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Physikalische Medizin/Rehab

Musculoskeletal imaging in preventive medicine

03/2016 The aim is to review the modalities in musculoskeletal imaging with view on the prognostic impact for the patient’s and for social outcome and with view on three major fields of preventive medicine: nutrition and metabolism, sports, and patient education. [...]

Aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation in geriatrics

03/2016 Specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation are important partners during the ageing process: health promotion and prevention for fit elderly people, training and rehabilitation for prefrail people and support for frail people focusing on usage of what is left and dignity in the latest period of life. [...]

Aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the treatment of deconditioned patients in the acute care setting: the role of skeletal muscle

03/2016 Skeletal muscles are essential for movement as well as for survival. Knowledge about the organ skeletal muscle is underrepresented. Ageing and multiple chronic diseases are accompanied by loss of muscle mass, termed “muscle wasting”. [...]

Prevention and rehabilitation of osteoporosis

03/2016 Osteoporosis is a frequent disease in postmenopausal women. Despite the fact that fragility fractures cause many problems, osteoporosis is still underdiagnosed and undertreated. This manuscript outlines the topics diagnosis of osteoporosis, fracture risk prevention, and therapy after fracture. [...]

Invited commentary: Evidence-based practise and physical therapy

03/2016 Physical therapy is a well-accepted intervention by patients due to its multimodal and directly administered interventions. Unlike the rather anonymous pattern of drug prescription, where the medicines are dispensed by yet another party, subjects feel that their complaints are taken seriously by therapists: [...]

Cancer rehabilitation in Austria—aspects of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

03/2016 In Austria, cancer rehabilitation is an important issue in the management of cancer patients. Survival rates and survival time of cancer patients are increasing, and cancer rehabilitation is an important part in the treatment and care of cancer patients with the goal to improve functional status, quality of life, and (social) participation. [...]

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