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Long covid—an update for primary care.

23 Sep, 2022 | 13:10h | UTC

Long covid—an update for primary care – The BMJ

 


Cohort Study | Aerosol precautions and airway complications.

14 Sep, 2022 | 12:57h | UTC

Aerosol precautions and airway complications: a national prospective multicentre cohort study – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Primary surgery vs. primary rehabilitation for treating anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

6 Sep, 2022 | 14:35h | UTC

Primary surgery versus primary rehabilitation for treating anterior cruciate ligament injuries: a living systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

News Release: Anterior cruciate ligament tear: Is an operation always necessary? – Judith Merkelt-Jedamzik, Hochschule für Gesundheit

Related:

RCT | Surgical reconstruction is superior to rehabilitation for patients with non-acute anterior cruciate ligament injury with persistent symptoms of instability.

Early surgical reconstruction versus rehabilitation with elective delayed reconstruction for patients with anterior cruciate ligament rupture: COMPARE randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review | Pulmonary rehabilitation versus usual care for adults with asthma.

26 Aug, 2022 | 13:12h | UTC

Pulmonary rehabilitation versus usual care for adults with asthma – Cochrane Library

Summary: What are the benefits of supervised programmes of exercise and education (known as pulmonary rehabilitation) compared with usual care for adults with asthma? – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


A cohort study of patients with mild traumatic brain injury found that 56% of patients had incomplete recovery after 6 months.

23 Aug, 2022 | 13:27h | UTC

Outcomes in Patients With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Without Acute Intracranial Traumatic Injury – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Incomplete Recovery Common 6 Months After Mild TBI – Medscape (free registration required)

Related: Cohort Study | Half of non-hospitalized patients with minor head injury experience incomplete recovery after 3 months.

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Systematic Review | There is insufficient evidence to recommend running shoes for preventing lower limb running injuries in adults.

23 Aug, 2022 | 13:00h | UTC

Running shoes for preventing lower limb running injuries in adults – Cochrane Library

Summary: Running shoes for preventing lower-limb running injuries in adults – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Retrospective cohort study | Symptoms and risk factors for long COVID in non-hospitalized adults.

19 Aug, 2022 | 16:17h | UTC

Symptoms and risk factors for long COVID in non-hospitalized adults – Nature Medicine

Commentary: UK study finds over 100 symptoms of long COVID in non-hospitalized adults – News Medical

 


M-A | The accuracy of pulse oximetry in measuring oxygen saturation by levels of skin pigmentation.

19 Aug, 2022 | 16:15h | UTC

The accuracy of pulse oximetry in measuring oxygen saturation by levels of skin pigmentation: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMC Medicine

Related:

Impact of ethnicity on the accuracy of measurements of oxygen saturations: A retrospective observational cohort study – eClinicalMedicine

Racial and Ethnic Discrepancy in Pulse Oximetry and Delayed Identification of Treatment Eligibility Among Patients With COVID-19 – JAMA Internal Medicine

Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry Measurement – New England Journal of Medicine

Pulse Oximetry for Monitoring Patients with Covid-19 at Home — A Pragmatic, Randomized Trial – New England Journal of Medicine

Effectiveness and safety of pulse oximetry in remote patient monitoring of patients with COVID-19: a systematic review – The Lancet Digital Health

FDA issues alert on ‘limitations’ of pulse oximeters, without explicit mention of racial bias – STAT

Pulse Oximeter Accuracy and Limitations: FDA Safety Communication – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 


RCT | Effectiveness of a long-term home-based exercise training program in patients with COPD following pulmonary rehabilitation.

18 Aug, 2022 | 12:43h | UTC

Effectiveness of a long-term home-based exercise training program in patients with COPD following pulmonary rehabilitation: A multi-center randomized controlled trial – CHEST

 

Commentary on Twitter

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Prolonged mechanical ventilation: outcomes and management.

17 Aug, 2022 | 13:53h | UTC

Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: Outcomes and Management – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 


Study suggests long covid symptoms affect 1 in 8 patients.

16 Aug, 2022 | 13:52h | UTC

Persistence of somatic symptoms after COVID-19 in the Netherlands: an observational cohort study – The Lancet

News Release: Most reliable estimates to date suggest one in eight COVID-19 patients develop long COVID symptoms – Lancet

Commentaries:

Long COVID symptoms affect 1 in 8 adults, some for 2 years – CIDRAP

Covid-19: One in eight adults develops long covid symptoms, study suggests – The BMJ

 


Review | Chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure and non-invasive ventilation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

16 Aug, 2022 | 13:37h | UTC

Chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure and non-invasive ventilation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – BMJ Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Temporary transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation does not benefit difficult-to-wean patients in the ICU.

8 Aug, 2022 | 11:41h | UTC

Randomized Clinical Study of Temporary Transvenous Phrenic Nerve Stimulation in Difficult-to-Wean Patients – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Editorial: Transvenous Phrenic Nerve Stimulation: A Novel Therapy Gathering Pace – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

 


Systematic Review | Action observation for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke.

8 Aug, 2022 | 11:26h | UTC

Action observation for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke – Cochrane Library

 


RCT | Effect of graded sensorimotor retraining on pain intensity in patients with chronic low back pain.

3 Aug, 2022 | 14:08h | UTC

Effect of Graded Sensorimotor Retraining on Pain Intensity in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

News release: An effective new treatment for chronic back pain targets the nervous system – University of New South Wales

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Respiratory support strategy in adults with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.

1 Aug, 2022 | 12:18h | UTC

Respiratory support strategy in adults with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis – JA Clinical Reports

 


RCT | Effects of walking exercise at a pace with vs. without ischemic leg symptoms on functional performance measures in people with lower extremity peripheral artery disease.

28 Jul, 2022 | 13:27h | UTC

Effects of Walking Exercise at a Pace With Versus Without Ischemic Leg Symptoms on Functional Performance Measures in People With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: The LITE Randomized Clinical Trial – Journal of the American Heart Association

News Release: ‘No pain, no gain’ approach improves walking ability with peripheral artery disease – American Heart Association

 


RCT | Intra-articular botulinum toxin A injection for painful base-of-thumb osteoarthritis.

27 Jul, 2022 | 11:56h | UTC

Intra-articular botulinum toxin A injection for painful base-of-thumb osteoarthritis: a double-blind, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial (RHIBOT) – The Lancet Rheumatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries:

Botulinum toxin A injection may ease base-of-thumb osteoarthritis pain – medwire News

Intra-articular Botulinum Toxin A Targets Chronic Pain in Base-of-Thumb Osteoarthritis – Rheumatology Advisor

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Effectiveness of wearable activity trackers to increase physical activity and improve health.

26 Jul, 2022 | 13:27h | UTC

Effectiveness of wearable activity trackers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses – The Lancet Digital Health

Commentary: Wearable activity trackers encourage us to walk up to 40 minutes more each day – University of South Australia

 

Commentary on Twitter

Under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

 


Evidence Review | Exercise training for adults having maintenance dialysis.

21 Jul, 2022 | 13:04h | UTC

Exercise training for adults having maintenance dialysis – Evidently Cochrane

Original Study: Exercise training for adults undergoing maintenance dialysis – Cochrane Library

 


M-A | Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on poststroke dysphagia.

21 Jul, 2022 | 12:49h | UTC

Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Poststroke Dysphagia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 


RCT | Using a smartphone application maintains physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD.

21 Jul, 2022 | 12:45h | UTC

Using a smartphone application maintains physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: a randomised controlled trial – Thorax

 


M-A of RCTs | Efficacy of corticosteroids for hand osteoarthritis.

18 Jul, 2022 | 11:07h | UTC

Efficacy of corticosteroids for hand osteoarthritis – a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

 


Guideline on prevention of foot ulceration in diabetic patients.

15 Jul, 2022 | 12:51h | UTC

Australian guideline on prevention of foot ulceration: part of the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease – Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Related:

Australian guideline on diagnosis and management of peripheral artery disease: part of the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease – Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Australian guideline on management of diabetes-related foot infection: part of the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease – Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Australian guideline on wound classification of diabetes-related foot ulcers: part of the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease

Australian guideline on wound healing interventions to enhance healing of foot ulcers: part of the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease

Australian guideline on offloading treatment for foot ulcers: part of the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease

Guideline: ADA 2022 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.

NICE Updated Guidance: Management of Type 2 Diabetes.

Recent updates to clinical practice guidelines for diabetes mellitus.

Position Statement: a disease state approach to the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes in primary care.

 


M-A of RCTs | Effectiveness of home-based cardiac rehabilitation, using wearable sensors, as a multicomponent, cutting-edge intervention.

15 Jul, 2022 | 12:35h | UTC

Effectiveness of Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation, Using Wearable Sensors, as a Multicomponent, Cutting-Edge Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 


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