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221. [Exercise therapy (Krankengymnastik Heilgymnastik) in physical medicine]

[Exercise therapy (Krankengymnastik Heilgymnastik) in physical medicine] Krankengymnastik/Heilgymnastik in der physikalischen Medizin [Exercise therapy (Krankengymnastik / Heilgymnastik) in physical medicine] Krankengymnastik/Heilgymnastik in der physikalischen Medizin [Exercise therapy (Krankengymnastik / Heilgymnastik) in physical medicine] Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment 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 Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment. Krankengymnastik/Heilgymnastik in der physikalischen Medizin. [Exercise therapy (Krankengymnastik / Heilgymnastik) in physical medicine] Vienna: Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fuer Health Technology Assessment (LBIHTA). Rapid Systematischer Review. 2011 Final publication URL Additional data URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned

2011 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

222. [Training therapy in physical medicine ? Systematic Review]

has been made for the HTA database. Citation Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment. Trainingstherapie in der physikalischen Medizin. [Training therapy in physical medicine – Systematic Review] Vienna: Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fuer Health Technology Assessment (LBIHTA). Decision Support Document 51. 2011 Final publication URL Additional data URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Exercise Therapy; Humans; Physical Therapy Modalities Language Published (...) [Training therapy in physical medicine ? Systematic Review] Trainingstherapie in der physikalischen Medizin [Training therapy in physical medicine – Systematic Review] Trainingstherapie in der physikalischen Medizin [Training therapy in physical medicine – Systematic Review] Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment 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

2011 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

223. Randomised controlled trial: Supervised exercise therapy provided by local physiotherapists improves walking distance in patients with claudication

Randomised controlled trial: Supervised exercise therapy provided by local physiotherapists improves walking distance in patients with claudication Supervised exercise therapy provided by local physiotherapists improves walking distance in patients with claudication | 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 Supervised exercise therapy provided by local physiotherapists improves walking distance in patients with claudication

2011 Evidence-Based Medicine

224. Effect of creatine supplementation as a potential adjuvant therapy to exercise training in cardiac patients: a randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Effect of creatine supplementation as a potential adjuvant therapy to exercise training in cardiac patients: a randomized controlled trial To investigate the effect of oral creatine supplementation in conjunction with an exercise programme on physical fitness in patients with coronary artery disease or chronic heart failure.Single centre double-blind randomized placebo controlled trial.Cardiac rehabilitation centre.70 (4 women) cardiac patients (age 57.5 (8.4) years) were randomized (...) reports of side effects.Oral creatine supplementation in combination with exercise training does not exert any additional effect on the improvement in physical performance, health related quality of life, lipid profile in patients with coronary artery disease or chronic heart failure than exercise training alone.

2011 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

225. Effect of manual lymph drainage in addition to guidelines and exercise therapy on arm lymphoedema related to breast cancer: randomised controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Effect of manual lymph drainage in addition to guidelines and exercise therapy on arm lymphoedema related to breast cancer: randomised controlled trial. To determine the preventive effect of manual lymph drainage on the development of lymphoedema related to breast cancer.Randomised single blinded controlled trial.University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.160 consecutive patients with breast cancer and unilateral axillary lymph node dissection. The randomisation was stratified for body mass (...) index (BMI) and axillary irradiation and treatment allocation was concealed. Randomisation was done independently from recruitment and treatment. Baseline characteristics were comparable between the groups.For six months the intervention group (n = 79) performed a treatment programme consisting of guidelines about the prevention of lymphoedema, exercise therapy, and manual lymph drainage. The control group (n = 81) performed the same programme without manual lymph drainage.Cumulative incidence

2011 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

226. Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): a randomised trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): a randomised trial. Trial findings show cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET) can be effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome, but patients' organisations have reported that these treatments can be harmful and favour pacing and specialist health care. We aimed to assess effectiveness and safety of all (...) four treatments.In our parallel-group randomised trial, patients meeting Oxford criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome were recruited from six secondary-care clinics in the UK and randomly allocated by computer-generated sequence to receive specialist medical care (SMC) alone or with adaptive pacing therapy (APT), CBT, or GET. Primary outcomes were fatigue (measured by Chalder fatigue questionnaire score) and physical function (measured by short form-36 subscale score) up to 52 weeks after

2011 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

227. Tailored cognitive-behavioral therapy and exercise training for high-risk patients with fibromyalgia Full Text available with Trip Pro

effects.High-risk patients were selected and classified into 2 groups (pain-persistence and pain-avoidance groups) and subsequently randomized in groups to either a treatment condition (TC) or a waiting list control condition (WLC). Treatment consisted of 16 sessions of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exercise training in groups, tailored to the patient's specific cognitive-behavioral pattern, delivered within 10 weeks. Physical and psychological functioning and impact of FM were assessed (...) Tailored cognitive-behavioral therapy and exercise training for high-risk patients with fibromyalgia The treatment of patients with fibromyalgia (FM), a high-prevalence chronic pain condition with a high impact on both patients and society, poses a great challenge to clinicians due to a lack of effective treatments. In view of the large individual variability in outcome, selecting patients at risk of long-term dysfunction and offering tailored treatment may be promising for beneficial treatment

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

228. Cancer-related fatigue and rehabilitation: a randomized controlled multicenter trial comparing physical training combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy with physical training only and with no intervention Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cancer-related fatigue and rehabilitation: a randomized controlled multicenter trial comparing physical training combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy with physical training only and with no intervention Research suggests that cancer rehabilitation reduces fatigue in survivors of cancer. To date, it is unclear what type of rehabilitation is most beneficial.This randomized controlled trial compared the effect on cancer-related fatigue of physical training combined with cognitive behavioral (...) therapy with physical training alone and with no intervention.In this multicenter randomized controlled trial, 147 survivors of cancer were randomly assigned to a group that received physical training combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy (PT+CBT group, n=76) or to a group that received physical training alone (PT group, n=71). In addition, a nonintervention control group (WLC group) consisting of 62 survivors of cancer who were on the waiting lists of rehabilitation centers elsewhere

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

229. The effects of `on-call/out of hours` physical therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

The effects of `on-call/out of hours` physical therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial To assess the effectiveness of an on-call physical therapy programme in the management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.Randomized controlled trial.Secondary care level, rural hospital.Thirty-eight patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Regular physical therapy and on-call (...) physical therapy was given to two groups of patients with 19 in each arm. On-call physical therapy included providing respiratory physical therapy as required by the patient out of business hours.Peak expiratory flow rate, sustained maximal inspiration, six-minute walk distance and rating of perceived exertion post six-minute walk test.In the group receiving on-call physical therapy, peak expiratory flow rate and six-minute walk test showed a significant difference (52.1 L/min and 98.16 m, respectively

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

230. Multicenter randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise therapy with or without feedback versus walking advice for intermittent claudication Full Text available with Trip Pro

Multicenter randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise therapy with or without feedback versus walking advice for intermittent claudication The initial treatment for intermittent claudication is supervised exercise therapy (SET). Owing to limited capacity and patient transports costs of clinic-based SET, a concept of SET provided by local physiotherapists was developed. We hypothesized that provision of daily feedback with an accelerometer in addition to SET would further increase walking (...) distance.This multicenter randomized trial was set in vascular surgery outpatient clinics and included 304 patients with intermittent claudication. Patients were randomized to exercise therapy in the form of "go home and walk" advice (WA), SET, or SET with feedback. Local physiotherapists provided SET. The primary outcome measure was the change in absolute claudication distance. Secondary outcomes were the change in functional claudication distance and results on the Walking Impairment Questionnaire (WIQ

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

231. Multicenter randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of home-based exercise on patients with chronic low back pain: the Japan low back pain exercise therapy study (Abstract)

Multicenter randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of home-based exercise on patients with chronic low back pain: the Japan low back pain exercise therapy study Prospective, randomized, controlled trial.To investigate the effectiveness of home-based exercise on pain, dysfunction, and quality of life (QOL) in Japanese individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP).Exercise therapy is a widely used treatment for CLBP in many countries. The studies on its effectiveness have been (...) performed only in Western industrialized countries. The existence of cross-cultural differences and heterogeneity of patients in each country may influence the outcome of interventions for CLBP. Data that would enable researchers to compare the effectiveness of interventions between widely different societies is lacking.A total of 201 patients with nonspecific CLBP were randomly assigned to either the control or exercise therapy group: 89 men and 112 women with a mean age of 42.2 years. The control

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

232. A randomized controlled trial of home-based exercise for cancer-related fatigue in women during and after chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. Full Text available with Trip Pro

A randomized controlled trial of home-based exercise for cancer-related fatigue in women during and after chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy. Few studies have evaluated an individualized home-based exercise prescription during and after cancer treatment.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based exercise training intervention, the Pro-self Fatigue Control Program on the management of cancer-related fatigue.Participants (N = 119) were randomized (...) . The optimal timing of exercise remains to be determined.Clinicians need to be aware that some physical activity is better than none, and there is no harm in exercise as tolerated during cancer treatment. Further analysis is needed to examine the adherence to exercise. More frequent assessments of fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, and pain may capture the effect of exercise.

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

233. Efficacy of community-based physiotherapy networks for patients with Parkinson`s disease: a cluster-randomised trial (Abstract)

Efficacy of community-based physiotherapy networks for patients with Parkinson`s disease: a cluster-randomised trial Many patients with Parkinson's disease are treated with physiotherapy. We have developed a community-based professional network (ParkinsonNet) that involves training of a selected number of expert physiotherapists to work according to evidence-based recommendations, and structured referrals to these trained physiotherapists to increase the numbers of patients they treat. We aimed

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

234. Combined resistance and aerobic exercise program reverses muscle loss in men undergoing androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer without bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Combined resistance and aerobic exercise program reverses muscle loss in men undergoing androgen suppression therapy for prostate cancer without bone metastases: a randomized controlled trial Androgen suppression therapy (AST) results in musculoskeletal toxicity that reduces physical function and quality of life. This study examined the impact of a combined resistance and aerobic exercise program as a countermeasure to these AST-related toxicities.Between 2007 and 2008, 57 patients (...) intervention program.A relatively brief exposure to exercise significantly improved muscle mass, strength, physical function, and balance in hypogonadal men compared with normal care. The exercise regimen was well tolerated and could be recommended for patients undergoing AST as an effective countermeasure to these common treatment-related adverse effects.

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

235. Physiotherapy secretion removal techniques in people with spinal cord injury: a systematic review

were searched from inception to May 2009 for publications in English. Search terms were reported. Google Scholar and references of relevant articles were searched. Study selection Eligible studies assessed use of physical therapy secretion removal techniques for increasing airway clearance in individuals with chronic tetraplegia or high paraplegia (individuals who were extubated or on chronic modes of ventilation). To be included, 50% or more of study populations had to contain individuals (...) physiotherapy. Another case report found that the use of PARI PEP (an expiratory flow device) and inspiratory muscle training for one year decreased occurrence of respiratory infections, hospitalisation resulting from infection and suctioning. Interventions affecting cough (levels of evidence ranged from 1 to 5) : Two pre-post studies, one case series and two case reports found that glossopharyngeal breathing exercises (with or without neck accessory muscle breathing) improved cough in patients

2010 DARE.

236. Efficacy of standardised manual therapy and home exercise programme for chronic rotator cuff disease: randomised placebo controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Efficacy of standardised manual therapy and home exercise programme for chronic rotator cuff disease: randomised placebo controlled trial. To investigate the efficacy of a programme of manual therapy and exercise treatment compared with placebo treatment delivered by physiotherapists for people with chronic rotator cuff disease.Randomised, participant and single assessor blinded, placebo controlled trial.Metropolitan region of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.120 participants with chronic (>3 (...) months) rotator cuff disease recruited through medical practitioners and from the community.The active treatment comprised a manual therapy and home exercise programme; the placebo treatment comprised inactive ultrasound therapy and application of an inert gel. Participants in both groups received 10 sessions of individual standardised treatment over 10 weeks. For the following 12 weeks, the active group continued the home exercise programme and the placebo group received no treatment.The primary

2010 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

237. Effectiveness of early physiotherapy to prevent lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer: randomised, single blinded, clinical trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

physiotherapy group was treated by a physiotherapist with a physiotherapy programme including manual lymph drainage, massage of scar tissue, and progressive active and action assisted shoulder exercises. This group also received an educational strategy. The control group received the educational strategy only.Incidence of clinically significant secondary lymphoedema (>2 cm increase in arm circumference measured at two adjacent points compared with the non-affected arm).116 women completed the one year (...) Effectiveness of early physiotherapy to prevent lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer: randomised, single blinded, clinical trial. To determine the effectiveness of early physiotherapy in reducing the risk of secondary lymphoedema after surgery for breast cancer.Randomised, single blinded, clinical trial.University hospital in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.120 women who had breast surgery involving dissection of axillary lymph nodes between May 2005 and June 2007.The early

2010 BMJ Controlled trial quality: predicted high

238. Randomised controlled trial: 3-month physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme did not improve mobility and independence in older care home residents with limitations in these areas Full Text available with Trip Pro

Randomised controlled trial: 3-month physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme did not improve mobility and independence in older care home residents with limitations in these areas 3-month physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme did not improve mobility and independence in older care home residents with limitations in these areas | Evidence-Based Nursing We use cookies to improve our service and to tailor our content and advertising to you. You can manage your cookie settings (...) therapy programme did not improve mobility and independence in older care home residents with limitations in these areas Article Text Therapeutics Randomised controlled trial 3-month physiotherapy and occupational therapy programme did not improve mobility and independence in older care home residents with limitations in these areas Hye-A Yeom Hye-A Yeom Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation, 500 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA; hye.yeom{at}asu.edu Statistics from

2010 Evidence-Based Nursing

239. Effect of multiple physiotherapy sessions on functional outcomes in the initial postoperative period after primary total hip replacement: a randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Effect of multiple physiotherapy sessions on functional outcomes in the initial postoperative period after primary total hip replacement: a randomized controlled trial Stockton KA, Mengersen KA. Effect of multiple physiotherapy sessions on functional outcomes in the initial postoperative period after primary total hip replacement: a randomized controlled trial.To determine whether increasing physiotherapy input from once to twice per day will result in earlier achievement of functional (...) for comparison with the randomized groups.The control group received usual care, and the treatment group received twice-daily physiotherapy from day 1 after surgery to discharge.The Iowa Level of Assistance at postoperative days 3 and 6 and LOS.This study demonstrates that patients who received twice-daily land-based physiotherapy after primary total hip replacement attained earlier achievement of functional milestones than patients that received once-daily physiotherapy. A statistically significant (P=.041

2010 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain

240. Exercise therapy for chronic nonspecific low-back pain

Exercise therapy for chronic nonspecific low-back pain Exercise therapy for chronic nonspecific low-back pain Exercise therapy for chronic nonspecific low-back pain van Middelkoop M, Rubinstein SM, Verhagen AP, Ostelo RW, Koes BW, van Tulder MW CRD summary This review concluded that exercise therapy was effective in reducing pain and function in patients with chronic low back pain, but the effects were small and it remained unclear which patients benefited most from specific types of treatment (...) . Given that most comparisons did not favour exercise therapy over other treatments, the conclusions should be interpreted with caution. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of exercise therapy in patients with low back pain. Searching An updated search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and PEDro was undertaken up to December 2008 and included a search for eligible studies included in existing Cochrane reviews. Search terms were

2010 DARE.