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101. WITHDRAWN: Physical therapies for prevention of urinary and faecal incontinence in adults. (Abstract)

WITHDRAWN: Physical therapies for prevention of urinary and faecal incontinence in adults. Physical therapies, particularly pelvic floor muscle training, have been recommended for prevention of incontinence associated with childbearing, and prostate surgery.To assess the effectiveness of physical therapies in preventing incontinence in adults.The Cochrane Incontinence Group trials register was searched to September 2001. Trials were also sought from the Reference Lists of relevant articles (...) and from experts in the field.Randomised and quasi-randomised trials in adults without incontinence symptoms that compared a physical therapy with no treatment, or any other treatment to prevent incontinence.Two reviewers independently assessed eligibility, trial quality and extracted data. Data were processed as described in the Cochrane Collaboration Handbook.Two trials in men (155 men) and 13 trials in women (4661 women) were included. As most trials recruited regardless of continence status

2007 Cochrane

102. Review: medical history, physical examination, and routine tests are useful for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnoea

Review: medical history, physical examination, and routine tests are useful for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnoea Review: medical history, physical examination, and routine tests are useful for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnoea | BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your (...) username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Review: medical history, physical examination, and routine tests are useful for diagnosing heart failure in dyspnoea Article Text Diagnosis Review

2007 Evidence-Based Medicine

103. Impact of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease: a critical review of the literature

Impact of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease: a critical review of the literature Impact of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease: a critical review of the literature Impact of physical therapy for Parkinson's disease: a critical review of the literature Kwakkel G, de Goede C J, van Wegen E E CRD summary This review assessed the impact of physical therapy on patients with Parkinson's Disease and concluded that the tasks included in the interventions were not generalisable. Further (...) research was required. Studies were of limited quality and were diverse. The authors' appeared to take these factors into consideration and their conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the impact of physical therapy on patients with Parkinson's disease. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE, PEDro, EMBASE and DocOnline were searched up to August 2007 for articles in English, German and Dutch

2007 DARE.

104. Evidence-based treatment of aquatic physical therapy in the rehabilitation of upper-extremity orthopedic injuries

Evidence-based treatment of aquatic physical therapy in the rehabilitation of upper-extremity orthopedic injuries Evidence-based treatment of aquatic physical therapy in the rehabilitation of upper-extremity orthopedic injuries Evidence-based treatment of aquatic physical therapy in the rehabilitation of upper-extremity orthopedic injuries Watts K E, Gangaway J M CRD summary This review aimed to identify the evidence on treating orthopaedic upper-extremity injuries with aquatic therapy (...) , and to specify any particularly useful techniques based on experimental studies. The authors concluded that there is some scientific evidence to support aquatic physical therapy as an intervention, but further research is needed. This was a poorly reported review and the conclusions should be treated with caution. Authors' objectives To identify the evidence on treating orthopaedic upper-extremity (UE) injuries with aquatic therapy, and to specify any particularly useful techniques based on experimental

2007 DARE.

105. Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes?

Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes? Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes? Aquatic physical therapy for low back pain: what are the outcomes? Barone D, Gangaway J M CRD summary This review concluded that aquatic physical therapy is effective in improving pain and a range of other outcomes inpatients with low back pain. However, the majority of the evidence was non-randomised, no validity assessment was conducted, and the review process (...) was poorly reported. It is therefore difficult to determine the reliability of the conclusions. Authors' objectives To assess the evidence for aquatic physical therapy (APT) for orthopaedic low back pain (LBP). Searching PubMed, PEDro, CINAHL, Hooked on Evidence and the Cochrane Library were searched. The aquatic therapy bibliography (APTA) was also searched and references were cross-checked. The search terms were reported but not the search dates. Only studies published in peer-reviewed journals were

2007 DARE.

106. Efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and use of physical therapy intervention following vertebral compression fractures in older adults: a systematic review

osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures of the lumbar or thoracic spine in older adults. Relevant outcomes included physical therapy, rehabilitation or functional outcomes. The included studies comprised a variety of study designs (non-randomised controlled trials, uncontrolled prospective and retrospective trials). Mean participant age ranged from 66 to 79 years. Outcomes reported included pain levels, medication use, function and quality of life. Included interventions comprised kyphoplasty (...) Efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and use of physical therapy intervention following vertebral compression fractures in older adults: a systematic review Efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and use of physical therapy intervention following vertebral compression fractures in older adults: a systematic review Efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and use of physical therapy intervention following vertebral compression fractures in older adults: a systematic

2007 DARE.

107. Biofeedback as an adjunct to physical therapy for recovery after stroke

Biofeedback as an adjunct to physical therapy for recovery after stroke Biofeedback as an adjunct to physical therapy for recovery after stroke Biofeedback as an adjunct to physical therapy for recovery after stroke Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Biofeedback as an adjunct to physical therapy for recovery after stroke. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc

2007 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

108. A brief pain management program compared with physical therapy for low back pain: results from an economic analysis alongside a randomized clinical trial

A brief pain management program compared with physical therapy for low back pain: results from an economic analysis alongside a randomized clinical trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2007 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

109. Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Treatment of low back pain by acupressure and physical therapy: randomised controlled trial. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in terms of disability, pain scores, and functional status.Randomised controlled trial.Orthopaedic clinic in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.129 patients with chronic low back pain.Acupressure or physical therapy for one month.Self administered Chinese versions of standard outcome measures for low back pain (primary outcome: Roland and Morris disability questionnaire (...) ) at baseline, after treatment, and at six month follow-up.The mean total Roland and Morris disability questionnaire score after treatment was significantly lower in the acupressure group than in the physical therapy group regardless of the difference in absolute score (- 3.8, 95% confidence interval - 5.7 to - 1.9) or mean change from the baseline (- 4.64, - 6.39 to - 2.89). Acupressure conferred an 89% (95% confidence interval 61% to 97%) reduction in significant disability compared with physical therapy

2006 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

110. Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises

Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises Effectiveness of physical therapy for Achilles tendinopathy: an evidence based review of eccentric exercises Satyendra L, Byl N CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of eccentric exercise training for patients with Achilles tendinopathy. The authors concluded (...) in the review. Specific interventions included in the review Studies that assessed eccentric exercise training, a physical therapy intervention, were eligible for inclusion. The patients in the included studies were given eccentric exercises, eccentric overload, eccentric/concentric stretching, or eccentric exercises and a splint for 12 weeks' duration. The control interventions, where present, were rest/surgery, exercise without pain, night splint and concentric exercises. Participants included

2006 DARE.

111. Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury | Evidence-Based Mental Health We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings via your browser at any time. To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our . Log in using your username and password (...) For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly reduces post-traumatic stress symptoms resulting from physical injury Article Text Therapeutics Cognitive-behavioural therapy modestly

2005 Evidence-Based Mental Health

112. A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons

management of hip fracture in elderly persons. Journals of Gerontology Series A - Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 2005; 60(10): 1285-1291 Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Aged; Evidence-Based Medicine; Hip Fractures /rehabilitation /therapy; Physical Therapy Modalities AccessionNumber 12006000093 Date bibliographic record published 28/02/2007 Date abstract record published 28/02/2007 Record Status This is a critical abstract of a systematic review that meets the criteria (...) A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons A critical review of literature regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy management of hip fracture in elderly persons Toussant E M, Kohia M CRD summary This review assessed the effectiveness of physical therapy for the treatment of hip

2005 DARE.

113. Physical exercise in cancer patients during and after medical treatment: a systematic review of randomized and controlled clinical trials

Physical exercise in cancer patients during and after medical treatment: a systematic review of randomized and controlled clinical trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

114. Physical therapies for reducing and controlling lymphoedema of the limbs. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Physical therapies for reducing and controlling lymphoedema of the limbs. Lymphoedema is the accumulation of excess fluid in the body caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage mechanisms. Management involves decongesting the reduced lymphatic pathways in order to reduce the size of the limb. There is a great deal of debate as to which components of a physical treatment programme are the most crucial.To assess the effect of physical treatment programmes on: volume, shape, condition (...) that tested physical therapies with a follow-up period of at least six months.Two blinded reviewers independently assessed trial quality and extracted data . Meta-analysis was not performed due to the poor quality of the trials.Only three studies involving 150 randomised patients were included. Since none studied the same intervention it was not possible to combine the data. One crossover study of manual lymph drainage (MLD) followed by self-administered massage versus no treatment, concluded

2004 Cochrane

115. Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee

Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA (...) . No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. Effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee. Oslo: The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) 2004: 104 Authors' objectives The aim of this report was to evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy, restricted to electrotherapy and exercise, for osteoarthritis of the knee

2004 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

116. The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence?

. Specific interventions included in the review Studies of physical therapy interventions focused on improving functional outcomes were eligible for inclusion. Studies were excluded if they used acupuncture or drug treatment in combination with physical therapy, or if they used robotics. In the review, interventions were categorised into the following ten categories: traditional neurological approaches; programmes for training sensorimotor function or influencing muscle tone; cardiovascular fitness (...) The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence? The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence? The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence? Van Peppen R P, Kwakkel G, Wood-Dauphinee S, Hendriks H J, Van der Wees Ph J, Dekker J CRD summary This review assessed the effects of physical therapy interventions for improving functional outcomes after stroke. The authors

2004 DARE.

117. Physical examination in the care of medical inpatients: an observational study. (Abstract)

Physical examination in the care of medical inpatients: an observational study. Little is known about the clinical importance of skilled physical examination in the care of patients in hospital.Hospital records of a systematic consecutive sample of patients admitted to a general medical inpatient service were reviewed retrospectively to determine whether physical findings by the attending physician led to important changes in clinical management. Patients with pivotal physical findings were (...) validated but not discoverable.Among 100 patients, 26 had pivotal physical findings (26%; 95% CI 18-36). 15 of these (58%; 95% CI 37-77) were validated (13 with urgent surgical or other invasive procedures) and 14 were discoverable (54%; 95% CI 33-73). Seven patients had class 1 findings (7%; 95% CI 3-14).Physical examination can have a substantial effect on the care of medical inpatients. If replicated in other settings, these findings might have important implications for medical educators and quality

2003 Lancet

118. Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review

Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review Cardiorespiratory physical therapy for patients with acute medical conditions: qualitative systematic review Crowe J, Brooks D, Kelsey C J, Lacy J B, Parsons J, Solway S CRD summary The authors concluded that the evidence was sparse, weak and difficult to interpret. The authors (...) ' conclusions reflect the paucity of the evidence presented but the implications for practice may be overstated due to the quality and quantity of the underlying evidence. Authors' objectives To evaluate the evidence for cardiorespiratory physical therapy techniques in the management of patients with acute medical conditions. Searching MEDLINE and CINAHL were searched to February 2002 and EMBASE was searched to August 2002; search terms were reported. The Cochrane Library was searched (dates not reported

2003 DARE.

119. Comparison of classification-based physical therapy with therapy based on clinical practice guidelines for patients with acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial

Comparison of classification-based physical therapy with therapy based on clinical practice guidelines for patients with acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2003 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

120. Physical therapies for prevention of urinary and faecal incontinence in adults. (Abstract)

Physical therapies for prevention of urinary and faecal incontinence in adults. Physical therapies, particularly pelvic floor muscle training, have been recommended for prevention of incontinence associated with childbearing, and prostate surgery.To assess the effectiveness of physical therapies in preventing incontinence in adults.The Cochrane Incontinence Group trials register was searched to September 2001. Trials were also sought from the Reference Lists of relevant articles and from (...) experts in the field.Randomised and quasi-randomised trials in adults without incontinence symptoms that compared a physical therapy with no treatment, or any other treatment to prevent incontinence.Two reviewers independently assessed eligibility, trial quality and extracted data. Data were processed as described in the Cochrane Collaboration Handbook.Two trials in men (155 men) and 13 trials in women (4661 women) were included. As most trials recruited regardless of continence status

2002 Cochrane