Screening dysphagia risk in 534 older patients undergoing rehabilitation after total joint replacement. A cross-sectional study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Older people affected by severe osteoarthritis could need to undergo total joint replacement, with a consequent hospitalization and rehabilitation. In this post-acute phase, they might suffer from other symptoms, including dysphagia, defined as a dysfunction of the digestive system, characterized by an objective difficulty or a sensation of difficulty in swallowing. It is considered as a very challenging problem in older people and early detection is fundamental for a prompt and effective management. However, up to date, there is a lack of data on dysphagia risk screening in Orthopaedic Rehabi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: de Sire A, Giachero A, De Santi S, Inglese K, Solaro C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effects of Nordic walking on cardiovascular performance and quality of life in coronary artery disease.
CONCLUSIONS: A three-week NW training programme had clinically important effects, above and beyond CCVR, on cardiovascular and functional performance in CAD patients. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Nordic walking is an accessible, safe, and effective low-threshold cardiac rehabilitation exercise training modality that seems to be particularly well-suited for people with limited functional and motivational capacities. PMID: 32573523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 23, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Nagyova I, Jendrichovsky M, Kucinsky R, Lachytova M, Rus V Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Role of rehabilitation medicine in the COVID-19 pandemic: an Iranian consensus.
PMID: 32558523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Rayegani SM, Raeissadat SA, Fakharian A, Babaee M, Nezamabadi M, Boland Nazar NS, Angooti L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The use of shoulder orthoses post-stroke: effects on balance and gait. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: So far no strong evidence is available regarding a potential benefit of wearing an arm sling on balance and gait for stroke patients. However, further research with longer intervention periods, can be useful to determine if stroke patients in the early phases after stroke or with persistent UL paresis might possibly benefit from wearing an arm sling. PMID: 32539311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Van Bladel A, Cambier D, Lefeber N, Oostra K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Systematic rapid living review on rehabilitation needs due to Covid-19: update to May 31st 2020.
CONCLUSIONS: Nowadays, all patients with disability, regardless of COVID-19 infection, are suffering because of restrictions imposed to rehabilitation service delivery. Neurological involvement is often present during acute and post-acute stage, conveying the risk of a long-lasting disability. Accordingly, careful neurological monitoring should be granted. Although new therapies are under development, the main gap in the available scientific literature is the lack of high-quality primary studies, so experimental studies on the effects of rehabilitation are still warranted. PMID: 32539312 [PubMed - as supplied by publi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Andrenelli E, Negrini F, De Sire A, Arienti C, Patrini M, Negrini S, Ceravolo MG, and the International Multiprofessional Steering Committee of Cochrane Rehabilitation RECOVER action Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Dysarthria and stroke. The effectiveness of speech rehabilitation. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the studies.
CONCLUSIONS: The alternating and sequential motion rate (AMR- Pə, AMR-Tə, AMR-Kə, and SMR-PəTəKə) and maximum phonation time were significantly improved after speech rehabilitation. PMID: 32519528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chiaramonte R, Vecchio M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Impact on rehabilitation programs during Covid-19 containment for children with pediatric and perinatal stroke.
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Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 9, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bertamino M, Cornaglia S, Zanetti A, Di Rocco A, Ronchetti A, Signa S, Severino M, Moretti P, "Gaslini Stroke Study Group" Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

How effective and efficient are different exercise patterns in reducing back pain?
CONCLUSIONS: Targeted exercise of the spine-stabilizing musculature at moderate to high intensities without maximum perceived exertion is effective and efficient in reducing back pain. PMID: 32498492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - June 4, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Müller G, Lyssenko L, Giurgiu M, Pfinder M, Clement M, Kaiserauer A, Heinzel-Gutenbrunner M, Kohlmann T, BöS K Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Use and usability of custom-made dorsiflexion-restricting ankle-foot orthoses for calf muscle weakness in polio survivors: a cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Almost three quarters of the polio survivors used their orthosis. Use was related to several aspects of usability, indicating that it is important to consider usability in the prescription process of DR-AFOs for polio survivors with calf muscle weakness. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: When prescribing DR-AFOs, it is important to consider that the orthosis is most likely used when the experienced walking problems are large and the DR-AFO reduces these problems. We recommend to discuss the patient's personal goals for DR-AFO use and the anticipated improvement on the individual's walking problems as well a...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ploeger HE, Bus SA, Brehm MA, Nollet F Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Are there gender-related differences in the psychometric properties of the Oswestry Disability Index?
CONCLUSIONS: The ODI appears to be a similarly unidimensional and internally consistent questionnaire in both genders without any substantial variability in the items' difficulty and discrimination. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The ODI produces psychometrically similar results in both genders. Small and clinically hardly significant gender-related differences in the properties of ODI can be neglected. PMID: 32452663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 26, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick ZL Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Role of vehicle assistive devices for safe return to driving after severe acquired brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Although the literature on return to driving after brain injury focuses mainly on cognitive- behavioural impairment, in a significant percentage of cases it is also necessary to carefully analyse and manage motor disabilities that may result from sABI. IMPACT OF CLINICAL REHABILITATION: Evaluation of the competences necessary for a return to driving after sABI requires a multiprofessional team that must also assess motor disability and know the possible vehicle assistive devices that can enable most candidates to overcome the limits imposed by their disability. PMID: 32434312 [PubMed - as supplied by...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: De Tanti A, Baldari F, Pedrazzi G, Inzaghi MG, Benoldi R, Abbati P, Malangone G, Martini C, Saviola D Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Speech rehabilitation in dysarthria after stroke, a systematic review of the studies.
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic review tried to provide to the reader a complete overview of the literature of all possible different speech treatments for dysarthria after stroke. A correct protocol could permit to improve the communication and the quality of life of these subjects. PMID: 32434313 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chiaramonte R, Pavone P, Vecchio M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic. What should PRM specialists do? A clinician's perspective.
CONCLUSIONS: We analyze all these consequences and propose some practical treatment options, based on current evidence and clinical experience, as well as several suggestions for management of rehabilitation services and patients with suspected or confirmed infection by SARS-CoV-2. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: COVID-19 survivors have some specific rehabilitation needs. Experience from other centers may help colleagues in organizing their services and providing better care to their patients. PMID: 32434314 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 19, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Carda S, Invernizzi M, Bavikatte G, Bensmaïl D, Bianchi F, Deltombe T, Draulans N, Esquenazi A, Francisco GE, Gross R, Jacinto LJ, Moraleda Pérez S, O'dell MW, Reebye R, Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Wissel J, Molteni F Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Reliability, responsiveness and minimal clinically important difference of the two Fear Avoidance and Beliefs Questionnaire scales in Italian subjects with chronic low back pain undergoing multidisciplinary rehabilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: After triangulation of the above results, a change of 4 points for FABQ-PA and 7 points for FABQ-W were selected as MCID. These two values represent cutoffs that seem to accurately identify meaningful change in fear-avoidance beliefs, according to subject's judgement. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The present study calculated - in a sample of people with chronic Low Back Pain - the minimal clinically important change of the two FABQ scales (FABQ-Physical Activity scale and FABQ-Work scale). These values increase confidence in interpreting score changes, thus enhancing their meaningful use in both resear...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 18, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Monticone M, Frigau L, Vernon H, Rocca B, Giordano A, Vullo SS, Mola F, Franchignoni F Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Systematic rapid living review on rehabilitation needs due to Covid-19: update to April 30th 2020.
CONCLUSIONS: This systematic rapid living review showed an increasing evidence on rehabilitation needs due to COVID-19 outbreak during April 2020. The main novelties include: 1) the first appearance of epidemiological data on the likely high incidence of neurological complications/disabling sequelae in patients hospitalized for COVID-19; 2) rapid guidelines on the management of chronically disabled patients in the COVID-19 era; 3) advices to provide COVID-19 patients with early respiratory rehabilitation in the acute phase, and with telemonitoring and telerehabilitation in the post-acute phase. Although the overall quality...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: de Sire A, Andrenelli E, Negrini F, Negrini S, Ceravolo MG Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The recovery of reaching movement in breast cancer survivors: two different rehabilitative protocols in comparison.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Breast-cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women in the developed world. The about the sequelae of surgery, especially in case of mastectomy or modified radical mastectomy is grown. Nowadays it's important choose appropriate exercise-programs to allow recovery in "quantity" but also in "quality" "of the movement of the operated upper-limb. AIM: The aim of this study was to verify whether specific exercises for the scapula may induce changes in fluidity of the reaching movement. DESIGN: Randomized control-trial double-blind study. SETTING: Exercise t...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Paolucci T, Bernetti A, Bai AV, Capobianco SV, Bonifacino A, Maggi G, Ippolitoni G, Tinelli L, Santilli V, Agostini F, Paoloni M, Mangone M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Assistive products and childhood neurodisability: a retrospective study on factors associated with aids/orthoses prescription.
CONCLUSIONS: Several clinical characteristics correlate with specific equipment needs. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: The definition of the clinical characteristics with a potential predicting value, may facilitate the task of physician on choosing what is more appropriate to prescribe, as well as the authorizing office responsible for evaluating the appropriateness of prescriptions. Furthermore, it could be possible to foresee the care needs in terms of type and number of aids / orthoses and to guarantee every disabled child the possibility to take advantage of the same opportunities. PMID: 32406225 [PubMed - a...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Assenza C, Cacciatore D, Manica M, Iosa M, Foti C, Gobbetti T, Paolucci S, Morelli D Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Living with a disability during the pandemic. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the COVID-19 emergency.
Living with a disability during the pandemic. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the COVID-19 emergency. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 May 14;: Authors: Boldrini P, Garcea M, Brichetto G, Reale N, Tonolo S, Falabella V, Fedeli F, Cnops AA, Kiekens C Abstract COVID-19 pandemic is creating collateral damage to persons with disabling conditions of different aetiology. The restrictions imposed to contain the spread of infection is limiting the access to many health services, including rehabilitation. It is expected that such situation will lead to long lasting negative co...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 14, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Boldrini P, Garcea M, Brichetto G, Reale N, Tonolo S, Falabella V, Fedeli F, Cnops AA, Kiekens C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect of active cycle of breathing techniques in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review of intervention.
CONCLUSIONS: Our systematic review found that ACBT can effectively improve the sputum production and cough efficiency in patients with COPD. However, there was no definite conclusion on the effectiveness of ACBT on lung function, blood gas analysis and other aspects. More research and quantitative analyses are needed to confirm the effectiveness of ACBT on others aspects of COPD patient. PMID: 32397703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Shen M, Li Y, Ding X, Xu L, Li F, Lin H Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Nordic Walking influence on biomechanical parameters: a systematic review.
Abstract INTRODUCTION: Nordic Walking (NW) as a form of physical activity has been shown to have benefits in various domains, but little is known about the effect of NW on more specific biomechanical parameters. The purpose is to determine the impact of NW on the following parameters: walking speed/distance, muscle activation, spatiotemporal parameters, kinematics and ground reaction force. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search was carried out in different databases from October 2008 to October 2018. This review was conducted and reported in accordance with the PRISMA statement. Finally, 42 studies with a...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 13, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Roy M, Grattard V, Dinet C, Soares AV, Decavel P, Sagawa YJ Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Dance improves symptoms, functional mobility and fine manual dexterity in people with Parkinson disease: a quasi-experimental controlled efficacy study.
CONCLUSIONS: DfPD®-based dance classes improved disease-related symptom severity, fine-manual dexterity, and functional mobility. Feasibility of the approach for a large scale RCT was also confirmed. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: DfPD® could be an effective supportive therapy for the management of symptoms and functional abilities in PD. PMID: 32383572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kalyani HH, Sullivan KA, Moyle GM, Brauer S, Jeffrey ER, Kerr GK Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Cardiac rehabilitation and 5-year mortality after acute myocardial infarction: report from 11 tertiary hospitals in Korea (ETHIK study).
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, 5-year mortality decreased by 59% in patients with AMI who had participated in CR compared to those who did not. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: This finding should be very helpful in emphasizing the need for CR in a country like Korea where CR has not yet been actively implemented. PMID: 32383573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kim C, Choi I, Cho S, Han JY, Kim AR, Kim WS, Jee S, Lee JH, Joo MC, Bang HJ, Joa KL, Han EY, Baek S, Shim JI, Choi JA Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Experience of a small country (Montenegro) in the COVID-19 epidemic and its impact on rehabilitation.
PMID: 32383575 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Bokan V, Obradovic M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Up to 2.2 million people experiencing disability suffer collateral damage each day of Covid-19 lockdown in Europe.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The Covid-19 pandemic is having a great impact on health services. Patients not receiving care due to closure of outpatient services suffer a collateral damage. Our aim was to provide first data on impact of Covid-19 on people experiencing disability in Europe. METHODS: We developed an estimation from a survey and publicly available data. Thirty-eight countries have been inquired through the European Bodies of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - the rehabilitation medical specialty. The 9-questions focused on March 31st, 2020. We used the following indicators: for inpatients, acute and...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - May 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Grabljevec K, Boldrini P, Kiekens C, Moslavac S, Zampolini M, Christodoulou N Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Ultrasonographic evaluation of the distal femoral and talar cartilage thicknesses in patients with poliomyelitis: a cross-sectional observational study.
áčová E, Özçakar L Abstract BACKGROUND: Sequelae of poliomyelitis, coupled with asymmetric impairment and weight- bearing, typically alter walking biomechanics which can be associated with the knee and ankle osteoarthritis. AIM: We aimed to investigate whether the distal femoral and talar cartilage thicknesses were different in patients with poliomyelitis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: Outpatients, tertiary care center. POPULATION: 36 patients (12 M, 24 F) with a history of poliomyelitis and 36 age-, gender- and body mass index-matched healthy ...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Angerová Y, Mezian K, Kara M, Pudilová V, Sobotová K, Michalčinová K, Konopáčová E, Özçakar L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Criteria to assess tongue strength for predicting penetration and aspiration in patients with stroke having dysphagia.
CONCLUSIONS: This study found that tongue strength has predictive abilities similar to clinical and bedside tests to screen penetration and aspiration in stroke patients with swallowing disorders. Therefore, it is a new screening test that clinical practitioners can choose to reduce the risk of pneumonia caused by post-stroke disorders. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: As a new screening tool, tongue strength can be combined with other clinical and instrumental assessments to predict penetration and aspiration in stroke patients with dysphagia. PMID: 32329588 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European J...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lee JH, Choi SY Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Effect and enlightenment of rehabilitation medicine in COVID-19 management.
Abstract Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a new disease characterized by lung damage and involvement in multiple tissues and organs in the whole body. Some of the patients may have long-term impairment and dysfunctions, including pulmonary fibrosis, heart, liver, kidney, nerve and immune system. Rehabilitation has certain beneficial effect in the acute stage, and especially in the recovery stage, including improving respiratory function, exercise endurance, self-care in daily living activities, as well as psychological support, etc. Rehabilitation is not offside or absent. A reasonable rehabilitation progra...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Li J Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) outbreak on rehabilitation services and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM & R) physicians' activities: perspectives from the Spanish experience.
Impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) outbreak on rehabilitation services and physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians' activities: perspectives from the Spanish experience. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Apr 24;: Authors: Chaler J, Gil-Fraguas L, Gómez-García A, Laxe S, Luna-Cabrera F, Llavona R, Miangolarra Page JC, Del Pino-Algarrada R, Salaverría Izaguirre N, Sánchez-Tarifa P, Santandreu ME, Garreta-Figuera R PMID: 32329590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Chaler J, Gil-Fraguas L, Gómez-García A, Laxe S, Luna-Cabrera F, Llavona R, Miangolarra Page JC, Del Pino-Algarrada R, Salaverría Izaguirre N, Sánchez-Tarifa P, Santandreu ME, Garreta-Figuera R Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Covid-19 and child disabilities: whom to protect and how.
PMID: 32329591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Trabacca A, Russo L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Organization of acute patients' transfer to rehabilitation services during COVID-19 crisis.
PMID: 32329592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Treger I, Lutsky Treger L, Friedman A Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Telemedicine from research to practice during the pandemic. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the Covid-19 emergency.
Telemedicine from research to practice during the pandemic. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the Covid-19 emergency. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Apr 24;: Authors: Negrini S, Kiekens C, Bernetti A, Capecci M, Ceravolo MG, Lavezzi S, Zampolini M, Boldrini P Abstract Covid-19 pandemic is creating collateral damage to outpatients, whose rehabilitation services have been disrupted in most of the European countries. Telemedicine has been advocated as a possible solution. This paper reports the contents of the third Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 24, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Kiekens C, Bernetti A, Capecci M, Ceravolo MG, Lavezzi S, Zampolini M, Boldrini P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Systematic rapid "living" review on rehabilitation needs due to covid-19: update to march 31st 2020.
CONCLUSIONS: All selected papers were based on previous literature and not on the current Covid-19 pandemic. Main messages included: 1) early rehabilitation should be granted to inpatients with Covid-19; 2) people with restricted mobility due to quarantine or lockdown should receive exercise programs to reduce the risk of frailty, sarcopenia, cognitive decline and depression; 3) telerehabilitation may represent the first option for people at home. Further updates are warranted in order to characterize the emerging disability in Covid-19 survivors and the adverse effects on the health of chronically disabled people. PM...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 22, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ceravolo MG, De Sire A, Andrenelli E, Negrini F, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The role of clean intermittent catheterization in rehabilitation setting: a survey of healthcare operators' perception in Italy.
CONCLUSIONS: CIC is a preferential intervention for urinary retention in the clinical practice in Italy, is chosen on the basis of patient's characteristics, and lubrification, usability and easy insertion are the most important features of catheters. PMID: 32301597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 17, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Risi O, De Palma L, Andretta E Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Microcurrent therapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Could it be more than a placebo-effect? A randomized controlled trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Microcurrent therapy (MCT) is a novel electrotherapy modality with very low current-levels that may reduce pain especially in joints and muscles. AIM: To explore potential effects of MCT on pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis, to explore effects of different treatment parameters and to distinguish them from placebo-effects. DESIGN: Randomized four arms controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Outpatient tertiary medical care center. POPULATION: 56 patients with knee OA (K&L-Score II or III), 14 male and 38 female, mean age: 71.7 (± 7.3), pain intensity higher th...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Ranker A, Husemeyer O, Cabeza-Boeddinghaus N, Mayer-Wagner S, Crispin A, Weigl MB Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Telecommunication and rehabilitation for patients with multiple sclerosis. Access and willingness to use: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with MS are mainly interested in using telecommunication technologies for rehabilitation services, and most of these patients have access to the required technology. Being mildly disabled and having a professional activity are associated with a greater interest in telerehabilitation. In contrary, patients with moderate-to-severe disability and non-workers have reportedly less access and ease in using the required technologies. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Telerehabilitation is feasible and wished by patients with MS, specifically in patients with low EDSS scores and workers. Given the strong n...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Remy C, Valet M, Stoquart G, El Sankari S, Van Pesch V, De Haan A, Lejeune T Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The ultrasonographic measurement of muscle thickness in sarcopenia. A prediction study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is a common disease in the elderly. Although extensive research has been conducted on muscle mass and quality assessment tools, there are still certain drawbacks preventing their universal use. AIM: The aim of this study was the evaluation of the thickness of head, neck, upper and lower limb muscles measured with ultrasonography, as a potential predictory tool in sarcopenia. DESIGN: Prediction study. LOCATION: The Outpatient Sarcopenia Clinic of the Rehabilitation Department of the University Hospital of Patras. POPULATION: 94 individuals (27 men and 67 women) wi...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Barotsis N, Galata A, Hadjiconstanti A, Panayiotakis G Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

ISPRM/ESPRM Guidelines on Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) professional practice for adults with obesity and related comorbidities.
CONCLUSIONS: PRM physicians should lead multidisciplinary teams providing comprehensive and individualized rehabilitation programs for patients with overweight or obesity. These guidelines were endorsed by the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) and by the European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM). PMID: 32293813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Giusti EM, Spatola CA, Brunani A, Kumbhare D, Oral A, Ilieva E, Kiekens C, Pietrabissa G, Manzoni GM, Imamura M, Castelnuovo G, Capodaglio P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The need for an integrative musculoskeletal approach in sarcopenia: the ISarcoPRM kickstart.
Kaymak B PMID: 32293814 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Özçakar L, Kara M, Quittan M, Ata AM, Michail X, Kaymak B Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Department of rehabilitation medicine in Shanghai response for coronavirus disease 2019: the impact and challenges.
PMID: 32293815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zhong Z, Zhang J, Chen J, Liu B Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The impact of covid-19 on rehabilitation services and activities. Letter to the editor in response to official document of SIMFER.
PMID: 32293816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Singh R, Burn J, Sivan M Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and respiratory management in the acute and early post-acute phase. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the Covid-19 emergency.
Rehabilitation and respiratory management in the acute and early post-acute phase. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the Covid-19 emergency. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Apr 15;: Authors: Kiekens C, Boldrini P, Andreoli A, Avesani R, Gamna F, Grandi M, Lombardi F, Lusuardi M, Molteni F, Perboni A, Negrini S Abstract Covid-19 is a respiratory infectious disease that can cause respiratory, physical and psychological long-term dysfunctions in patients. First recommendations on respiratory management were published, but they were not based on the specific needs due to C...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Kiekens C, Boldrini P, Andreoli A, Avesani R, Gamna F, Grandi M, Lombardi F, Lusuardi M, Molteni F, Perboni A, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

First impact on services and their preparation. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the Covid-19 emergency.
First impact on services and their preparation. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the Covid-19 emergency. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2020 Apr 08;: Authors: Boldrini P, Kiekens C, Bargellesi S, Brianti R, Galeri S, Lucca L, Montis A, Posteraro F, Scarponi F, Straudi S, Negrini S Abstract This paper reports the immediate impact of the epidemic on rehabilitation services in Italy, the first country in Europe hit by Covid-19. In a country with almost 5,000 Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine physicians, the webinar had 230 live viewers (4.5%), and more than 8,900 individu...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - April 8, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Boldrini P, Kiekens C, Bargellesi S, Brianti R, Galeri S, Lucca L, Montis A, Posteraro F, Scarponi F, Straudi S, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

The Cochrane Corners by Cochrane rehabilitation.
Abstract Cochrane Rehabilitation (CR) is pursuing the goal of disseminating Cochrane evidence, in line with the Cochrane Knowledge Translation (KT) strategy theme 2: "Packaging, push, and support implementation", through several projects: the CR eBook project, blogshots, and Cochrane Corners. A Cochrane Corner is a KT vehicle in which the contents of the Cochrane Library are summarized and presented by a rehabilitation professional, using the qualitative statements proposed by Cochrane Norway to communicate the magnitude of rehabilitation intervention effects on specific outcomes, based on the certainty ...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Oral A, Arienti C, Lazzarini SG, Grubisic F, Kiekens C, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Rehabilitation is a global health priority.
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Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 31, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Heinemann AW, Feuerstein M, Frontera WR, Gard SA, Kaminsky LA, Negrini S, Richards LG, Vallée C Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Standardized, comprehensive, hospital-based circuit training in people with multiple sclerosis (MS-FIT): results on feasibility, adherence and satisfaction of the training intervention.
CONCLUSIONS: MS-Fit is a feasible training program with high patient satisfaction and adherence. It enables high intensity ambulatory training and can be easily reproduced due to its standardized nature. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: MS-FIT enables a standardized ambulatory high intensity training that is easily reproducible. Participants benefit from group training and from individual adaption of the training through professional supervision. PMID: 32225136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Lehmann I, Thaler I, Luder G, Damm U, Wälti C, Steinheimer S, Verra ML, Müri RM, Nyffeler T, Vanbellingen T, Kamm CP Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Facing in real time the challenges of the Covid-19 epidemic for rehabilitation.
PMID: 32225137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 30, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Negrini S, Ferriero G, Kiekens C, Boldrini P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Task-based mirror therapy enhances the upper limb motor function in subacute stroke patients: a randomized control trial.
Abstract BACKGROUND: The improvement of the upper limb disability, which is mainly caused by stroke, is still one of the rehabilitation treatment challenges. However, the effectiveness of Task-Based Mirror Therapy (TBMT) on subacute stroke with moderate and severe upper limb impairment has not been deeply explored. AIM: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of TBMT, in comparison to occupational therapy, in moderate and severe upper limb impairment by analyzing the motor function and activities of daily living in subacute stroke patients. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial. SETT...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Madhoun HY, Tan B, Feng Y, Zhou Y, Zhou C, Yu L Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Low Back Pain in 2020: new frontiers and old limits of our understanding. An overview of the state of the art from a rehabilitation perspective.
, Negrini S Abstract Low Back Pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal condition affecting the quality of life of individuals, especially if persistent. Over the decades, a lot of work has been done in an attempt to reduce the negative impact of back pain, and help patients recover and maintain a better quality of life. New insights are coming from different fields of research, with a lot of work being done in searching for the aetiology of LBP, describing the different phenotypes of symptomatic spines, and identifying factors involved in the persistence of the disease. Nevertheless, still a lot remains to be...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 25, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Zaina F, Balagué F, Battié M, Karppinen J, Negrini S Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 outbreak on rehabilitation services and Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) physicians' activities in Italy. An official document of the Italian PRM Society (SIMFER).
PMID: 32175719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 16, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Boldrini P, Bernetti A, Fiore P, SIMFER Executive Committee and SIMFER Committee for international affairs Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research

Therapeutic exercise and radiofrequency in the rehabilitation project for hip osteoarthritis pain: a case series.
CONCLUSIONS: CRF combined with therapeutic exercise in rehabilitation of severe hip osteoarthritis is an attractive option for significant pain relief as it allows patients to carry out kinesitherapy more easily. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: CRF could represent a valid alternative in the rehabilitation of patients with severe hip osteoarthritis especially when other therapeutic approaches are unworkable. PMID: 32162859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - March 10, 2020 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Mariconda C, Megna M, Farì G, Bianchi FP, Puntillo F, Correggia C, Fiore P Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research