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Comprehensive geriatric assessment may reduce risk of delirium after hip fracture

6 Sep, 2017 | 18:34h | UTC

Comprehensive assessment may reduce risk of delirium after hip fracture – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for Prevention of Delirium After Hip Fracture: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials – Journal of The American Geriatrics society (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Comprehensive geriatric assessment reduced the risk of delirium by 20% in patients having hip fracture surgery” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 


Cohort Study: Association between sedentary time and mortality across levels of frailty

1 Sep, 2017 | 20:57h | UTC

Association between sedentary time and mortality across levels of frailty – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentary: Prolonged sitting and frailty a deadly combination – Medical News Today (free) AND Inactivity Toll Worst for Frailest Elders – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Study: Resistance training may prevent obese older people becoming frail when losing weight

30 Aug, 2017 | 19:12h | UTC

Resistance training may prevent obese older people becoming frail when losing weight – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Aerobic or Resistance Exercise, or Both, in Dieting Obese Older Adults – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Video Summary: Exercise and Dieting in Obese Older Adults (free)

 


Study: Effectiveness of a Timing and Coordination Group Exercise Program to Improve Mobility in Older Adults

30 Aug, 2017 | 18:04h | UTC

Effectiveness of a Timing and Coordination Group Exercise Program to Improve Mobility in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: On the Move exercise program improved mobility in older adults – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

 


Guideline: Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clical Care Standard

29 Aug, 2017 | 15:00h | UTC

Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clical Care Standard – Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (PDF Guideline and other resources)

Source: Research Review Australia (free resource to find articles of interest)

 


Study: Is late-life dependency increasing or not?

26 Aug, 2017 | 17:03h | UTC

Is late-life dependency increasing or not? A comparison of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS) – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: The burden of triumph: meeting health and social care needs – The Lancet (free) AND Do we really need 200,000 more care home beds? – The Guardian (free) AND Time spent frail in old age ‘doubles’ – BBC (free)

“The amount of time spent needing daily care in late life has doubled in England over the past two decades, a study suggests”. (from BBC)

 


Study: Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

26 Aug, 2017 | 16:22h | UTC

Long-Term Effects of Repeated Injections of Local Anesthetic With or Without Corticosteroid for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Randomized Trial – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (free)

Source: ACP Journal Wise ($)

“Epidural injections of corticosteroid plus lidocaine offered no benefits from 6 weeks to 12 months beyond that of injections of lidocaine alone”

 


Systematic Review: Preventing Complications and Treating Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

26 Aug, 2017 | 16:05h | UTC

Systematic Review: Preventing Complications and Treating Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) (free)

 


Guideline: Recommendations on Tracheostomized Children

22 Aug, 2017 | 13:19h | UTC

Guideline: First Clinical Consensus and National Recommendations on Tracheostomized Children of the Brazilian Academy of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ABOPe) and Brazilian Society of Pediatrics (SBP) (free)

 


Free Online Course: Science of Exercise

21 Aug, 2017 | 01:56h | UTC

Starts Today! Free Online Course: Science of Exercise – University of Colorado Boulder and Coursera

 


Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain

16 Aug, 2017 | 23:04h | UTC

Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – PLOS Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Gabapentinoids Seem to Offer Little Benefit, Substantial Risks in Low Back Pain – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back pain – PLOS, via Science Daily (free) AND Gabapentinoids for Chronic Low Back Pain? Not So Fast – Practical Pain Management (free)

Pregabalin and gabapentin have significant risk of adverse effects without any demonstrated benefit in chronic low back pain.

 


Risk Factors for Post-stroke Depression

15 Aug, 2017 | 15:38h | UTC

Systematic review: Risk Factors for Post-stroke Depression: A Meta-analysis – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (free)

 


Advances in the diagnosis and management of neck pain

15 Aug, 2017 | 00:33h | UTC

State of the Art Review: Advances in the diagnosis and management of neck pain – The BMJ (free)

Related guideline: 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)

 


The effects of physical activity and fatigue on cognitive performance in breast cancer survivors

14 Aug, 2017 | 16:00h | UTC

The effects of physical activity and fatigue on cognitive performance in breast cancer survivors – Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Exercise Improves Cognitive Function in Breast CA Survivors – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Lifestyle Risk Factors Increase the Risk of Hospitalization for Sciatica

11 Aug, 2017 | 16:04h | UTC

Lifestyle Risk Factors Increase the Risk of Hospitalization for Sciatica: Findings of Four Prospective Cohort Studies – The American Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Walking and biking tied to lower risk of hospitalization with sciatica – Reuters (free)

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

 


Preventing Overuse Shoulder Injuries Among Throwing Athletes

10 Aug, 2017 | 21:34h | UTC

Preventing Overuse Shoulder Injuries Among Throwing Athletes: A Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial in 660 Elite Handball Players – British Journal of Sports Medicine, via Medscape (free registration required)

 


Physical Activity and Mortality in Prostate Cancer

10 Aug, 2017 | 21:01h | UTC

Recreational Physical Activity in Relation to Prostate Cancer–specific Mortality Among Men with Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer – European Urology (free)

Commentary: Exercise linked to lower mortality with early prostate cancer – Reuters (free)

 


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)

 


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)

 


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