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161. Physiotherapy rehabilitation after total knee or hip replacement: an evidence-based analysis

Physiotherapy rehabilitation after total knee or hip replacement: an evidence-based analysis Physiotherapy rehabilitation after total knee or hip replacement: an evidence-based analysis Physiotherapy rehabilitation after total knee or hip replacement: an evidence-based analysis Medical Advisory Secretariat Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA (...) database. Citation Medical Advisory Secretariat. Physiotherapy rehabilitation after total knee or hip replacement: an evidence-based analysis. Toronto: Medical Advisory Secretariat (MAS). Volume 5(8). 2005 Authors' objectives The purpose of this health technology policy analysis was to determine, where, how, and when physiotherapy services are best delivered to optimize functional outcomes for patients after they undergo primary (first-time) total hip replacement or total knee replacement

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

162. Is hydrotherapy cost-effective? A randomised controlled trial of combined hydrotherapy programmes compared with physiotherapy land techniques in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Is hydrotherapy cost-effective? A randomised controlled trial of combined hydrotherapy programmes compared with physiotherapy land techniques in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis Is hydrotherapy cost-effective? A randomised controlled trial of combined hydrotherapy programmes compared with physiotherapy land techniques in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis Is hydrotherapy cost-effective? A randomised controlled trial of combined hydrotherapy programmes compared (...) with physiotherapy land techniques in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis Epps H, Ginnelly L, Utley M, Southwood T, Gallivan S, Sculpher M, Woo P Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Epps H, Ginnelly L, Utley M, Southwood T, Gallivan S, Sculpher M, Woo P. Is hydrotherapy cost-effective? A randomised controlled trial of combined

2005 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

163. Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain

Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain Cost-effectiveness of an active implementation strategy for the Dutch physiotherapy guideline for low back pain Hoeijenbos M, Bekkering T, Lamers L, Hendriks E, van Tulder M, Koopmanschap M Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets (...) the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology An active strategy for implementation of an evidence-based physiotherapy guideline for non-specific low back pain was examined. This was compared with the standard method of dissemination. Under the active implementation strategy, two training sessions were offered

2005 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

164. Randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain. (Full text)

Randomised controlled trial of physiotherapy compared with advice for low back pain. To measure the effectiveness of routine physiotherapy compared with an assessment session and advice from a physiotherapist for patients with low back pain.Pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial.Seven British NHS physiotherapy departments.286 patients with low back pain of more than six weeks' duration.Routine physiotherapy or advice on remaining active from a physiotherapist. Both groups received (...) of a long term effect of physiotherapy in either disease specific or generic outcome measures (mean difference in change in Oswestry disability index scores at 12 months -1.0%, 95% confidence interval -3.7% to 1.6%). The most common treatments were low velocity spinal joint mobilisation techniques (72%, 104 of 144 patients) and lumbar spine mobility and abdominal strengthening exercises (94%, 136 patients).Routine physiotherapy seemed to be no more effective than one session of assessment and advice

2004 BMJ PubMed

165. Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy WCB Evidence Based Practice Group Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. Citation WCB Evidence Based Practice Group. Hydrotherapy: review on the effectiveness of its application in physiotherapy and occupational therapy. Richmond, BC: WorkSafe BC 2004: 21 Authors' objectives

The purpose of this review is to investigate the effectiveness of hydrotherapy in musculoskeletal rehabilitation as applied by physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Authors' conclusions 1. The application of water to treat disease has been used throughout history

2004 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

166. Prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after cardiac surgery: systematic review. (Full text)

Prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy after cardiac surgery: systematic review. To assess whether respiratory physiotherapy prevents pulmonary complications after cardiac surgery.Searches through Medline, Embase, Cinahl, the Cochrane library, and bibliographies, for randomised trials comparing any type of prophylactic respiratory physiotherapy with another type or no intervention after cardiac surgery, with a follow up of at least two days, and reporting on respiratory outcomes.Investigators (...) any significant benefit of physiotherapy. Across all trials and interventions, average values postoperatively were: incidence of atelectasis, 15-98%; incidence of pneumonia, 0-20%; partial pressure of arterial oxygen per inspired oxygen fraction, 212-329 mm Hg; vital capacity, 37-72% of preoperative values; and forced expiratory volume in one second, 34-72%. No intervention showed superiority for any end point. For the most labour intensive intervention, continuous positive airway pressure

2003 BMJ PubMed

167. Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial. (Full text)

Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial. To evaluate the cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and care by a general practitioner for patients with neck pain.Economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial.Primary care.183 patients with neck pain for at least two weeks recruited by 42 general practitioners and randomly allocated to manual therapy (n=60 (...) , spinal mobilisation), physiotherapy (n=59, mainly exercise), or general practitioner care (n=64, counselling, education, and drugs).Clinical outcomes were perceived recovery, intensity of pain, functional disability, and quality of life. Direct and indirect costs were measured by means of cost diaries that were kept by patients for one year. Differences in mean costs between groups, cost effectiveness, and cost utility ratios were evaluated by applying non-parametric bootstrapping techniques.The

2003 BMJ PubMed

168. Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for people with Huntington's disease: a systematic review Bilney B, Morris M E, Perry A CRD summary This review assessed physiotherapy, occupational therapy (...) and speech pathology treatments for patients with Huntington's disease. The authors concluded that there is insufficient evidence to make strong recommendations in this area. These conclusions are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology treatments in patients with Huntington's disease (HD). Searching CINAHL (1982 to 2001), EMBASE (1984 to 2001), MEDLINE (1966 to 2001), the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register

2003 DARE.

169. Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lateral epicondylitis: a systematic review Smidt N, Assendelft W J, Arola H, Malmivaara A, Green S, Buchbinder R, van der Windt D, Bouter L M CRD summary This review evaluated physiotherapy interventions for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). The authors concluded that there was insufficient evidence (...) of effectiveness for most interventions; only for ultrasound was there weak evidence of a beneficial effect. This was a generally well-conducted review and the results are likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments for lateral epicondylitis of the elbow. Searching MEDLINE (from 1966 to 1999), EMBASE (from 1988 to 1999) and CINAHL (from 1982 to 1999) were searched for studies published in any language. Some details of the search strategy were presented

2003 DARE.

170. Physiotherapy for patients with mobility problems more than 1 year after stroke: a randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Physiotherapy for patients with mobility problems more than 1 year after stroke: a randomised controlled trial. Community physiotherapy is often prescribed for stroke patients with long-term mobility problems. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of this treatment in patients who had mobility problems 1 year after stroke.We screened 359 patients older than 50 years for a single-masked, randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of community physiotherapy. Assessments were made (...) of falls, or on emotional stress of carers.Community physiotherapy treatment for patients with mobility problems 1 year after stroke leads to significant, but clinically small, improvements in mobility and gait speed that are not sustained after treatment ends.

2002 Lancet

171. Corticosteroid injections, physiotherapy, or a wait-and-see policy for lateral epicondylitis: a randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Corticosteroid injections, physiotherapy, or a wait-and-see policy for lateral epicondylitis: a randomised controlled trial. Lateral epicondylitis is generally treated with corticosteroid injections or physiotherapy. Dutch clinical guidelines recommend a wait-and-see policy. We compared the efficacy of these approaches.Patients with lateral epicondylitis of at least 6 weeks' duration were recruited by family doctors. We randomly allocated eligible patients to 6 weeks of treatment (...) with corticosteroid injections, physiotherapy, or a wait-and-see policy. Outcome measures included general improvement, severity of the main complaint, pain, elbow disability, and patient satisfaction. Severity of elbow complaints, grip strength, and pressure pain threshold were assessed by a research physiotherapist who was unaware of treatment allocation. We assessed all outcomes at 3, 6, 12, 26, and 52 weeks. The principal analysis was done on an intention-to-treat basis.We randomly assigned 185 patients. At 6

2002 Lancet

172. Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study

Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study Can early extubation and intensive physiotherapy decrease length of stay of acute quadriplegic patients in intensive care: a retrospective case control study Berney S, Stockton K (...) , Berlowitz D, Denehy L Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of extubation and intensive physiotherapy, including an overnight on-call service, rather than tracheotomy, for preventing respiratory complications in acute

2002 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

173. Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain

Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain Fischbacher C Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Fischbacher C. Outpatient physiotherapy services for low back pain. London: Bazian Ltd (Editors), Wessex Institute for Health Research (...) and Development, University of Southampton 2002: 8 Authors' objectives This study aims to assess the effects of an outpatient physiotherapy service versus no service or other forms of treatment on pain, functional limitation and activities of daily living in people with acute or chronic non-specific lower back pain. Authors' conclusions We found no evidence about the effectiveness of an outpatient physiotherapy service without regard for the particular treatment method used. Outpatient physiotherapy includes

2002 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

174. Chest physiotherapy for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Chest physiotherapy for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia PEDSCCM.org Criteria abstracted from series in Review Posted: founded 1995 Questions or comments?

2002 PedsCCM Evidence-Based Journal Club

175. Effect of levodopa in combination with physiotherapy on functional motor recovery after stroke: a prospective, randomised, double-blind study. (PubMed)

Effect of levodopa in combination with physiotherapy on functional motor recovery after stroke: a prospective, randomised, double-blind study. Functional disability is generally caused by hemiplegia after stroke. Physiotherapy used to be the only way of improving motor function in such patients. However, administration of amphetamines in addition to exercise improves motor recovery in animals, probably by increasing the concentration of norepinephrine in the central nervous system. Our aim (...) was to ascertain whether levodopa could enhance the efficacy of physiotherapy after hemiplegia.We did a prospective, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study in which we enrolled 53 primary stroke patients. For the first 3 weeks patients received single doses of levodopa 100 mg or placebo daily in combination with physiotherapy. For the second 3 weeks patients had only physiotherapy. We quantitatively assessed motor function every week with Rivermead motor assessment (RMA).Six patients were excluded

2001 Lancet

176. Controlled randomised crossover trial of the effects of physiotherapy on mobility in chronic multiple sclerosis

Controlled randomised crossover trial of the effects of physiotherapy on mobility in chronic multiple sclerosis Controlled randomised crossover trial of the effects of physiotherapy on mobility in chronic multiple sclerosis Controlled randomised crossover trial of the effects of physiotherapy on mobility in chronic multiple sclerosis Wiles C M, Newcombe R G, Fuller K J, Shaw S, Furnival-Doran J, Pickersgill T P, Morgan A Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation (...) that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology The use of physiotherapy, administered either at home or as outpatient therapy, for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and problems with walking. Patients received physiotherapy sessions of 45 minutes twice a week, either at home (focusing more

2001 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

177. Evidence-based physiotherapy in patients with neck pain

Evidence-based physiotherapy in patients with neck pain Evidence-based physiotherapy in patients with neck pain Evidence-based physiotherapy in patients with neck pain Carlsson J, Jonsson T, Norlander S, Rundcrantz B L Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Carlsson J, Jonsson T, Norlander S, Rundcrantz B L. Evidence-based (...) physiotherapy in patients with neck pain. Stockholm: Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) 1999: 130 Authors' objectives The report presents a systematic literature review of the scientific basis for treating neck problems by physiotherapy. Authors' conclusions The literature review shows that few of the therapies used by physiotherapists to relieve neck pain have effects that are scientifically documented. Most therapies have not been assessed by scientifically acceptable methods

1999 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

178. Evidence-based physiotherapy for patients with low-back pain

Evidence-based physiotherapy for patients with low-back pain Evidence-based physiotherapy for patients with low-back pain Evidence-based physiotherapy for patients with low-back pain Harms-Ringdahl K, Holmstrom E, Jonsson T, Lindstrom I Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Harms-Ringdahl K, Holmstrom E, Jonsson T, Lindstrom I (...) . Evidence-based physiotherapy for patients with low-back pain. Stockholm: Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) 1999: 101 Authors' objectives The report presents a systematic literature review of the scientific basis for treating low-back problems by physiotherapy. Authors' conclusions This review supports the following conclusions and recommendations for interventions in patients who self-refer or are referred to a physiotherapist for low-back problems. Patients with acute

1999 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

179. Physiotherapy for soft tissue shoulder disorders. Authors of systematic review misreported one trial that did give significant results. (Full text)

Physiotherapy for soft tissue shoulder disorders. Authors of systematic review misreported one trial that did give significant results. 9501735 1998 03 24 2009 04 07 0959-8138 316 7130 1998 Feb 14 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Physiotherapy for soft tissue shoulder disorders. Authors of systematic review misreported one trial that did give significant results. 555-6 Saunders L L eng Comment Letter England BMJ 8900488 0959-8138 AIM IM BMJ. 1997 Jul 5;315(7099):25-30 9233322 Connective Tissue

1998 BMJ PubMed

180. Effectiveness of corticosteroid injections versus physiotherapy for treatment of painful stiff shoulder in primary care: randomised trial. (Full text)

Effectiveness of corticosteroid injections versus physiotherapy for treatment of painful stiff shoulder in primary care: randomised trial. To compare the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections with physiotherapy for the treatment of painful stiff shoulder.Randomised trial.40 general practices.109 patients consulting general practitioners for shoulder pain were enrolled in the trial.Patients were randomly allocated to 6 weeks of treatment either with corticosteroid injections (53 (...) ) or physiotherapy (56).Outcome assessments were carried out 3, 7, 13, 26, and 52 weeks after randomisation; some of the assessments were done by an observer blind to treatment allocation. Primary outcome measures were the success of treatment as measured by scores on scales measuring improvement in the main complaint and pain, and improvement in scores on a scale measuring shoulder disability.At 7 weeks 40 (77%) out of 52 patients treated with injections were considered to be treatment successes compared

1998 BMJ PubMed