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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245113/the-temporal-relationship-between-activity-of-the-pelvic-floor-muscles-and-motion-of-selected-urogenital-landmarks-in-healthy-nulliparous-women
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Stéphanie Thibault-Gagnon, Cindy Auchincloss, Ryan Graham, Linda McLean
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between pelvic floor muscle (PFM) electromyographic (EMG) activation and urogenital landmark motion measured using 2D transperineal ultrasound (US) imaging. METHODS: Eight healthy, nulliparous women performed maximum voluntary PFM contractions while EMG and transperineal US images were acquired simultaneously. Changes in the levator plate length (LPL), bladder neck (BN) position and urethral position were determined by visual inspection...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244117/quality-of-life-self-esteem-and-future-expectations-of-adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors
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Kareen N Tonsing, Rosaleen Ow
Significant advancements in treatment modalities over the past few decades have significantly improved the survival rates of many types of childhood cancer, directing attention to the psychosocial consequences of successful treatment and subsequent survival. This study assesses quality of life (QoL) among survivors of childhood cancer. Data were collected by means of a survey questionnaire. Participants were assured of confidentiality and of the voluntary nature of participation. Participants ranged in age from 12 to 24 years (mean age = 17...
December 13, 2017: Health & Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243475/hope-for-better-treatment-in-participating-clinical-drug-trials
#3
Tapani Keränen, Amos Pasternack, Arja Halkoaho
An informed consent is a prerequisite for participating in medical trials, whereby the person asked to take part in the trial shall understand what he is committing himself to, and that the consent is given voluntarily. Voluntariness can be undermined by so-called therapeutic optimism, i.e. belief in personal benefit brought about by the trial, as well as the difficulty of understanding how conventional treatment and the trial differ from each other, i.e. the so-called therapeutic misconception. The investigator, especially if he is also the attending physician, may influence the development of therapeutic misconception, because the participant may assume that the physician works as an investigator for the best benefit of the patients...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243265/what-motivates-men-to-donate-blood-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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A Carver, K Chell, T E Davison, B M Masser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Effective recruitment and retention of male donors are vital for the ongoing provision of blood products. Compared with females, male donors are less likely to be medically deferred or experience vasovagal reactions and are typically preferred for plasmapheresis donation in voluntary non-remunerated settings. However, females outnumber males among donors aged under 40 years. This systematic review aimed to synthesize evidence and identify key motivators for blood donation among males to inform targeted recruitment/retention campaigns...
December 15, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242517/the-crisis-at-christmas-dental-service-a-review-of-an-annual-volunteer-led-dental-service-for-homeless-and-vulnerably-housed-people-in-london
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J Doughty, S Stagnell, N Shah, A Vasey, C Gillard
Background The UK charity Crisis originated in 1967 as a response to the increasing numbers of homeless people in London, and the first Crisis at Christmas event for rough sleepers was established in 1971. Since then, Crisis has provided numerous services over the Christmas period to the most vulnerable members of society. One of these is the Crisis at Christmas Dental Service (CCDS) which provides emergency and routine dental care from 23-29 of December each year. The charity is entirely dependent on voluntary staffing and industry donations including materials and facilities...
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242088/voluntarily-induced-vomiting-a-yoga-technique-to-enhance-pulmonary-functions-in-healthy-humans
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Ragavendrasamy Balakrishnan, Ramesh Mavathur Nanjundaiah, Nandi Krishnamurthy Manjunath
Vomiting is a complex autonomic reflex orchestrated by several neurological centres in the brain. Vagus, the cranial nerve plays a key role in regulation of vomiting. Kunjal Kriya (Voluntarily Induced Vomiting), is a yogic cleansing technique which involves voluntarily inducing vomiting after drinking saline water (5%) on empty stomach. This study was designed with an objective to understand the effect of voluntary induced vomiting (ViV) on pulmonary functions in experienced practitioners and novices and derive its possible therapeutic applications...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242009/tendon-displacements-during-voluntary-and-involuntary-finger-movements
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Nathalie van Beek, Kaj Gijsbertse, Ruud Selles, Chris L de Korte, DirkJan H E J Veeger, Dick F Stegeman, Huub Maas
In the human hand, independent movement control of individual fingers is limited. One potential cause for this is mechanical connections between the tendons and muscle bellies corresponding to the different fingers. The aim of this study was to determine the tendon displacement of the flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) of both the instructed and the neighboring, non-instructed fingers during single finger flexion movements. In nine healthy subjects (age 22-29 years), instructed and non-instructed FDS finger tendon displacement of the index, middle and ring finger was measured using 2D ultrasound analyzed with speckle tracking software in two conditions: active flexion of all finger joints with all fingers free to move and active flexion while the non-instructed fingers were restricted...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241653/synaptic-adaptations-to-chronic-ethanol-intake-in-male-rhesus-monkey-dorsal-striatum-depend-on-age-of-drinking-onset
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Verginia C Cuzon Carlson, Kathleen A Grant, David M Lovinger
One in 12 adults suffer with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Studies suggest the younger the age in which alcohol consumption begins the higher the probability of being diagnosed with AUD. Binge/excessive alcohol drinking involves a transition from flexible to inflexible behavior likely involving the dorsal striatum (caudate and putamen nuclei). A major focus of this study was to examine the effect of age of drinking onset on subsequent chronic, voluntary ethanol intake and dorsal striatal circuitry. Data from rhesus monkeys (n = 45) that started drinking as adolescents, young adults or mature adults confirms an age-related risk for heavy drinking...
December 12, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241445/shifting-cancer-care-towards-multidisciplinarity-the-cancer-center-certification-program-of-the-german-cancer-society
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Christoph Kowalski, Ullrich Graeven, Christof von Kalle, Hauke Lang, Matthias W Beckmann, Jens-Uwe Blohmer, Martin Burchardt, Michael Ehrenfeld, Jan Fichtner, Stephan Grabbe, Hans Hoffmann, Heinrich Iro, Stefan Post, Anton Scharl, Uwe Schlegel, Thomas Seufferlein, Walter Stummer, Dieter Ukena, Julia Ferencz, Simone Wesselmann
BACKGROUND: Over the last decades numerous initiatives have been set up that aim at translating the best available medical knowledge and treatment into clinical practice. The inherent complexity of the programs and discrepancies in the terminology used make it difficult to appreciate each of them distinctly and compare their specific strengths and weaknesses. To allow comparison and stimulate dialogue between different programs, we in this paper provide an overview of the German Cancer Society certification program for multidisciplinary cancer centers that was established in 2003...
December 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241046/increase-in-post-activation-potentiation-in-females-following-a-cycling-warmup
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Carey L Simpson, Marina M Flatman, Brian D H Kim, Nikita M Bouwmeester, Jennifer M Jakobi
Post activation potentiation (PAP) is a phenomenon in which muscular force is acutely enhanced as a result of prior contractile activity. The net augmentation is dependent upon the intensity of the preceding conditioning contraction influencing calcium release and phosphorylation of the regulatory myosin light chain. This phenomenon has been recorded after various types of conditioning contractions, however the interaction of a warmup on PAP remains uncertain and whether this differs between males and females requires consideration...
December 11, 2017: Human Movement Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240231/the-issue-of-hplc-determination-of-endogenous-lipoic-acid-in-human-plasma
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Soňa Sechovcová, Pavla Královcová, Roman Kanďár, Karel Ventura
Lipoic acid (LA) is used extensively as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of various diseases. Many methods have been reported for the determination of LA plasma levels and its metabolites after its supplementation, but available information concerning endogenous plasma levels is still rare. Studies, which directly focused on determining the endogenous plasma levels, provided highly controversial results, less than 4.9 nmol/L or 143.7 - 197.0 nmol/L. The main aim of this study was to verify the levels of free LA in the plasma of 40 individuals (17 women, 23 men)...
December 14, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240046/what-is-the-origin-of-the-italian-term-medico-competente
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Michele Augusto Riva, Francesco Carnevale
BACKGROUND: The meaning of the term "medico competente" - usually adopted in Italy to indicate the occupational physician - is little known. OBJECTIVES: To describe the origins of the word "medico competente" in Italy. METHODS: We conducted a comprehensive analysis of the Italian legislation from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day. RESULTS: In the United Kingdom, occupational physicians were originally named as "certifying surgeon" (1833) and "appointed surgeon" (1860)...
December 14, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239708/psychoanalytic-thoughts-on-the-european-refugee-crisis-and-the-other
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Vamık D Volkan
There are many aspects-political, economic, legal, medical, cultural, religious-of the present refugee crisis in Europe. Difficulties at border crossings, settlement programs, life-saving issues, and security measures come to mind immediately, but the refugee crisis also needs to be examined from a psychological angle. This paper outlines psychoanalytic findings on voluntary and forced immigration and human responses to the Other. Change in the twenty-first century is occurring at an unprecedented pace and scale...
December 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239702/a-brief-introduction-to-mass-migration-then-and-now
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Charlotte Kahn
To provide a context, this introduction presents a bird's-eye view of migration history, of some differences between voluntary and forced motivation for leaving home territories, and the significance of large group relocations.(mass migrations). The challenges of adjustment and acculturation as well as the interactional effects on migrants and host populations, including mental health issues and facilities, are considered.
December 2017: Psychoanalytic Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239310/micrornas-as-diagnostic-markers-and-therapeutic-targets-for-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Bridget Martinez, Philip V Peplow
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by primary damage to the brain from the external mechanical force and by subsequent secondary injury due to various molecular and pathophysiological responses that eventually lead to neuronal cell death. Secondary brain injury events may occur minutes, hours, or even days after the trauma, and provide valuable therapeutic targets to prevent further neuronal degeneration. At the present time, there is no effective treatment for TBI due, in part, to the widespread impact of numerous complex secondary biochemical and pathophysiological events occurring at different time points following the initial injury...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238679/novel-program-of-using-village-health-workers-in-early-detection-and-awareness-of-head-and-neck-cancers-audit-of-a-community-screening-program
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Girish S Mishra, Sushen H Bhatt
Head and neck cancers together (oral cavity, pharynx and larynx) are sixth commonest worldwide and are the commonest cancers in developing countries. The Cancer Project was started in Kheda/Anand, Gujarat, a harvest land of tobacco. The objective of this programme was to indoctrinate the most vulnerable and the least tended upon; the basics of head and neck cancers via the medium of their own kins. Voluntary village health workers were educated and trained to pick up the early signs of head and neck cancers...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238262/effect-of-upper-extremity-strengthening-exercises-on-the-lumbar-strength-disability-and-pain-of-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Erdem Atalay, Bedrettin Akova, Hakan Gür, Ufuk Sekir
The present study aimed to analyze the impacts of a low back rehabilitation program accompanied with neck, shoulder and upper back exercises on pain, disability, and physical characteristics of patients with chronic low back pain. Twenty sedentary male patients with chronic low back pain participated in the study on a voluntary basis. The patients were randomly allocated into two groups: a conventional low back exercise group (CE) and a supported exercise group (SE; CE plus upper back, neck, and shoulder exercises)...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238260/the-effect-of-400-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-inhaled-salbutamol-on-3-km-time-trial-performance-in-a-low-humidity-environment
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John Molphy, John W Dickinson, Neil J Chester, Mike Loosemore, Gregory Whyte
The Objectives of the study were to investigate whether 400 µg inhaled salbutamol influences 3 km running time-trial performance and lung function in eucapnic voluntary hyperpnoea positive (EVH+ve) and negative (EVH-ve) individuals. Fourteen male participants (22.4 ± 1.6yrs; 76.4 ± 8.7kg; 1.80 ± 0.07 m); (7 EVH+ve; 7 EVH-ve) were recruited following written informed consent. All participants undertook an EVH challenge to identify either EVH+ve (↓FEV1>10%) or EVH-ve (↓FEV1<10%). Participants performed three separate 3 km running time-trials in a low-humidity (20-25%) environment on a non-motorized treadmill, 15 minutes following inhalation of salbutamol (400 µg), placebo (non-active inhalant) or control (no inhalant), in a randomized, single-blind, repeated measures design...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238246/preventive-and-regenerative-foam-rolling-are-equally-effective-in-reducing-fatigue-related-impairments-of-muscle-function-following-exercise
#19
Johannes Fleckenstein, Jan Wilke, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
Objectives of the study were to compare the effects of a single bout of preventive or regenerative foam rolling (FR) on exercise-induced neuromuscular exhaustion. Single-centre randomised-controlled study was designed. Forty-five healthy adults (22 female; 25±2 yrs) were allocated to three groups: 1) FR of the lower limb muscles prior to induction of fatigue, 2) FR after induction of fatigue, 3) no-treatment control. Neuromuscular exhaustion was provoked using a standardized and validated functional agility short-term fatigue protocol...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238217/effects-of-voluntary-exercise-on-blood-pressure-angiotensin-ii-aldosterone-and-renal-function-in-two-kidney-one-clip-hypertensive-rats
#20
Brian M Waldman, Robert A Augustyniak, Haiping Chen, Noreen F Rossi
Spontaneous dynamic exercise promotes sympathoinhibition and decreases arterial pressure in two-kidney, one-clip (2K-1C) hypertensive rats. Renal sympathetic nerves stimulate renin secretion and increase renal tubular sodium reabsorption. We hypothesized that daily voluntary wheel running exercise by 2K-1C rats will decrease mean arterial pressure (MAP), plasma angiotensin II (Ang II), and aldosterone as well as normalize urinary sodium and potassium excretion independent of changes in glomerular filtration rate (GFR)...
2017: Integrated Blood Pressure Control
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