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Chip P Rowan, Michael C Riddell, Norman Gledhill, Veronica K Jamnik
PURPOSE: Prediabetes is linked to several modifiable risk factors, in particular, physical activity participation. The optimal prescription for physical activity remains uncertain. This pilot study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of continuous moderate intensity (CON) versus high intensity interval (HIIT) aerobic training in persons with prediabetes. Outcome measures included hemoglobin A1c (A1C), body composition, musculoskeletal and aerobic fitness. METHODS: Participants (n= 35) were recruited and screened using a questionnaire plus capillary blood point-of-care A1C analysis...
October 21, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Erik H Van Iterson, Courtney Gramm, Nicholas R Randall, Thomas P Olson
Although pathophysiologic links between postmenopause and healthy aging remain unclear, both factors are associated with increased blood pressure and sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) in women. Activation of polymodal musculoskeletal neural afferents originating within adventia of venules modulates SNA and blood pressure control during exercise in healthy adults. We hypothesized transient subsystolic regional circulatory occlusion (RCO) during exercise sensitizes these afferents leading to augmented systemic vascular resistance (SVR) mediated increased mean arterial pressure (MAP) in postmenopause versus premenopause...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Kelechi R Okoroha, Nima Mehran, Jonathan Duncan, Travis Washington, Tyler Spiering, Michael J Bey, Marnix Van Holsbeeck, Vasilios Moutzouros
Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are both capable of diagnosing full-thickness rotator cuff tears. However, it is unknown which imaging modality is more accurate and precise in evaluating the characteristics of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in a surgical population. This study reviewed 114 patients who underwent arthroscopic repair of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear over a 1-year period. Of these patients, 61 had both preoperative MRI and ultrasound for review. Three musculoskeletal radiologists evaluated each ultrasound and MRI in a randomized and blinded fashion on 2 separate occasions...
October 18, 2016: Orthopedics
Kris Radcliff, William B Morrison, Christopher Kepler, Jeffrey Moore, Gursukhman S Sidhu, David Gendelberg, Luciano Miller, Marcos A Sonagli, Alexander R Vaccaro
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To identify specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of epidural fluid collections associated with infection, hematoma, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Interpretation of postoperative MRI can be challenging after lumbar fusion. The purpose of this study was to identify specific MRI characteristics of epidural fluid collections associated with infection, hematoma, or CSF...
November 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Victor Longo, Jon A Jacobson, David P Fessell, Kenneth Mautner
The purpose of this series was to retrospectively characterize the ultrasound findings of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). The Institutional Review Board approved our study, and informed consent was waived. A retrospective search of radiology reports using the key phrase "delayed-onset muscle soreness" and key word "DOMS" from 2001 to 2015 and teaching files was completed to identify cases. The sonograms were reviewed by 3 fellowship-trained musculoskeletal radiologists by consensus. Sonograms were retrospectively characterized with respect to echogenicity (hypoechoic, isoechoic, or hyperechoic), distribution of muscle involvement, and intramuscular pattern (focal versus diffuse and well defined versus poorly defined)...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Peter H Jones, Harold E Bays, Umesh Chaudhari, Robert Pordy, Christelle Lorenzato, Kathryn Miller, Jennifer G Robinson
Previous individual trials of alirocumab (a PCSK9 monoclonal antibody) showed significant low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reductions with overall treatment-emergent adverse event (TEAE) rates comparable with controls. This analysis evaluated safety data from 14 trials (4 phase 2 and 10 phase 3, 8 to 104 weeks; n = 5,234), in 2 pools according to control (placebo/ezetimibe). Overall, 3,340 patients received alirocumab (4,029 patient-years' exposure), 1,276 received placebo, and 618 received ezetimibe. Incidence of deaths, serious TEAEs, discontinuations because of TEAEs, and overall TEAEs were similar between alirocumab and control groups...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Scott W Cheatham, Matt Lee, Matt Cain, Russell Baker
BACKGROUND: Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. Several IASTM tools and techniques are available such as the Graston® technique. Currently, there are no systematic reviews that have specifically appraised the effects of IASTM as a treatment or to enhance joint range of motion (ROM). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to systematically appraise the current evidence assessing the effects of IASTM as an intervention to treat a musculoskeletal pathology or to enhance joint ROM...
September 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Mansueto Gomes-Neto, Jordana Moura Lopes, Cristiano Sena Conceição, Anderson Araujo, Alécio Brasileiro, Camila Sousa, Vitor Oliveira Carvalho, Fabio Luciano Arcanjo
AIM: We performed a systematic review with a meta-analysis to examine the efficacy of stabilization exercises versus general exercises or manual therapy in patients with low back pain. DESIGN: We searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Controlled Trials, Scielo, and CINAHL (from the earliest date available to November 2014) for randomized controlled trials that examined the efficacy of stabilization exercises compared to general exercises or manual therapy on pain, disability, and function in patients with low back pain...
August 18, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
R Rohilla, J Wadhwani, A Devgan, R Singh, M Khanna
AIMS: This is a prospective randomised study which compares the radiological and functional outcomes of ring and rail fixators in patients with an infected gap (> 3 cm) nonunion of the tibia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between May 2008 and February 2013, 70 patients were treated at our Institute for a posttraumatic osseocutaneous defect of the tibia measuring at least 3 cm. These were randomised into two groups of 35 patients using the lottery method. Group I patients were treated with a ring fixator and group II patients with a rail fixator...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Juliana Maria de Freitas Trindade Costa, Aline Ranzolin, Cláudio Antônio da Costa Neto, Claudia Diniz Lopes Marques, Angela Luzia Branco Pinto Duarte
: Fibromyalgia (FM) and hyperparathyroidism may present similar symptoms (musculoskeletal pain, cognitive disorders, insomnia, depression and anxiety), causing diagnostic confusion. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of asymptomatic hyperparathyroidism in a sample of patients with FM and to evaluate the association of laboratory abnormalities to clinical symptoms. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 100 women with FM and 57 healthy women (comparison group)...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
Brandi Cole, Kristen Twibill, Patrick Lam, Lisa Hackett, George Ac Murrell
BACKGROUND: This cross-sectional analytic diagnostic accuracy study was designed to compare the accuracy of ultrasound performed by general sonographers in local radiology practices with ultrasound performed by an experienced musculoskeletal sonographer for the detection of rotator cuff tears. METHODS: In total, 238 patients undergoing arthroscopy who had previously had an ultrasound performed by both a general sonographer and a specialist musculoskeletal sonographer made up the study cohort...
October 2016: Shoulder & Elbow
Nandini Govil, William M DeMayo, Barry E Hirsch, Andrew A McCall
OBJECTIVE: Surgeons often report musculoskeletal discomfort in relation to their practice, but few understand optimal ergonomic positioning. This study aims to determine which patient position-sitting versus supine-is ergonomically optimal for performing otologic procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Outpatient otolaryngology clinic setting in a tertiary care facility. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We observed 3 neurotologists performing a standardized simulated cerumen debridement procedure on volunteers in 2 positions: sitting and supine...
September 20, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
H P French, R Galvin
OBJECTIVES: With a shift in musculoskeletal physiotherapy from secondary to primary care in Ireland, this study aimed to explore physiotherapists' experiences of providing musculoskeletal physiotherapy in primary care to gain an insight into their changing roles, challenges in service delivery and continuing professional development (CPD) needs. DESIGN: Qualitative design using focus group interviews. SETTING: Primary care physiotherapy services in the Republic of Ireland...
June 10, 2016: Physiotherapy
A J Benham, Kathleen A Geier, Susan Salmond
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders affect a third of the U.S. population and are among the most prevalent, costly, and debilitating medical conditions. Basic familiarity with musculoskeletal conditions is essential for all primary care providers, including nurse practitioners (NPs). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was: (1) to estimate the quantity of musculoskeletal education provided in NP programs; (2) to evaluate NPs' perceptions of their own confidence in providing musculoskeletal care versus other areas of primary care; and (3) to determine how well NPs score on a test of basic musculoskeletal knowledge...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Nursing
Amanda Hall, Bethan Copsey, Helen Richmond, Jacqueline Thompson, Manuela Ferreira, Jane Latimer, Chris G Maher
BACKGROUND: Tai chi is recommended for musculoskeletal conditions, however, the evidence for its clinical effectiveness is uncertain. PURPOSE: To determine whether tai chi is beneficial for clinical outcomes in people with musculoskeletal pain. DATA SOURCES: Seven databases EMBASE, PEDro, AMED, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Sport Discus, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized controlled trials of tai chi for people with a chronic musculoskeletal condition were included...
September 15, 2016: Physical Therapy
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
S Vijay, M Ide
Objective Limited data exist on musculoskeletal problems within dental students: we aimed to determine the prevalence of these disorders.Design Single centre cross-sectional study.Setting A UK Dental School 2015.Methods Students completed a modified Nordic pain questionnaire.Main outcome measures Self-reported frequency and severity of pain, fitness and coping strategies.Results 63% of 390 respondents were female and 75% aged under 23. Seventy-nine percent experienced pain with 42% experiencing pain for 30 or more days in the past year...
September 9, 2016: British Dental Journal
Paul C Ivancic
Synopsis Head and spinal injuries commonly occur during motor vehicle crashes (MVCs). The goal of this clinical commentary is to discuss real-life versus simulated MVCs and to present clinical, biomechanical, and epidemiological evidence of MVC-related injury mechanisms. It will also address how this knowledge may guide and inform the design of injury mitigation devices and assist in clinical decision making. Evidence indicates that there exists no universal injury tolerance applicable to the entire population of the occupants of MVCs...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Felice Sirico, Flavia Ricca, Franca DI Meglio, Daria Nurzynska, Clotilde Castaldo, Rocco Spera, Stefania Montagnani
BACKGROUND: Lateral epicondylitis is a common painful elbow disorder. Several approaches to treatment have been proposed, with a local injection of corticosteroids being the most frequently used. Recent insights into the pathophysiology encouraged the introduction of autologous blood injections as an alternative treatment method. AIM: The aim of this meta-analysis is to summarize quantitatively the evidence regarding the efficacy of corticosteroids and autologous blood injections for treatment of pain in lateral epicondylitis...
September 1, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Ingunn Mundal, Johan Håkon Bjørngaard, Tom I L Nilsen, Barbara I Nicholl, Rolf W Gråwe, Egil Andreas Fors
: In a Norwegian prospective population-based cohort study, we examined whether the number of chronic musculoskeletal pain sites changed over an 11-year period, and if the number of pain sites at follow-up was associated with health-related and lifestyle factors at baseline. The study included data on 78,973 adults participating in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) in 1995-1997 (HUNT2) and 2006-2008 (HUNT3). Based on three categories of baseline pain sites, associations between baseline health-related, lifestyle, and demographic factors and number of pain sites at follow-up were analysed with linear regression models adjusted for age, sex, marital status, physical activity, education, and other chronic diseases...
August 27, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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