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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723816/importance-of-physical-qualities-for-speed-and-change-of-direction-ability-in-elite-female-soccer-players
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Stacey Emmonds, G Nicholson, C Beggs, B Jones, A Bissas
The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of physical qualities for speed and change of direction (CoD) ability in female soccer players. Data were collected on 10 female soccer players who were part of a professional English Women's Super League team. Player assessments included anthropometric (stature and body mass), body composition (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry), speed (10m, 30m sprint), CoD ability (505 agility), aerobic (Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test), lower-body strength (bilateral knee extensions) and power (countermovement jump [CMJ], squat jump [SJ], 30cm drop jump [DJ]) measures...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722560/peering-beyond-the-walls-of-healthcare-institutions-a-catalyst-for-innovation
#2
James K Elrod, John L Fortenberry
BACKGROUND: Healthcare providers operate in a unique industry characterized by pursuit of perhaps the most noble of missions: the delivery of vital health and medical services to those in need. Distinguishing features abound, differentiating the healthcare industry from others, with such facets having the potential to compel those serving in health and medical establishments to focus exclusively on their selected industry. But directing attention solely within can result in missed opportunities, especially regarding innovation...
July 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720553/response-to-growth-hormone-treatment-in-a-patient-with-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-igf1r-deletion
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Ranim Mahmoud, Ajanta Naidu, Hiba Risheg, Virginia Kimonis
We report a six year-old boy who presented with short stature, microcephaly, dysmorphic features and developmental delay, who was identified with a terminal deletion of 15q26.2q26.3 containing the insulin like growth factor receptor (IGF1R) gene, in addition to a terminal duplication of the 4q35.1q35.2 region. We compare our case with other reports of deletions and mutations affecting the IGF1R gene associated with pre-and postnatal growth restriction. We report the dramatic response to growth hormone therapy in this patient which highlights the importance of identifying patients with IGF1R deletion and treating them early...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713470/differences-in-anthropometry-biological-age-and-physical-fitness-between-young-elite-kayakers-and-canoeists
#4
Daniel López-Plaza, Fernando Alacid, José María Muyor, Pedro Ángel López-Miñarro
The aim of this study was to determine the anthropometric and physical characteristics of youth elite paddlers and to identify the differences between kayakers and canoeists. A total of 171 male paddlers (eighty-nine kayakers and eighty-two canoeists), aged 13.69 ± 0.57 years (mean ± SD) volunteered to participate in this study. The participants completed basic anthropometric assessments (body mass, stretch stature, sitting height, body mass index, maturity level, sum of 6 skinfolds and fat mass percentage) as well as a battery of physical fitness tests (overhead medicine ball throw, counter movement jump, sit-and-reach and 20 m multi-stage shuttle run tests)...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713466/intra-subject-variability-of-5-km-time-trial-performance-completed-by-competitive-trained-runners
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James Fisher, Thomas Clark, Katherine Newman-Judd, Josh Arnold, James Steele
Time-trials represent an ecologically valid approach to assessment of endurance performance. Such information is useful in the application of testing protocols and estimation of sample sizes required for research/magnitude based inference methods. The present study aimed to investigate the intra-subject variability of 5 km time-trial running performance in trained runners. Six competitive trained male runners (age = 33.8 ± 10.1 years; stature = 1.78 ± 0.01 m; body mass = 69.0 ± 10.4 kg, [Formula: see text]O2max = 62...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706617/rare-presentation-of-neurofibromatosis-and-turner-syndrome-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Natalie Gengel, Ian Marshall
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is classically defined by the presence of multiple café-au-lait macules as one of the diagnostic criteria. Turner syndrome (TS) can also present with café-au-lait macules along with short stature. Our patient is the fifth reported with both NF1 and TS and the first who has been on growth hormone for short stature associated with TS.
June 26, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705803/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-care-of-girls-and-women-with-turner-syndrome-proceedings-from-the-2016-cincinnati-international-turner-syndrome-meeting
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Claus H Gravholt, Niels H Andersen, Gerard S Conway, Olaf M Dekkers, Mitchell E Geffner, Karen O Klein, Angela E Lin, Nelly Mauras, Charmian A Quigley, Karen Rubin, David E Sandberg, Theo C J Sas, Michael Silberbach, Viveca Söderström-Anttila, Kirstine Stochholm, Janielle A van Alfen-van derVelden, Joachim Woelfle, Philippe F Backeljauw
Turner syndrome affects 25-50 per 100,000 females and can involve multiple organs through all stages of life, necessitating multidisciplinary approach to care. Previous guidelines have highlighted this, but numerous important advances have been noted recently. These advances cover all specialty fields involved in the care of girls and women with TS. This paper is based on an international effort that started with exploratory meetings in 2014 in both Europe and the USA, and culminated with a Consensus Meeting held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in July 2016...
September 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705080/the-prevalence-of-zinc-deficiency-and-its-correlation-with-iron-status-and-economical-living-area-in-9-12-year-old-children
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Tirang R Neyestani, Bahareh Nikooyeh, Majid Hajifaraji, Ali Kalayi
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed firstly to assess zinc and iron status of 9-12-year-old children of Tehran and secondly to determine a cut-off for circulating biomarkers of iron status to identify children at increased risk of zinc deficiency. RESEARCH METHODS & PROCEDURES: In a cross-sectional study, demographic and anthropometric data from 505 boys and 467 girls aged 9-12 years from Tehran primary schools were obtained and their zinc and iron status was assessed. RESULTS: The prevalence of zinc deficiency, anemia, and iron depletion was 12...
July 14, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703120/effects-of-body-habitus-on-internal-radiation-dose-calculations-using-the-5-year-old-anthropomorphic-male-models
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Tianwu Xie, Niels Kuster, Habib Zaidi
Computational phantoms are commonly used in internal radiation dosimetry to assess the amount and distribution pattern of energy deposited in various parts of the human body from different internal radiation sources. Radiation dose assessments are commonly performed on predetermined reference computational phantoms while the argument for individualized patient-specific radiation dosimetry exists. This study aims to evaluate the influence of body habitus on internal dosimetry and to quantify the uncertainties in dose estimation correlated with the use of fixed reference models...
July 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702442/kinematics-and-neuromuscular-recruitment-during-vertical-treadmill-exercise
#10
Alastair R Jordan, Andrew Barnes, David Claxton, Alison Purvis, Mary Fysh
The vertical treadmill (VertiRun) is an unresearched, partial weight-bearing exercise mode for lower limb rehabilitation. The user undertakes a "running-like" action whilst body weight is supported by a bench and the limb is drawn downwards against overhanging resistance cables on a vertically hung nonmotorised treadmill. This study sought to describe the kinematics and neuromuscular recruitment during VertiRun exercise in the supine, 40°, and 70° postures. Twenty-one healthy male participants (age, 25±7 years; stature, 1...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698061/the-accuracy-of-the-anatomical-method-for-stature-estimation-in-black-south-african-females
#11
Desiré Brits, Paul R Manger, Mubarak A Bidmos
The anatomical method is considered the most accurate stature estimation method, but investigation has shown that it continuously underestimates stature. This underestimation is believed to be related to the use of universal soft tissue correction factors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of the soft tissue correction factors in a living population of Black South African females and to subsequently calculate a new soft tissue correction factor, specific for stature estimation in this population group...
June 12, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697750/association-of-lifestyle-and-body-structure-to-ocular-axial-length-in-japanese-elementary-school-children
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Hiroto Terasaki, Takehiro Yamashita, Naoya Yoshihara, Yuya Kii, Taiji Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine whether the lifestyle and body stature are significantly associated with the axial length (AL) of the eyes of Japanese third grade students. METHODS: A prospective, cross sectional, observational study was performed on 122 third grade students consisting of 61 boys and 61 girls ages 8 to 9 years. The AL, body height, body weight, and body mass index (BMI) were measured. The lifestyle was determined by activities such as the daily duration of indoor studying, television viewing, use of computers and smart phones, outdoor activity time, bed time, Japanese or Western dietary habits, and parental myopia were investigated by a questionnaire with three or five grade levels...
July 12, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697501/born-small-for-gestational-age-and-poor-school-performance-how-small-is-too-small
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Linda Lindström, Anna-Karin Wikström, Eva Bergman, Maria Lundgren
AIM: To assess the relationship between severity of small for gestational age (SGA) and the risk of poor school performance, and to investigate whether adult stature modifies this risk. METHODS: 1,088,980 Swedish children born at term between 1973 and 1988 were categorized into severe SGA (less than -3 standard deviations (SD) of expected birth weight), moderate SGA (-2.01 to -3 SD), mild SGA (-1.01 to -2 SD), and appropriate for gestational age (-1 to 0.99 SD)...
July 11, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696225/glypican-6-promotes-the-growth-of-developing-long-bones-by-stimulating-hedgehog-signaling
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Mariana Capurro, Tomomi Izumikawa, Philippe Suarez, Wen Shi, Marzena Cydzik, Tomoyuki Kaneiwa, Jean Gariepy, Luisa Bonafe, Jorge Filmus
Autosomal-recessive omodysplasia (OMOD1) is a genetic condition characterized by short stature, shortened limbs, and facial dysmorphism. OMOD1 is caused by loss-of-function mutations of glypican 6 (GPC6). In this study, we show that GPC6-null embryos display most of the abnormalities found in OMOD1 patients and that Hedgehog (Hh) signaling is significantly reduced in the long bones of these embryos. The Hh-stimulatory activity of GPC6 was also observed in cultured cells, where this GPC increased the binding of Hh to Patched 1 (Ptc1)...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696078/the-phenotype-of-ezh2-haploinsufficiency-1-2-mb-deletion-at-7q36-1-in-a-child-with-tall-stature-and-intellectual-disability
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Tanay Suri, Abhijit Dixit
Weaver syndrome is a rare overgrowth syndrome with distinct facial features in young children and variable learning disability. Heterozygous missense mutations in EZH2 are present in over 90% of patients with Weaver syndrome but the exact mechanism by which EZH2 mutations cause Weaver syndrome is unknown. We report an 11-year-old boy with a de novo 1.2-Mb deletion at 7q36.1 including EZH2 who has tall stature, significant intellectual disability, and some physical features of Weaver syndrome. Emerging evidence in the literature indicates that Weaver syndrome EZH2 mutations may result in loss of function of the gene and our report suggests that haploinsufficiency of EZH2 may replicate the clinical phenotype of Weaver syndrome...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695822/arid1b-haploinsufficient-mice-reveal-neuropsychiatric-phenotypes-and-reversible-causes-of-growth-impairment
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Cemre Celen, Jen-Chieh Chuang, Xin Luo, Nadine Nijem, Angela K Walker, Fei Chen, Shuyuan Zhang, Andrew S Chung, Liem H Nguyen, Ibrahim Nassour, Albert Budhipramono, Xuxu Sun, Levinus A Bok, Meriel McEntagart, Evelien F Gevers, Shari G Birnbaum, Amelia J Eisch, Craig M Powell, Woo-Ping Ge, Gijs We Santen, Maria Chahrour, Hao Zhu
Sequencing studies have implicated haploinsufficiency of ARID1B, a SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling subunit, in short stature (Yu et al., 2015), autism spectrum disorder (O'Roak et al., 2012), intellectual disability (Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study, 2015), and corpus callosum agenesis (Halgren et al., 2012). In addition, ARID1B is the most common cause of Coffin-Siris syndrome, a developmental delay syndrome characterized by some of the above abnormalities (Santen et al., 2012; Tsurusaki et al., 2012; Wieczorek et al...
July 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695815/effectiveness-of-underbody-forced-air-warming-system-in-preventing-hypothermia-in-patients-undergoing-major-surgeries
#17
Hao Liang, Jie Yi
Objective To compare the effectiveness of the forced-air warming system and the conventional warming care practice in preventing hypothermia in patients undergoing major surgeries.Methods A total of 62 patients were enrolled in this study. Patients of both sexes,aged≥18 years,and with an ASA physical status Ⅰ-Ⅲ were included and allocated randomly into intervention group(n=30)or control group(n=32). Patients in the intervention group were provided forced-air warming,either prior to induction or during the surgery procedure depending on core temperature monitoring results...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690993/2q37-deletion-syndrome-confirmed-by-high-resolution-cytogenetic-analysis
#18
Eun-Kyung Cho, Jinsup Kim, Aram Yang, Sung Yoon Cho, Dong-Kyu Jin
Chromosome 2q37 deletion syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder characterized by mild to moderate developmental delay, brachydactyly of the third to fifth digits or toes, short stature, obesity, hypotonia, a characteristic facial appearance, and autism spectrum disorder. Here, we report on a patient with 2q37 deletion presenting with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCMP). Congenital heart malformations have been noted in up to 20% of patients with 2q37 deletions. However, DCMP has not been reported in 2q37 deletion patients previously...
June 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690991/effect-of-growth-hormone-treatment-on-children-with-idiopathic-short-stature-and-idiopathic-growth-hormone-deficiency
#19
Minji Im, Yong-Dae Kim, Heon-Seok Han
PURPOSE: There are inconsistencies in the results reported in a small number of previous studies into growth hormone (GH) treatment in Korean children with idiopathic short stature (ISS) and idiopathic growth hormone deficiency (IGHD). Thus, the authors retrospectively compared the effects of GH in ISS and IGHD. METHODS: From the medical records of 26 ISS and 30 IGHD children, auxological and biochemical changes including chronologic age (CA), bone age (BA), height standard deviation score (HT-SDS), predicted adult height (PAH), midparental height (MPH), insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) were compared...
June 2017: Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690869/the-clinical-impact-of-copy-number-variants-in-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
#20
Nicolas Waespe, Santhosh Dhanraj, Manju Wahala, Elena Tsangaris, Tom Enbar, Bozana Zlateska, Hongbing Li, Robert J Klaassen, Conrad V Fernandez, Geoff D E Cuvelier, John K Wu, Yves D Pastore, Mariana Silva, Jeffrey H Lipton, Joseé Brossard, Bruno Michon, Sharon Abish, MacGregor Steele, Roona Sinha, Mark J Belletrutti, Vicky R Breakey, Lawrence Jardine, Lisa Goodyear, Liat Kofler, Michaela Cada, Lillian Sung, Mary Shago, Stephen W Scherer, Yigal Dror
Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes (IBMFSs) comprise a genetically heterogeneous group of diseases with hematopoietic failure and a wide array of physical malformations. Copy number variants (CNVs) were reported in some IBMFSs. It is unclear what impact CNVs play in patients evaluated for a suspected diagnosis of IBMFS. Clinical and genetic data of 323 patients from the Canadian Inherited Marrow Failure Registry from 2001 to 2014, who had a documented genetic work-up, were analyzed. Cases with pathogenic CNVs (at least 1 kilobasepairs) were compared to cases with other mutations...
May 10, 2017: NPJ Genomic Medicine
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