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Published by <p>For clinicians who need a quick clinical reference for grading, measuring, and treatment strategies for edema. Ahmadinejad, M., Razban, F., Jahani, Y., & Heravi, F. (2022). Limb edema in critically ill patients: Comparing intermittent compression and elevation. International Wound Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/iwj.13704Pellecchia, G. L. (2003). Figure-of-eight method of measuring hand size: Journal of Hand Therapy, 16(4), […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Physical and occupational therapy printable handout: Deep vein thrombosis

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Published by <p>This handout details the condition of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), including the risks, symptoms, prevention, and how to respond in the case of a DVT. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>
Occupational and physical therapy printable handout: What is lymphedema

What Is Lymphedema?

Published by <p>Most healthcare professionals have a great understanding of the body’s various systems. However, the lymph system is less understood and talked about less than many of the body’s other systems. This document is meant to educate your patients who may not understand the lymphatic system. Goodman, C. C., & Fuller, K. S. (2015). Pathology Implications […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

How to Reverse Insulin Resistance for Long-Term Weight Loss and Disease Prevention

Published by <p>This presentation explains how to reverse insulin resistance naturally with sustainable lifestyle changes. Topics discussed include: A detailed discussion of macronutrients including different types of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats; how to use time-restricted feeding to lower insulin; the best types of exercise to lower insulin; a discussion of sleep, stress, and toxins as they relate […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

High-Intensity Interval Training Versus Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training Within Cardiac Rehabilitation (2018)

Published by <p>Coronary artery disease is a leading cause of death around the world. Aerobic capacity is inversely related to cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. The authors sought to determine if high intensity interval training (HIIT) is superior to moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) for improving cardiorespiratory fitness in people with cardiovascular disease. The authors conducted a meta-analysis […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Moderate-Pain Versus Pain Free Exercise, Walking Capacity, and Cardiovascular Health in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (2018)

Published by <p>There were 36 subjects assessed in the article. Each subject had intermittent claudication and a diagnosis of peripheral artery disease. The subjects were not permitted if they had unstable cardiovascular disease, a recent cardiac event, an emergent specialist management, permanent atrial fibrillation, poorly controlled dysrhythmias, pregnancy, or intellectual developmental disorder. The trial was randomized and […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Supervised Exercise Therapy Versus Home-Based Exercise Therapy Versus Walking Advice for Intermittent Claudication (2018)

Published by <p>Supervised exercise therapy provides significant relief in symptoms for people with intermittent claudication but is difficult to implement due to a lack of facilities and funding. Structured home- based exercise therapy (HBET) and walking advice (WA) are alternatives proposed to SET to solve this problem. The authors of the presently reviewed study sought to determine […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Reduced Physical Fitness in Patients with Heart Failure as a Possible Risk Factor for Impaired Driving Performance (2015)

Published by <p>This cross-sectional study examined physical fitness, cognitive function, and driving simulation performance in 18 individuals with heart failure. Each participant completed a neuropsychological test battery (Mini- Mental State Examination, Trail Making Test Parts A and B, Digit Symbol Coding, Letter-Number Sequencing, and Grooved Pegboard dominant and nondominant hand) to assess global cognition, attention, executive function, […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Positive Psychological States and Health Behaviors in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: A Qualitative Study (2016)

Published by <p>Participants were recruited from three different inpatient cardiac units and were all hospitalized for either Myocardial Infarction or Unstable Angina. Participants completed an assessment of baseline health behavior adherence to medication, diet, and physical activity using relevant items from the Medical Outcomes Study Specific Adherence. Following these baseline measurements, each participant completed a semi-structured individual […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Long-Term Effects of Brief Hypoxia Due to Cardiac Arrest: Hippocampal Reduction and Memory Deficits (2018)

Published by <p>This study included nine patients who had a myocardial infarction complicated by a brief cardiac arrest (MI with CA), outside of the hospital, that required <7 minutes for initiation of CPR. The control group consisted of nine patients who had a myocardial infarction without a cardiac arrest. The patients participated in this study 5 months […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>