Hospitals, University

Publication Title: 
BMC musculoskeletal disorders

BACKGROUND: Assessment of range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength is fundamental in the clinical diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis (OA) but reproducibility of these measurements has mostly involved clinicians from secondary care and has rarely reported agreement parameters. Therefore, the primary objective of the study was to determine the inter-rater reproducibility of ROM and muscle strength measurements. Furthermore, the reliability of the overall assessment of clinical hip OA was evaluated.

Author(s): 
Poulsen, Erik
Christensen, Henrik Wulff
Penny, Jeannette Østergaard
Overgaard, Søren
Vach, Werner
Hartvigsen, Jan
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Catgut implantation at acupoints has been used in China to treat allergic rhinitis (AR) for a long time. However, its efficacy and safety in the treatment of AR is controversial due to the poor quality of the clinical trial of this therapy. This study aims to identify whether catgut implantation at acupoints is indeed an effective and safe treatment for patients with persistent or intermittent allergic rhinitis (PER or IAR) by comparing with sham catgut implantation treatment.

Author(s): 
Li, Xinrong
Zhang, Qinxiu
Jiang, Luyun
Li, Tao
Liu, Min
Liu, Huanxing
Wang, Xiaopei
Zhang, Fubing
Publication Title: 
Disability and Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: To assess some fall-related clinical variables (balance, gait, fear of falling, functional autonomy, self-actualization and self-efficacy) that might explain the fact that supervised Tai Chi has a better impact on preventing falls compared to a conventional physiotherapy program. METHODS: The participants (152 older adults over 65 who were admitted to a geriatric day hospital program) were randomly assigned to either a supervised Tai Chi group or the usual physiotherapy.

Author(s): 
Tousignant, Michel
Corriveau, Hélène
Roy, Pierre-Michel
Desrosiers, Johanne
Dubuc, Nicole
Hébert, Réjean
Tremblay-Boudreault, Valérie
Beaudoin, Audrée-Jeanne
Publication Title: 
Disability and Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: To assess some fall-related clinical variables (balance, gait, fear of falling, functional autonomy, self-actualization and self-efficacy) that might explain the fact that supervised Tai Chi has a better impact on preventing falls compared to a conventional physiotherapy program. METHODS: The participants (152 older adults over 65 who were admitted to a geriatric day hospital program) were randomly assigned to either a supervised Tai Chi group or the usual physiotherapy.

Author(s): 
Tousignant, Michel
Corriveau, Hélène
Roy, Pierre-Michel
Desrosiers, Johanne
Dubuc, Nicole
Hébert, Réjean
Tremblay-Boudreault, Valérie
Beaudoin, Audrée-Jeanne
Publication Title: 
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

The objective of this article is to evaluate the use of complementary therapies by mothers in their children. A cross-sectional and descriptive study with 202 mothers of children that attended an University Hospital were interviewed. The variables analyzed were: use of complementary therapies/reasons, therapies used its purpose, effects, doctor's revelation/reasons and doctor's reaction. The prevalence of complementary therapies use was of 87.6%.

Author(s): 
Gentil, Luiza Borges
Robles, Ana Carolina Couto
Grosseman, Suely
Publication Title: 
Le Mali Médical

Our objectives were to determine the frequency of non-resecable gastric cancers, to analyse its clinical, and therapeutic aspects, and to assess patients follow-up. METHOD: Our retrospective study has been from 1st January 2008 to 31st December 2009. It included all patients operated or not having non-resecable gastric cancers at general surgery at CHU Gabriel TOURE RESULTS: we have recorded 305 cases of advanced gastric cancers, accounting for 71.4% of gastric cancers (n=425), 47.8% of digestive cancers (n=766) and 2.2% of hospitalisations.

Author(s): 
Dembélé, B. T.
Togo, A.
Kanté, L.
Traoré, A.
Diakité, I.
Tounkara, null
Coulibaly, Y.
Samaké, B.
Keita, M.
Diallo, G.
Publication Title: 
Hematology / the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program

Integrative medicine (IM) has become a major challenge for doctors and nurses, as well as psychologists and many other disciplines involved in the endeavor to help patients to better tolerate the burden of toxic therapies and give patients tools so they can actively participate in their "salutogenesis." IM encompasses psycho-oncology, acupuncture, and physical and mental exercises to restore vital capacities lost due to toxic therapies; furthermore, it aims to replenish nutritional and metabolic deficits during and after cancer treatment.

Author(s): 
Diehl, Volker
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Previous studies show an increased interest and usage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the general population and among health care workers both internationally and nationally. CAM usage is also reported to be common among surgical patients. Earlier international studies have reported that a large amount of surgical patients use it prior to and after surgery. Recent publications indicate a weak knowledge about CAM among health care workers. However the current situation in Sweden is unknown.

Author(s): 
Bjerså, Kristofer
Stener Victorin, Elisabet
Fagevik Olsén, Monika
Publication Title: 
Trials

BACKGROUND: Catgut implantation at acupoints has been used in China to treat allergic rhinitis (AR) for a long time. However, its efficacy and safety in the treatment of AR is controversial due to the poor quality of the clinical trial of this therapy. This study aims to identify whether catgut implantation at acupoints is indeed an effective and safe treatment for patients with persistent or intermittent allergic rhinitis (PER or IAR) by comparing with sham catgut implantation treatment.

Author(s): 
Li, Xinrong
Zhang, Qinxiu
Jiang, Luyun
Li, Tao
Liu, Min
Liu, Huanxing
Wang, Xiaopei
Zhang, Fubing

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