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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633879/intensive-preoperative-rehabilitation-improves-functional-capacity-and-postoperative-hospital-length-of-stay-in-elderly-patients-with-lung-cancer-commentary
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633534/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-improves-exercise-tolerance-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure-on-continuous-intravenous-inotropic-support-use-randomized-controlled-trial
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Patrícia Forestieri, Douglas W Bolzan, Vinícius B Santos, Rita Simone Lopes Moreira, Dirceu Rodrigues de Almeida, Renata Trimer, Flávio de Souza Brito, Audrey Borghi-Silva, Antonio Carlos de Camargo Carvalho, Ross Arena, Walter J Gomes, Solange Guizilini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a short-term neuromuscular electrical stimulation program on exercise tolerance in hospitalized patients with advanced heart failure who have suffered an acute decompensation and are under continuous intravenous inotropic support. DESIGN: A randomized controlled study. SUBJECTS: Initially, 195 patients hospitalized for decompensated heart failure were recruited, but 70 were randomized. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomized into two groups: control group subject to the usual care ( n = 35); neuromuscular electrical stimulation group ( n = 35) received daily training sessions to both lower extremities for around two weeks...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633267/perventricular-implantation-of-melody-valve-in-child-with-pulmonary-hypertension-after-a-potts-shunt
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Tomasz Mroczek, Marcin Demkow, Tomasz Moszura, Aleksandra Morka, Janusz Skalski
The Potts operation is a surgical option for the treatment of children with suprasystemic pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Its positive hemodynamic effect may be obliterated by pulmonary valvar insufficiency. We describe a case in which the Potts shunt was followed by perventricular Melody valve implantation in the pulmonary position in a 12-kg child with a previously repaired truncus arteriosus communis (TAC) in whom PAH developed. The combined approach using both procedures significantly improved functional capacity and led to spectacular reverse remodeling of the right ventricle seen at 2-year follow-up...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633056/exploratory-analysis-of-normative-performance-on-the-ucsd-performance-based-skills-assessment-brief
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Lea Vella, Thomas L Patterson, Philip D Harvey, Margaret McNamara McClure, Brent T Mausbach, Michael J Taylor, Elizabeth W Twamley
The UCSD Performance-Based Skills Assessment (UPSA) is a performance-based measure of functional capacity. The brief, two-domain (finance and communication ability) version of the assessment (UPSA-B) is now widely used in both clinical research and treatment trials. To date, research has not examined possible demographic-UPSA-B relationships within a non-psychiatric population. We aimed to produce and describe preliminary normative scores for the UPSA-B over a full range of ages and educational attainment. The finance and communication subscales of the UPSA were administered to 190 healthy participants in the context of three separate studies...
June 12, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627861/effectiveness-of-aquatic-therapy-for-the-control-of-pain-and-increased-functionality-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sagrario Pérez de la Cruz
BACKGROUND: Gait, balance disorders and pain associated with Parkinson's disease represent important therapeutic challenges, as they are related with an increased risk of falls, together with disability and physical decline. AIM: To compare the effects of an aquatic Ai Chi training program on the perception of pain, the maintenance of balance and the functional independence of patients with Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: A single-blind randomized controlled trial...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627212/efficacy-of-enteral-nutritional-support-after-hospital-discharge-in-major-gastrointestinal-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review
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Alfonso Vidal Casariego, Alicia Calleja Fernández, Rocío Villar Taibo, Ana Urioste Fondo, Begoña Pintor de la Maza, Ana Hernández Moreno, Isidoro Cano Rodríguez, María D Ballesteros Pomar
INTRODUCTION: Nutritional support for malnourished patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery reduces the complication rate and shortens the length of stay. The efficacy of nutritional support after hospital discharge was analyzed in this systematic review. METHODS: The search strategy (nutrition OR "enteral nutrition" OR "nutritional supplements" OR "oral nutritional supplements" OR "sip feed" OR "sip feeding" OR "dietary counseling") AND ("patient discharge" OR discharge OR postdischarge) AND (surgery OR operation OR "surgical procedure") was followed in Medline, CENTRAL, and Trip databases...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625941/meditation-and-successful-aging-can-meditative-practices-counteract-age-related-cognitive-decline
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Marco Sperduti, Dominique Makowski, Philippe Blondé, Pascale Piolino
Life expectancy is constantly increasing in the developed countries due to medical, hygiene and socio-economic advances. Unfortunately, a longer life not always corresponds to a healthier life. Indeed, aging is associated with growing risk factors for illness associated with societal conditions (isolation, maltreatment), and neurodegenerative diseases. Even normal aging is associated with a cognitive decline that can hinder independence and quality of life of elderly. Thus, one major societal challenge is to build policies that support people of all ages to maintain a maximum health and functional capacity throughout their lives...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625710/effect-of-an-individualised-physical-exercise-program-on-lipid-profile-in-sedentary-patients-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Francisco Javier Rubio Pérez, Luis Franco Bonafonte, Daiana Ibarretxe Guerediaga, Maria Pilar Oyon Belaza, Paola Ugarte Peyron
Physical exercise has become in an important tool in the reduction of cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of an unsupervised physical exercise program that on the physical condition and the lipid profile. METHOD: The final sample included 49 sedentary men and women, who were non-smokers, with dyslipidaemia, overweight, and type1 obesity. The 4-month program included walking for 30-60minutes every day, and for three days a week, 30minutes of cycling at an intensity of 40-60% of maximum functional capacity, as well as isometric abdominals and static stretching...
June 15, 2017: Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625210/household-everyday-functioning-in-the-internet-age-online-shopping-and-banking-skills-are-affected-in-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorders
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Steven Paul Woods, Jennifer E Iudicello, Erin E Morgan, Marizela Verduzco, Tyler V Smith, Clint Cushman
OBJECTIVES: The Internet is a fundamental tool for completing many different instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), including shopping and banking. Persons with HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) are at heightened risk for IADL problems, but the extent to which HAND interferes with the performance of Internet-based household IADLs is not known. METHODS: Ninety-three individuals with HIV disease, 43 of whom were diagnosed with HAND, and 42 HIV- comparison participants completed Internet-based tests of shopping and banking...
June 19, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622568/per-protocol-investigation-of-a-best-practice-exercise-referral-scheme
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L Stewart, E Dolan, P Carver, P A Swinton
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of an exercise referral scheme (ERS) aligned to the UK best practice guidelines on a range of outcomes including those associated with key health concerns of the Scottish population. STUDY DESIGN: A longitudinal design with data collection at three time points (baseline, midway and post) during a 12-week ERS intervention was employed. METHODS: Health-related physical fitness was assessed through measurement of resting heart rate, blood pressure, FEV1:FEV6 (ratio of forced expiratory volume over one [FEV1] and six [FEV6] seconds), body mass and peak oxygen uptake (VO2 peak), whilst functional capacity was assessed through the five times sit to stand test...
June 12, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621488/effects-of-intradialytic-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-strength-and-muscle-architecture-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-failure-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jociane Schardong, Thiago Dipp, Camila Bassani Bozzeto, Marília Godoy da Silva, Gabriela Leivas Baldissera, Raíssa de Castro Ribeiro, Bruna Pan Valdemarca, Alexandre Severo do Pinho, Graciele Sbruzzi, Rodrigo Della Méa Plentz
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) on muscle strength and architecture, functional capacity, and endothelial function in patients with chronic kidney failure (CKF) on hemodialysis (HD). Twenty-one patients with CKF on HD were randomized into a control group (CG; n = 10) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation group (NMESG; n = 11) who received NMES in the quadriceps muscle for 8 weeks, 3 times/week (20-34 min) during HD sessions. The muscle strength of the lower limbs was evaluated by dynamometry and sit-and-stand test (SST); muscle architecture through ultrasonography; functional capacity by the distance covered in a 6-min walk test and the endothelial function by flow-mediated dilatation technique of the brachial artery...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619680/quality-of-life-and-functional-capacity-of-patients-with-adhesive-capsulitis-identifying-risk-factors-associated-to-better-outcomes-after-treatment-with-nerve-blocking
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Marcos Rassi Fernandes, Maria Alves Barbosa, Ruth Minamisawa Faria
INTRODUCTION: The objectives of this study were to assess the quality of life and functional capacity of adhesive capsulitis patients at the beginning and end of procedure and to identify risk factors associated to better outcomes after treatment with nerve blocking. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed. Inclusion criteria were clinical signs of adhesive capsulitis and disease changes on shoulder imaging exams. The short form of World Health Organization Quality of life and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaires were administered at the beginning and end of treatment...
June 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616739/petrol-filling-workers-as-biomonitor-of-pah-exposure-and-functional-health-capacity-in-resource-limited-settings-of-city-rawalpindi-pakistan
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Audil Rashid, Shu Taov, Ikhtiar Uddin, Atif Kamal
This is the first study from Pakistan to report the exposure of petrol filling workers (n = 120) to naphthalene (Nap) and pyrene (Pyr) in relation to their functional capacities and health outcome. A group of non-exposed subjects (controls n = 46) was also recruited for comparison. The perceived health risk of the exposed workers was monitored using a questionnaire based on the self-reporting survey. The observed physical anomalies related to the health disorder included the acidity after meals, eye redness, appetite loss, skin lesions, and dryness of oral cavity, while those related to neurasthenic symptoms included the body aches, energy loss, twitching, fatigue, sleeplessness, fainting, and irritability...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615061/synergistic-effect-of-il-12-and-il-18-induces-tim3-regulation-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-function-and-decreases-the-risk-of-clinical-malaria-in-children-living-in-papua-new-guinea
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Louis Schofield, Lisa J Ioannidis, Stephan Karl, Leanne J Robinson, Qiao Y Tan, Daniel P Poole, Inoni Betuela, Danika L Hill, Peter M Siba, Diana S Hansen, Ivo Mueller, Emily M Eriksson
BACKGROUND: γδ T cells are important for both protective immunity and immunopathogenesis during malaria infection. However, the immunological processes determining beneficial or detrimental effects on disease outcome remain elusive. The aim of this study was to examine expression and regulatory effect of the inhibitory receptor T-cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain 3 (TIM3) on γδ T cells. While TIM3 expression and function on conventional αβ T cells have been clearly defined, the equivalent characterization on γδ T cells and associations with disease outcomes is limited...
June 15, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614835/aging-of-competitive-athletes
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Hirofumi Tanaka
Demographics of human aging are rapidly changing. As illustrated in the biomedicalization of aging, an ever increasing number of older adults is affected by a variety of clinical conditions and diseases, including vascular stiffening, sarcopenia, physical disability, and poor quality of life. One population that is situated in the opposite end of the health and functional spectrum to the sedentary frail elderly is Masters athletes. These older competitive athletes are endowed with substantial functional capacity, overall long-term health, high motivation, and psychosocial outlook...
June 15, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614538/patient-reported-measures-of-quality-of-life-and-functional-capacity-in-adhesive-capsulitis
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Marcos Rassi Fernandes
Objective: To evaluate patient-reported measures of quality of life and functional capacity in adhesive capsulitis before and after suprascapular nerve block treatment; to analyze the influence of clinical and sociodemographic variables on both the outcome and correlation between the respective instruments. Method: A prospective clinical study was performed with adhesive capsulitis patients. Inclusion criteria were clinical diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis and a shoulder imaging test...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614188/placebo-effects-of-a-sham-opioid-solution-a-randomized-controlled-study-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Regine Klinger, Ralph Kothe, Julia Schmitz, Sandra Kamping, Herta Flor
This study tested the experimental placebo effect in a group of chronic pain patients. Forty-eight patients suffering from chronic back pain participated in a randomized clinical trial that tested the efficacy of a sham opioid solution (NaCl) compared to an alleged neutral, completely inactive solution (NaCl). We shaped the placebo effect by two interventions: suggestion/instruction and conditioning. The patients were either told that the "solution reduces pain/improves physical capacity" or the "solution is neutral, a placebo"...
June 9, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613929/dna-methylation-and-hydroxymethylation-profile-of-cd34-enriched-cell-products-intended-for-autologous-cd34-cell-transplantation
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Jasmina-Ziva Rozman, Maja Pohar Perme, Mojca Jez, Elvira Malicev, Metka Krasna, Bojan Vrtovec, Primoz Rozman
Epigenetic dysregulation has been shown to limit functional capacity of aging hematopoietic stem cells, which may contribute to impaired outcome of hematopoietic stem cell-based therapies. The aim of our study was to gain better insight into the epigenetic profile of CD34(+)-enriched cell products intended for autologous CD34(+) cell transplantation in patients with cardiomyopathy. We found global DNA methylation content significantly higher in immunoselected CD34(+) cells compared to leukocytes in leukapheresis products (2...
June 14, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611857/chronic-achilles-tendon-rupture-reconstruction-using-the-lindholm-method-and-the-vulpius-method
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Firat Ozan, Fatih Dogar, Kaan Gurbuz, Yakup Ekinci, Semmi Koyuncu, Hazim Sekban
BACKGROUND: We investigated the clinical and functional outcomes of chronic Achilles tendon rupture reconstruction via the Lindholm technique and via the Vulpius' lengthening of the gastrocnemius. METHODS: We evaluated 15 patients with chronic Achilles tendon rupture (Lindholm technique in eight patients and primary repair with the Vulpius technique in seven patients). In the final follow-up, the Hooker scale was used to measure the ankle functional capacity in all patients...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610669/riociguat-for-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-and-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-results-from-a-phase-ii-long-term-extension-study
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Michael Halank, Marius M Hoeper, Hossein-Ardeschir Ghofrani, F Joachim Meyer, Gerd Stähler, Jürgen Behr, Ralf Ewert, Monique Fletcher, Pablo Colorado, Sylvia Nikkho, Friedrich Grimminger
BACKGROUND: Riociguat was well tolerated and improved exercise and functional capacity in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) in a 12-week Phase II trial. We present final data from the long-term extension phase of this study. METHODS: During this multicenter, open-label, uncontrolled long-term extension study, riociguat dose could be changed at the physician's discretion (range 0...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
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