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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220715/a-systematic-review-of-mechanisms-of-gait-speed-change-post-stroke-part-1-spatiotemporal-parameters-and-asymmetry-ratios
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Elizabeth C Wonsetler, Mark G Bowden
BACKGROUND: In walking rehabilitation trials, self-selected walking speed (SSWS) has emerged as the dominant outcome measure to assess walking ability. However, this measure cannot differentiate between recovery of impaired movement and compensation strategies. Spatiotemporal variables and asymmetry ratios are frequently used to quantify gait deviations and are hypothesized markers of recovery. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this review is to investigate spatiotemporal variables and asymmetry ratios as mechanistic recovery measures in physical therapy intervention studies post-stroke...
February 21, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218021/a-systematic-review-of-mechanisms-of-gait-speed-change-post-stroke-part-2-exercise-capacity-muscle-activation-kinetics-and-kinematics
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Elizabeth C Wonsetler, Mark G Bowden
BACKGROUND: Regaining locomotor ability is a primary goal in stroke rehabilitation and is most commonly measured using changes in self-selected walking speed. However, walking speed cannot identify the mechanisms by which an individual recovers. Laboratory-based mechanistic measures such as exercise capacity, muscle activation, force production, and movement analysis variables may better explain neurologic recovery. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this systematic review are to examine changes in mechanistic gait outcomes and describe motor recovery as quantified by changes in laboratory-based mechanistic variables in rehabilitation trials...
February 20, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212946/divergent-effects-of-brain-interleukin-1%C3%A3-in-mediating-fever-lethargy-anorexia-and-conditioned-fear-memory
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Tamzyn L Baartman, Tanya Swanepoel, Ruth M Barrientos, Helen P Laburn, Duncan Mitchell, Lois M Harden
The influence of brain interleukin-1 (IL-1ß) on memory processes includes both detrimental and beneficial effects. To further explore the dynamics of brain IL-1ß in mediating learning and memory during acute sickness, we injected species-homologous rat IL-1ß (100ng/5μl) or vehicle (0.1% bovine serum albumin, 5μl) directly into the cisterna magna (i.c.m.) of male Sprague-Dawley rats. We measured, in parallel, body temperature, food intake, body mass, cage activity, as well as learning and memory using contextual fear conditioning...
February 14, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210347/assessing-cognitive-performance-in-badminton-players-a-reproducibility-and-validity-study
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Tanja van de Water, Barbara Huijgen, Irene Faber, Marije Elferink-Gemser
Fast reaction and good inhibitory control are associated with elite sports performance. To evaluate the reproducibility and validity of a newly developed Badminton Reaction Inhibition Test (BRIT), fifteen elite (25 ± 4 years) and nine non-elite (24 ± 4 years) Dutch male badminton players participated in the study. The BRIT measured four components: domain-general reaction time, badminton-specific reaction time, domain-general inhibitory control and badminton-specific inhibitory control. Five participants were retested within three weeks on the badminton-specific components...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205458/nomenclature-classification-and-documentation-of-catastrophic-fractures-and-associated-preexisting-injuries-in-racehorses
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Susan M Stover
Racehorses are susceptible to bone fractures when damage from repetitive, high-magnitude loads incurred during training and racing exceed concurrent damage removal and replacement, resulting in transient periods of focal osteoporosis and bone weakening. Clinically, these events correspond to cortical stress fractures and subchondral bone stress remodeling. Evidence of these preexisting lesions include periosteal callus, endosteal callus, and intracortical focal hyperemia for cortical stress fractures; and subchondral focal hyperemia located superficial to sclerotic compacted trabecular bone tissue for subchondral stress remodeling...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203246/generalization-of-context-specific-training-in-individuals-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-an-event-related-potential-study
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Sam C C Chan, Tommy L H Lam, Kenneth N K Fong, Marco Y C Pang, Chetwyn C H Chan
BACKGROUND: This study examined the neural processes associated with the generalization of the effect of context-specific (CS) training to noncontextual situations among individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHODS: Fourteen and 16 participants with MCI were randomly allocated to a Chinese calligraphy writing (CW) training or a control group, respectively. The CW participants learned how to write Chinese strokes in a semicursive style to construct characters, tapping on working memory functions...
September 2016: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199799/the-efficacy-of-protein-supplementation-during-recovery-from-muscle-damaging-concurrent-exercise
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Lee Eddens, Sarah Browne, Emma J Stevenson, Brad Sanderson, Ken van Someren, Glyn Howatson
This study investigated the effect of protein supplementation on recovery following muscle-damaging exercise, which was induced with a concurrent exercise design. Twenty-four well-trained male cyclists were randomised to three independent groups receiving 20 g protein hydrolysate, iso-caloric carbohydrate or low-calorific placebo supplementation, per serve. Supplement serves were provided twice daily, from the onset of the muscle-damaging exercise, for a total of four days and in addition to a controlled diet (6 g•kg<sup>-1</sup>•d<sup>-1</sup> carbohydrate, 1...
February 15, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198541/adenovirus-type-4-respiratory-infections-with-a-concurrent-outbreak-of-coxsackievirus-a21-among-united-states-army-basic-trainees-a-retrospective-viral-etiology-study-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Jun Hang, Todd J Vento, Erica A Norby, Richard G Jarman, Paul B Keiser, Robert A Kuschner, Leonard N Binn
BACKGROUND: Human adenoviruses (HAdV), in particular types 4 and 7, frequently cause acute respiratory disease (ARD) during basic military training. HAdV4 and HAdV7 vaccines reduced the ARD risk in US military. It is important to identify other respiratory pathogens and assess their potential impact on military readiness. METHODS: In 2002, during a period when the HAdV vaccines were not available, throat swabs were taken from trainees (n = 184) with respiratory infections at Fort Jackson, South Carolina...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197085/anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-does-not-facilitate-dynamic-balance-task-learning-in-healthy-old-adults
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Elisabeth Kaminski, Maike Hoff, Viola Rjosk, Christopher J Steele, Christopher Gundlach, Bernhard Sehm, Arno Villringer, Patrick Ragert
Older adults frequently experience a decrease in balance control that leads to increased numbers of falls, injuries and hospitalization. Therefore, evaluating older adults' ability to maintain balance and examining new approaches to counteract age-related decline in balance control is of great importance for fall prevention and healthy aging. Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) have been shown to beneficially influence motor behavior and motor learning...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187028/comparison-of-surgeon-specialty-in-open-ventral-hernia-repair
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Chris M Reid, Michael G Brandel, Amanda A Gosman
BACKGROUND: Ventral hernia repair is a common procedure and is undertaken by surgeons with varying training backgrounds. Outcomes after hernia repair depend on numerous factors, some being patient or surgeon specific. It remains unclear what the ideal roles are for general and plastic surgeons in open ventral hernia repair. We hypothesized that open ventral hernia repair by plastic surgeons is safe and comparable with general surgeons. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study using data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database from 2007 to 2013...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185785/can-antibiotics-cause-a-psychosis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Duy Ly, Lynn E DeLisi
It is relatively unknown that some of the possible side effects of antibiotic treatment can be transient psychotic episodes and other encephalopathies such as seizure disorders. Since these are rare events, there have not been many studies about them, nor is there a clear understanding of the underlying basis for these symptoms. This phenomenon was recently brought to our attention by a patient whose case history is discussed here. For the past few years, he has been diagnosed at different times with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder with psychosis, temporal lobe epilepsy, and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures...
February 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177213/characterization-of-optically-and-electrically-evoked-dopamine-release-in-striatal-slices-from-digenic-knock-in-mice-with-dat-driven-expression-of-channelrhodopsin
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Brian O'Neill, Jyoti C Patel, Margaret E Rice
Fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FCV) is an established method to monitor increases in extracellular dopamine (DA) concentration ([DA]o) in the striatum, which is densely innervated by DA axons. Ex vivo brain slice preparations provide an opportunity to identify endogenous modulators of DA release. For these experiments, local electrical stimulation is often used to elicit release of DA, as well as other transmitters, in the striatal microcircuitry; changes in evoked increases in [DA]o after application of a pharmacological agent (e...
February 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163795/mindful-aging-the-effects-of-regular-brief-mindfulness-practice-on-electrophysiological-markers-of-cognitive-and-affective-processing-in-older-adults
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Peter Malinowski, Adam W Moore, Bethan R Mead, Thomas Gruber
There is growing interest in the potential benefits of mindfulness meditation practices in terms of counteracting some of the cognitive effects associated with aging. Pursuing this question, the aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of mindfulness training on executive control and emotion regulation in older adults, by means of studying behavioral and electrophysiological changes. Participants, 55 to 75 years of age, were randomly allocated to an 8-week mindful breath awareness training group or an active control group engaging in brain training exercises...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161559/commentary-driver-training-effects-of-commentary-exposure-practice-and-production-on-hazard-perception-and-eye-movements
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Angela H Young, David Crundall, Peter Chapman
Commentary driving typically involves being trained in how to produce a verbal running commentary about what you can see, what you are doing, what might happen and what action you will take to avoid potential hazards, while driving. Although video-based commentary training has been associated with subsequent hazard perception improvements, it can have a negative impact on hazard perception when a live commentary is produced at test (Young, Chapman, & Crundall, 2014). In the current study we use balanced training and testing blocks to isolate the effects of commentary exposure, production of a commentary with and without practice, and learning from earlier self-generation of commentary on behavioural and eye movement measures...
February 2, 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154821/systematic-review-of-interventions-to-improve-patient-uptake-and-completion-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-copd
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Arwel W Jones, Abigail Taylor, Holly Gowler, Noel O'Kelly, Sudip Ghosh, Christopher Bridle
Pulmonary rehabilitation is considered a key management strategy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but its effectiveness is undermined by poor patient uptake and completion. The aim of this review was to identify, select and synthesise the available evidence on interventions for improving uptake and completion of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD. Electronic databases and trial registers were searched for randomised trials evaluating the effect of an intervention compared with a concurrent control group on patient uptake and completion...
January 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150178/the-effect-of-concurrent-plyometric-training-versus-submaximal-aerobic-cycling-on-rowing-economy-peak-power-and-performance-in-male-high-school-rowers
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Julian D Egan-Shuttler, Rohan Edmonds, Cassandra Eddy, Veronica O'Neill, Stephen J Ives
BACKGROUND: Plyometric training has been shown to increase muscle power, running economy, and performance in athletes. Despite its use by rowing coaches, it is unknown whether plyometrics might improve rowing economy or performance. The purpose was to determine if plyometric training, in conjunction with training on the water, would lead to improved rowing economy and performance. METHODS: Eighteen male high school rowers were assigned to perform 4 weeks of either plyometric training (PLYO, n = 9) or steady-state cycling below ventilatory threshold (endurance, E, n = 9), for 30 min prior to practice on the water (matched for training volume) 3 days per week...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146031/the-relationship-between-training-load-fitness-and-injury-over-an-australian-rules-football-preseason
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Peter W Harrison, Rich D Johnston
Recent research identifies that certain training load (TL) patterns increase the injury risk to athletes. However, physical fitness must also be considered to establish optimal TL patterns. The aim of this study was to identify TL patterns optimal for injury and aerobic fitness by exploring the TL-injury and TL-fitness relationship concurrently over an Australian rules football (ARF) preseason. Individual TL, aerobic fitness and injury data were collected over a 14-week preseason in sixty sub-elite ARF players (age = 21...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144582/reliability-and-concurrent-validity-of-postural-asymmetry-measurement-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Ashleigh Prowse, Berit Aslaksen, Marie Kierkegaard, James Furness, Paul Gerdhem, Allan Abbott
AIM: To investigate the reliability and concurrent validity of the Baseline(®) Body Level/Scoliosis meter for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis postural assessment in three anatomical planes. METHODS: This is an observational reliability and concurrent validity study of adolescent referrals to the Orthopaedic department for scoliosis screening at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden between March-May 2012. A total of 31 adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (13...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130065/measuring-neuroplasticity-associated-with-cerebral-palsy-rehabilitation-an-mri-based-power-analysis
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Lee B Reid, Alex M Pagnozzi, Simona Fiori, Roslyn N Boyd, Nicholas Dowson, Stephen E Rose
Researchers in the field of child neurology are increasingly looking to supplement clinical trials of motor rehabilitation with neuroimaging in order to better understand the relationship between behavioural training, brain changes, and clinical improvements. Randomised controlled trials are typically accompanied by sample size calculations to detect clinical improvements but, despite the large cost of neuroimaging, not equivalent calculations for concurrently acquired imaging neuroimaging measures of changes in response to intervention...
January 24, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125299/development-and-content-validation-of-the-power-mobility-training-tool
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Lisa K Kenyon, John P Farris, Brett Cain, Emily King, Ashley VandenBerg
PURPOSE: This paper outlines the development and content validation of the power mobility training tool (PMTT), an observational tool designed to assist therapists in developing power mobility training programs for children who have multiple, severe impairments. METHODS: Initial items on the PMTT were developed based on a literature review and in consultation with therapists experienced in the use of power mobility. Items were trialled in clinical settings, reviewed, and refined...
January 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
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