single lung transplant recipients for any indication, ≥18 years. Participants were observed during 6 physiotherapy sessions: 3 initial and 3 prior to acute inpatient discharge...
March 12, 2018: Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy
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