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Systematic Review: Prehabilitation vs. no prehabilitation to improve functional capacity, reduce postoperative complications and improve quality of life in colorectal cancer surgery.

23 May, 2022 | 01:31h | UTC

Prehabilitation versus no prehabilitation to improve functional capacity, reduce postoperative complications and improve quality of life in colorectal cancer surgery – Cochrane Library

Summary: Preparing a patient with bowel cancer for surgery with multiple interventions – Cochrane Library

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Preventing and managing falls in adults with cardiovascular disease.

20 May, 2022 | 11:20h | UTC

Preventing and Managing Falls in Adults With Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

News Release: Statement addresses ways to prevent heart-related risks for falling – American Heart Association

Commentary: AHA News: Falls Can Be a Serious, Poorly Understood Threat to People With Heart Disease – HealthDay

 


Systematic Review | Post-stroke dysphagia: prognosis and treatment.

20 May, 2022 | 10:33h | UTC

Post-stroke Dysphagia: Prognosis and Treatment–A Systematic Review of RCT on Interventional Treatments for Dysphagia Following Subacute Stroke – Frontiers in Neurology

 


The pandemic’s true health cost: how much of our lives has COVID stolen?

19 May, 2022 | 11:09h | UTC

The pandemic’s true health cost: how much of our lives has COVID stolen? – Nature

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ASCO Guideline: Exercise, diet, and weight management during cancer treatment.

18 May, 2022 | 11:28h | UTC

Exercise, Diet, and Weight Management During Cancer Treatment: ASCO Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Comparison of power training vs. traditional strength training on physical function in older adults.

18 May, 2022 | 10:57h | UTC

Comparison of Power Training vs Traditional Strength Training on Physical Function in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Powering Through Daily Activities in Older Age—Will Power Training Replace Strength Training in Later Life? – JAMA Network Open

Exercise interventions associated with improved mobility, physical function in older adults – ACP Internist

Review: Power Training, Strength Training Compared for Older Adults- HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Report: Almost one billion children and adults with disabilities and older persons in need of assistive technology denied access.

17 May, 2022 | 11:10h | UTC

News Release: Almost one billion children and adults with disabilities and older persons in need of assistive technology denied access, according to new report – World Health Organization

Report: Global report on assistive technology – World Health Organization

Commentary: One In Three People Globally Need Assistive Technologies; ‘Stunning Disparity’ In Access – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Strong, steady and straight: UK consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis.

17 May, 2022 | 10:56h | UTC

Strong, steady and straight: UK consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis – British Journal of Sports Medicine

News Release: Don’t be afraid to exercise regularly to boost bone health and cut falls risk, people with osteoporosis advised – British Medical Journal

 


M-A: Prevalence and methods for assessment of oropharyngeal dysphagia in older adults.

17 May, 2022 | 10:21h | UTC

Prevalence and Methods for Assessment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Journal of Clinical Medicine

 


RCT: Multicomponent intervention to prevent mobility disability in frail older adults.

13 May, 2022 | 11:41h | UTC

Multicomponent intervention to prevent mobility disability in frail older adults: randomised controlled trial (SPRINTT project) – The BMJ

Editorial: Preserving community mobility in vulnerable older people – The BMJ

News Release: Regular exercise with dietary advice linked to better mobility in frail older people – BMJ Newsroom

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study: Health outcomes in people 2 years after surviving hospitalization with COVID-19.

13 May, 2022 | 11:32h | UTC

Health outcomes in people 2 years after surviving hospitalisation with COVID-19: a longitudinal cohort study – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

News Release: Two years after infection, half of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have at least one symptom, follow-up study suggests – Lancet

 


[Preprint] Long Covid: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 120,970 patients.

13 May, 2022 | 11:30h | UTC

Long Covid: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 120,970 Patients – Preprints with The Lancet

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Review: Comfort during non-invasive ventilation.

12 May, 2022 | 08:07h | UTC

Comfort During Non-invasive Ventilation – Frontiers in Medicine

 


Review: Mucus clearance strategies in mechanically ventilated patients.

12 May, 2022 | 08:06h | UTC

Mucus Clearance Strategies in Mechanically Ventilated Patients – Frontiers in Physiology

 


M-A: Effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for back care and the prevention of non-specific low back pain in children and adolescents.

12 May, 2022 | 08:02h | UTC

Effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for back care and the prevention of non-specific low back pain in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Interventions to reduce falls in hospitals.

11 May, 2022 | 11:12h | UTC

Interventions to reduce falls in hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Age and Ageing

Related: Fall prevention in hospitals and nursing homes: Clinical practice guideline – Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

 


Brief Review | In search of the Holy Grail: identifying the best PEEP in ventilated patients.

9 May, 2022 | 01:50h | UTC

In search of the Holy Grail: identifying the best PEEP in ventilated patients – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Brief Review | Oxygen targets.

9 May, 2022 | 01:48h | UTC

Oxygen targets – Intensive Care Medicine (if the link is paywalled, try this one)

Related:

Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Position Statement on Acute Oxygen Use in Adults: ‘Swimming between the flags’ – Respirology

Long-term mortality and health-related quality of life of lower versus higher oxygenation targets in ICU patients with severe hypoxaemia – Intensive Care Medicine

Oxygen Targets During Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Critical Care Explorations

Effect of Low-Normal vs High-Normal Oxygenation Targets on Organ Dysfunction in Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA

Lower or Higher Oxygenation Targets for Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure – New England Journal of Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Effect of early vs. standard approach to tracheostomy on functional outcome at 6 months among patients with severe stroke receiving mechanical ventilation.

6 May, 2022 | 11:13h | UTC

Effect of Early vs Standard Approach to Tracheostomy on Functional Outcome at 6 Months Among Patients With Severe Stroke Receiving Mechanical Ventilation: The SETPOINT2 Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Long COVID: aiming for a consensus.

6 May, 2022 | 11:03h | UTC

Long COVID: aiming for a consensus – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Obesity causes cancer and is major determinant of disability and death, warns new WHO report.

4 May, 2022 | 10:49h | UTC

News Release: Obesity causes cancer and is major determinant of disability and death, warns new WHO report – WHO Europe

Report: WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022 – World Health Organization

Commentary: ‘Epidemic’ of Obesity in Europe – Health Policy Watch

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Effects of an online breathing and wellbeing program for people with persistent symptoms following COVID-19.

3 May, 2022 | 11:16h | UTC

An online breathing and wellbeing programme (ENO Breathe) for people with persistent symptoms following COVID-19: a parallel-group, single-blind, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Invited Commentary: Treating COVID-19-related breathlessness with novel interventions – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

News Release: Singing techniques can improve quality of life and breathlessness after COVID-19 – Imperial College London

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review: Telerehabilitation improves physical function and reduces dyspnea in people with COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 conditions.

3 May, 2022 | 11:05h | UTC

Telerehabilitation improves physical function and reduces dyspnoea in people with COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 conditions: a systematic review – Journal of Physiotherapy

 


Brief Review: Lung recruitment.

3 May, 2022 | 10:49h | UTC

Lung recruitment – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Pulsed low-intensity ultrasonography does not provide symptom relief to patients with knee osteoarthritis.

3 May, 2022 | 10:47h | UTC

Effect of Pulsed Low-Intensity Ultrasonography on Symptom Relief and Tibiofemoral Articular Cartilage Thickness Among Veterans Affairs Enrollees With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries:

Pulsed low-intensity ultrasonography shows no benefit in knee OA – medwire News

Hopes Dashed for Novel Osteoarthritis Treatment — Noninvasive therapy looked like a sure winner until trial results came in – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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