Dutch guidelines for LBP

Spine recently published a clustered randomized control trial of an intervention to improve the adherence of physicians to the Dutch guidelines for LBP (Engers AJ, et  al. Implementation of the Dutch low back pain guideline for general practitioners. Spine. 2005;30:595-600). The authors demonstrated the improvement (Modest for the intervention) in the performance of physicians following and…

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NSAID risks

Attached is yet another paper characterizing the risks associated with NSAID use. Many opportunities are available to market the benefits of physical therapist practice, the correspondings risks of which are much lower. Given the ability to make an informed decision, is there little doubt which option most patients would pursue? Examples such as this highlight yet again why direct access…

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Lyme Disease

Just wondering if anyone on the blog has experience treating patients with Lyme disease and if there are any tricks or traps that I should be aware of.  Is there any contraindication with using dex-phono?  Is bracing appropriate or does it just prolong deformity?  What are realistic goals for strength especially involving the knee and ankle…

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What does PT really mean?

I came across what I thought was an intriguing article in this week’s business section of Medscape Today. The gist of the story is that there are no standards for many abbreviations used in healthcare. What makes the story interesting is that the author used the example of the abbreviation "PT" to illustrate the problem. The term…

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Anodyne Therapy Receives Regulatory Approval from Health Canada for Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy

Link: Anodyne Therapy Receives Regulatory Approval from Health Canada for Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy.
Anodyne Therapy Receives Regulatory Approval from Health Canada for Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy
Although this is a press release right from the manufacturer, I am curious as to the market penetration of anodyne in your area. marketing has always outpaced research and Anodyne’s marketing has…

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DDX articles

I have attached 2 articles passed along to me from Bryan Dennison that I thought others might find interesting. Some of you might have seen the first one, which is from the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and deals with the identification of predictor variables for abdominal pain that is MSK in nature. The second article is from the…

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Google Scholar

Nearly all internet users like the ease and simplicity of Google (that can be a verb or a noun).  What about Google Scholar?

In today’s environment where biomedical literature proliferates nearly as exponetially as does literature describing the latest fad cure, clinicians are always looking for ways of keeping up-to-date.  Is Google Scholar both an…

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