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BACKGROUND This study assessed the effects of wearing the chemical protective clothing ensemble (CPE) vs. the battle dress uniform (BDU) on postural sway after 18 min of simulated field activity. Postural sway is a measure of static balance where a person maintains his/her center of gravity over his/her base of support by swaying fore to aft usually around(More)
Blockade of the hERG potassium channel prolongs the ventricular action potential (AP) and QT interval, and triggers early after depolarizations (EADs) and torsade de pointes (TdP) arrhythmia. Opinions differ as to the causal relationship between hERG blockade and TdP, the relative weighting of other contributing factors, definitive metrics of preclinical(More)
CONTEXT Low back injuries are a common occurrence in athletes and often result in missed competition and practice time. The examination of athletes with low back pain commonly involves diagnostic imaging, which rarely guides the clinician in selecting the appropriate interventions. DATA ACQUISITION All years of PubMed, CINAHL, PEDro, and SPORTDiscus were(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. BACKGROUND Current US practice guidelines suggest an initial "wait-and-see" approach following onset of musculoskeletal pain, particularly for spinal pain. Several studies suggest that early, compared with delayed, initiation of physical therapy for musculoskeletal conditions may decrease health costs and improve outcomes.(More)
W e would like to thank the authors of the letter to the editor titled " Other Interventions in Approach to Lumbar Disorders " for reading and providing a commentary to stimulate further discussion regarding the treatment-based classification (TBC) approach to individuals with low back disorders. In the letter to the editor, the authors identify the(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE There is a paucity of research investigating the combined interventions of direction-specific lumbar exercise and manipulation for individuals with low back pain (LBP) who exhibit centralization or a directional preference. The purpose of this report was to describe the management and outcomes of a patient with chronic LBP who met(More)
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