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Digital physical therapy in the COVID-19 pandemic
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Rodrigo Py Gonçalves Barreto, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
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Available online 6 May 2020
Resistance training decreases matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in quadriceps tendon in a rat model of osteoarthritis
Fernando Augusto Vasilceac, Rita de Cássia Marqueti, Ivo Vieira de Sousa Neto, Dahan da Cunha Nascimento, Mariana Carvalho de Souza, João Luiz Quaglioti Durigan, Stela Márcia Mattiello

  • Osteoarthritis promoted distinct modulation on MMP-2 in the quadriceps versus patellar tendon.

  • There is peri-articular tissue adaptation to resistance training in osteoarthritis.

  • Resistance training downregulates MMP-2 in quadriceps tendon, while in the patellar tendon its effects are limited.

  • Understanding extracellular matrix degeneration is crucial for rehabilitation purposes of osteoarthritis.

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Available online 8 April 2020
The addition of blood flow restriction to resistance exercise in individuals with knee pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Iván Cuyul-Vásquez, Alejandro Leiva-Sepúlveda, Oscar Catalán-Medalla, Felipe Araya-Quintanilla, Hector Gutiérrez-Espinoza

  • This systematic review identified 8 randomized clinical trials investigating the effect of blood flow restriction (BFR) in patients with knee pain.

  • Resistance exercise with BFR did not show clinical benefits compared to resistance exercise.

  • Further high-quality studies are needed to clearly determine the clinical effectiveness of BFR in pain intensity and knee function in these patients.

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Available online 19 March 2020
Psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Bournemouth questionnaire for low back pain: validity and reliability
Letícia Bojikian Calixtre, Carlos Luques Fonseca, Bruno Leonardo da Silva Gruninger, Danilo Harudy Kamonseki

  • Total score of the Brazilian Bournemouth Questionnaire is valid.

  • The Brazilian Bournemouth Questionnaire for low back pain is reliable.

  • Standard Error of Measurement was 5.97 points.

  • Minimum Detectable Change was 16.54 points.

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Available online 7 March 2020
The relationship between urinary C-Telopeptide fragments of type II collagen, knee joint load, pain, and physical function in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis
Luiz Fernando Approbato Selistre, Glaucia Helena Gonçalves, Fernando Augusto Vasilceac, Paula Regina Mendes da Silva Serrão, Theresa Helissa Nakagawa, Marina Petrella, Richard Keith Jones, Stela Márcia Mattiello

  • There is no association between uCTX-II and the knee joint load.

  • The uCTX-II level is associated with pain and physical function.

  • Knee joint load showed no association with pain and physical function.

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Available online 7 March 2020
Cross-cultural adaptation and reliability of the Functional Gait Assessment in older Brazilian adults
Renata Noce Kirkwood, Natália Cristina Lisboa Batista, Larissa Bragança Falcão Marques, Juliana de Melo Ocarino, Lucas Lobo Alcântara Neves, Bruno de Souza Moreira

  • The FGA evaluates postural stability during various walking tasks.

  • The FGA is now available in Brazilian-Portuguese language.

  • The FGA-Brazil has overall excellent reliability and good internal consistency.

  • The FGA-Brazil should be used both in clinical practice and for research purposes.

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Available online 4 March 2020
The role of spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors in the antihyperalgesic effect of warm water immersion therapy
Fernanda Madeira, Rômulo Nolasco de Brito, Aline A. Emer, Ana Paula Batisti, Bruna Lenfers Turnes, Afonso Shiguemi Inoue Salgado, Francisco José Cidral-Filho, Leidiane Mazzardo-Martins, Daniel Fernandes Martins

  • Warm water immersion therapy (WWIT) reduces inflammatory pain in mice.

  • Spinal inhibitory neuroreceptors are involved in WWIT-induced pain-relieving effect.

  • Opioid, cannabinoid and adenosine receptors contribute to WWIT pain-relieving effect.

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Available online 17 February 2020
The impact of low back pain systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines measured by the Altmetric score: Cross-Sectional study
Amanda Costa Araujo, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Dafne Port Nascimento, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa

  • The way to facilitate access to scientific articles is share the results of their studies over the internet.

  • In order to measure the attention attracted online, a new score named Altmetric was created.

  • There are no studies that have analysed associated factors of Altmetric score for systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines.

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Available online 15 February 2020
Performance difference on the six-minute walk test on tracks of 20 and 30 meters for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: validity and reliability
Suelen Roberta Klein, Aline Almeida Gulart, Raysa Silva Venâncio, Anelise Bauer Munari, Simone Graciosa Gavenda, Ana Carolina Benedet Martins, Anamaria Fleig Mayer
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Available online 30 January 2020
Benefits of vestibular rehabilitation on patient-reported outcomes in older adults with vestibular disorders: a randomized clinical trial
Mayra Cristina Aratani, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Heloísa Helena Caovilla, Fernando Freitas Ganança

  • Vestibular disorders have a negative impact on older adults’ physical performance and quality of life.

  • Conventional and multimodal vestibular rehabilitation showed no difference on patient-reported outcomes.

  • Vestibular rehabilitation changes patient-reported outcomes in older people with dizziness.

  • All patient-reported outcomes changes were maintained during a short-term period of three months.

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Available online 21 January 2020
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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