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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930518/microperimetric-biofeedback-training-fundamentals-strategies-and-perspectives
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Enzo Maria Vingolo, Giuseppe Napolitano, Serena Fragiotta
Microperimetric biofeedback training (MBFT) is a visual rehabilitative strategy based on fixation stability improvement reinforcing or creating a new preferential fixation locus. The rationale consists in reeducating visual system to a new visual condition, promoting retina-brain transmission, and thus cortical plasticity. The use of MBFT found is major application in visual diseases involving central vision, but later it revealed promising functional outcomes even in myopia, inherited retinal degenerations and nystagmus...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919863/oxygen-uptake-kinetics-is-slower-in-swimming-than-arm-cranking-and-cycling-during-heavy-intensity
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Ana Sousa, Fabio Borrani, Ferran A Rodríguez, Grégoire P Millet
Oxygen uptake ([Formula: see text]) kinetics has been reported to be influenced by the activity mode. However, only few studies have compared [Formula: see text]O2 kinetics between activities in the same subjects in which they were equally trained. Therefore, this study compared the [Formula: see text]O2 kinetics response to swimming, arm cranking, and cycling within the same group of subjects within the heavy exercise intensity domain. Ten trained male triathletes (age 23.2 ± 4.5 years; height 180.8 ± 8...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916583/a-balance-and-proprioception-intervention-programme-to-enhance-combat-performance-in-military-personnel
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Shany Funk, T Jacob, D Ben-Dov, E Yanovich, O Tirosh, N Steinberg
BACKGROUND: Optimal functioning of the lower extremities under repeated movements on unstable surfaces is essential for military effectiveness. Intervention training to promote proprioceptive ability should be considered in order to limit the risk for musculoskeletal injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a proprioceptive intervention programme on static and dynamic postural balance among Israel Defense Forces combat soldiers. METHODS: Twenty-seven male soldiers, aged 18-20 years, from a physical fitness instructor's course, were randomly divided into two groups matched by age and army unit...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900567/the-comparison-of-the-lumbar-multifidus-muscles-function-between-gymnastic-athletes-with-sway-back-posture-and-normal-posture
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Elnaz Mahdavie, Asghar Rezasoltani, Leila Simorgh
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of sway back posture (SBP) is very high among elite gymnasts. This posture may be partly due to the improper function of lumbar multifidus muscles (LMM) as lumbar stabilizers muscles. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the thicknesses of LMM measured at rest and during the contraction elicited during an arm lift between elite gymnasts with SBP and normal posture. STUDY DESIGN: Observational, descriptive, comparative...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884738/-the-influence-of-physical-loads-on-the-functional-parameters-of-the-eyes-in-the-children-and-adolescents-regularly-engaged-in-sports-activities
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O V Yurova, D V Andjelova, A A Chayka
Myopia (short-sightedness) is the most common refractive disorder throughout the world prone to progression which is caused, inter alia, by violation of the working regime and resting conditions in the combination with the enhanced physical and psychological stresses. AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of the strenuous physical exercises on the visual analyzer in the children and adolescents regularly engaged in sports activities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 600 children and adolescents at the age from 8 to 17 years were recruited for the participation in the study...
2017: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880419/effects-of-a-nurse-led-transitional-care-program-on-readmission-self-efficacy-to-implement-health-promoting-behaviors-functional-status-and-life-quality-among-chinese-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pan Zhang, Feng-Mei Xing, Chang-Zai Li, Wang-Feng Lan, Xiao-Li Zhang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led transitional care program on readmission, self-efficacy to implement health promoting behaviors, functional status and life quality among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease is a major cause of mortality in China. Transitional care could help to ensure improved patient outcomes. Nevertheless, our knowledge of how to perform transitional care for patients with coronary artery disease is insufficient in mainland China...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868087/use-of-shoulder-pacemaker-for-treatment-of-functional-shoulder-instability-proof-of-concept
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Philipp Moroder, Marvin Minkus, Elisabeth Böhm, Victor Danzinger, Christian Gerhardt, Markus Scheibel
BACKGROUND: Functional shoulder instability (polar type III) is caused by underactivity of rotator cuff and periscapular muscles, which leads to subluxation or dislocation during shoulder movement. While surgical treatment has shown no benefits, aggravates pain, and frequently diminishes function even further, conservative treatment is often ineffective as well. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate the effectiveness of a "shoulder pacemaker" device that stimulates underactive muscles in patients with functional instability during shoulder movement in order to re-establish glenohumeral stability...
2017: Obere Extremität
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860986/classification-of-movement-and-inhibition-using-a-hybrid-bci
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Jennifer Chmura, Joshua Rosing, Steven Collazos, Shikha J Goodwin
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are an emerging technology that are capable of turning brain electrical activity into commands for an external device. Motor imagery (MI)-when a person imagines a motion without executing it-is widely employed in BCI devices for motor control because of the endogenous origin of its neural control mechanisms, and the similarity in brain activation to actual movements. Challenges with translating a MI-BCI into a practical device used outside laboratories include the extensive training required, often due to poor user engagement and visual feedback response delays; poor user flexibility/freedom to time the execution/inhibition of their movements, and to control the movement type (right arm vs...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836455/antagonist-muscle-co-contraction-during-a-double-leg-landing-maneuver-at-two-heights
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Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, Chen Hua Yeow, James Cho Hong Goh, Denny Oetomo, Katie Ewing, Peter Vee Sin Lee
BACKGROUND: Knee injuries are common during landing activities. Greater landing height increases peak ground reaction forces (GRFs) and loading at the knee joint. As major muscles to stabilize the knee joint, Quadriceps and Hamstring muscles provide internal forces to attenuate the excessive GRF. Despite the number of investigations on the importance of muscle function during landing, the role of landing height on these muscles forces using modeling during landing is not fully investigated...
August 24, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834891/interdisciplinary-rehabilitation-for-a-patient-with-incomplete-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-and-multimorbidity-a-case-report
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Robert D Vining, Donna M Gosselin, Jeb Thurmond, Kimberlee Case, Frederick R Bruch
RATIONALE: This report describes interdisciplinary rehabilitation for a 51-year-old male recovering from incomplete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple comorbidities following an automobile accident. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was admitted to a rehabilitation specialty hospital approximately 2 months post SCI and 2 separate surgical fusion procedures (C3-C6). DIAGNOSES: Clinical presentation at the rehabilitation hospital included moderate to severe motor strength loss in both upper and lower extremities, a percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy tube (PEG), dysphagia, bowel/bladder incontinence, dependence on a mechanical lift and tilting wheelchair due to severe orthostatic hypotension, and pre-existing shoulder pain from bilateral joint degeneration...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833538/predicting-the-helix-helix-interactions-from-correlated-residue-mutations
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Dapeng Xiong, Wenzhi Mao, Haipeng Gong
Helix-helix interactions are crucial in the structure assembly, stability and function of helix-rich proteins including many membrane proteins. In spite of remarkable progresses over the past decades, the accuracy of predicting protein structures from their amino acid sequences is still far from satisfaction. In this work, we focused on a simpler problem, the prediction of helix-helix interactions, the results of which could facilitate practical protein structure prediction by constraining the sampling space...
August 17, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809627/-the-use-of-btb-allograft-in-revision-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-and-its-success-rate-in-terms-of-subjective-patient-satisfaction
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J Sklenský, P Vališ, M Repko, M Rouchal, M Maršálek, D Hrůzová
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY A retrospective evaluation of the success rate of revision ACL reconstruction performed using BTB allograft in terms of the life expectancy of the procedure up to and over five years from surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Over a ten-year period, from 2003 to 2013, we performed 47 revision ACL reconstruction surgeries. The majority of the primary ACL reconstructions using BTB autografts were not performed at our site. The group observed included 16 women (34%) and 31 men (66%). The women were aged between 25 and 48 years, the median age being 32...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800755/the-influence-of-3%C3%A2-months-of-physical-exercises-and-verbal-stimulation-on-functional-efficiency-and-use-of-free-time-in-an-older-population-under-institutional-care-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Agnieszka Wiśniowska-Szurlej, Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska, Natalia Milewska, Bernard Sozański
BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been a significant change in the demographics of developed countries, including an increase in the number of older people. This aging population and the associated need for medical care and assistance places great strain on health care systems worldwide. In older populations, improved knowledge and understanding of the relationship between moderate exercise and health might result in greater motivation to engage in such activity; thus improving the overall health of this population...
August 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777921/minimal-alteration-in-muscle-lipid-genes-following-stabilized-weight-loss
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Robert H Coker, Leizleigh Robinette, Philip A Kern
PURPOSE: Variations in skeletal muscle peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1∝), carntine palmitoyltransferase (CPT-1), perilipin protein (PLIN2), and adipose tissue triglyceride lipase (ATGL), and comparative gene identification-58 (CGI-58) have been described to play important roles in the metabolic regulation of lipid oxidation, and may influence intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) and muscle lipid droplet size (LDS). While acute changes in caloric balance and/or aerobic capacity may affect lipid metabolism, the influence of sustained weight loss derived from caloric restriction (CWL) compared to exercise training (EWL) on the above mentioned parameters has not been fully elucidated...
August 4, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774219/nonoperative-management-rehabilitation-and-functional-and-clinical-progression-of-osteitis-pubis-pubic-bone-stress-in-professional-soccer-players-a-case-series
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Stephen S McAleer, Ed Lippie, Darcy Norman, Helge Riepenhof
Study Design Case series. Background Pubic bone stress (PBS) is a common acute or chronic response of the pelvis in sports where sprinting, kicking, twisting, and cutting are the dominant movements. There are few nonoperative rehabilitation strategies for the condition reported in the literature, and the outcome of conservative treatment has not been documented. Case Description Five professional and academy soccer players complaining of pubic symphysis pain, confirmed as PBS on magnetic resonance imaging and objective assessment, were treated with a nonoperative rehabilitation program that featured functional and clinical objective markers as progression criteria...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751531/the-preventive-effect-of-a-soccer-specific-ankle-brace-on-acute-lateral-ankle-sprains-in-girls-amateur-soccer-players-study-protocol-of-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Karin Thijs, Bionka Huisstede, Edwin Goedhart, Frank Backx
BACKGROUND: Acute lateral ankle sprains are the single most often diagnosed injury in female soccer players and often result in an inability to play. This highlights the need for effective prevention strategies. Proprioceptive training and/or the use of an external support to decrease inversion of the ankle joint can prevent or reduce the number of acute lateral ankle sprains. The effectiveness of a soccer-specific ankle brace in reducing first-time and recurrent acute lateral ankle sprains has never been investigated in girl soccer players...
July 27, 2017: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749969/topologynet-topology-based-deep-convolutional-and-multi-task-neural-networks-for-biomolecular-property-predictions
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Zixuan Cang, Guo-Wei Wei
Although deep learning approaches have had tremendous success in image, video and audio processing, computer vision, and speech recognition, their applications to three-dimensional (3D) biomolecular structural data sets have been hindered by the geometric and biological complexity. To address this problem we introduce the element-specific persistent homology (ESPH) method. ESPH represents 3D complex geometry by one-dimensional (1D) topological invariants and retains important biological information via a multichannel image-like representation...
July 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744049/the-effects-of-task-oriented-training-with-altered-sensory-input-on-balance-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke
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Min-Hee Park, Jong-Im Won
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of task-oriented training with altered somatosensory input on the balance ability of chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-six subjects with chronic stroke were divided into an experimental group (n=14) and a control group (n=12). Both groups attended physical therapy sessions five times a week for four weeks. The experimental group performed additional, task-oriented training with altered sensory input three times a week for four weeks...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742602/is-there-a-relationship-between-the-functional-movement-screen-star-excursion-balance-test-and-balance-error-scoring-system
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Nicole D Harshbarger, Barton E Anderson, Kenneth C Lam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate associations between the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), and Balance Error Scoring System (BESS) scores. DESIGN: Correlational. SETTING: College athletic training facilities. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two intercollegiate athletes (men = 36 and women = 16) representing 8 sports and cleared for unrestricted sport participation. INTERVENTIONS: Participants completed the FMS, SEBT, and BESS, in random order, during 1 testing session...
July 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742351/materials-screening-for-the-discovery-of-new-half-heuslers-machine-learning-versus-ab-initio-methods
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Fleur Legrain, Jesús Carrete, Ambroise van Roekeghem, Georg K H Madsen, Natalio Mingo
Machine learning (ML) is increasingly becoming a helpful tool in the search for novel functional compounds. Here we use classification via random forests to predict the stability of half-Heusler (HH) compounds, using only experimentally reported compounds as a training set. Cross-validation yields an excellent agreement between the fraction of compounds classified as stable and the actual fraction of truly stable compounds in the ICSD. The ML model is then employed to screen 71 178 different 1:1:1 compositions, yielding 481 likely stable candidates...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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