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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934792/effects-of-pulsed-versus-conventional-versus-combined-radiofrequency-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-prospective-study
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Abdelraheem Elawamy, Esam Eldein Mohamed Abdalla, Ghaydaa A Shehata
BACKGROUND: During radiofrequency bursts of energy are applied to nervous tissue. The clinical advantages of this treatment remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: We compared the effectiveness and pain relief for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) after continuous radiofrequency (CRF), pulsed radiofrequency (PRF), and combined continuous and pulsed radiofrequency (CCPRF) treatment of the Gasserian ganglion (GG). STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a randomized prospective study...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934784/sonographic-guidance-for-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-blocks-single-vs-double-injection-cluster-approach
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Jung Ju Choi, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Wol Seon Jung, Seung Hyun Chung, Mi Geum Lee
BACKGROUND: The cluster approach for supraclavicular brachial plexus block (SC-BPB) can be easily performed but may result in asymmetric local anesthetic (LA) spread. The authors hypothesized that the use of a cluster approach in each of the 2 planes would achieve better 3-dimensional LA distribution than the traditional single cluster approach. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to compare a double injection (DI) in 2 planes (one injection in each plane) with the traditional single injection (SI) cluster approach for ultrasound-guided SC-BPB...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934596/features-and-outcomes-of-methamphetamine-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Roham T Zamanian, Haley Hedlin, Paul Greuenwald, David M Wilson, Joshua I Segal, Michelle Jorden, Kristina Kudelko, Juliana Liu, Andrew Hsi, Allyson Rupp, Andrew J Sweatt, Rubin Tuder, Gerald J Berry, Marlene Rabinovitch, Ramona L Doyle, Vinicio De Jesus Perez, Steven M Kawut
RATIONALE: While amphetamines are recognized as "likely" agents to cause drugs and toxins associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), (meth)amphetamine associated PAH (Meth-APAH) has not been well described. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively characterize the clinical presentation, histopathology, and outcomes of Meth-APAH compared to those of idiopathic PAH (iPAH). METHODS AND MEASUREMENTS: We performed a prospective cohort study of Meth-APAH and iPAH patients presenting to the Stanford University Pulmonary Hypertension Program between 2003-2015...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934525/short-daytime-naps-briefly-attenuate-objectively-measured-sleepiness-under-chronic-sleep-restriction
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Jared M Saletin, Cassie J Hilditch, William C Dement, Mary A Carskadon
Study Objectives: Napping is a useful countermeasure to the negative effects of acute sleep loss on alertness. The efficacy of naps to recover from chronic sleep loss is less well understood. Methods: Following 2 baseline nights (10 hours' time-in-bed), participants were restricted to 7 nights of 5-hour sleep opportunity. Ten adults participated in the No-Nap condition, and a further 9 were assigned to a Nap condition with a daily 45-minute nap opportunity at 1300 h...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934512/increased-patient-satisfaction-and-a-reduction-in-pre-analytical-errors-following-implementation-of-an-electronic-specimen-collection-module-in-outpatient-phlebotomy
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Michalis Kantartjis, Stacy E F Melanson, Athena K Petrides, Adam B Landman, David W Bates, Bernard A Rosner, Ellen Goonan, Ida Bixho, Milenko J Tanasijevic
Background: Patient satisfaction in outpatient phlebotomy settings typically depends on wait time and venipuncture experience, and many patients equate their experiences with their overall satisfaction with the hospital. Methods: We compared patient service times and preanalytical errors pre- and postimplementation of an integrated electronic health record (EHR)-laboratory information system (LIS) and electronic specimen collection module. We also measured patient wait time and assessed patient satisfaction using a 5-question survey...
August 1, 2017: Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934119/integrity-of-cerebellar-fastigial-nucleus-intrinsic-neurons-is-critical-for-the-global-ischemic-preconditioning
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Eugene V Golanov, Angelique S Regnier-Golanov, Gavin W Britz
Excitation of intrinsic neurons of cerebellar fastigial nucleus (FN) renders brain tolerant to local and global ischemia. This effect reaches a maximum 72 h after the stimulation and lasts over 10 days. Comparable neuroprotection is observed following sublethal global brain ischemia, a phenomenon known as preconditioning. We hypothesized that FN may participate in the mechanisms of ischemic preconditioning as a part of the intrinsic neuroprotective mechanism. To explore potential significance of FN neurons in brain ischemic tolerance we lesioned intrinsic FN neurons with excitotoxin ibotenic acid five days before exposure to 20 min four-vessel occlusion (4-VO) global ischemia while analyzing neuronal damage in Cornu Ammoni area 1 (CA1) hippocampal area one week later...
September 21, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933714/hr-v-combining-dot-above-o2-and-rpe-relationships-in-an-aquatic-incremental-maximum-test-performed-by-young-women
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Gabriela B David, Luana S Andrade, Gustavo Z Schaun, Cristine L Alberton
David, GB, Andrade, LS, Schaun, GZ, and Alberton, CL. HR, V[Combining Dot Above]O2, and RPE relationships in an aquatic incremental maximum test performed by young women. J Strength Cond Res 31(10): 2852-2858, 2017-The purpose of the study was to verify the relationship between oxygen uptake (V[Combining Dot Above]O2), heart rate (HR), rate of perceived exertion (RPE), and cadence (CAD) in an aquatic incremental maximum test performed during a water-based stationary running exercise. The study also verified the best adjustments for these relationships (linear or polynomial)...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933713/adaptations-associated-with-an-after-school-strength-and-conditioning-program-in-middle-school-aged-boys-a-quasi-experimental-design
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Brennan J Thompson, Matt S Stock, Jacob A Mota, Alexander S Drusch, Ryan N DeFranco, Tyler R Cook, Matthew A Hamm
Thompson, BJ, Stock, MS, Mota, JA, Drusch, AS, DeFranco, RN, Cook, TR, and Hamm, MA. Adaptations associated with an after-school strength and conditioning program in middle-school aged boys: a quasi-experimental design. J Strength Cond Res 31(10): 2840-2851, 2017-High-intensity strength and conditioning programs aimed at improving youth performance are becoming increasingly prevalent. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 16-week after-school strength and conditioning program on performance and body composition in middle-school-aged boys...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933712/volume-load-and-neuromuscular-fatigue-during-an-acute-bout-of-agonist-antagonist-paired-set-vs-traditional-set-training
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Gabriel A Paz, Daniel W Robbins, Carlos G de Oliveira, Martim Bottaro, Humberto Miranda
Paz, GA, Robbins, DW, de Oliveira, CG, Bottaro, M, and Miranda, H. Volume load and neuromuscular fatigue during an acute bout of agonist-antagonist paired-set vs. traditional-set training. J Strength Cond Res 31(10): 2777-2784, 2017-The purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effects of performing paired-set (PS) vs. traditional-set (TS) training over 3 consecutive sets, on volume load and electromyographic fatigue parameters of the latissimus dorsi, biceps brachii, pectoralis major, and triceps brachii muscles...
October 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933613/a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial-exploring-partnered-ballroom-dancing-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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D Kunkel, C Fitton, L Roberts, R M Pickering, H C Roberts, R Wiles, S Hulbert, J Robison, A Ashburn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility of a Dance Centre delivering a programme of mixed dances to people with Parkinson's and identify suitable outcomes for a future definitive trial. DESIGN: A two-group randomized controlled feasibility trial. METHODS: People with Parkinson's were randomized to a control or experimental group (ratio 15:35), alongside usual care. In addition, participants in the experimental group danced with a partner for one hour, twice-a-week for 10 weeks; professional dance teachers led the classes and field-notes were kept...
October 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933338/impact-of-lubiprostone-on-gastric-emptying-profile-and-the-possible-effect-of-concomitant-domperidone-in-healthy-adults%C3%A2
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Takayuki Okamura, Takatsugu Yamamoto, Satoshi Kimura, Atsushi Miki, Koichiro Abe, Hiroto Kita
BACKGROUND: Lubiprostone is effective for patients with chronic constipation. This agent sometimes causes upper gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, which is one of the chief reasons for discontinuation. However, the etiology of and strategy against bothersome gastrointestinal symptoms of lubiprostone remain unclear. AIMS: The goal of this study was to investigate the influence of lubiprostone on the gastric-emptying profile of healthy adults. The effect of domperidone on gastric emptying and gastrointestinal symptoms after lubiprostone administration were also assessed...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933262/the-measurement-and-mathematical-analysis-of-5-fu-release-from-magnetic-polymeric-nanocapsules-following-the-application-of-ultrasound
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Ziaeddin Abed, Samideh Khoei, Behafarid Ghalandari, Jaber Beik, Ali Shakeri-Zadeh, Habib Ghaznavi, Mohammad Bagher Shiran
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of ultrasound irradiation on the release profile of 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) loaded magnetic poly lactic co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanocapsules. Also, the controlled drug-release behaviour of the nanocapsules was mathematically investigated. METHOD: The nanocapsules were synthesized, dispersed in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), transferred to a dialysis bag, and finally, irradiated by various ultrasound parameters (1 or 3MHz; 0.3-1W/cm2; 5-10 minutes)...
September 21, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933260/older-and-newer-strategies-for-the-pharmacological-treatment-of-agitation-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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Giovanni Amodeo, Andrea Fagiolini, Gabriele Sachs, Andreas Erfurth
BACKGROUND: Treatment of acute agitation in patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is a multifaceted and dynamic task, which presents unique and complex challenges to healthcare providers. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain and describe which medications are best to use in agitated patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder Method: Selective review of current guidelines and of the literature pertaining to the treatment of agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder Results: Pharmacologic treatment of agitation should be based on an assessment of the most likely cause of the agitation...
September 18, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933153/rapid-sequential-in-situ-multiplexing-with-dna-exchange-imaging-in-neuronal-cells-and-tissues
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Yu Wang, Johannes B Woehrstein, Noah Donoghue, Mingjie Dai, Maier S Avendano, Ron C J Schackmann, Jason Zoeller, Shan Shan H Wang, Paul W Tillberg, Demian Park, Sylvain W Lapan, Edward S Boyden, Joan S Brugge, Pascal S Kaeser, George Church, Sarit S Agasti, Ralf Jungmann, Peng Yin
To decipher the molecular mechanism of biological function, it is critical to map the molecular composition of individual cells or even more importantly tissue samples in the context of their biological environment in situ. Immunofluorescence (IF) provides specific labeling for molecular profiling. However, conventional IF methods have finite multiplexing capabilities due to spectral overlap of the fluorophores. Various sequential imaging methods have been developed to circumvent this spectral limit, but are not widely adopted due to the common limitation of requiring multi-rounds of slow (typically over 2 hours at room temperature to overnight at 4 °C in practice) immunostaining...
September 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932271/association-between-physical-activity-and-risk-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Shanhu Qiu, Xue Cai, Zilin Sun, Ling Li, Martina Zügel, Jürgen Michael Steinacker, Uwe Schumann
BACKGROUND: Increased physical activity (PA) is a key element in the management of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, its association with NAFLD risk has not been systematically assessed. This meta-analysis of observational studies was to quantify this association with dose-response analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched to January 2017 for studies of adults reporting the risk of NAFLD in relation to PA with cohort or case-control designs...
September 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932004/effects-of-pulsed-therapeutic-ultrasound-on-the-treatment-of-people-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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Eliana-Isabel Rodríguez-Grande, Jose-Luis Osma-Rueda, Yannely Serrano-Villar, Carolina Ramírez
[Purpose] The aim was to evaluate the effect of therapeutic ultrasound on the pain, joint mobility, muscle strength, physical function, and quality of life of people with knee OA. [Subjects and Methods] One-site, one-arm, before-after study that included people with Grade II or III tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. Ten therapeutic ultrasound sessions (duty cycle=20%, ERA=10 cm(2), BNR=6:1, SATP=2.2 W/cm(2), SATA=0.44 W/cm(2), frequency=1 MHz, time=4 minutes) were applied. Assessments of primary outcome variables: pain intensity and function, and secondary variables: joint mobility, muscle strength and quality of life, were performed at onset and end of therapy; an additional intermediate evaluation was included for the primary variables...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932001/the-effects-of-vibratory-stimulation-employed-to-forearm-and-arm-flexor-muscles-on-upper-limb-function-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke
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Sang-Mi Jung
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate not only the effects of stimulatory vibration but also the retained effects 2 weeks after the last session of the intervention. [Subjects and Methods] Ten subjects with post-stroke hemiplegia were recruited in this study. The experimental group (EG) received vibratory stimulation for 30 minutes in each session, three times a week for 2 weeks. Grip strength (GS), box-and-block test (BBT), and Weinstein monofilament were used to assess hand strength, dexterity, and sensory in the affected hand, respectively...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931994/efficacy-of-ankle-control-balance-training-on-postural-balance-and-gait-ability-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-single-blinded-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kyeongjin Lee, Yong Woo Lee
[Purpose] This study was conducted to investigate the effects of ankle control balance training (ACBT) on postural balance and gait ability in community-dwelling older adults. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty-four subjects were randomly divided into two groups, with 27 subjects in the ACBT group and 27 subjects in the control group. Subjects in the ACBT group received ACBT for 60 minutes, twice per week for 4 weeks, and all subjects had undergone fall prevention education for 60 minutes, once per week for 4 weeks...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931993/effects-of-augmented-reality-based-otago-exercise-on-balance-gait-and-physical-factors-in-elderly-women-to-prevent-falls-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jin Lee, Ha-Na Yoo, Byoung-Hee Lee
[Purpose] To determine the effect of augmented reality (AR)-based otago exercise on muscle strength, balance, and physical factors in falls of elderly women. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty subjects were randomly assigned to AR group (AR, n=10), yoga group (yoga, n=10), and self-exercise group (self, n=10). For 12 weeks, these groups were given lessons related to AR-based otago exercise including strengthening, balance training, or yoga three times a week (60 minutes each time) and self-exercise using elastic band exercise program...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931769/evaluation-of-early-phase-biodistribution-in-123-i-ioflupane-spect
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Masaki Takahashi, Shoichi Toki, Yukitaka Yamashita, Akihiro Kaneko
It is reported that pharmacokinetics after intravenous injection of (123)I-ioflupane may reflect cerebral blood flow. In this study, the early-phase pharmacokinetics of (123)I-ioflupane in 10 healthy volunteers was analyzed over time using dynamic single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) immediately after intravenous injection. We also examined the correlation between the (123)I-IMP imaging and the (123)I-ioflupane early-phase image for 14 cases in which both dopamine transporter (DaT) imaging by (123)I-ioflupane and cerebral blood flow imaging by (123)I-IMP were performed on the same camera...
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