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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166666/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-an-active-compression-brace-on-orthostatic-cardiovascular-responses
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Hadi Moein, Ramandeep Jhalli, Andrew P Blaber, Victoria E Claydon, Carlo Menon
Orthostatic intolerance, one of the principle causes of syncope, can occur secondary to concomitant venous pooling and enhanced capillary filtration. We aimed to evaluate a prototype portable calf active compression brace (ACB) designed to improve orthostatic haemodynamic control. Fourteen healthy volunteers participated in a randomized, placebo controlled, cross-over, double-blind study. Testing consisted of head-upright tilting and walking on a treadmill conducted on two consecutive days with a pair of ACBs wrapped around both calves...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166657/the-effects-of-kinesio-taping-on-the-trajectory-of-the-forelimb-and-the-muscle-activity-of-the-musculus-brachiocephalicus-and-the-musculus-extensor-carpi-radialis-in-horses
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Antonia Zellner, Barbara Bockstahler, Christian Peham
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of Kinesio Taping on the trajectory of the forelimb and the muscle activity of the M. brachiocephalicus and the M. extensor carpi radialis in horses. 19 horses and ponies of different breeds (body weight: 496±117 kg), gender (8 mares, 10 geldings and 3 stallions) and ages (14.9±6.9 years old) were analysed without Kinesio Tape ("no tape"), with Kinesio Tape (muscle facilitation application on both muscles of both sides, "with tape") and immediately after Kinesio Taping ("post tape") through kinematic motion analysis and surface electromyography on a treadmill at the walk (speed: 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166451/factors-associated-with-frailty-in-a-community-dwelling-population-of-older-adults
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Danielle Teles da Cruz, Marcel de Toledo Vieira, Ronaldo Rocha Bastos, Isabel Cristina Gonçalves Leite
OBJECTIVE: To analyze if demographic and socioeconomic factors and factors related to health and health services are associated with frailty in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with 339 older adults (60 years old or more) living in Juiz de Fora, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 2015. A household survey was carried out and frailty was evaluated using the Edmonton Frail Scale. For the analysis of the factors associated with outcome, a theoretical model of determination was constructed with three hierarchical blocks: block 1 with demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, block 2 with the health of the older adult (divided into three sub-levels: 2...
2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166109/temperature-and-chain-length-dependence-of-ultrafast-vibrational-dynamics-of-thiocyanate-in-alkylimidazolium-ionic-liquids-a-random-walk-on-a-rugged-energy-landscape
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Thomas Brinzer, Sean Garrett-Roe
Ultrafast two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy of a thiocyanate vibrational probe (SCN(-)) was used to investigate local dynamics in alkylimidazolium bis-[trifluoromethylsulfonyl]imide ionic liquids ([Imn,1][Tf2N], n = 2, 4, 6) at temperatures from 5 to 80 °C. The rate of frequency fluctuations reported by SCN(-) increases with increasing temperature and decreasing alkyl chain length. Temperature-dependent correlation times scale proportionally to temperature-dependent bulk viscosities of each ionic liquid studied...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165855/physical-activity-coaching-by-australian-exercise-physiologists-is-cost-effective-for-patients-referred-from-general-practice
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Ben Ewald, Fiona Stacey, Natalie Johnson, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Elizabeth Holliday, Wendy Brown, Erica L James
OBJECTIVE: Interventions to promote physical activity for sedentary patients seen in general practice may be a way to reduce the burden of chronic disease. Coaching by an exercise physiologist is publicly funded in Australia, but cost effectiveness has not been documented. METHODS: In a three-arm randomised controlled trial, face-to-face coaching and telephone coaching over 12 weeks were compared with a control group using the outcome of step count for one week at baseline, three months and twelve months...
November 22, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165734/effects-of-age-joint-angle-and-test-modality-on-strength-production-and-functional-outcomes
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Brennan J Thompson, Morgan Whitson, Eric J Sobolewski, Matt S Stock
This study investigated the impact of age, knee joint angle, and strength testing modality on lower body maximal and rapid strength production and assessed the transferability of these characteristics to mobility-related function. Twenty young (age=21.9 yrs) and eighteen elderly (71.1 yrs) adults performed single-joint and multiple-joint isometric maximal voluntary contractions at three knee angles. Outcome measures included peak torque (PT), rate of torque development (RTD), jump height, power, 10 and 400 m walk, and timed chair stand...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165532/relationship-of-serum-carnitine-level-with-falls-and-gait-disturbance-in-the-elderly
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K Nagai, H Koshiba, S Shibata, A Hirasawa, T Ebihara, K Kozaki
BACKGROUND: Gait disturbance and falls are serious events that can impair activities of daily living (ADL) in the elderly. On the other hand, carnitine plays essential roles in energy production, and carnitine deficiency leads to low activity levels. OBJECTIVES: We examined whether a lower serum carnitine concentration was correlated with falls and gait disturbances in the elderly. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We performed a cross-sectional study...
2017: Journal of Frailty & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165396/markerless-knee-joint-position-measurement-using-depth-data-during-stair-walking
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Ami Ogawa, Akira Mita, Ayanori Yorozu, Masaki Takahashi
Climbing and descending stairs are demanding daily activities, and the monitoring of them may reveal the presence of musculoskeletal diseases at an early stage. A markerless system is needed to monitor such stair walking activity without mentally or physically disturbing the subject. Microsoft Kinect v2 has been used for gait monitoring, as it provides a markerless skeleton tracking function. However, few studies have used this device for stair walking monitoring, and the accuracy of its skeleton tracking function during stair walking has not been evaluated...
November 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165377/a-novel-3d-pedestrian-navigation-method-for-a-multiple-sensors-based-foot-mounted-inertial-system
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Wei Yang, Chundi Xiu, Jianmin Zhang, Dongkai Yang
In this paper, we present a novel method for 3D pedestrian navigation of foot-mounted inertial systems by integrating a MEMS-IMU, barometer, and permanent magnet. Zero-velocity update (ZUPT) is a well-known algorithm to eliminate the accumulated error of foot-mounted inertial systems. However, the ZUPT stance phase detector using acceleration and angular rate is threshold-based, which may cause incorrect stance phase estimation in the running gait pattern. A permanent magnet-based ZUPT detector is introduced to solve this problem...
November 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165245/computational-modeling-of-spinal-circuits-controlling-limb-coordination-and-gaits-in-quadrupeds
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Simon M Danner, Natalia A Shevtsova, Alain Frigon, Ilya A Rybak
Interactions between cervical and lumbar spinal circuits are mediated by long propriospinal neurons (LPNs). Ablation of descending LPNs in mice disturbs left-right coordination at high speeds without affecting fore-hind alternation. We developed a computational model of spinal circuits consisting of four rhythm generators coupled by commissural interneurons (CINs), providing left-right interactions, and LPNs, mediating homolateral and diagonal interactions. The proposed CIN and diagonal LPN connections contribute to speed-dependent gait transition from walk, to trot, and then to gallop and bound; the homolateral LPN connections ensure fore-hind alternation in all gaits...
November 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165126/associations-between-the-duration-of-active-commuting-to-school-and-academic-achievement-in-rural-chilean-adolescents
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Antonio García-Hermoso, Jose M Saavedra, Jordi Olloquequi, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
BACKGROUND: Habitual active commuting to school may be positively associated with academic achievement. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between duration of walking or otherwise actively commuting to school and academic achievement. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 389 adolescents from seven rural schools (12-13 years). Mode and duration of active commuting to school (use of active means such as walking or biking to and from school) and screen time were self-reported...
April 4, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165018/efficacy-of-an-individually-tailored-internet-mediated-physical-activity-intervention-in-older-adults-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Taylor W Rowley, Elizabeth K Lenz, Ann M Swartz, Nora E Miller, Hotaka Maeda, Scott J Strath
OBJECTIVE: This study determined the effectiveness of an individually tailored, Internet-mediated physical activity (PA) intervention for increasing walking behavior in inactive older adults. METHOD: This 12-week randomly controlled intervention divided participants ( N = 170) into three groups: control (CON, n = 51), pedometer only (PED, n = 62), and an individually tailored, Internet-mediated pedometer (TI-PED, n = 57) group. The PED group was instructed to increase weekly step count by 10% until 10,000 steps per day was achieved...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165011/motor-imagery-of-walking-and-walking-while-talking-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol-for-older-adults
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Helena M Blumen, Joe Verghese
Over a third of community-residing elderly have clinical gait abnormalities, and gait impairment is associated with morbidity, mortality and dementia. Motor imagery - envisioning motor actions without actual execution - has been used to improve gait in Parkinson's disease and poststroke, but the efficacy of motor imagery in healthy elderly is unknown. This single-blind pilot randomized-controlled trial aims to establish feasibility and explore the efficacy of a 3-month, telephone-based motor imagery intervention - that involves imagined walking, imagined talking and imagined walking while talking for improving gait in 48 healthy elderly...
November 22, 2017: Neurodegenerative Disease Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164541/-the-application-of-information-and-communication-technology-ict-in-nursing-education
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Shwu-Fen Chiou, Hsiu-Chuan Su, Ean-Wen Huang
With the rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the 21st century, all walks of life have experienced disruptive changes, including the healthcare profession. Although nurses represent the largest number of professionals in medical institutions, it is doubtful whether nurses possess sufficient capabilities to face challenges in this era of rapid medical informatization. Currently, the courses necessary to cultivate information literacy in nursing students are insufficient in Taiwan, and traditional instruction methods are largely adopted as nursing teaching strategies...
December 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164390/nutrition-and-mobility-predict-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-12%C3%A2-months-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Sarah Eichler, Annett Salzwedel, Axel Harnath, Christian Butter, Karl Wegscheider, Mihai Chiorean, Heinz Völler, Rona Reibis
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine pre-interventional predictors for all-cause mortality in patients after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a 12-month follow-up. METHODS: From 10/2013 to 07/2015, 344 patients (80.9 ± 5.0 years, 44.5% male) with an elective TAVI were consecutively enrolled prospectively in a multicentre cohort study. Prior to the intervention, sociodemographic parameters, echocardiographic data and comorbidities were documented...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164130/comparison-of-an-innovative-rehabilitation-combining-reduced-conventional-rehabilitation-with-balneotherapy-and-a-conventional-rehabilitation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-athletes
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Laetitia Peultier-Celli, Didier Mainard, Frank Wein, Nicolas Paris, Patrick Boisseau, Alexandre Ferry, René Gueguen, Isabelle Chary-Valckenaere, Jean Paysant, Philippe Perrin
Background: Instability of the knee, related to anterior cruciate ligament injury, is treated by surgical reconstruction. During recovery, a loss of proprioceptive input can have a significant impact. Few studies have evaluated the benefits of rehabilitation of the knee in aquatic environment on functional outcomes. Objective: This study aimed to compare an innovative rehabilitation protocol combining reduced conventional rehabilitation with aquatic rehabilitation, with a conventional rehabilitation, according to the National French Health Authority, in terms of kinetics, development of proprioceptive skills, and functional improvement of the knee...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164094/application-of-the-intervention-mapping-framework-to-develop-an-integrated-twenty-first-century-core-curriculum-part-two-translation-of-mph-core-competencies-into-an-integrated-theory-based-core-curriculum
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Jaime A Corvin, Rita DeBate, Kate Wolfe-Quintero, Donna J Petersen
In the twenty-first century, the dynamics of health and health care are changing, necessitating a commitment to revising traditional public health curricula to better meet present day challenges. This article describes how the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida utilized the Intervention Mapping framework to translate revised core competencies into an integrated, theory-driven core curriculum to meet the training needs of the twenty-first century public health scholar and practitioner...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164088/step-initiation-deficits-in-children-with-faulty-posture-diagnosed-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders-during-infancy
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Magdalena Stania, Alina Sarat-Spek, Teresa Blacha, Beata Kazek, Kajetan J Słomka, Ewa Emich-Widera, Grzegorz Juras
Background: Early detection of movement deficits during step initiation will facilitate the selection of the optimal physiotherapy management strategy. The main aim of the study was to assess potential differences in step initiation between 5- and 6-year-old children with faulty posture who had been diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders during infancy and healthy children. Methods: The experimental group consisted of 19 children aged 5-6 years with faulty posture, who had been diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders during infancy and were given physiotherapy in the first year of their lives...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164029/a-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-management-of-patients-with-acute-spinal-cord-injury-recommendations-on-the-type-and-timing-of-rehabilitation
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Michael G Fehlings, Lindsay A Tetreault, Bizhan Aarabi, Paul Anderson, Paul M Arnold, Darrel S Brodke, Kazuhiro Chiba, Joseph R Dettori, Julio C Furlan, James S Harrop, Gregory Hawryluk, Langston T Holly, Susan Howley, Tara Jeji, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, Mark Kotter, Shekar Kurpad, Brian K Kwon, Ralph J Marino, Allan R Martin, Eric Massicotte, Geno Merli, James W Middleton, Hiroaki Nakashima, Narihito Nagoshi, Katherine Palmieri, Anoushka Singh, Andrea C Skelly, Eve C Tsai, Alexander Vaccaro, Jefferson R Wilson, Albert Yee, Anthony S Burns
Introduction: The objective of this study is to develop guidelines that outline the appropriate type and timing of rehabilitation in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted to address key questions related to rehabilitation in patients with acute SCI. A multidisciplinary guideline development group used this information, and their clinical expertise, to develop recommendations for the type and timing of rehabilitation...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164023/type-and-timing-of-rehabilitation-following-acute-and-subacute-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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Anthony S Burns, Ralph J Marino, Sukhvinder Kalsi-Ryan, James W Middleton, Lindsay A Tetreault, Joseph R Dettori, Kathryn E Mihalovich, Michael G Fehlings
Objectives: The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature to address the following clinical questions: In adult patients with acute and subacute complete or incomplete traumatic SCI, (1) does the time interval between injury and commencing rehabilitation affect outcome?; (2) what is the comparative effectiveness of different rehabilitation strategies, including different intensities and durations of treatment?; (3) are there patient or injury characteristics that affect the efficacy of rehabilitation?; and (4) what is the cost-effectiveness of various rehabilitation strategies? Methods: A systematic search was conducted for literature published through March 31, 2015 that evaluated rehabilitation strategies in adults with acute or subacute traumatic SCI at any level...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
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