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The best running stride? The one that comes naturally

9 Aug, 2017 | 15:59h | UTC

The best running stride? The one that comes naturally – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related article: Self-optimization of Stride Length Among Experienced and Inexperienced Runners – International Journal of Exercise Science (free)

 


Hip Pain and Mobility Deficits-Hip Osteoarthritis

9 Aug, 2017 | 15:57h | UTC

Guideline: Hip Pain and Mobility Deficits-Hip Osteoarthritis: Revision 2017 – Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) (free)

 


Association of Resistance Exercise With the Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome

5 Aug, 2017 | 19:15h | UTC

Association of Resistance Exercise, Independent of and Combined With Aerobic Exercise, With the Incidence of Metabolic Syndrome – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Commentaries: Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk – Medical News Today (free) AND Resistance Training Tied to Lower Risk for Metabolic Syndrome – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


Telerehabilitation: Review of the State-of-the-Art and Areas of Application

5 Aug, 2017 | 18:17h | UTC

Review: Telerehabilitation: Review of the State-of-the-Art and Areas of Application – JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies (free)

 


A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain

4 Aug, 2017 | 16:52h | UTC

A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain – VOX (free)

“Mainstream medicine has failed people with chronic back pain”

 


A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke

3 Aug, 2017 | 20:40h | UTC

A soft robotic exosuit improves walking in patients after stroke – Science Translational Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Robotic Exosuit Improves Walking After Stroke – Medscape (free registration required) AND Watch a robotic exoskeleton help a stroke patient walk – Science (free text and video)

 


Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis

3 Aug, 2017 | 19:31h | UTC

Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis – Journal of The American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Meta-Analysis: Tai Chi Keeps Seniors from Falling – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Tai chi may help reduce rate of falls in older and at-risk adults – News Medical (free)

‘Can reduce fall rates by almost half during the first year’ (from MedPage Today)

 


Effectiveness of oral glucosamine for knee and hip osteoarthritis

3 Aug, 2017 | 14:03h | UTC

Subgroup analyses of the effectiveness of oral glucosamine for knee and hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis from the OA trail bank – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (RT @PhysioMeScience see Tweet)

“Currently, there is no good evidence to support the use of glucosamine for hip or knee OA”

 


Neck Pain: Updated Clinical Practice Guideline

3 Aug, 2017 | 13:59h | UTC

Neck Pain: Revision 2017 – Clinical Practice Guidelines Linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health from the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (free)

 


Diagnosis of Upper-Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer

3 Aug, 2017 | 13:49h | UTC

Diagnosis of Upper-Quadrant Lymphedema Secondary to Cancer: Clinical Practice Guideline From the Oncology Section of APTA – Rehabilitation Oncology (American Physical Therapy Association. Oncology Section) (free)

 


First-time patellar dislocation guidelines

3 Aug, 2017 | 13:29h | UTC

I.S.Mu.L.T. first-time patellar dislocation guidelines – Muscle, Ligaments and Tendons Journal (free)

 


Intensive speech therapy helps stroke survivors with persistent communication difficulties

28 Jul, 2017 | 22:14h | UTC

Intensive speech therapy helps stroke survivors with persistent communication difficulties – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Intensive speech and language therapy in patients with chronic aphasia after stroke: a randomised, open-label, blinded-endpoint, controlled trial in a health-care setting – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND commentary: Intensive speech therapy helps months after stroke – Reuters (free)

 


Online education, pain coaching and advice by video conference can reduce knee pain

28 Jul, 2017 | 18:10h | UTC

Online education, pain coaching and advice by video conference can reduce knee pain – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Effectiveness of an Internet-Delivered Exercise and Pain-Coping Skills Training Intervention for Persons With Chronic Knee Pain: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (free) AND Commentaries: Online Intervention Reduces Knee Pain, Improves Mobility – Medscape (free registration required) AND The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Chronic knee pain eased with the help of Skype – CNN (free text and video)

“Reduced pain for 73% of knee pain patients receiving videoconference physio, pain coaching and online education” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 


Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s – NICE Quality Standard

28 Jul, 2017 | 16:06h | UTC

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s – NICE Quality Standard (free)

Related guideline: Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management – NICE (free)

 


Application of a Lifestyle-Based Tool to Estimate Premature Cardiovascular Disease Events in Young Adults

28 Jul, 2017 | 15:48h | UTC

Application of a Lifestyle-Based Tool to Estimate Premature Cardiovascular Disease Events in Young Adults: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study – JAMA Internal Medicine (free) (RT @JAMAInternalMed see Tweet)

Commentaries: Healthy Heart Score performed moderately well in assessing cardiovascular disease risk in young adults – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Online tool predicts heart risk in young adults – Reuters Health (free)

See Health Heart Score Calculator

“An online calculator may help young people predict their risk of developing heart disease in middle age – in time to make lifestyle changes to minimize their odds of myocardial infarction or stroke” (from Reuters)

 


Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

27 Jul, 2017 | 17:58h | UTC

Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia – NPR (free)

 


One year in review 2017: fibromyalgia

27 Jul, 2017 | 16:49h | UTC

One year in review 2017: fibromyalgia – Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology (free PDF)

 


Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes

27 Jul, 2017 | 01:13h | UTC

A Prospective Study on the Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes – American Journal of Sports Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Student Athletes Who Specialize Early Are Injured More Often, Study Finds – NPR (free)

Related Report and Consensus Statement: Sports Specialization and Intensive Training in Young Athletes – American Academy of Pediatrics (free) AND Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (free)

 


Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis

24 Jul, 2017 | 23:41h | UTC

Tai Chi for Risk of Falls. A Meta-analysis – Journal of The American Geriatrics Society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Tai chi may help prevent falls in older and at-risk adults – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free) AND Meta-Analysis: Tai Chi May Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


Electrical stimulation can help people who are too weak to exercise

23 Jul, 2017 | 16:14h | UTC

Electrical stimulation can help people who are too weak to exercise – The Conversation (free)

 


Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence

22 Jul, 2017 | 14:24h | UTC

Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Leakage Among Women With Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Electroacupuncture linked to improvements for stress urinary incontinence – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Electroacupuncture May Decrease Stress Urinary Incontinence – Medscape (free registration required) AND Mixed Results on Effectiveness of Acupuncture to Treat Stress Urinary Incontinence, Infertility – The JAMA Network (free)

 


NICE Guideline: Parkinson’s disease in adults

21 Jul, 2017 | 17:52h | UTC

Parkinson’s disease in adults – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline (free)

 


Rehabilitation in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

18 Jul, 2017 | 22:58h | UTC

Clinical Review: Rehabilitation in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension – Swiss Medical Weekly (free)

 


Evidence-based guidelines for fall prevention

18 Jul, 2017 | 00:01h | UTC

Evidence-based guidelines for fall prevention in Korea – The Korean Association of Internal Medicine and The Korean Geriatrics Society (free)

 


Non-invasive ventilation for the management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to exacerbation of COPD

16 Jul, 2017 | 12:48h | UTC

Non-invasive ventilation for the management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure due to exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – Cochrane Library (free)

NIV reduces mortality and endotracheal intubation in patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure secondary to an acute exacerbation COPD.

 


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