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Additionally, if you’re than around 20° and should remain relatively static able to breathe while lifting the load, this implies that compared to the pattern in the squat (Hodges 1999). It should, The lunge however, be borne in mind that connective tissue The lunge pattern is most commonly utilized in sports creep is both time and load dependent. Therefore, if and can be viewed as a descent of the running gait someone lifts a 5 kg load across 4 seconds 100 times pattern. However, it should be recognized that in without time for the tissues to regain their form, it running gait, two feet are never on the ground at the would be the equivalent of lifting 1 kg across 1 second same time, whereas when changing direction in sports 4000 times, or 50 kg across 10 seconds, just once. Since the bend pattern (such as in racket sports) and may be utilized to step is most commonly trained using a deadlift (see Fig. Naturally, when people In terms of carry-over, the lunge is primarily useful want to learn how to do something properly they for change of direction – for example, in planting and watch ‘the experts’ and then copy them. An Olympic cutting sports – where the foot must plant into the Chapter 9 • Rehabilitation and Re-education (Movement) Approaches 379 ground to cut and change direction. For this, the mul- throwing action; however, in the therapeutic environ- tidirectional lunge is an excellent conditioning exer- ment, it is sometimes useful to train movement pat- cise. In more day-to-day situations, climbing stairs is terns in isolation or to train isometric (static) trunk a modified lunge pattern, while raking the lawn, stability while dynamically moving a limb. This sweeping the driveway, vacuuming the house or step- would be referred to as shoulder–trunk dissociation. The push is effective for training the anterior oblique The lunge may also be used to lift heavy objects from sling. In daily living the push is most often utilized to a low level, but with the drawback that it creates sig- push ourselves up out of bed, off the ground or out nificant shear at the pelvis, and commonly requires of a chair, to open heavy doors, or perhaps to get a significant activation of the frontal plane musculature car rolling for a bump-start. As such, those with sacroiliac as a push-up, or in the open chain, such as a bench joint problems should avoid the lunge pattern in the press or a cable push. The versatility of performing a acute phase and should only proceed with caution at push pattern using a cable allows for multiple move- the subacute phase. For the deep longitudinal system (see sling systems example, Sahrmann’s (2005) assertion that strengthen- above). Due to the loading on the lateral system, the ing the serratus anterior will not change the functional lunge will often highlight the Trendelenburg and pathomechanics of the glenohumeral joint may be compensated Trendelenburg patterns. This will enhance serratus activation and The twist pattern is essential to most powerful move- sequencing in functional movement patterns, as well ment patterns, including gait. In almost any explosive as increasing drive to the muscle through neural situation in sports (which of course are metaphoric of pathway facilitation. In The pull the home the twist pattern may be used to turn to As with the push pattern, the pull pattern also typi- reach something from a cupboard, or to lift a small cally incorporates a twist as a component, though it child onto a bed or cot, for example. Again, this may be used the car also – if done properly – should incorporate a therapeutically to isolate an area for strength develop- full twist through the length of the spine – not just ment before integrating the strength into a functional the neck. However, it is also very useful for obliques, as well as the anterior and posterior oblique assessment of the patient (see below). If a lateral shift is incorporated into the pattern, is particularly effective for conditioning the posterior as is commonly the case, the twist will also work the oblique sling. In today’s modern world, it is probably a cable pulley system, or through the stick test most commonly utilized for raking the lawn, pulling described above (see Fig. If a deficit is located, motor control must be re- the pull-up, or in the open chain, such as a latissimus established – commonly through descending the exer- dorsi pull-down or a standing cable pull. This Clinically, the pull is particularly useful for assess- may involve completely removing the axial load ing how the patient transfers load between their legs, through the spine. For example, are they arm dominant The push (don’t use their trunk at all), do they hitch their shoul- The push pattern commonly incorporates a twist as a der (scapula elevators may be facilitated), do they component, though it may also be executed in isola- recruit their scapulohumeral or their scapulospinal tion. In most functional environments the twist and muscles equally, or is one group dominant over the the push will couple to create a powerful punching or other? Gait has been correctly described by Chek (2000a) as This sine wave differential is why it has been clini- a primal pattern. Indeed, it is likely to be, by far, the cally noted that when the patient complains of low most primal movement pattern when viewed through back pain while jogging but not during sprinting or the lens of biomechanical attractors. The same process occurs fact that so-called ‘anaerobic training’, such as lifting as a ‘natural oiling mechanism’ when the joint is weights or sprint training, is also a significant cardio- mobilized actively through repetitive motions – such vascular training tool, as the cardiovascular system as gait.

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Sample size 298 Medical Statistics/Test-Taking Strategies (Kamp) is calculated by choosing a numerical value for Bonferroni correction, which is a very rigorous way and and by using some reasonable estimates to maintain protection against type I errors and is from the available literature about the estimated calculated by dividing the chosen p value (0. Sample size determination should always hypotheses (ie, if we do 10 pairwise comparisons, be performed before the study and not after the the adjusted p value would be calculated as study to validate the results. Although many studies identify a pri- Nonparametric statistical testing uses ranks rather mary outcome, secondary outcomes with an unad- than the actual numerical values so that the aver- justed p 0. The best index trary cut point between normal and abnormal to use in describing the data depends on that which based on studies in patients with and without the you are examining. Calculating measures of discrimination of a new serum test (T) to detect mesothelioma (D) in a group of asbestos workers with a mesothelioma prevalence of 20%. In this instance, the best cut point for a test Sensitivity and specificity alone are inadequate result is one that is located in the upper-most left- to meaningfully understand the implications of a hand corner of the graph. Accordingly, this allows clinicians to confi- of a particular test is to set up a 2 2 table, as dently focus on other causes for the patient’s com- illustrated in Table 4. Indeed, this is precisely what is that it is unable to correct for underpowered limits the predictive value of d-dimer testing primary data sets that introduce sample bias as in patients who are deemed to be at very high risk well as insensitivity to confounders. In summary, there are some fundamental sta- It is important to remember that no test is per- tistical principles that clinicians must be intimately fect (ie, 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity). Thus, the sensitivity and specificity are insuf- 5 summarizes the appropriate statistical tests that ficient for informing clinicians about the utility of are available to analyze data in a wide variety of a particular test in medical decision making. The best statistical test is based pretest probability of disease in the patient popula- on the nature of the dependent (Y) variable and the tion of interest. The methods, and be less fatigued; (6) avoid pulling an “all- strengths, and weaknesses of this approach have nighter” before the test, and plan on getting at least recently been reviewed. Always read the have answered all the questions, and only change whole question carefully and do not make assump- an answer if you misread or misinterpreted the tions about what the question might be. In this Qualifiers like “usually,” “sometimes,” and “gener- way, the choices given on the test will not throw ally” mean that the statement can be considered you off or trick you. A clinician-educa- through each statement carefully and pay attention tor’s roadmap to choosing and interpreting statis- to the qualifiers and keywords. J Lab Clin Med 2006; evidence of bias: dimensions of methodological 147:7−20 quality associated with estimates of treat- This is an excellent overview of a potentially powerful ment effects in controlled trials. However, some Metabolic Acidosis 3 correlates of Stewart’s approach will be mentioned and may help in understanding the limitations of In metabolic acidosis, the following are seen: traditional acid-base analysis. Acid-Base Disturbances 3 2 3 During prolonged acidosis, when respiratory compensation is complete, the last two digits of pH The development of an acid-base disorder is equal Paco2 (if pH 7). A primary metabolic disturbance results from a primary alteration in bicarbonate Metabolic acidosis can result from an increase concentration, whereas a primary respiratory dis- in endogenous acid production that overwhelms turbance results from a primary alteration in Paco2. Com- and organic acids) in healthy persons exceed the pensatory processes help normalize the arterial pH unmeasured cations (potassium, calcium, and but usually never return the pH fully to normal. Features of Acid-Base Disturbances in unmeasured cations, an increase in unmeasured Disorders Primary Problem pH Compensation anions, or laboratory error in measurement. Type B (altered cell metabolism) Possible etiologies include paraproteinemias, Ketoacidosis hypoalbuminemia, hyponatremia, lithium toxic- Diabetes Alcohol induced ity, profound hyperkalemia, hypercalcemia, or Starvation hypermagnesemia, and halide poisoning (bromide Renal failure and iodide). Acute tubular necrosis Chronic tubulointerstitial disease However, variance in measurements can result in Distal rental tubular acidosis (type 1 and 4) a gap of 0 6. If the gap is positive, then either Hypoaldosteronism, aldosterone inhibitors a simultaneous metabolic alkalosis or a respira- Pharmacologic tory acidosis exists. Other nonbicarbonate Villous adenoma buffers, such as tris-hydroxymethyl aminometh- + Renal loss of H ane, dichloroacetate, and carbicarb, may avoid Diuretics Posthypercapnia Hypervolemic, Cl− expanded Renal loss of H+ Table 4. Normal saline solution nism provides adequate, although incomplete pH offers more chloride per liter (154 mmol/L) than compensation for chronic respiratory acidosis. Etiologies Respiratory Acidosis Common causes of acute respiratory acidosis include airway obstruction, respiratory center In respiratory acidosis, the following are seen: depression, neuromuscular disorders, and pulmo- (1) defect: ineffective alveolar ventilation; increase nary disorders (Table 6). In addition, normally function- Severe bronchospasm Obstructive sleep apnea ing kidneys excrete most of the bicarbonate in the Respiratory center depression acute setting. This condition most commonly 2 Malignant hyperthermia occurs when a patient with compensated chronic Shivering respiratory acidosis is overventilated to a normal or Hypermetabolism near-normal Paco2. Electrolyte disorders Spinal cord injury Guillain-Barré syndrome Respiratory Alkalosis Myasthenia gravis Polymyositis Lung conditions The following are seen in respiratory alkalosis: Restrictive disease (1) defect: primary hyperventilation; (2) laboratory Obstructive disease manifestation: decreased Paco ; increased pH; and 2 Hemothorax or pneumothorax (3) compensation: protein or hemoglobin release of Flail chest Acute lung injury hydrogen ion; slow renal response with bicarbon- Obesity-hypoventilation syndrome ate loss in urine. Alveolar ventilation is regulated Inappropriate ventilator settings by several factors: chemoreceptors in the medulla (sensitive to H ) and great vessels (sensitive to oxygen), cortical input (voluntary control), and pulmonary chemoreceptors and stretch receptors. Treatment Etiologies Treatment involves the rapid identifica- tion of the etiology of respiratory acidosis and The etiologies of respiratory alkalosis are listed implementation of corrective action. Etiologies of Respiratory Alkalosis respiratory alkalosis, mild hypokalemia (from intracellular shift) and hyperchloremia (from renal Hypoxemic drive retention) result. Pulmonary disease with arterial-alveolar gradient Cardiac disease with right-to-left shunt Cardiac disease with pulmonary edema Treatment High altitude Acute and chronic pulmonary disease Emphysema Severe alkalemia is associated with high mor- Pulmonary embolism tality and requires aggressive treatment.

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It is released from the inflamed pancreas within hours of the attack and remains elevated for 3 to 4 days. Amylase undergoes renal clearance, and after serum levels decline, its level remains elevated in the urine. Amylase is not specific to the pancreas, however, and can be elevated as a consequence of many other abdominal processes, such as gastrointestinal ischemia with infarction or perforation; even just the vomiting associated with pancreatitis can cause elevated amylase of salivary origin. Elevated serum lipase level, also seen in acute pancreatitis, is more specific than is amylase to pancreatic origin and remains elevated longer than does amylase. Treatment of pancreatitis is mainly supportive and includes “pancreatic rest,” that is, withholding food or liquids by mouth until symptoms subside and adequate narcotic analgesia, usually with meperidine. In patients with severe pancreatitis who sequester large volumes of fluid in their abdomen as pancreatic ascites, sometimes prodigious amounts of parenteral fluid replace- ment are necessary to maintain intravascular volume. Patients with adynamic ileus and abdominal distention or protracted vomiting may benefit from naso- gastric suction. When pain has largely subsided and the patient has bowel sounds, oral clear liquids can be started and the diet advanced as tolerated. Several criteria have been developed in an attempt to identify the 15% to 25% of patients who will have a more complicated course. When three or more of the following criteria are present, a severe course complicated by pan- creatic necrosis can be predicted by Ranson criteria (Table 14–1). The most common cause of early death in patients with pancreatitis is hypovolemic shock, which is multifactorial: third spacing and sequestration of large fluid volumes in the abdomen, as well as increased capillary permeability. Pancreatic complications include a phlegmon, which is a solid mass of inflamed pancreas, often with patchy areas of necrosis. Either necrosis or a phlegmon can become secondarily infected, resulting in pancreatic abscess. Abscesses typically develop 2 to 3 weeks after the onset of illness and should be suspected if there is fever or leukocytosis. Pancreatic necrosis and abscess are the leading causes of death in patients after the first week of illness. A pancreatic pseudo- cyst is a cystic collection of inflammatory fluid and pancreatic secretions, which unlike true cysts do not have an epithelial lining. Most pancreatic pseudocysts resolve spontaneously within 6 weeks, especially if they are smaller than 6 cm. However, if they are causing pain, are large or expanding, or become infected, they usually require drainage. Any of these local complications of pancreatitis should be suspected if persistent pain, fever, abdominal mass, or persistent hyperamylasemia occurs. Gallstones Gallstones usually form as a consequence of precipitation of cholesterol microcrystals in bile. When discovered incidentally, they can be followed without intervention, as only 10% of patients will develop any symptoms related to their stones within 10 years. When patients do develop symptoms because of a stone in the cystic duct or Hartmann pouch, the typical attack of biliary colic usually has a sudden onset, often pre- cipitated by a large or fatty meal, with severe steady pain in the right upper quadrant or epigastrium, lasting between 1 and 4 hours. They may have mild elevations of the alkaline phosphatase level and slight hyperbilirubinemia, but elevations of the bilirubin level over 3 g/dL suggest a common duct stone. The first diagnostic test in a patient with suspected gallstones usually is an ultra- sonogram. The test is noninvasive and very sensitive for detecting stones in the gallbladder as well as intrahepatic or extrahepatic biliary duct dilation. This is apparent ultra- sonographically as gallbladder wall thickening and pericholecystic fluid, and is characterized clinically as a persistent right upper quadrant abdominal pain, with fever and leukocytosis. Cultures of bile in the gallbladder often yield enteric flora such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella. The positive test shows visualization of the liver by the isotope, but nonvisualization of the gallbladder may indicate an obstructed cystic duct. Treatment of acute cholecystitis usually involves making the patient npo (nil per os), intravenous fluids and antibiotics, and early cholecystectomy within 48 to 72 hours. Another complication of gallstones is cholangitis, which occurs when there is intermittent obstruction of the common bile duct, allowing reflux of bacteria up the biliary tree, followed by development of purulent infection behind the obstruction.

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Non-remission was associated with drinking despite knowledge of associated medical problems and self-reported alcohol-linked anxiety. The main factors contributing to relapse are negative or positive emotional states, social influences, conflict with others, and the urge/temptation to take a drink. Dunbar ea (1987) suggested random breath testing and a zero limit for learner and first year drivers because they are more likely to have accidents even with low levels of alcohol 2609 2610 in their blood. According to Room 2611 ea, (2005) increasing taxation on alcohol, reducing its availability, and measures against drinking-and- driving are effective policies. They stress that ‘population-based approaches have been neglected in favour of approaches oriented to the individual that tend to be more palliative than preventative’. Tracts on Delirium Tremens, on Peritonitis and on Some Other Internal Inflammatory Affections, and on the Gout. 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