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August 2022 - Volume 101 - Issue 8

  • Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD
  • 0894-9115
  • 1537-7385
  • 12 issues / year
  • Sports Sciences 35/122, Rehabilitation 42/163
  • 3.412

August 2022

Dear AJPM&R Readers,

This issue of the American Journal of PM&R includes three randomized controlled trials on a variety of therapeutic questions including health conditions such as plantar fasciitis, knee osteoarthritis, and multiple sclerosis. Interventions include a comparison of botulinum toxin and corticosteroids, exercise, and robotics, respectively. Studies with elements of clinical trials study design are now being used more frequently in our field. These investigations have led to significant advances in clinical rehabilitation medicine.  Along the same line of thinking, the journal's Cochrane corner examines the potential benefits of exercise in patients with cachexia. Finally, a related paper in the "Analysis & Perspective" section discusses the importance of incorporating the relevance of a question/study when the final objective is to make sure that potential users benefit from clinical research findings.

I am sure you will enjoy reading this issue of the AJPM&R!​


Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD, FRCP
Editor-in-Chief
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation​

Current Issue Highlights


Effects of Core Stabilization Exercises on Pulmonary Function, Respiratory Muscle Strength, Peripheral Muscle Strength, Functional Capacity, and Perceived Appearance in Children With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Yildirim, Sefa; Ozyilmaz, Semiramis; Elmadag, Nuh Mehmet; More

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 101(8):719-725, August 2022.


Longitudinal Relationship Between Tibiofemoral Contact Stress at Baseline and Worsening of Knee Pain Over 84 Months in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study

Rabe, Kaitlin G.; Stockman, Tyler J.; Kern, Andrew M.; More

American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 101(8):726-732, August 2022.





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