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OBJECTIVE To determine which physical examination tests have the highest sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values for determining the presence of sacroiliac joint injuries and/or dysfunction when compared with the gold standard of a sacroiliac joint block. DATA SOURCES A systematic search of the literature was conducted for articles that evaluated(More)
Individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) are commonly colonized with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The chronic infections caused by P. aeruginosa are punctuated by acute exacerbations of the lung disease, which lead to significant morbidity and mortality. As regulators of virulence determinants, P. aeruginosa quorum-sensing systems may be active in the chronic lung(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify Canadian chiropractors' attitudes, skills and use of evidence based practice (EBP), as well as their level of awareness of previously published chiropractic clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). METHODS 7,200 members of the Canadian Chiropractic Association were invited by e-mail to complete an online version of the Evidence Based(More)
BACKGROUND Chiropractors receive training in nutrition during their education, previous surveys have found that chiropractors frequently provide recommendations to patients relating to nutrition and dietary supplement intake. However, it has not been ascertained which specific supplements chiropractors recommend or the types of health conditions for which(More)
  • Kent Stuber
  • 2005
A review of the literature was conducted to find publications relating to neck collars / rolls and prevention of sports injury, particularly burners and other cervical spine injuries, as well as in preventing excessive motion of the cervical spine. MEDLINE (1970-2005), Cinahl (1982-2005), Alt Health Watch (1990-2005), AMED (1995-2005), and the Index to(More)
BACKGROUND Lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication is one of the most commonly diagnosed and treated pathological spinal conditions. It frequently afflicts the elderly population. OBJECTIVES To systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. SEARCH(More)
BACKGROUND The safety of spinal manipulation during pregnancy and the postpartum periods has been a matter of debate among manual therapists. Spinal manipulative therapy during these periods is a commonly performed intervention as musculoskeletal pain is common in these patients. To date there has not been an evaluation of the literature on this topic(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article was to review the literature on the use of chiropractic for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. METHODS A literature search was conducted on 4 electronic databases (Medline, Index to Chiropractic Literature, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Allied and Complementary Medicine(More)
OBJECTIVE This study systematically reviewed the published evidence regarding chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, for pregnancy-related low back pain (LBP). METHODS A multimodal search strategy was conducted, including multiple database searches along with reference and journal hand searching. Studies were limited to those published in(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of nonoperative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis with neurogenic claudication. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Neurogenic claudication can significantly impact functional ability, quality of life, and independence in the elderly. METHODS.: We searched(More)