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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526673/the-effectiveness-of-a-computer-game-based-rehabilitation-platform-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Anuprita Kanitkar, Tony Szturm, Sanjay Parmar, Dorcas Bc Gandhi, Gina Ruth Rempel, Gayle Restall, Monika Sharma, Amitesh Narayan, Jeyaraj Pandian, Nilashri Naik, Ravi R Savadatti, Mahesh Appasaheb Kamate
BACKGROUND: It is difficult to engage young children with cerebral palsy (CP) in repetitive, tedious therapy. As such, there is a need for innovative approaches and tools to motivate these children. We developed the low-cost, computer game-based rehabilitation platform CGR that combines fine manipulation and gross movement exercises with attention and planning game activities appropriate for young children with CP. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide evidence of the therapeutic value of CGR to improve upper extremity (UE) motor function for children with CP...
May 18, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524707/asthma-specific-cognitions-self-focused-attention-and-fear-of-negative-evaluation-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-diagnosed-with-childhood-onset-asthma
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Ashley N Junghans-Rutelonis, Alayna P Tackett, Kristina I Suorsa, John M Chaney, Larry L Mullins
The present study examined the impact of asthma-specific thought intrusion (TI) and thought suppression (TS) on two cognitive-affective variables (self-focused attention and fear of negative evaluation) among adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with childhood-onset asthma. Participants were 290 AYAs who completed assessment questionnaires and participated in a written exercise electronically. Asthma-TI and TS were reported by participants following participation in a writing assignment. Asthma-TI was associated with increased private, public, and social anxiety self-focused attention, and greater fear of negative evaluation...
May 19, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515056/reducing-musculoskeletal-injury-and-concussion-risk-in-schoolboy-rugby-players-with-a-pre-activity-movement-control-exercise-programme-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michael D Hislop, Keith A Stokes, Sean Williams, Carly D McKay, Mike E England, Simon P T Kemp, Grant Trewartha
BACKGROUND: Injury risk in youth rugby has received much attention, highlighting the importance of establishing evidence-based injury reduction strategies. AIM: To determine the efficacy of a movement control exercise programme in reducing injuries in youth rugby players and to investigate the effect of programme dose on injury measures. METHODS: In a cluster-randomised controlled trial, 40 independent schools (118 teams, 3188 players aged 14-18 years) were allocated to receive either the intervention or a reference programme, both of which were to be delivered by school coaches...
May 17, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506442/boosting-syntax-training-with-temporally-regular-musical-primes-in-children-with-cochlear-implants
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N Bedoin, A-M Besombes, E Escande, A Dumont, P Lalitte, B Tillmann
OBJECTIVES: Previous research has suggested the use of rhythmic structures (implemented in musical material) to improve linguistic structure processing (i.e., syntax processing), in particular for populations showing deficits in syntax and temporal processing (e.g., children with developmental language disorders). The present study proposes a long-term training program to improve syntax processing in children with cochlear implants, a population showing syntax processing deficits in perception and production...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504570/saliva-a-reliable-sample-matrix-in-bioanalytics
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Michael Gröschl
Saliva is gaining increasing attention as a bioanalytical sample matrix. Mostly because of the easy and noninvasive collection, it is not only beneficial in endocrinological and behavioral science, but also in pediatrics. Saliva also has the advantage of being the only body fluid which can be collected even during physical exercise, for example, during sportive activities, and there are physiological characteristics that make it superior to serum/plasma or urine for specific scientific questions. This review provides an insight into the physiology of saliva formation, explaining how certain compounds enter this bodily fluid, and gives advice for collection, storage and analytical methods...
May 15, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500415/mind-muscle-connection-training-principle-influence-of-muscle-strength-and-training-experience-during-a-pushing-movement
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Joaquin Calatayud, Jonas Vinstrup, Markus D Jakobsen, Emil Sundstrup, Juan Carlos Colado, Lars L Andersen
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of different attentional focus conditions on muscle activity during the push-up exercise and to assess the possible influence of muscle strength and training experience. METHODS: Eighteen resistance-trained men performed 1RM bench press testing and were familiarized with the procedure during the first session. In the second session, three different conditions were randomly performed: regular push-up and push-up focusing on using the pectoralis major and triceps brachii muscles, respectively...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499470/exercise-and-environment-new-qualitative-work-to-link-popular-practice-and-public-health
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Russell Hitchings, Alan Latham
The health benefits of physical activity are many and well known. Those hoping to promote public health are therefore understandably keen on encouraging physical exercise. This commentary considers the role of qualitative research in this undertaking, given a context in which medical researchers have more commonly taken a quantitative approach to the motivations that are thought to underpin exercise. Our core argument is that studies concerned with how particular environments are inhabited by particular groups of exercisers could play a more central part in public health promotion...
May 9, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498219/premarathon-evaluations-is-there-a-role-for-runner-prerace-medical-screening-and-education-to-reduce-the-risk-of-medical-complications
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Martin Peter Schwellnus
There is irrefutable evidence that regular participation in physical activity has substantial health benefits, and as such participation in mass community-based sports events should be supported. However, with the promotion of physical activity comes the potential risk of medical complications during an acute exercise session, with this risk varying according to the risk factor profile of an individual and the nature of the event. The demographics of marathon race entrants changed over the past two to three decades, and currently about 50% of runners are older than 40 yr...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497284/exercise-interventions-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-groin-pain-and-injury-in-athletes-a-critical-and-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Paula C Charlton, Michael K Drew, Benjamin F Mentiplay, Alison Grimaldi, Ross A Clark
BACKGROUND: Groin injury is a common musculoskeletal complaint for athletes competing in a variety of sports. The extent to which exercise interventions incorporating external load are an appropriate option for the treatment and prevention of groin injury in athletes is not yet clear. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this review was to describe and evaluate exercise therapy interventions and outcomes for the treatment and prevention of groin injury with specific attention to application of external load...
May 12, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492999/physical-activity-improves-cognition-possible-explanations
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REVIEW
Blanka Koščak Tivadar
Good cognitive abilities (CA) enable autonomy, improve social inclusion and act preventively. Regular physical activity (PA) reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and, at the same time, it reduces the decline of CA and stimulates neurogenesis. So PA in connection with cognitive training, nutrition and social interaction has a positive effect on general CA and the central nervous system, the central executor, memory and attention, and reduces the likelihood of developing dementia. Our objective was to examine which sort and intensity of PA is preferred...
May 10, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488210/food-additives-contaminants-and-other-minor-components-effects-on-human-gut-microbiota-a-review
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REVIEW
Paula Roca-Saavedra, Veronica Mendez-Vilabrille, Jose Manuel Miranda, Carolina Nebot, Alejandra Cardelle-Cobas, Carlos M Franco, Alberto Cepeda
Gut bacteria play an important role in several metabolic processes and human diseases, such as obesity and accompanying co-morbidities, such as fatty liver disease, insulin resistance/diabetes, and cardiovascular events. Among other factors, dietary patterns, probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antibiotics, and non-dietary factors, such as stress, age, exercise, and climatic conditions, can dramatically impact the human gut microbiota equilibrium and diversity. However, the effect of minor food constituents, including food additives and trace contaminants, on human gut microbiota has received less attention...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483560/the-influence-of-a-12-carbohydrate-electrolyte-beverage-on-self-paced-soccer-specific-exercise-performance
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Liam D Harper, Emma J Stevenson, Ian Rollo, Mark Russell
OBJECTIVES: To assess the physiological and performance effects of a 12% carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage consumed at practically applicable time-points (i.e., before each half) throughout simulated soccer match-play. DESIGN: Randomised, counterbalanced, crossover. METHODS: Fed players (n=15) performed 90-min of soccer-specific exercise (including self-paced exercise at the end of each half). Players consumed carbohydrate-electrolyte (CHO; 60g×500ml(-1), Na(+) 205mg×500ml(-1)), placebo-electrolyte (PL) or water (Wat) beverages at the end of the warm-up (250ml) and half-time (250ml plus ad-libitum water)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476100/behavioral-antecedents-for-handwashing-in-a-low-income-urban-setting-in-bangladesh-an-exploratory-study
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Musarrat J Rahman, Fosiul A Nizame, Leanne Unicomb, Stephen P Luby, Peter J Winch
BACKGROUND: Health programs commonly promote handwashing by drawing attention to potential fecal contamination in the environment. The underlying assumption is that the thought of fecal contamination will result in disgust, and motivate people to wash their hands with soap. However, this has not proven sufficient to achieve high rates of handwashing with soap at key times. We argue that handwashing with soap is influenced by broader range of antecedents, many unrelated to fecal contamination, that indicate to people when and where to wash their hands...
May 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475260/a-focus-on-reward-in-anorexia-nervosa-through-the-lens-of-the-activity-based-anorexia-aba-rodent-model
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REVIEW
Claire J Foldi, Laura K Milton, Brian J Oldfield
Patients suffering anorexia nervosa (AN) become anhedonic, unable or unwilling to derive normal pleasures and tend to avoid rewarding outcomes, most profoundly in food intake. The activity-based anorexia (ABA) model recapitulates many of the pathophysiological and behavioural hallmarks of the human condition, including a reduction in food intake, excessive exercise, dramatic weight loss, loss of reproductive cycles, hypothermia and anhedonia, and therefore allows investigation of the underlying neurobiology of AN...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471965/nonoverweight-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-incident-cardiovascular-disease-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-cohort-study
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Hashimoto Yoshitaka, Masahide Hamaguchi, Takao Kojima, Takuya Fukuda, Akihiro Ohbora, Michiaki Fukui
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is known as a risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). About 20% of NAFLD occurs in nonobese individuals. However, it remains to be elucidated the association between nonoverweight with NAFLD and a risk of incident CVD. Therefore, we investigated the risk of nonoverweight with NAFLD for incident CVD.We performed a post-hoc analysis of the previous prospective cohort study, in which 1647 Japanese were enrolled. Abdominal ultrasonography was used to diagnose NAFLD...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469440/the-exercise-of-autonomy-by-older-cancer-patients-in-palliative-care-the-biotechnoscientific-and-biopolitical-paradigms-and-the-bioethics-of-protection
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REVIEW
Márcio Niemeyer-Guimarães, Fermin Roland Schramm
Toward the end of life, older cancer patients with terminal illness often prefer palliative over life-extending care and also prefer to die at home. However, care planning is not always consistent with patients' preferences. In this article, discussions will be centered on patients' autonomy of exercising control over their bodies within the current biotechnoscientific paradigm and in the context of population aging. More specifically, the biopolitical strategy of medicine in the context of hospital-centered health care control and of the frail condition of cancer patients in the intensive care unit will be considered in terms of the bioethics of protection...
2017: Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467942/sprinting-toward-fitness
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Martin J Gibala, John A Hawley
Intense intermittent exercise, or interval training, is a powerful stimulus to induce many of the physiological adaptations typically associated with traditional, moderate-intensity continuous training. While coaches and athletes have recognized the value of interval training to enhance performance for over a century, recent scientific interest has focused on the application of this training method for health promotion. Despite renewed attention, the mechanistic basis for the physiological remodeling that occurs after interval training and the role that the stochastic nature of this type of exercise plays in mediating adaptive responses remains to be elucidated...
May 2, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464731/knowledge-behaviour-and-microbial-load-of-workers-handling-dental-solid-waste-in-a-public-health-service-in-brazil
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Cristina Dutra Vieira, Thaysa Leite Tagliaferri, Maria Auxiliadora Roque de Carvalho, Camilla Aparecida Silva de Oliveira, Paula Prazeres Magalhães, Simone Gonçalves Dos Santos, Luiz de Macêdo Farias
Healthcare wastes are those generated inside healthcare services, including dental clinics. Workers coming into close proximity to hazardous healthcare waste are potentially at risk. In an attempt to assess the knowledge and attitudes of workers dealing with infectious waste, a questionnaire was administered. The biological risk was investigated by evaluating the microbial load and screening some clinically relevant micro-organisms in the nasal mucosa, hands and coats of these workers. The results showed that 66...
April 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460601/a-scoping-review-of-the-psychological-responses-to-interval-exercise-is-interval-exercise-a-viable-alternative-to-traditional-exercise
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Matthew J Stork, Laura E Banfield, Martin J Gibala, Kathleen A Martin Ginis
While considerable evidence suggests that interval exercise confers numerous physiological adaptations linked to improved health, its psychological consequences and behavioural implications are less clear and the subject of intense debate. The purpose of this scoping review was to catalogue studies investigating the psychological responses to interval exercise in order to identify what psychological outcomes have been assessed, the research methods used, and the results. A secondary objective was to identify research issues and gaps...
May 2, 2017: Health Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452866/effects-of-dopamine-and-norepinephrine-on-exercise-induced-oculomotor-fatigue
#20
Charlotte J W Connell, Benjamin Thompson, Jason Turuwhenua, Alexa Srzich, Nicholas Gant
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue-induced impairments in the control of eye movements are detectable via reduced eye movement velocity following a bout of prolonged, strenuous exercise. Slower eye movements caused by neural fatigue within the oculomotor system can be prevented by caffeine and upregulation of central catecholamines may be responsible for this effect. This study explored the individual contribution of dopamine and norepinephrine to fatigue-related impairments in oculomotor control...
April 28, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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