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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914110/physical-exercise-for-the-treatment-of-non-ulcerated-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Diego N Araujo, Cibele Td Ribeiro, Alvaro Cc Maciel, Selma S Bruno, Guilherme Af Fregonezi, Fernando Al Dias
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common disease that causes discomfort and impairs the quality of life of affected persons. Treatments such as physical exercise that aim to increase the movement of the ankle joint and strengthen the muscle pump in the calf of the leg may be useful to reduce the symptoms of CVI. OBJECTIVES: To assess and summarise the existing clinical evidence on the efficacy and safety of physical exercise programmes for the treatment of individuals with non-ulcerated CVI...
December 3, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903782/the-assessment-of-grip-strength-after-upper-limb-injuries-in-medico-legal-practice
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Hjcr Belcher
Four hundred adult claimants underwent medico-legal assessment following upper limb injuries. Dynamometry was performed on each using the Jamar five handle-position test. Injury causes loss of power and there is a significant relationship between the percentage loss of power and the measured whole limb impairment. This paper presents a new approach for the analysis of the tests. The normal physiological length-tension pattern of muscle is maintained in the majority of claimants albeit with modifications due to the specific effects of injury on hand function...
November 30, 2016: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896952/muscle-strength-in-breast-cancer-patients-receiving-different-treatment-regimes
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Oliver Klassen, Martina E Schmidt, Cornelia M Ulrich, Andreas Schneeweiss, Karin Potthoff, Karen Steindorf, Joachim Wiskemann
BACKGROUND: Muscle dysfunction and sarcopenia have been associated with poor performance status, an increased mortality risk, and greater side effects in oncologic patients. However, little is known about how performance is affected by cancer therapy. We investigated muscle strength in breast cancer patients in different adjuvant treatment settings and also compared it with data from healthy individuals. METHODS: Breast cancer patients (N = 255) from two randomized controlled exercise trials, staged 0-III and aged 54...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894853/concurrent-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-and-pronator-syndrome-a-retrospective-study-of-21-cases
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Chih-Wei Hsiao, Jui-Tein Shih, Sheng-Tsai Hung
PURPOSE: Concurrent carpal tunnel syndrome and pronator syndrome are rarely considered and the proximal compression sites are easily overlooked. We retrospectively studied 21 concurrent cases in our series from 2009 to 2015 and report the results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The typical symptoms were pain, tingling, and numbness of the radial 3½ digits. If paresthesia involved the thenar eminence and proximal forearm pain was noted in cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome combined with pronator syndrome was considered...
November 25, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893477/an-evaluation-of-agonist-antagonist-strength-ratios-and-posture-among-powerlifters
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Paul T Cutrufello, Stephen J Gadomski, Nicholas A Ratamess
Powerlifters routinely focus on three exercises: bench press, squat, and deadlift. This focus may predispose them to the development of muscle imbalances in either the upper or lower extremity which might also influence posture. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to examine the agonist:antagonist strength ratios and their relationship to postural measures among powerlifters. An expost facto study design compared fifteen male powerlifters (35.3±13.7 years old) and fifteen age-matched controls (34...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881628/normative-reference-values-for-strength-and-flexibility-of-1-000-children-and-adults
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Marnee J McKay, Jennifer N Baldwin, Paulo Ferreira, Milena Simic, Natalie Vanicek, Joshua Burns
OBJECTIVE: To establish reference values for isometric strength of 12 muscle groups and flexibility of 13 joint movements in 1,000 children and adults and investigate the influence of demographic and anthropometric factors. METHODS: A standardized reliable protocol of hand-held and fixed dynamometry for isometric strength of ankle, knee, hip, elbow, and shoulder musculature as well as goniometry for flexibility of the ankle, knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, and cervical spine was performed in an observational study investigating 1,000 healthy male and female participants aged 3-101 years...
November 23, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881381/two-year-outcomes-of-a-randomized-trial-investigating-a-6-week-return-to-full-weightbearing-after-matrix-induced-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
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Jay R Ebert, Peter K Edwards, Michael Fallon, Timothy R Ackland, Gregory C Janes, David J Wood
BACKGROUND: Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) has demonstrated encouraging outcomes in treating patients with knee cartilage defects. Postoperatively, the time required to attain full weightbearing (WB) remains conservative. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that patients would have no significant clinical or radiological differences or graft complications after an 8-week or 6-week return to full WB after MACI. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880057/ankle-plantarflexor-spasticity-is-not-differentially-disabling-for-those-who-are-weak-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Gavin Williams, Megan Banky, Dean McKenzie, John Olver
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of distal lower-limb spasticity had a greater impact on mobility for those who had greater levels of muscle paresis following traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional cohort study of convenience. Seventy-five people attending physiotherapy for mobility limitations following TBI participated in this study. All participants had sustained a moderate-severe TBI and were grouped according to the presence or absence of ankle plantarflexor spasticity for comparison...
November 23, 2016: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878409/analysis-of-the-functional-muscle-bone-unit-of-the-forearm-in-patients-with-phenylketonuria-by-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography
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Daniela Choukair, Carolin Kneppo, Reinhard Feneberg, Eckhard Schönau, Martin Lindner, Stefan Kölker, Georg F Hoffmann, Burkhard Tönshoff
Bone disease in patients with phenylketonuria (PKU) is incompletely characterized. We therefore analyzed, in a cross-sectional study radius macroscopic bone architecture and forearm muscle size by peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and muscle strength by hand dynamometry in a large cohort (n = 56) of adolescent and adult patients with PKU aged 26.0 ± 8.9 (range, 11.8-41.5) years. Data were compared with a reference population (n = 700) from the DONALD study using identical methodology...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871440/investigation-and-clinical-applications-of-muscle-strength-change-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-tap-test-in-cases-of-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-retrospective-study
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Tsuyoshi Matsuoka, Jun-Ichi Iida, Makoto Kawahara, Yoshitomo Uchiyama
The cerebrospinal fluid tap test (CSFTT) is widely used to diagnose idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and predict the therapeutic effectiveness of shunting. However, the ability to walk cannot be quantified for patients who are unable to walk. Therefore, we examined whether the iNPH diagnostic aid is possible using dynamometry, even for patients who are unable to walk. In this study, 45 patients underwent grip strength assessment, quadriceps strength assessment, 10-m walk test, and 3-m Timed Up and Go test before and after CSFTT...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869528/the-association-between-measures-of-fitness-and-metabolic-health-in-treatment-seeking-youth-with-obesity
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Emily Hill Guseman, Samuel P Cauffman, Jared M Tucker, Lucie Smith, Joey C Eisenmann, William Stratbucker
BACKGROUND: Both cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and measures of muscular fitness are associated with metabolic syndrome in adults. However, limited information exists about these relationships in youth with severe obesity who are at increased risk of metabolic dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between fitness and metabolic health in treatment-seeking youth with obesity. METHODS: Data for this analysis were collected at the time of baseline visits at a stage 3 pediatric weight management center...
November 21, 2016: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868289/determinants-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-anti-mag-neuropathy-a-cross-sectional-multicentre-european-study
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Emilien Delmont, Fu Liong Hiew, Julien Cassereau, Anne-Catherine Aubé-Nathier, Aude-Marie Grapperon, Shahram Attarian, Yusuf A Rajabally
Our objective was to assess determinants of quality of life (QoL) in anti-myelin associated glycoprotein antibody (MAG) neuropathy. The SF-36 questionnaire was assessed in 55 patients, from Marseille, Angers (France) and Birmingham (United Kingdom). Routine clinical evaluations included MRC sum score, INCAT sensory score, Inflammatory Rasch-built Overall Disability Score (I-RODS), ataxia score, Jamar grip dynamometry, timed 10 m-walk, Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) score, and Fatigue Severity Score (FSS)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861523/knee-moment-angle-characteristics-and-semitendinosus-muscle-morphology-in-children-with-spastic-paresis-selected-for-medial-hamstring-lengthening
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Helga Haberfehlner, Richard T Jaspers, Erich Rutz, Jules G Becher, Jaap Harlaar, Johannes A van der Sluijs, Melinda M Witbreuk, Jacqueline Romkes, Marie Freslier, Reinald Brunner, Huub Maas, Annemieke I Buizer
To increase knee range of motion and improve gait in children with spastic paresis (SP), the semitendinosus muscle (ST) amongst other hamstring muscles is frequently lengthened by surgery, but with variable success. Little is known about how the pre-surgical mechanical and morphological characteristics of ST muscle differ between children with SP and typically developing children (TD). The aims of this study were to assess (1) how knee moment-angle characteristics and ST morphology in children with SP selected for medial hamstring lengthening differ from TD children, as well as (2) how knee moment-angle characteristics and ST morphology are related...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854209/aceneuramic-acid-extended-release-administration-maintains-upper-limb-muscle-strength-in-a-48-week-study-of-subjects-with-gne-myopathy-results-from-a-phase-2-randomized-controlled-study
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Zohar Argov, Yoseph Caraco, Heather Lau, Alan Pestronk, Perry B Shieh, Alison Skrinar, Tony Koutsoukos, Ruhi Ahmed, Julia Martinisi, Emil Kakkis
BACKGROUND: GNE Myopathy (GNEM) is a progressive adult-onset myopathy likely caused by deficiency of sialic acid (SA) biosynthesis. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the safety and efficacy of SA (delivered by aceneuramic acid extended-release [Ace-ER]) as treatment for GNEM. METHODS: A Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating Ace-ER 3 g/day or 6 g/day versus placebo was conducted in GNEM subjects (n = 47). After the first 24 weeks, placebo subjects crossed over to 3 g/day or 6 g/day for 24 additional weeks (dose pre-assigned during initial randomization)...
March 3, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843491/3d-strength-surfaces-for-ankle-plantar-and-dorsi-flexion-in-healthy-adults-an-isometric-and-isokinetic-dynamometry-study
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Sara J Hussain, Laura Frey-Law
BACKGROUND: The ankle is an important component of the human kinetic chain, and deficits in ankle strength can negatively impact functional tasks such as balance and gait. While peak torque is influenced by joint angle and movement velocity, ankle strength is typically reported for a single angle or movement speed. To better identify deficits and track recovery of ankle strength after injury or surgical intervention, ankle strength across a range of movement velocities and joint angles in healthy adults is needed...
2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783365/health-related-fitness-improvements-in-morbid-obese-patients-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-a-cohort-study
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Tania Gallart-Aragón, Carolina Fernández-Lao, Eduardo Castro-Martín, Irene Cantarero-Villanueva, Antonio Cózar-Ibáñez, Manuel Arroyo-Morales
OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has demonstrated high long-term effectiveness and major advantages over other techniques. The objective of this study was to analyze changes in physical fitness parameters in morbidly obese patients during 6 months after LSG. METHODOLOGY: We conducted a descriptive observational study with 6-month follow-up in 72 LSG patients, evaluating changes in body mass index (BMI), functional capacity (6-min walking test), hand grip strength (manual dynamometry), flexibility (fingertip-to-floor test), balance (Flamingo test), physical activity level (International Physical Activity Questionnaire, IPAQ), and perception of general physical fitness (International Fitness Scale [IFIS] questionnaire)...
October 25, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761966/efficacy-of-occupational-therapy-task-oriented-approach-in-upper-extremity-post-stroke-rehabilitation
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Khader A Almhdawi, Virgil G Mathiowetz, Matthew White, Robert C delMas
There is a need for more effective rehabilitation methods for individuals post-stroke. Occupational Therapy Task-Oriented (TO) approach has not been evaluated in a randomized clinical trial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional and impairment efficacies of TO approach on the more-affected Upper Extremity (UE) of persons post-stroke. A randomized single-blinded cross-over trial recruited 20 participants post-stroke (mean chronicity = 62 months) who demonstrated at least 10° active more-affected shoulder flexion and abduction and elbow flexion-extension...
December 2016: Occupational Therapy International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741232/effect-of-gender-disease-duration-and-treatment-on-muscle-strength-in-myasthenia-gravis
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Gülsenay Citirak, Sanja Cejvanovic, Henning Andersen, John Vissing
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this observational, cross-sectional study was to quantify the potential presence of muscle weakness among patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG). The influence of gender, treatment intensity and disease duration on muscle strength and disease progression was also assessed. METHODS: Muscle strength was tested in 8 muscle groups by manual muscle testing and by hand-held dynamometry in 107 patients with gMG and 89 healthy age- and gender-matched controls...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708519/handgrip-dynamometry-a-surrogate-marker-of-malnutrition-to-predict-the-prognosis-in-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Nitin Rangrao Gaikwad, Sudhir Jagdishprasad Gupta, Amol Rajendra Samarth, Tushar Hiralal Sankalecha
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine the utility of handgrip dynamometry (HGD) in predicting short term mortality and complications in alcoholic liver disease. METHODS: Patients with alcoholic liver disease were included and nutritional assessment was done using the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA), HGD and other conventional parameters. Mortality rates and complications were compared to nutritional status. RESULTS: 80 patients were included in the study...
October 2016: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695979/aging-and-the-effects-of-a-half-marathon-on-achilles-tendon-force-elongation-relationship
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Thijs Maria Anne Ackermans, Gaspar Epro, Christopher McCrum, Kai Daniel Oberländer, Frank Suhr, Maarten Robert Drost, Kenneth Meijer, Kiros Karamanidis
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether there are different changes in Achilles tendon (AT) mechanical properties in middle-aged, compared to younger runners that might indicate that tendon fatigue, induced by long-distance running, is age-dependent. METHODS: 27 middle-aged (50-67 years) and 22 younger (21-29 years) participants ran a 21 km route at their own pace (mean and SD: old: 3.1 ± 0.3 m s(-1); young: 3.6 ± 0.5 m s(-1)). We tested for changes in the AT force-elongation relationship using dynamometry and ultrasonography during isometric voluntary ankle plantarflexion ramp contractions, conducted 20-28 h pre-run, immediately pre-run, immediately post-run and 20-28 h post-run...
September 30, 2016: European Journal of Applied Physiology
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