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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788745/obesity-and-physical-fitness-indices-of-children-aged-5-12-years-living-on-remote-and-isolated-islands
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Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Charilaos Tsolakis, Yiannis E Tsekouras, Olyvia Donti, Panagiotis J Papagellopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Obesity has become one of the major health risks in childhood, significantly affecting children's health and physical fitness. Although the marked increase of obesity in urban areas is well established, evidence is limited in remote and isolated areas with adverse socioeconomic features. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of obesity and its association with physical performance indices in young school-aged children living in 18 remote and isolated Greek islands...
May 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781955/involvements-of-parents-in-the-care-of-preterm-infants-a-pilot-study-evaluating-a-family-centered-care-intervention-in-a-chinese-neonatal-icu
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Rong Zhang, Rui-Wena Huang, Xi-Ronga Gao, Xiao-Minga Peng, Li-Hui Zhu, Ramanathan Rangasamy, Jos M Latour
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a family-centered care intervention in a Chinese neonatal ICU. DESIGN: Pilot study using a randomized controlled trial design to inform a main randomized controlled trial study. SETTING: Stand-alone tertiary children's hospital in China with a 60-bed neonatal ICU serving as a regional neonatal ICU center. PATIENTS: Premature infants (n = 61) and their parents (n = 110)...
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781233/fit-guts-reduced-models-online-from-theory-to-practice
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Virgile Baudrot, Philippe Veber, Guillaume Gence, Sandrine Charles
Mechanistic modelling approaches, as the toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic (TKTD) framework, are promoted by international institutions as EFSA and OECD to assess the environmental risk of chemical products generated by human activities. TKTD models can encompass a large set of mechanisms describing the kinetics of compounds inside organisms (e.g. uptake and elimination) and their effect at the level of individuals (e.g. damage accrual, recovery and death mechanism). Compared to classical dose-response models, TKTD approaches have many advantages as taking into account temporal aspects of exposure and toxicity, considering data-points all along the experiment and not only at the end, and making predictions for untested situations as realistic exposure scenarios...
May 20, 2018: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777475/effects-of-resistance-training-detraining-and-retraining-on-strength-and-functional-capacity-in-elderly
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Raphael Luiz Sakugawa, Bruno Monteiro Moura, Lucas Bet da Rosa Orssatto, Ewertton de Souza Bezerra, Eduardo Lusa Cadore, Fernando Diefenthaeler
BACKGROUND: The interruption of training (detraining) results in loss of the gains acquired. Partial retention could occur after detraining, and variation in training stimuli may optimize retraining adaptations. AIM: To evaluate the effect of a resistance-retraining program on strength and functional capacity performance after a detraining period. METHODS: Ten elderly men and women (63-68 years) completed 12 weeks of training, 16 weeks of detraining, and 8 weeks of retraining...
May 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777133/selective-improvements-in-balancing-associated-with-offline-periods-of-spaced-training
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Antonino Casabona, Maria Stella Valle, Carlo Cavallaro, Gabriele Castorina, Matteo Cioni
Benefits from post-training memory processing have been observed in learning many procedural skills. Here, we show that appropriate offline periods produce a performance gain during learning to stand on a multiaxial balance board. The tilt angle and the area of sway motion of the board were much more reduced in participants performing a training spaced by an interval of one day with respect to participants executing the same amount of practice over a concentrated period. In particular, offline memory encoding was specifically associated with the motion along the anterior-posterior direction, the spatio-temporal dynamics, and the frequency contents of the board sway...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776688/naloxone-laws-facilitate-the-establishment-of-overdose-education-and-naloxone-distribution-programs-in-the-united-states
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Barrot H Lambdin, Corey S Davis, Eliza Wheeler, Stephen Tueller, Alex H Kral
BACKGROUND: The opioid overdose crisis in the United States continues to worsen. Opioid overdose mortality is entirely preventable with timely administration of naloxone. Since 2001, many states have passed laws to create an enabling environment for the implementation of overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs. We assessed whether state-level naloxone laws and their provisions stimulated the implementation of OEND programs in the United States. METHODS: Covering the period from 2000 to 2014, we utilized five data sources including the Westlaw legal database, the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System, the Harm Reduction Coalition's OEND database, National Center of Health Statistics and the United States Census...
May 12, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771779/cost-of-integrating-non-communicable-disease-screening-into-home-based-hiv-testing-and-counseling-in-south-africa
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Ilya Golovaty, Monisha Sharma, Alastair Van Heerden, Heidi van Rooyen, Jared M Baeten, Connie Celum, Ruanne V Barnabas
INTRODUCTION: Integrated HIV-non-communicable disease (NCD) services have the potential to avert death and disability, but require data on program costs to assess the impact of integrated services on affordability. METHODS: We estimated the incremental costs of NCD screening as part of home-based HIV testing and counseling (HTC) and referral to care in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All adults in the households were offered integrated HIV-NCD screening (for HIV, diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, depression, tobacco and alcohol use), counseling, and linkage to care...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765872/effect-of-caregiver-driven-robot-assisted-in-ward-training-in-subacute-stroke-patients-a-case-series
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Sang Beom Kim, Kyeong Woo Lee, Jong Hwa Lee, Sook Joung Lee, Jin Gee Park, Joo Won Park
Objective: To evaluate the effect of caregiver driven robot-assisted in-ward training in subacute stroke patients. Methods: A retrospective evaluation was performed for patients treated with caregiver driven robot-assisted in-ward training to retain gait function from June 2014 and December 2016. All patients received more than 2 weeks of caregiver driven robot-assisted in-ward training after undergoing conventional programs. The robot was used as a sitting device, a standing frame, or a high-walker depending on functional status of the patient...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761054/is-high-intensity-interval-cycling-feasible-and-more-beneficial-than-continuous-cycling-for-knee-osteoarthritic-patients-results-of-a-randomised-control-feasibility-trial
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Justin W Keogh, Josephine Grigg, Christopher J Vertullo
Background: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients often suffer joint pain and stiffness, which contributes to negative changes in body composition, strength, physical performance (function), physical activity and health-related quality of life. To reduce these symptoms and side effects of knee OA, moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) cycling is often recommended. While resistance training is considered the optimal form of training to improve sarcopenic outcomes, it imposes higher joint loads and requires supervision, either initially or continuously by trained exercise professionals...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759056/housing-and-employment-outcomes-for-mental-health-self-direction-participants
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Bevin Croft, Nilüfer İsvan, Susan L Parish, Kevin J Mahoney
OBJECTIVE: In self-direction, participants control individual budgets, allocating service dollars according to needs and preferences within program parameters to meet self-defined recovery goals. Mental health self-direction is associated with enhanced wellness and recovery outcomes at lower or similar cost than traditional service arrangements. This study compared outcomes of housing independence and employment between individuals who participated in self-direction and those who did not...
May 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758971/effects-of-dancesport-on-walking-balance-and-standing-balance-among-the-elderly
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Jeehoon Sohn, Sung-Ha Park, Sukwon Kim
BACKGROUND: Dancesport is a popular activity among older adults who look for fun and fitness in Korea. Studies reported positive sociological and psychological effects of dancesport. But, little studies were performed to evaluate the effects of dancesport on balance performances. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of dancesport for 15 weeks on walking balance and standing balance of older adults. METHODS: Older adults regularly participated in the dancesport program 3 times a week for 15 weeks...
May 4, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747516/impact-and-effectiveness-of-a-stand-alone-nrt-starter-kit-in-a-statewide-tobacco-cessation-program
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Amy N Kerr, Barbara A Schillo, Paula A Keller, Randi B Lachter, Rebecca K Lien, Heather G Zook
PURPOSE: To examine 2-week nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) starter kit quit outcomes and predictors and the impact of adding this new service on treatment reach. DESIGN: Observational study of a 1-year cohort of QUITPLAN Services enrollees using registration and utilization data and follow-up outcome survey data of a subset of enrollees who received NRT starter kits. SETTING: ClearWay Minnesota's QUITPLAN Services provides a quit line that is available to uninsured and underinsured Minnesotans and NRT starter kits (a free 2-week supply of patches, gum, or lozenges) that are available to all Minnesota tobacco users...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738741/health-related-physical-fitness-and-weight-status-in-13-to-15-year-old-latino-adolescents-a-pooled-analysis
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Antonio Garcia-Hermoso, Jorge E Correa-Bautista, Jordi Olloquequi, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between health-related physical fitness and weight status in 13- to 15-year-old Latino adolescents. METHOD: The final sample consisted of 73,561 adolescents aged 13-15 years (35,175 girls) from Chile (n=48,771) and Colombia (n=24,790). Cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal fitness were measured using 20-m shuttle run (relative peak oxygen uptake - VO2peak ) and standing broad jump test (lower body explosive strength), respectively...
May 5, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738405/effect-of-exercise-on-cognition-conditioning-muscle-endurance-and-balance-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chandra da Silveira Langoni, Thais de Lima Resende, Andressa Bombardi Barcellos, Betina Cecchele, Mateus Soares Knob, Tatiane do Nascimento Silva, Juliana Nunes da Rosa, Tamiris de Souza Diogo, Irenio Gomes da Silva Filho, Carla Helena Augustin Schwanke
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be a precursor to dementia; however, its progression may be prevented or slowed with exercise. This study aimed at determining the effects of group aerobic and strength training on cognition, conditioning, muscle endurance, and balance in underprivileged community-dwelling older adults with MCI. METHODS: This was a single-blind, randomized, and matched-pair controlled (gender, age, body mass index, and Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination-Revised for MCI diagnosis) clinical trial...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736262/feasibility-of-robotic-exoskeleton-ambulation-in-a-c4-person-with-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-report
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Robert M Lester, Ashraf S Gorgey
Introduction: To determine whether an individual with C4 incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) with limited hand functions can effectively operate a powered exoskeleton (Ekso) to improve parameters of physical activity as determined by swing-time, up-time, walk-time, and total number of steps. Case presentation: A 21-year-old male with incomplete chronic (>1 year postinjury) SCI C4, participated in a clinical exoskeleton program to determine the feasibility of standing up and walking with limited hand functions...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736256/a-mixed-methods-evaluation-of-yoga-as-a-fall-prevention-strategy-for-older-people-in-india
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Lisa Keay, Devarsetty Praveen, Abdul Salam, K V Rajasekhar, Anne Tiedemann, Vimala Thomas, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Cathie Sherrington, Rebecca Q Ivers
Background: Falls are an emerging public health issue in India, with the impact set to rise as the population ages. We sought to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility and likely impact of a yoga-based program aimed at improving balance and mobility for older residents in urban India. Methods: Fifty local residents aged 60 years and older were recruited from urban Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. They were invited to attend a 1-h yoga class, twice weekly for 3 months...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734840/determining-the-long-term-effectiveness-of-a-group-based-physical-activity-program
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Anamica Batra, Richard C Palmer, Elena Bastida, H Virginia McCoy, Hafiz M R Khan
OBJECTIVE: In 2015, only half (48%) of older adults in the United States (≥60 years) reported engaging in any kind of physical activity. Few studies examine the impact of evidence-based programs when adopted in community-based settings. The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of EnhanceFitness (EF) upto 12-months. METHOD: EF was offered to older adults in South Florida. A total of 222 EF classes were offered between October 2008 and December 2014...
May 1, 2018: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730749/a-comparative-study-of-iodized-salt-programs-shanghai-and-switzerland
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Zhengyuan Wang, Peng Liu, Xiaohui Su, Shurong Zou, Jun Song, Shoujun Liu
Both Shanghai and Switzerland are developed regions with long-standing salt iodization programs and periodic monitoring. However, the two regions have their own approach to the implementation of the iodized salt policy. In Shanghai, monitoring was carried out every few years, using probability-proportional-to-size sampling technique to select 30 sampling units. Each unit consisted of more than 12 pregnant women and one randomly selected primary school. Urine samples were then taken from the chosen pregnant women and randomly recruited students of that school for iodine test...
May 5, 2018: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729132/we-run-this-city-impact-of-a-community-school-fitness-program-on-obesity-health-and-fitness
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Elaine A Borawski, Sarah Drewes Jones, Laura Danosky Yoder, Tara Taylor, Barbara A Clint, Meredith A Goodwin, Erika S Trapl
INTRODUCTION: The We Run This City (WRTC) Youth Marathon Program is a community-supported, school-based fitness program designed to increase physical activity in a large, urban school district by engaging middle school youth to train 12 to 14 weeks to run or walk 1.2 miles, 6.2 miles, or 13.1 miles of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. The objective of our study was to evaluate the effect of the intervention on adolescent health. METHODS: We assessed changes in obesity, health, and fitness, measured before training and postintervention, among 1,419 sixth- to eighth-grade students participating in WRTC for the first time, with particular interest in the program's effect on overweight (85th-94th body mass index percentile) or obese (≥95th percentile) students...
May 3, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722874/rsat-2018-regulatory-sequence-analysis-tools-20th-anniversary
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Nga Thi Thuy Nguyen, Bruno Contreras-Moreira, Jaime A Castro-Mondragon, Walter Santana-Garcia, Raul Ossio, Carla Daniela Robles-Espinoza, Mathieu Bahin, Samuel Collombet, Pierre Vincens, Denis Thieffry, Jacques van Helden, Alejandra Medina-Rivera, Morgane Thomas-Chollier
RSAT (Regulatory Sequence Analysis Tools) is a suite of modular tools for the detection and the analysis of cis-regulatory elements in genome sequences. Its main applications are (i) motif discovery, including from genome-wide datasets like ChIP-seq/ATAC-seq, (ii) motif scanning, (iii) motif analysis (quality assessment, comparisons and clustering), (iv) analysis of regulatory variations, (v) comparative genomics. Six public servers jointly support 10 000 genomes from all kingdoms. Six novel or refactored programs have been added since the 2015 NAR Web Software Issue, including updated programs to analyse regulatory variants (retrieve-variation-seq, variation-scan, convert-variations), along with tools to extract sequences from a list of coordinates (retrieve-seq-bed), to select motifs from motif collections (retrieve-matrix), and to extract orthologs based on Ensembl Compara (get-orthologs-compara)...
May 2, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
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