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Prevalence of dyspnea after stroke: a telephone-based survey
Kênia K.P. Menezes, Lucas R. Nascimento, Maria Tereza M. Alvarenga, Patrick R. Avelino, Luci F. Teixeira-Salmela
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.09.006

  • The prevalence of dyspnea after a stroke was 44%.

  • Dyspnea is associated with activity limitations and restrictions in community participation after a stroke.

  • Stroke survivors, who had dyspnea, were six times more likely to report activity limitations and two times more likely to report restrictions in social participation.

Available Avalilable online 21 September 2018
Damaged cardiovascular autonomic control in wheelchair-using children and adolescents with myelomeningocele: a case–control study
Marisa Maia Leonardi-Figueiredo, Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza, Emanuela Juvenal Martins, Monalisa Squiaveto, Ana Claudia Mattiello-Sverzut
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.09.001

  • Children and adolescents with myelomeningocele showed higher heart rate at rest.

  • Children and adolescents with myelomeningocele did not show differences in HR and BP variability.

  • Children and adolescents with myelomeningocele showed lower baroreflex sensitivity.

Available Avalilable online 20 September 2018
Can muscle weakness and disability influence the relationship between pain catastrophizing and pain worsening in patients with knee osteoarthritis? A cross-sectional study
Ryo Tanaka, Kenta Hirohama, Junya Ozawa
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.011

  • We studied the likely mediator between pain catastrophizing and pain worsening.

  • This relationship was mediated by disability and muscle weakness.

  • Cognitive intervention for disability and muscle strengthening may be effective for relieving pain.

Available Avalilable online 5 September 2018
Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field on nonspecific low back pain patients: a randomized controlled trial
Ahmed Mohamed Elshiwi, Hamada Ahmed Hamada, Dalia Mosaad, Ibrahim Mohammed A. Ragab, Ghada Mohamed Koura, Saud Mashi Alrawaili
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.004

  • Magnetic therapy as a novel alternative treatment is suitable for managing LBP. Its advantage over the standard pharmacological intervention is due to fewer side effects.

  • Previous studies reflect that there is still a gap in selecting the optimum parameters of pulsed electromagnetic field for treating acute and chronic nonspecific LBP. Many studies used high intensity and frequency of the PEMF, while others applied low parameters of the PEMF. While this study used 50Hz frequency, with low intensity of 20Gauss.

  • The dose of with 50Hz and 20Gauss seems to be useful.

Available Avalilable online 1 September 2018
Association between quality of life, severity of asthma, sleep disorders and exercise capacity in children with asthma: a cross-sectional study
Priscilla Rique Furtado, Álvaro Campos Cavalcanti Maciel, Renata Ramos Tomaz Barbosa, Ana Aline Marcelino da Silva, Diana Amélia de Freitas, Karla Morganna Pereira Pinto de Mendonça
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.010

  • Better QoL of children with asthma is associated with a lower asthma severity.

  • Better QoL is associated with a good sleep quality.

  • Better QoL of children with asthma associated with a lower dyspnea after exercise.

Available Avalilable online 28 August 2018
Trunk asymmetry is associated with dominance preference: results from a cross-sectional study of 1029 children
Chiara Arienti, Riccardo Buraschi, Sabrina Donzelli, Fabio Zaina, Joel Pollet, Stefano Negrini
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.005

  • Left side dominance has a prevalence for trunk asymmetry.

  • Embryology factors could justify the development of left-right side dominance.

  • It is unclear how neuro-abnormality is common in trunk asymmetry with left convexity.

Available Avalilable online 28 August 2018
How to increase the visibility of scientific articles through social media?
Amanda Costa Araujo, Dafne Port Nascimento, Gabrielle Zoldan Gonzalez, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.009
Available Avalilable online 24 August 2018
The effectiveness of dry needling for patients with orofacial pain associated with temporomandibular dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Clécio Vier, Marina Barbosa de Almeida, Marcos Lisboa Neves, Adair Roberto Soares dos Santos, Marcelo Anderson Bracht
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.008

  • Dry needling (DN) is commonly used for Orofacial pain treatment.

  • DN is better than other interventions for pain in the short-term.

  • DN is better than sham therapy on pressure pain threshold in the short-term.

  • Due to the very low quality of evidence and the small effect size, caution is needed.

  • Randomized controlled trials of high methodological quality are needed.

Available Avalilable online 24 August 2018
Concurrent validity of handheld dynamometer measurements for scapular protraction strength
Ricardo Marcos Liberatori Junior, Walter Ansanello Netto, Gabriela Ferreira Carvalho, Gisele Garcia Zanca, Salomão Chade Assan Zatiti, Stela Marcia Mattiello
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.002

  • Handheld dynamometer may be considered valid for scapular protraction strength test.

  • The best correlation with the gold standard occurs with subjects tested seated.

  • Handheld dynamometer tends to overestimate the peak force.

Available Avalilable online 23 August 2018
Identification of relevant categories for inpatient physical therapy care using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: a Brazilian survey
Luciana Narciso Paschoal, Patrícia Nery De Souza, Cassia Maria Buchalla, Christina May Moran De Brito, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.08.006

  • Therapists in the hospital should assess functioning to develop the rehabilitation plan.

  • The use of the ICF contributes to a standardized documentation and communication.

  • The relevant ICF categories for inpatient physical therapy care are identified.

  • The use of the selected categories enables the practical application of the ICF.

Available Avalilable online 23 August 2018
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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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