Back to the liquid environment: effects of aquatic physiotherapy intervention performed on preterm infants

Abstract At birth, preterm newborns (PTNB) often require Neonatal-ICU hospitalization, which, despite being a care setting, also causes stress such as pain, sleep disturbances and wakefulness, and alterations of physiological parameters. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of aquatic physiotherapy on pain, sleep disturbances and wakefulness, and physiological variables of PTNB in Neonatal-ICU. Pain, sleep disturbances and wakefulness, and alterations of physiological parameters were evaluated at three moments: 5 minutes before intervention, immediately after and 10 minutes after intervention. At intervention, participants were wrapped in soft fabric and immersed at shoulder level in warm water (36 ° C to 37.5 ° C). Sideways, forward, backward and rotational movements were performed. Twenty-two newborns participated in the study. The results obtained in relation to pain, sleep state and wakefulness showed significant improvements in reevaluations after intervention. Physiological variables a lso underwent significant changes and remained within normality parameters. The results indicate that aquatic physiotherapy is effective in reducing pain, improving sleep and wakefulness and physiological variables of PTNB in Neonatal-ICU.Resumo Ao nascer, o rec ém-nascido pré-termo (RNPT) frequentemente necessita internamento em UTI-Neonatal que, apesar de ser um ambiente de cuidados, também causa estresses ao RNPT como a dor, alteraç&otild...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research

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Alert: rant ahead. Early in my career working in persistent pain management, it was thought that “chronic pain is chronic pain is chronic pain” and pretty much anything that helped one person would help the next. Over time we’ve learned a lot more about persistent pain: the mechanisms differ a lot between neuropathic mechanisms and nociplastic mechanisms. Even within these groups, the mechanisms are very different. We’ve also learned a lot more about the psychosocial variables that are associated with prolonged disability and distress when pain persists. Some of the earliest work by Turk and coll...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Groupwork Interdisciplinary teams Pain conditions Research Science in practice Source Type: blogs
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Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ACT - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Clinical reasoning Cognitive behavioral therapy Coping strategies Occupational therapy Pain conditions Resilience/Health interprofessional teams pain rehabilitation persistent pain Source Type: blogs
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Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
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Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine AR exoskeleton genomics health sensors Healthcare nutrigenomics prevention rehabilitation sports sports medicine trackers virtual reality VR wearables Source Type: blogs
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Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Back pain Clinical reasoning Low back pain Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial disability function Health healthcare pain management rehabilitation Therapeutic approache Source Type: blogs
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