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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676043/mitral-valve-interventions-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Daniel Lavall, Andreas Hagendorff, Stephan H Schirmer, Michael Böhm, Michael A Borger, Ulrich Laufs
Secondary mitral regurgitation (MR) results from left ventricular dilatation and dysfunction. Quantification of secondary MR is challenging because of the underlying myocardial disease. Clinical and echocardiographic evaluation requires a multi-parametric approach. Severe secondary MR occurs in up to one-fourth of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, which is associated with a mortality rate of 40% to 50% in 3 years. Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (MitraClip) has emerged as an alternative to surgical valve repair to improve symptoms, functional capacity, heart failure hospitalizations, and cardiac haemodynamics...
April 19, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674608/culturing-of-female-bladder-bacteria-reveals-an-interconnected-urogenital-microbiota
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Krystal Thomas-White, Samuel C Forster, Nitin Kumar, Michelle Van Kuiken, Catherine Putonti, Mark D Stares, Evann E Hilt, Travis K Price, Alan J Wolfe, Trevor D Lawley
Metagenomic analyses have indicated that the female bladder harbors an indigenous microbiota. However, there are few cultured reference strains with sequenced genomes available for functional and experimental analyses. Here we isolate and genome-sequence 149 bacterial strains from catheterized urine of 77 women. This culture collection spans 78 species, representing approximately two thirds of the bacterial diversity within the sampled bladders, including Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, and Firmicutes. Detailed genomic and functional comparison of the bladder microbiota to the gastrointestinal and vaginal microbiotas demonstrates similar vaginal and bladder microbiota, with functional capacities that are distinct from those observed in the gastrointestinal microbiota...
April 19, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674186/pulmonary-hypertension-real-world-data-from-a-portuguese-expert-referral-centre
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A Gomes, C Cruz, J Rocha, M Ricardo, M Vicente, A Melo, M Santos, L Carvalho, F Gonçalves, A Reis
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a heterogeneous, debilitating condition with highly relevant impact on functional capacity, quality of life, and life-expectancy. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to provide long-term data on the Portuguese PH population, by characterising the clinical presentation, evolution, and outcomes of PH patients in a specialised referral centre. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a cohort of 101 patients with pre-capillary PH (pcPH) referenced to an expert tertiary care referral centre in northern Portugal from 2002 to 2013...
April 16, 2018: Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673964/does-functional-capacity-fall-risk-awareness-and-physical-activity-level-predict-falls-in-older-adults-in-different-age-groups
#4
Natália Boneti Moreira, Andre Luiz Felix Rodacki, Gléber Pereira, Paulo Cesar Barauce Bento
The aims of this study were to examine whether: i) functional capacity and physical activity level differ between fallers and non-fallers older adults, by controlling for fall risk awareness; ii) functional capacity, fall risk awareness and physical activity differ between fallers and non-fallers older adults, by controlling for age; iii) variables and which may predict falls in different age groups. 1826 older adults performed a series of functional tests and reported their fall episodes, fall risk awareness and physical activity level...
April 11, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673858/impact-of-high-intensity-interval-exercise-on-executive-function-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-healthy-college-aged-males
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Aaron L Slusher, Virginia T Patterson, Charles S Schwartz, Edmund O Acevedo
Prefrontal cortex (PFC)-dependent executive function is enhanced immediately following high intensity interval exercise (HIIE). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is considered a biomarker associated with enhanced execute functioning capacity at rest and in response to exercise. However, the mechanisms responsible for the acute exercise-induced BDNF response in plasma and serum differ, and it is likely that the utilization of BDNF in plasma and/or serum as a biomarker of improved executive function following HIIE may be limited...
April 16, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672590/hiv-replication-is-associated-to-inflammasomes-activation-il-1%C3%AE-il-18-and-caspase-1-expression-in-galt-and-peripheral-blood
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Manuel Gerónimo Feria, Natalia Andrea Taborda, Juan C Hernandez, Maria Teresa Rugeles
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) promotes an inflammatory process, leading to the progressive loss of the functional capacity of the immune system. The HIV infection induces alterations in several tissues, but mainly in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). However, the degree of GALT deterioration varies among infected individuals. In fact, it has been shown that HIV-controllers, who spontaneously control viral replication, exhibit a lower inflammatory response, and a relative normal frequency and function of most of the immune cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672358/replacement-of-the-6-min-walk-test-with-glittre-adl-test-and-scores-from-the-pfsdq-m-and-hap-questionnaires-in-the-bode-index
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Fabiana B R Moreira, Marcelo B de Fuccio, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora, Marcelo Velloso
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease reduces functional capacity, which is strongly correlated with the morbidity and mortality of patients. The BODE index considers the multifactorial nature of the disease, including the functional capacity measured by the 6-min walk test (6MWT), and this index predicts the mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Our aim was to assess whether association exists between the original BODE index and the modified BODE index by replacing the 6MWT with the scores from the Pulmonary Functional Status and Dyspnea Questionnaire-Modified version (PFSDQ-M), Human Activity Profile (HAP) questionnaire, and the results of the Glittre ADL Test (TGlittre)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671104/long-term-follow-up-in-patients-treated-by-stent-implantation-for-post-ablation-pulmonary-vein-stenosis
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Elisabeth Iversen, Erik J S Packer, Synne M Sandberg, Øyvind Bleie, Per Ivar Hoff, Peter Schuster
PURPOSE: Symptomatic severe pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a rare but well-recognized complication. Treatment options include pulmonary vein angioplasty with or without drug eluting balloons or angioplasty with stent implantation. The treatment of choice is unclear. In our center, pulmonary vein stenting is the treatment of choice for significantly stenotic veins. We present the long-term clinical outcome of 9 patients treated with stent implantation...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667019/what-is-new-in-heart-failure-management-in-2017-update-on-acc-aha-heart-failure-guidelines
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REVIEW
Biykem Bozkurt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this paper is to provide a summary of the new recommendations in the most recent 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America. The intent is to provide the background and the supporting evidence for the recommendations and to provide practical guidance for management strategies in treatment of heart failure patients...
April 17, 2018: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665515/a-naturalistic-longitudinal-study-of-extended-inpatient-treatment-for-adults-with-borderline-personality-disorder-an-examination-of-treatment-response-remission-and-deterioration
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J Christopher Fowler, Joshua D Clapp, Alok Madan, Jon G Allen, B Christopher Frueh, Peter Fonagy, John M Oldham
BACKGROUND: Experts express reluctance to hospitalize patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) for more than a few days, arguing that extended inpatient care leads to deterioration and adverse events. To date, there is no empirical support for these assertions. AIMS: The current study examined the assumption of iatrogenic effects among BPD adults. METHODS: Clinically significant and reliable change in symptoms, functional capacities, and adverse events were quantified for both inpatients with BPD (n = 245) and a well-matched inpatient reference (n = 220) sample...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663436/early-effects-of-empagliflozin-on-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-pilot-study
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Julio Núñez, Patricia Palau, Eloy Domínguez, Anna Mollar, Eduardo Núñez, Jose María Ramón, Gema Miñana, Enrique Santas, Lorenzo Fácila, Jose Luis Górriz, Juan Sanchis, Antoni Bayés-Genís
BACKGROUND: Sodium-glucose linked transporter 2 inhibition recently emerged as a promising therapy for reducing the risk of heart failure (HF) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, there is a lack of data endorsing its role in symptomatic HF patients. We sought to evaluate the short-term effects of empagliflozin on maximal exercise capacity in these patients. HYPOTHESIS: We postulate tretament with empagliflozin may improve functional capacity in patients with T2DM and established HF...
April 17, 2018: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662766/clinical-validation-of-a-body-fixed-3d-accelerometer-and-algorithm-for-activity-monitoring-in-orthopaedic-patients
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Matthijs Lipperts, Simon van Laarhoven, Rachel Senden, Ide Heyligers, Bernd Grimm
Background/Objective: Activity is increasingly being recognized as a highly relevant parameter in all areas of healthcare for diagnosis, treatment, or outcome assessment, especially in orthopaedics where the movement apparatus is directly affected. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop, describe, and clinically validate a generic activity-monitoring algorithm, satisfying a combination of three criteria. The algorithm must be able to identify, count, and time a large set of relevant daily activities...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661446/multivisceral-transplantation-rehabilitation-program-case-report
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T M Loschi, M P R G Cinacchi, M D T A Baccan, F Marques, P T Pedroso, S P Meira Filho, T Scacchetti, D N Pavão
Multivisceral transplantation is the treatment for multiple abdominal organ failure. The patient experiences reduced food intake and absorption of nutrients, contributing to weight loss and decreased muscle mass, reducing functional capacity. A physical and nutritional rehabilitation program based on adequate caloric intake associated with supervised physical exercise seems to support a gain of muscle mass, re-establishing its capacity and functional independence. A rehabilitation program was carried out, consisting of low-intensity aerobic exercise on treadmill, exercises of global strengthening (50% of 1 maximum repetition [1RM], with progressive increase), and nutritional monitoring (oral hypercaloric diet, hyperproteic supplementation daily and after exercise)...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661429/effects-of-a-physiotherapeutic-protocol-in-respiratory-function-aerobic-capacity-and-quality-of-life-after-kidney-transplantation
#14
L Campanati-Palhares, T C Simoncini, P G da Silva Augusto, F D Masi Galhardo, M G Pereira, B S Vian, M Mazzali
INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease can lead to dysfunction of the respiratory, cardiac, and musculoskeletal systems, altering the body's metabolism. Renal transplantation and hospital physiotherapy, through specific protocols, can improve these dysfunctions. OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates the impact of a hospital physiotherapeutic protocol in quality of life (QoL), respiratory muscle strength, peak expiratory flow, and 6-minute walk test (6MWT) in the preoperative, first, and fifth days after renal transplantation...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660970/inflammation-and-rehabilitation-outcomes-in-patients-with-nontraumatic-intracranial-haemorrhage
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Mirella Boselli, Roberto Aquilani, Roberto Maestri, Maria Pia Achilli, Nadia Arrigoni, Evasio Pasini, Anna Maria Condino, Federica Boschi, Maurizia Dossena, Daniela Buonocore, Manuela Verri
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation and its impact on rehabilitation for patients with non-traumatic haemorrhagic injury (HBI) sequelae has not yet been adequately documented. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: We therefore considered 31 patients with HBI, to determine the serum levels of inflammatory markers (C-Reactive Protein, CRP and or interleukine-6, IL-6) to establish their impact on functional status (Functional Independence Measure, FIM: 18 indicating the worst performance and 126, a normal score)...
April 7, 2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660897/effects-of-group-exercise-on-functional-abilities-differences-between-physically-active-and-physically-inactive-women
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Nebojsa Cokorilo, Milena Mikalacki, Goran Satara, Milan Cvetkovic, Dragan Marinkovic, Jelena Zvekic-Svorcan, Borislav Obradovic
BACKGROUND: Aerobic exercises to music can have a positive effect on functional and motor skills of an exerciser, their health, as well as an aesthetic and socio-psychological component. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of reactive exercising in a group on functional capabilities in physically active and physically inactive women. METHODS: A prospective study included 64 healthy women aged 40-60 years. The sample was divided into the experimental group (n= 36), i...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660633/objective-assessment-of-gait-and-posture-in-premanifest-and-manifest-huntington-disease-a-multi-center-study
#17
Heike Beckmann, Stefan Bohlen, Carsten Saft, Rainer Hoffmann, Joachim Gerss, Lisa Muratori, E Bernd Ringelstein, G Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Ralf Reilmann
BACKGROUND: Deficits in posture and gait are known to contribute to the complex motor phenotype of Huntington disease (HD). Objective and quantitative measures of posture and gait provided by posturography and GAITRite® assessments may supplement categorical rating scales such as the UHDRS-TMS and increase power and sensitivity of clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether posturography and GAITRite® measures reveal (1) changes in manifest or premanifest HD mutation-carriers, (2) a correlation to the UHDRS-TMS and functional measures in manifest HD, and (3) a correlation to the disease-burden-score (based on CAG-repeat-length and age)...
April 7, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658799/the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-adl-glittre-test-for-children
#18
Renata Martins, Maíra S de Assumpção, Tatiana G Bobbio, Anamaria F Mayer, Camila Schivinski
OBJECTIVE: The ADL-Glittre was created to assess more comprehensively the essential activities of daily living in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The aim of this study was to validate the ADL-Glittre test adapted for children (TGlittre-P) and verify its reliability. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with 87 healthy children aged 6 to 14 years (mean 10.36 ± 2.32 years). Biometric and spirometry data were collected from all participants...
April 16, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658672/-present-situation-and-prospect-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-in-pancreatic-surgery
#19
Mengyu Feng, Taiping Zhang, Yupei Zhao
Enhanced recovery after surgery is a multimodal perioperative strategy according to the evidence-based medicine and multidisciplinary collaboration, aiming to improve the restoration of functional capacity after surgery by reducing surgical stress, optimal control of pain, early oral diet and early mobilization. Compared with other sub-specialty in general surgery, pancreatic surgery is characterized by complex disease, highly difficult procedure and more postoperative complications. Accordingly, pancreatic surgery shares a slow development in enhanced recovery after surgery...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657965/considering-the-lives-of-microbes-in-microbial-communities
#20
Elizabeth A Shank
Over the last decades, sequencing technologies have transformed our ability to investigate the composition and functional capacity of microbial communities. Even so, critical questions remain about these complex systems that cannot be addressed by the bulk, community-averaged data typically provided by sequencing methods. In this Perspective, I propose that future advances in microbiome research will emerge from considering "the lives of microbes": we need to create methods to explicitly interrogate how microbes exist and interact in native-setting-like microenvironments...
March 2018: MSystems
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