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Respiratory physiotherapy

Massimiliano Polastri, Vittoria Comellini, Angela Maria Grazia Pacilli, Stefano Nava
Magnetotherapy (MT) is a therapeutic treatment based on the use of magnetic fields (MF) that can have an anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. MT represents a possible treatment or an ancillary therapeutic intervention for a wide range of diseases and it is often used in the field of physiotherapeutic practices. A crucial point in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, to counteract muscular depletion and respiratory symptoms, is represented by physiotherapy. Nevertheless, the knowledge about the application of MF as a therapeutic option in COPD patients is very limited...
March 20, 2018: COPD
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
A Nascimento Osorio, J Medina Cantillo, A Camacho Salas, M Madruga Garrido, J J Vilchez Padilla
INTRODUCTION: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common myopathy in children, with a worldwide prevalence of approximately 0.5 cases per 10,000 male births. It is characterised by a progressive muscular weakness manifesting in early childhood, with the subsequent appearance of musculoskeletal, respiratory, and cardiac complications, causing disability, dependence, and premature death. Currently, DMD is mainly managed with multidisciplinary symptomatic treatment, with favourable results in terms of the progression of the disease...
March 8, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
Antonello Nicolini, Bruna Grecchi, Maura Ferrari-Bravo, Cornelius Barlascini
Purpose: Chest physiotherapy is an important tool in the treatment of COPD. Intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV) and high-frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) are techniques designed to create a global percussion of the lung which removes secretions and probably clears the peripheral bronchial tree. We tested the hypothesis that adding IPV or HFCWO to the best pharmacological therapy (PT) may provide additional clinical benefit over chest physiotherapy in patients with severe COPD...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Hamida Kwas, Ines Zendah, Habib Ghedira
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is a frequent complication of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and a severe form of the disease. In spite of the fact that TB is a common cause of pneumothorax, a very few series, have been reported. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the experience of SP secondary to TB in patients who were hospitalized in our department between 2005 and 2015. RESULTS: The mean age of patients was 38,5±19 years. Two patients had a history of pulmonary tuberculosis...
April 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
Daniel Steffens, Jane Young, Paula R Beckenkamp, James Ratcliffe, Freya Rubie, Nabila Ansari, Neil Pillinger, Michael Solomon
BACKGROUND: There is a need for evidence of the effectiveness of pre-operative exercise for patients undergoing major cancer surgery; however, recruitment to such trials can be challenging. The PrE-operative Physical Activity (PEPA) Trial will establish the feasibility and acceptability of a pre-operative exercise programme aimed to improve patient outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and pelvic exenteration. The secondary aim is to obtain pilot data on the likely difference in key outcomes (post-operative complications, length of hospital stay, post-operative functional capacity and quality of life) to inform the sample size calculation for the substantive randomised clinical trial...
February 17, 2018: Trials
Stefano Negrini, Sabrina Donzelli, Angelo Gabriele Aulisa, Dariusz Czaprowski, Sanja Schreiber, Jean Claude de Mauroy, Helmut Diers, Theodoros B Grivas, Patrick Knott, Tomasz Kotwicki, Andrea Lebel, Cindy Marti, Toru Maruyama, Joe O'Brien, Nigel Price, Eric Parent, Manuel Rigo, Michele Romano, Luke Stikeleather, James Wynne, Fabio Zaina
Background: The International Scientific Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) produced its first guidelines in 2005 and renewed them in 2011. Recently published high-quality clinical trials on the effect of conservative treatment approaches (braces and exercises) for idiopathic scoliosis prompted us to update the last guidelines' version. The objective was to align the guidelines with the new scientific evidence to assure faster knowledge transfer into clinical practice of conservative treatment for idiopathic scoliosis (CTIS)...
2018: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
Frank Daniel Martos-Benítez, Anarelys Gutiérrez-Noyola, Andrés Soto-García, Iraida González-Martínez, Ilionanys Betancourt-Plaza
Nutritional depletion is commonly observed in patients undergoing surgical treatment for a gastrointestinal malignancy. An appropriate nutritional intervention could be associated with improved postoperative outcomes. The study was aimed to determine the effect of a program of gastrointestinal rehabilitation and early postoperative enteral nutrition upon complications and clinical outcomes in patients who experienced gastrointestinal surgery for cancer. This is a prospective study (2013 January-2015 December) of 465 consecutive patients submitted to gastrointestinal surgery for cancer and admitted to an Oncological Intensive Care Unit...
February 10, 2018: Updates in Surgery
Bruno Bordoni, Fabiola Marelli, Bruno Morabito, Beatrice Sacconi, Philippe Caiazzo, Roberto Castagna
COPD is a worsening condition that leads to a pathologic degeneration of the respiratory system. It represents one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity in the world, and it is characterized by the presence of associated comorbidity. This article analyzes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and low back pain (LBP) in patients with COPD and tries to produce anatomo-clinical considerations on the reasons of the presence of these comorbidities. The considerations of the authors are based on the anatomic functions and characteristics of the respiratory diaphragm that are not always considered, from which elements useful to comprehend the symptomatic status of the patient can be deduced, finally improving the therapeutic approach...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
L M Sandoval Moreno, I C Casas Quiroga, E C Wilches Luna, A F García
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of respiratory muscular training in the weaning of mechanical ventilation and respiratory muscle strength in patients on mechanical ventilation of 48hours or more. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial of parallel groups, double-blind. Ambit: Intensive Care Unit of a IV level clinic in the city of Cali. PATIENTS: 126 patients in mechanical ventilation for 48hours or more. INTERVENTIONS: The experimental group received daily a respiratory muscle training program with treshold, adjusted to 50% of maximal inspiratory pressure, additional to standard care, conventional received standard care of respiratory physiotherapy...
February 2, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
D V Babaskin, L I Babaskina, A V Pavlova
The development of modern technologies in physiotherapy with the use of mineral waters, the expansion of the assortment of the medicinal and medicinal table waters as well as increasing the competitive advantages of domestic products require the more extensive marketing survey of the consumers' preferences in the market of mineral waters. AIM: The objective of the present study was the marketing evaluation of the consumers' preference in the segment of medicinal and medicinal table mineral waters in the city of Moscow...
December 28, 2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
Sahar Geravandi, Farhad Soltani, Mohammad Javad Mohammadi, Rashin Alizadeh, Aliasghr Valipour, Abedin Hoseini, Babak Rastegarimehr, Ahmad Reza Yari, Azimeh Karimyan, Ali Ghomeishi
Nurses have the most important role among health care workers (HCWs) in each hospital (Aiken et al., 2008) [1]. Nurses education can lead to the improvement of nursing care If is implemented and designed based on nurses' needs and proper principles (Aiken et al., 2008) [1]. Nowadays, increased quality of the treatment and increase the chances of survival of patients with acute respiratory failure are very important (Teixeira et al., 2013) [2]. Nursing care plan in ICU patients is one of the important elements in nursing care, and one of the main strategies is promotion of education level...
February 2018: Data in Brief
Linda Denehy, Catherine L Granger, Doa El-Ansary, Selina M Parry
Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy is an evidence-based practice that has evolved alongside changes in medical and surgical management, analgesia, the ageing society and increasing comorbidities of our patient populations. Continued research provides the profession with the ability to adapt to meet the changing patient and community needs. Areas covered: This review focuses on surgical, respiratory and critical care settings discussing the most significant changes over the past decade with an increased focus on rehabilitation across the care continuum and a shift away from providing predominately airway clearance in established disease populations but also providing this in emerging groups...
January 27, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Bruno Martinelli, Valéria Amorim Pires Di Lorenzo, Robison José Quitério, Alexandre Ricardo Pepe Ambrozin, Eduardo Aguilar Arca, Maurício Jamami
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of respiratory physiotherapy among men with obstructive respiratory disorder, in relation to abdominal circumference (AC). METHODS: Quasi-experimental study including 26 men split into two groups according to AC(cm): 1) < 102 (ACrisk-free); and 2) ≥ 102 (ACrisk). Heart rate variability (HRV), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), oxygen saturation (SpO2), FEV1/FVC, slow vital capacity (SVC), inspiratory capacity (IC), maximal inspiratory pressure (PImax), thoracoabdominal amplitude (AI) were measured: before (M1); 5 min after the physiotherapy (i...
January 25, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Ianthe Boden, Elizabeth H Skinner, Laura Browning, Julie Reeve, Lesley Anderson, Cat Hill, Iain K Robertson, David Story, Linda Denehy
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of a single preoperative physiotherapy session to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) after upper abdominal surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, pragmatic, multicentre, patient and assessor blinded, parallel group, randomised placebo controlled superiority trial. SETTING: Multidisciplinary preadmission clinics at three tertiary public hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: 441 adults aged 18 years or older who were within six weeks of elective major open upper abdominal surgery were randomly assigned through concealed allocation to receive either an information booklet (n=219; control) or preoperative physiotherapy (n=222; intervention) and followed for 12 months...
January 24, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Tatiana Onofre, Julio Flavio Fiore Junior, César Ferreira Amorim, Suzana Tanni Minamoto, Denise de Moraes Paisani, Luciana Dias Chiavegato
INTRODUCTION: Cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal dysfunctions are common in the postoperative period of kidney transplant patients and are often accompanied by low exercise tolerance. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an early physiotherapy program during hospital stay on functional capacity and peripheral and respiratory muscle strength after kidney transplant. METHODS: An open, randomized clinical trial was conducted in patients undergoing living donor kidney transplant...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Abilo Tadesse, Hailemariam Alemu, Mezgebu Silamsaw, Yonathan Gebrewold
BACKGROUND: Kartagener's syndrome is a subset of primary ciliary dyskinesia, an autosomal recessive inherited disorder characterized by the clinical triad of chronic sinusitis, bronchiectasis, and situs inversus. Abnormal ciliary structure or function leading to impaired ciliary motility is the main pathophysiologic problem in Kartagener's syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old man from Gondar town, North-West Ethiopia, presented to University of Gondar Hospital with recurrent episodes of nasal congestion with itching and paranasal discomfort, and productive cough for more than a decade...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
G H Mills
Postoperative pulmonary complications are a major determinant of outcome for patients and consume huge resources within hospital, particularly in critical care. Prediction and anticipation of postoperative pulmonary complications are vital for patient selection and, in some cases, for informed patient consent. Being able to assess the likelihood of postoperative pulmonary complications also allows research into methods to reduce them by allowing allocation of patients to the appropriate arms of research trials...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
Libor Fila
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease caused by mutations in the transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. The disease leads to dysfunction of the exocrine glands with high concentration of chloride in the sweat and formation of abnormally viscous mucus in the respiratory, digestive and reproductive tract. Chronic sinopulmonary disease, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, liver disease, intestinal obstruction, impaired nutritional status, salt loss syndrome and male infertility dominates in the clinical presentation...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
I Issoufou, M Lakranbi, L Belliraj, F Z Ammor, H Harmouchi, Y Ouadnouni, M Smahi
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculous pyothorax or empyema is one of the serious forms of tuberculosis and still poses public health problems. Through a series of patients who undergone pleuropulmonary decortication, we propose our model of management and determine the main factors prognostic. METHOD: We retrospectively retrieved for 8 years 93 cases of patients with pleuropulmonary decortication for tuberculous pyothorax confirmed by histological examination pre- or postoperatively...
December 28, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
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