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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645259/adapted-yoga-to-improve-physical-function-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-physically-inactive-older-adults-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-trial
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Garry A Tew, Jenny Howsam, Matthew Hardy, Laura Bissell
BACKGROUND: Yoga is a holistic therapy of expanding popularity, which has the potential to produce a range of physical, mental and social benefits. This trial evaluated the feasibility and effects of an adapted yoga programme on physical function and health-related quality of life in physically-inactive older adults. METHODS: In this randomised controlled pilot trial, 52 older adults (90% female; mean age 74.8 years, SD 7.2) were randomised 1:1 to a yoga programme or wait-list control...
June 23, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640124/comparison-of-the-temperature-and-humidity-in-the-anesthetic-breathing-circuit-among-different-anesthetic-workstations-updated-guidelines-for-reporting-parallel-group-randomized-trials
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Yoon Ji Choi, Sam Hong Min, Jeong Jun Park, Jang Eun Cho, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Suk Min Yoon
BACKGROUND: For patients undergoing general anesthesia, adequate warming and humidification of the inspired gases is very important. The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences in the heat and moisture content of the inspired gases with low-flow anesthesia using 4 different anesthesia machines. METHODS: The patients were divided into 11 groups according to the anesthesia machine used (Ohmeda, Excel; Avance; Dräger, Cato; and Primus) and the fresh gas flow (FGF) rate (0...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630233/motor-recovery-prediction-with-clinical-assessment-and-local-diffusion-homogeneity-after-acute-subcortical-infarction
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Gang Liu, Shuangquan Tan, Chao Dang, Kangqiang Peng, Chuanmiao Xie, Shihui Xing, Jinsheng Zeng
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Initial clinical assessment or conventional diffusion tensor imaging parameters alone do not reliably predict poststroke recovery of motor function. Recently, local diffusion homogeneity (LDH) has been proposed to represent the local coherence of water molecule diffusion and can serve as a complementary marker for investigating white matter alterations of the brain. We aimed to determine whether a combination of initial clinical assessment and LDH could predict motor recovery after acute subcortical infarction...
June 19, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629975/anatomical-and-functional-properties-of-the-foot-and-leg-representation-in-areas-3b-1-and-2-of-primary-somatosensory-cortex-in-humans-a-7t-fmri-study
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Michel Akselrod, Roberto Martuzzi, Andrea Serino, Wietske van der Zwaag, Roger Gassert, Olaf Blanke
Primary somatosensory cortex (S1) processes somatosensory information and is composed of multiple subregions. In particular, tactile information from the skin is encoded in three subregions, namely Brodmann areas (BAs) 3b, 1 and 2, with each area representing a complete map of the contralateral body. Although, much is known about the somatotopic organization of the hand in human S1, less research has been carried out regarding the somatotopic maps of the foot and leg in S1. Moreover, a latero-medial S1 organization along the superior part of the postcentral gyrus has been reported when moving from hip to toes, yet to date there is no study investigating leg/foot maps within the different subregions of S1...
June 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623753/precuneal-epilepsy-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcome
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Adil Harroud, Olivier Boucher, Thi Phuoc Yen Tran, Louis Harris, Jeffery Hall, François Dubeau, Ismail Mohamed, Alain Bouthillier, Dang Khoa Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: The precuneus is a complex and highly connected structure located in the medial portion of the superior parietal lobule. The clinical presentation of precuneal epilepsy is poorly characterized, mostly because these patients have seldom been distinguished from those with other types of parietal lobe epilepsy. The present study aims to improve the understanding of precuneal epilepsy by detailing its clinical features and surgical outcomes. METHODS: Six previously unreported cases of drug-resistant precuneal epilepsy investigated between 2002 and 2014 were retrospectively studied...
June 14, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593148/endovascular-repair-in-acute-complicated-type-b-aortic-dissection-3-year-results-from-the-valiant-us-investigational-device-exemption-study
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REVIEW
Chang Young Lim
Acute complicated type B aortic dissection (TBAD) is a potentially catastrophic, life-threatening condition. If left untreated, there is a high risk of aortic rupture, irreversible organ or limb damage, or death. Several risk factors have been associated with acute complicated TBAD, including age and refractory hypertension. In the acute phase, even uncomplicated patients are more prone to develop complications if hypertension and pain are left medically untreated. Innovations in stent graft technologies have incrementally improved outcomes since their first use for this condition in 1999, though improvement is needed in mitigating periprocedural complications, adverse events, and mortality...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592900/white-matter-microstructural-changes-are-related-to-cognitive-dysfunction-in-essential-tremor
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Julián Benito-León, Virginia Mato-Abad, Elan D Louis, Juan Antonio Hernández-Tamames, Juan Álvarez-Linera, Félix Bermejo-Pareja, Ángela Domingo-Santos, Luis Collado, Juan Pablo Romero
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies have detected white matter microstructural changes in essential tremor (ET). However, it is still unclear whether these changes are related to cognitive deficits, which have been described in ET patients. DTI-derived fractional anisotropy, mean diffusivity (MD), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity measures were compared between 23 ET patients and 23 age-, gender-, and education-matched healthy individuals, using whole-brain tract-based spatial statistics. Correlations of white matter changes with scores obtained from a detailed neuropsychological assessment were subsequently examined...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589727/identification-of-microprotein-protein-interactions-via-apex-tagging
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Qian Chu, Annie Rathore, Jolene K Diedrich, Cynthia J Donaldson, John R Yates, Alan Saghatelian
Microproteins are peptides and small proteins encoded by small open reading frames (smORFs). Newer technologies have led to the recent discovery of hundreds to thousands of new microproteins. The biological functions of a few microproteins have been elucidated, and these microproteins have fundamental roles in biology ranging from limb development to muscle function, highlighting the value of characterizing these molecules. The identification of microprotein-protein interactions (MPIs) has proven to be a successful approach to the functional characterization of these genes; however, traditional immunoprecipitation methods result in the enrichment of nonspecific interactions for microproteins...
June 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589635/comparison-of-intramedullary-nail-versus-conventional-ilizarov-method-for-lower-limb-lengthening-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wei-Guo Xu
The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare the lengthening and then nailing (LATN) technique to the conventional Ilizarov method for limb lengthening. A systemic search of potential relevant literature was performed in databases, including the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, EMBASE, and the ISI Web of Knowledge, from their inception to 22 May 2015 using medical subject heading (MeSH) terms "Ilizarov," "bone lengthening," or "intramedullary nail...
June 7, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589049/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-with-cranial-and-caudal-extension
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Mahmood Mubasher, Aseel Sukik, Ahmed Hassan El Beltagi, Ali Rahil
A 23-year-old lady presented with vertigo and imbalance in walking, blurring of vision, diplopia, and headache, in addition to numbness in the lower limbs over a period of six days. On examination patient had nystagmus, ataxia, positive Romberg test, and hyperreflexia. MRI examination of the brain and spinal cord showed evidence of faint bright signal intensity foci in T2/FLAIR involving bilateral cerebral hemispheres, subcortical deep white matter, bilateral thalami, posterior pons and left brachium pontis, and basal ganglia, with small nodular enhancement that aligned along curvilinear structures; those lesions also were apparent along the spinal cord at multiple levels...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587798/is-vein-bypass-truly-superior-to-endovascular-intervention-for-tibial-disease-with-severe-limb-ischaemia
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L Harris
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 3, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585185/intercalary-reconstructions-after-bone-tumor-resections-a-review-of-treatments
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REVIEW
Georgios N Panagopoulos, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Cyril Mauffrey, Jan Lesenský, Andrea Angelini, Panayiotis D Megaloikonomos, Vasilios G Igoumenou, John Papanastassiou, Olga Savvidou, Pietro Ruggieri, Panayiotis J Papagelopoulos
An intercalary reconstruction is defined as replacement of the diaphyseal portion of a long bone after segmental skeletal resection (diaphysectomy). Intercalary reconstructions typically result in superior function compared to other limb-sparing procedures as the patient's native joints above and below the reconstruction are left undisturbed. The most popular reconstructive options after segmental resection of a bone sarcoma include allografts, vascularized fibula graft, combined allograft and vascularized fibula, segmental endoprostheses, extracorporeal devitalized autograft, and segmental transport using the principles of distraction osteogenesis...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579941/chronic-ketamine-exposure-causes-white-matter-microstructural-abnormalities-in-adolescent-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Qi Li, Lin Shi, Gang Lu, Hong-Luan Yu, Fu-Ki Yeung, Nai-Kei Wong, Lin Sun, Kai Liu, David Yew, Fang Pan, De-Feng Wang, Pak C Sham
Acute and repeated exposures to ketamine mimic aspects of positive, negative, and cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia in humans. Recent studies by our group and others have shown that chronicity of ketamine use may be a key element for establishing a more valid model of cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. However, current understanding on the long-term consequences of ketamine exposure on brain circuits has remained incomplete, particularly with regard to microstructural changes of white matter tracts that underpin the neuropathology of schizophrenia...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567155/ballistic-trauma-of-limbs
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Léopold Lamah, Damany Keita, Ibrahima Marie Camara, Mohamed Lamine Bah, Sidimé Sory, Mamadou Moustapha Diallo
The objective of our study was to report the management and follow-up of a particular case of ballistic trauma and to do the literature review. OBSERVATION: A 35-year-old patient, a trader who was the victim of a firearm accident under not very clear circumstances. He was admitted to the emergency department after 3 hours. Clinically, the patient had significant bleeding in the arm and was in a state of clouding of consciousness. We could notice on the right arm, a posterior large transfixing wound of 1 cm and a 6 cm one on the antero-internal side...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567148/hip-abductor-strengthening-improves-physical-function-following-total-knee-replacement-one-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Karvannan Harikesavan, Raj D Chakravarty, Arun G Maiya, Sanjay P Hegde, Shivakumar Y Shivanna
BACKGROUND: Total knee replacement (TKR) is the commonest surgical procedure for patients with severe pain and impaired physical function following end stage knee osteoarthritis. The hip abductors are well renowned in stabilization of the trunk and hip during walking, maintaining the lower limb position, and transferring the forces from the lower limbs to the pelvis. OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of hip abductor strengthening exercise on functional outcome using performance based outcome measures following total knee replacement...
2017: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560145/using-a-posterolateral-portal-to-pass-and-tie-the-suture-of-the-inferior-anchor-during-arthroscopic-bankart-repair
#16
Walid Reda, Ahmed Khedr
Using a posterolateral portal in passing and tying the inferior knot allows good labral reduction and adequate capsular shift to treat anterior shoulder instability. In this technique, the most inferior anchor is placed through a low anterolateral portal. A penetrating grasper is introduced from a posterolateral portal situated 2 to 3 cm distal and lateral to the viewing portal. This portal is used to pass the 2 limbs of the anchor suture as inferior as possible through the labrum and capsule close to 6 o'clock position to form the 2 limbs of the first mattress suture...
December 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555191/percutaneous-mechanical-thrombectomy-using-rotarex%C3%A2-s-device-in-acute-limb-ischemia-in-infrainguinal-occlusions
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Samuel Heller, Jean-Claude Lubanda, Petr Varejka, Miroslav Chochola, Pavel Prochazka, David Rucka, Sylvie Kuchynkova, Johana Horakova, Ales Linhart
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy using Rotarex S in the treatment of acute limb ischemia (ALI) in infrainguinal occlusions in a retrospective study of patients treated in our institution. METHODS: In this study, we identified a total of 147 ALI patients that underwent mechanical thrombectomy using Rotarex S at our institution. In 82% of the cases, percutaneous thrombectomy was used as first-line treatment, and for the remainder of the cases, it was used as bailout after ineffective aspiration or thrombolysis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553245/mastery-in-goal-scoring-t-pattern-detection-and-polar-coordinate-analysis-of-motor-skills-used-by-lionel-messi-and-cristiano-ronaldo
#18
Marta Castañer, Daniel Barreira, Oleguer Camerino, M Teresa Anguera, Tiago Fernandes, Raúl Hileno
Research in soccer has traditionally given more weight to players' technical and tactical skills, but few studies have analyzed the motor skills that underpin specific motor actions. The objective of this study was to investigate the style of play of the world's top soccer players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and how they use their motor skills in attacking actions that result in a goal. We used and improved the easy-to-use observation instrument (OSMOS-soccer player) with 9 criteria, each one expanded to build 50 categories...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549335/microstructural-alterations-of-white-matter-in-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
#19
Jinnan Gong, Xuebin Chang, Sisi Jiang, Benjamin Klugah-Brown, Song Tan, Dezhong Yao, Cheng Luo
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a common type of idiopathic generalized epilepsy that is characterized by myoclonic jerks of the upper limbs and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Frontal cognitive dysfunctions and abnormal coupling of the thalamocortical system have been found in neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. This study intended to explore white matter (WM) measurement changes in JME using MRI. Twenty-six patients with JME and 25 healthy controls (HC) were recruited for the acquisition of diffusion MRI and structural MRI data...
April 4, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546466/changes-in-brachial-artery-endothelial-function-and-resting-diameter-with-moderate-intensity-continuous-but-not-sprint-interval-training-in-sedentary-men
#20
Ninette Shenouda, Jenna B Gillen, Martin J Gibala, Maureen J MacDonald
Moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) improves peripheral artery function in healthy adults, a phenomenon that reverses as continued training induces structural remodeling. Sprint interval training (SIT) elicits physiological adaptations similar to MICT despite a lower exercise volume and time-commitment; however, its effect on peripheral artery function and structure is largely unexplored. We compared peripheral artery responses to 12 weeks of MICT and SIT in sedentary, healthy men (age=27±8 years)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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