Journal Information
Vol. 24. Issue 6.
Pages 463-566 (01 November 2020)
Recovery after COVID-19: The potential role of pulmonary rehabilitation
Isis Grigoletto, Vinicius Cavalheri, Fabiano F. de Lima, Ercy Mara Cipulo Ramos
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:463-4
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Systematic review
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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:465-78

  • 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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Original research
Factors affecting exercise program adherence in patients with acute hip fracture and impact on one-year survival
Ana María Rosas Hernández, Teresa Alarcón, Rocío Menéndez-Colino, Isabel Martín Maestre, Juan Ignacio González-Montalvo, Ángel Otero Puime
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:479-87

  • Three quarters of acute hip fracture patients were able to fully adhere with an Early Inpatient Exercise Program (EIEP).

  • Living at home, absence of disability/cognitive impairment and comorbidities before an acute hip fracture is associated with Early Inpatient Exercise Program adherence.

  • Early Inpatient Exercise Program adherence is an independent predictor of one-year survival in patients with acute hip fracture in community dwelling.

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Lower limb kinematics and hip extensors strengths are associated with performance of runners at high risk of injury during the modified Star Excursion Balance Test
Larissa Santos Pinto Pinheiro, Juliana de Melo Ocarino, Natália Franco Netto Bittencourt, Thales Rezende Souza, Suelen Cristina de Souza Martins, Raffi Antunes Braga Bomtempo, Renan Alves Resende
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:488-95

  • Hip/knee flexion was associated with runners anterior reach distance in the modified star excursion balance test.

  • Hip flexion was associated with the posteromedial and knee flexion with the posterolateral reach.

  • Hip extensor strength was associated with posteromedial, posterolateral and composite reaches.

  • Trunk kinematics and strength were not associated with runners’ performance in this test.

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Deficits in motor coordination of the paretic lower limb limit the ability to immediately increase walking speed in individuals with chronic stroke
Lucas Rodrigues Nascimento, Kênia Kiefer Parreiras de Menezes, Aline Alvim Scianni, Iza Faria-Fortini, Luci Fuscaldi Teixeira-Salmela
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:496-502

  • Tonus, strength, and motor coordination are associated with walking speed reserve.

  • LEMOCOT may be used to predict walking speed reserve.

  • Exercises aimed at improving lower limb motor coordination may have the potential to improve walking speed reserve.

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Comparison of processing speed, balance, mobility and fear of falling between hypertensive and normotensive individuals
Isılay Ozaldemir, Gozde Iyigun, Mehtap Malkoc
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:503-11

  • The effects of hypertension on physical function should be considered.

  • Compared to normotensives hypertensives had slower processing speed.

  • Balance and mobility was decreased more in hypertensives than normotensives.

  • The fear of falling was higher in the hypertensives compared to normotensives.

  • Clinicians should include preventive and rehabilitative strategies in hypertensives.

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Comprehensive movement system screening tool (MSST) for athletes: Development and measurement properties
Courtney M. Butowicz, Marisa Pontillo, David Ebaugh, Sheri P. Silfies
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:512-23

  • Movement inefficiency and/or impaired stability and mobility increase athletic injury risk.

  • The movement system screening tool was developed to assess athletic injury risk factors.

  • The presented novel screen is a valid and reliable assessment of movement performance.

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Tackling the language barrier to implementing research into practice: A survey of usage of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database
Alla Melman, Mark R. Elkins, Steven J. Kamper, Anne M. Moseley
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:524-31

  • Language is a barrier to implementing research evidence into practice.

  • Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) content is available in 13 languages.

  • English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, and French PEDro content is used the most.

  • Region-specific promotion of the underused PEDro content may facilitate global usage.

  • Awareness and collaboration between stakeholders could reduce the language barrier.

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Respiratory physical therapy techniques recommended for patients with cystic fibrosis treated in specialized centers
Márcio Vinícius Fagundes Donadio, Natália Evangelista Campos, Fernanda Maria Vendrusculo, Augusta Machado Stofella, Ana Carolina da Silva Almeida, Bruna Ziegler, Camila Isabel Santos Schivinski, Cíntia Helena Santuzzi, Edilene do Socorro Nascimento Falcão Sarges, Fernanda Mayrink Gonçalves, Maria Ângela Gonçalves de Oliveira Ribeiro, Nelbe Nesi Santana, Sarah Bezerra de Paiva, Vanessa Cristina Waetge Pires de Godoy, Evanirso da Silva Aquino
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:532-8

  • Huffing, HFOO, PEP and volume-based techniques were the most prescribed.

  • Important regional differences were found across the country.

  • Age influences the recommendation of techniques.

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Can Kinesio Taping® influence the electromyographic signal intensity of trunk extensor muscles in patients with chronic low back pain? A randomized controlled trial
Leandro Garcia Pires, Rosimeire Simprini Padula, Maurício Antônio Da Luz Junior, Irlei Santos, Matheus Oliveira Almeida, Shaiane Silva Tomazoni, Lucíola Cunha Menezes Costa, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:539-49

  • It is hypothesized that Kinesio Taping® can change muscle activity in patients with low back pain.

  • The Kinesio Taping® technique did not change the electromyographic signal intensity of the longissimus and iliocostalis muscles or reduce pain intensity in patients with chronic low back pain.

  • More research on mechanisms of action is needed.

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Benefits of vestibular rehabilitation on patient-reported outcomes in older adults with vestibular disorders: a randomized clinical trial
Mayra Cristina Aratani, Natalia Aquaroni Ricci, Heloísa Helena Caovilla, Fernando Freitas Ganança
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:550-9

  • Vestibular disorders have a negative impact on older adults’ physical performance and quality of life.

  • Conventional and multimodal vestibular rehabilitation showed no difference on patient-reported outcomes.

  • Vestibular rehabilitation changes patient-reported outcomes in older people with dizziness.

  • All patient-reported outcomes changes were maintained during a short-term period of three months.

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Letter to the editors
Reply to letter to the Editor about the article “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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:561-2

  • 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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Second letter to the Editor about the article “The addition of blood flow restriction to resistance exercise in individuals with knee pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis”
Vasileios Korakakis, Kieran O’Sullivan, Rodney Whiteley, Brayden Grantham
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:562-4
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Reply to second letter to the editor about the article “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
Braz J Phys Ther. 2020;24:564-5
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