tilt-table


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tilt-ta·ble

(tĭlt′tā′bəl)
n.
An examining table that can be tilted to a nearly upright position for assessment of a patient's circulatory response to gravitational change.
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Aims and Objectives: This study was conducted to assess the cardiac sympathovagal responses in the AS patients using Valsalva maneuver (VM) and tilt-table test (TTT).
Physical activity is associated with positive responses during carotid sinus massage and head-up tilt-table test in patients with unexplained syncope.
However, tilt-table testing remains within current guidelines as useful for "assessing patients with suspected vasovagal syncope who lack a confident diagnosis after the initial assessment (class IIa recommendation).
The tilt-table treatment allowed for lower extremity weight bearing, tactile stimulation, spatial reorientation, facilitation of neck extensors, visual stimulation, and spontaneous right upper extremity reaching and self-repositioning.
And a key diagnostic test for POTS called a tilt-table testAuit involves strapping a patient to a table that is tilted while blood pressure and heart rate are monitoredAuwas negative, Karen Hammerman was told, because AdamAAEs blood pressure did not fluctuate.
DENVER -- Tilt-table testing is seen as increasingly irrelevant in the evaluation of syncope in children, according to a survey of Pediatric Electrophysiology Society members.
The appeal was launched by the Rehab Irish Elders Centre in St Columbas Close, Radford, in April after the Telegraph highlighted how Jack O'Neill's tilt-table - vital in providing relief to his body - vanished from his porch.
Jack O'Neill has been confined to his bed since the tilt-table that treated his circulation problems was stolen from his home.
After obtaining the results of the first tilt-table tests, the researchers asked most of the patients to stop taking the medications that increased the risk of falls.
The authors concluded that, for this patient group, tilt-table standing for 30 minutes, three times per week for 12 weeks has a small effect on ankle mobility, and little or no effect on femur bone mineral density, and questioned whether clinicians and patients would consider such effects to be clinically worthwhile.
Lamarre-Cliche M, Cusson (2001) The fainting patient: value of the head-upright tilt-table test in adult patients with orthostatic intolerance.
It involved 198 consecutive patients who presented to Eastbourne (England) District General Hospital with a history of two or more unexplained syncopal episodes during the last year and no indication for pacing after carotid sinus massage and head-up tilt-table testing.