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Digital physical therapy in the COVID-19 pandemic
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Rodrigo Py Gonçalves Barreto, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:381-3
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Isokinetic eccentric training is more effective than constant load eccentric training for quadriceps rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled trial
Marlon Francys Vidmar, Bruno Manfredini Baroni, Alexandre Fróes Michelin, Márcio Mezzomo, Ricardo Lugokenski, Gilnei Lopes Pimentel, Marcelo Faria Silva
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:424-32
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The Mini-BESTest is an independent predictor of falls in Parkinson Disease
Larissa Karlla Rodrigues Lopes, Aline Alvim Scianni, Lidiane Oliveira Lima, Raquel de Carvalho Lana, Fátima Rodrigues-De-Paula
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:433-40
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  • It is important to evaluate dynamic balance ability during fall risk assessment.

  • The Mini-BESTest was the strongest individual predictor of falls in PD.

  • Individuals with scores less than 21.5/28 had 70.7% greater chance of falling.

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Effects of cryolipolysis on lower abdomen fat thickness of healthy women and patient satisfaction: a randomized controlled trial
Mariana Falster, Jociane Schardong, Débora Piassarollo dos Santos, Bruna Coimbra Machado, Alessandra Peres, Patrícia Viana da Rosa, Rodrigo Della Méa Plentz
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:441-8
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  • A single cryolipolysis session has no effect on abdominal adipose tissue in healthy women.

  • Randomized controlled trial with blind assessor.

  • Ultrassonography was used as a method of evaluating the outcome.

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Sedentary behavior: barriers and facilitators among older adults after hip fracture surgery. A qualitative study
Suzana Albuquerque de Moraes, Ecleide Cunico Furlanetto, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Monica Rodrigues Perracini
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:407-14
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  • Physical complaints are not the only barriers to reduce sedentary behavior.

  • This population also experiences poor accessibility and lack of social support.

  • Individual barriers like demotivation and self-ageist stereotypes also emerged.

  • Physical therapists should have a comprehensive approach to manage sedentary behavior.

  • Understand barriers and facilitators may help design future clinical trials.

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Alterations in knee sensorimotor brain functional connectivity contributes to ACL injury in male high-school football players: a prospective neuroimaging analysis
Jed A. Diekfuss, Dustin R. Grooms, Katharine S. Nissen, Daniel K. Schneider, Kim D. Barber Foss, Staci Thomas, Scott Bonnette, Jonathan A. Dudley, Weihong Yuan, Danielle L. Reddington, Jonathan D. Ellis, James Leach, Michael Gordon, Craig Lindsey, Ken Rushford, Carlee Shafer, Gregory D. Myer
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:415-23
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  • Prospective brain connectivity was evaluated in male high school football players.

  • Three athletes sustained complete ACL ruptures.

  • Twelve healthy athletes were matched based on school, age, height, weight, and grade.

  • Our sample (n = 3) of ACL-injured athletes exhibited prospective decreased connectivity.

  • We discuss augmenting ACL prevention programs with sensorimotor-based training.

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Cardiovascular responses to low-intensity isometric handgrip exercise in coronary artery disease: effects of posture
Mariana de Oliveira Gois, Rodrigo Polaquini Simões, Alberto Porta, Vandeni Clarice Kunz, Carlos Marcelo Pastre, Aparecida Maria Catai
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:449-57
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  • Posture influences cardiovascular responses during isometric handgrip exercise.

  • STANDING promotes higher cardiovascular stress when compared to SITTING and/or SUPINE.

  • CAD promoted higher arterial pressure responses (systolic and mean arterial pressure), but it was expected.

  • Isometric handgrip exercise can be prescribed to clinically stable CAD patients, with cardiovascular monitoring.

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Using research to guide practice: The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)
Anne M. Moseley, Mark R. Elkins, Philip J. Van der Wees, Marina B. Pinheiro
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:384-91
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  • PEDro is a free global resource to support evidence-based physical therapy

  • PEDro indexes trials, reviews, and guidelines of physical therapy interventions

  • PEDro web-site, newsletter, videos, and social media are available in Portuguese

  • Trials are pre-appraised with the PEDro scale (Portuguese version available)

  • Keep up to date in 15 areas of practice with PEDro’s ‘Evidence in your inbox’

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Identification of gait events in children with spastic cerebral palsy: comparison between the force plate and algorithms
Rejane Vale Gonçalves, Sérgio Teixeira Fonseca, Priscila Albuquerque Araújo, Vanessa Lara Araújo, Tais Martins Barboza, Gabriela Andrade Martins, Marisa Cotta Mancini
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:392-8
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  • Detecting events occurring during the gait cycle is essential for gait analysis.

  • The precision of algorithms varies according to the children's gait pattern.

  • The algorithm proposed by Ghoussayni et al. is robust for detecting gait events in children with CP.

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An observational study of self-reported sedentary behaviour in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis
Zoe J. McKeough, Sarah L. Large, Lissa M. Spencer, Sonia W.M. Cheng, Renae J. McNamara
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:399-406
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  • Sedentary behaviour is characterised by a seated or reclined posture with a low energy expenditure of 1.0–1.5 metabolic equivalents (METS) during waking hours.

  • Too much sitting behaviour is associated with health deficits in the adult population.

  • There has been less examination of sedentary behaviours in people with COPD and bronchiectasis.

  • There was no difference in the high sedentary time between people with COPD and bronchiectasis.

  • No significant associations between sedentary time and functional performance or health-related quality of life were present.

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Has physical therapists’ management of musculoskeletal conditions improved over time?
Joshua R. Zadro, Giovanni Ferreira
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:458-62
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  • 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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Knee osteoarthritis: key treatments and implications for physical therapy
Lucas Ogura Dantas, Tania de Fátima Salvini, Timothy E. McAlindon
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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
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