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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301451/traumatic-brain-injury-related-emergency-department-visits-hospitalizations-and-deaths-united-states-2007-and-2013
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Christopher A Taylor, Jeneita M Bell, Matthew J Breiding, Likang Xu
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has short- and long-term adverse clinical outcomes, including death and disability. TBI can be caused by a number of principal mechanisms, including motor-vehicle crashes, falls, and assaults. This report describes the estimated incidence of TBI-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, and deaths during 2013 and makes comparisons to similar estimates from 2007. REPORTING PERIOD: 2007 and 2013. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: State-based administrative health care data were used to calculate estimates of TBI-related ED visits and hospitalizations by principal mechanism of injury, age group, sex, and injury intent...
March 17, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257615/development-and-reliability-of-the-timed-functional-arm-and-shoulder-test-tfast
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Kshamata M Shah, Timothy Baker, Abigail Dingle, Thomas Hansmeier, Matthew Jimenez, Sarah Lopez, Dylan Marks, Daniel Safford, Amanda Sternberg, Jeffrey Turner, Philip W McClure
Study Design Repeated-measures clinical measurement reliability study. Background While there are some shoulder functional tests for athletes, no widely used performance test of arm and shoulder function currently exists to assess lower level upper extremity functional demands, for example in a non-athlete population or elderly individuals. In these individuals, functional measures rely on patient self-report. Objectives Describe the development of the Timed Functional Arm and Shoulder Test (TFAST), age-related scores and between-session reliability in a group of asymptomatic high-school athletes, young, middle-aged and older adults, and a preliminary group of symptomatic patients...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249884/unusual-morel-lavallee-lesion-of-the-knee-region-in-an-elderly-patient
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Walid El Kininy, Shane Davy, Murali Sayana
The Morel-Lavallee lesion (MLL) of the knee region has been described in the Orthopaedic literature, and all of those were fit and healthy young participants sustaining sports-related trauma to the knee. We describe a case of an elderly woman, on aspirin and prophylactic clexane, who sustained a low-energy injury to the right knee and developed an MLL of the knee region. A delayed recognition, led to the persistence of the MLL as a diffuse haematoma, which subsequently became colonised with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus We discuss the management of a case and highlight the importance of early identification and management of MLL of the knee region...
March 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113566/moving-real-exergaming-engines-on-the-web-the-webfitforall-case-study-in-an-active-and-healthy-ageing-living-lab-environment
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Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Giorgos Bamparopoulos, Panagiotis Bamidis
Exergames have been the subject of research and technology innovations for a number of years. Different devices and technologies have been utilized to train the body and the mind of senior people or different patient groups. In the past we presented FitForAll, the protocol efficacy of which was proven through widely taken (controlled) pilots with more than 116 seniors for a period of two months. The current piece of work, expands this and, presents the first truly web exergaming platform, which is solely based on HTML5 and JavaScript without any browser plugin requirements...
April 27, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017954/-the-effect-of-exercise-and-sports-on-musculoskeletal-health-in-the-elderly
#5
Atsushi Harada
There is insufficient information on the effect of exercise and sports on musculoskeletal health in the elderly. Although the effects of sports are still unclear, the effects of exercise could be significant. For example, exercise improves osteoporosis by increasing bone mineral density and ameliorates sarcopenia by increasing muscle mass, muscular strength, and walking speed. As a result, fall risk is reduced and fracture risk is also likely to improve. Tai Chi is reportedly effective for joint pain and stiffness, and may improve symptoms of osteoarthritis...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017944/-the-effects-of-exercise-and-sports-activities-on-bone-and-joint-morbidities
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Shinichi Yoshiya
Exercise and sports activities can afford mechanical stimuli to the bone and joint tissues which are required to maintain the tissue properties. Moreover, physical exercise is an important part of the management of bone and joint morbidities such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and low back pain. On the other hand, excessive mechanical load involved in exercise and sports activities can be harmful potentially causing overuse injuries of the musculoskeletal tissues. Especially, safety margin for the amount of acceptable mechanical stress is narrow in the elderly due to preexisting musculoskeletal problems...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017942/-physical-activity-for-knee-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Masashi Nagao, Muneaki Ishijima, Haruka Kaneko, Yuji Takazawa, Hiroshi Ikeda, Kazuo Kaneko
Elder populations have been increasing in Japan and estimated 24 million people have knee osteoarthritis(OA). Recently, people have diverse sociological background and demand for participating sports has been growing. People may participate sports to prevent some diseases such as locomotive syndrome. According to the recent studies, excessive high impact sports increase the risk of OA, while daily life exercise decrease the risk. Epidemiological approach demonstrated that reduced knee extension muscle strength increases the risk of OA...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968858/health-and-health-care-in-chinese-government-manifestos-a-content-analysis-of-the-report-on-the-work-of-the-government-from-1954-to-2016
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Pingyue Jin
BACKGROUND: The Report on the Work of the Government, an important manifesto of the Chinese administration, provides a fundamental and comprehensive outline for public policy-making annually. For health policy researchers, the report provides unique insights that cannot be found in documents within the health-care sector, since the report addresses health issues together with other social concerns. This study uses government work reports to analyse how health issues have been framed and associated with other crucial agendas within the Chinese Government...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960603/elderly-people-s-perceptions-of-using-wii-sports-bowling-a-qualitative-study
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Fredrik Glännfjord, Helena Hemmingsson, Åsa Larsson Ranada
The Nintendo Wii is a gaming console with motion-sensitive controls that is making inroads into health care and rehabilitation. However, there is still limited knowledge on how elderly people perceive the use of such a product. The aim of this study was to examine how the use of the Wii Sports Bowling in an activity group was perceived by elderly people. The data consisted of observations and interviews with participants who used Wii Sports Bowling and was analysed with content analysis. The findings are described in three themes; 'The use of the Wii Sports game', 'Engagement in the game' and 'Social interaction around the activity'...
December 14, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943574/factors-associated-with-functional-limitations-in-the-daily-living-activities-of-japanese-hip-osteoarthritis-patients
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Kyoko Kondo, Seiya Jingushi, Satoko Ohfuji, Muroto Sofue, Moritoshi Itoman, Tadami Matsumoto, Yoshiki Hamada, Hiroyuki Shindo, Yoshio Takatori, Harumoto Yamada, Yuji Yasunaga, Hiroshi Ito, Satoshi Mori, Ichiro Owan, Genji Fujii, Hirotsugu Ohashi, Wakaba Fukushima, Akiko Maeda, Miki Inui, Shinji Takahashi, Yoshio Hirota
AIM: As society ages, there is a vast number of elderly people with locomotive syndrome. In this study, the factors associated with functional limitations in daily living activities evaluated by female hip osteoarthritis (OA) patients were investigated. METHODS: This study was a cross-sectional study. The subjects were 353 female patients who were newly diagnosed with hip OA at an orthopedic clinic with no history of hip joint surgery. Outcome indices were functional limitations in two daily living activities obtained from a questionnaire completed by the patients: (i) standing up (standing from a crouched position) and (ii) stair-climbing (climbing and/or descending stairs)...
December 10, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928136/evaluation-of-the-comprehensive-health-program-sumida-take10-for-community-dwelling-older-adults-which-aims-to-prevent-or-delay-the-need-for-long-term-nursing-care
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Mika Kimura, Ai Moriyasu, Shu Kumagai, Taketo Furuna
Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate the comprehensive health program "Sumida TAKE10!", which aims to improve dietary habits and promote physical activity among community-dwelling older adults including the pre-frail elderly. This study has been ongoing since 2005 in Sumida Ward, Tokyo with the ultimate aim of preventing or delaying the need for long-term nursing care. We used the term "pre-frail elderly" for older adults who are at risk of requiring long-term care.Methods "Sumida TAKE10!" consists of a general lecture in a public hall followed by 5 educational sessions biweekly at 4-6 community centers...
2016: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889010/neuropsychiatric-aspects-of-concussion
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REVIEW
Rajiv Radhakrishnan, Amir Garakani, Lawrence S Gross, Marcia K Goin, Janet Pine, Andrew E Slaby, Calvin R Sumner, David A Baron
Over the past decade, concussion has become the most widely discussed injury in contact sports. However, concussions also occur in several other settings, such as non-contact sports, elderly individuals, young children, military personnel, and victims of domestic violence. Concussion is frequently undiagnosed as a cause of psychiatric morbidity, especially when the patient has no history of loss of consciousness or direct head trauma. Almost all of the extant literature focuses on traumatic brain injury and assumes that concussion is merely a mild form of traumatic brain injury, which has resulted in a lack of understanding about what concussion is, and how to diagnose, monitor, and treat its varied neuropsychiatric symptoms...
December 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862560/noninvasive-assessment-of-age-gender-and-exercise-effects-on-skeletal-muscle-initial-experience-with-t1-%C3%AF-mri-of-calf-muscle
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Xin-Gui Peng, Yuancheng Wang, Shijun Zhang, Yingying Bai, Hui Mao, Gao-Jun Teng, Shenghong Ju
PURPOSE: To prospectively investigate age- and gender-related changes in the fast-twitch (tibialis anterior, TA) and slow-twitch (soleus, SOL) skeletal muscle of healthy rats and volunteers and to compare the exercise-related difference in health volunteers with T1 ρ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 18 rats and 70 humans were involved in this study. For the animal study, T1 ρ relaxation times were measured in the TA and SOL rat muscle with a 3...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829017/physical-activity-patterns-in-normal-weight-and-overweight-obese-pregnant-women
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Elisabetta Bacchi, Cecilia Bonin, Maria Elisabetta Zanolin, Francesca Zambotti, Dario Livornese, Silvia Donà, Flavia Tosi, Giulia Baldisser, Tatsiana Ihnatava, Daniela Di Sarra, Enzo Bonora, Paolo Moghetti
The aims of the present study were to assess the volume of physical activity (PA) throughout pregnancy in normal-weight vs overweight/obese women, and to investigate which factors may predict compliance to PA recommendations in these women throughout gestation. In 236 pregnant women, 177 normal-weight and 59 overweight/obese (median[IQR] BMI 21.2[19.9-22.8] vs 26.5[25.5-29.0] kg/m2, respectively), medical history, anthropometry and clinical data, including glucose tolerance, were recorded. In addition, pre-pregnancy PA was estimated by the Kaiser questionnaire, while total, walking and fitness/sport PA during pregnancy were assessed by the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly (PASE) modified questionnaire, at 14-16, 24-28 and 30-32 weeks of gestation...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813488/-epidemiology-of-spinal-cord-injury-in-iceland-from-1975-to-2014
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Eyrún Arna Kristinsdottir, Sigrun Knutsdottir, Kristinn Sigvaldason, Halldor Jonsson, Pall E Ingvarsson
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is serious and often has long-term consequences. Since no cure has been found the emphasis has been on preventive measures. The incidence of TSCI varies between countries and the epidemiology has been changing. The aim of this study was to gather epidemiological data on patients with TSCI in Iceland and search for risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hospital records of everyone diagnosed with TSCI in 1975-2014 admitted to Landspitali University Hospital were reviewed and information gathered on incidence, age, gender and causes of injury...
November 2016: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808056/-mountain-medicine-an-introduction-i
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Kasper Fjellhaugen Hjuler, Bjørn Bay
Tourism to high-altitude areas is increasingly popular even from low-lying regions such as Denmark. Mountain sports include skiing, mountaineering, and ski touring. The young, elderly and at-risk individuals with pre-existing illnesses engage in recreational mountain activities. Thus, risk assessment and counselling regarding altitude exposure is increasingly relevant to all healthcare providers. In this first article of two in a review series, we summarize the state of the art of altitude physiology, alpine dangers and avalanches, and medical aspects of the increased UV-exposure at altitude...
October 31, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788163/the-impact-of-leisure-and-social-activities-on-activities-of-daily-living-of-middle-aged-adults-evidence-from-a-national-longitudinal-survey-in-japan
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Takafumi Monma, Fumi Takeda, Haruko Noguchi, Hideto Takahashi, Nanako Tamiya
This study investigated the effects of leisure and social activities on the ability of middle-aged adults to maintain activities of daily living (ADL), and whether performing these activities alone or with others contributed to the ability to perform ADL. The study used nationally representative longitudinal data of 22,770 adults in Japan, aged 50-59 years, who did not have limitations in performing ADL at the beginning of the 5-year survey period. The study considered six activity categories: two leisure activities ("hobbies or cultural activities" and "exercise or sports") and four social activities ("community events," "support for children," "support for elderly individuals," and "other social activities")...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747735/epidemiologic-patterns-of-injuries-treated-at-the-emergency-department-of-a-swedish-medical-center
#18
Fredrik Röding, Marie Lindkvist, Ulrica Bergström, Jack Lysholm
BACKGROUND: The injury spectrum published in the literature has mainly been presented for a certain age group, as elderly or for a certain type of injury, as fracture and often restricted to in-hospital care cases. Our objective was to give an overview of the major types of injuries for all age groups and trends in the adult population. METHODS: We analyzed 68,159 adult injury events, which occurred between 1999 and 2008 and was treated at the Emergency Department of Umea University Hospital...
December 2015: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693807/an-image-processing-based-technique-to-obtain-instantaneous-horizontal-walking-and-running-speed
#19
Akinori Nagano, Masahiro Fujimoto, Shoma Kudo, Ryosuke Akaguma
Walking and running speed is a fundamental parameter studied in a wide range of areas such as sport biomechanics, rehabilitation, health promotion of the elderly, etc. Given that walking or running speed is not constant even within a stride, instantaneous changes in the body motion need to be evaluated to better understand one's performance. In this study, a new cost- and time- efficient methodology to determine instantaneous horizontal walking and running speed was developed. The newly developed method processes the movies taken with a (high-speed) camera...
January 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676830/contribution-of-isokinetic-in-the-treatment-of-meniscal-lesions-report-of-26-cases
#20
Karima Belhaj, Hicham Elhyaoui, Soumia Meftah, Laila Mahir, Mohamed Rafai, Abdelhak Garch, Fatima Lmidmani, Abdellatif Elfatimi
OBJECTIVE: Meniscal injuries are an extremely common condition that also occurs well in young adults at a sporting injury, than in most elderly where it is often the degenerative changes in the knee illustration. The application of isokinetic knee is widespread, either in assessment or rehabilitation. The objective of the study is to determine the contribution of the isokinetic for meniscal pathology. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 6 months, including patients followed in physical medicine and rehabilitation for meniscal lesions confirmed by imaging and in whom supported classical rehabilitative and/or isokinetic was indicated...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
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