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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527156/the-effect-of-aerobic-or-aerobic-strength-exercise-on-body-composition-and-functional-capacity-in-patients-with-bmi-%C3%A2-35-after-bariatric-surgery-a-randomized-control-trial
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Alireza Hassannejad, Alireza Khalaj, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mastaneh Rajabian Tabesh, Zahra Alizadeh
BACKGROUND: Although previous studies suggested that bariatric surgery is the most effective and sustainable treatment method for morbid obesity in long term, but without changing in lifestyle, maintaining optimal weight loss is almost impossible. METHODS: Sixty morbid obese patients (BMI ≥ 35) were evaluated before and after 12 weeks of bariatric surgery in order to compare the impact of two different exercise programs on body composition and functional capacity outcomes...
May 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526329/a-behaviour-change-intervention-to-reduce-sedentary-time-in-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sonia Wing Mei Cheng, Jennifer Alison, Sarah Dennis, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Lissa Spencer, Renae McNamara, Susan Sims, Zoe McKeough
INTRODUCTION: Replacing sedentary behaviour with light intensity physical activity (ie, activities classified as less than three metabolic equivalents, such as slow-paced walking) may be a more realistic strategy for reducing cardiometabolic risk in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than only aiming to increase levels of moderate-vigorous intensity physical activity. Behaviour change interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have not yet been developed or tested...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521558/rising-utilization-of-inpatient-pediatric-asthma-pathways
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Sunitha V Kaiser, Jonathan Rodean, Arpi Bekmezian, Matt Hall, Samir S Shah, Sanjay Mahant, Kavita Parikh, Rustin Morse, Henry Puls, Michael D Cabana
INTRODUCTION: Clinical pathways are detailed care plans that operationalize evidence-based guidelines into an accessible format for health providers. Their goal is to link evidence to practice to optimize patient outcomes and delivery efficiency. It is unknown to what extent inpatient pediatric asthma pathways are being utilized nationally. OBJECTIVES: (1) Describe inpatient pediatric asthma pathway design and implementation across a large hospital network. (2) Compare characteristics of hospitals with and without pathways...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515799/implementing-mindfulness-in-the-mainstream-making-the-path-by-walking-it
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Rebecca S Crane
There is expanding interest in mindfulness-based programs (MBPs) within the mainstream. While there are research gaps, there is empirical evidence for these developments. Implementing new evidence into practice is always complex and difficult. Particular complexities and tensions arise when implementing MBPs in the mainstream. MBPs are emerging out of the confluence of different epistemologies-contemplative teaching and practice, and contemporary Western empiricism and culture. In the process of navigating implementation and integrity, and developing a professional practice context for this emerging field, the diverse influences within this confluence need careful attention and thought...
2017: Mindfulness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513842/expanding-the-field-of-surgical-researchers-the-jahnigen-career-development-award
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Stacie Deiner
Under a long-standing collaboration with the John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF), the Atlantic Philanthropies (AP), and specialty societies in 10 targeted specialties, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has been working to improve quality of care provided to older adults by surgical and related medical specialists. To support and nurture future academic leaders, the Geriatrics-for-Specialists Initiative (GSI) established the Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholar Award (JCDA) program in 2002, with AP joining JAHF as a core funder of the awards in 2003...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511602/evaluation-of-student-handwashing-practices-during-a-school-based-hygiene-program-in-rural-western-kenya-2007
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Genevieve La Con, Katharine Schilling, Julie Harris, Bobbie Person, Mercy Owuor, Lorraine Ogange, Sitnah Faith, Robert Quick
Unsafe drinking water and inadequate handwashing facilities in primary schools increase the risk of absenteeism due to diarrhea and respiratory infections. To mitigate these risks, we provided 28 schools in rural Western Kenya with handwashing and drinking water stations (containers with lids and taps on metal stands), bleach for water treatment, soap for handwashing, and educational materials. We observed the use of the water stations and assessed teachers' attitudes toward the intervention. Of 151 total handwashing stations, 69 (59%) were observed to have soap and water and treated drinking water 4 months after implementation; observations of pupils showed an increase in handwashing behavior in water stations located < 10 m, as compared with those >10 m, from latrines ( p < ...
January 2017: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510698/xsult-a-web-server-for-structural-annotation-and-representation-of-sequence-structure-alignments
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Bernardo Ochoa-Montaño, Tom L Blundell
The web server XSuLT, an enhanced version of the protein alignment annotation program JoY, formats a submitted multiple-sequence alignment using three-dimensional (3D) structural information in order to assist in the comparative analysis of protein evolution and in the optimization of alignments for comparative modelling and construct design. In addition to the features analysed by JoY, which include secondary structure, solvent accessibility and sidechain hydrogen bonds, XSuLT annotates each amino acid residue with residue depth, chain and ligand interactions, inter-residue contacts, sequence entropy, root mean square deviation and secondary structure and disorder prediction...
May 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508712/changing-rates-of-morbidity-and-mortality-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-surgery
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Jacob J Friedman, Anna M Salapatas, Lauren B Bonzelaar, Michelle S Hwang, Michael Friedman
Objective Whereas uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) was the standard surgical procedure for obstructive sleep apnea prior to 2007, multilevel surgery has become the standard since that time. This study compares morbidity and mortality rates of the stand-alone UPPP with those of multilevel sleep surgery that includes UPPP. Methods Patients undergoing UPPP between 2007 and 2014 were identified in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. UPPP was defined by Current Procedural Terminology codes 42145 and 42950...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505991/lower-extremity-robotic-exoskeleton-training-case-studies-for-complete-spinal-cord-injury-walking
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Edward D Lemaire, Andrew J Smith, Andrew Herbert-Copley, Vidya Sreenivasan
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in exoskeleton technology has made lower extremity powered exoskeletons (LEPE) a viable treatment tool to restore upright walking mobility to persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE: Evaluate ARKE exoskeleton training within a rehabilitation centre environment. METHODS: Case studies are presented for two male participants, age 41 and 30, motor complete SCI at T6 (N01) and T12 (N02), respectively, as they progress from new LEPE users to independent walking...
May 10, 2017: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502097/oral-health-related-quality-of-life-and-risk-factors-associated-with-traumatic-dental-injuries-in-brazilian-children-a-multilevel-approach
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Rafael Aiello Bomfim, Daniel Rodrigo Herrera, Alessandro Diogo De-Carli
Among the diseases related to oral health, such as caries and oral cancer, dental trauma stands out as one of the major public health problems worldwide. The aim of this study was to verify the occurrence of factors associated with traumatic dental injuries (TDI), including oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), sociodemographic characteristics, untreated caries, occlusal problems, and contextual variables in 12-year-old Brazilian children METHODS: This study assessed a complex sample of the National Research in Oral Health (SBbrasil 2010) data on 7240 twelve-year-old children and contextual features of the municipalities where they lived RESULTS: TDI prevalence in 12-year-old schoolchildren was 23...
May 14, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500256/tzap-ing-telomeres-down-to-size
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Laura Garcia-Exposito, Roderick J O'Sullivan
The phenomenon of gradual telomere shortening has become a paradigm for how we understand the biology of aging and cancer. Cell proliferation is accompanied by cumulative telomere loss, and the aged cell either senesces, dies or transforms toward cancer. This transformation requires the activation of telomere elongation mechanisms in order to restore telomere length such that cell death or senescence programs are not induced. Most of the time, this occurs through telomerase reactivation. In other rare cases, the Alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway hijacks DNA recombination-associated mechanisms to hyperextend telomeres, often to more than 50 kb...
May 12, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488833/the-feasibility-of-an-exercise-program-for-individuals-12-months-post-stroke-in-a-small-urban-community
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David Jagroop, Amy Maebrae-Waller, Shilpa Dogra
BACKGROUND: There are few community-based exercise programs catering to individuals post-stroke, despite an increasing need. The primary objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of running a community-based exercise program for individuals post-stroke, and to provide a framework for local communities to run similar programs. METHODS: Individuals who had a stroke within 12 months of the start of the program were eligible to participate in a 9-week community-based exercise program...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486327/tourniquets-in-trauma-care-a-review-of-application
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Brian Cornelius, Ryan Campbell, Pat McGauly
Traumatic hemorrhage has been identified as the leading cause of battlefield death in recent conflicts. Although injury patterns are not directly reproducible to the civilian world, treatment advancements can be used to provide care to patients worldwide. Long-standing dogma regarding the use of tourniquets has been disproved, and there is now recognition of the critical role that tourniquets play in trauma care. The history and evolution of tourniquets, including the identification of previous faults in application, will lead to an examination of the current devices in use along with evidence-based recommendations for use...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482740/effects-of-three-different-chair-based-exercise-programs-on-people-over-80-years-old
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José Cancela, Estrella Pallin, Ander Orbegozo, Carlos Ayán
This study aimed at comparing the effects of three chair-based exercise programs on people over 80 years. Thirty-six participants (87.91 ± 4.70 years) were randomly allocated to an elastic-band, pedal exerciser or range of motion exercise program. The participants exercised three days per week during three months. A hand-held dynamometer, the Tinetti Gait Balance, the Barthel Index and the Timed Up & Go tests (assessed by means of the Wiva® science sensor) were used to evaluate the effects of the programs on the participants strength, balance, functional independence and functional mobility, respectively...
May 8, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481900/yaws-resurgence-in-bankim-cameroon-the-relative-effectiveness-of-different-means-of-detection-in-rural-communities
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Alphonse Um Boock, Paschal Kum Awah, Ferdinand Mou, Mark Nichter
BACKGROUND: Yaws is an infectious, debilitating and disfiguring disease of poverty that mainly affects children in rural communities in tropical areas. In Cameroon, mass-treatment campaigns carried out in the 1950s reduced yaws to such low levels that it was presumed the disease was eradicated. In 2010, an epidemiological study in Bankim Health District detected 29 cases of yaws. Five different means of detecting yaws in clinical and community settings were initiated in Bankim over the following five years...
May 8, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476674/molecular-cloning-characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-a-putative-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-kinase-kinase-4-mekk4-from-blood-clam-tegillarca-granosa
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Guosheng Liu, Mingliang Chen, Chen Yu, Wei Wang, Lirong Yang, Zengpeng Li, Weiyi Wang, Jianming Chen
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades stand for one of the most important signaling mechanisms in response to environmental stimuli. In the present study, we cloned and identified for the first time the full-length cDNA of MAPK kinase kinase 4 (TgMEKK4) from Blood clam Tegillarca granosa using rapid amplification of cDNA ends method. The full-length cDNA of TgMEKK4 was of 1605 bp in length, encoding a polypeptide of 364 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 41.22 kDa and theoretical isoelectric point of 6...
May 2, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474873/circuit-strength-training-improves-muscle-strength-functional-performance-and-anthropometric-indicators-in-sedentary-elderly-women
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Mauro L Mazini Filho, Felipe J Aidar, Dihogo Gama de Matos, Osvaldo Costa Moreira, Cláudia E Patrocínio de Oliveira, Gabriela R de Oliveira Venturini, Victor Magalhães Curty, Henrique Menezes Touguinha, Maria E Caputo Ferreira
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the effects of circuit strength training on the muscle strength, functional autonomy and anthropometric indicators of the elderly. METHODS: Were included 65 women divided in two groups: strength training (TG, n= 34) and control group (CG, n = 31). The strength-training group was subjected to a circuit shaped training program, three days per week, for a period of 12 weeks. In each training session, the circuit was repeated three times...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474859/the-deterioration-in-physical-function-of-hemodialysis-patients
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Brianna K Sutcliffe, Paul N Bennett, Steve F Fraser, Mohammadreza Mohebbi
INTRODUCTION: Physical function in people on hemodialysis deteriorates significantly, however quantification of the rate of deterioration has not been well established. The aim of this study was to examine the rate of deterioration in objective physical function among end-stage kidney disease patients receiving hemodialysis. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-three participants (mean age 67.5 ±13.2 years, 60.6% males) receiving hemodialysis in Australia. Objective physical function was assessed via the 30-second sit-to-stand and eight-foot timed up-and-go at baseline, 12 and 24 weeks...
May 5, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474651/squat-to-stand-test-in-functional-assessment-of-stable-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
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Prahlad Rai Gupta, Asif Feroz, Sachet Dawar, Harshdeep Bhangoo, Shivani Swami, T K Khublani
BACKGROUND: Assessment of functional status is vital for proper therapy and rehabilitation programs in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Traditionally, 6 min walk test (6MWT) has been used but it by itself may not reflect the total functional status in these patients as it poorly correlates to the disease severity. A sit-to-stand test (STST) has been proposed as a better alternative to 6MWT but to test their ability to stand from the squatting position, i.e., a squat-to-stand test (SqTST) will be more appropriate in rural patients...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472027/surveillance-of-vaccination-coverage-among-adult-populations-united-states-2015
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Walter W Williams, Peng-Jun Lu, Alissa O'Halloran, David K Kim, Lisa A Grohskopf, Tamara Pilishvili, Tami H Skoff, Noele P Nelson, Rafael Harpaz, Lauri E Markowitz, Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, Amy Parker Fiebelkorn
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Overall, the prevalence of illness attributable to vaccine-preventable diseases is greater among adults than among children. Adults are recommended to receive vaccinations based on their age, underlying medical conditions, lifestyle, prior vaccinations, and other considerations. Updated vaccination recommendations from CDC are published annually in the U.S. Adult Immunization Schedule. Despite longstanding recommendations for use of many vaccines, vaccination coverage among U...
May 5, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
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