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Preliminary evidence of an association between spontaneous kicking and learning in infants between 3–4 months of age
Chao-Ying Chen, Toni Harrison, Mike McNally, Jill C. Heathcock

  • Infants adopt their inter-limb kicking when learning a task.

  • Dissociated intra-joint (hip-ankle) coupling during kicking is measured.

  • External feedback may be a key to the development of lower extremity motor control.

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Uncorrected Proof. Available online 27 September 2020
Early CPAP protocol in preterm infants with gestational age between 28 and 32 weeks: experience of a public hospital
Bruna S.P.P. Vieira, Thales R. Souza, Luciana N. Paschoal, Marcela R. Magalhães, Cristiana M. Magalhães, Verônica F. Parreira

  • The “early CPAP” protocol was implemented using intermediate pressures of 6–7 cmH2O.

  • A decrease in intubation rate and days of invasive ventilation were observed.

  • A reduction of exogenous surfactant use and length of hospital stay were observed.

  • The protocol used simple and affordable equipment and could be reproduced.

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Available online 26 September 2020
Prediction equation of hip external rotators maximum torque in healthy adults and older adults using the measure of hip extensors maximum torque
Suelen Cristina Souza Martins, Renan Alves Resende, Larissa Santos Pinto Pinheiro, Thales Rezende Souza, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, André Gustavo Pereira Andrade, Lygia Paccini Lustosa, Juliana Melo Ocarino

  • Hip extensors (HEX) torque was able to predict hip external rotators (HER) torque.

  • Both measures were strongly correlated in adults and older individuals.

  • There is no difference between directly measured and predicted values of HER torque.

  • The prediction equation was valid and accurate to estimate HER torque.

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Available online 20 September 2020
Knee osteoarthritis: key treatments and implications for physical therapy
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Tania de Fátima Salvini, Timothy E. McAlindon

  • Patient education, physical exercise, and weight maintenance constitute the first-line knee osteoarthritis treatment approach.

  • There is still neglect of evidence-based strategies in clinical practice.

  • Less than 40% of patients with knee OA receive first-line treatment.

  • The use of adjunct therapies, isolated or in association with gold-standard treatments, is questionable.

  • Surgery is typically a last resort for the management of knee osteoarthritis.

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Uncorrected Proof. Available online 9 September 2020
Scapular movement training versus standardized exercises for individuals with chronic shoulder pain: protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Danilo Harudy Kamonseki, Melina Nevoeiro Haik, Paula Rezende Camargo

  • This study will apply scapular movement training in individuals with shoulder pain.

  • Scapular kinematics, EMG and clinical outcomes will be assessed.

  • Results will contribute to the evidence-based practice of scapular focused-approach.

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Available online 26 August 2020
Attitudes and beliefs on low back pain in physical therapy education: A cross-sectional study
Marijke Leysen, Jo Nijs, Paul Van Wilgen, Christophe Demoulin, Wim Dankaerts, Lieven Danneels, Lennard Voogt, Albère Köke, Laurent Pitance, Nathalie Roussel

  • Guideline adherence for low back pain is very low among physical therapy students.

  • Fourth year students show more biopsychosocial beliefs and more guideline adherent recommendations than 2nd-year students.

  • Biomedical beliefs are associated with poor adherence to evidence based guidelines.

  • A personal history of low back pain is not associated with beliefs or attitudes.

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Available online 24 August 2020
Obesity is associated with postural balance on unstable surfaces but not with fear of falling in older adults
Patrícia Azevedo Garcia, Letícia Lopes de Queiroz, Mônica Batista Duarte Caetano, Karla Helena Coelho Vilaça e Silva, Tânia Cristina Dias da Silva Hamu

  • Obesity in older adults is associated with postural imbalance on unstable surfaces.

  • Obesity in older adults is not associated with increased fear of falling.

  • Overweight is not associated with imbalance on unstable surfaces.

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Available online 22 August 2020
The RESOLVE Trial for people with chronic low back pain: statistical analysis plan
Matthew K. Bagg, Serigne Lo, Aidan G. Cashin, Robert D. Herbert, Neil E. O’Connell, Hopin Lee, Markus Hübscher, Benedict M. Wand, Edel O’Hagan, Rodrigo R.N. Rizzo, G. Lorimer Moseley, Tasha R. Stanton, Christopher G. Maher, Stephen Goodall, Sopany Saing, James H. McAuley

  • This is the statistical analysis plan for the RESOLVE trial for chronic low back pain.

  • RESOLVE compares graded sensory-motor precision training to sham-control.

  • We will use mixed-effects models to analyse the primary and secondary outcomes.

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Available online 17 August 2020
Inter-rater reliability of the Johns Hopkins Highest Level of Mobility Scale (JH-HLM) in the intensive care unit
Stephanie Hiser, Chi Ryang Chung, Amy Toonstra, Lisa Aronson Friedman, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Erik Hoyer, Dale M. Needham

  • The JH-HLM has excellent reliability when used by physical therapists in the ICU.

  • The JH-HLM has excellent reliability across several types of ICUs.

  • Trained physical therapists can use the JH-HLM to reliably measure observed patient mobility in the ICU.

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Available online 16 August 2020
Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Pediatric Scale to Brazilian Portuguese and determination of its measurement properties
Karoliny Lisandra Teixeira Cruz, Ana Cristina Resende Camargos, Juliana Cardoso, Cyntia Rogean de Jesus Alves de Baptista, Aline Duprat Ramos, Ana Claudia Mattiello-Sverzut, Joshua Burns, Hércules Ribeiro Leite

  • The CMTPedS-Br is culturally appropriate for the Brazilian population.

  • The CMTPedS-Br showed adequate reliability and face validity.

  • The CMTPedS-Br will allow Brazil to be part of multicentered studies on such a rare but debilitating condition.

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Available online 15 August 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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