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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813696/effects-of-standardized-home-training-in-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-following-geriatric-rehabilitation-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Klaus Hauer, Phoebe Ullrich, Ilona Dutzi, Rainer Beurskens, Sylvia Kern, Jürgen Bauer, Michael Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Post-ward geriatric rehabilitation programs have hardly been developed and validated, which leaves a substantial gap in rehabilitative care in older adults and hinders full exploitation of maintained, but often unrecognized rehabilitation potentials. Geriatric rehabilitation patients with cognitive impairment represent a highly vulnerable population which is often affected by a lack of an ongoing support at the intersection between ward-based and post-ward rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a standardized home-based training program in geriatric patients with cognitive impairment following ward-based rehabilitation...
August 17, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807194/the-impact-of-glasgow-coma-scale-age-prognosis-score-on-geriatric-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes
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Muhammad Khan, Terence O'Keeffe, Faisal Jehan, Narong Kulvatunyou, Abdullah Kattaa, Lynn Gries, Andrew Tang, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: As the population ages, increasing number of geriatric patients sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI). Communication of accurate prognostic information is crucial for making informed decisions on behalf of such patients. Therefore, the aim of our study was to develop a simple and clinically applicable tool that accurately predicts the prognosis in geriatric TBI patients. METHODS: We performed a 1-y (2011) retrospective analysis of isolated geriatric TBI patients (age ≥65 y, head abbreviated injury score [AIS] ≥ 3, and other body AIS < 3) in the National Trauma Data Bank...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802228/mtdh-and-map3k1-are-direct-targets-of-apoptosis-regulating-mirnas-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Sohair M Salem, Ahmed R Hamed, Rehab M Mosaad
Artificially designed miRNAs mimics and inhibitors that specifically target known oncogenes have attracted significant research attention. Herein, we aimed to explore whether MIR-375, MIR-145, and MIR-224 are involved in induction of apoptosis of CRC cells by regulating apoptosis-mediating genes MTDH, MAP3K1, PDK1, BAX, and BCL-XL. MTT assay was used to assess cell growth. Apoptosis was determined in terms of caspase activity measurement and phosphatidylserine detection using annexin V staining by flow cytometry...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771070/efficacy-of-tele-rehabilitation-compared-with-office-based-physical-therapy-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Kamran Azma, Zahra RezaSoltani, Farid Rezaeimoghaddam, Afsaneh Dadarkhah, Sarasadat Mohsenolhosseini
Introduction Knee osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability among the middle to senior age groups. Despite being effective, office-based physical therapy (OBPT) needs professional human resources and is both costly and time-consuming. We aimed to compare the efficacy of tele-rehabilitation (tele-rehab) compared with OBPT in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Methods In this randomized clinical trial, patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee were assigned to participate in either a 6-week home-based tele-rehab or an OBPT program between 2015 and 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770511/dynamic-brace-is-a-good-option-to-treat-first-anterior-shoulder-dislocation-in-season
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M Conti, R Garofalo, A Castagna, G Massazza, E Ceccarelli
PURPOSE: We evaluate the ability of in-season competitive athletes to return to competition after an anterior shoulder instability treated conservatively with a new dynamic brace combined with a specific rehabilitation program. METHODS: Twenty soccer players affected by traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation have been enrolled in the "Footballer In Season Fast Rehab" project during 2 consecutive football seasons. We excluded patients affected by rotator cuff tears and the bony defect over 25%...
August 2, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768957/regeneration-of-used-frying-palm-oil-with-coffee-silverskin-cs-cs-ash-csa-and-nanoparticles-of-cs-ncs
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Samir Abd-Elmonem A Ismail, Ayman Mohammed El-Anany, Rehab Farouk M Ali
The present investigation aimed to evaluate the efficiency of coffee silverskin (CS), CS ash (CSA) and nanoparticles of CS (NCS) in regeneration the quality of used frying palm oil. The adsorbents were mixed individually with used frying palm oil at level 4% (w/v) for 60 min. The properties of CS, CSA and NCS adsorbents were studied using (SEM) scanning electron microscopy technique. Some of physico-chemical characteristics of used frying palm oil (UFPO) and UFPO treated with adsorbents were determined. The results showed that the CS ash particles composed of irregular spherical and semispherical grains with deep cavities...
2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768347/-trajectory-analysis-of-participation-in-a-sample-of-stroke-patients-in-german-neurological-outpatient-rehabilitation-centres
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Judit Marheineke, Ruth Deck, Paul Reuther, Dominik Pöppl
Objective We used a trajectory analysis to evaluate the course of participation in a sample of stroke patients in German neurological outpatient rehabilitation centres. Among other benefits, the method of trajectory analysis enables exploration of variables that influence the course of rehabilitation. Method In a multicentric observational study, patients at 17 outpatient neurorehabilitation centres were asked to fill in a questionnaire four times: at the time of admission to the rehabilitation center, on discharge and on month 4 and 12 post rehab...
July 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755334/optimized-direct-organogenesis-from-shoot-tip-explants-of-date-palm
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Rehab Sidky
In vitro propagation is an available alternative to produce uniform and good-quality planting material to establish large-scale date palm cultivation in a short time. This study was carried out to achieve organogenesis and multiplication directly from shoot tips without callus formation, thus avoiding any possibility of undesirable genetic variability among the regenerated plants. The shoot tips explants are cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 1 mg/L naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), 1 mg/L naphthoxyacetic acid (NOA), 2...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751055/deaths-due-to-screenable-cancers-among-people-living-with-hiv-infection-florida-2000-2014
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Mary Jo Trepka, Rehab Auf, Kristopher P Fennie, Diana M Sheehan, Lorene M Maddox, Theophile Niyonsenga
INTRODUCTION: Because of antiretroviral therapy, people living with HIV infection are surviving longer and are at higher risk for chronic diseases. This study's objective was to assess the magnitude of deaths due to cancers for which there are screening recommendations for people living with HIV in Florida. METHODS: Florida Department of Health Enhanced HIV/AIDS Reporting System data were matched with Department of Health Vital Records and the National Death Index to identify deaths and their causes through 2014...
July 24, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750770/circulating-micrornas-panel-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-discrimination-of-hcv-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Hamdy E Abouzeid Ali, Rehab Abdel Hameed, Heba Effat, Emad K Ahmed, Azza A Atef, Sabry K Sharawi, Mohamed Ali, Zakaria Y Abd Elmageed, Abdel Hady Abdel Wahab
Early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can significantly improve the overall survival of HCC patients. However, current diagnostic markers are compromised and limited by their low sensitivity and specificity. In this work, circulating microRNAs (miRs) were utilized as a diagnostic tool to test their efficiency to segregate HCC and hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients from healthy subjects. Nine HCC-related miRs (miR-21, miR-30c, miR-93, miR-122, miR-125b, miR-126, miR-130a, miR-193b and miR-222) were analyzed by Real-Time PCR in 86 serum samples; 34 HCC and 52 HCV patients in addition to 25 healthy subjects...
July 24, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748114/uric-acid-in-plants-and-microorganisms-biological-applications-and-genetics-a-review
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Rehab M Hafez, Tahany M Abdel-Rahman, Rasha M Naguib
Uric acid increased accumulation and/or reduced excretion in human bodies is closely related to pathogenesis of gout and hyperuricemia. It is highly affected by the high intake of food rich in purine. Uric acid is present in both higher plants and microorganisms with species dependent concentration. Urate-degrading enzymes are found both in plants and microorganisms but the mechanisms by which plant degrade uric acid was found to be different among them. Higher plants produce various metabolites which could inhibit xanthine oxidase and xanthine oxidoreductase, so prohibit the oxidation of hypoxanthine to xanthine then to uric acid in the purine metabolism...
September 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744963/association-of-incretins-receptors-genetic-polymorphisms-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-egyptian-patients
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Sally M Shalaby, Haidy E Zidan, AmiraShokry, Jehan Saeed, Rehab H El-Sokkary
INTRODUCTION: Incretins opened a new era in T2DM pathogenesis. AIMS: To assess whether there is an association between GIPR rs2302382 and GIPR rs1800437 and GLP-1R rs367543060 polymorphisms with T2DM or not and also to determine the effect of these polymorphisms on GIP and GLP-1 levels. RESULTS: One hundred and fifty T2DM patients and 150 healthy controls were included in the study, polymorphisms of GIPR rs1800437, GIPR rs2302382 and GLP-1R rs367543060 were genotyped using RFLP-PCR, multiplex allele-specific PCR and RFLP-PCR respectively...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738709/nebulized-hypertonic-saline-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-premature-infants-a-randomized-trial
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Zahra Ezzeldin, Yasmeen Mansi, Mervat Gaber, Rania Zakaria, Rehab Fawzy, Mohamed A Mohamed
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a leading cause of death. Nebulized hypertonic saline solution (HSS) has been used to improve pulmonary clearance and reduce infection in intubated patients. This study examines whether nebulized HSS may reduce VAP in intubated premature infants. METHODS: We analyzed results of 100 intubated premature infants who completed the study. Infants were divided into the "Control" group where VAP prevention protocol was implemented and the "Intervention" group where nebulized HSS twice daily was added to the package of care...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730332/-a%C3%A2-phase-model-of-trauma-rehabilitation-how-can-we-avoid-the-rehab-hole
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Stefan Simmel, Wolf-Dieter Müller, Christoph Reimertz, Christian Kühne, Jean-Jacques Glaesener
Advances in the rescue chain and first aid of polytrauma patients, which have consequently increased their chance of survival, have led to an increase in demands for rehabilitation. However, there is still a large hole in the continuity of rehabilitation between acute patient care and in-patient rehabilitation, the so-called "rehab-hole". The consequences are untapped rehabilitation potential, loss of strength, endurance and motivation as well as impairment of function of the patient.Based on the phase model of neurological/neurosurgical rehabilitation, we propose a step model for the rehabilitation of polytrauma patients that ensures an uninterrupted chain of rehabilitation...
July 20, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715363/decompressive-craniectomy-vs-craniotomy-only-for-intracranial-hemorrhage-evacuation-a-propensity-matched-study
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Faisal Jehan, Asad Azim, Peter Rhee, Muhammad Khan, Lynn Gries, Terence OʼKeeffe, Narong Kulvatunyou, Andrew Tang, Bellal Joseph
BACKGROUND: Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is often performed in conjunction with evacuation of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) to control intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The efficacy of DC in lowering ICP is well established, however, its effect on clinical outcomes remains controversial. The aim of our study is to assess outcomes in TBI patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) vs. craniotomy only (CO) for the evacuation of intracranial hemorrhage...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711028/fluorescence-based-cdte-nanosensor-for-sensitive-detection-of-cytochrome-c
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Rehab M Amin, Souad A Elfeky, Thomas Verwanger, Barbara Krammer
Cytochrome c (Cyt c) is commonly used as intrinsic biomarker for several characteristics of the cell such as respiration, energy level and apoptosis. In the present study a simple colorimetric sensor should be developed and tested for the real-time detection of Cyt c in living cells. We synthesized cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe QDs) capped with thioglycolic acid (TGA) as a fluorometric Cyt c nanosensor. The synthesized TGA/CdTe QDs nanosensor was characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and absorption as well as fluorescence spectrophotometry...
July 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709405/rehabilitation-access-and-effectiveness-for-persons-with-back-pain-the-protocol-of-a-cohort-study-rehab-bp-drks00011554
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Matthias Bethge, Kerstin Mattukat, David Fauser, Wilfried Mau
BACKGROUND: Back pain is one of the most common chronic diseases in Germany and has a major impact on work ability and social participation. The German Pension Insurance (GPI) is the main provider of medical rehabilitation to improve work ability and prevent disability pensions in Germany. However, over half of the persons granted a disability pension have never used a medical rehabilitation service. Furthermore, evidence on the effects of medical rehabilitation in Germany is inconclusive...
July 14, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706823/joint-preservation-surgery-for-medial-compartment-osteoarthritis
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Deepak Goyal, Anjali Goyal, Nobuo Adachi
Single compartment osteoarthritis is a commonly encountered condition in the middle-aged population, with the medial compartment being the most commonly involved compartment. Medial compartment osteoarthritis becomes seriously disabling for these active patients, with a very few definitive solutions. These patients quickly stop responding to the conservative methods such as lifestyle modification, drugs, physiotherapy, and rehab programs. Less invasive procedures such as intra-articular injections or joint debridement also do not give a long-lasting relief...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705613/aging-related-effects-of-bed-rest-followed-by-eccentric-exercise-rehabilitation-on-skeletal-muscle-macrophages-and-insulin-sensitivity
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Paul T Reidy, Catherine C Lindsay, Alec I McKenzie, Christopher S Fry, Mark A Supiano, Robin L Marcus, Paul C LaStayo, Micah J Drummond
The pro- and anti-inflammatory macrophages are associated with insulin sensitivity and skeletal muscle regeneration. Infiltrating macrophages in skeletal muscle during a period of physical inactivity and subsequent reloading/rehabilitation in older adults is unknown, but may provide insight into mechanisms related to the development of metabolic disease and changes in muscle cell size. The purpose of this study was to determine if skeletal muscle macrophage infiltration is modulated differently between young and older adults after bed rest and exercise rehabilitation and if these responses are related to muscle and insulin sensitivity changes...
July 10, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697720/early-onset-pneumonia-after-liver-transplant-microbial-causes-risk-factors-and-outcomes-mansoura-university-egypt-experience
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Mohammad Khairy El-Badrawy, Raed El-Metwaly Ali, Amr Yassen, Mohammad Ahmad AbouElela, Rehab Ahmad Elmorsey
OBJECTIVES: Pneumonia has a negative effect on the outcome of liver transplant. Our aim was to analyze early-onset pneumonia that developed within the first month after transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective single-center study included 56 adult living-donor liver transplant recipients; those who developed early-onset pneumonia based on clinical and radiologic criteria were investigated as to causative pathogens and then followed up and compared with other recipients without pneumonia to illustrate risk factors, outcomes, and related mortality of posttransplant pneumonia...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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