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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732192/cost-and-quality-issues-in-establishing-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-program-in-developing-countries
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REVIEW
Shahrukh K Hashmi, Alok Srivastava, Walid Rasheed, Salman Adil, Tong Wu, Madan Jagasia, Amr Nassar, William Y K Hwang, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Hildegard T Greinix, Marcelo C Pasquini, Jane F Apperley, Mahmoud Aljurf
The hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) activity has grown significantly over the past two decades in both developing and developed countries. Many challenges arise in establishing new HCT programs in developing countries, due to scarcity of resources and manpower in expertise in HCT. While cost issues can potentially hinder establishment of new HCT programs in certain regions, the focus on quality and value should be included in the general vision of leadership before establishing an HCT program. The main challenge in most developing countries is the lack of trained/qualified personnel, enormous start-up costs for a tertiary care center, and quality maintenance...
July 14, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717612/intratendinous-tears-of-the-achilles-tendon-a-new-pathology-analysis-of-a-large-4-year-cohort
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Otto Chan, Sarah Morton, Mel Pritchard, Tina Parkes, Peter Malliaras, Tom Crisp, Nat Padhiar, Nicola Maffulli, John King, Dylan Morrissey
BACKGROUND: Achillodynia is common and includes Achilles tendinopathy, partial Achilles tears and Achilles tendon ruptures. However, we believe an additional pathology should be considered for Achillodynia differentials - the intratendinous tear (ITT). METHODS: Examinations of 740 achillodynic patients in one specialist centre were reviewed. ITTs were defined as a clearly visualised echopoor area situated centrally and extending to, but not through the tendon periphery, with pain on palpation and no clinical findings consistent with Achilles rupture...
January 2017: Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716953/a-novel-in-vitro-analog-expressing-learning-induced-cellular-correlates-in-distinct-neural-circuits
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Harris A Weisz, Marcy L Wainwright, Riccardo Mozzachiodi
When presented with noxious stimuli, Aplysia exhibits concurrent sensitization of defensive responses, such as the tail-induced siphon withdrawal reflex (TSWR) and suppression of feeding. At the cellular level, sensitization of the TSWR is accompanied by an increase in the excitability of the tail sensory neurons (TSNs) that elicit the reflex, whereas feeding suppression is accompanied by decreased excitability of B51, a decision-making neuron in the feeding neural circuit. The goal of this study was to develop an in vitro analog coexpressing the above cellular correlates...
August 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716608/opioidergic-and-dopaminergic-modulation-of-cost-benefit-decision-making-in-long-evans-rats
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Ileana Morales, Paul J Currie, Timothy D Hackenberg, Raúl Pastor
Eating disorders are associated with impaired decision-making and dysfunctional reward-related neurochemistry. The present study examined the potential contributions of dopamine and opioid signaling to these processes using two different decision-making tasks. In one task, Long Evans Rats chose between working for a preferred food (high-carbohydrate banana-flavored sucrose pellets) by lever pressing on a progressive-ratio schedule of reinforcement vs. obtaining less preferred laboratory chow that was concurrently available...
July 14, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713486/concurrent-aerobic-and-resistance-training-has-anti-inflammatory-effects-and-increases-both-plasma-and-leukocyte-levels-of-igf-1-in-late-middle-aged-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Giosuè Annibalini, Francesco Lucertini, Deborah Agostini, Luciana Vallorani, Annamaria Gioacchini, Elena Barbieri, Michele Guescini, Lucia Casadei, Annunziata Passalia, Marta Del Sal, Giovanni Piccoli, Mauro Andreani, Ario Federici, Vilberto Stocchi
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is an age-related chronic disease associated with metabolic dysregulation, chronic inflammation, and activation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a concurrent exercise training program on inflammatory status and metabolic parameters of T2D patients. Sixteen male patients (age range 55-70) were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 8), which underwent a concurrent aerobic and resistance training program (3 times a week; 16 weeks), or to a control group, which followed physicians' usual diabetes care advices...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707384/a-visual-analog-scale-to-assess-anxiety-in-children-during-anesthesia-induction-vas-i-results-supporting-its-validity-in-a-sample-of-day-care-surgery-patients
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Johan M Berghmans, Marten J Poley, Jan van der Ende, Frank Weber, Marc Van de Velde, Peter Adriaenssens, Dirk Himpe, Frank C Verhulst, Elisabeth Utens
BACKGROUND: The modified Yale Preoperative Anxiety Scale is widely used to assess children's anxiety during induction of anesthesia, but requires training and its administration is time-consuming. A Visual Analog Scale, in contrast, requires no training, is easy-to-use and quickly completed. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate a Visual Analog Scale as a tool to assess anxiety during induction of anesthesia and to determine cut-offs to distinguish between anxious and nonanxious children...
July 14, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705157/ward-social-workers-views-of-what-facilitates-or-hinders-collaboration-with-specialist-palliative-care-team-social-workers-a-grounded-theory
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Janice Firn, Nancy Preston, Catherine Walshe
BACKGROUND: Inpatient, generalist social workers in discharge planning roles work alongside specialist palliative care social workers to care for patients, often resulting in two social workers being concurrently involved in the same patient's care. Previous studies identifying components of effective collaboration, which impacts patient outcomes, care efficiency, professional job satisfaction, and healthcare costs, were conducted with nurses and physicians but not social workers. This study explores ward social workers' perceptions of what facilitates or hinders collaboration with palliative care social workers...
July 14, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702901/implications-of-impaired-endurance-peffects-of-endurance-training-orformance-following-single-bouts-of-resistance-training-an-alternate-concurrent-training-perspective
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REVIEW
Kenji Doma, Glen B Deakin, David J Bentley
A single bout of resistance training induces residual fatigue, which may impair performance during subsequent endurance training if inadequate recovery is allowed. From a concurrent training standpoint, such carry-over effects of fatigue from a resistance training session may impair the quality of a subsequent endurance training session for several hours to days with inadequate recovery. The proposed mechanisms of this phenomenon include: (1) impaired neural recruitment patterns; (2) reduced movement efficiency due to alteration in kinematics during endurance exercise and increased energy expenditure; (3) increased muscle soreness; and (4) reduced muscle glycogen...
July 12, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697795/improved-prosthetic-hand-control-with-concurrent-use-of-myoelectric-and-inertial-measurements
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Agamemnon Krasoulis, Iris Kyranou, Mustapha Suphi Erden, Kianoush Nazarpour, Sethu Vijayakumar
BACKGROUND: Myoelectric pattern recognition systems can decode movement intention to drive upper-limb prostheses. Despite recent advances in academic research, the commercial adoption of such systems remains low. This limitation is mainly due to the lack of classification robustness and a simultaneous requirement for a large number of electromyogram (EMG) electrodes. We propose to address these two issues by using a multi-modal approach which combines surface electromyography (sEMG) with inertial measurements (IMs) and an appropriate training data collection paradigm...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697057/computerized-virtual-reality-simulation-in-preclinical-dentistry-can-a-computerized-simulator-replace-the-conventional-phantom-heads-and-human-instruction
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Anastasios Plessas
In preclinical dental education, the acquisition of clinical, technical skills, and the transfer of these skills to the clinic are paramount. Phantom heads provide an efficient way to teach preclinical students dental procedures safely while increasing their dexterity skills considerably. Modern computerized phantom head training units incorporate features of virtual reality technology and the ability to offer concurrent augmented feedback. The aims of this review were to examine and evaluate the dental literature for evidence supporting their use and to discuss the role of augmented feedback versus the facilitator's instruction...
July 10, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696380/whey-protein-supplementation-enhances-whole-body-protein-metabolism-and-performance-recovery-after-resistance-exercise-a-double-blind-crossover-study
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Daniel W D West, Sidney Abou Sawan, Michael Mazzulla, Eric Williamson, Daniel R Moore
No study has concurrently measured changes in free-living whole body protein metabolism and exercise performance during recovery from an acute bout of resistance exercise. We aimed to determine if whey protein ingestion enhances whole body net protein balance and recovery of exercise performance during overnight (10 h) and 24 h recovery after whole body resistance exercise in trained men. In a double-blind crossover design, 12 trained men (76 ± 8 kg, 24 ± 4 years old, 14% ± 5% body fat; means ± standard deviation (SD)) performed resistance exercise in the evening prior to consuming either 25 g of whey protein (PRO; MuscleTech 100% Whey) or an energy-matched placebo (CHO) immediately post-exercise (0 h), and again the following morning (~10 h of recovery)...
July 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692990/discriminative-block-diagonal-representation-learning-for-image-recognition
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Zheng Zhang, Yong Xu, Ling Shao, Jian Yang
Existing block-diagonal representation studies mainly focuses on casting block-diagonal regularization on training data, while only little attention is dedicated to concurrently learning both block-diagonal representations of training and test data. In this paper, we propose a discriminative block-diagonal low-rank representation (BDLRR) method for recognition. In particular, the elaborate BDLRR is formulated as a joint optimization problem of shrinking the unfavorable representation from off-block-diagonal elements and strengthening the compact block-diagonal representation under the semisupervised framework of LRR...
July 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690550/targeting-inflammation-and-downstream-protein-metabolism-in-sarcopenia-a-brief-up-dated-description-of-concurrent-exercise-and-leucine-based-multimodal-intervention
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REVIEW
Zhi Xia, Jason Cholewa, Yan Zhao, Hua-Yu Shang, Yue-Qin Yang, Kassiana Araújo Pessôa, Quan-Sheng Su, Fernanda Lima-Soares, Nelo Eidy Zanchi
Sarcopenia is defined as the progressive loss of muscle mass with age, and poses a serious threat to the physiological and psychological health of the elderly population with consequential economic and social burdens. Chronic low-grade inflammation plays a central role in the development of sarcopenia such that it alters cellular protein metabolism to favor proteolysis over synthesis, and thereby accelerates muscular atrophy. The purpose of this review is to highlight how exercise and nutrition intervention strategies can attenuate or treat sarcopenia...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690546/repeated-excessive-exercise-attenuates-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-exercise-in-older-men
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Ronni E Sahl, Peter R Andersen, Katja Gronbaek, Thomas H Morville, Mads Rosenkilde, Hanne K Rasmusen, Steen S Poulsen, Clara Prats, Flemming Dela, Jørn W Helge
Introduction/Purpose: A number of studies have investigated the effect of training with a moderate exercise dose (3-6 h/weekly) on the inflammatory profile in blood, and the data are inconsistent. Cross-sectional studies indicate a positive effect of physical activity level on inflammation levels and risk of metabolic disease. However, it is not clear whether this may be dose dependent and if very prolonged repeated exercise therefore may be beneficial for low-grade inflammation. Based on this we studied how excessive repeated prolonged exercise influenced low-grade inflammation and adipose tissue anti-inflammatory macrophage content in six older male recreationally trained cyclists...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689512/circulating-mir-23b-3p-mir-145-5p-and-mir-200b-3p-are-potential-biomarkers-to-monitor-acute-pain-associated-with-laminitis-in-horses
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C Lecchi, E Dalla Costa, D Lebelt, V Ferrante, E Canali, F Ceciliani, D Stucke, M Minero
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging as promising biomarkers for several disorders and related pain. In equine practice, acute laminitis is a common disease characterised by intense pain that severely compromises horse welfare. Recently, the Horse Grimace Scale (HGS), a facial expression-based pain coding system, was shown to be a valid welfare indicator to identify pain linked to acute laminitis. The present study aimed to: determine whether miRNAs can be used as biomarkers for acute pain in horses (Equus caballus) affected by laminitis; integrate miRNAs to their target genes and to categorise target genes for biological processes; gather additional evidence on concurrent validity of HGS by investigating how it correlates to miRNAs...
July 10, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685037/integrating-palliative-care-into-national-health-systems-in-africa-a-multi-country-intervention-study
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Liz Grant, Julia Downing, Emmanuel Luyirika, Mairead Murphy, Liz Namukwaya, Fatia Kiyange, Mackuline Atieno, Emilly Kemigisha-Ssali, Jenny Hunt, Kaly Snell, Scott A Murray, Mhoira Leng
BACKGROUND: The WHO is calling for the integration of palliative care in all health care settings globally. METHODS: A 3.5-year program was implemented in 12 government hospitals, three each in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. A four-pillared approach of advocacy, staff training, service delivery strengthening and international and regional partnership working was utilized. A baseline assessment was undertaken to ascertain needs, and 27 indicators were agreed to guide and evaluate the intervention...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683357/exercise-improves-cytokine-profile-in-hiv-infected-people-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rafael Evangelista Pedro, Nadia Candido, Débora Alves Guariglia, Bruno Pereira Melo, Dennis Armando Bertolini, Sidney Barnabé Peres, Solange Marta Franzói de Moraes
PURPOSE: Verify the effects of concurrent training on cytokines in people living with HIV under antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment. METHODS: This was a blinded, parallel-group, clinical trial, where 49 participants, divided in two groups, either control group or concurrent training group, took part in the intervention. The control group performed recreational activities and concurrent training group participated of 16-week, 3 times per week of heart rate guided-aerobic plus resistance training for major muscular groups...
July 3, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682124/motor-cognitive-effects-of-a-computerized-game-based-training-method-in-people-with-dementia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Stefanie Wiloth, Christian Werner, Nele Christin Lemke, Jürgen Bauer, Klaus Hauer
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of a computerized, game-based training on motor-cognitive performances, the transfer of training effects on untrained tasks, and the sustainability of training gains in people with dementia. METHOD: Ninety-nine individuals with a mean age of 82.9 (5.8) and dementia participated in a 10-week randomized controlled trial with three-month follow-up. The intervention group (IG) received a motor-cognitive training on (Physiomat®) including concurrent dual-tasks of balance control with cognitive demands (Physiomat®-Trail Making Tasks (PTMTs))...
July 6, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679815/increasing-veterans-hospice-use-the-veterans-health-administration-s-focus-on-improving-end-of-life-care
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Susan C Miller, Orna Intrator, Winifred Scott, Scott T Shreve, Ciaran S Phibbs, Bruce Kinosian, Richard M Allman, Thomas E Edes
In 2009 the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began a major, four-year investment in improving the quality of end-of-life care. The Comprehensive End of Life Care Initiative increased the numbers of VA medical center inpatient hospice units and palliative care staff members as well as the amount of palliative care training, quality monitoring, and community outreach. We divided male veterans ages sixty-six and older into categories based on their use of the VA and Medicare and examined whether the increases in their rates of hospice use in the last year of life differed from the concurrent increase among similar nonveterans enrolled in Medicare...
July 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679115/sample-heterogeneity-in-unipolar-depression-as-assessed-by-functional-connectivity-analyses-is-dominated-by-general-disease-effects
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Stephan Feder, Benedikt Sundermann, Heike Wersching, Anja Teuber, Harald Kugel, Henning Teismann, Walter Heindel, Klaus Berger, Bettina Pfleiderer
OBJECTIVES: Combinations of resting-state fMRI and machine-learning techniques are increasingly employed to develop diagnostic models for mental disorders. However, little is known about the neurobiological heterogeneity of depression and diagnostic machine learning has mainly been tested in homogeneous samples. Our main objective was to explore the inherent structure of a diverse unipolar depression sample. The secondary objective was to assess, if such information can improve diagnostic classification...
November 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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