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Is hip strengthening the best treatment option for females with patellofemoral pain? A randomized controlled trial of three different types of exercises
Marcelo Camargo Saad, Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos, Letícia Villani de Oliveira Mancinelli, Matheus Soares de Barros Munno, Rogério Ferreira Liporaci, Débora Bevilaqua Grossi

  • It is commonly believed that hip dysfunctions have been responsible for PFP onset.

  • Several forms of treatment (HE, QE and SE) can be effective in decreasing PFPS pain.

  • Only interventions with strengthening exercises were able to change movement patterns.

  • More effective rehabilitation programs should focus on the deficits presented by individuals in their initial evaluations.

Available Avalilable online 14 April 2018
Can RR intervals editing and selection techniques interfere with the analysis of heart rate variability?
Gustavo dos Santos Ribeiro, Victor Ribeiro Neves, Luís Fernando Deresz, Rosangela Domingues Melo, Pedro Dal Lago, Marlus Karsten

  • 95% confidence interval identified more doubtful points than other studied methods.

  • Correction techniques do not influence the final set of RR intervals.

  • Selection methods may interfere with the quantity–quality of RR intervals.

  • The 256-point selection appears to be more sensitive to changes in autonomic function.

Available Avalilable online 11 April 2018
Dual-task as a predictor of falls in older people with mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease: a prospective cohort study
Jessica Gonçalves, Juliana Hotta Ansai, Fernando Arturo Arriagada Masse, Francisco Assis Carvalho Vale, Anielle Cristhine de Medeiros Takahashi, Larissa Pires de Andrade

  • Older people with MCI or mild AD presented a high prevalence of falls during the 6-month follow up.

  • A dual-task test can be used as a screening tool for determining risk of falls in people with MCI.

  • The dual-task in this experiment did not predict falls among people with mild AD.

Available Avalilable online 8 April 2018
Effect of flexibility deficit on scapular asymmetry in individuals with and without shoulder pain
Elif Turgut, Gul Baltaci

  • Deficit in pectoralis minor flexibility was associated with scapular asymmetry at rest.

  • Deficit in posterior capsule flexibility was associated with scapular asymmetry at rest.

  • No relationship was found between flexibility deficit and scapular asymmetry during arm elevation.

Available Avalilable online 8 April 2018
Effects of inspiratory muscle training in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled trial
Muserrefe Nur Keles, Bulent Elbasan, Umut Apaydin, Zeynep Aribas, Arzu Bakirtas, Nurdan Kokturk

  • Children with cerebral palsy have variable degrees of respiratory muscle weakness.

  • IMT improves respiratory muscle strength, trunk control and exercise capacity in these children.

  • IMT also improves daily living activities and quality of life.

Available Avalilable online 8 April 2018
Prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in former athletes: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Fernanda O. Madaleno, Bruna A. Santos, Vanessa L. Araújo, Vinicius C. Oliveira, Renan A. Resende

  • Prevalence of knee OA in former athletes was 30.0% (95% CI 20.0 to 40.0%).

  • Low-quality evidence suggests that this is likely to change with high-quality studies.

  • Diagnostic criteria for knee OA and sport modality may impact on estimated prevalence.

Available Avalilable online 8 April 2018
Eccentric training combined to neuromuscular electrical stimulation is not superior to eccentric training alone for quadriceps strengthening in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled trial
Claudia Ferreira Gomes da Silva, Felipe Xavier de Lima e Silva, Karoline Baptista Vianna, Gabriel dos Santos Oliveira, Marco Aurélio Vaz, Bruno Manfredini Baroni

  • Eccentric training strengthens the quadriceps muscle.

  • Eccentric training increases muscle thickness and fascicle length.

  • NMES do not change adaptations to eccentric training in healthy subjects.

Available Avalilable online 6 April 2018
Availability and characteristics of cardiac rehabilitation programs in one Brazilian state: a cross-sectional study
Thaianne Cavalcante Sérvio, Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi, Lilian Pinto da Silva, Luciana Duarte Novais Silva, Marcia Maria Oliveira Lima, Danielle Aparecida Gomes Pereira, Sherry L. Grace, Raquel Rodrigues Britto

  • Cardiac rehabilitation is not widely available and is underutilized, especially in low and middle-income countries.

  • Only forty-one cardiac rehabilitation programs were identified and most of them where privately-funded.

  • All core components of cardiac rehabilitation are not offered.

  • All programs had a physical therapist on staff.

Available Avalilable online 3 April 2018
Gait parameters, functional mobility and fall risk in individuals with early to moderate primary open angle glaucoma: a cross-sectional study
Henrique de Alencar Gomes, Bruno de Souza Moreira, Rosana Ferreira Sampaio, Sheyla Rossana Cavalcanti Furtado, Sebastião Cronemberger, Roberto de Alencar Gomes, Renata Noce Kirkwood

  • This study examined the influence of glaucoma on gait, functional tests and fall risk.

  • Visual contrast sensitivity and proprioception were different between glaucoma and control groups.

  • Dynamic Gait Index-Brazil score was significantly different between glaucoma and control groups.

  • Glaucoma group spent more time to perform the Timed Up and Go test than control group.

  • Glaucoma group presented higher fall risk compared to the control group.

Available Avalilable online 31 March 2018
Strength of the lower limb and trunk muscles is associated with gait speed in individuals with sub-acute stroke: a cross-sectional study
Larissa Tavares Aguiar, Ludimylla Brennar Alves Camargo, Lorena Dasdores Estarlino, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela, Christina Danielli Coelho de Morais Faria

  • Lower limb and trunk muscle strength are associated with comfortable/maximum gait speed in patients with sub-acute stroke.

  • Non-paretic dorsiflexors and left trunk lateral flexors predict comfortable/maximum gait speed in sub-acute stroke.

  • The effects of strengthening in these muscles on post-stroke gait speed need more investigation.

Available Avalilable online 25 March 2018
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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