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Eloise Cj Carr, Emma V Briggs, Michelle Briggs, Nick Allcock, Pauline Black, Derek Jones
BACKGROUND: Studies in Europe, North America and Australasia suggest that one in five adults suffer from pain. There is increasing recognition that pain, particularly chronic pain, represents a global health burden. Many studies, including two national surveys exploring the content of undergraduate curricula for pain education, identify that documented pain education in curricula was limited and fragmentary. METHODS: The study design used a questionnaire which included an open text comment box for respondents to add 'further comments' as part of larger study previously published...
May 2016: British Journal of Pain
Cláudia Barbosa, Sandra Gavinha, Tânia Soares, Maria Conceição Manso
AIMS: To determine whether there is an association between temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and a history of facial/jaw injury (FJI), orthodontic treatment (OT), or third molar removal (TMR) in university students, and to evaluate the students' awareness of a possible relationship between jaw pain or other TMD symptoms, FJI, OT, and TMR, and the presence of TMD. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved 1,381 Oporto District university students. The Portuguese version of the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD was used for TMD diagnosis...
2016: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
N Hubner, J C Langer, S Kives, L M Allen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to document the change in ovarian conservation rate after ovarian torsion (OT) as a result of continuous quality improvement (CQI) measures, and to determine factors contributing to this outcome. DESIGN: A retrospective, uncontrolled before-and-after study. SETTING: An academic children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Females <18 years with surgically confirmed OT from April 1, 1988 to October 15, 2013; excluding cases from 2003 (intervention period)...
July 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Christina Fields, Alyssa Trotsky, Natalia Fernandez, Beth A Smith
PURPOSE: The purposes of this retrospective study are to: 1) describe the amount and type of documented mobility activity for patients with an indwelling Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC) and 2) document the frequency and type of complications that occur with an indwelling PAC during patient participation in these activities. METHODS: This study is a single-center, retrospective, descriptive study including all patients (>18 years) between June 2010 and October 2012 with an indwelling PAC in the Cardiology Intensive Care Unit (CICU)...
August 2015: Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy
Jeffrey A French, Jack H Taylor, Aaryn C Mustoe, Jon Cavanaugh
Oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) are important hypothalamic neuropeptides that regulate peripheral physiology, and have emerged as important modulators of brain function, particularly in the social realm. OT structure and the genes that ultimately determine structure are highly conserved among diverse eutherian mammals, but recent discoveries have identified surprising variability in OT and peptide structure in New World monkeys (NWM), with five new OT variants identified to date. This review explores these new findings in light of comparative OT/AVP ligand evolution, documents coevolutionary changes in the oxytocin and vasopressin receptors (OTR and V1aR), and highlights the distribution of neuropeptidergic neurons and receptors in the primate brain...
July 2016: Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
Rachel Donegan, Angela Wright, Louise Bobbitt, Richard Charlewood, Hilary Blacklock
AIMS: This audit aimed to assess how frequently overnight transfusions were taking place and compare it to the previous 2004 audit. METHOD: All red cell units transfused between 20:00 and 08:00 hours in low acuity areas over 4 weeks in 2010 in 8 of New Zealand's largest public hospitals were identified prospectively, followed by review of clinical notes and laboratory results by the hospital Transfusion Nurse Specialist (TNS). RESULTS: 535 red cell units were transfused overnight, or 9% of the total units administered over the study period...
March 11, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
A Lane, O Luminet, G Nave, M Mikolajczak
The neurohormone oxytocin (OT) has been one the most studied peptides in behavioural sciences over the past two decades. Primarily known for its crucial role in labour and lactation, a rapidly growing literature suggests that intranasal OT (IN-OT) may also play a role in the emotional and social lives of humans. However, the lack of a convincing theoretical framework explaining the effects of IN-OT that would also allow the prediction of which moderators exert their effects and when has raised healthy skepticism regarding the robustness of human behavioural IN-OT research...
April 2016: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
L Michel, L Lemaire, A Rosiere
BACKGROUND: The operating theatre (OT) is a complex environment. The purpose of this survey was to evaluate the implementation of the surgical checklist (SC) at individual level by Belgian Surgeons. METHODS: A Surgical Checklist Questionnaire (SCQ) related to the use of the SC by individual surgeons was attached to the registration website for the 2015 Belgian Surgical Week. It was a one page long, user friendly document, easy to be filled voluntarily and anonymously...
September 2015: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Tokiko Hamasaki, Lyne Lalonde, Patrick Harris, Nathalie J Bureau, Nathaly Gaudreault, Daniela Ziegler, Manon Choinière
INTRODUCTION: The thumb is essential for daily activities. Unfortunately, this digit is commonly affected by trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis (TMO), handicapping a large number of individuals. TMO constitutes an increasing human and economic burden for our society whose population is ageing. Limited access to adequate treatment is among the most important obstacles to optimal TMO management. Poor understanding of TMO characteristics, lack of knowledge about evidence-based treatments, simplistic pain management plans based solely on the patient's physical condition, absence of interprofessional communication and lack of multidisciplinary treatment guidelines contribute to inadequate TMO management...
2015: BMJ Open
I K Toor nee Bachoo, S Tabiat-Pour, S B Critchlow
Patients with physical disabilities precluding functional use of their limbs can benefit enormously from the expertise of the dental profession. The dental clinician is able to not only meet the routine oral health needs of these patients, but possesses the unique skills and knowledge to provide specialised oral prosthetic appliances which can facilitate a range of independent activities. Mouth sticks, as they are commonly known, are dental prostheses that are held intra-orally by the patient and manipulated to perform numerous actions such as drawing, writing and painting...
September 11, 2015: British Dental Journal
Pamela Ross, Jennie L Ponsford, Marilyn Di Stefano, Judith Charlton, Gershon Spitz
PURPOSE: To examine pre- and post-injury self-reported driver behaviour and safety in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who returned to driving after occupational therapy driver assessment and on-road rehabilitation. METHOD: A self-report questionnaire, administered at an average of 4.5 years after completing an on-road driver assessment, documenting pre- and post-injury crash rates, near-crashes, frequency of driving, distances driven, driving conditions avoided and navigation skills, was completed by 106 participants, who had either passed the initial driver assessment (pass group n = 74), or required driver rehabilitation, prior to subsequent assessments (rehabilitation group n = 32)...
2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
Hilary C Siebens, Phoebe Sharkey, Harriet U Aronow, Daniel Deutscher, Pamela Roberts, Michael C Munin, Craig S Radnay, Susan D Horn
BACKGROUND: Recommendations for health care redesign often advocate for comparative effectiveness research that is patient-centered. For patients who require rehabilitation services, a first step in this research process is to understand current practices for specific patient groups. OBJECTIVE: To document in detail the physical and occupational therapy treatment activities for inpatient hip fracture rehabilitation among 3 patient subgroups distinguished by their early rate of functional recovery between time of surgery to rehabilitation admission...
March 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Emily J Guerard, Allison M Deal, Grant R Williams, Trevor A Jolly, Kirsten A Nyrop, Hyman B Muss
PURPOSE: Falls in older adults are common. Screening for falls is quick, simple, and important because falls increase the risk of morbidity and mortality in older patients with cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate oncology providers' recognition of and response to falls in older patients with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From a sample of older patients with cancer who completed a geriatric assessment blinded to oncology providers, we identified patients who self-reported falls within the past 6 months...
November 2015: Journal of Oncology Practice
Christopher S Winn, Brock A Chisholm, Jackie A Hummelbrunner, Joyce Tryssenaar, Liane S Kandler
INTRODUCTION: A shortage of rehabilitation practitioners in rural and/or remote (rural/remote) practice areas has a negative impact on healthcare delivery. In Northern Ontario, Canada, a shortage of rehabilitation professionals (audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology) has been well documented. In response to this shortage, the Northern Studies Stream (NSS) and Rehabilitation Studies (RS) programs were developed with the mandate to increase the recruitment and retention of rehabilitation professionals to Northern Ontario...
April 2015: Rural and Remote Health
Amshuda Sonday, Pam Gretschel
Exploratory play is one of the most vital ways in which children learn about their environment and develop. It is well documented that limited mobility restricts a child's ability to engage in their environment through exploratory play. In this study, a qualitative, collective case study design explored the impact of powered mobility on the exploratory play of two children with physical disabilities. Data were collected from the children, their parents and their siblings through participant observation and in-depth, informal interviews...
March 2016: Occupational Therapy International
Peggy P Barco, David B Carr, Kathleen Rutkoski, Chengjie Xiong, Catherine M Roe
The Record of Driving Errors (RODE) is a novel standardized tool designed to quantitatively document the specific types of driving errors that occur during a standardized performance-based road test. The purpose of this study was to determine interrater reliability between two occupational therapy driver rehabilitation specialists who quantitatively scored specific driving errors using the RODE in a sample of older adults diagnosed with dementia (n=24). Intraclass correlation coefficients of major driving error and intervention categories indicated almost perfect agreement between raters...
March 2015: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Elysa Roberts, Eric Shamus
Understanding the roles and responsibilities of different healthcare professionals allows for collaborative care to occur. This article describes the evaluation of a student-designed, case-based educational module about the roles and responsibilities of occupational therapists (OTs) designed to increase the knowledge of occupational therapy among medical students. The study used a quasi-experimental, pre-/post-test design. Independent paired t-tests showed medical students' mean score on the OT Awareness Education Module at post-test was significantly greater than their mean score at pre-test...
2015: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Peter Amico, Gregory C Pope, Poonam Pardasaney, Ben Silver, Jill A Dever, Ann Meadow, Pamela West
BACKGROUND: A Medicare beneficiary's annual outpatient therapy expenditures that exceed congressionally established caps are subject to extra documentation and review requirements. In 2011, these caps were $1,870 for physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined and $1,870 for occupational therapy separately. OBJECTIVE: This article considers the distributional effects of replacing current cap policy with equal caps by therapy discipline (physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology) or a single combined cap, and risk adjusting the physical therapy cap using beneficiary characteristics and functional status...
December 2015: Physical Therapy
Chelsea J Hordichuk, Allison J Robinson, Theresa M Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: The term professionalism is embedded within curriculum and occupational therapy documents, yet, explicit discussion of the concept is lacking in the literature. This paper strives for a greater understanding of how professionalism is currently conceptualised within Western occupational therapy literature. METHODS: A broad literature search was conducted and included international peer-reviewed and grey literature from Western cultures including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States...
June 2015: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Kristy Azbell, Lisa Dannemiller
PURPOSE: This case report documents limitations of body structures and function, activity, and participation for an infant with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and reports frequency and timing of interventions for this child. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: The infant was followed from 11 days to 9 months of age while receiving occupational therapy and physical therapy on alternating weeks, with orthopedic visits for lower extremity serial casting. Passive range of motion improved and pain scores decreased during passive range of motion...
2015: Pediatric Physical Therapy
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