Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club October 2014

Outlines are posted on this blog


Next journal club meeting November 5, 2014

Check out this meeting review

Examination of the Significant Placebo Effect in the Treatment of Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. Bosch P. UROLOGY 84:321-326, 2014.

Michelle Spicka, DPT
October 8th
Pelvic Physical Therapy Distance Journal Club

Objective: To examine the significant “placebo effect” in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled interstitial cystitis (IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) trial.  Randomized clinical trials are the reference standard for therapeutic impact assessment however, proving efficacy of treatments for IC/BPS with rigorous placebo-controlled trials is difficult due to a significant effect of the placebo intervention.
In past studies, a significant effect has been repeatedly observed in patients who only received placebo interventions in IC/BPS trials and the placebo global response assessment overall response ranged from 12% to 20%.
Another study by this same author in 2014 showed 50% of the placebo patients had an over 50% overall improvement in the global response assessment. 
The significant improvement with only advice and support is higher than many commonly used medications for the treatment of IC/BPS.

Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians. Qaseem A, Dallad P, Forciea MA, Starkey M, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161:429-440

Michelle Spicka, DPT
October 8th, 2014  
Pelvic Physical Therapy Distance Journal Club

Description: This guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) presents the available evidence on the nonsurgical (pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic) treatment of UI in women in the primary care setting.   

Nonpharmacologic Treatments for UI
1)      PFMT
a.       Instruction on the voluntary contraction of pelvic floor muscles

2)      PFMT with biofeedback using vaginal EMG
a.       PFMT with vaginal probe

3)      Bladder training
a.       Behavioral therapy that includes extending the time between voiding

4)      Continence service        
a.       Treatment program involving nurses and clinicians trained in identifying, diagnosing and appropriately treatment patients with UI

Friday, October 3, 2014

AUA IC Guideline Update Sept 2014

Thanks to the IC Association for providing the updated summary of the AUA IC guidelines.
PT is still prominently encouraged. Good marketing tool.

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