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Use of supplemental oxygen during exercise testing and training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a survey of Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs
Regina W.M. Leung, Jennifer A. Alison, Sue C. Jenkins, Anne E. Holland, Kylie Hill, Norman R. Morris, Lissa M. Spencer, Catherine J. Hill, Annemarie L. Lee, Helen E. Seale, Nola M. Cecins, Christine F. McDonald, Zoe J. McKeough
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.003

  • SpO2 was commonly monitored during exercise testing

  • Oxygen was available during exercise testing and training in most programs

  • The rationale for prescribing oxygen during exercise varied between programs

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Available online 3 June 2020
Analysis of the measurement properties of the Brazilian-Portuguese version of the Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 in patients with fibromyalgia
Evany Maira Espirito Santo Salvador, Katherinne Ferro Moura Franco, Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Yuri Rafael dos Santos Franco, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.004

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 assesses the kinesiophobia construct.

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 is a consistent and reliable questionnaire.

  • The Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia-11 showed improvement in kinesiophobia after an exercise-based intervention in patients with fibromyalgia.

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Available online 31 May 2020
Reply to letter to editor on “The addition of blood flow restriction to resistance exercise in individuals with knee pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis”
Iván Cuyul-Vasquez, Héctor Gutiérrez-Espinoza, Felipe Araya-Quintanilla
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.006

  • The effect of resistance exercise with BRF is not more effective that resistance exercise in in patients with knee pain.

  • Our study was unable to demonstrate the clinical benefits of resistance exercise with BRF in subjects with knee pain.

  • Further studies are needed to support the clinical effect of BRF in pain intensity and knee function in these patients.

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Available online 31 May 2020
Impaired performance of women with patellofemoral pain during functional tests
Camile Ludovico Zamboti, Carlos Augusto Marçal Camillo, Amanda Paula Ricardo Rodrigues da Cunha, Thaiuana Maia Ferreira, Christiane Souza Guerino Macedo
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.05.002

  • Women with PFP present worse performance in functional tests than an age-matched control group.

  • Investigated functional tests are reliable in women with or without PFP.

  • Investigated functional tests do not seem to be valid tools to identify functional limitations due to anterior knee pain.

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Available online 29 May 2020
Investigating the rigour of research findings in experimental studies assessing the effects of breaking up prolonged sitting – extended scoping review
Coralie English, Ishanka Weerasekara, Anjelica Carlos, Sebastien Chastin, Gary Crowfoot, Claire Fitzsimons, Anne Forster, Elizabeth Holliday, Heidi Janssen, Paul Mackie, Gillian Mead, David Dunstan
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.007

  • Only 50% of the published trials were registered.

  • Unregistered trials may have collected other measures that remain unreported.

  • Many additional outcomes not appearing in trial registries were published.

  • Some reported positive findings are likely spurious due to unadjusted multiple comparisons.

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Available online 19 May 2020
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and heat to reduce pain in a chronic low back pain population: a randomized controlled clinical trial
Lynn Leemans, Ömer Elma, Jo Nijs, Timothy H. Wideman, Carolie Siffain, Hester den Bandt, Sven Van Laere, David Beckwée
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.001

  • The combination of heat and TENS significantly improves pain pressure thresholds.

  • The combination of heat and TENS does not affect maximum and average pain, nor movement-evoked pain (MEP).

  • There is a need for standardized and sensitive assessment tools for measuring MEP.

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Available online 18 May 2020
Has physical therapists’ management of musculoskeletal conditions improved over time?
Joshua R. Zadro, Giovanni Ferreira
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.002

  • Physical therapists’ use of recommended care has not changed since 1990s.

  • Physical therapists’ use of treatments of unknown value appears to be increasing.

  • One explanation for these trends is the challenge of keeping up to date with evidence.

  • Other explanations include increased exposure to treatments of unknown value and not seeing value in research.

  • Strategies to replace non-recommended care with recommended care are needed.

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Available online 7 May 2020
Digital physical therapy in the COVID-19 pandemic
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Rodrigo Py Gonçalves Barreto, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.006
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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
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.03.002

  • 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
10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.03.001

  • 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
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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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