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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322596/motor-imagery-during-action-observation-increases-eccentric-hamstring-force-an-acute-non-physical-intervention
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Matthew Scott, Stephen Taylor, Paul Chesterton, Stefan Vogt, Daniel Lloyd Eaves
PURPOSE: Rehabilitation professionals typically use motor imagery (MI) or action observation (AO) to increase physical strength for injury prevention and recovery. Here we compared hamstring force gains for MI during AO (AO + MI) against two pure MI training groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a 3-week intervention physically fit adults imagined Nordic hamstring exercises in both legs and synchronized this with a demonstration of the same action (AO + MI), or they purely imagined this action (pure MI), or imagined upper-limb actions (pure MI-control)...
March 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320786/exploring-similarities-and-differences-in-hospital-adverse-event-rates-between-norway-and-sweden-using-global-trigger-tool
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Ellen Tveter Deilkås, Madeleine Borgstedt Risberg, Marion Haugen, Jonas Christoffer Lindstrøm, Urban Nylén, Hans Rutberg, Soop Michael
OBJECTIVES: In this paper, we explore similarities and differences in hospital adverse event (AE) rates between Norway and Sweden by reviewing medical records with the Global Trigger Tool (GTT). DESIGN: All acute care hospitals in both countries performed medical record reviews, except one in Norway. Records were randomly selected from all eligible admissions in 2013. Eligible admissions were patients 18 years of age or older, undergoing care with an in-hospital stay of at least 24 hours, excluding psychiatric and care and rehabilitation...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318009/the-efficacy-of-interventions-to-increase-physical-activity-participation-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sarah Reedman, Roslyn N Boyd, Leanne Sakzewski
AIM: To determine efficacy of therapy and behaviour change interventions to increase the level of participation in leisure-time physical activities (LTPAs) and habitual physical activity in children and young people with cerebral palsy. METHOD: Five databases were systematically searched. Included studies were randomized or comparison designs. Methodological quality was assessed with a modified Downs and Black Scale. Quantitative analysis was performed using RevMan 5...
March 20, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316011/changes-in-pro-inflammatory-markers-and-leucine-concentrations-in-response-to-nordic-walking-training-combined-with-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-elderly-women
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A Gmiat, J Mieszkowski, K Prusik, K Prusik, J Kortas, A Kochanowicz, A Radulska, M Lipiński, M Tomczyk, J Jaworska, J Antosiewicz, E Ziemann
Mechanisms underpinning age-related decreases in muscle strength and muscle mass relate to chronic inflammation. Physical activity induces an anti-inflammatory effect, but it is modulated by additional factors. We hypothesized that vitamin D, which has also anti-inflammatory activity will modify adaptation to exercise and reduce inflammation in elderly women. Twenty-seven women aged 67 ± 8 years were included and divided into groups with baseline vitamin D concentration more than 20 ng mL(-1) (MVD) and less than 20 ng mL(-1) (LVD)...
March 18, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314091/changes-in-muscle-architecture-of-biceps-femoris-induced-by-eccentric-strength-training-with-nordic-hamstring-exercise
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Diego Alonso-Fernandez, Pedro Docampo-Blanco, Juan Martinez-Fernandez
Eccentric strength training alters muscle architecture, but it is also an important factor for the prevention of hamstring injuries. The purpose was to determine the architectural adaptations of the Biceps Femoris long head (BFlh) after eccentric strength training with Nordic Hamstring exercise (NHE), followed by a subsequent detraining period. The participants in this intervention (n = 23) completed a period of 13 weeks consisting of a first week of control and prior training, followed by 8 weeks of eccentric strength training with NHE, and concluding with a 4-week period of detraining...
March 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303235/a-civic-turn-in-scandinavian-family-migration-policies-comparing-denmark-norway-and-sweden
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Emily Cochran Bech, Karin Borevi, Per Mouritsen
Family migration policy, once basing citizens and resident foreigners' possibilities to bring in foreign family members mainly on the right to family life, is increasingly a tool states use to limit immigration and to push newcomers to integrate into civic and economic life. The family migration policies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden range widely - from more minimal support and age requirements to high expectations of language skills, work records and even income levels. While in Denmark and increasingly in Norway growing sets of requirements have been justified on the need to protect the welfare state and a Nordic liberal way of life, in Sweden more minimal requirements have been introduced in the name of spurring immigrants' labor market integration even as rights-based reasoning has continued to dominate...
2017: Comp Migr Stud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298201/the-patterns-of-genomic-variances-and-covariances-across-genome-for-milk-production-traits-between-chinese-and-nordic-holstein-populations
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Xiujin Li, Mogens Sandø Lund, Luc Janss, Chonglong Wang, Xiangdong Ding, Qin Zhang, Guosheng Su
BACKGROUND: With the development of SNP chips, SNP information provides an efficient approach to further disentangle different patterns of genomic variances and covariances across the genome for traits of interest. Due to the interaction between genotype and environment as well as possible differences in genetic background, it is reasonable to treat the performances of a biological trait in different populations as different but genetic correlated traits. In the present study, we performed an investigation on the patterns of region-specific genomic variances, covariances and correlations between Chinese and Nordic Holstein populations for three milk production traits...
March 15, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295678/founder-representation-and-effective-population-size-in-old-versus-young-breeds-genetic-diversity-of-finnish-and-nordic-spitz
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M Kumpulainen, H Anderson, T Svevar, I Kangasvuo, J Donner, J Pohjoismäki
Finnish Spitz is 130-year-old breed and has been highly popular in Finland throughout its history. Nordic Spitz is very similar to Finnish Spitz by origin and use, but is a relatively recent breed with much smaller population size. To see how breed age and breeding history have influenced the current population, we performed comprehensive population genetic analysis using pedigree data of 28,119 Finnish and 9,009 Nordic Spitzes combined with genomewide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data from 135 Finnish and 110 Nordic Spitzes...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Zeitschrift Für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295150/cause-of-and-factors-associated-with-stillbirth-a-systematic-review-of-classification-systems
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Mamuda Aminu, Sarah Bar-Zeev, Nynke van den Broek
INTRODUCTION: An estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur worldwide each year. A standardised classification system setting out possible cause of death and contributing factors is useful to help obtain comparative data across different settings. We undertook a systematic review of stillbirth classification systems to highlight their strengths and weaknesses for practitioners and policymakers MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic search and review of the literature undertaken to identify classification systems used to aggregate information for stillbirth and perinatal deaths...
March 10, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283733/high-sensitive-crp-as-a-predictive-marker-of-long-term-outcome-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Mikel Alberdi-Saugstrup, Marek Zak, Susan Nielsen, Troels Herlin, Ellen Nordal, Lillemor Berntson, Anders Fasth, Marite Rygg, Klaus Müller
To evaluate whether C-reactive protein (CRP), including variation within the normal range, is predictive of long-term disease outcome in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Consecutive patients with newly diagnosed JIA were included prospectively from defined geographic areas of the Nordic countries from 1997 to 2000. Inclusion criteria were availability of a baseline serum sample within 12 months after disease onset and 8-year clinical assessment data. Systemic onset JIA was not included. CRP was measured by high-sensitive ELISA (detection limit of 0...
March 10, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282476/prevalence-and-associated-factors-of-playing-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-in-brazilian-violin-players
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Frederico B Kochem, Julio G Silva
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMD) and associated factors among violinists from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 106 violinists from eight cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Sociodemographic and musical characteristic data, pain symptoms, and upper-limb functionality were collected using the DASH and the Standardized Nordic Questionnaires. The associations between musculoskeletal complaints and possible predictors were analyzed by binary logistic regression...
March 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280975/the-effect-of-nordic-hamstring-strength-training-on-muscle-architecture-stiffness-and-strength
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Kayla D Seymore, Zachary J Domire, Paul DeVita, Patrick M Rider, Anthony S Kulas
PURPOSE: Hamstring strain injury is a frequent and serious injury in competitive and recreational sports. While Nordic hamstring (NH) eccentric strength training is an effective hamstring injury-prevention method, the protective mechanism of this exercise is not understood. Strength training increases muscle strength, but also alters muscle architecture and stiffness; all three factors may be associated with reducing muscle injuries. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of NH eccentric strength training on hamstring muscle architecture, stiffness, and strength...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277049/full-journal-publication-of-abstracts-presented-at-the-nordic-congress-of-general-practice-in-2009-and-2011
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Frans Boch Waldorff, Kristine Petersen, Siri Vinther, Håkon Sandholdt, Volkert Siersma, John Sahl Andersen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the overall publication rates for abstracts presented at two consecutive Nordic Congresses of General Practice and to evaluate determinants for these publication rates. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: MEDLINE (PubMed) and Google Scholar were searched for relevant publications from 1 January 2009 up until 31 August 2014. METHODS: Abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation were identified from the original congress booklets from the Nordic Congresses of General Practice in 2009 and 2011...
March 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276958/disease-activity-in-and-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-mutilans-the-nordic-pam-study
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U Lindqvist, B Gudbjornsson, L Iversen, L Laasonen, L Ejstrup, T Ternowitz, M Ståhle
OBJECTIVE: To describe the social status and health-related quality of life of patients with psoriatic arthritis mutilans (PAM) in the Nordic countries. METHOD: Patients with at least one mutilated joint confirmed by radiology were studied. Disease activity involving joints and skin, physician-assessed disease activity, and patient's education and work status were recorded. Data from the 36-item Short Form Health Survey, Health Assessment Questionnaire and Dermatology Life Quality Index questionnaire were gathered and correlated with disease duration, pain, and general well-being (visual analogue scale)...
February 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275668/an-open-data-repository-and-a-data-processing-software-toolset-of-an-equivalent-nordic-grid-model-matched-to-historical-electricity-market-data
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Luigi Vanfretti, Svein H Olsen, V S Narasimham Arava, Giuseppe Laera, Ali Bidadfar, Tin Rabuzin, Sigurd H Jakobsen, Jan Lavenius, Maxime Baudette, Francisco J Gómez-López
This article presents an open data repository, the methodology to generate it and the associated data processing software developed to consolidate an hourly snapshot historical data set for the year 2015 to an equivalent Nordic power grid model (aka Nordic 44), the consolidation was achieved by matching the model׳s physical response w.r.t historical power flow records in the bidding regions of the Nordic grid that are available from the Nordic electricity market agent, Nord Pool. The model is made available in the form of CIM v14, Modelica and PSS/E (Siemens PTI) files...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274771/factors-associated-with-time-to-clinical-stability-in-complicated-skin-and-skin-structure-infections
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Iiro H Jääskeläinen, Lars Hagberg, Erik Forsblom, Asko Järvinen
OBJECTIVES: Factors associated with the time to clinical stability in patients with complicated skin and skin structure infection (cSSSI) were analysed in a retrospective population-based study. METHODS: All hospitalized patients (n=402) with cSSSI in two Nordic cities during a 4 year period were included. Patient, disease and treatment related factors were analysed in relation to early (0-3 days) or late (≥ 4 days) clinical stability. Clinical stability was assessed as improvement of infection related local and systemic signs...
March 5, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274208/an-analysis-of-the-effects-of-a-campaign-supporting-use-of-a-health-symbol-on-food-sales-and-shopping-behaviour-of-consumers
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Trine Mørk, Klaus G Grunert, Morten Fenger, Hans Jørn Juhl, George Tsalis
BACKGROUND: Since 2009, the green Keyhole symbol has been a joint Nordic initiative for signalling healthfulness of specific food products. In 2014, the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries carried out a campaign aimed mainly at men over 35 with a low level of education, encouraging them to use the Keyhole in their shopping process. The objective of the study is to evaluate the campaign by measuring its effect on consumer behaviour in the store. METHODS: The impact of the Keyhole campaign was measured in selected retail stores...
March 9, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273596/challenges-in-estimating-health-effects-of-indoor-exposures-to-outdoor-particles-considerations-for-regional-differences
#18
Otto Hänninen, Isabell Rumrich, Arja Asikainen
Ambient air pollution is a leading environmental risk factor causing substantial losses of life and significant morbidity. Concentration-response (CR) functions used globally to estimate such effects are largely based on ambient epidemiology, using centrally monitored outdoor air quality as an exposure indicator and various indices of population health as an outcome. Similar common understanding is mostly missing regarding indoor exposures. Less studied are health impact modifying factors such as particle size, infiltration, time-activity and population differences...
March 5, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269802/musculoskeletal-disorders-caused-by-gas-cylinder-handling-tasks-a-case-study-report
#19
Yi-Lang Chen, Chiao-Ying Yu, Da-Yung Lin
This case study used the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) to explore work that involves handling gas cylinders and to determine risk factors that may cause related injuries. The NMQ survey was distributed to 100 gas cylinder handlers in Taiwan, and their handling tasks were analyzed. The results showed that the overall prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was 91% within 1 year. More than half of the respondents (62%) experienced shoulder discomfort, followed by lower back/waist (57%) and neck (47%) discomfort...
February 27, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267366/eveningness-associates-with-smoking-and-sleep-problems-among-pregnant-women
#20
Ilona Merikanto, E Juulia Paavonen, Outi Saarenpää-Heikkilä, Tiina Paunio, Timo Partonen
Sleep problems during pregnancy impair maternal health and increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcome. The circadian preference toward eveningness has been associated with sleep problems in previous studies. Here, we studied whether evening-type women had more sleep problems during their pregnancy, as compared with other chronotypes, in a sample consisting of 1653 pregnant women from the Finnish CHILD-SLEEP Birth Cohort. Chronotype was assessed with a shortened version of the morningness-eveningness questionnaire...
March 7, 2017: Chronobiology International
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