Search Tag: physical therapy

Executive Health Management

2022 09 Sep

In the U.S., back pain costs the economy $92 billion annually, making it the third-highest driver of healthcare spending. More than one in two U.S. adults report musculoskeletal disorders and circulatory and respiratory conditions. In addition, it has been widely acknowledged that back pain sufferers have a lower adherence rate to traditional treatment...Read more

IMAGING Management

2019 01 Jun

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Executive Health Management

2019 27 Oct

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ICU Management

2016 08 Nov

An international group of experts has proposed a framework for physical therapy for critical illness survivor following discharge from hospital. The framework covers a continuum of rehabilitation across all phases of post-ICU recovery. It includes consensus recommendations on essential discharge information, goals, a core outcomes set and physical...Read more

ICU Management

2016 28 Jun

A randomised, assessor-blinded trial of standardised rehabilitation therapy (SRT) for patients with acute respiratory failure in a single ICU found that SRT did not affect hospital length of stay. The study, performed  at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, USA, is published in JAMA . Lead author Peter E. Morris, MD , of the University...Read more

ICU Management

2015 13 Jan

According to a Johns Hopkins Medicine-led study, quality improvement processes for delivering early physical rehabilitation in an intensive care unit (ICU) that were sustained during a five-year period resulted in improved patient outcomes. These processes spurred major changes in clinical practices for treating critically ill patients by encouraging...Read more

ICU Management

2014 14 Sep

Overcrowding is an ongoing concern across hospitals. When the number of patients requiring hospital admission exceeds the number of available department-allotted beds, patients are often placed in a different specialty's inpatient ward, a practice known as “bedspacing”. For example, patients admitted to the general internal medicine (GIM) service might be...Read more