Sean F Mungovan

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to determine whether a structured, inpatient (or Phase 1 cardiac rehabilitation), physiotherapy-supervised walking program, with or without musculoskeletal and respiratory exercises, might improve walking capacity and other parameters for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). METHODS Ninety-three(More)
OBJECTIVES Urinary incontinence is a predictable sequela of radical retropubic prostatectomy, and is most severe in the early postoperative phase. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of a physiotherapist-guided pelvic floor muscle training program, commenced preoperatively, on the severity and duration of urinary continence after radical(More)
CONTEXT Membranous urethral length (MUL) measured prior to radical prostatectomy (RP) has been identified as a factor that is associated with the recovery of continence following surgery. OBJECTIVE To undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis of all studies reporting the effect of MUL on the recovery of continence following RP. EVIDENCE(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of moderate-intensity stationary cycling and walking exercise programmes in the early postoperative period after first-time coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS In this prospective trial, 64 patients (57 men, 7 women, mean age = 66 ± 9 years) performed twice daily,(More)
AIMS Pelvic floor muscle training for patients having radical prostatectomy promotes contraction of these muscles in anticipation of activities that may provoke urine leakage. The aims of this study were: to determine the contribution of the individual activities comprising a standardised 1-hour pad test (1HPT) to overall urine leakage early after radical(More)
BACKGROUND Higher physical activity levels are continence-protective in non-prostate cancer populations. Primary aims of this study were to investigate changes in physical activity levels over the perioperative period in patients having radical prostatectomy, and relationships between perioperative physical activity levels and post-prostatectomy urinary(More)
Diastolic dysfunction contributes to the development and progression of heart failure. Conventional echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging are widely utilised in clinical research providing a number of indices of diastolic function valuable in the diagnosis and prognosis of heart failure patients. The aim of this meta-analysis was to quantify the(More)
OBJECTIVES To quantify physiotherapist-supervised and independent physical activity undertaken from the first to the fifth day after cardiac surgery (POD1 to POD5), and to relate the amount of physical activity undertaken with hospital stay and postoperative physiological functional capacity on POD6. METHODS Physiotherapist-supervised and independent(More)
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