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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111465/effectiveness-of-circuit-based-exercises-on-gait-speed-balance-and-functional-mobility-in-people-affected-by-stroke-a-meta-analysis
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Ana Clara Bonini-Rocha, Anderson Lúcio Souza de Andrade, André Marques Moraes, Liana Barbaresco Gomide Matheus, Leonardo Rios Diniz, Wagner Rodrigues Martins
BACKGROUND: Several interventions are proposed to rehabilitate patients with neurological dysfunctions due to stroke. The effectiveness of Circuit-Based Exercises according to its actual definition, i.e., an overall program to improve strength, stamina, balance or functioning, was not provided. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of circuit-based exercise in the treatment of people affected by stroke. METHOD: A search through PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and PEDro databases was performed to identify controlled clinical trials without language or date restriction...
October 27, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960110/the-process-of-becoming-a-user-of-an-osseointegrated-prosthesis-following-transfemoral-amputation-a-qualitative-study
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Cathrine Hjorth Hansen, Rehne Lessman Hansen, Peter Holmberg Jørgensen, Klaus Kjaer Petersen, Annelise Norlyk
PURPOSE: To investigate what characterizes the process of becoming a user of an osseointegrated prosthesis following transfemoral amputation. METHOD: The study is based on the descriptive phenomenological framework Reflective Lifeworld Research. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with seven participants who had undergone transfemoral implant surgery and currently used their osseointegrated prosthesis. Data were analyzed according to the guidelines given in Reflective Lifeworld Research...
September 29, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955711/environmental-and-physiological-factors-associated-with-stamina-in-dogs-exercising-in-high-ambient-temperatures
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Patrick J Robbins, Meghan T Ramos, Brian M Zanghi, Cynthia M Otto
This IACUC approved study was performed to evaluate the environmental, physiological, and hematological components that contribute to stamina following successive bouts of exercise that included searching (5-min), agility (5-min), and ball retrieve (<10-min). Regularly exercised dogs (N = 12) were evaluated on five separate occasions. The population consisted of eight males and four females ranging in age from 8 to 23 months, which included six Labrador retrievers, three German shepherds, and one each English springer spaniel, German wirehaired pointer, and Dutch shepherd...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947979/effects-of-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-and-chemoradiotherapy-on-attention-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-cancer
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Qing Wei, Ling Li, Xiao-Dong Zhu, Ling Qin, Yan-Lin Mo, Zheng-You Liang, Jia-Li Deng, Su-Ping Tao
This study evaluated the short-term effects of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and cisplatin concurrent chemo-radiotherapy (CCRT) on attention in patients with nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). Timely detection and early prevention of cognitive decline are important in cancer patients, because long-term cognitive effects may be permanent and irreversible. Thirty-eight NPC patients treated with IMRT (17/38) or CCRT (21/38) and 38 healthy controls were recruited for the study. Neuropsychological tests were administered to each patient before treatment initiation and within a week after treatment completion...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867858/evaluation-of-cyavanapr%C3%A4-%C3%A5-a-on-health-and-immunity-related-parameters-in-healthy-children-a-two-arm-randomized-open-labeled-prospective-multicenter-clinical-study
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Arun Gupta, Sunil Kumar, Sanjeeva Dole, Shailesh Deshpande, Vaishali Deshpande, Sudha Singh, V Sasibhushan
CONTEXT: Cyavanaprāśa (CP) is an Ayurvedic immune booster formulation that confers vigor and vitality while delaying the ageing process. Benefits of CP have been studied widely in adult population. OBJECTIVES: Current study assessed beneficial effects of CP on health and immunity related parameters in healthy children. METHODS: This study was a 6 month long two armed, randomized, open labeled, prospective clinical study. School going healthy children between ages of 5-12 years were randomized to receive orally daily either CP (approx...
January 2017: Ancient Science of Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859419/complex-reproductive-traits-and-whole-organism-performance
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T J Orr, Theodore Garland
Arnold's 1983 path-analytic paradigm, considering "morphology, performance, and fitness," has been elaborated in several ways. For example, current versions recognize the level of "behavior" (including aspects of motivation) as a filter between performance abilities (only measurable if motivation is maximal) and fitness components. Performance abilities constrain behavior, but behavioral choices may shield performance from selection. Conceptual and empirical issues remain, such as the extent to which individual variation in lower-level subordinate traits (e...
August 1, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859403/plasmodium-infections-in-natural-populations-of-anolis-sagrei-reflect-tolerance-rather-than-susceptibility
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Camille Bonneaud, Irem Sepil, Lena Wilfert, Ryan Calsbeek
Parasites can represent formidable selection pressures for hosts, but the cost of infection is sometimes difficult to demonstrate in natural populations. While parasite exploitation strategies may, in some instances, actually inflict low costs on their hosts, the response of hosts to infection is also likely to determine whether or not these costs can be detected. Indeed, costs of infection may be obscured if infected individuals in the wild are those that are the most tolerant, rather than the most susceptible, to infection...
August 1, 2017: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846503/does-self-control-training-improve-self-control-a-meta-analysis
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Malte Friese, Julius Frankenbach, Veronika Job, David D Loschelder
Self-control is positively associated with a host of beneficial outcomes. Therefore, psychological interventions that reliably improve self-control are of great societal value. A prominent idea suggests that training self-control by repeatedly overriding dominant responses should lead to broad improvements in self-control over time. Here, we conducted a random-effects meta-analysis based on robust variance estimation of the published and unpublished literature on self-control training effects. Results based on 33 studies and 158 effect sizes revealed a small-to-medium effect of g = 0...
November 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674681/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management-in-young-people-a-primer
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Peter C Rowe, Rosemary A Underhill, Kenneth J Friedman, Alan Gurwitt, Marvin S Medow, Malcolm S Schwartz, Nigel Speight, Julian M Stewart, Rosamund Vallings, Katherine S Rowe
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex disease that affects children and adolescents as well as adults. The etiology has not been established. While many pediatricians and other health-care providers are aware of ME/CFS, they often lack essential knowledge that is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. Many young patients experience symptoms for years before receiving a diagnosis. This primer, written by the International Writing Group for Pediatric ME/CFS, provides information necessary to understand, diagnose, and manage the symptoms of ME/CFS in children and adolescents...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642213/development-of-a-web-based-intervention-for-addressing-distress-in-caregivers-of-patients-receiving-stem-cell-transplants-formative-evaluation-with-qualitative-interviews-and-focus-groups
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Nicole Amoyal Pensak, Tanisha Joshi, Teresa Simoneau, Kristin Kilbourn, Alaina Carr, Jean Kutner, Mark L Laudenslager
BACKGROUND: Caregivers of cancer patients experience significant burden and distress including depression and anxiety. We previously demonstrated the efficacy of an eight session, in-person, one-on-one stress management intervention to reduce distress in caregivers of patients receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (allo-HSCT). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to adapt and enhance the in-person caregiver stress management intervention to a mobilized website (eg, tablet, smartphone, or computer-based) for self-delivery in order to enhance dissemination to caregiver populations most in need...
June 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641585/cancer-bereaved-siblings-positive-and-negative-memories-and-experiences-of-illness-and-death-a-nationwide-follow-up
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Mary-Elizabeth Bradley Eilertsen, Malin Lövgren, Alexandra Eilegård Wallin, Ulrika Kreicbergs
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to explore bereaved siblings' positive and negative memories and experiences of their brother's or sister's illness and death. METHOD: In our nationwide Swedish study, 174 of 240 (73%) bereaved siblings participated, and 70% responded to two open-ended statements, which focused on siblings' positive and negative memories and experiences of illness and death. The data were analyzed using systematic text condensation. RESULTS: The bereaved siblings' responses were categorized into four different themes: (1) endurance versus vulnerability, (2) family cohesion versus family conflicts, (3) growth versus stagnation, and (4) professional support versus lack of professional support...
June 23, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592995/the-quest-for-epigenetic-regulation-underlying-unisexual-flower-development-in-cucumis-melo
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David Latrasse, Natalia Y Rodriguez-Granados, Alaguraj Veluchamy, Kiruthiga Gayathri Mariappan, Claudia Bevilacqua, Nicolas Crapart, Celine Camps, Vivien Sommard, Cécile Raynaud, Catherine Dogimont, Adnane Boualem, Moussa Benhamed, Abdelhafid Bendahmane
BACKGROUND: Melon (Cucumis melo) is an important vegetable crop from the Cucurbitaceae family and a reference model specie for sex determination, fruit ripening and vascular fluxes studies. Nevertheless, the nature and role of its epigenome in gene expression regulation and more specifically in sex determination remains largely unknown. RESULTS: We have investigated genome wide H3K27me3 and H3K9ac histone modifications and gene expression dynamics, in five melon organs...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544443/development-of-a-clinical-trials-version-of-the-impact-of-weight-on-quality-of-life-lite-questionnaire-iwqol-lite-clinical-trials-version-results-from-two-qualitative-studies
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R L Kolotkin, C M Ervin, H H Meincke, L Højbjerre, S E Fehnel
Existing measures of health-related quality of life and patient functioning in obesity, such as the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite (IWQOL-Lite) questionnaire, lack the developmental rigour required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to support product labelling. Two iterative qualitative studies informed development of a version of the IWQOL-Lite questionnaire optimized for use in obesity clinical trials: the IWQOL-Lite Clinical Trials Version. Study 1 included 42 patients with body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg m(-2) (obesity); and Study 2 included 29 patients with type 2 diabetes and BMI ≥ 27 kg m(-2) (overweight)...
October 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462890/multiple-myeloma-clinical-updates-from-the-american-society-of-hematology-annual-meeting-2016
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Evangelos Terpos
The novel clinical data for plasma cell neoplasms (smoldering myeloma, multiple myeloma (MM) and AL-amyloidosis) that were presented in the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology are summarized here. Data from large phase 3 studies for newly diagnosed MM patients who are eligible for autologous transplantation (EMN02, MRC XI and StaMINA trials) are described along with the results of phase 2 studies using novel anti-myeloma drug combinations for induction, consolidation and maintenance as first line therapy...
June 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422624/occupational-therapy-s-role-in-cancer-survivorship-as-a-chronic-condition
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Mary Frances Baxter, Robin Newman, Sheila M Longpré, Katie M Polo
Improved medical care has resulted in a documented increase in cancer survivors in the United States. Cancer survivors face challenges in participation across all facets of life as a result of the cancer and subsequent cancer treatments. Long-term and late-term sequelae can result in impairments in neurological systems, decreased stamina, loss of range of motion, and changes in sensation and cognition. These impairments are often long lasting, which categorizes cancer survivorship as a chronic condition. This categorization presents treatment challenges, especially in creating rehabilitation and habilitation service options that support cancer survivors...
May 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315016/biomechanics-of-the-osteoporotic-spine-pain-and-principles-of-training
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Guido Schröder, Andreas Knauerhase, Holger S Willenberg, Guenther Kundt, Detlef Wendig, Hans-Christof Schober
INTRODUCTION: A fracture is a clinical manifestation of osteoporosis and is one of the main causes of functional limitations and chronic pain in patients with osteoporosis. Muscle and coordination training are recommended to the patients as general measures. We inquired whether sling training is better than traditional physiotherapy in relieving pain and improving abilities of daily living. METHODS: Fifty patients with osteoporosis were divided into two groups. Group A performed conventional physiotherapy, while Group B performed sling training exercises...
May 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152322/a-qualitative-evaluation-of-an-aerobic-exercise-program-for-young-people-with-cerebral-palsy-in-specialist-schools
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Stacey L Cleary, Nicholas F Taylor, Karen J Dodd, Nora Shields
PURPOSE: To explore the perceived effects of an aerobic exercise program delivered in specialist schools for young people with cerebral palsy with high support needs. METHODS: In-depth interviews were completed with 8 students with cerebral palsy, 10 parents, 8 teachers and 7 physiotherapists. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim and independently coded by two researchers. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Two themes emerged: one about program impact and the second about influential design features...
August 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100805/differences-in-mobility-at-the-range-edge-of-an-expanding-invasive-population-of-xenopus-laevis-in-the-west-of-france
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Vivien Louppe, Julien Courant, Anthony Herrel
Theoretical models predict that spatial sorting at the range edge of expanding populations should favor individuals with increased mobility relative to individuals at the center of the range. Despite the fact that empirical evidence for the evolution of locomotor performance at the range edge is rare, data on cane toads support this model. However, whether this can be generalized to other species remains largely unknown. Here, we provide data on locomotor stamina and limb morphology in individuals from two sites: one from the center and one from the periphery of an expanding population of the clawed frog Xenopus laevis in France where it was introduced about 30 years ago...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018250/grit-or-honesty-humility-new-insights-into-the-moderating-role-of-personality-between-the-health-impairment-process-and-counterproductive-work-behavior
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Andrea Ceschi, Riccardo Sartori, Stephan Dickert, Arianna Costantini
It is acknowledged that chronic job demands may be depleting workers' stamina resulting in burnout conditions and ultimately causing further health problems. This relation, known as health impairment process, has recently been considered as a possible explanation for the emergence of counterproductive work behavior (CWB). The present work aims to examine the role of two personality traits (i.e., Grit and Honesty-Humility) in this process. The results, based on a sample of 208 private service sector employees, confirm the presence of a fully mediated process and show how Honesty-Humility positively moderates the relationship between job demands and exhaustion, whereas Grit has a negative effect on the relation between exhaustion and CWB...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004412/conceptualization-of-physical-exercise-and-keeping-fit-by-child-wheelchair-users-and-their-parents
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Jane Noyes, Llinos Haf Spencer, Nathan Bray, Hans-Peter Kubis, Richard P Hastings, Matthew Jackson, Thomas D O'Brien
AIM: To gain a better understanding of how children aged 6-18 years who use wheelchairs and their families conceptualized physical exercise and keeping fit. BACKGROUND: Disabled children with reduced mobility are commonly overweight and unfit. Nurse-led health screening programmes in schools commonly exclude disabled children if they cannot use standard weighing scales or stand against height measuring sticks. DESIGN: Qualitative interview study at two time points over 6 months with children who use wheelchairs and their families...
May 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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