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101. Does evidence support physiotherapy management of adult Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type One? A systematic review

Does evidence support physiotherapy management of adult Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type One? A systematic review Does evidence support physiotherapy management of adult Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type One? A systematic review Does evidence support physiotherapy management of adult Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type One? A systematic review Daly AE, Bialocerkowski AE CRD summary This review evaluated the effectiveness of physiotherapy to manage adult complex regional pain syndrome type (...) one (CRPS-1). The authors’ concluded that graded motor imagery should be used to reduce pain in adult CRPS-1 patients. The review was based on a few small studies and had some methodological limitations and uncertainties, so the authors' conclusions should be interpreted with caution. Authors' objectives To critically review the evidence on the effectiveness of physiotherapy to manage adult complex regional pain syndrome type one (CRPS-1). Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science

DARE.2009

102. Effectiveness of physiotherapy for adults with cerebellar dysfunction: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for adults with cerebellar dysfunction: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy for adults with cerebellar dysfunction: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy for adults with cerebellar dysfunction: a systematic review Martin C L, Tan D, Bragge P, Bialocerkowski A CRD summary The authors found that physiotherapy may be effective for management of cerebellar dysfunction in adults, but that there was insufficient evidence to support (...) the efficacy of any specific intervention; well-designed studies were required. Although the review had methodological limitations, the conclusion that more research was required appears well justified. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy for adults with cerebellar dysfunction. Searching CINAHL, MEDLINE via PubMed, PEDro, Web of Science, Proquest Health and Medical Complete, The Cochrane Library and EMBASE databases were searched for studies in English published up to December

DARE.2009

103. Does a standard outpatient physiotherapy regime improve the range of knee motion after primary total knee arthroplasty?

Does a standard outpatient physiotherapy regime improve the range of knee motion after primary total knee arthroplasty? 18534481 2008 11 12 2009 02 27 2009 08 04 1532-8406 23 8 2008 Dec The Journal of arthroplasty J Arthroplasty Does a standard outpatient physiotherapy regime improve the range of knee motion after primary total knee arthroplasty? 1110-4 10.1016/j.arth.2007.08.023 The aim of this study was to investigate whether a standard course of outpatient physiotherapy improves the range (...) of knee motion after primary total knee arthroplasty. One hundred and fifty patients were randomly assigned into one of 2 groups. One group received outpatient physiotherapy for 6 weeks (group A). Another received no outpatient physiotherapy (group B). Range of knee motion was measured preoperatively and at 1-year review. Validated knee scores and an SF-12 health questionnaire were also recorded. Although patients in group A achieved a greater range of knee motion than those in group B

EvidenceUpdates2009

104. Effects of a physiotherapy and occupational therapy intervention on mobility and activity in care home residents: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

Effects of a physiotherapy and occupational therapy intervention on mobility and activity in care home residents: a cluster randomised controlled trial. 19723707 2009 09 02 2009 09 21 2016 11 14 1756-1833 339 2009 Sep 01 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Effects of a physiotherapy and occupational therapy intervention on mobility and activity in care home residents: a cluster randomised controlled trial. b3123 10.1136/bmj.b3123 bmj.b3123 To compare the clinical effectiveness of a programme (...) of physiotherapy and occupational therapy with standard care in care home residents who have mobility limitations and are dependent in performing activities of daily living. Cluster randomised controlled trial, with random allocation at the level of care home. Care homes within the NHS South Birmingham primary care trust and the NHS Birmingham East and North primary care trust that had more than five beds and provided for people in the care categories "physical disability" and "older people." Care home

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105. Cervical collar or physiotherapy versus wait and see policy for recent onset cervical radiculopathy: randomised trial.

Cervical collar or physiotherapy versus wait and see policy for recent onset cervical radiculopathy: randomised trial. 19812130 2009 10 08 2009 10 26 2016 12 15 1756-1833 339 2009 Oct 07 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Cervical collar or physiotherapy versus wait and see policy for recent onset cervical radiculopathy: randomised trial. b3883 10.1136/bmj.b3883 bmj.b3883 To evaluate the effectiveness of treatment with collar or physiotherapy compared with a wait and see policy in recent onset (...) cervical radiculopathy. Randomised controlled trial. Neurology outpatient clinics in three Dutch hospitals. 205 patients with symptoms and signs of cervical radiculopathy of less than one month's duration Treatment with a semi-hard collar and taking rest for three to six weeks; 12 twice weekly sessions of physiotherapy and home exercises for six weeks; or continuation of daily activities as much as possible without specific treatment (control group). Time course of changes in pain scores for arm

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106. Effect of pre-operative physiotherapy in patients with end-stage osteoarthritis undergoing hip arthroplasty

Effect of pre-operative physiotherapy in patients with end-stage osteoarthritis undergoing hip arthroplasty 18955429 2008 10 28 2009 02 10 2009 03 05 0269-2155 22 10-11 2008 Oct-Nov Clinical rehabilitation Clin Rehabil Effect of pre-operative physiotherapy in patients with end-stage osteoarthritis undergoing hip arthroplasty. 977-86 10.1177/0269215508094714 To examine the effect of pre-operative physiotherapy before hip arthroplasty in patients with end-stage hip osteoarthritis. A prospective (...) randomized controlled study. Physical medicine and rehabilitation and orthopaedic departments of Policlinico Gemelli of Rome. Twenty-three patients randomized in study and control groups. The study group took part in an educational and physiotherapy programme one month before surgery. Both groups took part in the same inpatient rehabilitation programme after surgery. Both groups were evaluated one month (T0) and the day before arthroplasty (T1), after 15 days (T2), four weeks (T3) and three months (T4

EvidenceUpdates2008

107. Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis.

Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis. BestBets: Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis. Chest physiotherapy is not useful in bronchiolitis. Report By: Jayachandran Panickar - Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician Search checked by Michael Eisenhut - Consultant Paediatrician Institution: Central Manchester & Manchester Children's University Hospital and Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Date Submitted: 15th May 2008 Last Modified: 19th September 2008 (...) Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [infants with bronchiolitis] does [physiotherapy] reduce [duration of illness, clinical severity or length of hospital stay] Clinical Scenario A 6 month old baby is admitted to hospital with a 4 day history of coryzal symptoms, increasing cough, wheeze and decreased feeding. Respiratory syncytial virus was detected in nasopharyngeal secretions. She is needing oxygen and is on nasogastric feed. You wonder whether starting physiotherapy will improve her

BestBETS2008

108. Chest physiotherapy for reducing respiratory morbidity in infants requiring ventilatory support.

Chest physiotherapy for reducing respiratory morbidity in infants requiring ventilatory support. BACKGROUND: Chest physiotherapy (CPT) has been used in many neonatal nurseries around the world to improve airway clearance and treat lung collapse; however, the evidence to support its use has been conflicting. Despite the large number of studies there is very little evidence of sufficiently good quality on which to base current practice. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of active CPT techniques

Cochrane2008

109. Single-point acupuncture and physiotherapy for the treatment of painful shoulder: a multicentre randomized controlled trial

Single-point acupuncture and physiotherapy for the treatment of painful shoulder: a multicentre randomized controlled trial 18403402 2008 05 20 2008 06 26 2008 10 24 1462-0332 47 6 2008 Jun Rheumatology (Oxford, England) Rheumatology (Oxford) Single-point acupuncture and physiotherapy for the treatment of painful shoulder: a multicentre randomized controlled trial. 887-93 10.1093/rheumatology/ken040 Evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture associated with physiotherapy for patients with painful (...) shoulder. In a multicentre controlled randomized study, participants were recruited with a clinical diagnosis of unilateral subacromial syndrome from six rehabilitation medicine departments belonging to the Public Health System in two Spanish regions. All participants received 15 sessions of physiotherapy during the 3 weeks that the treatment lasted and were randomized to additionally receive, once a week, acupuncture or mock TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation). The primary outcome

EvidenceUpdates2008

110. Corticosteroid injections or physiotherapy were not more effective than wait and see for tennis elbow at 1 year

Corticosteroid injections or physiotherapy were not more effective than wait and see for tennis elbow at 1 year Corticosteroid injections or physiotherapy were not more effective than wait and see for tennis elbow at 1 year | Evidence-Based Medicine This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 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 Corticosteroid injections or physiotherapy were not more effective than wait and see for tennis elbow at 1 year Article Text Therapeutics Corticosteroid injections or physiotherapy were not more effective than wait and see for tennis elbow at 1 year Statistics from Altmetric.com

Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)2008

111. Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia?

Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia? BestBets: Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia? Is the use of chest physiotherapy beneficial in children with community acquired pneumonia? Report By: F Gilchrist - Specialist Registrar Institution: Burnley General Hospital, Burnley, UK Date Submitted: 1st February 2008 Date Completed: 1st February 2008 Last Modified: 1st February 2008 Status: Green (...) (complete) Three Part Question In [a child with community acquired pneumonia], does [chest physiotherapy] reduce [the length of hospital admission]? Clinical Scenario A 7-year-old boy is admitted to the general paediatric ward with bacterial community acquired pneumonia affecting the right lower lobe. It is suggested on the ward round that we arrange chest physiotherapy to try to reduce the length of his hospital stay. We wonder if there is evidence to support the use of physiotherapy in this case

BestBETS2008

112. Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache

Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache | Evidence-Based Medicine This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 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 Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Article Text Therapeutics Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Statistics from

Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)2008

113. Physiotherapy interventions for ankylosing spondylitis.

Physiotherapy interventions for ankylosing spondylitis. BACKGROUND: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, inflammatory rheumatic disease. Physiotherapy is considered an important part of the overall management of AS. OBJECTIVES: To summarise the available scientific evidence on the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions in the management of AS. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL and PEDro up (...) to January 2007 for all relevant publications, without any language restrictions. We checked the reference lists of relevant articles and contacted the authors of included articles. SELECTION CRITERIA: We included randomised and quasi-randomised studies with AS patients and where at least one of the comparison groups received physiotherapy. The main outcomes of interest were pain, stiffness, spinal mobility, physical function and patient global assessment. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two reviewers

Cochrane2008

115. Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review

Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review Multifaceted strategies may increase implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines: a systematic review van der Wees PJ, Jamtvedt G, Rebbeck T, de Bie RA, Dekker J, Hendriks EJ CRD summary This review concluded that multifaceted educational meetings were effective (...) in improving some outcomes of professional practice, but not patient health or care costs. The authors’ cautious conclusions reflected the limited evidence base, but given the small number of studies of limited quality and uncertainty over parts of the review process the reliability of the conclusions is uncertain. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of strategies to increase the implementation of physiotherapy clinical guidelines. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PEDro and The Cochrane

DARE.2008

116. Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain?

Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Are physiotherapy exercises effective in reducing chronic low back pain? Lewis A, Morris M E, Walsh C CRD summary This review concluded that physiotherapy exercise programmes were effective in reducing chronic low back pain, but that there was no consensus for the superiority of any specific technique or exercise format. Lack study details and effect (...) sizes limited interpretation of the results presented, so the authors' conclusions might not be reliable. Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercises in reducing chronic low back pain. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PEDro and Web of Science were searched up to the end of May 2006. Search terms were reported. Reference lists of relevant articles were also searched. Only papers published in English were included

DARE.2008

117. Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients between 0 and 24 months old.

Chest physiotherapy for acute bronchiolitis in paediatric patients between 0 and 24 months old. BACKGROUND: Acute bronchiolitis is the leading cause of medical emergencies during winter in children younger than two years of age. Chest physiotherapy is thought to assist infants in the clearance of secretions and to decrease ventilatory effort. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of chest physiotherapy in infants aged less than 24 months old with acute bronchiolitis. SEARCH STRATEGY (...) : In June 2006 we updated the searches of the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2006); MEDLINE (2004 to May Week 4 2006); EMBASE (July 2004 to December 2005) and CINAHL (1982 to May Week 4 2006). SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in which chest physiotherapy was compared against no intervention or against another type of physiotherapy in paediatric patients younger than 24 months old. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two review

Cochrane2007

118. Physiotherapy treatment approaches for the recovery of postural control and lower limb function following stroke.

Physiotherapy treatment approaches for the recovery of postural control and lower limb function following stroke. BACKGROUND: There are a number of different approaches to physiotherapy treatment following stroke that, broadly speaking, are based on neurophysiological, motor learning and orthopaedic principles. Some physiotherapists base their treatment on a single approach, while others use a mixture of components from a number of different approaches. OBJECTIVES: To determine (...) if there is a difference in the recovery of postural control and lower limb function in patients with stroke if physiotherapy treatment is based on orthopaedic or neurophysiological or motor learning principles, or on a mixture of these treatment principles. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (last searched May 2005), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2005), MEDLINE (1966 to May 2005), EMBASE (1980 to May 2005) and CINAHL

Cochrane2007

119. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Minns Lowe C J, Barker K L, Dewey M (...) , Sackley C M CRD summary This review evaluated the effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise after elective total knee arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis. The authors concluded that interventions including physiotherapy functional exercises result in small to moderate short-term benefit but no long-term benefit. Although the review was generally well conducted, owing to the small number of trials and some methodological concerns about the synthesis, the extent to which the authors' conclusions

DARE.2007

120. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial with economic evaluation Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of three types of physiotherapy used to reduce chronic low back pain disability: a pragmatic randomized trial (...) with economic evaluation Critchley D J, Ratcliffe J, Noonan S, Jones R H, Hurley M V Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The study examined three treatments for low back pain. These were usual outpatient physiotherapy, spinal

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2007