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After reaching a diagnosis, the team can determine the best strategy to treat the underlying disease and the pain. Determining the source of spinal pain can be extremely challenging because of the vast number of structures that can generate pain. Pain can arise from bones, muscles, ligaments, nerve structures, and/or al- terations in vascular supply. In addition, pain has numerous etiologies, ranging from structural malalignment to somatoform disorders. The first step in determining the source of pain is to perform a thor- ough history and physical exam, to be supplemented with appropri- ate diagnostic tests to make an accurate diagnosis. Only then can we take the second step—determining which tool to use to help the pa- tient with pain. General contractors can build houses because they understand the jobs of the many specialists involved (e. Pain physicians must also understand the tools in their toolbox and know when to apply them. These tools include medical management, physi- cal medicine techniques, radiation and chemotherapeutic options, neu- romodulation techniques (electrical stimulation and intraspinal infusion therapy), therapeutic neural blockade, anatomical procedures to fix structural abnormalities, and, of course, ablative techniques (Figure 3. If physicians offer only interventional techniques, patients will not receive the most comprehensive care. On the other hand, if physicians 37 38 Chapter 3 Patient Evaluation and Criteria for Procedure Selection FIGURE 3. Targets for pain treatment: TCAs, tricyclicanti- depressants; NMDA, N-methyl- D-aspartate. To minimize risk and discover the least invasive/ most successful treatment for a patient, we generally begin with the most conservative approaches (medical management, rehabilitation strategies, lifestyle changes, psychological approaches, and alternative strategies) and work our way up the continuum of complexity and risk to interventions like spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug de- livery with an implanted pump. Conservative therapies can offer pain control without the risks associated with invasive techniques. When conservative therapies fail or the side effects of these therapies become intolerable, a physician should consider use of an interven- tional technique (Figures 3. This text concentrates on the importance of interventional techniques in the management of pain. Although each chapter highlights indica- tions, techniques, outcomes, and complications, it is important to rec- ognize that interventional therapies are not the only options for pa- tients with pain. Before considering interventional techniques, an accurate diagnosis must be made, and conservative therapies should be considered, if not exhausted. This chapter begins by reviewing the diagnostic tools that are in- valuable in evaluating patients and identifying appropriate candidates for various therapeutic and palliative procedures: review of the patient’s medical history, a thorough physical examination, imaging studies, elec- trodiagnostic tests, laboratory tests, and diagnostic nerve blocks. History and Physical Examination Reviewing a patient’s medical history and conducting a thorough phys- ical examination provide healthcare practitioners with vital informa- History and Physical Examination 39 FIGURE 3. We glean most of our information about a patient’s medical history simply by asking the patient and/or the patient’s family members pertinent questions. We can augment or confirm some aspects of the patient’s medical history by asking the patient to bring a completed questionnaire to the initial appointment. Recording and reviewing the patient’s medical history highlights what we should expect and check for during the physical examination. This activity also helps establish a productive patient–physician rela- tionship by assuring the patient of the physician’s interest, which helps the physician gain the patient’s trust and confidence. By providing a clear picture of the patient’s functional status prior to the onset of pain, the history will also help define the treatment goal. History Gathering To obtain a patient’s medical history, the physician must be a good lis- tener and must direct the questioning appropriately to reveal and/or confirm vital information.

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The serious bridge player buy cabergoline 0.5mg on line, say a duplicate player 0.25 mg cabergoline overnight delivery, is not purchase 0.25 mg cabergoline, within the confines of the game generic cabergoline 0.5 mg, anything else; not a friend order cabergoline 0.5mg visa, a mother, a humorist, a businessperson or a cook. She attends, as such, only to the values within the game, internal values established by its rules and parameters. Internal values established by the rules and parameters contrast with external values, which are the values of the game outside it. No rules within the game of bridge establish that the game shall have any merit in the general context of experience. Just as the value of any play in the game is supported by the framework of the game, the value of the game depends on the framework of living. Parenthetically, it is of note that the rules and parameters of most games are not generated within them, but are fixed from the outside as well. Individual experiences can be partially comparable to games, depending upon the extent to which they are insulated from wider experience, the stability and replicability of that insulation over time, their hospitality to fixed rules and their susceptibility to classification in stable categories. Inasmuch as experiences cannot be disconnected, and resonate with the whole, they participate in the changes of the whole and are enhanced by reflective, not automatic or prescribed approaches. This short history illustrates how values and rules internal to a game, generating strategies for winning and losing, interacted with and became fully subordinate to other concerns in one instance over time. A particular bridge club was formed in 1947 by nine women, mostly excellent players, who gathered once or twice a month at the home of one of them to form two tables of bridge. The club continued to meet throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s while the women raised their families. The club continued to meet in the 1970’s and the 1980’s, but by the late 1980’s some of the members had failing vision. One woman needed a special chair because of a bad back, so she no longer sat at the table. Sometimes a member at the social table helped one at the playing table with her hand. One of the players became forgetful and was clearly developing Alzheimer’s disease. By 1998 it was plain that not enough members were capable of playing to keep up a table of bridge. Two or three of the members, when they want to play cards, play duplicate bridge elsewhere. The club was about a game, primarily, PREFERENCE, UTILITY AND VALUE IN MEANS AND ENDS 139 at one time, but the game gradually dropped out of the picture. Internal values of the game were realized less and less effectively over time while external values intruding on it were realized more and more. This chronicle of a bridge club shows how it became plainer with time, in a situation never impervious to outside considerations, that the internal values of a game were a mere vehicle for the flourishing of much broader and deeper concerns. WHEN GAMES ARE POOR MODELS Whenever internal values are maximized, external concerns tend to get short shrift, which has been pointed out by many authors in many contexts. What has not been brought out so distinctly, however, is the absolute dependency of games on their external support, and the vulnerability of such games to failure and abandonment in the wider context when externalities are ignored. The big money, petulant behavior and lack of respect for academic values which has been increasingly manifested in college sports risks undermining university-wide support for the emphasis on winning itself. High-debt strategies for maximizing the return on equity leave companies with no reserves for coping with downturns. Layoffs and plant closings in rapid response to drops in demand, when widespread, accentuate drops in demand and sharpen recessions. Over aggressive sales policies, poor quality control, careless environmental protection, cuts in research and development and discon- tinuation of low-profit product lines result in adverse publicity, lawsuits, high insurance costs, fines, antitrust actions and consumer dissatisfaction. In the medical arena, specifically, "charging all that the market will bear" on the part of drug companies, insurance and health organization executives and certain physicians degrades the standing of the entire health system and risks a response that may throw out the good with the bad. Species most perfectly and efficiently (and therefore narrowly) adapted to their environments go extinct more easily with environ- mental fluctuation and permanent change. Extreme preventive regimens and onerous treatments may make life not worth living.

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These tests are designed to raise intensity incrementally to a level which elicits an HR of £60%HRRmax or 75%HRmax and an RPE of 13 to 15 as per the upper limit guidelines in Table 3 buy cabergoline 0.25 mg free shipping. From the MET level or 75%HRmax that corresponds with the end of the test cheap 0.5 mg cabergoline overnight delivery, subsequent exercise intensities can be monitored relative to this buy cabergoline 0.25 mg amex. This principle can be used even when patients are beta-blocked order cabergoline 0.25 mg fast delivery, but the HR has to be adjusted cheap cabergoline 0.5mg free shipping, as recommended in Table 3. The cue to progressing intensity in all the above cases is when, for a given -1 work rate, there is a noticeable decrease in both HR (>5 beats. If there is a noticeable decrease in HR there should be a 88 Exercise Leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation corresponding decrease in RPE. If there is not a corresponding decrease in RPE with HR, this is a sign that the accurate use and understanding of RPE is yet to be established. In addition, the skills of the exercise leader to observe the participant are vital in delivering safe and effective CR. Finally, it is important that patients learn to self-monitor changes by report- ing and/or associating their improved levels of fitness relative to changes they experience in activities of daily living (away from the structured class). When patients are able to recognise their changes and benefits, they are better able to judge their own level of functional health or change of symptoms that could occur in the future. SUMMARY CR exercise and monitoring require a sound knowledge of the complex inter- action of many physiological and psychological factors. In addition, observa- tion by the exercise leader is a vital element in monitoring an exercise test or training session. This chapter provides the underpinning knowledge to pre- scribe and monitor the CR exercise class. In addition, strategies to help teach and explain self-monitoring to patients are addressed. American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACPR) (2004) Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs, 4th edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (1994) Position Stand: Exercise for patients with coronary artery disease. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (1998) Position stand: The recom- mended quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiores- piratory and muscular strength and flexibility in healthy adults. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (2000) Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 6th edn, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD. Exercise Physiology and Monitoring of Exercise 89 Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACPICR) (2003) Standards for the Exercise Component of Phase III Cardiac Reha- bilitation,The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, London. British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation (BACR) (1995) Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation, Blackwell Science, Oxford. British National Formulary (2004) British Medical Association and the Royal Pharma- ceutical Society. Department of Health (2000) National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease Modern Standards and Service Models [online] available from http://www. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) (2002) Cardiac Rehabilitation,no. Chapter 4 Exercise Prescription in Cardiac Rehabilitation Hilary Dingwall, Kim Ferrier and Joanne Semple Chapter outline The previous chapter explored the scientific dimension of exercise and mon- itoring. The next two chapters take the scientific principles and merge them with the art of exercise prescription and class design. An understanding of exercise physiology is necessary, but the experience, insight and creativity of the exercise prescriber is indispensable. This chapter begins with an introduction to care, activity and exercise in phases I and II, addressing the skills and understanding required when working with patients in the early stages of recovery. The chapter then defines the principles for warm-up, overload and cool-down applicable to phases III and IV. The chapter expands on the Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type (FITT) principles for the overload period and for resistance training intro- duced in the previous chapter. A brief review of different methods which can be used to monitor exertion, including the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scale (Borg, 1982) HR monitoring and metabolic values is provided. Finally, adaptations of the FITT principle for a variety of special considerations and co-pathologies that often complicate exercise prescription are included. ACCUMULATED ACTIVITY AND STRUCTURED EXERCISE The cardioprotective and psychosocial benefits require CR participants to engage in regular habitual exercise (SIGN, 2002). As there are different methods for pre- scribing activity and exercise, it is important to define the differences between Exercise Leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation.

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Initially generic 0.25 mg cabergoline with mastercard, the exercises may be taught with little or no resistance discount cabergoline 0.25mg fast delivery, 112 Exercise Leadership in Cardiac Rehabilitation in order to familiarise patients with safe technique order cabergoline 0.25 mg overnight delivery. During RE the correct breathing pattern should be taught proven cabergoline 0.25mg, in order to avoid the valsalva manoeuvre order 0.25mg cabergoline free shipping, when an individual forces exhalation against a closed glottis. During this manoeuvre there is an alteration in BP response, due to increased total periph- eral resistance and reduced blood flow to muscles. The intrathoracic pressure increases, and this can reduce venous return and stroke volume. The result of these changes is increased myocardial oxygen demand when cardiac output is reduced (ACSM, 2001). To avoid valsalva, participants should be taught to breathe out during the contraction phase of the exercise and to breathe in during the relaxation phase (Fardy, et al. They should also be taught why correct breathing is important and to breathe properly when carrying out daily activities that require moving or lifting loads. In order to determine the correct workload, much of the literature refers to the one repetition maximum method (1RM), or maximum voluntary contrac- tion. One RM is defined as the maximum weight that can be lifted in a smooth continuous movement, using proper technique without strain or breath- holding (Daub, et al. An initial intensity that corresponds to 30–50% repetition maximum (RM) is recommended (AACVPR, 1999). However, most studies are based on low- risk cardiac patients using maximal workloads of 60–70% RPM (SIGN, 2002). This maximal testing method for cardiac patients is controversial, due to the increased risk of valsalva and other cardiovascular complications (Bjarnason-Wehrens, et al. Others recommend a graded approach to resistance training (AACVPR, 1999; ACSM, 2001). Initially, the individual performs eight to ten repetitions using a lighter resistance and is closely monitored. When the patient can perform 12 to 15 repetitions without complications and with a good technique, the resistance is gradually increased. When using this method patients should be experiencing fatigue as they perform the last few repetitions. Monitoring Resistance Training In order to monitor and guide the patient during RE, heart rate and Borg (1998) are the easiest to carry out in the cardiac rehabilitation setting. Heart rate may provide an appropriate guide to the patient during RE, as this method is often familiar to them. Heart rate should not exceed the maximum training intensity determined for the aerobic component. Heart rate response to RE is often lower than during the aerobic component and may not truly reflect the stress on the cardiovascular system. The rate pressure produce (RPP) is higher during maximal isometric and dynamic resistance exercise than during maximal aerobic exercise, primarily because of a lower peak HR response (Pollock et al. Load repetition relationship for resistance training % 1RM Number of repetitions possible 60% 17 65% 14 70% 12 75% 10 80% 8 85% 6 90% 5 95% 3 100% 1 systolic blood pressure (SBP) contributes more than HR to the increase in RPP seen with RE (Fardy, et al. When prescribing RE the instructor must consider the BP response, as HR alone will not truly reflect RPP, and, thus, what the patient can safely manage. AACVPR (1999) recommends blood pressure monitoring during RE, but this can be difficult in the clinical setting. BP measurement at rest and recov- ery will not reflect changes during RE, as BP returns to normal quickly with rest (Bjarnason-Wehrens, et al. Therefore, due to these monitoring difficulties hypertensive patients should abstain from resistance exercise until their BP is controlled. For those able to monitor heart rate and blood pressure during RE the RPP value can be calculated. The RPP value can be used as an effective method to monitor the patient and prescribe exercise. The patient should avoid exercise that evokes an RPP that produces significant ischaemia as seen during exer- cise testing.

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