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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679246/reliability-of-tensiomyography-and-myotonometry-in-detecting-mechanical-and-contractile-characteristics-of-the-lumbar-erector-spinae-in-healthy-volunteers
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Christine Lohr, Klaus-Michael Braumann, Ruediger Reer, Jan Schroeder, Tobias Schmidt
PURPOSE: Tensiomyography™ (TMG) and MyotonPRO® (MMT) are two non-invasive devices for monitoring muscle contractile and mechanical characteristics. This study aimed to evaluate the test-retest reliability of TMG and MMT parameters for measuring (TMG:) muscle displacement (Dm ), contraction time (Tc ), and velocity (Vc ) and (MMT:) frequency (F), stiffness (S), and decrement (D) of the erector spinae muscles (ES) in healthy adults. A particular focus was set on the establishment of reliability measures for the previously barely evaluated secondary TMG parameter Vc ...
April 20, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676758/learning-from-water-treatment-and-hygiene-interventions-in-response-to-a-hepatitis-e-outbreak-in-an-open-setting-in-chad
#2
Alexander Spina, David Beversluis, Andrea Irwin, Alexandra Chen, Jean Noel Nassariman, Abdelkhadir Ahamat, Idriss Noh, Jan Oosterloo, Prince Alfani, Sibylle Sang, Annick Lenglet, Dawn Louise Taylor
In September 2016, Médecins Sans Frontières responded to a hepatitis E (HEV) outbreak in Chad by implementing water treatment and hygiene interventions. To evaluate the coverage and use of these interventions, we conducted a cross-sectional study in the community. Our results showed that 99% of households interviewed had received a hygiene kit from us, aimed at improving water handling practice and personal hygiene and almost all respondents had heard messages about preventing jaundice and handwashing. Acceptance of chlorination of drinking water was also very high, although at the time of interview, we were only able to measure a safe free residual chlorine level (free chlorine residual (FRC) ≥0...
April 2018: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675421/corrigendum-to-natural-scaffolds-for-regenerative-medicine-direct-determination-of-detergents-entrapped-in-decellularized-heart-valves
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Monica Dettin, Annj Zamuner, Filippo Naso, Antonella Monteleone, Michele Spina, Gino Gerosa
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/9274135.].
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672827/peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-not-otherwise-specified-ptcl-nos-a-new-prognostic-model-developed-by-the-international-t-cell-project-network
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Massimo Federico, Monica Bellei, Luigi Marcheselli, Marc Schwartz, Martina Manni, Vittoria Tarantino, Stefano Pileri, Young-Hyeh Ko, Maria E Cabrera, Steven Horwitz, Won S Kim, Andrei Shustov, Francine M Foss, Arnon Nagler, Kenneth Carson, Lauren C Pinter-Brown, Silvia Montoto, Michele Spina, Tatyana A Feldman, Mary J Lechowicz, Sonali M Smith, Frederick Lansigan, Raul Gabus, Julie M Vose, Ranjana H Advani
Different models to investigate the prognosis of peripheral T cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) have been developed by means of retrospective analyses. Here we report on a new model designed on data from the prospective T Cell Project. Twelve covariates collected by the T Cell Project were analysed and a new model (T cell score), based on four covariates (serum albumin, performance status, stage and absolute neutrophil count) that maintained their prognostic value in multiple Cox proportional hazards regression analysis was proposed...
April 19, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670771/erector-spinae-plane-block-for-different-laparoscopic-abdominal-surgeries-case-series
#5
Serkan Tulgar, Onur Selvi, Mahmut Sertan Kapakli
The ultrasound guided erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a recent block described for various surgeries for postoperative analgesia. ESP block has effect on both visceral and somatic pain; therefore, its use in laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other abdominal surgeries can be advantageous. We describe successful ESP block application in three different cases for postoperative pain. Two patient were operated on using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and laparoscopic cholecystectomy and one patient was operated on using laparoscopic cholecystectomy together with the inguinal hernia operation...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668078/adherence-and-immune-response-to-revaccination-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-at-a-pediatric-onco-hematology-reference-center
#6
Fernanda Gouveia-Alves, Roseane Gouveia, Valéria C Ginani, Adriana Seber, Danielle A Kuramoto, Gabriel F A Murad, Fernanda G Spina, Antonio S Petrilli, Victor G Zecchin, Celso Granato, Fabianne Carlesse, M Isabel de Moraes-Pinto
BACKGROUND: Revaccination after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is necessary to compensate for the loss of immunological memory. The aims of this study were to evaluate the adherence to revaccination schedule and the humoral immune response to different vaccine antigens in HSCT pediatric and young adult patients. METHODS: Patients submitted to HSCT for over 3 years were recruited. After written informed consent, a questionnaire was filled in, the vaccination card was analyzed, a blood sample was collected and tested by ELISA for diphtheria, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, measles, rubella and varicella antibodies...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660034/e-cigarettes-may-support-smokers-with-high-smoking-related-risk-awareness-to-stop-smoking-in-the-short-run-preliminary-results-by-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marianna Masiero, Claudio Lucchiari, Ketti Mazzocco, Giulia Veronesi, Patrick Maisonneuve, Costantino Jemos, Emanuela Omodeo Salè, Stefania Spina, Raffaella Bertolotti, Gabriella Pravettoni
Introduction: E-cigarettes may be positively used in tobacco cessation treatments. However, neither the World Health Organization nor the American Food and Drug Administration has recognized them as effective cessation aids. Data about the efficacy and safety of e-cigarettes are still limited and controversial. Methods: This was a double-blind randomized controlled study. The main aim was to assess the efficacy of the use of e-cigarettes in a tobacco cessation program with a group of chronic smokers voluntarily involved in long-term lung cancer screening...
April 11, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657891/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-primary-tumors-of-the-spine-and-spinal-cord-%C3%A2
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Erinma Elibe, David Boyce-Fappiano, Samuel Ryu, M Salim Siddiqui, Ian Lee, Jack Rock, Farzan Siddiqui
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of primary tumors of the spine and spinal cord. Methods: An Institutional Review Board approved retrospective analysis of 30 patients with primary spine tumors treated at a single institution was performed. Post-treatment pain, neurological, and radiographic responses were the endpoints. Results: Nine patients were treated for benign tumors, and 21 patients were treated for malignant tumors...
2018: Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626626/proteomics-study-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-caco-2-cells
#9
Sabrina Gioria, Patricia Urbán, Martin Hajduch, Paola Barboro, Noelia Cabaleiro, Rita La Spina, Hubert Chassaigne
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been incorporated into several consumer products. While these advances in technology are promising and exciting, the effects of these nanoparticles have not equally been studied. Due to the size, AgNPs can penetrate the body through oral exposure and reach the gastrointestinal tract. The present study was designed as a comparative proteomic analysis of Caco-2 cells, used as an in vitro model of the small intestine, exposed to 30 nm citrate stabilized-silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) for 24 or 72 h...
April 4, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626268/intervertebral-disc-status-is-associated-with-vertebral-marrow-adipose-tissue-and-muscular-endurance
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Matthew Quittner, Timo Rantalainen, Nicola D Ridgers, Guy Trudel, Adnan Sheikh, David Connell, Daniel L Belavý
PURPOSE: Low back pain is a major public health issue. Identifying factors associated with better intervertebral disc (IVD) characteristics gives insight into IVD metabolism and highlights intervention targets for improvement of IVD health. This cross-sectional study investigates whether IVD T2-relaxation time on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is associated with vertebral fat fraction (VFF; to quantify marrow adipose tissue), trunk muscle cross-sectional area (CSA), muscle function and physical activity (PA)...
April 6, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625268/trunk-muscle-activation-patterns-during-walking-among-persons-with-lower-limb-loss-influences-of-walking-speed
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Courtney M Butowicz, Julian C Acasio, Christopher L Dearth, Brad D Hendershot
Persons with lower limb amputation (LLA) walk with altered trunk-pelvic motions. The underlying trunk muscle activation patterns associated with these motions may provide insight into neuromuscular control strategies post LLA and the increased incidence of low back pain (LBP). Eight males with unilateral LLA and ten able-bodied controls (CTR) walked over ground at 1.0 m/s, 1.3 m/s, 1.6 m/s, and self-selected speeds. Trunk muscle onsets/offsets were determined from electromyographic activity of bilateral thoracic (TES) and lumbar (LES) erector spinae...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625190/sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-patients-exhibit-altered-movement-strategies-when-performing-a-sit-to-stand-task
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Robyn A Capobianco, Daniel F Feeney, Jana R Jeffers, Erika Nelson-Wong, Joseph Morreale, Alena M Grabowski, Roger M Enoka
OF BACKGROUND DATA: The ability to rise from a chair is a basic functional task that is frequently compromised in individuals diagnosed with orthopedic disorders in the low back and hip. There is no published literature that describes how this task is altered by sacroiliac joint dysfunction (SIJD). PURPOSE: To compare lower extremity biomechanics and the onset of muscle activity when rising from a chair in individuals with SIJD and healthy persons. STUDY DESIGN: Six women with unilateral SIJD and six age-matched healthy controls performed a sit-to-stand task while we measured kinematics, kinetics, and muscle activity...
April 3, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623025/impact-of-powered-knee-ankle-prosthesis-on-low-back-muscle-mechanics-in-transfemoral-amputees-a-case-series
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Chandrasekaran Jayaraman, Shenan Hoppe-Ludwig, Susan Deems-Dluhy, Matt McGuire, Chaithanya Mummidisetty, Rachel Siegal, Aileen Naef, Brian E Lawson, Michael Goldfarb, Keith E Gordon, Arun Jayaraman
Regular use of prostheses is critical for individuals with lower limb amputations to achieve everyday mobility, maintain physical and physiological health, and achieve a better quality of life. Use of prostheses is influenced by numerous factors, with prosthetic design playing a critical role in facilitating mobility for an amputee. Thus, prostheses design can either promote biomechanically efficient or inefficient gait behavior. In addition to increased energy expenditure, inefficient gait behavior can expose prosthetic user to an increased risk of secondary musculoskeletal injuries and may eventually lead to rejection of the prosthesis...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620680/triptorelin-for-fertility-preservation-in-adolescents-treated-with-chemotherapy-for-cancer
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Mariaclaudia Meli, Manuela Caruso-Nicoletti, Milena La Spina, Luca Lo Nigro, Piera Samperi, Salvatore D'Amico, Francesco Bellia, Vito Miraglia, Maria Licciardello, Emanuela Cannata, Silvia Marino, Carla Cimino, Federica Puglisi, Laura Lo Valvo, Agnese Pezzulla, Giovanna Russo, Andrea Di Cataldo
BACKGROUND: Triptorelin, a gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue, can be administered to postpubertal female individuals with cancer who receive chemotherapy to obtain menstrual suppression and decrease the risk of hemorrhage caused by thrombocytopenia. Our goal was to assess whether triptorelin also has a protective role against the gonadotoxicity of chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study includes all postmenarchal female patients who presented to our Unit from 2000 to 2015 and received chemotherapy for cancer...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609929/red-yeast-rice-ryr-supplementation-in-patients-treated-with-second-generation-antipsychotics
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Antonio Bruno, Gianluca Pandolfo, Manuela Crucitti, Giulia Maria Troili, Edoardo Spina, Rocco Antonio Zoccali, Maria Rosaria Anna Muscatello
OBJECTIVE: Second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) have a negative impact on metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk factors for their effects on body weight and on metabolic parameters. Statins are widely used in the treatment of dyslipidemia; less is known on the ability of statins to treat SGAs-induced dyslipidemia, and nutraceutical approaches may represent promising strategies in SGAs-treated patients. Red Yeast Rice (RYR), the fermented product of the Aspergillaceae mold Monascus purpureus (red yeast) grown on white rice, has been shown to have a cholesterol-lowering effect which can be ascribed to monacolin K, although other active compounds may play a role management of hyperlipidemia...
April 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607736/muscle-activation-and-local-muscular-fatigue-during-a-12-minute-rotational-bridge
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Sally D Lark, James A Dickie, James A Faulkner, Matthew J Barnes
Due to anecdotal reports of back pain during a 12-minute rotational bridge test by uniformed services, the level of fatigue leading to possible back pain and or injury was investigated. We hypothesised a high level of fatigue due to diminishing core muscle activation. Nineteen highly trained uniformed service members were measured by surface electromyography of the rectus abdominis, external oblique, internal oblique, lumbar erector spinae, thoracic erector spinae and latissimus dorsi. Average rectified electromyography amplitude (AEMG) and median power frequency were analysed to determine activation and fatigue...
April 2, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600075/sarcopenia-is-a-predictor-of-outcomes-after-lobectomy
#17
James A Miller, Kassem Harris, Charles Roche, Samjot Dhillon, Athar Battoo, Todd Demmy, Chukwumere E Nwogu, Elisabeth U Dexter, Mark Hennon, Anthony Picone, Kristopher Attwood, Sai Yendamuri
Background: As screening for lung cancer rises, an increase in the diagnosis of early stage lung cancers is expected. Lobectomy remains the standard treatment, but there are alternatives, consideration of which requires an estimation of the risk of surgery. Sarcopenia, irrespective of body mass index, confers a worse prognosis in many groups of patients including those undergoing surgery. Here we examine the association of muscle mass with outcomes for patients undergoing lobectomy. Methods: Consecutive patients undergoing lobectomy were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599200/the-outcome-of-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-patients-failing-first-line-therapy-a-report-from-the-prospective-international-t-cell-project
#18
Monica Bellei, Francine M Foss, Andrei R Shustov, Steven M Horwitz, Luigi Marcheselli, Won Seog Kim, Maria E Cabrera, Ivan Dlouhy, Arnon Nagler, Ranjana H Advani, Emanuela A Pesce, Young-Hyeh Ko, Virginia Martinez, Silvia Montoto, Carlos Chiattone, Alison Moskowitz, Michele Spina, Irene Biasoli, Martina Manni, Massimo Federico
PURPOSE: This analysis explored factors influencing survival of patients with primary refractory and relapsed peripheral T-cell lymphomas enrolled in the prospective International T-cell project. METHODS: We analyzed data from 1,020 patients with newly diagnosed disease, enrolled between September 2006 and December 2015. RESULTS: Out of 937 patients who received first line treatment, 436 (47%) were identified as refractory and 197 (21%) as relapsed...
March 29, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594993/-experimental-study-of-demineralized-dentin-matrix-on-osteoinduction-and-related-cells-identification
#19
Yang Shengyin, Chen Ping, Bao Jibo, Ding Yixin, Zou Jinyang, Xie Zhigang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the theoretical framework of cells and the forms of osteogenesis in the mechanism by which demineralized dentin matrix (DDM) induces osteogenesis. METHODS: A total of 24 New Zealand rabbits were used in this study. A total of 4 erector spinae bags were created in each animal. A total of 3 erector spinae bags were implanted with DDM by random selection, whereas the remaining one erector spinae bag was not implanted with DDM...
February 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594311/comparison-of-subjective-and-objective-measures-of-hearing-auditory-processing-and-cognition-among-older-adults-with-and-without-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Bernadette A Fausto, Adrian N S Badana, Michelle L Arnold, Jennifer J Lister, Jerri D Edwards
Purpose: The aims of the study were to compare the Cognitive Self-Report Questionnaire (CSRQ; Spina, Ruff, & Mahncke, 2006) Hearing and Cognitive subscale ratings among older adults with and without probable mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and to examine whether self-report, as measured by the CSRQ, is associated with objective measures of hearing, auditory processing, and cognition. Method: Data analyses included 97 older adults of ages 61-91 years. Participants completed the CSRQ self-report measure as well as a battery of objective measures, including pure-tone audiometry, degraded speech understanding, temporal processing, and memory...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
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