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Natália Duarte, Susan L Hughes, Constança Paúl
Fit & Strong! is a physical activity/behavior change evidence-based intervention for persons with osteoarthritis (OA) that was developed and tested in USA. This article describes the development of a new culturally adapted Portuguese version of Fit & Strong!, reviews the methods used, and describes the new features of the Portuguese program. Six steps were implemented for the cultural adaptation: training the Portuguese research team, materials translation, needs assessment which includes literature review, focus group with older adults with lower extremity joint pain, interviews with experts about Fit & Strong! format and content, program instructor training, and pilot study and program implementation...
March 13, 2018: Translational Behavioral Medicine
Muhammad Abid, Shafaqat Ali, Lei Kang Qi, Rizwan Zahoor, Zhongwei Tian, Dong Jiang, John L Snider, Tingbo Dai
Defining the metabolic strategies used by wheat to tolerate and recover from drought events will be important for ensuring yield stability in the future, but studies addressing this critical research topic are limited. To this end, the current study quantified the physiological, biochemical, and agronomic responses of a drought tolerant and drought sensitive cultivar to periods of water deficit and recovery. Drought stress caused a reversible decline in leaf water relations, membrane stability, and photosynthetic activity, leading to increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, lipid peroxidation and membrane injury...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Seung Yeol Lee, Soon-Sun Kwon, Chin Youb Chung, Kyoung Min Lee, Ki Hyuk Sung, Sangwoo Kim, Moon Seok Park
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous motion of the knee and ankle joints is required for many activities including gait. We aimed to evaluate the influence of surgery involving tendons around the knee on ankle motion during gait in the sagittal plane in cerebral palsy patients. METHODS: We included data from 55 limbs in 34 patients with spastic cerebral palsy. Patients were followed up after undergoing only distal hamstring lengthening with or without additional rectus femoris transfer...
March 15, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Luca Palazzese, Marta Czernik, Domenico Iuso, Paola Toschi, Pasqualino Loi
Recently we have demonstrated the possibility to replace histones with protamine, through the heterologous expression of human protamine 1 (hPrm1) gene in sheep fibroblasts. Here we have optimized protaminization of somatic nucleus by adjusting the best concentration and exposure time to trichostatin A (TSA) in serum-starved fibroblasts (nuclear quiescence), before expressing Prm1 gene. To stop cell proliferation, we starved cells in 0.5% FBS in MEM ("starved"-ST group), whereas in the Control group (CTR) the cells were cultured in 10% FBS in MEM...
2018: PloS One
Kosuke Ebina, Motomu Hashimoto, Wataru Yamamoto, Akira Ohnishi, Daijiro Kabata, Toru Hirano, Ryota Hara, Masaki Katayama, Shuzo Yoshida, Koji Nagai, Yonsu Son, Hideki Amuro, Kengo Akashi, Takanori Fujimura, Makoto Hirao, Keiichi Yamamoto, Ayumi Shintani, Atsushi Kumanogoh, Hideki Yoshikawa
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the retention and discontinuation reasons of seven biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) in a real-world setting of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). 1,037 treatment courses with bDMARDs from 2009 to 2016 [female, 81.8%; baseline age, 59.6 y; disease duration 7.8 y; rheumatoid factor positivity 81.5%; Disease Activity Score in 28 joints using erythrocyte sedimentation rate (DAS28-ESR), 4.4; concomitant prednisolone 43.5% and methotrexate 68...
2018: PloS One
Wei Wang, Yan Yan, Feiping Nie, Shuicheng Yan, Nicu Sebe
Graph-based dimensionality reduction techniques have been widely and successfully applied to clustering and classification tasks. The basis of these algorithms is the constructed graph which dictates their performance. In general, the graph is defined by the input affinity matrix. However, the affinity matrix derived from the data is sometimes suboptimal for dimension reduction as the data used are very noisy. To address this issue, we propose the projective unsupervised flexible embedding models with optimal graph (PUFE-OG)...
June 2018: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
Roseanne O Yeung, Jing-Heng Cai, Yuying Zhang, Andrea O Luk, Jun-Hao Pan, Junmei Yin, Risa Ozaki, Alice P S Kong, Ronald Ma, Wing-Yee So, Chiu Chi Tsang, K P Lau, Edwin Fisher, Williams Goggins, Brian Oldenburg, Julianna Chan
Background: In a randomized controlled trial of 628 Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes receiving multidisciplinary care in the Joint Asia Diabetes Evaluation (JADE) Progam, 372 were randomized to receive additional telephone-based peer support (Peer Empowerment And Remote communication Linked by information technology, PEARL) intervention. After 12 months, all-cause hospitalization was reduced by half in the PEARL group especially in those with high Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) scores...
2018: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
Melissa Zajdel, Vicki S Helgeson, Howard J Seltman, Mary T Korytkowski, Leslie R M Hausmann
Background: Adjusting to the challenges of a chronic illness does not affect patients alone but also influences social network members-most notably spouses. One interpersonal framework of coping with a chronic illness is communal coping, described as when a problem is appraised as joint and the couple collaborates to manage the problem. Purpose: We sought to determine whether daily communal coping was linked to daily mood and self-care behavior and examined one potential mechanism that may explain these links: perceived emotional responsiveness...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Behavioral Medicine: a Publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Current staging paradigms from the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for upper urinary tract carcinomas treat locoregionally advanced (T4 and N+) and metastatic (M1) patients as a single entity (stage IV). The current study proposes a modification of the AJCC staging system where these 2 entities are separated. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database (2004-2014) was accessed through SEER*Stat program...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Stefan O Schrade, Katrin Dätwyler, Marius Stücheli, Kathrin Studer, Daniel-Alexander Türk, Mirko Meboldt, Roger Gassert, Olivier Lambercy
BACKGROUND: Powered exoskeletons are a promising approach to restore the ability to walk after spinal cord injury (SCI). However, current exoskeletons remain limited in their walking speed and ability to support tasks of daily living, such as stair climbing or overcoming ramps. Moreover, training progress for such advanced mobility tasks is rarely reported in literature. The work presented here aims to demonstrate the basic functionality of the VariLeg exoskeleton and its ability to enable people with motor complete SCI to perform mobility tasks of daily life...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
Carla Appelgrein, Mark R Glyde, Giselle Hosgood, Alasdair R Dempsey, Sarah Wickham
OBJECTIVE:  This article aims to investigate the effect of a decrease in the A-frame angle of incline on the highest carpal extension angle in agility dogs. METHODS:  Kinematic gait analysis (two-dimensional) measuring carpal extension was performed on 40 dogs entering the A-frame at 3 angles of incline: 40° (standard), 35° and 30°. The highest carpal extension angle from three trials at each incline was examined for a significant effect of A-frame angle with height, body weight and velocity included as covariates...
February 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Rachel P Ogilvie, Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, Conrad Iber, Sanjay R Patel, Pamela L Lutsey
BACKGROUND: Although excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and both EDS and OSA have separately been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), their joint association with CVD risk is unknown. METHODS: Among 3874 Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS) participants without prevalent CVD, moderate to severe OSA was defined by an apnea hypopnea index (AHI) ≥ 15 on an in-home polysomnography. EDS was defined as an Epworth Sleepiness Scale score ≥11...
April 2018: Sleep Medicine
Melissa Y Wei, Mohammed U Kabeto, Andrzej T Galecki, Kenneth M Langa
Background: Multimorbidity is common among older adults and strongly associated with physical functioning decline and increased mortality. However, the full spectrum of direct and indirect effects of multimorbidity on physical functioning and survival has not been quantified. We aimed to determine the longitudinal relationship of multimorbidity on physical functioning and quantify the impact of multimorbidity and multimorbidity-attributed changes in physical functioning on mortality risk...
February 26, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Bethany L Hansberger, Shellie Acocello, Lindsay V Slater, Joseph M Hart, Jatin P Ambegaonkar
CONTEXT:   Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries often occur during jump landings and can have detrimental short-term and long-term functional effects on quality of life. Despite frequently performing jump landings, dancers have lower incidence rates of ACL injury than other jump-landing athletes. Planned versus unplanned activities and footwear may explain differing ACL-injury rates among dancers and nondancers. Still, few researchers have compared landing biomechanics between dancers and nondancers...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
J Joseph Gholson, Nicholas A Bedard, S Blake Dowdle, Timothy S Brown, Yubo Gao, John J Callaghan
BACKGROUND: Mental illness is an often overlooked comorbidity in the total joint arthroplasty (TJA) population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of schizophrenia on the outcomes of TJA. METHODS: The nationwide inpatient sample was used to identify a cohort of 505,840 patients having total hip arthroplasty between 2009 and 2012, of which 953 patients (0.2%) had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify the impact of schizophrenia on short-term medical and surgical complications...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Bahareh Sedaghati-Khayat, Maryam Barzin, Mahdi Akbarzadeh, Kamran Guity, Mohammad-Sadegh Fallah, Hoda Pourhassan, Fereidoun Azizi, Maryam S Daneshpour
BACKGROUND: Obesity is currently an international epidemic and metabolic derangements pose these individuals at greater risk for future morbidity and mortality. Genetics and environmental factors have undeniable effects and among genetic risk factors, FTO/CETP genes are important. The current study examines the interaction between obesity phenotypes and FTO/CETP SNPs and their effects on lipid profile changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected 954 adult subjects from TCGS (47...
March 10, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
Martin Tibuakuu, Sina Kianoush, Andrew P DeFilippis, John W McEvoy, Di Zhao, Eliseo Guallar, Christie M Ballantyne, Ron C Hoogeveen, Michael J Blaha, Erin D Michos
Despite the causal role of cigarette smoking in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. We evaluated the joint relation between smoking and inflammatory markers with ASCVD risk. We tested cross-sectional associations of self-reported smoking status (never, former, current) and intensity (packs/day) with lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2 ) activity and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in 10,506 Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities participants at Visit 4 (1996 to 1998)...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Alberto Lo Gullo, Javier Rodríguez-Carrio, Caterina Oriana Aragona, Giuseppe Dattilo, Concetta Zito, Ana Suárez, Saverio Loddo, Marco Atteritano, Antonino Saitta, Giuseppe Mandraffino
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity is increased in inflammatory joint diseases (IJD), as rheumatoid (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Whereas increased prevalence of subclinical atherosclerosis has been reported in these conditions, whether an early myocardial functionality is also impaired remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the myocardial functionality by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) in recent onset RA and PsA patients and its potential associations with the levels of circulating CD34 +  cells, vitamin D, and with disease activity...
March 2, 2018: Atherosclerosis
Tetsuo Kobayashi, Jun-Ichi Kido, Yuichi Ishihara, Kazuhiro Omori, Satoshi Ito, Takato Matsuura, Takashi Bando, Jun Wada, Akira Murasawa, Kiyoshi Nakazono, Akio Mitani, Shogo Takashiba, Toshihiko Nagata, Hiromasa Yoshie
BACKGROUND: A number of studies have suggested a bidirectional relationship of periodontitis with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, the genetic factors that underlie these relationships have not been elucidated. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter case-control study that included 185 patients with RA and chronic periodontitis (CP), 149 patients with T2DM and CP, 251 patients with CP, and 130 systemically and periodontally healthy controls from a cohort of Japanese adults to assess the shared genetic risk factors for RA and CP as well as for T2DM and CP...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Yutong Cai, Susan Hodgson, Marta Blangiardo, John Gulliver, David Morley, Daniela Fecht, Danielle Vienneau, Kees de Hoogh, Tim Key, Kristian Hveem, Paul Elliott, Anna L Hansell
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effects of long-term exposure to road traffic noise and air pollution on incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) in three large cohorts: HUNT, EPIC-Oxford and UK Biobank. METHODS: In pooled complete-case sample of the three cohorts from Norway and the United Kingdom (N = 355,732), 21,081 incident all CVD cases including 5259 ischemic heart disease (IHD) and 2871 cerebrovascular cases were ascertained between baseline (1993-2010) and end of follow-up (2008-2013) through medical record linkage...
March 5, 2018: Environment International
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